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‘Dark Wallet’ wants to make Bitcoin even harder to trace

'Dark Wallet' wants to make Bitcoin even harder to trace

01 May 2014 / PC World – A group of coders has launched a Bitcoin wallet that will make it more difficult to trace transactions using the digital currency. Dark Wallet is a browser app for bitcoin payments that uses both encryption and CoinJoin technology. CoinJoin essentially

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MasterCard lobbying on digital currency bitcoin

MasterCard lobbying on digital currency bitcoin

30 Apr 2014 / The Hill – MasterCard is paying lobbyists to focus on the growing digital currency bitcoin, according to federal lobbying disclosure records. In a quarterly report filed this month, lobbying firm Peck Madigan Jones said that five of its lobbyists were concentrating on “Bitcoin

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Forget Bitcoin’s many problems, crypto-currencies are here to stay

Forget Bitcoin's many problems, crypto-currencies are here to stay

28 Apr 2014 / Market – A single global currency could change how brands do business in the future, writes Mel Exon, chief digital officer, BBH, and co-founder of BBH Labs At the end of 2013, as the world collectively rolled its eyes at the fact that

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How bitcoin is moving money in Africa

How bitcoin is moving money in Africa

25 Apr 2014 / USA Today – It’s OK to admit that you still don’t know what bitcoin is — but you may now officially be behind the curve. Because all of Africa could soon be getting onboard. The virtual currency — straight up: computer money —

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‘Bitcoin better than any form of money that has ever existed before’

‘Bitcoin better than any form of money that has ever existed before’

25 Apr 2014 / RT – Bitcoin is shaping up to be the currency of the future, enabling people to send and receive money anywhere in the world free of charge in a currency that govts are unable to control, Roger Ver, bitcoin investor and the CEO

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Oakland mayor candidate Bryan Parker sees bitcoin paying off

Oakland mayor candidate Bryan Parker sees bitcoin paying off

23 Apr 2014 / SFGate – For Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker, technology is a solution to many of the East Bay city’s woes. Parker, who entered the tech industry over a decade ago as senior director of finance at security software firm iPass, sees bitcoin as

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You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

You could soon use bitcoin to support political campaigns

22 Apr 2014 / CNN Money – The Federal Election Commission will consider a request this Wednesday that could open the floodgates for donors to make political contributions in Bitcoin in the upcoming mid-term elections.  It’s a sign of increased acceptance of the upstart currency, as more

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Bitcoin: Making sense of noncents

Bitcoin: Making sense of noncents

20 Apr 2014 / Crains Detroit – The next time you grab a sandwich, order a pizza or pay for IT services, you may not have to reach for your wallet. Instead, you could have the option of paying the bill with bitcoins. Businesses including the Bronx

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Meet Ireland’s first bitcoin politician

Meet Ireland’s first bitcoin politician

18 Apr 2014 / Silicon Republic – A candidate for Dun Laoghaire in next month’s Irish local elections, Ossian Smyth, has become the first politician on the island of Ireland to accept bitcoin donations. He said the cryptocurrency has the potential to bring more transparency to politics

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Texas’s Greg Abbott Welcomes the ‘Bitcoin Community’ to His Campaign

Texas's Greg Abbott Welcomes the 'Bitcoin Community' to His Campaign

18 Apr 2014 / Wired – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who’s running for governor against Wendy Davis, has a new plan to attract young, digitally-savvy voters: Bitcoin. Abbott’s campaign announced this week that it would officially accept the cryptocurrency donations. Abbott’s communications director Matt Hirsch tells

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