Bitcoin News Mash-Up: GoCoin Merger; BitSo’s Expansion; and More


Bitcoin News Mash-Up

Following are the major Bitcoin news of the day

GoCoin Announces Strategic Merger with Ziftr

Bitcoin payment processing company GoCoin recent announced to merge with Ziftr, a cryptocurrency based online shop in an attempt to boost Bitcoin adoption. “Loyalty points play a key role in a consumer’s choice of payment method,” said CEO Steve Beauregard, “and with the ziftrCOIN loyalty platform integrated into the ziftrWALLET, I believe we can finally give consumers the right experience to choose digital currencies over cards at checkout.” You can read the full report here.

Russian Central Bank Reportedly to Discuss Bitcoin Regulations

Izvestia recent published an article describing the possibility behind a possible Bitcoin regulatory framework in Russia. The country, in which the use of digital currency is considered illegal, is supposedly reevaluating its view towards the newer payment technologies, the newspaper reported. The Central Bank of Russia has plans to meet some representatives from the finance sector to discuss the future of Bitcoin in the country, the results of which could be aptly positive. You can read the full story here.

Bitcoin Exchange BitSo Takes Over Unisend Mexico

Mexican Bitcoin Exchange BitSo recently took possession of Unisend Mexico, another Latin American digital currency exchange. The decision to acquire competition, as per BitSo’s CEO Pablo González, was taken to corner a better chunk of the Mexican Bitcoin market. “Although we feel strongly that the market is on the verge of significant growth, right now it doesn’t really make sense to have such a diffused effort,” he told CoinDesk. You can read the fill story here.