The Coinbase Card Expands to Six More European Countries

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has expanded its Visa debit card access to six European countries. Coinbase Card is now available to clients in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Ireland, according to a June 11, 2019, announcement. Coinbase users within these countries can now spend their crypto assets online and in physical stores where…

Coinsource and Expanding the Bitcoin ATM Network

ATMs certainly seem simple: Insert card, grab cash. And Bitcoin ATMs should follow the same logic. But like plenty of tech that makes life easier, ATMs are a surprisingly complex web of devices bunched up in one box. Dig deeper, and you’ll find a CPU, chip card reader, PIN pad, secure cryptoprocessor, display, function key…

P2P Bitcoin Exchanges Still Hodl Hodling On

In this episode, Dave and Grahm cover the recent news and developments happening around peer-to-peer (p2p) bitcoin exchanges. They talk with Hodl Hodl’s Max Keidun about LocalBitcoins, regulatory uncertainty, predictions and different kinds of p2p exchanges. Resources News: Paxful and AirTm Partner to Increase Bitcoin Adoption in Latin America LocalBitcoins Stops Cash Trades, Personal Offers…

Statechains: Sending Keys, Not Coins, to Scale Bitcoin Off-Chain

Block space is limited: The Bitcoin blockchain can only process some 10 transactions per second, at most. To resolve this, Bitcoin’s technical community is developing second-layer protocols that process transactions “off-chain,” such as the Lightning Network and sidechains. Using clever cryptographic tricks, these transactions are batched to periodically settle on the Bitcoin blockchain as a…

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Agree to Take the Fall for Hacks

Several South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges have updated their terms of service in line with regulatory demands, The Korea Herald reports. The country’s financial watchdog, the Financial Trade Commission (FTC), has announced that five exchanges updated their terms of service following its corrective recommendation made last year. Notable on the list of exchanges making updates to…