The last 48 Hours in Bitcoin: Price at $44, BitPay Secures More Angel Investors, Kim Dotcom Bitcoin Mega Credit Card? MegaCard

The last 48 hours has seen an explosion of activity in the Bitcoin ecosystem and beyond.

Most excitingly for all the investors / speculators / enthusiasts and those wondering whether to dip their toes in the cryptocurrency water – the BTC price is currently trading on MtGox at over $44 USD a piece, and has been trading steady at over $44 (EDIT: holding $46 for over two hours now) for the past two hours.

Kim Dotcom tweeted on Monday that BItcoin was “the currency of the future” and that it’s time for a Bitcoin credit card. If anyone has the resources to pull if off it in a big way, it is most certainly the millionare behind the encrypted cloud storage service Mega, who rose to internet fame after the US shut down prolific file host MegaVideo in January 2012. MegaCard coming soon?

In the last 24 hours, Bitcoin merchant processing service BitPay, which now has over 3 300 merchants using its service, has expanded its seed round: securing more angel investment from Ben Davenport, Trace Mayer, and A-Grade Investments. In February, BitPay recently relocated its office to the Atlanta Tech Village in the epicentre of Buckhead’s Financial District.

Meanwhile, Forbes has pronounced that Bitcoin is ready to go mainstream with the first U.S Exchange, with Seattle based start up Coinlab recently receiving $500 000 in start up capital and announcing a recent partnership with Silicon Valley Bank. This brings Mt Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange, to U.S shores. The exchange has a trade volume of nearly $500 000 000 per year; and this is forecast to grow by ten times in the next year.

One thing’s for sure: Bitcoin is everywhere, it’s growing and the adoption rate doesn’t show any signs of slowing any time soon.

Our other favourite Bitcoin developments of the last 48 hours:

– Domain registrar Namecheap now accepting Bitcoin payments

– Grassroots 3D Printing For Bitcoin service opens shop

Bitcoin Stickers (because we all want stickers – right?)



Bitcoin service seeks crowdfunding: Bitcoin exchange seeks public investment on crowdfunding platform

Worldwide This February Bitcoin exchange service Vircurex, which enables individuals to buy and sell Bitcoin and its derivatives for USD, EUR and many other internet based currencies, listed itself for crowdfunding on; enabling anyone to invest in Vircurex’s lucrative Bitcoin exchange platform.  Vircurex can be found at

About Vircurex’s public listing on Cryptostocks

Vircurex is a privately owned trading platform for virtual currencies supporting the buying and selling of Bitcoins and its many derivatives. The platform offers buying and selling, underwriting options, coupons and a full trading API. Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin can be purchased using Euro or USD on Vircurex.

Vircurexis seeking public crowdfunding to facilitate the further development of the platform, ensure its ongoing operation as well as to constantly enhance its functionality. They are seeking capital for expansion by selling 30% of their equity to the public. Future plans include the incorporation of Vircurex, integrating other payment processors, advertisement campaigns and infrastructure upgrades.

Vircurex’s public listing on Cryptostocks represents an opportunity for any member of the public to be involved in the next stage of growth for a promising Bitcoin exchange platform in the increasingly lucrative Bitcoin space.

The public listing of Vircurex on Cryptostocks can be seen at:

To learn more about Vircurex and the Cryptostocks listing, please contact:


Skype: Vircurex

E-Mail: customerservice(at)

Bitcoin online trading, crowdfunding and investment platform opens its doors to the public

Worldwide In December 2012 Cryptostocks added many features to its online trading platform at providing a new investment service in the global Bitcoin and cryptocurrency market, which is currently valued at over 100 million US dollars.

About Cryptostocks:

Cryptostocks brings together cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and the individuals who want to support them with Bitcoins, Litecoins or Devcoins. The platform includes features to publish projects, trade shares in the projects and pay dividends.

The online service currently lists 21 businesses accepting cryptocurrency investors, and paying dividends in Bitcoin, Litecoin and Devcoin. The full list can be seen at . For anti fraud purposes the crowdfunding platform utilises a complex authentification and verification system.

Cryptostocks is the first investment platform supporting equity as well as debt based investment in multiple online currencies: Bitcoins, Litecoins and Devcoins. Trading features available to investors include dividend payments to shareholders, bond buy backs, share trade-ins and trade-stops.

The latest news from Cryptostocks can be seen at:

To learn more about Cryptostocks, please contact:


Skype: Vircurex


Before BitPay – Bitcoin Embracing Company Microtronix ESolutions Thrives in Current Economic Climate

Worldwide: Microtronix ESolutions was founded by Joel DeVenney 11 years ago as a web services company; quickly entering the web hosting market shortly afterwards. Just after bitcoin’s emergence Microtronix ESolutions embraced the global internet currency experiencing great success:  now servicing over 200 clients in 12 countries with 2 offices in Guatemala and Toledo, Ohio. Microtronix Esolutions’ hosting services can be seen at

Mictrotronix ESolutions and Bitcoin The web services company was the first company in history to offer online bitcoin purchases automatically. Before BitPay, Joel DeVenney and his team created an application which allowed bitcoin purchases to be received automatically by Microtronix ESolutions, without any additional work required by the merchant receiving the payments. Microtronix ESolutions was one of the first companies to enter the bitcoin market, accepting payment for all of their services such as VPN’s, affordable web hosting and shared web hosting in bitcoin.

Another bitcoin service exclusively provided by Microtronix ESolutions is their bitcoin cloud wallet service. These server based wallets are $5 per month, allowing companies and individuals full security and access to their wallet from an internet connection anywhere in the world. Microtronix ESolutions is the only company offering this private cloud based bitcoin wallet service. More information about this exclusive cloud based bitcoin wallet can be found at

About Microtronix Esolutions:

In Joel DeVenney’s own words Microtronix ESolutions’ “motto has and always will be give people the best you can for the cheapest you can. At Microtronix we strive to give people the lowest possible price we can, very low margin and market for a sole purpose. The purpose being giving people the ability to have a web service, site or server without paying through the nose for it”

For more information about Microtronix Esolutions please contact:

Joel DeVenney

Worldwide phone number: 567-343-2971