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Vietnam’s first Bitcoin exchange to open in April

Vietnam’s first Bitcoin exchange to open in April

02 Apr 2014 / Thanh Nien News – A company Wednesday announced the launch of Vietnam’s first Bitcoin exchange in late April though the central bank has ruled out recognition for the digital money. Bitcoin Vietnam said it would open a floor called VBTC with Israeli partner

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Square now lets sellers accept Bitcoin on their own storefronts

Square now lets sellers accept Bitcoin on their own storefronts

31 Mar 2014 / Next Web – Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment

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Bitcoin club at Ohio State seeks student customers

Bitcoin club at Ohio State seeks student customers

31 Mar 2014 / Columbus Dispatch – Gabriel Coe’s speech quickens as he explains why he embraced Bitcoin. It’s a digital currency with no need for banks. There’s little regulation, he says. But his enthusiasm grew from a simpler benefit: It made him a lot of money.

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First Bitcoin ATM in Israel debuts

First Bitcoin ATM in Israel debuts

31 Mar 2014 / Jerusalem Post – Israel’s first ATM for obtaining bitcoins debuted on Sunday evening at the Bitcoin emBassy, a non-profit group devoted to spreading the virtual currency’s gospel. The bitcoin ATM functions differently from those consumers are used to. Anyone who is interested in

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Noted value investor Bill Miller owns bitcoin

Noted value investor Bill Miller owns bitcoin

28 Mar 2014 / CNBC – Prominent value investor Bill Miller on Thursday said he is investing in bitcoin. “The thing about bitcoin that is so interesting is the addressable market here,” said Miller, former chairman of Legg Mason Capital, on CNBC’s Closing Bell. “Gold alone has an $8 trillion market value, bitcoin has about a $7 billion market value, so if it’s only 10 percent as successful as gold you get 100 times your money.”

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Stripe Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Stripe Merchants Will Soon Be Able to Accept Bitcoin Payments

28 Mar 2014 / Recode – Online payments company Stripe will soon allow its customers, who use its payments tools to accept credit card purchases online, to accept bitcoin payments as well, its CEO told Re/code on Wednesday evening. Stripe believes it is the first major online

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Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

28 Mar 2014 / Bloomberg – Bitcoin isn’t just for buying and selling cupcakes and cameras anymore. A crop of entrepreneurs, backed by investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and BitAngels, are betting that the technology behind the virtual currency can be used for a range of financial

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Agency adopts bitcoin in bid to lure Chinese

Agency adopts bitcoin in bid to lure Chinese

27 Mar 2014 / The Australian – In a week in which the Reserve Bank has warned about unrealistic speculation in local housing, Forsyth Real Estate agency on Sydney’s north shore says it will accept bitcoin, through a partnership with Melbourne virtual exchange CoinJar.com. The 115-year-old agency

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Now you can use Bitcoin to buy a smart rifle

Now you can use Bitcoin to buy a smart rifle

27 Mar 2014 / CNN Money – Austin, Texas-based gun maker TrackingPoint announced Thursday that it’s accepting Bitcoin for its smartscope rifles, which allow novices to accurately shoot targets at 1,000 yards. Bitcoin is a digital currency that’s gaining popularity for being independent of any government —

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Facebook identities on bitcoin wallets could get bitcoin to the mass market

Facebook identities on bitcoin wallets could get bitcoin to the mass market

27 Mar 2014 / Marketwatch – Chamath Palihapitiya, a venture capitalist and former executive at Facebook Inc., has a lofty vision for bitcoin that doesn’t leave any room for the political ideals or anonymity that characterized its early stages. “Bitcoin, if it works, is a disruptive tool

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