Monthly archive for July 2014

Bitcoin Breakthrough as Chamber of Digital Commerce Opens in US

Bitcoin Breakthrough as Chamber of Digital Commerce Opens in US

21 July 2014 / Independent Business Times – The first trade association for digital currency has been announced at the National Bitcoin Conference in Chicago, signalling a significant step towards bitcoin breaking into the mainstream. The Chamber of Digital Commerce – also referred to as the “Digital Chamber”

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Dawn of Regina’s new Bitcoin era

Dawn of Regina's new Bitcoin era

21 July 2014 / Leader Post – The next time you’re at Trifon’s Pizza on Kramer Boulevard, you may have the option of paying for your pizza and beers with Bitcoin. And conveniently enough, there’s now a Bitcoin Teller Machine (BTM) there for easy access to the

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Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

Blockchain Releases New Android Wallet App To Put Bitcoin Into Everyone’s Hands

19 July 2014 / Tech Crunch – Popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info is releasing a major new version of its Android app, allowing you to store, receive and send bitcoins directly from your Android phone. The key thinking behind the update is to make bitcoin more accessible.

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5 reasons the Bitcoin Bowl is good for Tampa Bay’s tech scene

5 reasons the Bitcoin Bowl is good for Tampa Bay's tech scene

18 July 2014 / Tampa Bay Business Journal – Honestly, when the call came in, the bowl game official could have told me the sponsor was going to be Jaguar or CSX or even The Melting Pot and I would have said “ho-hum” and written a nice

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South Africa’s PayFast Incorporates Bitcoin as Payment Option

South Africa’s PayFast Incorporates Bitcoin as Payment Option

18 July 2014 / Wall Street Journal – PayFast, a leading South African payment processor, on Thursday started offering the digital currency bitcoin as a payment option, making it available to the firm’s 30,000 merchant customers. It becomes the first payment processor in South Africa, and one

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Dude, you’re getting a Dell, with Bitcoin

Dude, you're getting a Dell, with Bitcoin

18 July 2014 / PC World – In case the headline didn’t tip you off: Yep, you can buy Dell products with Bitcoin now, as Michael Dell himself proudly trumpeted on Twitter earlier today. A post in the Dell blog revealed some of the finer details. Just

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Russian-Jewish Billionaire Yuri Milner Loves Bitcoin

Russian-Jewish Billionaire Yuri Milner Loves Bitcoin

11 July 2014 / Jewish Business News – Russian Billionaire investor and the founder of Digital Sky Technologies (DST) Global and co-owner of Mail.ru Group Yuri Milner, has made a strong statement of support in the virtual currency known as Bitcoin. He has reportedly invested an undisclosed

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Bitcoin Venture Capital Investments Soar 28% on Increased Optimism

Bitcoin Venture Capital Investments Soar 28% on Increased Optimism

11 July 2014 / International Business Times – Venture capital investment in bitcoin increased 28% sequentially in the second quarter, signalling investors’ increased enthusiasm and confidence in crypto-currencies. CoinDesk’s State of Bitcoin report for the second quarter showed venture capital investments in the digital currency totalled $73m (£42.6m,

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Bitcoin value set to surge according to experts

Bitcoin value set to surge according to experts

11 July 2014 / The Drum – Online currency Bitcoin has been touted to surge in value from $615 a share to $1,200, a 226 per cent increase on current estimates – according to a venture capitalist. Bitcoins, which are earned by volunteering computing power to process the firm’s

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Jersey approves first regulated Bitcoin fund

Jersey approves first regulated Bitcoin fund

10 July 2014 / BBC – The Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI) has been certified by the Jersey Financial Services Commission to run from 1 August. Daniel Masters said Jersey’s regulatory system meant major investors, such as pension and insurance companies, could invest in Bitcoin for

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