29 Sep '14, 12pm

Bitcoin goes mainstream: Circle's payments make cryptocurrencies easy via @guardian

A new Bitcoin bank called Circle opens its doors to the public on Monday, following a stealth development period which saw it raise $25m from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest venture capitalists. The service, which launches its web app worldwide on Monday and promises to follow-up with Android and iOS apps in the near-future, is one of the most aggressive attempts so far to take Bitcoin payments mainstream. Founded by Netscape alum Jeremy Allaire and long-running collaborator Sean Neville, Circle’s offering is, on the surface little different from a number of other Bitcoin “wallet” services, such as those provided by competitors such as Blockchain or Coinbase. Users can transfer cash in using a bank account or debit card, which is then converted into bitcoin by Circle; and they can spend their bitcoins online or in physical shops with ease. But Circle is trying to compete ...

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/29/bitcoin...

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