Tag: bitcoin

ZipZap to Add Thousands of Cash-to-Bitcoin Locations in 2014 No Comments

An official from financial services company ZipZap this past weekend noted at the Bitcoin Expo London that commencing in early 2014, they would be adding thousands of cash-to-bitcoin locations starting in January 2014. What that means is that consumers can go to about 25,000 different general stores in the United Kingdom and 240,000 stores in Russia and exchange fiat currency for bitcoin. Thi...


BitPay Releases Bitcoin Black Friday Statistics No Comments

Digital currency processor BitPay has today released some impressive statistics from the Bitcoin Black Friday event that took place this past Friday. Bitcoin Black Friday, as the name would suggest, is a play on the traditional Black Friday shopping day, in which retailers heavily discount their prices. Likewise, many businesses online that accept Bitcoin joined in on the fun, and so Bitcoin Bla...


Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Launches No Comments

Just launched today is the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC), with a self-described "new community building platform and membership structure" that aims to promote mass-understanding and acceptance of the digital currency in Canada. At the helm of the Toronto-based organization is executive director Anthony Di Iorio, who previously founded a Bitcoin gambling venture. Six other individuals compo...


BTC China in Talks With Chinese Regulators Over Bitcoin Status No Comments

The folks over at BTC China -- now the world's largest bitcoin exchange -- are apparently in talks with Chinese regulators in hopes of getting Bitcoin accepted and approved as an "official currency", according to a Monday report by Business Week. These talks, described as "low-level", would allow the use of the digital currency for the buying and selling of goods in the People's Republic of Chin...


Humor: Snoop Dogg Tweets About Bitcoin No Comments

It's interesting to see Bitcoin get the recognition from celebrities. This time around it's Snoop Dogg (or was it Snoop Lion?). The hip-hop star tweeted that his next record would be available for purchase with bitcoin and delivered with a drone. Amazon Prime Air, perhaps? (Given that Amazon is planning to deliver purchases with drones via Amazon Prime Air.) Of course, we realize that Snoop hi...


Kevin Rose Issues Informal Statement on Bitcoin Price Drop No Comments

[caption id="attachment_662" align="alignright" width="164"] Source: KevinRose.com[/caption] The price of bitcoin is down (hovering below $1000 at the time of this writing), down from the $1200-ish USD we've been seeing for the past few days. And the Reddit Bitcoin community this afternoon received an informal statement from Google Ventures venture capitalist Kevin Rose (also founder of Digg, for...


CoinJar Bitcoin Exchange Gets $500,000 AUD Funding No Comments

Melbourne, Australia-based bitcoin exchange CoinJar has announced a successful round of venture capitalist funding, effectively raising $500,000 AUD (this is about $455,500 USD)  from several prominent investors in the tech-sphere. Investors include  Niki Scevak from Blackbird Ventures, Guy King and Bevan Clark (founders of coupon website RetailMeNot), Torsten Hoffman, and Chris Hitchen. T...


Rabobank of Netherlands May Have Blocked Bitcoin For 'Ethical' Purposes No Comments

Some leaked documents have come forward and have been published on a website called Tweakers from Rabobank -- a Dutch bank. Therein, information suggesting the bank blocked customer transactions to Bitcoin exchanges for "ethical" purposes. It's a far story from what customers were told when their transactions just simply weren't going through. Reportedly, some were told the reason for the incomp...


Man Uses Sign to Ask For Bitcoin on ESPN, Receives Impressive Amount No Comments

Were you watching ESPN's Gameday last week? You may or may not have missed a man in the crowd with a laugh-inducing sign asking his mother to send him bitcoin. His sign, complete with an address and the bitcoin symbol was probably a way to get the word out about the digital currency, but he seemed to get a lot more than he bargained for. The man, a Redditor with the username Bitcoinpitcher2 co...


TigerDirect Considers Bitcoin As A Payment Option No Comments

Online electronics retailer TigerDirect just may be considering adding bitcoin as a payment option. That is according to a tweet the company sent out this afternoon in response to a tweet from user @Bitcoinstore. The tweet reads, "How bad do you want it?", with a request to retweet and essentially beg for the company to accept the digital currency. The move would give TigerDirect a considerable...


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