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Bitcoin Trading Gets a Boost in Nigeria amid Oil Crisis – newsBTC

Many people are actively wondering what it will take for Bitcoin adoption to reach critical mass over the coming years. Over in Nigeria, Bitcoin interest is growing on a daily basis, as the oil bust is dragging this emerging market down. Trillions of USD in untapped crude oil is not all that appealing with the[…]

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MMM Republic of Bitcoin Shuts Down

What is that one thing which always holds true for Ponzi schemes? They all have to close down, and at least some of the investors have to lose money. Now the same seems to be happening with the alleged Ponzi scheme – MMM. As it turned out, the Sergey Mavrodi‘s brainchild yesterday announced that it is[…]

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21 Marketplace Now Offers Paid APIs For Bitcoin

2016/04/02 7:39 AM 21 Inc is one of the companies active in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency who keep bringing additional services and platforms to the table. Ever since the development of their Bitcoin Computer, 21 Inc has been focusing on the software side of things. Their latest project lets users buy several[…]

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Chinese Finance App WaCai Features Bitcoin – The Merkle (blog)

Bitcoin has been gaining a lot of traction In China over the years, as the majority of trading volume is originating from that country. At the same time, the People’s Bank of China has been opposing Bitcoin for quite some time now, leaving consumers to wonder how the future of digital currency will look. Now[…]

Ukraine Student Sold Hard Drugs Over Tor in Exchange for Bitcoin

Bitcoin has often been associated with illegal activities on the Internet, ranging from drug dealing to assassination and just about everything in between. However, none of this is to blame on Bitcoin or its technology, as Internet criminals accept the form of payment they think offers anonymity, which Bitcoin does not. That being said, a[…]

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Bitcoin Debit Cards — Savior of the Tourists

Bitcoin is considered to be the best companion of the tourists. Thanks to the universal nature of the digital currency, it can be used anywhere in the world, provided the merchant accepts it. But now we have bitcoin-powered debit cards. These cards are like normal debit cards issued by banks except that it is connected[…]

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Bitcoin Lending Platform BTCJam Stops Taking New US Customers

Bitcoin lending platform BTCJam is no longer taking new US customers, citing uncertainty around regulation in the country. According to BTCJam founder and CEO Celso Pitta, the platform will no longer allow for the creation of new accounts from the US. While existing users can still access their accounts, receive or make payments on existence loans[…]

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Could a bitcoin-style monetary system spell the end for Britain’s banks? – The Guardian

The Bank of England (BoE) could become the hub of a bitcoin-style digital currency that sidelines high-street banks and cuts the costs of financial transactions, according to a senior executive at the UK central bank. Ben Broadbent, BoE deputy governor, said a new system of holding cash in a banking version of the cloud, with[…]

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247Exchange.com Expands Bitcoin Buying and Selling Services To Canada – Bitcoinist.net

2016/03/01 3:40 AM Bitcoin exchange platforms around the world keep evolving as more time progresses. Consumers want quick and convenient access to digital currency, as well as an option to exchange back to fiat currency when needed. 247Exchange.com Has been working hard to provide both of these services, and they have now expanded their business[…]

Bitcoin Ransomware Infects Multiple German Hospitals

Ransomware has become a real plague for Internet users all over the world. There is nothing more annoying than using a computer only to have the end user completely locked out due to a piece of malware encrypting all of the necessary files. Various German hospitals have fallen victim to ransomware infections in the past[…]