UK-Based Firm Becomes First Bitcoin Company to Receive KPMG Accreditation

Elliptic, a UK-based digital currency services company, announces it had received ISAE 3402 accreditation from “Big Four” Dutch firm, KPMG. The accreditation from KPMG followed a review and audit of Elliptic‘s financial controls, regulatory compliance, internal access controls and other areas including code deployment, disaster recovery, segregation of duties and storage techniques. It represents an […]

Police Suspect Mt. Gox Inside Job

After nearly a year of investigations, Japanese police are saying that the missing Mt. Gox Bitcoin vanished due to someone with inside knowledge of the system. When Mt. Gox, then the largest bitcoin exchange, went dark in February 2014, the price of Bitcoin dropped a staggering 23%, and soon reports began to trickle in that […]

Tim Draper, Nas Back Bitcoin API Maker BlockCypher in $3 Million Round

BlockCypher has raised more than $3m in a seed-funding round that will allow it to expand its operations in Europe and Asia. Tim Draper and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang’s AME Cloud Ventures are among the many that invested in the round. Other participants included Boost VC, 500 Startups, Crypto Currency Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), hip-hop […]

Blockchain Factory’s Mining Slicer Lets You Customize How Your Mining Power is Distributed

Mining is going through some changes, that much is clear.  The increasing difficulty, along with the low price of Bitcoin, is causing all sorts of interesting news events. The next step might not simply be more hashing power, but using that power more effectively. Tools, rather than brute strength, may be where we see the […]

Review: Ledger Wallet Nano Provides Premium Security on a Budget

Name: Ledger Wallet Nano What it is: A USB bitcoin wallet with smartcard security in a very compact package. Who’s behind it: Three French startups: BTChip, Chronocoin and La Maison du Bitcoin. Cost: €29.90. Date launched: December 2014. Summary: The Ledger Wallet Nano is a relatively affordable bitcoin hardware wallet with a few clever tricks […]