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Hong Kong Exchange ANX Launches Bitcoin Debit Card

| Jon Southurst

The Asia-based exchange is launching reloadable bitcoin debit cards that can be used at stores and ATMs worldwide.

Hiroshi Mikitani

Japanese Retail Giant Rakuten Hints at Bitcoin Acceptance

| Jon Southurst

The CEO of e-commerce empire Rakuten has praised bitcoin and suggested the company could eventually accept the cryptocurrency.

Japan Bitcoin Exchange Aims to Fill Mt. Gox Market Void

| Jon Southurst

New exchange joint venture BitOcean Japan will launch in August, with the aim of buying Mt. Gox's remaining assets.


Under the Microscope: The True Costs of Banking

| Hass McCook

Hass McCook compares the relative sustainability of the bitcoin network with the legacy banking system.


Netagio Launches Exchange for Gold, Sterling and Bitcoin Traders

| Joon Ian Wong

A new UK exchange lets users trade gold, pounds sterling and bitcoin with British banking facilities.

Pantera Launches BitIndex to Track Bitcoin

| Daniel Cawrey

The index was created by the investment firm to forecast "what may happen to bitcoin in the medium term".

Philippines rice worker

Philippines Startups Aim to Fulfil Bitcoin’s Remittance Promise

| Jon Southurst

Workers sending money home face high fees from 'legacy' payments services. Now some Philippines startups want to change that.


Xapo Sets $40 Million Fundraising Record for Bitcoin Industry

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

Xapo has raised $20m in its latest round, leapfrogging BitPay to become the best-funded bitcoin startup to date.

Bitcoin and the law

How One Law Firm is Helping Bitcoin Startups Find Success

| Daniel Cawrey

CoinDesk speaks to Perkins Coie about its role in helping over 40 fledgling cryptocurrency businesses get up and running.

Bitcoin Exchange itBit Relocating Headquarters to New York

| Jon Southurst

The Singapore-based bitcoin exchange says the move is to capitalise on the US trading market.