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  • Stripe Now Lets All Businesses Accept Bitcoin Payments

    thenextweb.com 20 Feb '15, 5am

    Digital payment service Stripe has officially announced support for Bitcoin , allowing all merchants using its service to accept payments in the cryptocurrency. The company began testing Bitcoin integration last March with a private beta spanning 60 countries, and completed its trial ...

  • Canadian Bitcoin Exchange Closing after Suspected Hack

    thenextweb.com 18 Feb '15, 9am

    Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex has announced that it may have suffered a security breach and is shutting down its operations shortly. The Calgary-based company says it believes an older version of its database, including two-factor authentication secrets and hashed passwords, may ...

  • $1.75 Million in Bitcoin Stolen from Chinese Exchange Bter

    thenextweb.com 16 Feb '15, 8am

    Even as Bitcoin is starting to shake things up in the US , all is not well in the cryptocurrency world. China-based Bitcoin exchange Bter was hacked on Valentine’s Day and $1.75 million worth of Bitcoin was stolen. The company hasn’t revealed much about the breach, except that 7,170 B...

  • CoinJar launches Hedged Accounts to offset Bitcoin currency fluctuations for users

    CoinJar launches Hedged Accounts to offset Bitcoin currency fluctuations for users

    thenextweb.com 10 Feb '15, 11am

    CoinJar , a platform for buying, selling and managing your Bitcoin, has announced the launch of Hedged Accounts today in a bid to make the cryptocurrency attractive to more users by eliminating concerns about currency fluctuations. It’s no secret to anyone that since the currency’s ri...

  • 91% off 2-year Subscription to Stuk.io Ruby on Rails Coding Courses

    thenextweb.com 06 Feb '15, 4pm

    Want to try your hand at programming? Ruby on Rails is a great choice for first-timers: thanks to a simple code structure, it’s beginner-friendly, quick to build with and has a thriving community that actively contributes reusable code and encourages others to learn. Plus, Ruby on Rai...

  • Winklevoss Twins to Launch US-only Bitcoin Exchange

    thenextweb.com 23 Jan '15, 7am

    After dabbling in various Bitcoin-related ventures that have gone south in the past couple of years, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are betting on themselves by heading up the first regulated Bitcoin exchange for customers in the US . Set to launch in the coming months, Gemini will allo...

  • Coinbase Set to Open First Bitcoin Exchange in the US Today

    thenextweb.com 26 Jan '15, 6am

    Bitcoin wallet service Coinbase will launch the US’ first Bitcoin exchange later today, reports The Wall Street Journal . The news comes just days after the Winklevoss twins announced their plans to open a Bitcoin exchange this year. The exchange will allow individuals and companies t...

  • You can now buy Windows Phone and Xbox apps and content with Bitcoin

    Microsoft Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Apps and Content

    thenextweb.com 11 Dec '14, 6am

    Microsoft has just begun accepting Bitcoin payments for its US users to make digital purchases from from Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music, and Xbox Video stores. Users who want to buy apps, games, and other content using the digital currency can log in to the Billing sec...

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