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Chain raises $9.5 million to build Bitcoin development platform

Chain raises $9.5 million to build Bitcoin development platform

20 Aug 2014 / Fortune – Chain raises $9.5 million from Khosla Ventures to help companies build on Bitcoin. Chain today is launching as a startup that hopes to become the definitive development platform for Bitcoin, whether the ultimate application relates to financial services or to some

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Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

 Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

20 Aug 2014 / NYT – One big retailer is about the conquer the next Bitcoin frontier. Since the beginning of the year, a number of well-known retailers, including Overstock, Expedia and Dell, have started accepting Bitcoin for domestic sales through their websites. Now, Overstock is preparing

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Is Getting Paid in Bitcoin the Next Big Thing for Canadian Startups?

Is Getting Paid in Bitcoin the Next Big Thing for Canadian Startups?

15 Aug 2014 / Tech Vibes – The bitcoin landscape is evolving so rapidly these days it’s hard to keep up. That said, despite some bumps in the road, the winds of change are certainly blowing in a positive direction for the digital currency. World leader in

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German Startup Says Its New Chip Halves Bitcoin Mining Energy

German Startup Says Its New Chip Halves Bitcoin Mining Energy

15 Aug 2014 / Wall Street Journal – A German start-up is looking for funding to produce a new high-performance microchip that it says would make bitcoin mining much less energy intensive, and thus cheaper. This is important because ‘mining’ the cryptocurrency—essentially a process of solving complex

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Ebay in talks to take bitcoins at payments unit : WSJ

Ebay in talks to take bitcoins at payments unit : WSJ

14 Aug 2014 / (Reuters) – Ebay Inc’s (EBAY.O) PayPal is in talks with Coinbase Inc and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Executives at PayPal, which owns the service that handles

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Bitcoin Bazaar, New Mobile App for Buying and Selling Bitcoins, Now Available

Bitcoin Bazaar, New Mobile App for Buying and Selling Bitcoins, Now Available

14 Aug 2014 / Market Watch – MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug 14, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Bay Coins, LLC announced today it has released the first mobile marketplace app for buying and selling bitcoins with other users – Bitcoin BazaarLocal. The app is now available for iOS

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Blockchain’s Bitcoin Wallet Surpasses Two Million Users

Blockchain's Bitcoin Wallet Surpasses Two Million Users

13 Aug 2014 / Blockchain Blog – On Sunday, August 10, around 3PM ET we surpassed two million wallets for our bitcoin wallet service. This is a major milestone for us and the bitcoin community as whole – bitcoin adoption is growing, faster than ever before! It

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VC Seed Funding Spells Growth For Berlin-Based Bitcoin Loans Startup

VC Seed Funding Spells Growth For Berlin-Based Bitcoin Loans Startup

13 Aug 2014 / Forbes – In another boost for Europe’s burgeoning bitcoin business sector, peer-to-peer bitcoin lending platform Bitbond has secured  its seed funding round, led by European early-stage VC Point Nine Capital CEO of BillPay Nelson Holzner also contributed to the €200,000 ($267,000) funding round as

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Rakuten Super Logistics U.S accepts bitcoin

Rakuten Super Logistics U.S accepts bitcoin

12 Aug 2014 / TechInAsia – Rakuten Super Logistics U.S, a company that provides order fulfillment services for online retailers, has accepted bitcoin after requests from customers. The company has already begun accepting bitcoin payments via BitPay. “We are working to apply this new technology to the

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Cryptocurrency candidates: Bitcoin enters politics

Cryptocurrency candidates: Bitcoin enters politics

09 Aug 2014 / CNBC – Andrew Hemingway was introduced to bitcoin four years ago while working as a tech entrepreneur. At 32, he is now the Republican candidate for governor of New Hampshire—the youngest gubernatorial candidate in state history—and the first to accept bitcoin donations. In

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