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  • Bitcoin in the Philippines: A Perfect Cryptocurrency Storm

    Bitcoin in the Philippines: A Perfect Cryptocurrency Storm

    coindesk.com 21 Sep '14, 2am

    Many of those at Geeks on a Beach, a recent tech event in the Philippines, agreed that, two years ago, there was nothing here in terms of a startup ecosystem. Today, it’s pretty clear there are several scenes: Cebu and Manila, to name the two biggest, as well as a comprehensive and ve...

  • BitOcean Releases Two-Way Kiosks to Compete with Bitcoin ATM Market Leaders

    BitOcean Releases Two-Way Kiosks to Compete with Bitcoin ATM Market Leaders

    coindesk.com 21 Sep '14, 1pm

    BitOcean Technology Development Co, Ltd has released Chinese-developed and -made bitcoin ATMs with a feature list designed to compete with popular existing products. The new machines – the second generation developed by the Beijing-based company – are two-way kiosks, meaning they enab...

  • What Real-World Problems Can Bitcoin Actually Solve Right Now?

    What Real-World Problems Can Bitcoin Actually Solve Right Now?

    coindesk.com 21 Sep '14, 10am

    Though it is increasingly acknowledged by major business, investors and governments that bitcoin has the power to become a world-changing financial technology, fundamental issues are still holding back adoption. One of the most prominent, around the world, is the lack of consumer unde...

  • 24 Signs You're Obsessed with Bitcoin

    24 Signs You're Obsessed with Bitcoin - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 20 Sep '14, 6pm

    We bitcoiners lead a peculiar lifestyle. As early adopters of an unprecedented technology, we’re arguably a part of history as we help shape this blossoming industry. We learn new things every day and are fueled by the seemingly endless opportunities this technology has created for in...

  • Bitcoin Foundation Hires Regulatory Expert for EU Policy Push

    Bitcoin Foundation Hires Regulatory Expert for EU Policy Push

    coindesk.com 19 Sep '14, 2pm

    The Bitcoin Foundation has been ramping up its lobbying efforts in the US since July, most notably with the hiring of Washington, DC-based firm Thorsen French Advocacy. Now, the organisation is making a similar push to promote the digital currency in Europe. The foundation announced t...

  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Becomes Canada’s First to Accept Bitcoin

    Medical Marijuana Dispensary Becomes Canada’s First to Accept Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 17 Sep '14, 8pm

    Mega Chill has become the first medical marijuana dispensary in Canada to accept bitcoin. Since the formal announcement this September, Mega Chill has seen an overwhelmingly positive response from the community, both from patients familiar with bitcoin and customers who had never hear...

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    Cryptocurrency Miners Turn to Exotic Cooling Systems as Competition Heats Up

    coindesk.com 20 Sep '14, 10am

    Amid Singapore’s humid equatorial heat, a group of researchers and faculty at the island’s main technical education institute are sweating over an unconventional cooling solution – for litecoin miners. The institute , known more for strait-laced vocational courses, has partnered with ...

  • Politician Keen for Vancouver Citizens to Pay Taxes in Bitcoin

    Politician Keen for Vancouver Citizens to Pay Taxes in Bitcoin

    coindesk.com 18 Sep '14, 12pm

    A Vancouver politician says the city should allow residents to pay their taxes, fines and fees using bitcoin. Jason Lamarche won 37,286 votes in a recent council election and now he says he would solicit bitcoin donations if he chose to run again. In an interview with the Georgia Stra...

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