Timeout Singapore covers Bitcoin Bars and Cafes

The scene in Singapore is growing! They went about 5 cafes and bars to look at their bitcoin acceptance and their experiences more at First published on 18 Mar 2014. Updated on 19 Mar 2014. Ah bitcoins! The currency of the internet (some say the future) and the tender of choice for the hip and modern-minded. Are you an early adaptor? Didn’t lose bitcoins to the Mt Gox debacle. Lucky you, you tech-savvy thing. If the news of Singapore receiving its first bitcoin ATM was music to your…
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Coinrepublic launches Singapore Bitcoin Merchants Listings Directory

you can see it over at coin republic currently: UP Diners (Unusual Palate) Bitcoin Accepting Restaurants, Cafes and Bars in Singapore | | April 25, 2014 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sun 830am-330pm Phone: 6604-7998 * Excellent Tom Yum Soup! 4 total views, 0 today Eclat Office Club: Bitcoin Cash-In ATM Bitcoin ATMs and Vending Machines in Singapore | | April 25, 2014 Tembusu Cash In Vending Machine Creates a paper wallet. Fee Estimate: 5% above Coinbase Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, but 4 total views, 0 today…
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How Singapore’s Bitcoin Scene is Punching Above its weight

Singapore is a tiny island state in Asia, a mix of the east and west, but has been making waves in the Bitcoin world. 1) It has the highest density of Bitcoin ATMs in the world There are 8 Bitcoin ATMs in Singapore from 4 different makers (2 of which are from Singapore), and they are all located around the central region. It boasts Asia's first Bitcoin ATM, as well as Asia's first Robocoin (2 way machine with cashing out). This has even led tourists from Czech republic…
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NUS Law Student writes Bitcoin Dissertation for his degree

(cs writing here) Although not unprecedented, an american had written his on bitcoin before going to Davis Polk & Wardwell, this might very well be the first one in Asia, at least in english. Pak Nian Lam has written a directed dissertation on the regulation of bitcoin. It is heartening to see the greater attention as well as open approaches to the phenomenon that is the bitcoin protocol. Had it been so just a few years earlier I might have been able to do the same for my…
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Imaginary Markets: I’m on NHK! Bitcoin is Alive and Well in Singapore

You can see the video here at: Couldn't find an embed code. The news should have aired in China during evening primetime in a bitcoin world feature, this one is really quite positive on bitcoin compared to some of the other media coverage out there! Bitcoin is indeed Alive and Well in Singapore (pending future regulatory whirlwinds or "worldwinds" of course) It's a good worthwhile 4 minutes! The segment covered the prevalence of bitcoin ATMs in Singapore, as well as retailers taking the plunge into bitcoining, as well…
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Indian smuggles 12 bars of gold from Singapore, Surgeon mined gold from his stomach: BBC

This takes mining to new levels, or does it Twelve bars of gold have been recovered from the stomach of a businessman in the Indian capital, Delhi, a surgeon treating him has said. The 63-year-old man was admitted to hospital after complaining of vomiting and difficulty defecating. Doctors, who performed the operation on 9 April, told the BBC that police and customs authorities had questioned the businessman and confiscated the gold. India, the world's largest consumer of gold, has seen a record rise in smuggling after a rise…
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Young Singaporean Interests: Bitcoin and Startups

Fittingly apt for the bitcoin atm capitol of the world, in a country that is trying to build up its innovation sector! Certainly didn't expect it to be so popular among the young Singaporeans. Thoughtbuzz feels the classical sectors are not keeping up with the trends. It is not surprising that most netizens in Singapore discuss stocks and foreign currency investments, considering the market is the regional financial and investment hub. A rising trend also has been discussions around Bitcoin, where the conversations tend to be about Bitcoin…
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Coin of Sale’s Tomas Forgac and Rajah and Tann’s Rajesh Sreenivasan at CNA on China Bitcoin

Coin of Sale's Tomas Forgac and Rajah and Tann's Rajesh Sreenivasan at CNA on China Bitcoin Coin of Sale is a point of sales solution for bitcoin and Rajah and Tann is one of the domestic Big 4 law firms for Singapore Tomas talks about the resilience of bitcoin, and Rajesh emphasises the need to engage with the global phenomenon that is bitcoin, that one cannot ignore it and hope that it will go away, for a technology that is growing incredibly popular not keeping pace would lead…
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Gosugamers: Mervyn interviews KellyMilkies

There's been quite a bit of Singaporeans in Dota 2 news, there's mainstay iceiceice bringing trolling to new levels of sophistication, and hyhy making a reappearance via free to play, now mervyn interviews kellymilkies at gosugamers Hi Kelly, thanks for giving us some of your time! How are you and how excited are you to be travelling to Kiev for the StarLadder LAN Finals? I'm feeling fantastic at the moment. I can't describe how happy I am that we won the tie-breakers, and this will be the 2nd…
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Tomas’ Coinofsale Makes Coindesk!

You've previously seen it here, but Tomas' video is making its rounds worldwide! It has made it to coindesk, which you can see at: The early adopters The part-gallery part-café, Artistry, was the first place in Singapore to roll out Coin of Sale. CAD Café in the trendy Haji Lane was the next to follow suit. Now, more than 12 merchants in Singapore are using Coin of Sale – including a microbrewery, a printer shop and several restaurants and bars. Despite the Singapore government’s regulatory crackdown, Forgac says…
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