Steve Wozniak (Apple cofounder) enters Bitcoin ring

The other steve of apple, Wozniak to the Jobs, has stepped into the bitcoin fray. He will join Planet Capital as an advisor and director on their board. According to cointelegraph, the company runs ATMs that allow for two way currency transfers. While it is unlikely that this will directly lead to more apple-bitcoin tieups, it is another step for bitcoin that one of the founders behind the biggest tech giant Apple today is joining a bitcoin startup. Within the Planet Capital project, however, the momentum behind a…
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Interpol Starts Virtual Currency in Singapore

In the latest uptick for bitcoin, Interpol gets in the game by creating their own virtual currency as a sandbox to test the technology: ;utm_medium=web THE new Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) has created its own cryptocurrency in a bid to better combat crimes involving virtual currencies such as the bitcoin. The complex, which became fully operational earlier this week, houses the international police's first digital crime centre and cybercrime research and development capabilities. Speaking to The Straits Times on the sidelines of the biennial security…
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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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Thomson Reuters Eikon adds Bitcoin

Following Bloomberg, Yahoo and Google Finance, Thomson Reuter's Bloomberg terminal competitor Eikon has also added bitcoin Their press statement: Take advantage of the Bitcoin market with BitStamp USD rates in Thomson Reuters Eikon Posted in Seek More · 4 Aug 2014 In response to strong customer demand, bitcoin/ USD prices from the BitStamp exchange have been added to Thomson Reuters Eikon. Traded rates and volumes as well as top of book quotes are all now available for you to act before the market moves While the size of…
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Techcrunch: Bitcoin Gyft acquired by First Data, between $50 to 100 million

Quite a coup both way rounds I suppose this would make another successful bitcoin startup exit (relatively). Strangely, bitcoin is starkly absent from the article. Gyft currently also gives about 3% points off purchases with bitcoin. From techcrunch According to an interview with , the acquisition had been in the works for two months, and was valued at under $100 million, but more than Clover, which exited to First Data for $54 million. ... The company first launched its service in 2012, with its then iOS-only mobile gift…
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Gavin Andresen: Bitcoin is still a work in progress, and you should only risk time or money on it that you can afford to lose

Bitcoin is still a work in progress, and you should only risk time or money on it that you can afford to lose Blog Centralized Mining By Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist • June 13, 2014 Bitcoin mining has been too centralized for years, with just a handful of pool operators have controlled well more than 50% of hashing power. Recently, mining power has become even more centralized, with one mining pool () likely controlling somewhere between 40% and 60% of hashing power. That isn’t good, and if you…
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Bitcoin Traders frontrun Fed unwind of Silk Road Stash

The US marshall is selling the silk road stashed seized by the FBI USD has the Federal reserve, and bitcoin has FBItcoin? While the WSJ reports, the timing and sales method are unclear, it is already weighing on the virtual currency as the Bitcoin traders front run the Fed's *FBI SAYS TO TRANSFER BITCOINS TO MARSHALS *FBI TRANSFER INVOLVED 144,341 BITCOINS SEIZED FROM SILK ROAD *US MARSHALS TO AUCTION BITCOINS FROM SILK ROAD CASE *US MARSHALS: AUCTION TO TAKE PLACE JUNE 27 6AM-6PM ET * MARSHALS SERVICE SEEKS…
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Expedia takes bitcoin to the skies and hotel, in travel bitcoin booking

Expedia takes bitcoin in the latest high profile acceptance of the cryptocurrency Bruised by a series of business problems earlier this year, Bitcoin stands to recover some of its cachet: travel site Expedia said Wednesday that it's accepting payments made in the virtual currency. But Expedia sees Bitcoin as just another payment mechanism, and people now can reserve hotel accommodations at the site through a partnership with Bitcoin transaction processor Coinbase. Other Expedia booking services such as cars and airplane flights will be get Bitcoin support later, said…
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