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Citigroup Is Testing Its Own Bitcoin: 'Citicoin'
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Citigroup Is Testing Its Own Bitcoin: 'Citicoin'

Taking a page out of Bitcoin's playbook, the banking giant is exploring innovative ways to transact across borders without a bank account.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Risks of Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business
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The Risks of Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business

Bitcoin entrepreneurs don't often openly discuss the gambles they're taking. In this telling clip, they do, revealing the risks that worry them.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What Is the Future of Bitcoin?
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What Is the Future of Bitcoin?

Game-changing or not, the cryptocurrency is anything but a joke to a growing number of entrepreneurs.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Advice on Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business
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Advice on Starting a Bitcoin-Based Business

Three leading industry experts share why they took the leap and why they think you should, too.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why This Bitcoin Exchange Is Leaving New York
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Why This Bitcoin Exchange Is Leaving New York

Digital currency exchange ShapeShift says it is taking a 'moral and ethical stand' against new regulations.
Everett Rosenfeld
What Needs to Happen for Bitcoin to Go Mainstream
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What Needs to Happen for Bitcoin to Go Mainstream

Do you know what Bitcoin is and why you should care about it? If you answered no, point made.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Entrepreneurs Jump on the Bitcoin Bandwagon
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Entrepreneurs Jump on the Bitcoin Bandwagon

The digital currency offers lower transaction fees, a new customer base and easier online checkout. Are you in?
Jaia Thomas
The Biggest Misconceptions About Bitcoin and How Experts Are Trying to Debunk Them (VIDEO)
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The Biggest Misconceptions About Bitcoin and How Experts Are Trying to Debunk Them (VIDEO)

Bitcoin is often misunderstood because the technology functions as a kind of blank slate.
Geoff Weiss
Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison
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Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced to Life in Prison

The mastermind behind the underground website is expected to appeal.
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
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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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