Issue #30

US Marshals To Auction More Bitcoin

Following an earlier auction of bitcoin seized during the shut down of Silk Road 2.0, the Marshals intend to sell a further 50,000 bitcoins. (forbes.com)

Blockstream Scores High Profile Investors

Investors associated with LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google, and Sun Microsoft have allowed Blockstream to raise $21 million in funding. (wsj.com)

Mobile Payments Expected To Surge

A new study by Forrester indicates that Americans will nearly triple the amount of money they spend through mobile options in the next few years. (nytimes.com)

New Bitcoin Storage Device To Launch

CryptoLabs plans to sell a device intended to replace physical wallets that the company says maintains security while improving ease of use. (techcrunch.com)

Coinbase Builds ChangeTip Rival

The company has launched a tipping feature that its clients can put on their websites to receive small amounts of money. (wsj.com)

Research Links Bitcoin News To Price

A newly published paper analyzes the determinants of Bitcoin’s value and concludes that news events are mainly responsible for price fluctuations. (coindesk.com)