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    Low Price Fails to Derail Bitcoin Mining Companies’ Expansion

    Compared to the 2014 rout, Bitcoin price seems to have stabilized near lower levels. Many in the industry expected at least a shutdown of the major businesses involved in Bitcoin mining. But as the price forms a base near $200-220, Bitcoin mining companies are sensing an opportunity to...

    Guest Author | June 9, 2015 | 4:30 pm
  • CoverYou Becomes the First European Insurer to Accept Bitcoin

    Deventer-based CoverYou has become the first European insurer to accept Bitcoins, making it possible for the users to pay their premiums for insurance coverages for smartphones, tablets and laptops using the digital currency. The payments will be processed directly on the company’s website and owners of the aforementioned gadgets...

    Guest Author | April 17, 2015 | 5:30 pm
  • Over 5,400 Bitcoin Business Now Listed on Coinmap.org

    It’s been a while since we’ve taken a look at Coinmap.org. If you’re new to the community or just plain unfamiliar with the site, it allows users to pin bitcoin (and litecoin) businesses on a map — making it simple for users to find bitcoin-friendly businesses near them....

    Jayanand Sagar | October 1, 2014 | 5:19 pm
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    BitPay CEO Businesses That Accept Bitcoin Should Have Basic

    With thousands of businesses around the world beginning to accept bitcoin, you have to ask: what’s the real reason? Are they genuinely attracted to the benefits bitcoin offers merchants? Are they doing it for publicity? It probably doesn’t matter. But with services like BitPay and Coinbase that make...

    Jayanand Sagar | May 25, 2014 | 7:13 pm
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    Cambridge, Massachusetts May Be Home to Next Bitcoin Boulevard

    Is Cambridge, Massachusetts the home of the next Bitcoin Boulevard? Very likely, it seems. A number of businesses on Massachusetts Avenue (just a stone’s throw away from the Charles River) have turned to bitcoin, accepting the digital currency as a means of payment. As pointed out by Vice Motherboard, those...

    Jayanand Sagar | May 12, 2014 | 11:10 am
  • Yelp Can Now Show if a Business Accepts Bitcoin

    If you follow the Bitcoin subreddit on social sharing website Reddit.com, you may or may not have come across an interesting post this morning. In short, it would appear as if Yelp (a business review site, if you live under a rock) now allows business owners to specify whether...

    Jayanand Sagar | April 28, 2014 | 12:03 pm
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    Over 4,100 Bitcoin Businesses Are Now Listed on Coinmap.org

    Another milestone in the bag for Coinmap.org — a resource that helps bitcoin users find business that accept bitcoin (and litecoin) local to them. It would appear as if 4,100 businesses that accept the bitcoin digital currency are listed on the website, which boasts an easy-to-navigate map with...

    Jayanand Sagar | April 21, 2014 | 2:30 pm
  • BitScan Launches Bitcoin Business Directory

    In what is claimed to the be the world’s largest bitcoin business directory, BitScan has launched a database of over 5,700 businesses in 130 countries in partnership with BitPay — a digital currency payment processor. As more and more businesses turn to bitcoin, consumers are eager to find...

    Jayanand Sagar | February 10, 2014 | 9:14 pm
  • Congressman Tom Carper Looks For Clarity on Bitcoin Business Regulation From CFTC

    Senator Tom Carper (D) of Delaware — the same lawmaker who called for hearings on bitcoin late last year — is looking to get some clarity from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regarding the potential regulation of bitcoin business, which has undoubtedly become big in...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 16, 2014 | 1:06 pm
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    BitPay Not Willing to Work with Marijuana Dispensaries

    Marijuana dispensaries in some U.S. states are having issues accepting credit/debit cards because banks refuse to work with them. It’s understandable, and many had suggested accepting bitcoin instead. Unfortunately, it seems like these businesses are running into yet another obstacle should they be interested in going the bitcoin...

    Jayanand Sagar | January 14, 2014 | 8:04 am

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