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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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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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Global Bitcoin Exchange ITBIT Today Starts Accepting U.S. Customers Nationwide

Global Bitcoin Exchange ITBIT Today Starts Accepting U.S. Customers Nationwide

07 Mar 2015 / ItBit Blog / Global bitcoin exchange itBit today announced it is available to all U.S. retail and institutional bitcoin traders and will begin accepting U.S. customers immediately. Through a trust company charter, granted by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), itBit has established

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Exchange bitcoins to buy apps & games for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox

Exchange bitcoins to buy apps & games for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox

11 Dec 2014 / Microsoft Blog – If you are a person who uses bitcoin you know it’s not always easy to find places where you can use the digital currency. That is about to change when it comes to Microsoft content. Starting Thursday in the U.S., by

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Report: PokerStars Gearing Up to Accept Bitcoin

Report: PokerStars Gearing Up to Accept Bitcoin

10 Dec 2014 / Pocketfives.com – According to Online Poker Report and other sources, PokerStars, the largest online poker room in the world, is preparing to accept Bitcoin. The site’s timeline for doing so is not known, but Chris Grove from OPR told PocketFives that PokerStars has

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Pepperdine Students Bring Bitcoin to Malibu

Pepperdine Students Bring Bitcoin to Malibu

24 Oct 2014 / Malibu Times – Four entrepreneurial Pepperdine University students have launched a brokerage to exclusively handle the world’s latest category of money – bitcoins. Headquartered at the Malibu campus, Calvin Freatman, a junior and economics major at Pepperdine, became involved in the venture in

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Start-up raises $14.5m for bitcoin payment system

Start-up raises $14.5m for bitcoin payment system

23 Oct 2014 / Irish Times – Irish financial technology company Bitnet Technologies, which has developed a digital commerce platform to enable merchants to accept bitcoin payments, has raised $14.5 million in venture capital funding. The Series A funding comes as Bitnet also plans to expand its

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