Cryptocurrency Processor Vogogo Closes $12.5 Million

CRYPTOCURRENCY PROCESSOR VOGOGO CLOSES $12.5 MILLION   Vogogo is a payment processor which is not strictly focused on cryptocurrency, but more on its clients. Its other offerings include know-your-customer and anti-money-laundering services for firms transacting in Bitcoin and in general. The company could represent a real disruption for the industry if it starts to gain…

Dutch Supermarket Joins Arnhem’s Growing Bitcoin Economy

Dutch Supermarket Joins Arnhem’s Growing Bitcoin Economy   Adding to the impressive roster of 40 merchants in the Dutch city of Arnhem that already accept bitcoin, a city centre supermarket has now also made the decision to accept payments in the digital currency. With the move, the Spar Arnhem Centraal has become the first franchised supermarket in the Netherlands to accept bitcoin. The…

New Decentralized Trust Finance

NEW DECENTRALIZED TRUST FINANCE   We are living in times of deep economic uncertainty. Eroded trust in official institutionsand a sense that centralization of decision-making is less capable of satisfying the wider needs of Society is strong. It shouldn’t be a surprise that a wish to try to test alternatives would grow over time. I think that…

Bitcoin is the True Paypal

BITCOIN IS THE TRUE PAYPAL   Ken Miller is the COO of Gem, a simple and secure Bitcoin platform for developers, and he is one of the original employees at PayPal. In a thoughtful article on TechCrunch, he outlines some possible features and consequences of the forthcoming integration of Bitcoin payment with Paypal (whose announcement…