USD Trading Begins Tomorrow at

It’s a legal and regulatory achievement that many experts said would simply never happen. For years, it has been possible to purchase Bitcoins directly with USD. Now finally, beginning tomorrow, that option will extend to altcoins as Cryptsy, the World’s largest altcoin exchange, turns on the U.S. dollar markets, starting July 1st. Cryptsy founder Paul

Overstock CEO: Core Bitcoin Code Sloppy

Washington, DC – On Saturday, Overstock’s CEO Patrick Byrne delivered a riveting keynote speech to the participants of this year’s Bitcoin in the Beltway conference. In his much anticipated appearance, he announced that Overstock would be donating 3% of the company’s Bitcoin sales to organizations working to promote cryptocurrency throughout the world. He also admitted

Global Payment Titan Digital River to Accept Bitcoin

The Minnesota-based electronic payment processor Digital River has announced it will be accepting Bitcoin. Bitcoin will now be available along with other payment options, such as credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, and bank transfers. Souheil Badran, Vice President and General Manager of the company said it would seek ways to pass on the savings

MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles Crawls Out of Hole

In his first tweets since the MtGox meltdown, the Twitter account of MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles returned to life today. Until now, the last activity on the account had been on Dec 29th, months before his Bitcoin exchange scandalously crashed and burned. The first tweet came around 7 hours ago with the statement, “What would

CEO Suggests Ebay Could Soon Accept Bitcoin

John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, hinted in an interview today on CNBC that Ebay may very soon start accepting Bitcoin and integrating the digital currency into its payment processing platform PayPal. In the interview, he also said he owns Bitcoin personally and is working to better understand the currency that’s taking the world by storm.

Those Dogecoin Days of Summer

The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius. They considered Sirius to be the “Dog Star” because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Well today, as summer approaches, the brightest star in the crypto galaxy has got to

Cryptsy Rules Many of Crypto’s Richest Wallets

A hobby that started out as a modest mining operation is slowly transforming into a major cryptocurrency dynasty. Cryptsy founder Paul Vernon, aka BigVern, started his journey into digital currency just a few short years ago as a mining pool operator. After seeing a need by miners to exchange their mined coins, he built a

Bitcoin to Surpass Ebay’s Paypal in Volume

Popular digital currency bitcoin is expected to overtake e-commerce giant eBay’s payment processor PayPal in terms of US dollar transactions in the near future. California-based hedge fund Laureate Trust says that bitcoin is fast establishing itself as the currency to use globally and instantly to make purchases or payments over the internet recording nearly $300m

Life on Bitcoin Producer Stockpiles Maxcoin Ahead of Announcement

Bitcoin investor Karl Gray, founder of Startjoin and Life on Bitcoin producer, is teaming up with Max Keiser to create a Maxcoin price stabilization fund. He will also be integrating Maxcoin (MAX) into the Startjoin project. Three weeks ago, Gray was a guest on the Keiser Report where in the second half of the show

Ripple Founder Decides to Uncork Holdings

In a statement that has brought the company to its knees, Ripple founder Jed McCaleb announced yesterday that he’ll be unloading all of his pre-mined XRP holdings, which could be close to 9 billion, starting in just two weeks. I plan to start selling all of my remaining XRP beginning in two weeks. Because I