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Blockchain Is Banks' Secret Sauce. Bye-Bye Back Office

Blockchain Is Banks' Secret Sauce. Bye-Bye Back Office | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
The technology used in digital currencies has the potential to replace thousands of transaction verification and processing jobs.
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Bitcoin Industry Venture Capitalists Shift Focus to Non-Financial Applications and Ethereum Startups

Bitcoin Industry Venture Capitalists Shift Focus to Non-Financial Applications and Ethereum Startups | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Last year, Bitcoin and blockchain-related startups raised over $1 billion in total investment, a massive increase from the $347 million invested.
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'It has failed,' Bitcoin software developer says

'It has failed,' Bitcoin software developer says | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Between technical issues and a schism in the Bitcoin community, the currency alternative is not looking sustainable to a prominent Bitcoin developer.
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Bitcoin prices collapse below $200 for first time since 2013

Bitcoin prices collapse below $200 for first time since 2013 | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Bitcoin prices are collapsing almost as quickly as they originally skyrocketed. The average price of Bitcoin fell below $200 on Wednesday, continuing a months-long decline that ...
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5 Reasons Mt. Gox Won't Take Bitcoin Down With It

5 Reasons Mt. Gox Won't Take Bitcoin Down With It | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Mt. Gox, once the largest Bitcoin exchange, may soon be history. But Bitcoin isn't going anywhere.
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Mt. Gox Founder: Stop Asking Our Staff Questions

Mt. Gox Founder: Stop Asking Our Staff Questions | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Mt. Gox founder Mark Karpeles has resurfaced and claims to be in Japan.
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Online Retailer Overstock Starts Accepting Bitcoin

Online Retailer Overstock Starts Accepting Bitcoin | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Chalk up another win for cryptocurrencies: Online retailer Overstock has started accepting bitcoins as a form of payment.
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Bitcoin Back Above $1,000 as Major Businesses Embrace Currency

Bitcoin Back Above $1,000 as Major Businesses Embrace Currency | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
The price of bitcoin topped $1,000 on Mt. Gox, the second-largest exchange by volume, for the first time in weeks, as major businesses embrace the currency.
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Bitcoin Prices Plunge After China Cracks Down on Currency

Bitcoin Prices Plunge After China Cracks Down on Currency | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Bitcoin prices fell well below $1,000 after China cracked down on the currency, and the country's largest search engine stopped accepting it for payments.
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Cyberattack Leads to $1 Million Bitcoin Heist

Cyberattack Leads to $1 Million Bitcoin Heist | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Hackers attacked Europe's largest Bitcoin payment processor and wallet service BIPS, stealing $1 million dollars worth of Bitcoin.
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If Bitcoin goes to zero, what will be left? More than you think

If Bitcoin goes to zero, what will be left? More than you think | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Bitcoin is soaring again, leading to a new wave of hype and investment, but it could still fail. In a recent talk, two Bitcoin authorities explored what would be left behind if Bitcoin collapses once and for all.
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L’ascension de la Blockchain expliquée. Bitcoin : d’une monnaie digitale obscure à la technologie disruptive des 10 prochaines années.

L’ascension de la Blockchain expliquée. Bitcoin : d’une monnaie digitale obscure à la technologie disruptive des 10 prochaines années. | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
  Un changement fondamental dans la perception et la compréhension du Bitcoin et de la Blockchain s'est produit ces dernières années. Nous sommes passés rapidement d'une technologie d'illuminés obscure à l'une des technologies majeures qui pourrait redistribuer les cartes dans beaucoup de domaines. L'opinion générale s'est éduquée et a compris la valeur immense de ces technologies: Le…
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Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange

Bitcoin prices spike after news of first regulated U.S. bitcoin exchange | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Coinbase announced Monday that it is launching the first licensed Bitcoin exchange in the United States.
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Every MIT Undergrad Will Get $100 in Bitcoin This Fall

Every MIT Undergrad Will Get $100 in Bitcoin This Fall | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
MIT's Bitcoin club is launching a new project that will give each undergrad $100 in Bitcoin, beginning in the Fall semester.
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Bankrupt Exchange Mt. Gox Still Has $600 Million in Bitcoins, Hackers Claim

Bankrupt Exchange Mt. Gox Still Has $600 Million in Bitcoins, Hackers Claim | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Hackers claim they have data that proves Mt. Gox's owners stole $463 million worth of bitcoins from the site's users.
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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday. The Tokyo-based exchange went offline on Tuesday, losing the equivalent of hundred...
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A Complete, Interactive History of Bitcoin

A Complete, Interactive History of Bitcoin | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
This interactive timeline tells the story of Bitcoin, from its mysterious and anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto on down the blockchain.
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Is eBay Planning to Launch Its Own Virtual Currency?

Is eBay Planning to Launch Its Own Virtual Currency? | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
eBay has filed a patent to create its own virtual currency.
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How Coinbase Became the Top-Funded Bitcoin Startup

How Coinbase Became the Top-Funded Bitcoin Startup | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
Coinbase has raised a new $25 million round, making it one of the top funded bitcoin startups. Here's the backstory on how it got to that point.
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Bitcoin Tops $1,000 for the First Time

Bitcoin Tops $1,000 for the First Time | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
The price of bitcoins topped $1,000 Wednesday on Mt. Gox, the second largest exchange by volume, marking the first time that the price has hit four digits.
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What do customers really want? The top five most important things revealed

What do customers really want? The top five most important things revealed | virtual currencies | Scoop.it
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