Monthly archive for April 2014

MasterCard lobbying on digital currency bitcoin

MasterCard lobbying on digital currency bitcoin

30 Apr 2014 / The Hill – MasterCard is paying lobbyists to focus on the growing digital currency bitcoin, according to federal lobbying disclosure records. In a quarterly report filed this month, lobbying firm Peck Madigan Jones said that five of its lobbyists were concentrating on “Bitcoin

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Bitcoin Now on Bloomberg

Bitcoin Now on Bloomberg

30 Apr 2014 / Bloomberg – There certainly are varied opinions about bitcoin. Everyone from Warren Buffett and Marc Andreessen to the Winklevoss twins and the Internal Revenue Service has opined on the viability of the digital currency. Depending on your vantage point, bitcoin may be the

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BetSoftGaming Launches Bitcoin Support for Licensed Casinos Partnering BTC Poker Network

BetSoftGaming Launches Bitcoin Support for Licensed Casinos Partnering BTC Poker Network

29 Apr 2014 / Forex Minute – The news is that the leading casino software developer BetSoftGaming has launched new Bitcoin support for all licensed casinos that have partnered with BTC Poker Network. According to the announcement, starting in 2012, this organization began a concentrated push into

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Each MIT Undergraduate to Get $100 in Bitcoin as Part of Student Project

Each MIT Undergraduate to Get $100 in Bitcoin as Part of Student Project

29 Apr 2014 / Boston – Each of the 4,500-plus undergraduates at MIT will soon get $100 in bitcoin as part of a project launched by a pair of students who announced today that they’ve raised a half million dollars to fund the effort. Organizers said they

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Yelp now lists businesses that accept Bitcoin

Yelp now lists businesses that accept Bitcoin

29 Apr 2014 / CNET – On Yelp, people can find out business hours, location, delivery service, user ratings, and more. And now, they can get one more dose of information: Bitcoin payments. The company announced Monday that it has started listing whether or not businesses accept

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Forget Bitcoin’s many problems, crypto-currencies are here to stay

Forget Bitcoin's many problems, crypto-currencies are here to stay

28 Apr 2014 / Market – A single global currency could change how brands do business in the future, writes Mel Exon, chief digital officer, BBH, and co-founder of BBH Labs At the end of 2013, as the world collectively rolled its eyes at the fact that

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Bitcoin is like the early Internet, minus the VC money

Bitcoin is like the early Internet, minus the VC money

28 Apr 2014 / Market Watch – Bitcoin is the hottest investing trend since the Internet, according to venture capitalists who have sung its praises. But the money hasn’t exactly followed. Venture capitalists invested $74.1 million in bitcoin startups across 39 deals in 2013, according to data

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Northwest’s cheap power drawing bitcoin miners

Northwest’s cheap power drawing bitcoin miners

26 Apr 2014 / The Spokesman-Review – When two Stanford University grads wanted to start a bitcoin company, they looked for the lowest power rates in the country. A map comparing energy rates led them to Central Washington, where hydroelectric dams churn out electricity that costs industrial customers

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How bitcoin is moving money in Africa

How bitcoin is moving money in Africa

25 Apr 2014 / USA Today – It’s OK to admit that you still don’t know what bitcoin is — but you may now officially be behind the curve. Because all of Africa could soon be getting onboard. The virtual currency — straight up: computer money —

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Bitcoin is just the beginning

Bitcoin is just the beginning

25 Apr 2014 / The Globe and Mail – The bitcoin saga has it all: Money! Crime! Hackers! A mysterious founder! A fortune’s worth of the Internet-based currency lost and then suddenly found again (or some of it, at least)! It’s an absolute circus. But the real

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