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Agency adopts bitcoin in bid to lure Chinese

Agency adopts bitcoin in bid to lure Chinese

27 Mar 2014 / The Australian – In a week in which the Reserve Bank has warned about unrealistic speculation in local housing, Forsyth Real Estate agency on Sydney’s north shore says it will accept bitcoin, through a partnership with Melbourne virtual exchange CoinJar.com. The 115-year-old agency

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Now you can use Bitcoin to buy a smart rifle

Now you can use Bitcoin to buy a smart rifle

27 Mar 2014 / CNN Money – Austin, Texas-based gun maker TrackingPoint announced Thursday that it’s accepting Bitcoin for its smartscope rifles, which allow novices to accurately shoot targets at 1,000 yards. Bitcoin is a digital currency that’s gaining popularity for being independent of any government —

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Facebook identities on bitcoin wallets could get bitcoin to the mass market

Facebook identities on bitcoin wallets could get bitcoin to the mass market

27 Mar 2014 / Marketwatch – Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist and former executive at Facebook Inc., has a lofty vision for bitcoin that doesn’t leave any room for the political ideals or anonymity that characterized its early stages. “Bitcoin, if it works, is a disruptive tool

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Payward Raises $5M From Hummingbird To Fund Kraken Bitcoin Exchange

Payward Raises $5M From Hummingbird To Fund Kraken Bitcoin Exchange

26 Mar 2014 / Tech Crunch – The implosion of Mt. Gox is just every other Bitcoin exchange’s gain. Payward, which runs the alt-coin exchange Kraken, said it just raised a $5 million Series A round. Hummingbird Ventures, which is based out of Europe, led the round.

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A Better Way to Buy Bitcoin?

A Better Way to Buy Bitcoin?

26 Mar 2014 / The New Yorker – When Zach and Josh Harvey opened a guitar store in Tel Aviv, in 2006, they only sold instruments made by musicians who viewed the pieces as works of art. To the brothers, who were twenty-six and thirty-two at the

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Cosign: Our Multisignature Wallet In Development

Cosign: Our Multisignature Wallet In Development

26 Mar 2014 / BitCore Blog: Written by Ryan X. Charles- One of the greatest problems in bitcoin is security. Countless individuals and companies have lost their bitcoins due to compromised private keys. Multisignature transactions offer a solution to this problem. They just need to be user-friendly. That

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Follow the venture capital money into bitcoin

Follow the venture capital money into bitcoin

25 Mar 2014 / Marketwatch – Venture capitalists and major investors have been funneling money into bitcoin companies in the last year, in what some have likened to the early stages of investing in Internet companies. There have been a number of setbacks for the virtual currency,

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Bitcoin goes national with Scotcoin and Auroracoin

Bitcoin goes national with Scotcoin and Auroracoin

25 Mar 2014 / The Guardian – The promise of bitcoin is a universal currency free from the control of any nation or government. But a new generation of cryptocurrencies are focusing on the opposite goal: building money to solve problems specific to one country. On midnight

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Bitcoin nabob: Yes, there’s life after Mt. Gox (Q&A)

Bitcoin nabob: Yes, there’s life after Mt. Gox (Q&A)

25 Mar 2014 / CNet – Bitcoin’s been very much in the news of late for all the wrong reasons. In February the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox declared bankruptcy after some $400 million in bitcoins got stolen. Bitcoin bank Flexcoin shut down earlier this month after robbers

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What’s In Your Virtual Wallet? Durham Bakery Accepts ‘Bitcoin’

What's In Your Virtual Wallet? Durham Bakery Accepts 'Bitcoin'

24 Mar 2014 / WUNC.org – If you have never heard of a “Bitcoin,” you are not alone.  Even though the digital currency continues to get a lot of attention around the world, it’s been slow to catch on in most pockets of the US, including North

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