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Activist Post: Is Bitcoin the New Safe-Haven Currency? Bitcoins ...

Activist Post: Is Bitcoin the New Safe-Haven Currency? Bitcoins ... | money money money | Scoop.it
Bitcoin, with its lack of central authority and quasi-anonymity, has always been seen as analternative currency for those protesting central banking.  It seems the number of people who are waking up to just how corrupt the system now view Bitcoin as viable.
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Japanese Politician to Crowdfund Bitcoin Research Tour - CoinDesk

Japanese Politician to Crowdfund Bitcoin Research Tour - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Japanese politician and bitcoin supporter Mineyuki Fukuda has taken a novel approach to bitcoin research, launching an online crowdfunding campaign to conduct a research tour of bitcoin businesses in the US.

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Banking Survey: 65% of US Consumers 'Unlikely' to Buy Bitcoin - CoinDesk

Banking Survey: 65% of US Consumers 'Unlikely' to Buy Bitcoin - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

A new study suggests that many consumers remain cautious about the prospect of purchasing or using digital currency.

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Finextra: Santander commissions study on bitcoin's impact on banks

Finextra: Santander commissions study on bitcoin's impact on banks | money money money | Scoop.it
The bitcoin-curious - both enthusiasts and sceptics - are being invited to help put together a report for Santander on the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on banks.
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Bitcoin shows staying power as online merchants chase digital sparkle - Reuters

Bitcoin shows staying power as online merchants chase digital sparkle - Reuters | money money money | Scoop.it


"Bitcoin isn't going anywhere; it's here to stay," said Michael Gulmann, vice president of global products at Expedia Inc.

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70,000 Caribbean Island Residents to Receive Bitcoin in 2015 - Bing News

70,000 Caribbean Island Residents to Receive Bitcoin in 2015 - Bing News | money money money | Scoop.it
All 70,000 residents living on the Caribbean nation of Dominica will be eligible to receive bitcoin as part of The Bit Drop project, an upcoming collaboration between bitcoin businesses, interest groups and local government officials.
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Bitcoin Price Analysis – Hints of a New Uptrend...

Bitcoin Price Analysis – Hints of a New Uptrend... | money money money | Scoop.it
CryptoCoinsNews Bitcoin Price Analysis – Hints of a New Uptrend Still Dubious CryptoCoinsNews bitcoin uptrend Bitcoin price analysis provides some evidence that a new uptrend may be in effect.
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Physical Bitcoin Trade Service Provider SecuraCoin Launches With Multiple Money Services

Physical Bitcoin Trade Service Provider SecuraCoin Launches With Multiple Money Services | money money money | Scoop.it
Toronto, Canada / ACCESSWIRE / August 28th, 2014 / SecuraCoin has launched the world’s first physical retail Bitcoin trade network specializing in servicing money service businesses (MSBs) and other brick and mortar stores. Providing top-level compliance training and software solutions to their Agents, SecuraCoin launched on August 20th with an initial network of locations focusing on the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.
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The Bitcoin ATM that doubles as an evangelist

The Bitcoin ATM that doubles as an evangelist | money money money | Scoop.it
The Bitmarket.ph team uses their Bitcoin ATM to get people talking about the cryptocurrency.
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Bitcoin Is Here To Stay

Bitcoin Is Here To Stay | money money money | Scoop.it
The digital currency is catching on at U.S. online merchants.
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MIT students engineering bitcoin scheme - New York Post

MIT students engineering bitcoin scheme - New York Post | money money money | Scoop.it


That $100 represents about a fifth of a bitcoin for each student.

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Should Bitcoin Groups Be More Transparent? - CoinDesk

Should Bitcoin Groups Be More Transparent? - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


How much transparency should bitcoin users demand from their local representative groups' decision-making processes, and how far should those groups go to win and maintain their members' trust?

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Why Bitcoin is Better Than Gold, with Wences Casares

Xapo CEO and founder Wences Casares explains why, after a 5,000 year reign, gold has been surpassed by bitcoin as the ideal ledger.

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National debt has doubled since financial crisis: budget office - Washington Examiner

National debt has doubled since financial crisis: budget office - Washington Examiner | money money money | Scoop.it


The federal debt this year will be double what it was before the financial crisis, Congress' official budget scorekeeper projected Wednesday morning.

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New Bitcoin ATMS: First Machines Invade NY, Dallas, South Africa

New Bitcoin ATMS: First Machines Invade NY, Dallas, South Africa | money money money | Scoop.it
A few new Bitcoin ATMS, also called BTMS (Bitcoin teller machines), recently started to operate in five different cities across four continents.
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On To-Do List: Deposit Cash in Bitcoin ATM - New York Times

On To-Do List: Deposit Cash in Bitcoin ATM - New York Times | money money money | Scoop.it


Still, virtual currency supporters see the growth of these machines as a milestone that will help Bitcoin A.T.M.s become as widespread as traditional bank A.T.M.s.

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Citi: Miners and Merchants Are Keeping Bitcoin Prices Low - CoinDesk

Citi: Miners and Merchants Are Keeping Bitcoin Prices Low - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


As mining costs rise, miners come under pressure to sell their freshly unearthed bitcoin to recoup the costs of their investment in equipment.

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Cryptocurrency News Round-Up: Dogecoin's Price Rockets, Bitcoin Stabilises ... - International Business Times UK

Cryptocurrency News Round-Up: Dogecoin's Price Rockets, Bitcoin Stabilises ... - International Business Times UK | money money money | Scoop.it

The price of bitcoin has remained relatively stable over the last few days, in contrast to the turmoil of last week.

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Is Dollar Imperiled as World-Leading Currency? - The Desert Sun

Is Dollar Imperiled as World-Leading Currency? - The Desert Sun | money money money | Scoop.it

Although the dollar continues to reign supreme as the world’s primary reserve currency, a concerted effort is now underway to topple the greenback from this lofty control position that it has held since the end of World War II, almost uninterruptedly. A reserve currency is held by a world central bank, which acquires U.S. bonds, facilitating their liquidity to help global businesses to activate international transactions by eliminating the intricacies and costs of exchange rates.

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New cryptocurrencies growing in popularity and competing with Bitcoin - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News

New cryptocurrencies growing in popularity and competing with Bitcoin - CP24 Toronto's Breaking News | money money money | Scoop.it

"If you look at Dogecoin versus Bitcoin -- what's the difference?" he said. "It has a dog as its logo. That's the extent of the difference."



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Australian Government Portal Publishes Bitcoin Business Guidelines - CoinDesk

Australian Government Portal Publishes Bitcoin Business Guidelines - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


With headings like “What are digital currencies and crypto-currencies?”, “How do I accept Bitcoin in my business?

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BitBeat: For Bitcoin's Miners and Spenders, a Supply and Demand Imbalance - Wall Street Journal (blog)

BitBeat: For Bitcoin's Miners and Spenders, a Supply and Demand Imbalance - Wall Street Journal (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

The amount of hardware being thrown at bitcoin mining continues to rise, but if those mined bitcoins aren’t being used,  an imbalance between supply and demand will develop that may increase volatility in the price, CitiFX’s Steven Englander wrote in a note.

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2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression, Bernanke Says - Wall Street Journal (blog)

2008 Meltdown Was Worse Than Great Depression, Bernanke Says - Wall Street Journal (blog) | money money money | Scoop.it

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart.

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NY To Regulate Virtual Currency: Will NJ Follow? - New Jersey Law Journal

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NY To Regulate Virtual Currency: Will NJ Follow?
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Leading Altcoin Developers Speak Out Against New York's BitLicense Proposal - CoinDesk

Leading Altcoin Developers Speak Out Against New York's BitLicense Proposal - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

New York’s proposed bitcoin regulations have been the subject of increasing criticism in recent weeks, with a wide variety of industry leaders coming forward to criticize the laws for their lack of clarity and for putting up unnecessary obstacles to the ecosysem’s future growth.

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Electronic Transactions Association CEO Expecting More Partnerships with Bitcoin Startups

Electronic Transactions Association CEO Expecting More Partnerships with Bitcoin Startups | money money money | Scoop.it

Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO, Jason Oxman, indicated that members of his organization might start recognizing Bitcoin's disruptive potential, suggesting that this might lead to more partnerships between traditional electronic payment providers and Bitcoin startups.

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation