First bitcoin security rises on market debut in Stockholm STOCKHOLM, May 18- The world's first regulated security tracking the value of bitcoin started trading on Monday in Stockholm, rising slightly in comparatively high volumes. Bitcoin's value has been highly volatile, having peaked at over $1,200 in late 2013 before crashing in the wake of a $500 million hacking attack on the Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt.
UPDATE 1-New York banking regulator grants first charter to bitcoin company NEW YORK, May 7- ItBit Trust Company, LLC, a bitcoin exchange, has been granted a charter under New York State's banking law, becoming the first virtual currency company to receive a charter in the state, according to New York's Department of Financial Services. New York's Department of Financial Services is expected to issue regulations for bitcoin and other...
| By: Karen Freifeld
INTERVIEW-Deals in dark helped bitcoin take off, says chief scientist LONDON, April 22- Without dealings in the "grey areas" of the global economy, bitcoin might not have grown to be worth the $3 billion it is today, according to Gavin Andresen, the closest thing the digital currency has to a CEO. Andresen, a self-confessed "all-around geek", is chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit group he helped set up three years ago to...
| By: Jemima Kelly