Month: April 2014

Each MIT undergraduate to get $100 in Bitcoin as part of student project – Boston.com

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Each MIT undergraduate to get $100 in Bitcoin as part of student project
Boston.com
Each of the 4,500-plus undergraduates at MIT will soon get $100 in bitcoin as part of a project launched by a pair of students who announced today that they've raised a half million dollars to fund the effort. Organizers said they hope to establish “an

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​MIT experiment gives $100 in Bitcoin to all undergrads – CNET (blog)

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​MIT experiment gives $100 in Bitcoin to all undergrads
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​MIT experiment gives $100 in Bitcoin to all undergrads. Curious to see what happens if they create a Bitcoin economy, two MIT students raise $500,000 to distribute among their classmates. by Dara Kerr · @darakerr; April 29, 2014 6:44 PM PDT. comments.

Bloomberg to List Bitcoin Prices, Offering Key Stamp of Approval – Wall Street Journal

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Bloomberg to List Bitcoin Prices, Offering Key Stamp of Approval
Wall Street Journal
Bloomberg LP plans to list bitcoin prices on its financial data terminals, a move that could give the volatile digital currency a stamp of respectability and spark interest in U.S.-based trading platforms. According to a blog post on Bloomberg's

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Bitcoin dealt huge blow in China as two national banks and Tenpay ban … – The Next Web

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Bitcoin dealt huge blow in China as two national banks and Tenpay ban
The Next Web
China looks like it is finally dropping the hammer on Bitcoin after the Bank of China, China Construction Bank and top online payments company Tenpay released statements banning the withdrawal, sale or purchase of the virtual currency by their customers.
Bitcoin takes a beating in China as Tencent's epayments service and two major Tech in Asia

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MIT undergraduates to get $100 in bitcoin in digital money trial – NDTV

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MIT undergraduates to get $100 in bitcoin in digital money trial
NDTV
Boston: Every undergraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology next fall will be offered $100 in bitcoins in an experiment that students say will turn the prestigious university into one of the first places on the planet with

Small-business takes chance on bitcoin – Yahoo!7 News

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Small-business takes chance on bitcoin
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Tony Vo had never heard of bitcoin before one of the regular customers at his Waterbean Coffee shop asked whether he accepted it as payment. Four months later, he's is one of the pioneering owners of small businesses to incorporate the controversial …

Ohio Bans Buying Booze With Bitcoin – Wired

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Ohio Bans Buying Booze With Bitcoin
Wired
When local businesses in Cleveland Heights, Ohio decided to promote their neighborhood as a bitcoin-friendly business district, Brian Benchek wanted to join in. But he had just one nagging question: could he accept bitcoins for the lagers and IPAs made
Buying Alcohol with Bitcoin Is Now Illegal in Ohio, For Some ReasonMotherboard
Verotel Merchants can now Accept BitcoinCryptoCoinsNews

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