Pay that parking ticket with bitcoins?

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E-Gov Link, a hosted application provider for government agencies, says it is integrating bitcoin payments into its suite of products, paving the way for local governments to let citizens pay their bills with the digital currency. E-Gov Link said it made the decision following the recent US Department of the […]

Bitcoin is bad news for stability, professor warns

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How disruptive an impact could digital currency have on national governments and institutions? Gideon Samid begins his analysis by recounting another disruptive moment in history: Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1914 assassination in Sarajevo. How does Samid – an assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science at Case Western Reserve University […]

Pizza? Chinese takeout? Pay with bitcoins

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Want a pizza delivered? Hungry for some Chinese takeout? Restaurant delivery service Foodler is now accepting bitcoins from customers placing online orders for food. Foodler handles online ordering for takeout and delivery services from more than 12,000 restaurants across the US. Customers with Foodler accounts can now choose a bitcoin […]

Faster bitcoin mining rigs leave GPUs in the dust

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What is the fastest way to mine bitcoins? It depends what type of architecture you’re using, but graphics cards are losing the battle to faster devices. Graphical processing units (GPUs) have traditionally been used for mathematically intensive operations. They are designed to handle floating point numbers, which are used in […]

Erotica, porn sites woo bitcoin users

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Bitcoins might seem new to much of the “mainstream” economy, but some businesses outside that realm have already found good reasons to try out the digital currency. In particular, the perception of greater privacy in bitcoin transactions is appealing to online businesses that deal in erotica, porn and other “adult” […]

Bitcoins for Boston launches

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A Kansas resident has started a bitcoin fundraising campaign to raise money for a Boston hospital, in response to the Boston bombing. Trey Copeland registered bitcoinsforboston.com on April 16, the day after the bombings in Boston, which struck at 2:50pm eastern time. The site asks for people to donate bitcoins […]

Bitcoin faithful plan 2013 conferences

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As bitcoin continues to gather steam, the burgeoning conference circuit surrounding it continues to grow. This year sees at least two important conferences scheduled, each on either side of the Atlantic. The Bitcoin Foundation is to run a conference from May 17-19 in San Jose, California. Scheduled sessions at Bitcoin 2013 […]

Argentina trades $50k of bitcoins

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A record $50,000 of bitcoins were traded in Argentina during the second week of April. Bitcoin’s sixfold price increase this year is enticing to Argentines whose savings have been taking a hit from 25% annual inflation. Local agent Rodolfo Andragnes said that while local trading of bitcoin still equals less […]