Monthly archive for February 2014

Introducing the LocalBitcoins ATM

Introducing the LocalBitcoins ATM

17 Feb 2014 / Localbitcoins.com Blog – We are happy to announce the first production batch of LocalBitcoins ATM’s. The ATM allows both buying and selling BTC, and the cost is about half of that the cheapest model currently on the market. It also doesn’t require internet

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Dubai’s Pizza Guys first to accept bitcoin payments

Dubai's Pizza Guys first to accept bitcoin payments

16 Feb 2014 / Arabian Business – The Pizza Guys is believed to have become the first UAE outlet to accept peer-to-peer payment system bitcoin. The Business Bay shop in Dubai has carried out two transactions with the digital currency since adding it along side credit card

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City’s first Bitcoin ATM makes debut

City’s first Bitcoin ATM makes debut

16 Feb 2014 / Global News – CoinFest 2014 kicked off Saturday with the debut of Winnipeg’s first Bitcoin ATM and the fourth of its kind in Canada. Bitcoin is a cyber currency that exists online that isn’t regulated by any government or bank. Anyone can create

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17 places you can use Bitcoin

17 places you can use Bitcoin

16 Feb 2014 / Lowell Sun – Digital First Media It’s been almost four years since Laszlo Hanyecz made what is widely considered the world’s first Bitcoin transaction. He offered 10,000 Bitcoins for someone to order him two Papa John’s pizzas. Today, those bitcoins would be worth

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Bitcoin’s largest exchange is dying. Here’s why that’s not a problem for Bitcoin.

Bitcoin’s largest exchange is dying. Here’s why that’s not a problem for Bitcoin.

16 Feb 2014 / Washington Post – The Japanese exchange Mt. Gox has long been one of the Bitcoin community’s most prominent institutions. It has also been one of its biggest PR headaches. In 2011, the value of a bitcoin soared from less than $1 to more

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Next 25 years of Bitcoin revolution will be ‘wild ride’ – CEO of world’s biggest exchange

Next 25 years of Bitcoin revolution will be ‘wild ride’ - CEO of world's biggest exchange

15 Feb 2014 / RT – Exchange glitches, arrests, government crackdowns, and volatility haven’t been able to stop people wanting to get their hands on the bitcoin, and the CEO of BTC China Bobby Lee told RT the bitcoin revolution will be bigger than the Internet. “I

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For the Bitcoin app builder comes a toolkit from BitPay

For the Bitcoin app builder comes a toolkit from BitPay

15 Feb 2014 / PC World – Bitcoin developers tired of working with clunky APIs to build their apps have a new option that goes straight to the source. Bitcore is an open-source JavaScript library introduced Friday by BitPay, a major processor of Bitcoin payments. Bitcore provides

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As Exchange Withdrawal Restrictions Ease, Bitcoin’s Price Snaps Northward

As Exchange Withdrawal Restrictions Ease, Bitcoin’s Price Snaps Northward

15 Feb 2014 / Tech Crunch – It has been a rough time for Bitcoin these past few days, as three major exchanges halted withdrawals in the face of an issue that could impact the perceived integrity of exchanges of the currency. Mt.Gox, a long-running but controversial

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Bitcoin withdrawals resume on Bitstamp, bitcoin surges back above $700

Bitcoin withdrawals resume on Bitstamp, bitcoin surges back above $700

14 Feb 2014 / Marketwatch – Several users have reported that withdrawals have resumed at Bitstamp, a popular Bitcoin exchange based in Slovenia, following the company’s announcement earlier Friday that withdrawals would be enabled by the day’s end. The company had suspended withdrawals on Tuesday because of

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Bitcoin: Be prepared for the rise of digital currency, adopters say

Bitcoin: Be prepared for the rise of digital currency, adopters say

14 Feb 2014 / CBC.ca – Each day, Lorne Lantz buys his lunch with Bitcoin. Some say the burgeoning digital currency has no real value — but his sandwiches say otherwise. Bitcoins and other “cryptocurrency” have started to rise from the fringes of the internet to the cusp

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