All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘bitcoin’

Rand Paul’s Presidential Campaign Lets You Donate in Bitcoin

Rand Paul is running for President. The junior Senator from Kentucky has announced his run on his personal website, saying, “I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government.” He is expected to make a formal announcement Tuesday afternoon in Louisville. And the Paul campaign is allowing supporters to donate in Bitcoin. …

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Square Register To Accept Bitcoin, Apple Pay [Report]

Square will reportedly enable its register service for businesses to accept more payment types including Bitcoin and Apple Pay. The company made its plans known in Canada this week. Wired reports: He [CEO Jack Dorsey] says that Square is building a register that will allow companies to accept Bitcoin as well as Apple’s new contactless payment system, Apple Pay. “We’re …

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PayPal Announces Support For Bitcoin Processors

PayPal announced that it will now let merchants accept Bitcoin payments by way of processors BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin, which it says have taken steps to ensure customer protection. It will enable this via the PayPal Payments Hub in North America. PayPal has not added Bitcoin as a currency in its digital wallet, and it is not processing Bitcoin payments …

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Wikipedia Banks $140,000 in Bitcoin Donations in First Week

The Wikimedia Foundation lives on donations – that’s how you can read the Wikipedia entry on World of Warcraft and not be bombarded with ads for Mountain Dew Code Red. And garnering enough donations to keep afloat hasn’t always been easy for the non-profit – a fact that can be proven by Jimmy Wales pleading face appearing every once in …

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Wikipedia Donations Can Now Be Made in Bitcoin

If you’ve been putting off donating to the Wikimedia Foundation, waiting to do so in a cryptocurrency, today’s the day. The Wikimedia Foundation, which is responsible for the internet’s largest encyclopedia, Wikipedia – as well as Wiktionary and Wikimedia Commons (among others) – has just announced that it now accepts Bitcoin. This is the 13th method of donation now accepted …

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Kanye West Kills ‘Coinye’ Cryptocurrency

The creators of the cryptocurrency known as “Coinye” were officially shut down after receiving 84 court documents describing copyright violations from Kanye West’s legal team. Coinye, originally called “Coinye West”, a scrypt-based cryptocurrency that featured West’s face as its symbol, was set to be released on January 11. Though, on January 6, West’s lawyers sent the creators of Coinye West …

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Iron Age Coins Unearthed in Britain

Over two dozen of rare Roman and Iron Age coins were discovered inside of a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Four of the coins were initially discovered by a random cave dweller in the Peak district, which lead to a full-scale excavation by archaeologists. In what has been described as an extremely rare occurrence, 26 coins from two civilizations, …

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Bitcoin Bowl Is Here to Confuse the Hell out of Your Dad

On December 26th, 2014, men, women, and children – food drunk from the previous night’s Christmas feast – will gather in the living room to enjoy the world’s first Bitcoin Bowl. Hello pops, you say as your elderly father picks up the telephone. How’s it goin? You watching the Bitcoin Bowl tonight? The what? The Bitcoin Bowl – I hear …

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DISH Will Soon Let You Pay Your TV Bill with Bitcoin

Starting in Q3, DISH customers will have a new way to pay their bills. Satellite television provider DISH Network Corporation has just announced that it will start accepting bitcoin, making it not only the first pay-TV service to do so–but also the largest company to date. “We always want to deliver choice and convenience for our customers and that includes …

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Yelp Lets Businesses Highlight Bitcoin Acceptance

Yelp announced that it is now showing when businesses accept Bitcoin on business pages. This comes as a new attribute in the “More Business Info” section. “We’re constantly thinking about how to make our business attributes more useful for consumers and businesses,” says Justin Overdorrf, business development lead at Yelp. Business owners accepting Bitcoin as a payment option can update …

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China Bitcoin Crackdown Leads To Exchange Shutdown

BTC38, one of China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges, informed its users that 3rd party payment processors would be suspended. The news came following a major crackdown by the People’s Bank of China. China’s major financial institution has previously come out strongly against the bitcoin. As the digital currency gains momentum despite recent controversy, the PBOC has moved more aggressively to weaken …

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IRS: Bitcoins Are Property And Absolutely Taxable

Good news and bad news has just come down the pipe courtesy of the IRS. The good news? Bitcoins have received a huge boost in terms of U.S. government recognition. The bad news? If you were hoping to invest in Bitcoins for the purpose of evading taxation…it’s a no-go. The IRS announced on Tuesday that they will treat the virtual …

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