buzzfeed.com Archives - 01 August 2014, Friday

  • Most Popular Bitcoin Wallet App Allowed Back Into App Store

    buzzfeed.com 28 Jul '14, 4pm

    When Apple removed all digital currency apps on the App Store earlier this year, the bitcoin community responded with shock, anger, and destruction — one bitcoin user even shot his iPhone 4S with a rifle in exchange for a Nexus 5 . But today, Blockchain, which was the most popular bit...

  • AirBaltic Becomes World's First Airline To Accept Bitcoin As Payment

    buzzfeed.com 23 Jul '14, 1am

    4. AirBaltic’s statement says bitcoins will be accepted through the airline’s website, which will convert the bitcoins into euros based on the exchange rate. The ticket prices on the website are displayed in euros. When airBaltic customers pay for their flight, their Bitcoins are conv...

  • What it’s like to be a girl who hates dressing "like a girl.”

    Jeans And Sneakers: How I Learned To Love My Personal Style

    buzzfeed.com 22 Jul '14, 2pm

    In fourth grade, a boy named Charlie and I bonded over wearing the same pair of boy’s sneakers. In sixth grade I wore a selection of lacrosse shorts (man, were they ugly) and my mom cut my hair short because I didn’t want to take care of it. In high school, I owned a collection of ill...

  • "Salsa Tequila" Is The Hilarious Summer Hit You Didn't Know You Needed

    buzzfeed.com 05 Jul '14, 8pm

    “When it was time to put vocals on it, we browsed similar songs on YouTube for inspiration, and found that many of the ‘saxophone accordion summer songs’ contained Spanish artists and lyrics, and thought that Spanish lyrics on top of everything would make it an even better parody of a...

  • "Salsa Tequila" Is The Hilarious Summer Hit You Didn't Know You Needed

    buzzfeed.com 05 Jul '14, 8pm

    “When it was time to put vocals on it, we browsed similar songs on YouTube for inspiration, and found that many of the ‘saxophone accordion summer songs’ contained Spanish artists and lyrics, and thought that Spanish lyrics on top of everything would make it an even better parody of a...

  • How To Dance As Awesomely As The Colombian Soccer Team

    buzzfeed.com 19 Jun '14, 8pm

    How To Dance As Awesomely As The Colombian Soccer Team http://www.buzzfeed.com/danoshinsky/how-to-danc... Because nobody at the World Cup celebrates a goal quite like Colombia.

  • The Top 10 Coolest Ever Israeli Military Inventions

    buzzfeed.com 08 Jun '14, 1pm

    Now the standard Emergency bandage worldwide, the “Israeli bandage”, now owned by Persys Medical of Houston, Texas, was the brainchild of Israeli combat medic Bernard Bar-Natan who realized that by incorporating a pressure applicator into the fabric, he could change the world’s standa...

  • Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Releases Official Statement "Unconditionally" Denying Newsweek's Bitcoin Story

    Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Releases Official Statement "Unconditionally" Denying Newsweek's Bitcoin Story

    buzzfeed.com 17 Mar '14, 6am

    In the statement Nakamoto writes that he “never consented to speak with a reporter” and alleges that “my prospects for gainful employment has [sic] been harmed because of Newsweek’s article.” The statement also lists off the 64-year-old’s recent medical problems, including prostate su...

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  • Clinton Ally Knocks Claire McCaskill Over Sexual Assault Bill

    buzzfeed.com 16 Mar '14, 12am

    At a fundraiser for female senators and candidates on Friday, Susie Tompkins Buell paused to say a few words about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s military assault bill — and to break partisan ranks to criticize a top Democratic woman who didn’t support it: Sen. Claire McCaskill. Buell, the...

  • Bitcoin Falls Flat Among Davos Crowd

    buzzfeed.com 24 Jan '14, 4pm

    DAVOS, Switzerland — The Saudi Arabian finance minister had a puzzled look on his face sitting in one of the lounges of the Congress Centre at the World Economic Forum. Ibrahim Abdulaziz al-Assaf was trying to remember where he’s heard the word “Bitcoin” before. The managing director ...

  • Is Google About To Get Into Bitcoin

    buzzfeed.com 23 Jan '14, 12am

    When asked about the Moderator page, a Google spokesperson told BuzzFeed the company has no current plans to incorporate the cryptocurrency. “As we continue to work on Google Wallet, we’re grateful for a very wide range of suggestions. While we’re keen to actively engage with Wallet u...

  • The World's First Bitcoin Vault Has Opened In London

    buzzfeed.com 12 Jan '14, 4pm

    6. In the past people have lost Bitcoins due to hacking or by mistakenly throwing away their hard drives. Co-founder Tom Robinson told the BBC: One of the main concerns people have with Bitcoin is that it’s quite difficult to store securely. Offering people insurance seemed an obvious...

  • 27 Reasons Singapore Is The Most Delicious Place On Earth

    27 Reasons Singapore Is The Most Delicious Place On Earth

    buzzfeed.com 19 Dec '13, 9pm

    WHAT THEY ARE: The country’s most popular street food, curry puffs are to Singapore what hot dogs and jumbo pretzels are to New York City. The traditional curry puff is a chicken and potato mixture coated in a mild, tumeric-based curry paste, wrapped in a thick, savory pastry crust, t...

  • China Loves Talking About Bitcoin

    buzzfeed.com 06 Dec '13, 9pm

    The majority of Bitcoin exchanges happen in China’s currency, the yuan, but no one’s quite sure why. One theory is that people see it as a way to evade the country’s rules restricting money flowing out of the country . But it may be simpler than that — Bitcoin might be popular in Chin...

  • Brace Yourselves, Drake Is Coming Out With Gold Jordan Sneakers

    buzzfeed.com 04 Dec '13, 8pm

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  • Sign-Holding Student's Bitcoin Account Passes $25,000 After Being On ESPN

    buzzfeed.com 02 Dec '13, 7pm

    Mining for Bitcoins is a process still not really familiar to most people, but if you want some encrypted currency of your own, apparently all you have to do is ask and you shall receive. That’s exactly what a college student in Auburn, Ala., did this weekend when he effectively crowd...

  • There Is A Huge Louis Vuitton Box On Red Square Right Now And Russians Aren't Happy

    buzzfeed.com 26 Nov '13, 9pm

    There Is A Huge Louis Vuitton Box On Red Square Right Now And Russians Aren't Happy http://www.buzzfeed.com/miriamelder/there-is-a-... It is the perfect symbol of modern Russia. But not everyone saw the funny side.

  • Bitcoin Still A Bit Player For Hedge Funds

    buzzfeed.com 28 Oct '13, 7pm

    Bitcoin, the controversial cyber currency catching the eye — for better or worse — of some of the world’s most prominent investors, got a boost late last week when the leader of a well known hedge fund expressed his enthusiasm about the currency’s future. But Bitcoin still is a long w...

  • Marc Jacobs Confirms He's Leaving Louis Vuitton With Spellbinding Funereal Show

    Marc Jacobs Confirms He's Leaving Louis Vuitton With Spellbinding Funereal Show

    buzzfeed.com 02 Oct '13, 11am

    The announcement follows weeks of rumors that have swirled around the front rows at this season’s shows. After 16 years at the brand’s helm, Jacobs steps down as creative director to focus — with his business partner Robert Duffy — on an IPO for his namesake brands, Marc Jacobs and Ma...

  • The Amazing Louis Vuitton Insect Window Displays

    buzzfeed.com 28 Sep '13, 2pm

    These window displays are from last spring in the Shinjuku Tokyo Louis Vuitton store. They, along with the magazine ads (below the display images), are winning Grand Prix and Gold at the late summer/fall advertising awards shows. Look for them to also clean at Cannes next June.

  • 9 Things The Winklevoss Twins Taught Me About Bitcoin

    buzzfeed.com 17 Sep '13, 3pm

    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have spent years trying to prove to the world that they know a good idea when they see one. But after announcing their $1.5 million investment in the controversial cryptocurrency Bitcoin in May, and a subsequent filing to launch a Bitcoin investment vehicl...

  • New Campaign Asks Nike For More Sneakers In Women's Sizes, Pretty Please

    buzzfeed.com 02 Aug '13, 8pm

    Are you both long-term sneaker buyers, then? Nike is both of our favorite sports retail brand. But the whole “sneakerhead” identity is something that’s grown and grown for us both — even more so once we started this project. It started off as mostly just a fashion thing; working in ad...

  • Check Out These Incredible Wartime Cats

    buzzfeed.com 10 Jul '13, 7pm

    The guys of a 2004 U.S. Army unit in Iraq were in a bind. A big one. Gravely concerned all their food would eventually be devoured or contaminated by a mice infestation, they called on Pfc. Hammer for a little help. Hammer did such an incredible job, the men made him an honorary membe...

  • How To Thank A Soldier, By George W. Bush

    buzzfeed.com 03 Jul '13, 3pm

    Is this for real? Has BuzzFeed completely lost their mind and soul? This man has the blood of the soldiers, sailors and marines killed in Iraq caked all over his hands. Unfortunately for him, no amount of oil will wash their blood off. This isn’t even counting the hundreds of thousand...

  • Inside the Winklevoss's somewhat strange S-1:

    The Winklevoss Twins Want To Sell You A Bitcoin Fund

    buzzfeed.com 01 Jul '13, 11pm

    Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, impossibly strong-jawed and broad-shouldered rowers, tech entrepreneurs, and famous litigators of Mark Zuckerberg, are now two of the biggest and most famous players in Bitcoin, the cryptographic, digital currency whose wild price gyrations and security i...

  • 26 Irresistible Pairs Of Sneakers

    buzzfeed.com 21 Jun '13, 9pm

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  • How Much Would You Pay For A Pair Of These Sneakers

    buzzfeed.com 13 May '13, 4pm

    They’re by Italian designer A Diciannoveventitre. Details: “Overdyed, ultra-distressed high top sneakers with pre-rusted metal eyelets and dye-splattered rubber sole.” FOR THAT PRICE, I WANT SOME REAL PUKE STAINS.

  • Prince Harry Honors Fallen U.S. Soldiers #military

    Prince Harry Honors Fallen U.S. Soldiers

    buzzfeed.com 11 May '13, 5am

    Prince Harry Honors Fallen U.S. Soldiers Prince Harry visited Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. today to honor America’s fallen soldiers. Captain Harry Wales was in full ceremonial uniform as he paid his respects to his comrades-in-arms. posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:34pm EDT

  • The Perfect Handbag For The Workaholic Woman

    The Perfect Handbag For The Workaholic Woman

    buzzfeed.com 08 May '13, 9am

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  • The Man Who Gave His Life To Bitcoin

    buzzfeed.com 09 Apr '13, 10pm

    Erik Vorhees is what you might call a true Bitcoin believer: he is almost entirely invested in the currency, works at a Bitcoin-related startup, and spends a great deal of time in the Bitcoin "community," as you might call it — he's one of the best-known contributors to the /r/bitcoin...