Monthly archive for June 2014

How History Shows Bitcoin Could Transform Finance

How History Shows Bitcoin Could Transform Finance

30 June 2014 / Benzinga – It’s hard to envision the future bitcoin bulls do – where bitcoin is more ubiquitous than Visa, used for more than just purchases and accepted around the globe. But the difficulty sharing the vision doesn’t make it a mirage. The general

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Bitcoin ‘to revolutionise trade’

Bitcoin 'to revolutionise trade'

30 June 2014 / Herald Scotland – The Bitcoin is on course to revolutionise global trading in the same way email, MP3s and digital photography flipped lifestyles and industries on their head, supporters have claimed. Key players in the world of online payments are meeting in Dublin

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il Giornale, an Italian daily newspaper Now Accepting Bitcoin from Subscribers

il Giornale, an Italian daily newspaper Now Accepting Bitcoin from Subscribers

28 June 2014 / Forex Minute – il Giornale, an Italian daily newspaper published in Milan, Italy is now accepting Bitcoin from the subscribers. Thus, becoming the first major Italian newspaper outlet accepting Bitcoin for digital subscriptions, the newspaper claims to hit new high. The measure is

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Is Bitcoin for You?

Is Bitcoin for You?

27 June 2014 / Barron’s – In the past four years, no asset class has done as well as Bitcoin – and it’s not even close. Since the beginning of 2010 to the end of 2013, it literally had a return of one million times capital invested,

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Vulcantire.com accepts Bitcoin!

Vulcantire.com accepts Bitcoin!

27 June 2014 / Vulcan Tire Blog – You can now purchase any of the thousands of items on Vulcantire.com using Bitcoins! Vulcan Tire is the first tire retailer in the world to accept Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital currency that allows you to quickly and securely

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BitBeat: Why Bitcoin’s Scoring in Argentina

BitBeat: Why Bitcoin’s Scoring in Argentina

26 June 2014 / Wall Street Journal – In Argentina, the exact opposite occurs. Firms such as San Francisco-based BitPagos will take the dollars received by tourism industry clients in Buenos Aires and deliver them bitcoins in return. That their clients are opting for this says much

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The Bitcoin Economy’s ‘Backbone’ Is Bitstamp, An Exchange Run By Two Young Slovenians

The Bitcoin Economy's 'Backbone' Is Bitstamp, An Exchange Run By Two Young Slovenians

26 June 2014 / Forbes – The two twenty-something founders behind Bitstamp, Nejc Kodrič and Damian Merlak, are increasingly opening up. They’ve attended Bitcoin events, collected a “best virtual currency startup” award at a European tech conference, and spent an hour with me on Skype talking about

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Banks can learn a bit from bitcoin

Banks can learn a bit from bitcoin

25 June 2014 / The Australian – Bitcoin and its fellow cryptocurrencies engender their fair share of enthusiasm and scepticism, but at a time when the financial services industry is coming to grips with wave after wave of ­disruption, how long can our banks afford to ignore

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Meet the company that wants to bring bitcoin to the stock market

Meet the company that wants to bring bitcoin to the stock market

25 June 2014 / Quartz – Bitcoins could be coming to an stock exchange near you. Bitcoin-mining company BitFury Group is hoping to become the first bitcoin-related company listed on a major exchange as early as next year, reports bitcoin newsletter Crypto Crimson. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency startup

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It’s David vs. Goliath in race to launch NY’s first regulated bitcoin exchange

It’s David vs. Goliath in race to launch NY’s first regulated bitcoin exchange

25 June 2014 / NY Post – Bitcoin’s future might come down to David versus Goliath. Nasdaq, the stock exchange known for its high-tech stocks, and Marc Andreessen, the venture capitalist who co-founded Netscape, could soon be squaring off in a battle to become New York’s first

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