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Shoreditch businesses embrace Bitcoin in UK’s first digital money festival

Shoreditch businesses embrace Bitcoin in UK’s first digital money festival

26 Sept 2014 – Hackney Gazette – The UK’s first bitcoin festival saw 20 Shoreditch businesses embrace digital currency as an alternative form of payment in the borough. The 10 day festival, BlockStock, finished on Monday after taking place in various locations in the heart of Tech

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Documentary Bitcoin: Buenos Aires

Documentary Bitcoin: Buenos Aires

24 Sept 2014 / TheProtocal.tv – Filmed over three days at the beginning of July in Argentina, “Bitcoin: Buenos Aires” provides a never before seen glimpse into the heart of the preeminent Bitcoin development center in the world. Set to the backdrop of Argentina’s looming sovereign default,

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PayPal Takes Baby Step Toward Bitcoin, Partners With Cryptocurrency Processors

PayPal Takes Baby Step Toward Bitcoin, Partners With Cryptocurrency Processors

24 Sept 2014 / Forbes – PayPal and its parent company eBay EBAY +0.51% are warming up to Bitcoin, but they’re doing it oh so carefully. On Tuesday, PayPal announced that it was partnering with Bitcoin processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin to allow its merchants to accept the

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Bitcoin, Not Apple Pay, Solves Two Of The Biggest Problems Merchants Face

Bitcoin, Not Apple Pay, Solves Two Of The Biggest Problems Merchants Face

20 Sept 2014 / Business Insider – Apple’s new payment system is igniting interest across the payment industry, but it’s important to note that it doesn’t represent a major change over the legacy payment process. Bitcoin, even as it suffers another price slump, is disruptive— particularly from the perspective

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Why Bitcoin Is Poised To Win Big In Las Vegas

Why Bitcoin Is Poised To Win Big In Las Vegas

19 Sept 2014 / Fast Company – Las Vegas. Tremendous wagers are commonplace in this town, and have been for decades. Big bets on cryptocurrency–those are a bit more unusual. This explains why a local poker player’s recent investment into bitcoin ATMs has turned so many heads.

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“We Could See $5 billion in Cryptocurrency Fantasy Sports Contests Played Annually” – Matt Primeaux, Victiv

“We Could See $5 billion in Cryptocurrency Fantasy Sports Contests Played Annually” - Matt Primeaux, Victiv

17 Sept 2014 / CoinTelegraph – Fantasy sports has always seemed like a promising area for Bitcoin acceptance. An industry dependent on online payments with over US$1 billion bet in the U.S. each year on fantasy football alone, much of it pooled in leagues stretching across the

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Could Bitcoin Become Scotland’s Official Currency?

Could Bitcoin Become Scotland’s Official Currency?

17 Sept 2014 / Mother Jones – With Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum too close to call, opponents of an independent Scotland have been stressing the would-be country’s lack of a reliable currency. An independent Scotland could either keep using the British pound and lose control of its

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United Way to begin accepting donations in Bitcoin

United Way to begin accepting donations in Bitcoin

15 Sept 2014 / Washington Post – United Way Worldwide announced Monday that it will begin taking donations in Bitcoin, the digital currency. Bitcoin users can now use the currency for donations to the United Way’s Innovation Fund, a part of the United  Way dedicated to updating

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TeraExchange Unveils First U.S.-Regulated Bitcoin Swaps Exchange

TeraExchange Unveils First U.S.-Regulated Bitcoin Swaps Exchange

13 Sept 2014 / Wall Street Journal – A bitcoin derivatives exchange announced that its trading platform had received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday, paving the way for new tools with which investors and other market participants can hedge risks and take bets

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Coinbase Extends Bitcoin Access to International Customers

Coinbase Extends Bitcoin Access to International Customers

11 Sept 2014 / New York Times – Coinbase is taking its Bitcoin services to Europe in a move that could help expand the virtual currency’s reach. The company, one of the most popular digital wallet providers, said on Wednesday that it was expanding to 13 European

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