Last year, governments introduced policies to restrict development and Bitcoin virtual currency "bubble" burst, the Bitcoin has brought to its knees. However, due to the convenience and technology development transactions Bitcoin, many financial institutions believe that the future of virtual currency will become the main tool of financial market trading and
settlement. Even if Bitcoin long silence, but in 2015 the field of virtual currency has achieved great development. In the foreign exchange industry, there are many brokers and exchanges to support Bitcoin transactions.
Bitcoin large companies frequently eligible for financing
Block Chain (Blockchain) the company’s start-up brand Chain recently raised $ 30 million fund, investors are all heavyweight financial players, such as Visa, Nasdaq, Citi Ventures, as well as French communications giant Orange and so on. After this round of financing, Chain overall investment to $ 43.7 million.
In addition, Nasdaq added investor list is not surprising, says its earlier will Chain cooperation and explore how blockchain technology success in the private market in an initial public offering (IPO) before the stock transfer. Visa is in August and disclosed the interest blockchain technology.
Paris, France, a bitcoin payment services has also financing startups Paymium one million euros (about 1.12 million US dollars), also pocketed the crowd eye. This round of financing from a venture capital fund Newfund, Kima Ventures, as well as payment of consulting services company Galitt, also includes a plurality of angel investors.
Paymium provide similar services Coinbase, mainly to provide transaction services to buyers and sellers of bitcoin, while increasing market acceptance of this payment method.
These investments against Bitcoin is the latest sign that the financial giants of the attitude of the Bitcoin turn. They think that allows users to instantly bitcoin a "block chain" technology and recording transactions have replace the cumbersome and costly, potential less secure transaction procedures. At present, banks and internal third-party companies, whether it is the sale of various assets and other foreign currency or stock transaction verification and handling procedures are there are a lot of red tape.
Foreign exchange and bitcoin services
Retail Forex Brokers Experian exchange (FXPrimus) announced early in September to provide users Bitcoin injection service, BitPay become bitcoin payment processing company. For FXPrimus, the bitcoin exchange account by injection, not only reduce the exchange rate costs, but also to attract more customers.
Global Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase the end of August to announce the expansion of the business to the Canadian market, support BTC / CAD trading. In addition, the Exchange also provides BTC / USD, BTC / EUR, BTC / GBP trading and other products.
Saxo Bank (Saxo Bank) payment solutions Saxo Payment’s co-founder and CEO Anders la Cour has also publicly expressed a positive attitude held by some Bitcoin, saying Bitcoin is conducive to the diversification of international payments, It affirmed its value as a payment system.
This year in May, the United States announced on Bitcoin exchanges Kraken line margin trading, client and therefore can maximize profits in market transactions. Margin trading is open to third and fourth level of verification accounts, and Euro currency pair (XBT / EUR) transactions has also been opened against Bitcoin. Customers can also use the dollar accounts XBT / EUR of margin trading.
IPO road Bitcoin companies
Melbourne, Australia Bitcoin Group (Bitcoin Group) scheduled for September 2, 2015 initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), however, Bitcoin Group was officially listed in the day, he said the date "delayed disclosure . "
Insiders said that the group delay Bitcoin market, mainly because of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) several times to halt its IPO application. ASIC did not specifically indicate the specific reasons, but it had previously expressed, halted bitcoin Group IPO for this company, and can not be seen as ASIC attitude for all virtual currencies.
However, only a few days later, bitcoin Group once again announced the exact time of the IPO, scheduled for November 11, it seems to break the previous rumors. Bitcoin Group, said the company plans to issue 100 million new shares, to 0.20 Australian dollars per share, a total of 20 million Australian dollars (about 14 million US dollars).
However, with the rise of bitcoin, bitcoins company also suffered a similar service companies and other network security issues. The company recently Bitcoin Bitcoin XT and synchronized by a number of banks distributed denial service (DDoS) attacks. According to foreign media reports Neustar, attacked banks and large companies lose about $ 100,000 per hour. In addition, the network also made a malicious attacker barbaric requirements, several companies have been victims of extortion at least 25-bit currency (about $ 6,150), as many as 100 bits currency (about $ 25,000), otherwise it will direct its Web site to crash.