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  • Wiper thinks messaging apps could be the key to bitcoin payments

    Wiper thinks messaging apps could be the key to bitcoin payments | Gigaom

    gigaom.com 06 Mar '15, 8pm

    Wiper , an ephemeral messaging app that launched in 2014, has a reputation as a Snapchat clone , but it’s actually closer to Line, which uses over-the-top messaging as a platform to sell stickers, games, and other entertainment and services. Taking a kitchen-sink approach to messaging...

  • Stripe makes its bitcoin pilot available to all US users | Gigaom

    gigaom.com 20 Feb '15, 2pm

    a year of testing bitcoin payments with select customers, Stripe is making the cryptocurrency an option for all of its customers – of at least those with a U.S. bank account. Stripe provides the payment processing for sharing economy apps, online retailers and mobile developers, and t...

  • Bill Gates wants to tackle mobile banking, but not with bitcoin

    Bill Gates wants to tackle mobile banking, but not with

    gigaom.com 23 Jan '15, 1am

    Bill and Melinda Gates’ to-do list will probably put yours to shame. This year, in the Gates Foundation annual letter , the duo outlined their long-term, 15-year roadmap for the challenges that they want to solve. Their four main goals: Health: Reducing the number of children who die ...

  • Winklevoss twins plan to launch new US-based bitcoin exchange

    Winklevoss twins plan to launch new US-based bitcoin exchange

    gigaom.com 23 Jan '15, 8pm

    The Winklevoss twins aren’t done with bitcoin yet. Since 2012, the pair so far has invested millions in the cryptocurrency, launched the WinkDex bitcoin price monitor and are still trying to clear regulatory hurdles for their bitcoin ETF, the Bitcoin Trust. Today, the Winklevosses unv...

  • Braintree’s bitcoin API is now available to… @suryaray

    Braintree’s bitcoin API is now available to merchants in beta —

    gigaom.com 22 Jan '15, 7pm

    PayPal’s developer arm Braintree has finished its initial integration work with Coinbase , and is opening up a beta program to its online merchants and mobile developers who want to start accepting bitcoin payments. No word yet on specific companies that have signed up for the beta, b...

  • Security breach and price crash mark bad start to 2015 for bitcoin

    Security breach and price crash mark bad start to 2015 for

    gigaom.com 05 Jan '15, 7pm

    Bitcoin is not having the best start to 2015. Bitstamp, the second-largest USD bitcoin exchange, suspended its operations early Monday morning after discovering one of its wallets has been “compromised”. (Update: Bitstamp has confirmed that 19,000 BTC, or $5 million, is missing — see ...

  • NYC considers Bitcoin, Apple Pay as options to pay parking fines

    NYC considers Bitcoin, Apple Pay as options to pay parking fines

    gigaom.com 31 Dec '14, 5pm

    You can buy an increasing number of goods of services with cryptocurrency Bitcoi n and Apple’s new mobile payments platform Pay , but soon their reach could expand to fines as well – specifically parking tickets. New York City is contemplating a mobile service that will let parking sc...

  • Trust the big winner in US Marshals’ auction —

    gigaom.com 09 Dec '14, 8pm

    Of the 50,000 bitcoins up for auction, the Bitcoin Investment Trust bidding syndicate walked away with 48,000 of them. The US Marshals’ Service confirmed that the syndicate, which includes the Bitcoin Trust and the trading division of Barry Silbert’s SecondMarket, won the majority but...

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