Tanaya Macheel

Tanaya is a writer and sub-editor based in New York with interest in FinTech and emerging markets. Previously she has lived and worked in San Francisco, London and Paris. She’s also a trained figure skater and teaches on the side.

Africa, bitcoin

Why Bitcoin Regulation Lags Where it’s Needed Most

| Tanaya Macheel

Africa has significant market potential for bitcoin companies, but its challenging regulatory environment is deterring development.

pesos

Bitcoin Startups Bring Rebittance Service to Argentina and Mexico

| Tanaya Macheel

Volabit and SatoshiTango have opened a bitcoin-powered international money bridge to transfer fiat between Mexico and Argentina.

Argentina, pesos

Traditional Remittance Provider Adds Bitcoin Services in Latin America

| Tanaya Macheel

Bitex.la has joined with More Money Transfers to offer customers fiat-to-bitcoin deposit services across Latin America.

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Purse Launches Charitable Giving via Amazon Smile

| Tanaya Macheel

A new initiative from bitcoin shopping service Purse, in partnership with Chain and the BitGive Foundation, allows consumers to receive discounts…

Council on Foreign Relations

Policy Experts Talk Transparency in Bitcoin at Foreign Affairs Event

| Tanaya Macheel

Foreign Affairs hosted an event to discuss the issues around trust where cryptocurrency is involved in global banking, payments and identity.

police

MyCoin Customers Report $8.1 Million in Losses to Hong Kong Police

| Tanaya Macheel

Hong Kong lawmakers are urging the government to impose a ban on bitcoin after more than 25 victims in a MyCoin fraud case approached police.

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SWIFT Event to Discuss Bitcoin’s Impact on Banking

| Tanaya Macheel

The SWIFT Business Forum comes to New York next month with a panel of payments and cryptocurrency professionals.

election

Meet the 13 Candidates Running in Next Week’s Bitcoin Foundation Election

| Tanaya Macheel

CoinDesk looks at the nominees for this year's Bitcoin Foundation elections, set to begin next week.

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New Jersey State Legislature to Hold Bitcoin Hearing

| Tanaya Macheel

The legislative branch of the US government in New Jersey is holding a public hearing on bitcoin and digital currency today.

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Boost VC Enlists 24 Bitcoin Startups for Tribe 5

| Tanaya Macheel

Boost VC’s launched Tribe 5 Monday with 24 bitcoin companies, bringing its total portfolio to 50 companies.