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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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Bay Area restaurants experiment with bitcoin

Bay Area restaurants experiment with bitcoin

08 June 2014 / SFGate – As of today, the Curry Up Now locations in San Francisco and Palo Alto have added low-alcohol cocktails and sangria, similar to the San Mateo location’s Mortar & Pestle bar. Both locations have also introduced another perk: You can now pay

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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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The Companies Signing Up Big Merchants to Accept Bitcoin

The Companies Signing Up Big Merchants to Accept Bitcoin

05 June 2014 / Payments Source – The two most popular Bitcoin services providers, Coinbase and BitPay, are neck-and-neck in signing up merchants to accept digital currency. “Some [of the momentum] has to do with merchants realizing that there are large untapped populations that are showing an interest in Bitcoin and taking these consumers seriously,

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3 reasons Wall Street can’t stay away from bitcoin

3 reasons Wall Street can't stay away from bitcoin

05 June 2014 / CNBC – It’s not surprising Apple is rethinking its policy to allow its apps to accept virtual currency payments. Retailers, including Lord & Taylor, Overstock and TigerDirect, are syncing operations to make it easier for consumers with digital wallets to transact business with

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Bitcoin key to future of online payments: EBay CEO

Bitcoin key to future of online payments: EBay CEO

05 June 2014 / CNBC – EBay CEO serious about bitcoin. EBay CEO John Donahoe explains why he thinks the digital currency will play an important role in the future and weighs in on the power of Amazon.</p> EBay chief John Donahoe says he sees bitcoin and

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Actions By 3 Fortune 500 Companies Signal Bitcoin’s Price May Surge In 2014

Actions By 3 Fortune 500 Companies Signal Bitcoin's Price May Surge In 2014

04 June 2014 / Benzinga – This past week has been action-packed for those following bitcoin. But instead of analysts and investors prognosticating about bitcoin’s potential, there has been action by Fortune 500 companies. And actions do indeed speak louder than words. The past seven days have

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A beginner’s guide to Bitcoin

A beginner's guide to Bitcoin

04 June 2014 / Boing Boing – Andreas Antonopoulos explains what bitcoin is, and how you can start using it. Q. How does bitcoin work? Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer network, a set of protocols (standards for interoperability), client interfaces (called wallets) and a currency that operates on

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Blockchain.info CEO: We Pay Employees in Bitcoin. And Someday You Might, Too.

Blockchain.info CEO: We Pay Employees in Bitcoin. And Someday You Might, Too.

03 June 2014 / Entrepreneur – Nicolas Cary is convinced Bitcoin is as monumental a game changer as the Internet itself. He believes in it so much that he’s perfectly fine with getting paid 100 percent in the world’s first digital cash by his employer, Blockchain.info, the

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