In a written response to a request for information filed by two Polish Members of Parliament (MPs), Jan Warzecha and Bogdan Rzońca, Poland’s Ministry of Finance said regulating bitcoin should form “part of initiatives at the EU level, due to the transborder character of cryptocurrency transactions”.
Uk’s economic and finance ministry secretary Harriet Baldwin MP has spoken about the benefits of digital currencies and blockchain technology during her speech in London.
Baldwin said the government is working to create the right regime for digital currency businesses and to attract both overseas investors and companies to the UK.
LedgerX announced the appointment of Mark Wetjen to the Board of Directors of Ledger Holdings Inc., the parent company of LedgerX LLC.
“I am excited to participate in the evolution of the bitcoin asset class with a firm that is building institutional-grade trading and clearing capabilities under a regulatory framework.
Tech Bureau announced project Mijin, a platform to let anyone set up a blockchain on a peer-to-peer network easily, attempting to reduce infrastructure costs, while improving security and performance.
Mijin will be developed with assistance from the developers at the NEM blockchain project.
Ernit launched a Kickstarter campaign for a digital piggy bank and app that enable children to save in bitcoin.
The Ernit app is connected to an interactive physical piggy bank that uses light to show children how close they are to reaching their saving goals.
Coinsetter announced a complete overhaul of its pricing structure by offering universal Maker-Taker pricing with a 10 basis point Maker rebate.
The company now offers every single trader a full 0.1% rebate for providing liquidity to its market. Rather than paying a fee to trade,
Satoshi Citadel Industries announced partnership with instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange Shapeshift.io to allow Rebit.ph users to remit money, pay bills, buy prepaid credits, and cash out to Philippine Pesos using any of the various altcoins on the Shapeshift platform.
Three upstate New York politicians, Bethlehem Town Clerk candidate Melanie Dumers and Stillwater Town Council candidate Patrick Nelson join Troy, NY mayoral candidate Jim Gordon in accepting Bitcoin campaign donations.
All three candidates are critical of the controversial New York State BitLicense. Two are new but enthusiastic Bitcoin supporters and all are ready to integrate Bitcoin acceptance or block chain technology into their local governments.
Roger Ver announced the launch of Bitcoin.com, an innovative collaborative platform for both novice and veteran members of the Bitcoin community. To increase digital currency awareness, Bitcoin.com will be a platform for the community, by the community by sending in articles or by starting posts on the forum.
Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus is hosting roundtable discussions on cryptocurrency.
The Cryptocurrency Club at Fordham University (CCFU) will explore potential uses of cryptocurrencies across various fields including finance, accounting, economics, philosophy, and computer science.
“The blockchain is essentially a permanent ledger where computers verify transactions multiple times to prove they’re real.