Weekly publications digest – May 2, 2014

By on May 2, 2014 in Publications |

Here are my latest publications from around the web.

  • Bitcoin Foundation to run second round of elections
    The Bitcoin Foundation’s election to find two directors for its industry seats has closed, but failed to find any outright winning candidates, under the terms of the foundation’s bylaws. 473 words
  • Bloomberg adds Bitcoin price tracking
    Bloomberg has announced that it will now provide Bitcoin price tracking on its financial data terminals. The data will be available via its professional services which has over 320,000 subscribers. 648 words
  • MIT to give undergrads $100 in Bitcoin
    It was announced today that two students from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) have raised half a million US dollars to be converted to bitcoins and distributed among undergraduate students in the next autumn term. 425 words
  • Paym brings mobile payments to UK
    The banking industry of the UK today announced a new payment system called Paym. This system will enable UK residents to send and receive bank transfers by just using a mobile phone number, rather than the somewhat more involved process of entering an account number and sort code. 480 words
  • Bitnodes.io indicates 60 day decline in Bitcoin nodes
    Data gathered by Bitnodes.io shows that the number of Bitcoin nodes is declining. Bitnodes is a data-driven website funded by the Bitcoin Foundation, and services to display a map of Bitcoin network nodes across the world. 554 words
  • Bitcoin Retail Point of Sale systems
    One issue holding bitcoin back from wider-spread adoption is the lack of businesses that accept the digital currency as payment. This is a chicken-and-egg problem. If more businesses had the ability to accept bitcoin, it might encourage consumers to start obtaining and spending it, and vice versa. 1121 words
  • Seedcoin incubator announces second round of startup funding
    The Bitcoin based venture capitol seeding fund, “Seedcoin”, has announced its latest round of funding. The startups included in this round include several financial services plus a few surprise entrants. 691 words