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In Hong Kong, Placing Their Bets on Bitcoin

In Hong Kong, Placing Their Bets on Bitcoin

20 Mar 2014 / New York Times – HONG KONG — By day, David Shin is an investment banker at a major financial firm. By night and in pretty much every other free minute, he is an entrepreneur looking to break into Hong Kong’s growing Bitcoin scene.

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Space on Columbia’s Main Street can be rented for Bitcoin

Space on Columbia’s Main Street can be rented for Bitcoin

19 Mar 2014 / The State – The top half of a building that Aaron Seekford owns on Columbia’s Main Street has been vacant for half a year. So when a friend suggested Seekford accept bitcoins — rather than dollars — for rent, Seekford thought: Why not?

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Fortress, Benchmark and Ribbit Buy Stake in Pantera Bitcoin

Fortress, Benchmark and Ribbit Buy Stake in Pantera Bitcoin

19 Mar 2014 / New York Times – Several prominent investment firms are joining forces to buy stakes in one of the biggest Bitcoin operations in the world. The publicly traded New York private equity and hedge fund firm Fortress Investment Group and two other investors are

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Meet the Bitcoin Mommy Bloggers

Meet the Bitcoin Mommy Bloggers

18 Mar 2014 / National Journal – Pua Pyland’s website looks like many other women’s lifestyle blogs. Pyland, 33, writes about fashion, posts photos of delicious-looking food, and shares parenting tips. But her blog is also very different from its Internet peers in one respect: It’s entirely

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America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

America Launches Its First Bitcoin ATMs : Q&A With Liberty Teller Co-Founder

18 Mar 2014 / Investopedia – It’s on the cutting edge of the already-cutting-edge world of Bitcoin entrepreneurship: the first Bitcoin ATMs in the U.S. Kyle Powers and Chris Yim, co-founders of the startup Liberty Teller, launched the first of what they anticipate will be many such

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Businesses bet on bitcoin

Businesses bet on bitcoin

17 Mar 2014 / Business Savannah – You may have heard of Bitcoin. It is a digital currency that can be volatile and unpredictable. It is illiquid. And one of the largest Bitcoin trading websites has been taken offline, knocking the value of a single Bitcoin down

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My business accepts Bitcoins

My business accepts Bitcoins

17 Mar 2014 / CNN Money – Bitcoin is coming soon to a town near you. Or, more likely, it’s already there. The five-year-old digital currency is increasingly being adopted by brick-and mortar businesses, including dentists, pet boutiques — even a small honey business in Utah. In

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Overstock’s Bitcoin bet brings in $20-30K every day, CEO says

Overstock’s Bitcoin bet brings in $20-30K every day, CEO says

16 Mar 2014 – GeekWire – Overstock.com recently announced that it has done more than $1 million in Bitcoin sales since the company started offering customers the ability to use the digital currency to purchase items. But how does that affect the company’s day to day operations?

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Must-know facts about bitcoin

Must-know facts about bitcoin

16 Mar 2014 / Times of India – For a moment, imagine Arnab Goswami (the news anchor of Times Now) going ballistic about bitcoins! Picture him hollering, “India wants to know” , “the nation wants to know” , “investors want to know” , followed by his AK47

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Bitcoin Draws Interest From Google, Wikipedia, Zillow Leaders

Bitcoin Draws Interest From Google, Wikipedia, Zillow Leaders

14 Mar 2014 / Reason – Despite a turbulent few weeks, Bitcoin has been picking up prominent followers in technology circles. The digital currency has demonstrated unexpected durability, so naturally, curiosity is getting the better of a few. “It’s very obvious to all of us that cryptocurrencies

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