All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Currency’

Gold Prices Could Plummet As Dollar Strengthens

Next week promises to be a very stressful time for those keeping tabs on world currencies, especially for Western observers. The sterling pound is already fluctuating ahead of Scotland’s referendum, which could decide if the country will leave the United Kingdom. Eyes are also on the American dollar. The US currency is expected to strengthen as interest rates go up. …

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Google Improves AdWords For Advertisers Accepting More Than One Currency

Google announced that AdWords advertisers can now add currency information to their conversion values to more easily measure revenue when accepting more than one currency on their site or app. If you add currency info to your conversion values, all generated sales will be converted into the same currency used for AdWords billing. Google explains in a Google+ post: Let’s …

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Bitcoin Heists Test Currency’s Legitimacy

In startling news Tuesday morning, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges, Mt. Gox, ceased existing, leaving millions of dollars worth of bitcoins unaccounted for. The Tokyo-based exchange company has stated that a security leak that has been present since September has violated the integrity of some 700,000 accounts, totaling approximately $350 million in stolen currency. Due to this huge …

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New $100 Bill, Counterfeit-Proof?

Are you ready to get your hands on the new $100 bill? If so, you’re not alone. The $100 bill is the second most common bill only behind the $1 bill. So, it should come as no surprise that the public is anxiously waiting for the release of the newly upgraded $100 bill. The new $100 bills were originally intended …

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Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism

Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. The move came in response to criticisms that women were being ignored and excluded from appearing on England’s currency. And …

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Facebook Launches Local Currency Payments API, Sets Date For Facebook Credits Death

About a year ago, Facebook announced that it was launching subscription payments and local currency support for in-app payments while getting rid of Facebook Credits. In March, the company previewed local currency payments for game developers. Today, Facebook announced that it’s launching the local currency payments API for all game developers, and that on September 12, it will no longer …

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Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency

Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available. Customers can now start using the currency in any app from the Amazon Appstore. To celebrate, the company is giving away 500 free coins to all …

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Canada’s New Space-Themed $5 Bill Unveiled…in Space

Canada just unveiled their new polymer $5 bank note, and they had a little help from someone that’s out of this world. Literally. Well, not its orbit (apologies). Anyway, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station, was part of the big reveal. For those of you who lost track, yes, Canada did just unveil a …

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What Is Bitcoin? Well, Watch This Great Video and Find Out

Have you been hearing a lot about Bitcoin lately? Do you have absolutely no idea what the hell people are talking about? Are you in the least bit troubled by your lack of understanding? Here, watch this video. It’s an incredibly well-made primer on the decentralized digital currency that’s grabbing a lot fo attention right now. Afterward, if you’re still …

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Still Wondering If You Should Use Bitcoin? Read This.

Bitcoin is getting a lot of attention in the news this week with the value of a single Bitcoin surpassing $100, and the currency’s total value topping $1 billion. Naturally, a lot of questions are being asked. Questions like: What is it? Is it the future of currency? How valuable can it get? How risky is it to use Bitcoin? …

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Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day

Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word “Google” is replaced with a Canadian penny, and it spins around every few seconds to show you what it looks …

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