Monthly archive for February 2014

Meetup aims to teach businesses about Bitcoin

Meetup aims to teach businesses about Bitcoin

25 Feb 2014 / Sacramento Business Journal – Sacramento has tweetups and Pinterest parties. Now, you can add Bitcoin meetups to that list. “The goal is to gather together people interested in Bitcoin in the Sacramento region, not only to help beginners learn more about Bitcoin,

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How an Underdog Won the Race to Bring Bitcoin ATMs to the U.S.

How an Underdog Won the Race to Bring Bitcoin ATMs to the U.S.

25 Feb 2014 / Mashable – Bitcoin fans can now buy the cryptocurrency from a physical machine in a public location in two of America's 50 states. And while California and New York remain the country's primary tech hubs, these states are still not within view of

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Is Bitcoin the Key to Digital Copyright?

Is Bitcoin the Key to Digital Copyright?

25 Feb 2014 / Reason – Bitcoin has been going through a rough patch lately. The slow motion implosion of the once-largest exchange. The arrest of a notable evangelist. The bug that the media blew out of proportion, but that attackers still exploited. This is what the

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The First Fully American Bitcoin Exchange Network Is Now In The Works

The First Fully American Bitcoin Exchange Network Is Now In The Works

25 Feb 2014 / Business Insider – The first U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange network is now in the works, hours after MtGox, once the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, vanished.  SecondMarket, the alternative asset management firm currently overseeing the world's largest Bitcion investment vehicle, plans to spin off its

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Bitcoin Declared Lawful Money in California Assembly [Video]

Bitcoin Declared Lawful Money in California Assembly [Video]

24 Feb 2014 – Liberty Voice – The California State Assembly has unanimously passed measure AB 129 declaring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as “lawful money.” Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies like Dogecoin, Ripple, and Peercoin have gained popularity over the past year. To be clear, “lawful money” is

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Mt. Gox’s CEO resigns from Bitcoin Foundation

Mt. Gox's CEO resigns from Bitcoin Foundation

24 Feb 2014 / Reuters – Mark Karpeles, chief executive of Mt. Gox, the embattled Toyko-based bitcoin exchange, resigned on Sunday from the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, in the latest blow to the digital currency. Jinyoung Lee Englund, a spokesperson for the Bitcoin Foundation – a

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Apple Takes a Bite Out of Bitcoin

Apple Takes a Bite Out of Bitcoin

24 Feb 2014 / e-commerce Times – Apple earlier this month dropped the Bitcoin app Blockchain from its mobile marketplace without giving any explanation. Bitcoin holders obviously were upset with this development. In fact, I recently saw a Web video in which a Bitcoin holder actually shot

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Bitcoin transitioning from obscurity to commonplace

Bitcoin transitioning from obscurity to commonplace

23 Feb 2014 / Pioneer Press – David Duccini makes money — literally. The St. Paul tech entrepreneur has set up a state-of-the-art assembly line to make currency that he can spend on the Web or at Twin Cities businesses. His moolah factory, operating 24/7, exists separately

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Hong Kong’s first bitcoin shop to open this week in Sai Ying Pun

Hong Kong's first bitcoin shop to open this week in Sai Ying Pun

23 Feb 2014 / South China Morning Post – Hong Kong’s first retail outlet for the virtual currency bitcoin will open on Friday. The 400 sq ft shop in Sai Ying Pun, in Hong Kong

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Bitcoin Beauties promotes use of currency by women

Bitcoin Beauties promotes use of currency by women

22 Feb 2014 / SFgate – At the inaugural Bitcoin Fair, an evening of bitcoin evangelizing held this month in a packed-to-capacity Japantown ramen joint in San Francisco, the absence of one thing stood out. “I invited lots of women,” bemoaned the event host, QuickCoin co-founder Nathan Lands. They

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