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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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The Bitcoin Community Is Convinced The Latest Attack Is A Huge Buying Opportunity

The Bitcoin Community Is Convinced The Latest Attack Is A Huge Buying Opportunity

14 Feb 2014 / Business Insider – One of the bedrock arguments of Bitcoin evangelists is that whatever potential for misuse by Bitcoin itself, a widespread attack on Bitcoin services was not possible. Today, that tenet no longer holds true. Bitcoin wallets across the globe came under

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Why We Accept Bitcoin

Why We Accept Bitcoin

13 Feb 2014 / Forbes – The following guest post is by Roger Wu, cofounder of the native advertising and storytelling platform Cooperatize.com. Our company is now accepting Bitcoin as a valid form of payment and will soon be offering to our publishers a Bitcoin payout if they desire. 

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Culture Shlock: Take another little Bitcoin of my heart, now, baby

Culture Shlock: Take another little Bitcoin of my heart, now, baby

13 Feb 2014 / Mercury News – With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, should you consider forgoing flowers and candy, and instead give that special person in your life something different — a gift that you can’t see, smell, or touch, that doesn’t even exist in any tangible

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