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Police Freeze Japanese Bitcoin Exchange’s Bank Account

Japanese Bitcoin exchange CoinCheck has temporarily suspended a large proportion of customer withdrawals due to the Metropolitan Police Department freezing their main bank account. The exchange currently utilises the services of three banks in Japan, but cited in a company announcement that their main bank ‘Rakuten bank’ held the lions share of customer funds. It
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DEA Agents in Silk Road Case Face Fraud Charges

Two former federal agents are expected to be arrested on Monday on charges of stealing money while working undercover on an investigation into Silk Road, the once-thriving black market website for drug dealing, a document shows. The former agents are Carl Mark Force IV, who worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, who
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LazyCoins Goes “FAST” With New UK Banking Partnership

Scroll to bottom for Q&A With LazyCoins CEO London-based Bitcoin exchange LazyCoins has announced a new partnership with a major financial banking service to provide customers with lightening fast transactions, a step ahead of their ‘Lazy’ name. The new partnership see’s the implementation of a local deposit and withdrawal option for customers based in the
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Polish Bank ‘Bank BPH’ Suspends BitMarket’s Business Account

A promising Polish Bitcoin exchange sees bank account suspension Until recently, the Polish banking system went against the trend by offering support to digital currency businesses, and the future looked bright for many start-ups in this sector. Other major European banks, too, were similarly supportive in providing bank accounts to bridge the fiat-related operations. Unfortunately,
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Seller says he’ll only accept Bitcoins for his $3M (15K BTC) luxury villa

- Luxury villa for sale for 15,000 Bitcoins – ‘There are hundreds of Bitcoin millionaires out there, and it’s burning a hole in their pocket’ Fancy views of the beautiful Mediterranean coastline with the prime minister as your next door neighbour? Then maybe it’s time to move to Caesarea for a slice of your very
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CEX.io Launches US Dollar Deposits and Trading Pairs

CEX.io has announced the public beta of its US dollar fiat currency integration. The new service will enable customers to deposit the US dollar currency through bank transfers or credit cards, the company hinted at the possibility of also including other currencies such as the Euro and GBP. The integration is the latest announcement of
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Norwegian bitcoin exchange launches with a pledge to donate 5% of profits to charity

The newly launched Bitcoin and Litecoin exchange platform bitcoinsnorway.com has pledged to donate 5% of their profits to charitable organisations fighting poverty. The platform enables the secure purchase, sell and hold of both Bitcoin and Litecoin and offers lighting fast transaction times with low fees worldwide. Bitcoins Norway values customer service and dons the company
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