Virtual currencies have to be regulated, says security expert

There's no shortage of people who have opinions on the virtual currency called Bitcoin. This week alone you could find a headline on Mashable that read, "Retailers Who Take Bitcoin Love It," while

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Vogogo raises $8.5M to help ‘cryptobusinesses’ accept Canadian dollars

For businesses that deal with Bitcoin, it can be hard enough to master cryptocurrency transactions – but it’s a whole new game when they start accepting Canadian dollars and begin working with banks.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 6th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin needs to get consumers on its side, enthusiasts say

This week, Amazon.com Inc. announced it won’t be considering accepting Bitcoin. The reason? It’s not in demand among its customers, according to an Amazon spokesperson. “Obviously it gets a lot of press and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 15th, 2014 Candice So

Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Selling the MintChip project could be a win for cryptocurrency

Updated Apr. 8 at 4:06pm ET by Candice So to include comments from Ingenico S.A. The Royal Canadian Mint is stopping work on building a digital currency, and putting its current efforts up

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

Litecoin is silver to Bitcoin’s gold: Charlie Lee

Charlie Lee is a firm believer of the power of cryptocurrency. One day, he envisions people paying for everyday goods and services using a mix of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies – like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

3 great accounts for #FollowFriday – Bitcoin and Cdling

It's time for our weekly recommendation of people worth following on Twitter, where we bring you the people we've been interviewing, reading, or creeping for the past week. https://twitter.com/BDecentral/status/446712677667442688 We partnered with Bitcoin

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

#FollowFriday – Bitcoin, the World Wide Web, and the future of work

For today’s edition of our #FollowFriday post, we’ve rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on startups, digital marketing techniques, or advocate for a free Internet,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2014 Candice So

New Toronto accelerator seeks ‘Bitcoin 2.0′

The Toronto-based Bitcoin Decentral building that's become the hub for everything related to cryptocurrency in Canada announced today a new accelerator program dedicated to startups working in the financial technology sector, with a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Two more Bitcoin exchanges get hacked, losing users’ virtual currency

Two more Bitcoin exchanges have gone down in this week, thanks to hackers who broke into their vaults and made off with digital cash. In a statement posted on its website, Flexcoin announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

#BitcoinITB Twitter chat recap – Should your business consider bitcoin payments?

Update by Candice So, March 20, 2014: We had a great time with today's Twitter chat, with lots of great questions raised and excellent insight coming from our participants. Check below for a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Pony malware targeting passwords and Bitcoins uncovered

Correction: The original version of this story said there were attacks on 73,000 different websites. The correct number is 93,000. We regret the error. Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin fever: How Bitcoin lost battles but is winning the war

By Shawna-Kay Scarlett Bitcoins and virtual currencies alike have had their fair share of shine in the press, receiving raves for being the wave of future currency. On the converse, bitcoins and virtual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Fueled