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Barry Silbert: Western Union Will Be Crushed by Bitcoin (VIDEO)
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Barry Silbert: Western Union Will Be Crushed by Bitcoin (VIDEO)

Over the past year, the Bitcoin narrative has already shifted significantly, according to the noted advocate and investor.
Geoff Weiss
Why It Might Make Sense to Pay Your Employees in Bitcoin (VIDEO)
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Why It Might Make Sense to Pay Your Employees in Bitcoin (VIDEO)

Bitwage bills itself as the world's first payroll startup to incorporate the cost- and time-saving benefits of Bitcoin.
Geoff Weiss
How the World's First Bitcoin Charity Is Harnessing the Cryptocurrency to Change Lives (VIDEO)
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How the World's First Bitcoin Charity Is Harnessing the Cryptocurrency to Change Lives (VIDEO)

BitGive, founded in 2013, partners with nonprofits in the public health and environmental sectors and solicits charitable donations from Bitcoin believers.
Geoff Weiss
New York Just Issued Its First-Ever Bitcoin Banking License
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New York Just Issued Its First-Ever Bitcoin Banking License

The groundbreaking license granted to cryptocurrency exchange itBit signifies a momentous stride forward in the race to legitimize the fledgling digital currency.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Richard Branson Holding Digital Currency Summit on Private Caribbean Island
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Richard Branson Holding Digital Currency Summit on Private Caribbean Island

From May 25 to 28, the Virgin Group founder will co-host a forum about the future of Blockchain and Bitcoin.
Nina Zipkin
Bitcoin VIP: The Internet Had a Shady Start, Too
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Bitcoin VIP: The Internet Had a Shady Start, Too

Gavin Andresen of the Bitcoin Foundation says that the use of the digital currency for less-than-legal purchases laid the groundwork for its entering the mainstream.
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Robot Buys Ecstacy With Bitcoin, Gets Arrested
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Robot Buys Ecstacy With Bitcoin, Gets Arrested

It's all in the name of art, folks.
London Stakes Its Claim as Global Bitcoin Hub
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London Stakes Its Claim as Global Bitcoin Hub

British authorities have come out in support of digital currencies in the name of promoting financial innovation.
Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin
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Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

The LinkedIn co-founder's investments in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox more than paid off. Will Silicon Valley's 'startup whisperer' be on the money about Bitcoin, too?
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Would You Work Out Harder If You Got Paid in Bitcoin?
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Would You Work Out Harder If You Got Paid in Bitcoin?

Austin-based startup Chaotic Moon Studios is showing off an iOS app at SXSW that pays people to exercise. The more users work out with FitCoin, the more cryptocash they stash.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
IBM Looking at Adopting Bitcoin Technology for Major Currencies
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IBM Looking at Adopting Bitcoin Technology for Major Currencies

The tech company is looking at the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the 'blockchain,' to create a digital cash and payment system.
Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Is Like a 'Child Taking Its First Steps' But Will One Day Win the Finance Marathon
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Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Is Like a 'Child Taking Its First Steps' But Will One Day Win the Finance Marathon

Ahead of the launch of their own Bitcoin exchange, tech entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss say the nascent cryptocurrency isn't primed for mass adoption just yet, but it will one day rule the financial world.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?
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Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?

The author of 'The Bitcoin Big Bang' on what entrepreneurs need to know about the budding digital currency.
Carol Roth
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Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be exchanged directly from peer to peer. Unlike modern fiat money, Bitcoin, which has often been called 'cash for the Internet,' is not printed like dollars or other fiat currency and it is not controlled, backed or distributed by any bank or central government authority. An estimated 11 million bitcoins are in circulation today, though only 21 million bitcoins can ever be created.
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