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Stripe Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Stripe Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Accept Bitcoin Payments

28 Mar 2014 / Recode – Online payments company Stripe will soon allow its customers, who use its payments tools to accept credit card purchases online, to accept bitcoin payments as well, its CEO told Re/code on Wednesday evening. Stripe believes it is the first major online

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Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

28 Mar 2014 / Bloomberg – Bitcoin isn’t just for buying and selling cupcakes and cameras anymore. A crop of entrepreneurs, backed by investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and BitAngels, are betting that the technology behind the virtual currency can be used for a range of financial

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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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