Islamic State (IS) militants are now using bitcoin, according to reports from authorities in Indonesia.
Bitcoin exchange and wallet provider BitX has extended its Series A round to include undisclosed funding from Venturra Capital.
BitX is expanding into the world's second-fastest growing economy, Indonesia, bringing a fixed-price bitcoin exchange to its 252 million inhabitants.
Bitspark has rolled out its second bitcoin-powered remittance service in a month, catering this time to Indonesian workers in Hong Kong.
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Bitcoin exchange Quoine, which has to date focused on the Japanese market, has raised $2m with plans for expansion.
Bitcoin early adopter and entrepreneur Leo Treasure has offered a reward after losing nearly $280k to a hacker.
Indonesians can now easily buy bitcoins over the counter at their nearest Indomaret store.
Newly created Indonesian travel agency BitcoinTour accepts bitcoin for flight, train and hotel reservations.
The entire tropical resort island of Bali will become a haven for bitcoin travelers and startups, say project organizers.