Ratings firm issues first grades on cryptocurrencies, sparking outrage online and a cyberattack

The ratings agency says bitcoin faces major challenges that have resulted in delays and high transaction costs, without immediate plans for an upgrade. Weiss Ratings also said it suffered denial of service attacks from Korea in the hours heading into the ratings announcement, and blamed Korean social …
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Bitcoin Shunned by Online Gaming Platform Steam on Fees, Swings

s Steam, the video game platform, said allowing bitcoin payment has become “untenable” as surging fees have resulted in high costs for buyers, while massive price swings during purchases can result in “significantly different” prices. Fees reached about $ 20 per transaction last week, compared with …
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Sweden’s Largest Online Stockbroker Avanza Bank Adds Bitcoin Services (news.bitcoin.com)

This week, Avanza Bank, Sweden’s largest online stockbroker with over 600,000 customers is now providing clients with the ability to track bitcoin and other digital assets using their account interface.
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Avanza Bank Offers Bitcoin Price Tracking — Says More Customers Are Investing In…