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Bitcoin Startup 21 Unveils Product Plan: Embeddable Chips for Smartphones

Bitcoin Startup 21 Unveils Product Plan: Embeddable Chips for Smartphones

18 May 2015 / WSJ – The world’s best-funded bitcoin startup has revealed plans to market a line of chips to embed in consumer devices, allowing smartphones and other Internet-connected gadgets to continuously earn digital currency through the process known as “mining.” The news from 21 Inc.,

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Nasdaq Launches Enterprise-Wide Blockchain Technology Initiative

Nasdaq Launches Enterprise-Wide Blockchain Technology Initiative

11 May 2015 / Nasdaq –  (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced plans to leverage blockchain technology as part of an enterprise-wide initiative. Nasdaq will initially leverage the Open Assets Protocol, a colored coin innovation built upon the blockchain. In its first application expected later this year, Nasdaq will launch blockchain-enabled

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Mycelium announces Mycelium Gear, A Free Payment Processor

Mycelium announces Mycelium Gear, A Free Payment Processor

09 May 2015 / Mycelium Gear – Mycelium proudly announces the release of its first online service, Mycelium Gear, based on the Straight Server developed by Roman Snitko, who has joined our team and is now leading this project. Mycelium Gear is a merchant processor which demonstrates

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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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Case Is An Insanely Secure Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

Case Is An Insanely Secure Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

05 May 2015 / Tech Crunch – You shouldn’t trust anyone with your bitcoins, and Case is well aware of that. Over the past few years, Mt.Gox, Bitstamp and countless other centralized services have suffered serious security breaches. But Case is about to put an end to

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Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle

Goldman a Lead Investor in Funding Round for Bitcoin Startup Circle

30 Apr 2015 / WSJ – Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is one of two lead investors in a $50 million funding round for bitcoin startup Circle Internet Financial Ltd. Goldman adds its name to a growing list of Wall Street institutions exploring digital-currency technology’s potential to provide

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Big Names Put Cash In Bitcoin Startup 21 Inc.

Big Names Put Cash In Bitcoin Startup 21 Inc.

12 Mar 2015 / WSJ – A Silicon Valley startup has persuaded some of the biggest names in venture capital to put $116 million behind its plan to turn the technology behind bitcoin into a mass-marketed phenomenon. The funding, raised over a series of rounds for San

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Pay by Bluetooth Now on Android

Pay by Bluetooth Now on Android

20 Feb 2015 / airbitz.com – At Airbitz, we’re passionate about bringing ease of use and simplicity to the Bitcoin ecosystem. In Oct of last year we launched our mobile iPhone & Android wallet with the first implementation of payment via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) helping eliminate

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What Bitcoin slump? Coinbase raises $75 million

What Bitcoin slump? Coinbase raises $75 million

20 Jan 2015 – Mashable – The price of Bitcoin may be dropping, but funding continues to roll in for startups working with the digital currency. Coinbase, a startup that provides a digital wallet for buying, selling and storing bitcoins, announced Tuesday that it raised $75 million

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ChangeTip Now Allows Facebook Friends to Tip in Bitcoin

ChangeTip Now Allows Facebook Friends to Tip in Bitcoin

19 Jan 2015 / Coindesk – Bitcoin microtransactions startup ChangeTip, which allows people to send bitcoin tips over social media, has now added Facebook to its list of supported platforms. With the move, ChangeTip adds to its existing list of popular social media services, which include Twitter and Reddit. However, the team framed the

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