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Apple Gets More Explicit About Bitcoin Apps

Apple Gets More Explicit About Bitcoin Apps

02 June 2014 / Tech Crunch – Late last year, a series of app removals hit bitcoin wallets, causing folks in the industry to panic over Apple’s stance on the “virtual currency.” When that happened, I wrote a piece about exactly how Apple felt about bitcoin, as

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Bitcoin Grabs Dutch Fancy as Bankers Mull New Technology

Bitcoin Grabs Dutch Fancy as Bankers Mull New Technology

31 May 2014 / Bloomberg – The Netherlands, birthplace of the world’s first stock exchange and the pioneering Dutch East India Company, is now home to banks with an unusually open mind about bitcoin. While big banks in China and the U.S. are reluctant to do business

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10 things you should know about Bitcoin and digital currencies

10 things you should know about Bitcoin and digital currencies

24 May 2014 / Tech Republic – Bitcoin has injected itself into a lot of conversations about the future of technology, economics, and the internet. The future of digital currencies remains a controversial topic. After reading these 10 things to know about the confusing world of digital

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Marc Andreessen: In 20 years, we’ll talk about Bitcoin like we talk about the Internet today

Marc Andreessen: In 20 years, we’ll talk about Bitcoin like we talk about the Internet today

21 May 2014 / Washington Post – The investor and Web browser pioneer Marc Andreessen thinks we’ll all look back in 20 years and conclude that Bitcoin was as influential a platform for innovation as the Internet itself was. He says that tech companies think their meetings

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Angling to Be the MasterCard of Bitcoin

Angling to Be the MasterCard of Bitcoin

17 May 2014 / WSJ – San Francisco As I drive into San Francisco to meet tech entrepreneur Brian Armstrong, reminders of the California Gold Rush pop up everywhere, from Levi Strauss to the San Francisco 49ers. Various modern gold rushes have periodically swept the area for

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Bitcoin consumer platform debuts at Circle, Free $10 of Bitcoin

Bitcoin consumer platform debuts at Circle, Free $10 of Bitcoin

16 May 2014 / USA Today – Want to own some Bitcoin? Better yet, want to be able to spend it on stuff in real-time? Starting Friday at 5:30 a.m. ET, Bitcoin start-up Circle is launching a Web platform that will allow consumers to purchase Bitcoin in

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Li Ka-shing boosts bitcoin investments amid currency crackdown in China

Li Ka-shing boosts bitcoin investments amid currency crackdown in China

15 May 2014 / South China Morning Post – Asia’s richest man Li Ka-shing has boosted his investment in bitcoin, in a vote of confidence for the beleaguered digital currency, amid a crackdown on its widespread popularity in China. Despite the price of a bitcoin tumbling from

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Could One Bitcoin Come To Be Worth $1 Million? Q&A

Could One Bitcoin Come To Be Worth $1 Million? Q&A

15 May 2014 /Investopedia – According to the official Bitcoin protocol, the number of BTC (the Bitcoin currency symbol) that can ever be mined into existence is capped at 21 million BTC. That’s it. Currently, just under 13 million are in circulation. Because of its finite supply, Bitcoin

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Ready to invest in a bitcoin hedge fund?

Ready to invest in a bitcoin hedge fund?

14 May 2014 / Investement News – More than seven times as volatile as the S&P 500, bitcoin has minted numerous millionaires but also lost about half its value in the past five months. Are you up for what could be a wild ride? If so, a

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Bitcoin Processor Raises $30 Million

Bitcoin Processor Raises $30 Million

13 May 2014 / WSJ – Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson and Yahoo Inc. YHOO -0.03% co-founder Jerry Yang are part of an investor group that plowed $30 million into Bitpay, valuing the bitcoin-payments processor at about $160 million in the biggest venture-capital investment in the digital-currency

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