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Apple blocks bitcoin payments on secure messaging app Gliph

Apple blocks bitcoin payments on secure messaging app Gliph

10 Dec 2013 / The Guardian – Apple has forced a secure messaging app to remove the ability to send bitcoin payments or be booted off the the iOS App Store. The move reinforces belief that the company has an unstated policy against allowing bitcoin apps on

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PayPal president David Marcus: Bitcoin is good, NFC is bad

PayPal president David Marcus: Bitcoin is good, NFC is bad

10 Dec 2013 / CNET – PARIS — Online payments will look completely different in the next decade, and Bitcoin has a better chance at revolutionizing commerce than the NFC tap-to-pay technology, PayPal President David Marcus predicted Tuesday. “I really like Bitcoin. I own bitcoins,” Marcus said

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3 reasons bitcoins aren’t in your wallet yet

3 reasons bitcoins aren't in your wallet yet

10 Dec 2013 / PC World – As Bitcoin’s popularity grows, so does talk about its standing as legal tender, but there are lingering issues that need to be sorted out before people start using Bitcoin to buy everyday things, experts said on Monday. Bitcoin has been

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Peruvian Brothers Food Truck Now Accepting Bitcoin

Peruvian Brothers Food Truck Now Accepting Bitcoin

09 Dec 2013 / Washington City Paper – It’s no longer a question of whether food trucks take cash or credit. Peruvian Brothers is now the first D.C.-area food truck to take the digital currency Bitcoin. What and huh? Well, remember the Winklevoss twins, the Harvard rowers

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Few Bitcoin-Related License Requests Reported by State Agencies

Few Bitcoin-Related License Requests Reported by State Agencies

09 Dec 2013 / Bloomberg – State financial regulators have received few applications for licensing Bitcoin businesses even as they’ve handled many inquiries about them, according to David Cotney, the commissioner of banks in Massachusetts. The licensing inquiries came after the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

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Bitcoin politician wants to upgrade democracy in Vermont

Bitcoin politician wants to upgrade democracy in Vermont

09 Dec 2013 / Watch Dog – When Jeremy Hansen ran for political office in 2012, he had no idea his candidacy would spark imaginations across the country. BOLD: Jeremy Hansen was one of the first political candidates to accept donations by Bitcoin. The assistant professor of

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Rise of bitcoin tipped to put bite on banks

Rise of bitcoin tipped to put bite on banks

09 Dec 2013 / The Australian – The software system behind digital currency bitcoin is here to stay and may pose a real threat to banks, a currency innovation expert says.Bitcoin is a digital currency that is not tied to any national currency, but is controlled and

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Cashing in on the bitcoin boom

Cashing in on the bitcoin boom

09 Dec 2013 / LA Times – NEW YORK — Donald Duhaney brought a wallet full of cash to a Whole Foods in Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side one recent evening. But he wasn’t in search of kale, quinoa or cage-free eggs. Duhaney, 37, was in the

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Currency for a computer age

Currency for a computer age

08 Dec 2013 / The Press – A Christchurch resident has purchased a bottle of wine with a virtual currency he is “mining” in his own garage. Bitcoin, a digital form of gold, is making its entry in New Zealand here in Canterbury. Cecile Meier reports. Have

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Winklevi Finally Vindicated?

Winklevi Finally Vindicated?

08 Dec 2013 / The Harvard Crimson – Good things come to those who wait (kind of). After years of being known as the faces of dejection from “The Social Network,” Cameron S. H. Winklevoss ’04 and Tyler O. H. Winklevoss ’04 have, over the last eight

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