Ken Miller on Bitcoin and Western Union

Ken Miller compares bitcoin and western union in this tech crunch article. He was previously at paypal and square. Western Union insisted bitcoin be regulated more, while in the same breath requesting “could you please also leave us alone on some stuff?” There are many problems for which bitcoin technology presents a solution, but one that quickly comes to mind is the over $5 billion annually that Western Union takes from individuals trying to send remittance funds to family members in need both at home and in other parts of the world. Fees charged to remit…
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WSJ on Boost VC

Boost has since gone full bitcoin (Singapore too has a representative in Boost in the form of Coinhako, which has since gone on to secure personal investment from Tim Draper)   But this bitcoin boot camp was hardly a shoestring effort: Mr. Gamido and the other fledgling entrepreneurs were bankrolled in part by one of Silicon Valley’s most storied families, which has emerged as among the alternative currency’s biggest supporters. The program, called Boost, was founded by 28-year-old Adam Draper. His father, Tim Draper, is founding partner in…
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Streamer allegedly craps in pants opening CSGO item (might be fake) maybe nsfw

It has also set off a series of discussions over valuable game items. (You can see the ultimate top 10 game item list here on this site!) (If a knife has really gone for $30k, then it could use some updating however) Dota, also a Steam game, went for $38k at its peak. The current knife in question seems to range from $200-$400 only however. bsmfaktor 4 points an hour ago Somebody sold his Unusual Team Captain (a virtual hat from TF2, it's purely cosmetic) for $6420… grizzleh…
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Xiaomi hits 45B valuation, raises 1B

So many Bs. According to the Wall Street Journal, xiaomi just raised another 1 billion in its latest financing round to hit a valuation of 45 billion. HONG KONG—Xiaomi Corp. is raising more than $1 billion in its latest round of funding, valuing the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker at more than $45 billion and making the company one of the most valuable technology startups in the world Techcrunch has this to say: The WSJ’s report of Xiaomi’s latest fundraising and valuation follows confusion over exactly how much money…
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Hearthstone Amazon Coin goes Official!

Update/Warning: looks like Amazon changed the promotion because it was too good, now it's 30% off coins and 10% coinback, a blow from 20% off coins and 50% coinback, Germany and certain other regions may still have the superior old promotion however! It still remains a good deal, just not the incredible one With the new changes, one way would be to stock up on amazon coins with the discount (if you have $40 or $70 to spare) and perhaps wait and see if they revert to a…
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Blizzard Hearthstone Joins Apple store in Rouble repricing

Aratil Community Manager Posts: 563 Due to recent economic factors related to the value of the ruble that are impacting our industry and others, we have adjusted ruble pricing for Hearthstone. We regularly review our pricing and services around the world to make sure we’re offering the best entertainment value for the price, and the current pricing change has been made with that goal still in mind. We will continue to monitor local market conditions and let everyone know should any further changes be planned. (This is the…
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Top 5 most outrageous Dota items sold

Here are some of the most expensive items ever sold in Dota 2, though their prices may have come down a bit since then: 5) WETA and Alpine Set rough tie at $1600-$2000 Both the WETA set and Alpine set contains for discontinued items. The WETA set was from a limited run of Dota 2 physical goods that came with digital items, and will no longer enter production. You can see the shop at weta's page. Buying it today would cost you about $2k for the set at…
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Bitcoin Bali project on Financial Times

This is pretty neat Good to see that it's going well over in Bali Quite a twist to the island resort since the period of time Breathe deep and pay in Bitcoin In the tropical idyll of Bali, dozens of merchants now accept payment in this electronic exchange system Earlier this month, a friend called Mats, who works in banking in Switzerland, set off on a long holiday in Bali for a spell of relaxation between jobs. Hoping to forget about finance for a while, he duly booked…
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As Predicted Here, Microsoft takes Bitcoin. What’s Next

As was predicted here on Imaginary Markets over a quarter ago, Microsoft has taken bitcoin soon after acquiring minecraft. Will minecrosoft become minecoinsoft? That remains to be seen. In a quiet post that got quickly picked up around the world, Microsoft announced on the 11th of December: Now you can exchange bitcoins to buy apps, games and more for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox Via Bitpay, "Those funds can then be used to purchase content in the Windows Store, or in stores that house Xbox Games, Xbox Music…
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