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Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty
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Why This Internet Pioneer Believes Bitcoin Has the Power to Break the Cycle of Poverty

At 20, Wences Casares launched Argentina's first Internet service provider. Now 40, and with several successful startups under his belt, the serial entrepreneur is on a mission to bring financial security to underserved communities through Bitcoin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme
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Hong Kong's Central Bank Warns Against Investing in Bitcoin in Wake of Alleged Pyramid Scheme

When MyCoin suddenly shut down, some $387 million in investor cash bit the dust. Officials suspect that the exchange scammed customers all along.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Continues Downward Spiral, Plunges Below $200
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Bitcoin Continues Downward Spiral, Plunges Below $200

Times just got even tougher for the fledgling cryptocash.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Suspends Operations Following Hack
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Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Suspends Operations Following Hack

The world's second busiest USD Bitcoin exchange is offline after some of its operational wallets were compromised.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
EMV, CNP, OMG: Big Things Are on the Way in 2015 for Financial Tech
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EMV, CNP, OMG: Big Things Are on the Way in 2015 for Financial Tech

Credit and debit cards may get a little safer, but theft online will grow. And Bitcoin still won't gain big traction.
Matt Rothstein
Bitcoin Named Worst-Performing Currency of 2014
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Bitcoin Named Worst-Performing Currency of 2014

Bitcoin's awareness and adoption grew by leaps and bounds this year, but its value did the opposite, plummeting by more than 56 percent.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin
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Microsoft Is Now the Largest Company in the World to Accept Bitcoin

When Bill Gates boosts Bitcoin, Microsoft listens.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.
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Where to Stash That Cryptocash? This Man Put It Under His Skin.

Martijn Wismeijer keeps his Bitcoin handy -- right between his thumb and index finger.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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
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