Joon Ian Wong

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BitGreet Lets You Gift Bitcoin with Christmas Cards

| Joon Ian Wong

A service called BitGreet is letting users spread more than just seasonal cheer – it lets users attach bitcoin to its Christmas e-cards.

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Bitcoin Price Rockets To One-Year High on Record Volumes

| Joon Ian Wong

The price of bitcoin has hit its highest level in the last year, trading at $436 and climbing at press time.

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‘Satoshi’ Denies Being Wright Amid Doubts Over PGP Data

| Joon Ian Wong

Someone claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto has denied being Australian Craig Wright in a post to the bitcoin-dev mailing list.

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Bitcoin World Sceptical About Claims Craig Wright is Satoshi

| Joon Ian Wong

The bitcoin world appeared unconvinced that Wright is indeed the man behind the world's most popular cryptocurrency.

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Brock Pierce: Bitcoin Foundation ‘Close To Running Out of Money’

| Joon Ian Wong

Meeting minutes, published yesterday, show board chairman Brock Pierce declaring that the Bitcoin Foundation is "close to running out of money".

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Hands On With Visa Europe’s Bitcoin Remittance App

| Joon Ian Wong

Visa Europe Collab walked us through the bitcoin remittances proof-of-concept prototype they built with the startup Epiphyte.

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Blythe Masters Turned Down Barclays to Stay at Blockchain Startup

| Joon Ian Wong

Blythe Masters turned down an offer to run Barclays' investment bank to stay with her blockchain technology startup Digital Asset Holdings.

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Bitcoin’s Winning Shoppers in Taiwan With This Retail Giant’s Help

| Joon Ian Wong

Convenience store chain FamilyMart will accept bitcoin at nearly 3,000 locations in Taiwan after striking a deal with local wallet provider BitoEX.

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Bitcoin Exchange Trading Volumes Hit All-Time High

| Joon Ian Wong

The busiest day for bitcoin exchanges ever was recorded on 26th November, according to data provider Bitcoinity.

Lloyd’s Sees Blockchain’s Potential For Insurance Markets

| Joon Ian Wong

Lloyd's held a seminar in London last week to highlight blockchain technology to insurance market participants as part of their modernisation plan.