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California lawmakers pass bill to update currency law, aid Bitcoin users

California lawmakers pass bill to update currency law, aid Bitcoin users

24 June 2014 / Reuters – California lawmakers on Monday approved a measure making it easier to use alternative currencies including Bitcoin, even as the failed Tokyo based bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox, moved forward into bankruptcy protection. The bill would repeal what backers said was an outdated

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‘Bitcoin Isle’ might be next on Jersey’s docket

'Bitcoin Isle' might be next on Jersey's docket

23 June 2014 / CNet – Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that has caused its fair share of headaches and riches for people across the globe, might soon have a friendly place to call home. The Bailiwick of Jersey, an island just off the coast of Normandy, France, wants

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‘Mobile money, Bitcoin driving down African remittance costs’

‘Mobile money, Bitcoin driving down African remittance costs’

20 June 2014 – ITWeb Africa – Mobile money and digital currencies are being used to boost remittances into Africa and drive down the cost of sending money to the continent, experts said on Wednesday. Speakers at the Mondato Summit Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday said remittances

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Bitcoin your way to a double espresso

Bitcoin your way to a double espresso

18 June 2014 / CNN – By now we’re all familiar with the term Bitcoin, the notorious digital currency with dozens of copycats. But most of us would find it difficult to imagine actually using this crypto-currency or even picturing what it looks like. In fact, only

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Bitcoin Security Firm BitGo Raises $12 Million

Bitcoin Security Firm BitGo Raises $12 Million

16 June 2014 / NY Times – The Bitcoin security platform BitGo announced on Monday that it had raised $12 million, the latest example of how investors see opportunity in a growing industry aimed at making virtual currency easier and safer to use. BitGo, which sells a

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First Bitcoin Capital Corp. Secures Contract for Bitcoin ATM Placement at a Luxor Hotel

First Bitcoin Capital Corp. Secures Contract for Bitcoin ATM Placement at a Luxor Hotel

12 June 2014/ Market Watch – (ACCESSWIRE via COMTEX) — VANCOUVER, B.C. / ACCESSWIRE /  BITCoin ATM Franchise Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Bitcoin Capital Corp. (otcmarkets:BITCF) is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to place its first Bitcoin automatic teller machine (ATM)

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Tel Aviv to get first Bitcoin ATM in Middle East

 Tel Aviv to get first Bitcoin ATM in Middle East

10 June 2014 / Haaretz – The first Bitcoin automatic teller machine in the Middle East will be launched in Tel Aviv on Wednesday. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer virtual currency that allows for transactions between users without any third party or middle man.

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Bitcoin in Hong Kong Still different

Bitcoin in Hong Kong Still different

09 June 2014 / Economist – INSIDE the world’s first Bitcoin store in Hong Kong, a visitor from Tokyo hands over a wad of thousand-dollar bills and waits for a clerk to process the transaction on a laptop. Moments later, a notification on his phone shows that

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How to get bitcoins into your retirement account

How to get bitcoins into your retirement account

09 June 2014 / Market Watch – Before 2008, alternative investments were discussed strictly as an investment option with “ accredited investors ,” or those who have over $1 million of assets (exclusive of their home) and an income requirement (has made at least $200,000 for each

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Man runs 3,237 miles in name of Bitcoin and homelessness

Man runs 3,237 miles in name of Bitcoin and homelessness

06 June 2014 / CNet – Enduring rain, heat, wind, and exhaustion, Jason King has only 30 miles left to finish his run across America. In the four months he’s been on the move, he’s shed 72 pounds, met all sorts of people, and been daunted by

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