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Report: Facebook Is About to Enter the E-Money Game
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The social giant is gearing up to give PayPal a run for their money.
April 14, 2014 in Social Media
Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

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

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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.
April 8, 2014 in Technology
What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

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And how can my business accept payments with the digital currency?
April 4, 2014 in Technology
Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

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Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.
April 1, 2014 in Technology
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

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The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
March 28, 2014 in Money
QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

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Intuit announced new QuickBooks features that aim to accelerate and simplify paperless payments.
March 19, 2014 in Money
Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

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Taking a page from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King will reportedly introduce a mobile payment option in all U.S. locations.
March 18, 2014 in Franchises
Expansion of PayPal Startup Program Shows Landscape Heating Up

Expansion of PayPal Startup Program Shows Landscape Heating Up

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Through a program to aid entrepreneurs, PayPal can identify the latest hit before itÂ’s a household name.
March 8, 2014 in Technology
First U.S. Bitcoin ATMs Set to Debut in Seattle, Austin

First U.S. Bitcoin ATMs Set to Debut in Seattle, Austin

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Robocoin's groundbreaking kiosks will allow Bitcoin users to exchange the controversial cryptocurrency for cash quick.
February 18, 2014 in Innovation
JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

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Bitcoin has suffered another shock to its system in the past week, but there's reason to believe the problem is only temporary.
February 12, 2014 in News and Trends
Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

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Here are three tips he utilized to bootstrap his crowdfunding campaign.
February 12, 2014 in Financing
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

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Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
February 11, 2014 in Financing
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

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If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
February 7, 2014 in Evaluating Your Idea
Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals

Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals

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The price of a Bitcoin plummeted sharply Friday as Mt. Gox temporarily halted withdrawals on its trading platform to fix technical errors.
February 7, 2014 in Innovation
How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin

How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin

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A new report on digital currency regulations across the globe revealed a strange patchwork of laws. Read on to find out which developed nations are friendliest to Bitcoin.
February 6, 2014 in Payments & Collections
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

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On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
February 5, 2014 in Financing
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

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You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.
January 23, 2014 in Financing
How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

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Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
January 20, 2014 in News and Trends
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

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Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
January 16, 2014 in Financing
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

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The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
January 13, 2014 in News and Trends
Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

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Manufacturer Lamassu has sold 120 of its Bitcoin ATMs in its first four months, becoming a major player in a brand-new competitive space.
December 30, 2013 in News and Trends
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

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What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
December 26, 2013 in Accepting Payments
Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

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China is cracking down on Bitcoin, and that means the price bubble is finally bursting.
December 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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A look at the ups, downs, and tough truths about the future of Bitcoin and digital currency.
December 16, 2013 in Money
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

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Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends

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