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Virtual reality hit when I tried to cash in my bitcoins
The Guardian • Anna Tims
Bitcoin goes arty
BBC • Matthew Wall
Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely
BBC
Five things to know about bitcoin
Washington Post • Ariana Eunjung Cha
Bitcoin Split Is Nothing to Fear
Bloomberg • Aaron R. Brown
U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups
Reuters • Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
US venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups
The Economic Times of India
How To Value Bitcoin
Seeking Alpha • Silky Oak Capital
​Cisco among the 34 new members of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Smart Planet
Blockchain Set to Transform Finance: An Interview with IBM's Rich de Moll
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Virtual reality hit when I tried to cash in my bitcoins
The GuardianAnna Tims
When my girlfriend became pregnant I decided to sell my bitcoins to decorate a nursery. I auctioned them via localbitcoins. You put your coins into an escrow account, wait for an offer and, when the buyer has paid by Bacs, you release...
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Bitcoin, FinTech
Bitcoin goes arty
BBCMatthew Wall
Enable it in your browser or download Flash Player here.Sorry, you need Flash to play this. Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain? Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London's...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely
BBC
Eleesa Dadiani is the owner and founder of Dadiani Fine Art, an art gallery on London's upmarket Cork Street. She thinks accepting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment will be an investment in the future of her business. Video journalist Greg Brosnan.
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Five things to know about bitcoin
Washington PostAriana Eunjung Cha
From becoming a legal currency in Japan to being vulnerable to hacks, here are five things to know about bitcoin.
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Bitcoin Split Is Nothing to Fear
BloombergAaron R. Brown
Over the last week, the price of Bitcoin crashed from around $2,400 to $1,800 on fears of a so-called hard fork, which is to say the digital currency would effectively split in two due to software upgrades at the end of the...
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Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship
U.S. venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups
ReutersGertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
Benoit Tessier/File Photo NEW YORK () - U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need...
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Bitcoin, Entrepreneurship
US venture capital's digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups
The Economic Times of India
Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had to line up to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists, who controlled their destiny as virtually the only source of funding.
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Bitcoin, Currencies
How To Value Bitcoin
Seeking AlphaSilky Oak Capital
Summary Distinction between different asset classes is important. Bitcoin is impractical to use in most cases. Holding period is very important. Security of bitcoin network depends on fast mass adoption. Bitcoin (OTCQX:GBTC) (Pending:COIN) (OTCPK:BITCF) (OTCPK:BTSC) and other cryptocurrencies have skyrocketed in value...
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Accenture, Bitcoin
​Cisco among the 34 new members of Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
Smart Planet
The networking giant joins the likes of Microsoft, Mastercard, and Intel as members of the alliance that connects enterprises with Ethereum specialists to explore blockchain-based technology.
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Bitcoin, Economic Policy
Blockchain Set to Transform Finance: An Interview with IBM's Rich de Moll
APQC BlogApqc
In June 2017, APQC spoke with Rich de Moll about the opportunities for blockchain in finance. Blockchain is an immutable shared-ledger technology that supports a new generation of transactional applications and streamlined business processes by establishing trust, accountability, and transparency across the...
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