Monthly archive for April 2014

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

 Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

21 Apr 2014 / Tech Crunch – “Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin: Making sense of noncents

Bitcoin: Making sense of noncents

20 Apr 2014 / Crains Detroit – The next time you grab a sandwich, order a pizza or pay for IT services, you may not have to reach for your wallet. Instead, you could have the option of paying the bill with bitcoins. Businesses including the Bronx

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Meet Ireland’s first bitcoin politician

Meet Ireland’s first bitcoin politician

18 Apr 2014 / Silicon Republic – A candidate for Dun Laoghaire in next month’s Irish local elections, Ossian Smyth, has become the first politician on the island of Ireland to accept bitcoin donations. He said the cryptocurrency has the potential to bring more transparency to politics

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Cedar-Lee businesses to accept digital Bitcoin payments

Cedar-Lee businesses to accept digital Bitcoin payments

18 Apr 2014 / CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio –- Cedar-Lee will soon become the second “Bitcoin Boulevard” in the world, accepting the the controversial digital payments. Sweetie Fry, Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates, Shawn Paul Salon, The Tavern Company, Revive, Parnell’s Pub, The BottleHouse and The Katz Club Diner all

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Texas’s Greg Abbott Welcomes the ‘Bitcoin Community’ to His Campaign

Texas's Greg Abbott Welcomes the 'Bitcoin Community' to His Campaign

18 Apr 2014 / Wired – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who’s running for governor against Wendy Davis, has a new plan to attract young, digitally-savvy voters: Bitcoin. Abbott’s campaign announced this week that it would officially accept the cryptocurrency donations. Abbott’s communications director Matt Hirsch tells

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China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

China gets first bitcoin ATM, skirting bank crackdown

17 Apr 2014 / Reuters – BTC China, one of the country’s leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China’s first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called

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Buy into Bitcoin: What small businesses need to know about digital currencies.

Buy into Bitcoin: What small businesses need to know about digital currencies.

17 Apr 2014 / borro.com – Introduction If you’re familiar with Bitcoin it could well be because of the controversies that have seen the digital currency grab frequent headlines over the last five years. From bubbles to Silk Road to congressional hearings, the entire concept of digital

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Bitcoin Miner Taps Dad’s Power Plant in Virtual-Money Hunt: Tech

Bitcoin Miner Taps Dad’s Power Plant in Virtual-Money Hunt: Tech

16 Apr 2014 / Bloomberg – In the five years since bitcoin was created, the hunt for them has consumed enough electricity to keep the Eiffel Tower lit for 260 years. One man’s way around the utility bills: the family power plant. Alex Wilhelm is a bitcoin

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Bitcoin gets easier for consumers to buy, spend

Bitcoin gets easier for consumers to buy, spend

16 Apr 2014 / Seattle Times – It’s getting easier for consumers to buy and spend bitcoin, the cybercurrency that has captured much of the tech world. With each passing month, entrepreneurs are rolling out new technology for consumers to buy and store bitcoin, shop online with

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Bitcoin defies talk of China crackdown

Bitcoin defies talk of China crackdown

16 Apr 2014 / CNBC – The price of bitcoin rose on Tuesday despite growing uncertainty regarding regulation in China, including a possible deadline for the country’s banks to stop handling the virtual currency. The price of bitcoin hit $500 by 10:00 a.m. London time on Tuesday,

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