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  • Switzerland’s Largest University Tests ‘Touchless’ Bitcoin Payments Solution

    Switzerland's Largest University Tests 'Touchless' Bitcoin Payments Solution

    coindesk.com 02 Sep '14, 10am

    Switzerland’s University of Zurich is integrating a student-made bitcoin payments solution into one of its cafeterias as part of a two-week trial. Called CoinBlesk , the mobile payments platform uses two-way near-field communication (NFC) technology and was developed as part of a stud...

  • Armory to Match 10 BTC in Donations to Hal Finney Bitcoin Fund

    Armory to Match 10 BTC in Donations to Hal Finney Bitcoin Fund

    coindesk.com 02 Sep '14, 10pm

    Armory Technologies has extended its ongoing donation drive in honor of late bitcoin developer Hal Finney. Finney, a pioneer in the field of cryptography and the first person to receive a bitcoin transaction, passed away last Tuesday at the age of 58 after a long battle with amyotroph...

  • Why Bitcoin's Gambling Boom is Only Just Getting Started

    Why Bitcoin's Gambling Boom is Only Just Getting Started

    coindesk.com 02 Sep '14, 4pm

    Gambling is big business, and online gambling represents a significant and growing proportion of that business – about 8% currently. Research company H2 Gambling Capital, which values the online gambling market in terms of gross winnings, put the global market value at €21.73bn ($28.5...

  • KnCMiner Launches Cloud Mining Service at Arctic Bitcoin Mine

    KnCMiner Launches Cloud Mining Service at Arctic Bitcoin Mine

    coindesk.com 02 Sep '14, 6pm

    KnCMiner has unveiled a new cloud mining service, offering six-month long contracts out of its Arctic bitcoin mine. KnC Cloud , launched on 2nd September, leverages the company’s existing data center space in northern Sweden. The so-called Clear Sky mine boasts more than 7 petahashes ...

  • MIT Bitcoin Club Names Final Winners of $15,000 App Contest

    MIT Bitcoin Club Names Final Winners of $15,000 App Contest

    coindesk.com 02 Sep '14, 2pm

    The final winners of the summer-long bitcoin app development contest at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been announced. The grand prize of $5,000 went to the team behind Ethos, a platform for establishing and maintaining private online identification using the block cha...

  • Sound Wallet is offering

    New 'Sound Wallet' Stores Your Private Keys on Vinyl

    coindesk.com 01 Sep '14, 4pm

    For digital currency users looking to secure their e-fortune, one project is offering a new way to store private keys: on vinyl. Sound Wallet promises to store users’ private keys as encrypted audio files across a range of products – including CDs and 7-inch vinyl disks . Theodore Goo...

  • 5 US States Poised to Promote Bitcoin-Friendly Regulation

    5 US States Poised to Promote Bitcoin-Friendly Regulation

    coindesk.com 31 Aug '14, 10am

    Given the recent critiques of New York and its proposed framework for bitcoin businesses, many of the law’s opponents are no doubt hoping the state and its regulators will alter the bill during its now extended comment period. After all, New York’s BitLicense proposal, once approved, ...

  • 9 Companies That Should Really Start Accepting Bitcoin

    9 Companies That Should Really Start Accepting Bitcoin - CoinDesk

    coindesk.com 30 Aug '14, 9am

    There once was a time when owning bitcoin meant keeping it idle and unspent in your wallet of choice. Considering that bitcoin was designed to be transacted , the lack of merchants that accepted bitcoin back then was frustrating to many in the community. Luckily for us, things have ch...

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