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Now, a course just to understand Bitcoins

Now, a course just to understand Bitcoins

03 Apr 2014 / Financial Express – Starting today, individuals worldwide interested in gaining a greater understanding of the fundamentals of digital currency Bitcoin can now enroll in “Introduction to Digital Currencies,” a free, open enrollment MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) offered by the University of Nicosia.

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Chicago Sun-Times To Accept Bitcoin As Payment For Subscriptions

Chicago Sun-Times To Accept Bitcoin As Payment For Subscriptions

03 Apr 2014 / Chicagoist – Is Bitcoin still the future of money? The Chicago Sun-Times is bullish on the prospects, despite recent reports of theft and an IRS ruling that bitcoin is not currency, and is becoming the first major American newspaper to accept bitcoin as

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Bitcoin Could Strengthen The World Economy If Washington Doesn’t Destroy It

Bitcoin Could Strengthen The World Economy If Washington Doesn't Destroy It

03 Apr 2014 / Forbes – “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” Ayn Rand Sometimes our greatest strengths are also our greatest weaknesses.  In the case of Bitcoin, the decentralized nature of the network plays to both sides, creating great

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UGA students holding bitcoin fundraiser for Boston firefighters

UGA students holding bitcoin fundraiser for Boston firefighters

02 Apr 2014 / Online Athens – Three sophomores at the University of Georgia are taking their knowledge of bitcoins and using it to help others. Brandon Mintz is the founder of CashToCrypo LLC and said the Athens-based company is holding a bitcoin fundraiser for the families

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PayStand Launches Online Payment Service For Bitcoin, Credit Cards And E-Checks

PayStand Launches Online Payment Service For Bitcoin, Credit Cards And E-Checks

02 Apr 2014 / Tech Crunch – PayStand, an online payment as a service vendor, has launched from its private beta selling its payment processing services for bitcoin, e-checks, and credit cards to websites in the U.S. The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based company said that its payment service can

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Vietnam’s first Bitcoin exchange to open in April

Vietnam’s first Bitcoin exchange to open in April

02 Apr 2014 / Thanh Nien News – A company Wednesday announced the launch of Vietnam’s first Bitcoin exchange in late April though the central bank has ruled out recognition for the digital money. Bitcoin Vietnam said it would open a floor called VBTC with Israeli partner

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Square now lets sellers accept Bitcoin on their own storefronts

Square now lets sellers accept Bitcoin on their own storefronts

31 Mar 2014 / Next Web – Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment

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Bitcoin club at Ohio State seeks student customers

Bitcoin club at Ohio State seeks student customers

31 Mar 2014 / Columbus Dispatch – Gabriel Coe’s speech quickens as he explains why he embraced Bitcoin. It’s a digital currency with no need for banks. There’s little regulation, he says. But his enthusiasm grew from a simpler benefit: It made him a lot of money.

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First Bitcoin ATM in Israel debuts

First Bitcoin ATM in Israel debuts

31 Mar 2014 / Jerusalem Post – Israel’s first ATM for obtaining bitcoins debuted on Sunday evening at the Bitcoin emBassy, a non-profit group devoted to spreading the virtual currency’s gospel. The bitcoin ATM functions differently from those consumers are used to. Anyone who is interested in

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Noted value investor Bill Miller owns bitcoin

Noted value investor Bill Miller owns bitcoin

28 Mar 2014 / CNBC – Prominent value investor Bill Miller on Thursday said he is investing in bitcoin. “The thing about bitcoin that is so interesting is the addressable market here,” said Miller, former chairman of Legg Mason Capital, on CNBC’s Closing Bell. “Gold alone has an $8 trillion market value, bitcoin has about a $7 billion market value, so if it’s only 10 percent as successful as gold you get 100 times your money.”

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