Starbucks Chairman Is Hot on Blockchain, Cold on Bitcoin.
Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said the coffee chain plans to incorporate blockchain technology and digital currencies into its long-term payment technology strategy, and hopes to "expand digital customer relationships."
E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Is Launching Its Own Crypto
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is launching a cryptocurrency.
8,000 Convenience Stores in Argentina Now Sell Bitcoin
BitPagos has launched Ripio, a new bitcoin brokerage service that allows consumers in Argentina to buy small amounts of bitcoin at more than 8,000 convenience stores.
European Bank to Study Benefits of Integrating Bitcoin Techn
Estonia-based bank LHV has announced a new project that will explore the legal framework and potential uses of bitcoin's block chain technology in banking so it might develop bank services for bitcoin and other digital currencies.
New $100 Million Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund to Use XRP
TechCrunch and CrunchFund founder Michael Arrington has announced he is going all in on cryptocurrency investments with a new hedge fund called Arrington XRP Capital. As the name suggests, the fund will be managed in Ripple’s XRP but it wi
The bitcoin futures race is on.
The CBOE, CME and Nadsaq are all preparing bitcoin futures trading.