US CFTC Advisor Chou Calls Blockchain Without Bitcoin Efforts Misguided

Paul Chou, CEO of LedgerX and the bitcoin advisor to the U.S. Commodities and Future Trading Commission (CFTC), says companies trying to use the blockchain without bitcoin are seriously misguided, and so far the concept is unproven, according to New York Business Journal. Chou says bitcoin and blockchain are inextricably linked and must remain as […]

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‘Moralists’, the Latest Extortionists to Begin Using Bitcoin

Visitors and patrons of Switzerland’s largest strip club have received blackmail letters from self-anointed ‘moralists’, demanding $2,000 in bitcoin (approx 4.72 BTC)  or face ‘exposure’ with pictures of them visiting the strip club sent to their families. Bitcoin ransoms aren’t going away anytime soon. Patrons of a Swiss strip club near Zurich have been sent […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Gemini Announces New Fees And Rebate Schedule

Gemini has adjusted its flat fee schedule to a dynamic, real-time, “maker-taker” schedule after collecting enough data to know how to encourage a stable, efficient and active marketplace, according to a blog on the Gemini website by Cameron Winklevoss, president and co-founder. To launch the program, every customer will get the most favorable fee and […]

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