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How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?
Finance

How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

Roger Ver began investing in bitcoins in 2011. Now, his investments are paying off.
Ansuya Harjani
Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love
Finance

Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

With the value of Bitcoin at record highs, and the holiday season upon us, there's no better time for the cryptocurrency to prove its mainstream usefulness.
Brian Patrick Eha
The Case for an Early Buyout
Finance

The Case for an Early Buyout

Being acquired by a bigger company early in your venture's life cycle can be a sweet deal in its own right.
Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 for First Time Ever
Finance

Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 for First Time Ever

The virtual currency rose above $1,000 on Wednesday for the first time ever, marking a rise of over 7,600 percent so far this year.
Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts
Growth Strategies

Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

On-demand car service Uber has teamed up with GM and Toyota to provide drivers discounts on car purchases and friendlier financial terms.
Andrea Huspeni
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter
Starting a Business

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
Stephen Key
Another Score for Bitcoin: You Can Now Use It to Pay for College
Finance

Another Score for Bitcoin: You Can Now Use It to Pay for College

University of Nicosia in Cyprus announced today that it will accept the digital-only currency as legal tender for tuition and fees.
Catherine Clifford
This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins
Finance

This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.
3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin
Finance

3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is everywhere these days, and so is the confusion. Here are three myths about the virtual currency you need to stop believing now.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings
Finance

Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

The virtual currency skyrocketed above $600 on the Mt. Gox exchange as a Senate panel prepares to discuss Bitcoin regulation.
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator
Finance

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
Brian Patrick Eha
Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter
Finance

Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman.
Michelle Goodman
Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price
Starting a Business

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously battled Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's origins, are big investors in the digital currency and say it's worth 100 times its current value.
Matthew J. Belvedere
McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.
Finance

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
Catherine Clifford