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    Decentral Launches Bitcoin Talk Show and Video Channel

    coindesk.com 27 Nov '14, 9am

    Toronto-based co-working space Decentral has rebranded, dropping 'bitcoin' from its name and launching two new sites including a 24-hour bitcoin video news service. This will include the new Bloomberg-like information dashboard site Decentral TV , and a redesigned version of the origi...

  • Citi Chief Economist: Bitcoin is Closest Commodity to Gold

    coindesk.com 27 Nov '14, 4pm

    Gold is a commodity like bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Citi's chief economist argues in a research note published yesterday, ahead of a Swiss vote that could cause the global gold price to spike. Switzerland will hold a popular referendum on Sunday called 'Save Our Swiss Gold'. ...

  • Ferguson Public Library Embraces Bitcoin Donations Amid Unrest

    Ferguson Public Library Embraces Bitcoin Donations Amid Unrest

    coindesk.com 26 Nov '14, 7pm

    Amid protests, riots and overall unrest in the aftermath of a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, are finding solace in an unlikely place: the city's public library. Demonstr...

  • Usual Suspects Return to Bid in Latest USMS Bitcoin Auction

    coindesk.com 26 Nov '14, 9pm

    A second planned auction of 50,000 bitcoins seized by the US government from alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht is attracting many of the same bidders who participated in the June sale of roughly 30,000 BTC taken from the illicit website itself. Many of the more notable partic...

  • American Red Cross Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

    American Red Cross Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

    coindesk.com 26 Nov '14, 6pm

    The American Red Cross has announced that it will now accept bitcoin through a partnership with BitPay. Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross is the official US affiliate of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement . The humanitarian organisation provides disaster relie...

  • Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT

    Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT

    coindesk.com 25 Nov '14, 5pm

    Jakob Kamminga, an official from the Dutch Ministry of Finance, has said that bitcoin transactions will "probably" be not liable for value added tax (VAT). His comments were made during a debate on bitcoin and tax at VU University Amsterdam, Thursday. This would mean that goods and se...

  • Western Union Faces Backlash Over Removal of Spoof Bitcoin Ad

    coindesk.com 26 Nov '14, 2pm

    Western Union has reportedly taken action against a bitcoin spoof of one of its ads, triggering a backlash from proponents of the digital currency. The parody in question was an image posted on the 'Bitcoin ' Facebook page by bitcoin enthusiast Dave Aiello, who also placed it on Reddi...

  • NCR Exec: Merchant Response to Bitcoin Outshined Apple Pay

    NCR: Bitcoin Most Well-Received Alternative Payment Method

    coindesk.com 24 Nov '14, 9pm

    Bitcoin has been the most well-received alternative payment method that NCR Silver has added to its point-of-sale (POS) platform, according to product manager Reggie Kimble. Speaking to CoinDesk about his company's new partnership with bitcoin merchant processor BitPay , Kimble sugges...