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PayPal Drops Mega Due to Use of End-to-end Encryption

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — Late last night (New York time) cloud storage provider Mega announced that PayPal will no longer process customer payments. Mega claims that the pressure for the move came from Visa and Mastercard, who themselves were influenced...
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The Bitcoin Price Has Been Remarkably Stable Lately

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — Although there are many different arguments bitcoin skeptics like to throw at bitcoin, the bulk of them fall into three broader categories: volatility, security, and convenience. These issues are still legitimate concerns for most of the...
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Bitcoin Price Jumps Out of Its Comfort Level

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — After six weeks of cruising +/- in the mid $230 range, the price of bitcoin took a 6% leap early this morning to $250.  However, the digital currency is well within its recent tolerance: the one-month...
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London-based Bitcoin Derivatives Platform Debuts

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — What does it take to launch a bitcoin derivatives platform? In the case of Cryto Facilities, a London-based broker that launched just such a platform yesterday, it takes a former senior trading architecture designer at BNP Paribas/Société...
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#BitcoinConf New York Announces Keynote Speakers

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — Each year, the Inside Bitcoins Conference in New York is not only the industry’s biggest gathering; it is also a national mainstream media event. The biggest players in the global financial news game, as well as...
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Ben Lawsky: Bankers Need to Be Held Accountable for Crimes

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — New York Department of Financial Services Superintendent Ben Lawsky is well-known in the bitcoin community due to his creation of the BitLicense, but in fact he has to deal with much more than just cryptocurrency during his...
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Android App Beats Apple Pay to Secure Bitcoin Mobile Payments

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — Secure bitcoin payments could be in the hands of over 350 million smartphone users with the launch of a new Android app. Rivetz, a security solutions provider, has partnered with BitPay to offer an advanced mobile solution for e-commerce...
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German Exchange and Fidor Bank Partner for Instant Bitcoin Trades

NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — In a move that brings bitcoin to everyday banking, bitcoin exchange Bitcoin.de and German-based Fidor Bank have partnered to bring a “Bitcoin Express” option that allows users to buy and sell bitcoin instantly. Unlike most other...