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Bitcoin Warlord launches QR-code app for scavenger hunters

Bitcoin Warlord launches QR-code app for scavenger hunters

09 May 2014 / Biz Journals – Games and social media marketing are nothing new. But Max Baptiste and Kevin Fullerton are mixing up the business model by offering prizes in Bitcoin, art and food to those who want to play a scavenger hunt game with local

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Winklevoss Twins to List Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq

Winklevoss Twins to List Bitcoin Fund on Nasdaq

09 May 2014 / New York Times – Despite cautions and hesitations among regulators about investing in virtual currency, the Winklevoss twins are inching closer to creating the first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. On Thursday, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the brothers most widely known for their legal

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Avalara Becomes A Bitcoin Supporter

Avalara Becomes A Bitcoin Supporter

08 May 2014 / Wall Street Journal – Avalara Inc., a cloud-based service that automatically calculates sales tax for businesses, is supporting bitcoin. Although the company isn’t yet seeing demand for transactions in the digital currency, according to Senior Director of Product Webb Stevens, customers should be

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FEC Rules PACs Can Accept Bitcoin Donations

FEC Rules PACs Can Accept Bitcoin Donations

08 May 2014 / Wire – The Federal Election Commission voted today 6 to 0 to allow political committees to accept limited Bitcoin donations. “Limited” means $100 worth of BTC or less. Still, this is a nice win for the Bitcoin community. Avid Bitcoiners like to support

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Bitcoin Startup Vaurum Gets $4M in Seed Funding From Battery Ventures

Bitcoin Startup Vaurum Gets $4M in Seed Funding From Battery Ventures

07 May 2014 / Wall Street Journal – Investors are still bullish on bitcoin, with Battery Ventures, Tim Draper, Steve Case and other individuals seeding Vaurum with $4 million. The support comes the day after the Future Capital Bitcoin Fund launched and a week after Bloomberg announced

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Coinbase Acquires YC-Backed Kippt To Beef Up Its Product, Design Talent

Coinbase Acquires YC-Backed Kippt To Beef Up Its Product, Design Talent

07 May 2014 / Tech Crunch – Coinbase, one of the biggest Bitcoin consumer wallets and merchant processing platforms in the world, just acquired Kippt, a two-person YC-backed startup that had been working on a platform to share and store content. Both companies, which came out of

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Bitcoin Is Not Just A Volatile Bubble

Bitcoin Is Not Just A Volatile Bubble

06 May 2014 / Benzinga – Robert Wagner, a research analyst at Seeking Alpha, has recently argued that bitcoin is a bubble in the process of popping due to its volatility. That may not be the case, however. Bitcoin Is A Bubble Bitcoin is not a bubble.

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5 Bitcoin Projects That Could Make Payments Far More Anonymous

5 Bitcoin Projects That Could Make Payments Far More Anonymous

06 May 2014 / Wired – Some believe that bitcoin’s anonymous properties are a bug, not a feature. This past January, New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky called for a crackdown on software that anonymizes transactions in the online digital currency, saying it will merely help criminals

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Investor Mike Novogratz Bullish On Bitcoin

Investor Mike Novogratz Bullish On Bitcoin

06 May 2014 / Business Insider – Former Goldman Sachs partner and current Fortress Investment Group CIO Michael Novogratz says the smartest guys in the room have all turned their attention to Bitcoin. In an interview Monday with Bloomberg Television’s Stephanie Ruhle at the 2014 Sohn investing

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Bitcoins may soon become a national currency, replacing others

Bitcoins may soon become a national currency, replacing others

06 May 2014 / RT – Bitcoin is the world’s most popular virtual currency, and brings with it a new breed of digital multi-millionaires. A few dollars several years ago could have made you millions in present-day – but when bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox virtually disappeared, many

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