Are US Bitcoin Startups Fighting A Losing Battle?
Sep24

Are US Bitcoin Startups Fighting A Losing Battle?

US Bitcoin Startups are having a tough time even though the worldwide interest in bitcoin is rising, venture companies in its largest market are facing hurdles in innovation. One such startup is QuickCoin, a San-Francisco based, self financed bitcoin startup, whose much hyped launch in May 2014 caught attention of all due to its integration with social media site like Facebook and integration with the simple bitcoin wallet-technology....

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Bitcoin Buyout – Why Facebook Should Buy Bitcoins
Sep22

Bitcoin Buyout – Why Facebook Should Buy Bitcoins

Is A Bitcoin Buyout A Possibility? With so many technology companies flush with cash, it is a wonder that no company has bought a significant number of Bitcoins.  In February 2014, Facebook paid $19 billion dollars to buy WhatsApp, a mobile phone messaging company.  To put this in perspective, the value of all the 13+ million Bitcoins in circulation is worth 5.35 billion dollars as of today. Google has been on a spending spree as...

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4 Angles of comparison of Bitcoin to M-Pesa
Sep22

4 Angles of comparison of Bitcoin to M-Pesa

4 Angles of comparison of Bitcoin to its African counterpart M-Pesa   Overview of the M-Pesa M-Pesa (M is for mobile and Pesa in Swahili stands for money) a form of digital currency has already taken deep root in Kenya. It has made people familiar with using their mobile phones to store value and to transfer money at a peer to peer level. For the Kenyans it created a sense of pride and achievement in technological terms, as it...

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PayPal Accepts Bitcoin. Does  this “legitimize” the coin?
Sep17

PayPal Accepts Bitcoin. Does this “legitimize” the coin?

By: Randall Parker Jr. PayPal Accepts Bitcoin Now The article topic begs the question that Bitcoin needs to be legitimized in some way. The case has certainly been made that the young, rebellious currency needs taming. The claims have gone to the effect of accusing Bitcoin to be a method for hackers, drug dealers, drug users, hit men and more to hock their wares. That, alone, I don’t think should be reason to criticize Bitcoin,...

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OpenBazaar – the decentralized marketplace
Aug27

OpenBazaar – the decentralized marketplace

OpenBazaar – the decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar is a new and intresting project about to get released to the Bitcoin public. As you can see in the video a non-restricted free to use marketplace environment is being worked on right now. We asked the Operations Lead for OpenBazaar Sam Patterson, a few questions about what can users expect from the project and what might lie in store for the future. Which kind of new options...

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