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Accepting Bitcoin Payments Increasingly Looks Like Smart Business
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Accepting Bitcoin Payments Increasingly Looks Like Smart Business

The novel new form of payment has advantages for businesses over credit cards for ordinary transactions.
Matt Odell
Bill Gates: Bitcoin Is 'Better Than Currency'
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Bill Gates: Bitcoin Is 'Better Than Currency'

That's right. America's richest man believes Bitcoin is a promising payments solution. Why? Because it's 'cheap.' However, his outlook isn't as bright on the anonymity aspect.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
What Do Snoop Dogg, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Have in Common? Reddit, Y'all.
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What Do Snoop Dogg, Marc Andreessen and Peter Thiel Have in Common? Reddit, Y'all.

With so much drama in the LBC, somehow, someway, Snoop still keeps coming up with funky-ass investments like every single day.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: 'Bitcoin Has No Shot as a Long-Term Digital Currency'
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Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban: 'Bitcoin Has No Shot as a Long-Term Digital Currency'

The outspoken Shark Tank star is anything but bullish on Bitcoin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin
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PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coinbase Goes Global, Launches Bitcoin Services in 13 European Countries
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Coinbase Goes Global, Launches Bitcoin Services in 13 European Countries

The thriving San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange and payments processor has bitten off an ambitious first step into the European market. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Finally: Bitcoin Is Coming to Merchants Who Use PayPal's Braintree
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Finally: Bitcoin Is Coming to Merchants Who Use PayPal's Braintree

Braintree will soon integrate Bitcoin, a move that could have Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber customers paying in the cryptocash. Meanwhile, PayPal dropped the B-word in a curious promo video, igniting another social media speculation frenzy.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
5 Reasons Merchants Should Start Accepting Bitcoin Now
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5 Reasons Merchants Should Start Accepting Bitcoin Now

Coinbase's Adam White lays out the bottom-line benefits of embracing Bitcoin payments.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Week's News Roundup: Bitcoin Dangers and California's Kill Switch Bill
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This Week's News Roundup: Bitcoin Dangers and California's Kill Switch Bill

We break down the news business owners need to know in our first-ever video news roundup.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
PayPal Unit Reportedly in Talks to Accept Bitcoin
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PayPal Unit Reportedly in Talks to Accept Bitcoin

It's only a matter of time before eBay subsidiary Braintree begins accepting Bitcoin payments, but eBay and PayPal won't, at least not initially.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Nation's Top Consumer Watchdog Warns of Bitcoin's Dangers
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Nation's Top Consumer Watchdog Warns of Bitcoin's Dangers

Bitcoin buyer beware. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cautions consumers about the risks of investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Blockchain Returns to the Apple App Store After Bitcoin Ban
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Blockchain Returns to the Apple App Store After Bitcoin Ban

The popular Bitcoin wallet app is back after being pulled from the App Store in January.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Fred Wilson: 2 Big Reasons Why Bitcoin Isn't Really Useful Yet
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Fred Wilson: 2 Big Reasons Why Bitcoin Isn't Really Useful Yet

Even the cryptocurrency's biggest boosters admit it is probably too early to be useful to the mainstream.
Bitcoin in 10 Years: 4 Predictions From SecondMarket's Barry Silbert
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Bitcoin in 10 Years: 4 Predictions From SecondMarket's Barry Silbert

In Silbert's crystal ball, the cryptocurrency will be accepted by every e-commerce website and force money-transfer giants like Western Union and MoneyGram to close up shop.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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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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