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Fancy Blowing Some Bitcoin on a Shopping Spree?

22 December 2014  |  7403 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Believe it or not, there's a great new website that has a wide range of products priced in pounds sterling and get this – Bitcoin! If your virtual wallet is bursting at the seams and you just have to offload some of your cryptocurrency, one e-Commerce site promises to help you do precisely that. And all of this has been made possible by Nick Boa...

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Bitcoin: It’s not all about the money

17 November 2014  |  5054 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

by Chris Neale, Lead UX Designer at Tobias & Tobias Bitcoin’s blockchain ledger may turn out to be more important than the currency Bitcoin’s rise to prominence over the last five years reminds me of the early, heady days of the internet. I remember lots of news articles and TV features introducing it in the same way and asking the same big que...

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Max Excell
Max ExcellGBGroup - Chester

Coming soon to a retailer near you - Bitcoin

12 November 2014  |  5621 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

As you may have already seen, Global payments company NCR has announced that one of its merchant point-of-sale (POS) systems will soon offer Bitcoin support. Merchants have shown an increasing appeti...

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Breaking the cryptocurrency stigma: Epiphyte

28 October 2014  |  7283 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

"It's a sensitive space, people still associate it with criminality and dubious activities - like the internet in the early days" When Finextra wrote a story about Epiphyte winning the Innot...

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Brett King
Brett KingMoven - New York

Why Ebola might kill cash

17 October 2014  |  10288 views  |  28 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

The Fear Factor on Ebola is over the top right now. We are spending countless hours in the media analyzing footage of health workers, figuring out how a nurse in Texas contracted the disease despite s...

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Neil Burton
Neil BurtonVerifone - London

Will block supersede stack?

25 September 2014  |  4838 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 2

Don’t be fooled by Bitcoin. It’s an early incarnation, an experiment, of something much bigger. Maybe even a new era. As of very recently – less than a generation - 100% of world wealth has a smart de...

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Wendell Brock
Wendell BrockOutside Investment Advisors - McKinney

Swiss Gold Opportunity

17 September 2014  |  2122 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the very few remaining proper democracies in the world will vote on bringing the Swiss Gold back to Switzerland on November 30. In order to have a national referendum on an issue in Switzerland...

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Jane Adams
Jane AdamsCurrently looking for a job - Edinburgh

An answer to the Scottish currency question

05 September 2014  |  2229 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of the things I fail to understand about the Yes campaign for Scottish independence is their determination to retain sterling. OK, it may mean greater stability in the short term but so would rema...

Max Excell
Max ExcellGBGroup - Chester

Virtual Currency: Not Just A Phase

14 August 2014  |  4461 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Virtual currencies are definitely trending. You know that’s true when even the politicians are jumping on the bandwagon. It won’t be long until Ed and Dave are asking if they can pay for their Cornish...

Dirk Kinvig
Dirk KinvigFinextra - London

Do you bitcoin?

08 August 2014  |  2399 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Satoshi Nakamoto's crypto-currency has been around for 5 years now. It is the most widely known of all the virtual currencies (such as litecoin, dogecoin, Gold Pressed Latinum), but still the uptake ...

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