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Former Obama Tech Advisor Explains How Bitcoin Could Transform Government (In 5 Quotes)

Former Obama Tech Advisor Explains How Bitcoin Could Transform Government (In 5 Quotes)

29 July 2015 / Forbes – (Ferenstein Wire) – Bitcoin, the digital currency infamous for wild swings in value and black market transactions, could have profound implications for the future of public services. Tech optimists at the highest levels of government are exploring how the same technology

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Tap & Pay With Bitcoin Anywhere With ONEBIT

Tap & Pay With Bitcoin Anywhere With ONEBIT

26 July 2015 – Currently in the Alpha stage of development, ONEBIT allows anyone to pay with bitcoin anywhere. ONEBIT is a bitcoin wallet app that lets you pay at any store with contactless mobile payment by giving you access to the credit card payment network. They

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Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson Set To Launch Bitcoin ATM’s

Former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson Set To Launch Bitcoin ATM's

26 July 2015 – The former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has entered the bitcoin economy. He’s set to launch his own line of bitcoin ATM’s, dubbed “Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM.” The launch date is scheduled for August 2015. It’s unclear at this time where the bitcoin

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How Future Bitcoin Can Prevent a Future Greece

How Future Bitcoin Can Prevent a Future Greece

12 July 2015 / Wall Street Journal – Bitcoin, the volatile digital currency, cannot help the Greeks of today. But it could mean a great deal to those caught up in currency crises to come. Greece’s fundamental problem is that it cannot work its way out of

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This Man Says He Can Save Reddit With the Spirit of Bitcoin

This Man Says He Can Save Reddit With the Spirit of Bitcoin

11 July 2015 – Wired – Ever since Reddit abruptly fired Victoria Taylor, the company’s popular director of talent, the community has been in revolt. Hundreds of popular subreddits were effectively shut down in protest, and thousands of redditors flocked to Voat, a Swiss-based Reddit clone that emphasizes its

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Bitcoin: Greece’s new euro workaround?

Bitcoin: Greece's new euro workaround?

11 July 2015 / Fortune – Dealing with Greece’s currency restrictions could be as easy as heading to an ATM. Joaquin Fenoy was wandering the streets of Athens Friday, doing his bit to ease Greece’s currency restrictions. He wasn’t handing out cash, but rather installing an ATM

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Bitcoin Now Accepted in Movie Theaters

Bitcoin Now Accepted in Movie Theaters

16 Jun 2015 / Realty Today – Moviegoers will finally have another mode of payment whenever they will watch a movie. The newest and emerging currency online, Bitcoin, will be soon introduced as an accepted way of payment for moviegoers, Cinemablend reported. The report also said that

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A bitcoin start-up has made exchanging currency free

A bitcoin start-up has made exchanging currency free

12 Jun 2015 / CNBC – A bitcoin start-up has launched a service that will allow people to carry out foreign exchange transactions for free, dodging the expensive commission often charged by major financial institutions. Bitreserve, a company founded last year by CNET and salesforce.com co-founder Halsey

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ShapeShift Founder Erik Voorhees Launches First iOS Cryptocurrency Trading App

ShapeShift Founder Erik Voorhees Launches First iOS Cryptocurrency Trading App

11 Jun 2015 / Forbes – Self-described “political ideologue” Erik Voorhees was one of Bitcoin’s earliest adopters back in 2011. Three years and a couple Bitcoin startups later, the entrepreneur found himself frustrated with the thought of wasting an entire afternoon setting up an account on a Bitcoin exchange to

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Bitcoin Startup 21 Unveils Product Plan: Embeddable Chips for Smartphones

Bitcoin Startup 21 Unveils Product Plan: Embeddable Chips for Smartphones

18 May 2015 / WSJ – The world’s best-funded bitcoin startup has revealed plans to market a line of chips to embed in consumer devices, allowing smartphones and other Internet-connected gadgets to continuously earn digital currency through the process known as “mining.” The news from 21 Inc.,

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