Australians can now buy beer in bitcoin at Sydney pub

The Old Fitzroy tests its first ever bitcoin transaction One of Sydney’s more ancient and traditional pubs is the unlikely…

UNOCS altcoin partnership dismantled following Feathercoin pullout

UNOCS, the partnership designed to take several altcoins mainstream, has been dismantled after Feathercoin announced its departure from the scheme.…

Bitcoin wallet Armory raises $600k in seed funding

Secure bitcoin wallet Armory has raised $600,000 in funding from a number of prominent investors. The seed round investment was…

KnCMiner offers free speed increase with first bitcoin miner shipments

KnCMiner is offering a bonus speed increase to customers awaiting delivery of its Jupiter bitcoin mining rig. The company said…

Jon Matonis joins the CoinDesk team

Jon Matonis, executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, has become a contributing editor at CoinDesk. Matonis has several years of…

Robocoin bitcoin ATMs to be installed in Canada

Bitcoin ATMs are coming to Canada. A Vancouver-based operator plans to install five of them across the country by early…

Kraken opens for trading with euros, bitcoins and litecoins

Kraken is a new exchange for cryptocurrencies. After its long beta test phase, it has just been officially opened for trading.…

Bitcoin benefits from California state amending Money Transmission Act

The State of California has passed legislation that should make it easier for bitcoin startups to do business in the…

Rogue transaction cripples casual bitcoin software users

Multiple versions of the bitcoin client began failing this week, after a rogue transaction stopped users from restarting the software.…

Belgium’s finance minister has no objection to bitcoin

Belgium’s finance minister has no problem with bitcoin, he said last week, although he pointed out that there are few…