Bitfinex pays $75,000 to settle with CFTC for offering illegal bitcoin transactions and failing to register

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has ordered Bitfinex to pay $75,000 for offering illegal off-exchange financed retail commodity transactions, and failing to register as a futures commission merchant.

Formed under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, with their official headquarters in Hong Kong, Bitfinex operates one of Bitcoin’s most popular platforms for exchanging and trading bitcoins, litecoins, and ether.

Security and Human Behavior (SHB 2016)

Earlier this week, I was at the ninth Workshop on Security and Human Behavior, hosted at Harvard University. SHB is a small invitational gathering of people studying various aspects of the human side of security. The fifty or so people in the room include psychologists, economists, computer security researchers, sociologists, political scientists, philosophers, political scientists, neuroscientists, lawyers, anthropologists, business school…

Security and Human Behavior (SHB 2016)

Earlier this week, I was at the ninth Workshop on Security and Human Behavior, hosted at Harvard University. SHB is a small invitational gathering of people studying various aspects of the human side of security. The fifty or so people in the room include psychologists, economists, computer security researchers, sociologists, political scientists, philosophers, political scientists, neuroscientists, lawyers, anthropologists, business school…

Blueshyft and Bitcoin Australia partner to sell bitcoin over the counter at 1,200 newsagency shops

Access to bitcoin in Australia became far easier today, as a Melbourne-based startup, Bitcoin Australia, teamed up with one of the largest retail networks in Australia, Blueshyft.
Anyone with some cash, a phone number, and an email address, can now pur…

Bitcoin Price Passes $570 for First Time Since August 2014

The price of bitcoin is up more than 6% today, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin USD Price Index (BPI), reaching a level not seen in nearly two years.

OXBTC: A Cryptocurrency Investment Service Platform

OXBTC

OXBTC is a cryptocurrency “investment service platform” that offers many different options for profiting from the growing digital currency market. Just recently, the company added Ether cloud mining to its list of services. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. As an all around “investment platform,” […]

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