Bitcoin poised to shake up government-run currencies

*+-Source: Financial Times Could Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies ever pose a realistic threat to established currencies and payment processes? Among professionals, the question generates a range of responses, most of which suggest there is enough room for all types of payment methods for now. But philosophical and practical issues could reshape the landscape over the… Read more »

Five Reasons Wealth Managers Should Care About Bitcoin

*+-Source: WealthManagement.com Advisors that get smart on digital currencies should see a significant impact on their AUM in the coming years. I’ve spent my career helping wealth managers from the leading institutions across the globe differentiate themselves in an effort to grow their assets under management. I’ve made no secret of my disdain for “your… Read more »

Digital Currency Council launches, aims to foster best practices

*+-Source: ThePaypers.com The former CEO of the Institute for Private Investors has launched the Digital Currency Council (DCC). The new professional association aims to foster best-in-class practices for accountants, lawyers and financial professionals in the digital currency economy through training, certification and ongoing support. The DCC is backed by the Bitcoin Opportunity, the investment vehicle… Read more »

Is Latin America Ready For Digital Currency? Ecuador Thinks So

*+-Source: Global Delivery Report Ecuador’s recent announcement of its intention to launch a new state backed digital money in December, raises questions about the adoption of digital and virtual currencies in Latin America. While Ecuador’s move may stem less from the love of technology than as more practical measures to deal with issues in the… Read more »

New Organisation Offers Bitcoin Accreditation for Financial Professionals

*+-Source: CoinDesk Accountants, attorneys and financial professionals seeking to advise digital currency consumers and companies can now pursue professional accreditation from the Digital Currency Council (DCC). The New York-based professional services company officially launched today with the backing of Bitcoin Opportunity Corp, the investment vehicle led by SecondMarket chairman Barry Silbert, to provide training, support… Read more »

Bitcoin Professional Group Launches Amid Gov’t Scrutiny; A Scottish Currency?

*+-Source: Barron’s Fans of the Bitcoin received some welcome news last week when TeraExchange launched a swap, the first product based on the cryptocurrency approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Today brings the launch of The Digital Currency Council (DCC), which bills itself as “the first professional association for lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and… Read more »

Bitcoin Group Launched for Accountants and Other Professionals

*+-Source: Accounting Today The Digital Currency Council, a new professional association that aims to foster best-in-class practices for accountants, lawyers and financial professionals in the digital currency economy through training, certification and support has been established. The DCC is backed by the Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., an investment vehicle of Barry Silbert, the founder of SecondMarket… Read more »

New service offers Bitcoin training for financial professionals

*+-Source: Silicon Angle Bitcoin’s credibility has come a long way in recent months, reaching a point where we can now say it’s become more or less acceptable as a form of currency, even if not everyone is all too keen on it. Now a new service has launched that’s aiming to bring even more people… Read more »

New Digital Currency Council to Establish Best Practices

*+-Source: ThinkAdvisor Professional association will offer digital currency certification for users of bitcoin and other currencies. The former CEO of the Institute for Private Investors has just launched the Digital Currency Council, a new professional association created to foster best-in-class practices for financial professionals, accountants and lawyers in the digital currency economy through training, certification… Read more »