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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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Bitcoin used to buy $500,000 Kansas home

Bitcoin used to buy $500,000 Kansas home

21 May 2014 / OLATHE, KS (KCTV) –

A new form of online currency is being used to buy nearly everything – including a $500,000 home in Olathe.

When Josh Zerlan went looking for a new home, he originally didn’t think about using a bitcoin to buy it.

“It’s like the internet in 1994. Nobody knew what to do with it, but they knew it was pretty cool,” he said. “This seemed like a good test of how far the currency has come.”

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Bitcoin Now Accepted by Soccer’s Earthquakes in Pro Sports First

Bitcoin Now Accepted by Soccer’s Earthquakes in Pro Sports First

19 May 2014 / Bloomberg – Fans of the San Jose Earthquakes beginning May 25 can pay for tickets, merchandise and concessions with Bitcoin, making the Major League Soccer team the first professional sports franchise to accept the virtual currency inside its stadium. “In the spirit of

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Kiwi bitcoin shop open for business

Kiwi bitcoin shop open for business

19 May 2014 / Stuff – Local Bitcoin users can now use their crypto-currency savings to buy pork rinds and deodorant from New Zealand’s first dedicated digital currency store. Bitcoin is a virtual currency which operates independently of any government or central bank, with a limited number

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Bitcoin’s new investors: ‘change is happening’

Bitcoin’s new investors: ‘change is happening’

19 May 2014 / Financial Review – Domenic Carosa is bullish on Bitcoin, which is unsurprising for a digital entrepreneur. Interest in his new $30 million Future Capital Bitcoin Fund “has been extraordinary”, says the one-time BRW Young Rich lister. “Investors may not know exactly where this is

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Queensland’s first Bitcoin ATM installed in South Brisbane

Queensland's first Bitcoin ATM installed in South Brisbane

17 May 2014 / Bisbane Times – “Will you be paying by cash, credit or Bitcoin?” What is believed to be Queensland’s first Bitcoin ATM is up and running at a South Brisbane cafe, allowing customers to withdraw and sell the digital currency. The Roastery Cafe will

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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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Bitcoin Integration With PayPal Being ‘Actively Considered’ Says eBay CEO

Bitcoin Integration With PayPal Being 'Actively Considered' Says eBay CEO

15 May 2014 / Independent Business Times – John Donahoe, CEO of ecommerce giant eBay, said he is actively considering an integration of popular digital currency bitcoin with the company’s payment processing service PayPal. In a Q&A session at the company’s annual shareholder meeting on 13 May,

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Wait, you take bitcoin? Sure, for Amtrak tickets at this website

Wait, you take bitcoin? Sure, for Amtrak tickets at this website

15 May 2014 / LA Times – Using bitcoin as a currency to pay for travel has taken a few steps forward. CheapAir last week announced that its users may now use bitcoin to pay for Amtrak tickets besides airline tickets and hotel rooms. And a new

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