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The Winklevoss Twins Will Headline New York State’s Bitcoin Hearings

The Winklevoss Twins Will Headline New York State's Bitcoin Hearings

23 Jan 2014 / Business Insider – The Winklevoss Twins will headline the first of two days of hearings on digital currencies convened by the New York Department of Financial Services. The twins’ Bitcoin Trust, an ETF fund that would track the price of Bitcoin-related securities, is

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Why Silicon Valley (and Google) Loves Bitcoin

Why Silicon Valley (and Google) Loves Bitcoin

23 Jan 2014 / Motherboard – It’s an open secret why Silicon Valley loves Bitcoin and it’s only a matter of time before the titans of tech start pushing around their influential weight—like Google, whose top engineers may have just let slip that they’re already in the

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TigerDirect is the First Major Internet Retailer to Accept Bitcoin via BitPay

TigerDirect is the First Major Internet Retailer to Accept Bitcoin via BitPay

23 Jan 2014 / MIAMI & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TigerDirect.com has announced today that they will be accepting Bitcoin – a peer-to-peer digital currency – as a method of payment on over 200,000 products. TigerDirect is the first major US electronics retailer and largest company to date to

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Google Lets Slip That It’s Exploring Possible Bitcoin Integration Plans

Google Lets Slip That It's Exploring Possible Bitcoin Integration Plans

23 Jan 2014 / Forbes – Since Overstock.com OSTK -1.34% began accepting Bitcoin payments earlier this month, the cryptocurrency community has been buzzing with speculation about which tech company will integrate Bitcoin next.  So Jarar Malik decided to ask. “After the whole Overstock thing, I said ‘f–k

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Why Bitcoin is poised to break out to all-time highs

Why Bitcoin is poised to break out to all-time highs

23 Jan 2014 / Yahoo Finance – Bitcoin is starting to get some high-profiled acceptance. First was Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Then Overstock began accepting Bitcoin, taking in $126,000 in sales with the virtual currency on the very first day. On Tuesday, the Sacramento Kings –

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Koenig Solutions offers training course in Bitcoins

Koenig Solutions offers training course in Bitcoins

22 Jakoenign 2014 / India Times – NEW DELHI: IT training firm Koenig Solutions today announced the launch of its training course on Bitcoins, the digital currency. Designed as a four day programme, the course will be offered from all Koenig centres in India.

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Bitcloud: can hackers use bitcoin to replace Facebook and YouTube?

Bitcloud: can hackers use bitcoin to replace Facebook and YouTube?

22 Jan 2014 / The Guardian – Programmers famously have to balance their technical concepts with the needs of the human beings on which their projects rely. Too often, an engineer’s tunnel-vision means they end up focusing on the stuff that can be fixed, and abstract away the

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Bitcoin Baron Keeps a Secretive Open Source OS Alive

Bitcoin Baron Keeps a Secretive Open Source OS Alive

22 Jan 2014 / Wired – One of the world’s longest-running open source software projects will live on, thanks to a Romanian bitcoin baron. Recently, Theo de Raadt and the other engineers who oversee the OpenBSD operating system recently were hit with a $20,000 bill for the

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Bitcoin Targets Payments Business of Giants Visa to JPMorgan

Bitcoin Targets Payments Business of Giants Visa to JPMorgan

22 Jan 2014 / Bloomberg – Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Wall Street say they don’t care much for Bitcoin as a currency to supplant the U.S. dollar. As a payment technology they could use to undercut Visa Inc. (V), Western Union Co. (WU) or Citigroup Inc.

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Bitcoin Turns Into Art as Sweden Rejects Creative Currency

Bitcoin Turns Into Art as Sweden Rejects Creative Currency

22 Jan 2014 / Bloomberg – Bitcoin is making an art critic out of the Swedish taxman. The largest Nordic economy is set to reject Bitcoin and its competitors as a currency and instead give the software the same tax treatment it would an antique Persian rug

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