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Fred Wilson: 2 Big Reasons Why Bitcoin Isn't Really Useful Yet

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

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.
How to Design a Knockout Bitcoin Mobile App

How to Design a Knockout Bitcoin Mobile App

In this video, ZeroBlock co-founder Dan Held spills the insider secrets you need to know to knock your mobile Bitcoin app out of the park.
A Beginner's Guide to Owning Bitcoin

A Beginner's Guide to Owning Bitcoin

All the basics you need to know to (legally) score your first Bitcoin. Proceed with caution.
How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin Riches

How a Teenage Entrepreneur Built a Startup on Bitcoin Riches

What happened when 15-year-old Erik Finman invested a $1,000 gift from his grandma in Bitcoin. Hint: Big money. New business.
Why Bitcoin Is Still a Blank Slate Ripe for Disruption

Why Bitcoin Is Still a Blank Slate Ripe for Disruption

There are still plenty of business and career opportunities up for grabs in the Bitcoin Wild West. Find out what they are, straight from the mouths of these three leading industry experts.
Blockchain.info CEO: This Is Why You Shouldn't Fear Bitcoin

Blockchain.info CEO: This Is Why You Shouldn't Fear Bitcoin

Know before you go. Nic Cary explains what Bitcoin is, how it works and what it can do for you.
Apple May Welcome Bitcoin Transaction Apps. Or Not.

Apple May Welcome Bitcoin Transaction Apps. Or Not.

Apple has officially addressed 'virtual currency' in its App Store guidelines, but it's still too early to cry victory for Bitcoin.
Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Nicolas Cary discusses how you could benefit from the burgeoning Bitcoin economy, even if you don't own a single BTC.
Blockchain.info CEO: We Pay Employees in Bitcoin. And Someday You Might, Too.

Blockchain.info CEO: We Pay Employees in Bitcoin. And Someday You Might, Too.

We talked to the charismatic Blockchain.info CEO about Bitcoin's recent rocky press, its price ups and downs, and if we're headed for another bubble.
Why Bitcoin Is 'Like Email for Money'

Why Bitcoin Is 'Like Email for Money'

In this video, two of the industry's leading experts unravel the enigma that is Bitcoin. It's not as complicated as you think.
This Company Is Now the Largest in the World to Accept Bitcoin

This Company Is Now the Largest in the World to Accept Bitcoin

A multi-billion dollar TV titan just gave Bitcoin a huge, mainstream vote of confidence. Here's the scoop.
BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet

BitPay Raises Record $30 Million in Series A Funding, Biggest in Bitcoin Industry Yet

The Atlanta Bitcoin payments pioneer closes a record-breaking funding round from billionaire Richard Branson, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang, PayPal's Peter Thiel, Index Ventures and other all-star investors.
6 Crazy Things You Can Buy With Bitcoin (Paradise Included)

6 Crazy Things You Can Buy With Bitcoin (Paradise Included)

Mammoth tusks, fake IDs and a ride to outer space. These are just a few of the outrageous things you can with bitcoins – if you are lucky enough to own some.
Yelp Now Points Users to Businesses That Accept Bitcoin as Payment

Yelp Now Points Users to Businesses That Accept Bitcoin as Payment

The popular consumer review site pushes Bitcoin as a viable payment option further into the mainstream.
Outer Space: Bitcoin's Final Frontier?

Outer Space: Bitcoin's Final Frontier?

Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik is taking steps to set up a satellite system that would beam Bitcoin's block chain public ledger down to earth.
Who the Heck Is Nick Szabo and Is He the Real Father of Bitcoin?

Who the Heck Is Nick Szabo and Is He the Real Father of Bitcoin?

Could student sleuths have finally uncovered the true identity the mystery man behind the world's most enigmatic currency? Or is this just another false alarm?
Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Heads for Liquidation

Mt. Gox isn't rising from the ashes after all and its customers will likely never see the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the shattered exchange lost.
Ex-NFL Star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter

Ex-NFL Star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson Scores a Touchdown for Bitcoin Awareness on Twitter

The hot-tempered former NFL wide receiver wonders how 'easy’' the complicated cryptocurrency is. Don’t even get us started.
Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.
GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin

GOP Congressman Introduces First Bill to Tax Bitcoin

Everyone's buzzing about Rep. Steve Stockman's plan to submit a bill declaring Bitcoin a currency, but this isn't the first time the politician has whipped up a stir.
Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

One startup has launched a game-changing service that swaps bitcoins for dollars and puts them on a prepaid debit card that works in regular ATM machines.
IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency

IRS Will Tax Bitcoin, Says It's Not Currency

In a historic ruling, the IRS said Bitcoin is property, not currency, and will be taxed as such. Here's what you need to know.
Mt. Gox Mysteriously Finds $114 Million Worth of 'Missing' Bitcoins

Mt. Gox Mysteriously Finds $114 Million Worth of 'Missing' Bitcoins

The shady Bitcoin exchange's extended meltdown gets fishier by the minute.
Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

Coinbase Snags Top Tech Execs From Facebook, Amazon

The rising wallet service's major new hires show that the business of Bitcoin is big enough to attract top tech talent.

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