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Where in the world is the bitcoin ATM?

Three years after its fever-pitch debut in a Vancouver, Canada, coffeehouse, the bitcoin ATM has settled into a more sedate attitude of slow, continuing growth. Bitcoin itself remains a marginal [...]

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Federal Reserve Board explores distributed ledger technology’s potential

Distributed ledger technology has the potential to provide new ways to transfer and record the ownership of digital assets in addition to other functions, according to a recently released paper [...]

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Wal-Mart tests blockchain technology to track food

Wal-Mart has started tracking two products using blockchain technology: a packaged produce item in the U.S., and pork in China, according to Bloomberg. While only two items are included, the test [...]

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Bitcoin, blockchain bring in $290M in investments in 2016

Bitcoin companies and blockchain technologies have brought in a total of $290 million in venture capital investments, funding more than 30 startups in the industry in the first six months of [...]

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The problem with PayPal, ‘old money’ and digital payments

For the most part, Super Bowl 50 was a competitive snooze-fest that showcased an awkward halftime show and underwhelming TV commercials. I don’t think it was what the National Football League had [...]

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How can virtual currency aid the financially underserved?

Can virtual currency help the financially underserved? According to some estimates more than 2.5 billion people around the world lack access to formal financial services such as checking and [...]

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New York Stem Cell Foundation to accept bitcoin donations

The New York Stem Cell Foundation, a nonprofit stem cell research advocate, announced Oct. 2 it plans to accept bitcoin donations through payments company BitPay. This will allow 100 percent of [...]

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Japan plans to regulate virtual currency

In the wake of the arrest of former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, Japan now plans to regulate virtual currency. This action is being driven by international calls to regulate virtual currency to [...]

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Stanford offers online course on virtual currency and cyber security

The Stanford School of Engineering is offering an online course on virtual currency and cyber security. This course, known as “CS251 – Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends,” [...]

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Bitcoin users are either tech enthusiasts or criminals, study says

A new study published by the University of Kentucky claims to have uncovered key data on bitcoin users by analyzing Google Trends data. It has identified two primary groups among bitcoin users: [...]

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