All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘virtual currency’

Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon Coins. Amazon’s Mike Hines writes in a blog post: Now customers in Japan and Australia can use Amazon Coins on …

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IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Legal Tender

Despite the wild swings in the virtual currency markets and the recent scandal involving the Mt. Gox exchange’s loss of $400M, Bitcoin continues to hold some value online. As the most popular virtual currency, Bitcoin is becoming increasingly popular with investors looking for risky, (though potentially lucrative) investments and tech aficionados who want to be in on the ground floor …

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Autumn Radtke, CEO Of First Meta Virtual Currency Exchange, Found Dead

Autumn Radtke, the 28-year-old CEO of virtual currency exchange First Meta, has died. According to multiple reports, suicide is suspected, but not confirmed. The Daily Mail cites “police sources” as saying they have “strongly suspected” suicide, and reports that she was discovered in her Singapore apartment on February 28th. Officials are reportedly awaiting toxicology test results to determine the cause …

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The Next Xbox May Finally Ditch Microsoft Points

I think we can all agree that virtual currency is the worst part of any digital marketplace. Often times, you’re forced to buy more points than what’s needed for the product in question, and then you’re stuck with 20 points that can’t be used for anything. One of the worst offenders is the Microsoft Points system, but it may finally …

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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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Amazon Coins Bring Virtual Currency To Kindle Fire Apps And Games

For the past year, Amazon has been making development for its Kindle Fire tablets easier and more lucrative. Now the retail giant is ready to enter into the next phase of setting up a thriving mobile marketplace – virtual currency. Amazon announced today that it will be launching Amazon Coins in May. The new virtual currency is expected to bring …

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Microsoft Points May Be No More

Do you hate Microsoft Points? … That’s what I thought. It’s a good thing then that they may soon be out. Inside Mobile Apps is reporting that a source close to Microsoft told them that the company may soon be phasing out it’s much maligned Microsoft Points system. The move would go into effect sometime this year and affect all …

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