Archive for the politics Category

This is what people in 9 emerging markets think about Bitcoin (survey)

This is what people in 9 emerging markets think about Bitcoin (survey)

20 Dec 2013 / Venture Beat – Bitcoin took us on a wild ride this year — it saw highs and lows, attracting both heady optimism and angry tirades from skeptics. Most of the action happened in established tech markets in the U.S., Europe, China, and Japan,

Read more

Bitcoin Ready to Go Mainstream?

Bitcoin Ready to Go Mainstream?

19 Dec 2013 / NBC Bay Area – You can leave the cash and the plastic at home if you go to places like Coupa Café in downtown Palo Alto or Ocean Blue Sushi Club in Sunnyvale. They accept Bitcoin. JP Coupal who owns the café said

Read more

How Bitcoin Became the Honey Badger of Money

How Bitcoin Became the Honey Badger of Money

19 Dec 2013 / If you’ve driven on Santa Clara’s Lawrence Expressway sometime in the past six months, you may have seen the Bitcoin honey badger. He’s on a billboard between the El Camino Real (the road that once served as the major traffic artery from San

Read more

Bitcoin’s Price Swings Just Show an Adolescent Growth Spurt

Bitcoin's Price Swings Just Show an Adolescent Growth Spurt

19 Dec 2013 / American Banker – Even as newfound confidence pushes Bitcoin to record highs and as banks and policymakers issue guidance globally on the cryptocurrency, we keep returning to the same questions about its future. Sure, Bitcoin’s rise from $13.45 a year ago to $683.84

Read more

Stocking-stuffer of the times: Bitcoin

Stocking-stuffer of the times: Bitcoin

19 Dec 2013 / ABCNews – You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin, the digital currency that may or may not be a fad and that may or may not make you a millionaire. But would it make for a good holiday gift? Well, like just about everything involving

Read more

Native American Activist Wants To Swap The Dollar For Bitcoin

Native American Activist Wants To Swap The Dollar For Bitcoin

19 Dec 2013 / Forbes – The residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation don’t have a lot of dollars. This vast tract of land encompasses the whole of Shannon County, South Dakota, the second poorest county of the U.S., where residents can expect to earn just

Read more

Russia’s Biggest Search Engine Launches Bitcoin Conversion Tool

Russia’s Biggest Search Engine Launches Bitcoin Conversion Tool

18 Dec 2013 / Coindesk – Russian search engine Yandex has started tracking the exchange rate of bitcoin for the US dollar, the euro and the British pound, but oddly enough not the Russian rouble. Yandex is by far the biggest search engine in Russia, with a

Read more

Bitcoin: The virtual currency built on math, hope and hype

Bitcoin: The virtual currency built on math, hope and hype

18 Dec 2013 / PC World – The ascent this year of Bitcoin, a virtual currency forged through hardcore mathematics and buoyed by promises of financial liberation from banks, has been nothing short of mesmerizing. It is being increasingly embraced as a viable means of exchange and

Read more

Tor accepts donations in Bitcoin

Tor accepts donations in Bitcoin

18 Dec 2013 / PC PRO – The developers behind the Tor project have started taking donations in Bitcoin. The privacy project has partnered with Bitpay, a Bitcoin payment network also used by WordPress, to accept the currency. It will convert any Bitcoin donations into US dollars

Read more

First Midwest Bitcoin Kiosk to be up by Spring, Local Entrepreneur Hopes

First Midwest Bitcoin Kiosk to be up by Spring, Local Entrepreneur Hopes

18 Dec 2013 / DNAinfo Chicago – SOUTH LOOP — South Loop resident Rich Gatz thinks Chicagoans are ready to start using the digital, unregulated currency known as Bitcoin — and hopes to soon open the first  ATM-like kiosk in the Midwest that allows users to trade

Read more

Follow Twitter

Exchange Rate

Cart