Bitcoin Hardware Start-Up Offers Bitcoin-Denominated Shares

bitcoinkinetics08 Feb 2014 / International Business Times – A start-up making machines that accept crypto-currency directly or indirectly using open source is offering its shares denominated in popular digital currency bitcoin to investors.

California-based Bitcoin Kinetics, which has an ambitious target of creating a technology through which anyone can send bitcoins to any machine that takes money, listed 10 billion shares of common stock on the website Cryptostocks on 3 February.

Cryptostocks describes itself as both a crowd funding platform and a place to buy digital currency-related shares and earn dividends.

Initially, the company is looking to sell 4.5 billion shares, and the closing date of the offer is set as 27 July. It expects to start paying dividends no later than 31 December, 2015.

However, it also warned that it would shift to other crypto currencies if bitcoin becomes unprofitable for too long or detrimental to its operations.

So far, investors have bought more than 10 million shares in the company through the website. The last trading price of the share was 0.000001 BTC.

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Bitcoin Kinetics said on its website that it is looking to create an easy-to-use and inexpensive “micro controller payment technology”.

As of 1 January, a total of $27,500 (€20,230, £16,818) has been invested in the company by its founder and CEO Morgan Rockwell….. Read more

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