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Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In Web Games

Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In Web Games

04 Jan 2014 / TechCrunch – Gaming giant Zynga has started to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment option for those buying tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of FarmVille 2, CastleVille, ChefVille, CoasterVille, Hidden Chronicles, Hidden Shadows and CityVille. It makes Zynga the first

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Bitcoin Set to Boom in Latin America

Bitcoin Set to Boom in Latin America

03 Jan 2014 / Panama Post – Bitcoin is no longer insignificant. Initially derided by most as a gimmick, the current market value of all bitcoins in circulation is an estimated US$10 billion.[1] On Friday, November 29, 2013, the value of a single bitcoin peaked at $1137. To

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James Delingpole: Those bitcoin weirdos might just be right

James Delingpole: Those bitcoin weirdos might just be right

03 Jan 2014 / The Spectator – Here’s a thought to kindle a lovely warm glow of smugness and schadenfreude as we enter a new year: you didn’t lose your fortune in the great bitcoin bubble of 2013. The reason I know you didn’t is because few

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Bitcoin-Equipment Boom Benefits TSMC, AMD Sales, Report Says

03 Jan 2014 / Bloomberg – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330), Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and other companies have seen more than $200 million in sales in 2013 for computing components used to create Bitcoins, Wedbush Securities Inc. said. The virtual currency, which exists as software,

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Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Is Heading To Hong Kong And Taiwan

Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Is Heading To Hong Kong And Taiwan

03 Jan 2014 / TechCrunch – The first shipping bitcoin ATM, Robocoin, is landing in Hong Kong and Taiwan as the company expands its reach this January. They are planning further releases in Europe, Canada, and the US but, given Asia’s clout in the BTC markets, this

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Get a piece of the Bitcoin action: How easy is it to lay your hands on the virtual currency?

Get a piece of the Bitcoin action: How easy is it to lay your hands on the virtual currency?

03 Jan 2014 / Independent – New cultural phenomena are constantly vying for our attention. I find this exhausting, so I do my best to ignore most of them. But occasionally the sheer weight of opinion, conjecture and discussion forces me to set aside my prejudices and

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Real estate brokerage Bond New York now accepts Bitcoin

Real estate brokerage Bond New York now accepts Bitcoin

02 Jan 2014 / Inman.com – In what may be a first for a traditional real estate firm, Manhattan-based brokerage Bond New York has announced it will now accept Bitcoin as payment for real estate transactions. “Bitcoin is a convenient and inexpensive way for our customers to

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Here’s what should bolster bitcoin in 2014

Here’s what should bolster bitcoin in 2014

02 Jan 2014 / CNBC – Last year was nothing short of exciting for bitcoin and with 2014 set to be another interesting year for digital currencies, the Bitcoin Foundation expects wider adoption and the recognition of its potential to support bitcoin going forward. Over the course

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Some see Bitcoin as next vehicle for trade

Some see Bitcoin as next vehicle for trade

02 Jan 2014 / Kansas.com – U.S. Senate informational panels deemed it legitimate. Detractors dismiss it as unstable and a vehicle for criminal trade. China has banned new deposits on its largest exchange. Bitcoin, the international digital payment system and currency and one of the hottest technology

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Tech Renegade: From Print-at-Home Guns to Untraceable Currency

Tech Renegade: From Print-at-Home Guns to Untraceable Currency

02 Jan 2014 / WSJ – AUSTIN, Texas— Cody Wilson rattled lawmakers and law-enforcement agencies with a plastic gun created from a 3-D printer, home computer and blueprints he posted online for anyone to download. Now, the 25-year-old law-school dropout is about to launch software aimed at

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