[Bitcoin] Enabling online commerce with Nigeria

I had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey Weli-Wosu in the last Bitcoin Expo in London. Geoffrey is the London compliance and marketing director for Vogue Pay, Africa’s biggest payment processor. I was interested to know whether their new Bitcoin relationship with the South African exchange Ice Cubed, will provide a new service that Nigerian online …

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Coinscrum meets Coinbase

We were joined by more than 200 guests in the latest Coinscrum at Hoxton Bar. As usual great crowd, great speakers and free drinks. Coinbase Co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong: The Future of Payments : Old vs New Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joins a panel with Paul Rodgers of Vendorcom and Eitan Jankelewitz …

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Harming Bitcoin will be economically impractical

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeffrey Smith, CEX‘s CIO in the CoinsCrum’s after party for the Inside Bitcoin conference recently held in London. A lot has been said recently about Ghash and a possible attack on the Bitcoin network, but as conservative as it may sound, no real solution has been enforced yet. I …

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BitPesa Launch UK

I had the honour of meeting Elizabeth Rossielo, BitPesa‘s CEO, during my recent travels to Kenya, recording Bitcoin In Kenya. BitPesa is practically the first easy way to remittance bitcoin to the developing world. If/when Bitcoin is adopted world-wide, Team BitPesa will be seen as pioneers. I attended their Beta Launch event in London, where …

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Transparent And Accountable Bitcoin Exchanges

I’ve known Gareth Grobler, the founder of the new bitcoin and litecoin exchange ICE Cubed in South Africa, for a while now, but it always seemed as the two of us were keeping too busy to meet up. I had the pleasure of recording an interview with Gareth on another busy London afternoon. Gareth was coming …

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Pay 360 – Virtual Currency and Bitcoin

The Pay 360 conference, held in Central London by GX, attracted 300+ people from across Europe. It gathered industry leaders and subject matter specialists exploring such topics as: AML, Payment Services Directive, The banking crisis, Gift card regulation, Virtual Currency and Bitcoin. I was there to document the two bitcoin sessions. The first was a keynote …

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Over the long run [bitcoin] can be very disruptive to consumer finance

Founder and board chairman of the leading online video hosting and player solution Brightcove. co-founder of the Allaire Corporation (which was acquired by Macromedia in 1999). Jeremy Allaire may be the biggest name in technology and innovation the bitcoin eco-system has welcomed. I met with Jeremy to discuss his new venture, Circle, which raised $9 …

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Bitcoin Tablet In Kenya

In the first two weeks of March I will have the opportunity to join the Bitcoin Tablet In Kenya expedition, which is organised by my dear friend and colleague @richardboase. While it is very easy to say that bitcoin is a force for good, the purpose of this journey is to go and see whether …

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Remittances represent the first source of income in Mexico and will be bitcoin’s biggest impact

Gabriel Miron is the founder of MEXBT, the first professional Mexican bitcoin exchange. I first met Gabriel in Bitcoin Singapore 2013, and I have been following the Mexican bitcoin scene since. MEXBT’s focus is to enable cheaper remittances between Mexico and the United States. They believe that money transfers can be bitcoin’s biggest use in …

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Lavender Scent – Bitcoin Singapore 2013

Bitcoin Singapore 2013 was opened with a day of start-ups pitch sessions that had no less than fifty venture capitalists showing interest. The first Asia Pacific conference second day saw many talented start up founders and developers sharing their interpretation of what Bitcoin’s eco-system needs. Organized by SeedCoin, a virtual incubator that has an arm …

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Liberty Haze – European Bitcoin Convention – Amsterdam

The first European Bitcoin Convention that took place in Amsterdam, September 26-28, was a vibrant explosion of enthusiasm and evangelism. The spirit of progression towards a mass adoption of Bitcoin felt like a welcoming brain-storming marathon with some of the most exciting the eco-system has to offer. The organizers did a fantastic job with the …

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LocalBitcoins Visits London

LocalBitcoins has 300 new users each day, more than 50k users altogether, and more than 500 trades a day. There are currently 4 people working full time (security and escrow). This is Jeremias Kangas full-time project. I met Jeremias when he was in town for the BTCLondon event on July 2. An innovative Bitcoin Eco …

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Bit-talk with BitcoinByte

After first reading about Bitcoin in a magazine in 2012, Michael Parsons soon became so interested in Bitcoin that it became his passion and career. He started  a blog and a twitter account and is now working on a Bitcoin exchange project. A chartered accountant by training and once a banking management consultant for KPMG …

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