28 Mar '14, 4am

Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

Bitcoin isn’t just for buying and selling cupcakes and cameras anymore. A crop of entrepreneurs, backed by investors such as Andreessen Horowitz and BitAngels , are betting that the technology behind the virtual currency can be used for a range of financial tasks now handled by banks, exchanges, e-commerce providers and other middlemen. Invictus Innovations Inc., Ripple Labs Inc. and other startups are harnessing Bitcoin’s underlying code for such tasks as authentication, which means making sure that a buyer isn’t posing as someone else, and verification of payments to ensure that a transaction is valid. If successful, the new tools could reduce the fees shouldered by buyers and sellers in the $1.22 trillion global electronic-commerce market, as well in financial services, cloud computing and other areas. “People are just starting to realize that Bitcoin isn’t a currency a...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-28/bitcoin-2-0-show...

Tweets

Bitcoin Is Below $500

businessinsider.com 28 Mar '14, 11am

Alternative Dispute Resolution Alternative Medicine Animation Apparel & Fashion Architecture & Planning Arts and Crafts Au...

Bitcoin: why digital currency is the future fin...

research.gigaom.com 28 Mar '14, 12pm

At current valuation, the bitcoin system surpasses the average market cap of $4.5 billion of the world’s three largest wir...

An armour of money

The politicians have nothing to fear of being replaced as they are safely protected by their own rules and being replaced ...

Stripe Starts Testing Bitcoin Payments

Stripe Starts Testing Bitcoin Payments

techcrunch.com 27 Mar '14, 6pm

In another validation of the bitcoin space, YC’s biggest payments company, Stripe, said it has started to test bitcoin and...

Here's The Real Reason Warren Buffett Doesn't Invest In Technology — Or Bitcoin

Here's The Real Reason Warren Buffett Doesn't I...

businessinsider.com 27 Mar '14, 7am

Reuters/Jason Reed Warren Buffett Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen set Twitter tongues wagging yesterday ...

Bitcoin Exchange In China Backed By VC Money Fa...

forbes.com 28 Mar '14, 7pm

I am the author of Silicon Dragon (2008) and Startup Asia (Oct. 2011). My news, consulting and events group, Silicon Drago...

Random thoughts: value for money vs value of money

thefinance.sg 29 Mar '14, 12pm

1) price tag of $1, I get it for 50 cents during a sale. Groupon deals are value for money. More applicable to my wife. 2)...

Bitcoin and the future of money - CBS News

Bitcoin and the future of money - CBS News

cbsnews.com 23 Mar '14, 6pm

Gold coins are one highly visible form of money. But is an INVISIBLE form of money now on track to become the high-tech co...

Time is money so I went and bought a Rolex

twitter.com 31 Mar '14, 1am

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

Now Its UBS' Turn To Slam Bitcoin

Now Its UBS' Turn To Slam Bitcoin

businessinsider.com 28 Mar '14, 2pm

Earlier this month, Goldman analysts took aim at most of the main arguments for why Bitcoin would succeed. This morning, i...

Money-Spinners: This Week’s Bitcoin ATM News

Money-Spinners: This Week’s Bitcoin ATM News

coindesk.com 28 Mar '14, 5pm

Step up, roll up your sleeve, and start smoothing out those crumpled banknotes as CoinDesk brings you the latest in bitcoi...

marc eggheadsen? “@Forbes: The Bitcoin battle b...

twitter.com 28 Mar '14, 5am

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

What does the future of Bitcoin look like for e...

thenextweb.com 28 Mar '14, 2pm

Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace . The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value—from a low of $13 to upwar...

Bitcoin to be accepted by startup payment servi...

theguardian.com 28 Mar '14, 9am

Stripe , the payment company which is the darling of Silicon Valley startups, is to start accepting bitcoin payments . The...

This week in bitcoin: IRS declares bitcoin is property, price falls below $500

This week in bitcoin: IRS declares bitcoin is p...

gigaom.com 28 Mar '14, 5pm

In this week’s bitcoin review, we recap the first formal U.S. government stance on the cryptocurrency and the market falli...