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One Third of Kenyans Now Have a Bitcoin Wallet

One Third of Kenyans Now Have a Bitcoin Wallet | money money money | Scoop.it
Will Africa's new bitcoin wallet get normal people to start using bitcoin for normal things?
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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

NY To Regulate Virtual Currency: Will NJ Follow? - New Jersey Law Journal | money money money | Scoop.it
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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6 Cool Machines that Accept Bitcoin - CoinDesk

6 Cool Machines that Accept Bitcoin - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it


As the number of bitcoin-friendly merchants grows, so does the number of items and services users can get for bitcoin.

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Ecuador's Phony Bitcoin Ploy - Wall Street Journal

Ecuador's Phony Bitcoin Ploy - Wall Street Journal | money money money | Scoop.it


Few economic injustices are more villainous than stealing from the poor. Yet this is what a government does when it devalues its currency.

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Why Warren Buffet and Peter Schiff are Wrong on Bitcoin - CryptoCoinsNews

Why Warren Buffet and Peter Schiff are Wrong on Bitcoin - CryptoCoinsNews | money money money | Scoop.it

Although Warren Buffet and Peter Schiff are called out by name in the title of this article, this piece is really aimed at anyone who claims there is no fundamental value to a bitcoin. These two popular investors disagree on gold and many aspects of the economy, but the one thing they do agree on is the statement that bitcoins have no real value. The crux of their respective arguments comes down to the idea that using Bitcoin as a payment network does not necessarily increase the value of a bitcoin. Money goes into the Bitcoin network and then leaves it on the other side, so these bitcoins should be viewed as nothing more than checks or money orders.

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Bitcoin trading alert: Continuation of a move up - Resource Investor

Bitcoin trading alert: Continuation of a move up - Resource Investor | money money money | Scoop.it

We see investing and trading bitcoin as one of the first major applications of crypto currency and believe increased investment and trading activity is helping create the payment network infrastructure and monetary base that will facilitate increased economic activity in the future.

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Here's How Much Banks Have Paid Out Since the Financial Crisis

Here's How Much Banks Have Paid Out Since the Financial Crisis | money money money | Scoop.it

The Bank of America deal announced Thursday, the government’s largest-ever settlement with a single company, means the nation’s second-biggest bank will shell out $16.65 billion over allegations that it knowingly sold toxic mortgages to investors.



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Nobel prize winners: Eurozone recovery is 'dismal failure' - RT

Nobel prize winners: Eurozone recovery is 'dismal failure' - RT | money money money | Scoop.it


“Stunningly destructive” and “dismal failure” is how Nobel laureates describe growth in the European Union after destructive austerity policies and the euro crisis.

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The Origin of Money and Its Value

The Origin of Money and Its Value | money money money | Scoop.it
The importance of the Austrian school of economics is nowhere better demonstrated than in the area of monetary theory. It is in this realm that the simplifying assumptions of mainstream economic theory wreak the most havoc. In contrast, the commonsensical, "verbal logic" of the Austrians is entirely adequate to understand the nature of money and its valuation by human actors.
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San Francisco Open Exchange Aims To Be The E-Trade Of Bitcoin - TechCrunch

San Francisco Open Exchange Aims To Be The E-Trade Of Bitcoin - TechCrunch | money money money | Scoop.it


Y Combinator-backed startup San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX) is an online trading platform that helps people find the best bitcoin prices at various exchanges.

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Transport and Velocity: Could Bitcoin be a Replacement for Gold? - CoinDesk

Transport and Velocity: Could Bitcoin be a Replacement for Gold? - CoinDesk | money money money | Scoop.it

Gold has been used as a store of value for eons, thanks to its beauty and almost magical ability to never tarnish. Furthermore, despite radical shifts in human values over the past 100 years, its worth still has not diminished – even soaring to over $1,000 an ounce in recent times.

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8 Reasons Why A New Global Financial Crisis Could Be On The Way - NASDAQ

8 Reasons Why A New Global Financial Crisis Could Be On The Way - NASDAQ | money money money | Scoop.it

We are now in a post-crisis period. Yet, looking back to between 1945 and 2008, we see that the frequency of financial crises and recessions is quite high: on average, there is one crisis every 58 months (using data from the US National Bureau of Economic Research). In other words, statistically speaking we should expect the beginning of the next crisis in April 2015, which would end by March 2016. So are we in a post- or a pre-crisis period?




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Crypto 2.0 Roundup: Bitcoin's Revolution Moves Beyond Currency - CoinDesk

Crypto 2.0 – also know as cryptography 2.0, decentralized applications, or, popularly, as bitcoin 2.0 – is the application of block chain or distributed ledger technology to things other than digital currency. The block chain offers the ability to facilitate decentralized ownership and store, transfer and process information in a decentralized, programmable way. Many consider that innovation to be the true value of this technology.

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Bitcoins: currency 2.0 - Evening Standard

Bitcoins: currency 2.0 - Evening Standard | money money money | Scoop.it

There is nothing old about The Old Shoreditch Station café, a £1 coin’s throw away from Silicon Round-about, the home of East London’s Tech City. It’s about as cutting edge as a café can get. It’s not the menu — although the cappuccinos are religion-changingly good — it’s the price. They don’t charge for caffeine in silly old cash or credit cards. They take something new: bitcoins.

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More Comments Invited for Proposed Bitcoin Rules - New York Times

More Comments Invited for Proposed Bitcoin Rules - New York Times | money money money | Scoop.it

New York’s Department of Financial Services said on Thursday that it would extend by 45 days the comment period for its proposed virtual currency regulations. Those interested insubmitting comments on the new rules will now have until Oct. 21.

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