Issue #35

Banks Are Still A Stumbling Block

Many Bitcoin companies are still finding it difficult to obtain a bank account because of banks’ wariness of dealing with digital currencies. (cnbc.com)

Bitcoin Could Gain On Weak Oil Prices

Currencies in oil producing nations could weaken further in 2015, which could cause Bitcoin to be seen as an attractive alternative. (digitaljournal.com)

Bitcoin Bowl To Be Contested On Friday

The ESPN Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl will promote the digital currency in a different way than has been typically done. (tampabay.com)

Shrem Receives Two Year Sentence

Charlie Shrem, the former CEO of BitInstant, received a two year sentence for violating anti-money laundering laws. (bbc.com)

New Applications: Crowdsales

Bitcoin technology could change the way crowdfunding currently works by creating a digital token for those who pledge funds to a project. (techchrunch.com)

Barry Silbert’s Five Phases Of Bitcoin Adoption

Silbert, a Bitcoin venture capitalist, thinks that 2015 will be the year in which Wall Street begins to move money into Bitcoin. (forbes.com)