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Is the Corporate World Ready for Bitcoin? | Risk Management

Is the Corporate World Ready for Bitcoin? | Risk Management | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
A new virtual currency is making headlines. But is it the wave of the future or just a passing fad?
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This article is quite pessimistic with the use of bitcoins in corporate finance. The ideas seem relevant, but it's clear that the writter is against bitcoins. 

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Ebay to expand the range of digital currencies it accepts - FT.com

Ebay to expand the range of digital currencies it accepts - FT.com | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
Ebay is preparing to expand the range of digital currencies it accepts and said that its payments unit PayPal may one day incorporate Bitcoin.
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“Digital currency is going to be a very powerful thing,” John Donahoe. These words highlight the potential power of digital, virtual and decentralized currencies, such as Bitcoins, which is the most famous one today. 

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IDG Connect – Bitcoin as a Serious Business Currency: Good, Bad, or Who Cares?

IDG Connect – Bitcoin as a Serious Business Currency: Good, Bad, or Who Cares? | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies, are becoming of interest to corporations as they mature and develop in the marketplace. This article looks at the good, the bad and the ugly of Bitcoin from the corporate finance perspective.
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This article sums up well the advantages and the drawbacks of the use of bitcoins in a corporate world. Very briefly, the bitcoin offers no transaction cost, which is a core advantage for a firm. But the lack of liquidity and the today hight volatility represent a clear problem. 

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Se faire payer en Bitcoins, quels avantages pour une entreprise, est ...

Se faire payer en Bitcoins, quels avantages pour une entreprise, est ... | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
Avec l'envolée spectaculaire du Bitcoin en novembre et sa baisse en forme de krach la semaine dernière, nous nous sommes intéressés aux entreprises qui acceptaient de se faire payer en monnaie virtuelle.
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Here is an interview of a manager who uses Bitcoins in his business. He is passionate and very enthusiastic, but realistic. So I enjoyed reading it. 

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Pourquoi les banques entrent en guerre contre la monnaie Bitcoin ...

Pourquoi les banques entrent en guerre contre la monnaie Bitcoin ... | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
La Banque de France a publié ce jeudi 5 décembre une note sur le bitcoin « monnaie non régulée qui n'offre aucune garantie ». Cela a été repris dans tous nos grand médias,
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Cyprus University world first to accept bitcoins for tuition

Cyprus University world first to accept bitcoins for tuition | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
The University of Nicosia (UNic), one of the major English language universities in the Mediterranean, will become the world’s first to accept bitcoins for tuition. The university will also begin a new Master of Science course in Digital Currency.
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The very first university which accepts payments in Bitcoins is the University of Nicosia (Cyprus). This university is focused on new technologies and had just opened a new master in Digital Currency in September 2013. The University does believe in this new phenomenon. 

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eBay s’intéresse au bitcoin

eBay s’intéresse au bitcoin | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
"La monnaie virtuelle est sur le point de devenir quelque chose de très puissant". Cette phrase aurait…
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This article shows that the giant eBay is seriously thinking of adopting the bitcoins in its buisiness (see the FT article in my other post). EBay has still not act but this shows that bitcoin can also have advantages on huge firms. Moreover, this articel reminds us that Germany and Canada have officially recognize Bitcoin as real currency in order to tax any profit in bitcoins. 

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L'essor du Bitcoin : Gonzague Grandval et Christian Parisot dans Good Morning Business - 15 avril - YouTube

Le 15 avril, L'essor du Bitcoin a été le thème abordé par Gonzague Grandval, fondateur de Paymium et Christian Parisot, Stratégiste chez Aurel BGC interviewé...
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After that the " bitcoin bubble burst", people started to pay attention to this new currency. In this video, the CEO of a new firm PAYMIUM, explains first what is bitcoin AND how it helps his business and how, generally speaking, it may help firms. They highlighted the fact that today, the volatility of bitcoins is a problem, but we have to wait a bit to let the bitcoin find its real value. 

 

The journalist made a funny comparison between bitcoins and emails. at the beginning of the emails, nobody understood what it was, what was the use and how it worked. But now, we cannot live without email. He says that this could be the same with bitcoins. 

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Le géant Overstock.com acceptera les paiements en Bitcoin à partir ... - PCWorld France

Le géant Overstock.com acceptera les paiements en Bitcoin à partir ... - PCWorld France | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
Le géant Overstock.com acceptera les paiements en Bitcoin à partir ...
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This is a very small article, which explains that also big companies are about to use Bitcoins. Indeed, for the moment, most of the businesses which are using Bitcoins are "small". However, from 2014, the American giant Overstock (NASDAQ) will accept payments in Bitcoins. Even huge companies are trying the new deregulated peer to peer digital currency. 

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Encore peu connu, le Bitcoin devrait renforcer son image - ZDNet

Encore peu connu, le Bitcoin devrait renforcer son image - ZDNet | Bitcoin | Scoop.it
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Encore peu connu, le Bitcoin devrait renforcer son image
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Sommaire : Malgré son succès depuis quelques mois, la monnaie virtuelle Bitcoin reste encore faiblement connue chez l'internaute moyen.
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At the end of the article, there is a simplisitic video which aims is to explain, for non-initiated person, what are Bitcoins and how does it work. Interesting. 

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