Times just got even tougher for the fledgling cryptocash.
The world's second busiest USD Bitcoin exchange is offline after some of its operational wallets were compromised.
Credit and debit cards may get a little safer, but theft online will grow. And Bitcoin still won't gain big traction.
Bitcoin's awareness and adoption grew by leaps and bounds this year, but its value did the opposite, plummeting by more than 56 percent.
When Bill Gates boosts Bitcoin, Microsoft listens.
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Martijn Wismeijer keeps his Bitcoin handy -- right between his thumb and index finger.
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.
The outspoken Shark Tank star is anything but bullish on Bitcoin.
PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
The thriving San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange and payments processor has bitten off an ambitious first step into the European market. Here's how.
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.
Coinbase's Adam White lays out the bottom-line benefits of embracing Bitcoin payments.
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.
Bitcoin buyer beware. The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cautions consumers about the risks of investing in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
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