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Capital One Wants to Authenticate Users on a Blockchain

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Blockchain adoption continues to rise in the banking sector, with the news that Capital One has applied for a patent to potentially develop a blockchain system that authenticates new users in a secure manner. Capital One is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards and bank loans, making security a primary concern. According to documents published this week, the company has applied for...

‘Bitcoin is Stupid’ Author Gets a Lesson in the Value of Being Your Own Bank

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As anyone who has ever attempted to explain bitcoin to their parents can understand, one of the most challenging parts of convincing them of the utility of this technology is making the case that a person should be his or her own bank. Occasionally, though, an object lesson bites you in the, err, mustache. The lesson in question comes courtesy of personal finance author Peter Adeney. Writing on...

Bitcoin News in Review: Gold Companies, Mt. Gox, Bitcoin Foundation, and More

Bitcoin News in Review: Gold Companies, Mt. Gox, Bitcoin Foundation, and More

Welcome back to another Bitcoin News in Review, where we feature some of our biggest stories of the week on CCN. This week, we discovered that several gold companies have shown an interest in Bitcoin, that the Mt. Gox saga still isn't over, that Andreas Antonopoulos has left the Bitcoin Foundation, and more. Check out this week's Bitcoin News in Review after the break. [divider]CCN[/divider] Gold...

Capital One Hiring Bitcoin-Passionate Employee

Traditionally, Capital One has not been too friendly to Bitcoin. Some have claimed to have their accounts shutdown due to Bitcoin transactions. Capital One has even shut down BitFloor’s, a Bitcoin exchange, $2.8 million USD account by mailing them a check with the message, “It is Capital One’s policy not to do business with merchants who accept Bitcoin.” So when Capitol One starts looking for an...