thenextweb.com Archives - 17 September 2014, Wednesday

  • Coinbase Brings its Bitcoin Sales to Europe

    thenextweb.com 11 Sep '14, 7am

    Coinbase , one of the most-funded startups in the Bitcoin space, has turned its attention to Europe after it expanded into 13 countries. In addition to the US, Coinbase now serves users in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Malta,...

  • Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s old email address appears to have been hacked - The Next Web

    thenextweb.com 09 Sep '14, 1am

    Don’t take this as cause to run and dump your wallet and dismantle your mining rig, but there’s something fishy going on in the Bitcoin community today. An old email address from Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious figure behind the creation of the cryptocurrency, seems to have been comp...

  • How and Where to Learn Ruby

    thenextweb.com 07 Sep '14, 1pm

    This post originally appeared on Code-love . In an online chat session between Yukihiro Matsumoto and Keiju Ishitsuka in early 1993, a discussion ensued about the name of a programming language that Matsumoto was going to write. He wanted to satisfy his desire to have an object-orient...

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    How Much Does it Cost to Build the World's Hottest Startups?

    thenextweb.com 28 Aug '14, 5am

    There’s also the enormous looming cost of distribution — one that’s hard to measure and even harder to predict. Fifteen years ago, starting a business was primarily a technology problem. Now that the barrier to entry to start a business is so low — $100K in many cases — entrepreneurs ...

  • Safello Helps Charities Accept Bitcoin For Free

    thenextweb.com 18 Aug '14, 7am

    Swedish Bitcoin exchange, Safello , has launched a free service that allows charities to receive Bitcoin for free. The new donation service is available in limited form and offers charities custom campaign pages that act in a similar way to Kickstarter but use Bitcoin to contribute an...

  • eBay Reportedly In Talks to Accept Bitcoin at Braintree

    thenextweb.com 15 Aug '14, 5am

    eBay has been working to integrate the acceptance of Bitcoin into its subsidiary Braintree , the Wall Street Journal reports , though eBay and PayPal won’t be accepting Bitcoin initially. The WSJ cites sources as saying that PayPal officials have met with Bitcoin companies including C...

  • Retailer Newegg Expands in Asia and Europe

    thenextweb.com 13 Aug '14, 4am

    Online US electronics retailer Newegg has expanded its footprint in Europe and moved into Asia, after launching localized sites in India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and Singapore. The company — which is one of the largest retailers to accept Bitcoin — is already operati...

  • Retailer Newegg Expands in Asia and Europe

    thenextweb.com 13 Aug '14, 4am

    Online US electronics retailer Newegg has expanded its footprint in Europe and moved into Asia, after launching localized sites in India, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and Singapore. The company — which is one of the largest retailers to accept Bitcoin — is already operati...

  • Wikimedia Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations

    thenextweb.com 30 Jul '14, 5pm

    The Wikimedia Foundation announced that it will now accept Bitcoin donations . The foundation will use Bitcoin exchange Coinbase to convert the virtual currency to US dollars. The foundation had been asked by its member to accept the crypto-currency and after a careful review of how t...

  • Blockchain’s Bitcoin wallet returns to App Store after being pulled by Apple

    Blockchain’s Bitcoin Wallet Returns to the App Store

    thenextweb.com 28 Jul '14, 5pm

    Bitcoin fans who had previously been managing their cryptocurrency via an iOS device were dealt a blow when Apple removed what was claimed to be the last remaining Bitcoin wallet app from the iTunes Store. Blockchain , the two-year-old app that had garnered more than 120,000 users on ...

  • Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Purchases

    thenextweb.com 18 Jul '14, 4pm

    Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company says it is “piloting” the digital currency for consumer and small business shoppers in the US; presumably if the test goes well, the option will be exp...

  • Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Online Purchases

    thenextweb.com 18 Jul '14, 4pm

    Dell today announced it has started accepting Bitcoin for all items available on Dell.com (including Alienware products). The company says it is “piloting” the digital currency for consumer and small business shoppers in the US; presumably if the test goes well, the option will be exp...

  • These high tech sneakers commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing

    High Tech Sneakers Celebrate 45 Years Since Moon Landing

    thenextweb.com 17 Jul '14, 6am

    How far mankind has come since the first landing on the moon on July 20, 1969 — so much so that to celebrate the achievement, Snapchat is playing a key role in marketing a unique new pair of sneakers. On July 20 2014, 45 years after contributing to the Apollo 11 mission, General Elect...

  • WeChat lets you book taxis directly in-app with Easy Taxi partnership, starting with Singapore

    You Can Now Book Taxis Directly in WeChat with EasyTaxi

    thenextweb.com 16 Jul '14, 5am

    We have already known for some time that WeChat is gradually evolving into much more than just a messaging service by offering a Facebook-like feed, games, as well as brand outreach via official accounts, but now it is stepping up its ante by providing services. WeChat users can now b...

  • Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 15 Jul '14, 10am

    Grooveshark , an online music streaming service for playing back individual tracks, artists or albums, is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment via Stripe. The payments firm announced that it would add support for Bitcoin only a few months ago. This means you can now subscribe to...

  • Music Streaming Service Grooveshark Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 15 Jul '14, 10am

    Grooveshark , an online music streaming service for playing back individual tracks, artists or albums, is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment via Stripe. The payments firm announced that it would add support for Bitcoin only a few months ago. This means you can now subscribe to...

  • Google and Yahoo Finance now show the price of Bitcoin via @thenextweb #btc #crypto #cryptocurrencies

    Google And Yahoo Finance Show Bitcoin Prices

    thenextweb.com 14 Jul '14, 11am

    Bitcoin may be a highly controversial virtual currency, but it seems like Google and Yahoo are taking steps to acknowledge it as a legit currency — by adding Bitcoin prices to their finance networks. Google Finance BTC/USD Yahoo Finance BTC/USD This comes after Microsoft added Bitcoin...

  • Singapore Cracks Down on Piracy Sites

    thenextweb.com 09 Jul '14, 10am

    The Singapore parliament has just passed an amendment to the city-state’s Copyright Act that targets sites such as The Pirate Bay. The bill introduces an “order to disable access to flagrantly infringing online location” — which means that a copyright owner can submit an application t...

  • You Can Now Pay With Bitcoin On Newegg

    thenextweb.com 02 Jul '14, 5am

    US online electronics retailer Newegg teased the introduction of Bitcoin payments on its platform early this year, and now the company has finally delivered via a partnership with BitPay . From today onwards, Newegg is letting its more than 25 million registered customers pay for over...

  • California Legalizes Bitcoin And Other Digital Currencies

    thenextweb.com 30 Jun '14, 6am

    There’s more good news for Bitcoin after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill known as AB 129 under ‘Lawful Money’ that basically legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the state. The bill makes changes to current law to “ensure that various for...

  • California Legalizes Bitcoin And Other Digital Currencies

    thenextweb.com 30 Jun '14, 6am

    There’s more good news for Bitcoin after California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill known as AB 129 under ‘Lawful Money’ that basically legalizes the use of Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the state. The bill makes changes to current law to “ensure that various for...

  • Coinbase Returnns to iOS With an Open-Source App

    thenextweb.com 20 Jun '14, 4am

    Apple started letting the first Bitcoin apps back into the App Store last week following its new policy on virtual currencies . Now Coinbase , the VC-backed Bitcoin wallet firm that is one of the largest in the industry, is represented… albeit by an open-source app rather than an offi...

  • Zopim Exit Boosts Singapore, Highlights B2B Opportunity

    thenextweb.com 11 Apr '14, 8am

    Singapore is celebrating one of its most notable tech exits to date after Zopim , a company that provides live chat support services for websites, was sold to customer service software firm Zendesk in a deal that could be worth as much as $30 million. There have been bigger acquisitio...

  • Zopim Exit Boosts Singapore, Highlights B2B Opportunity

    thenextweb.com 11 Apr '14, 8am

    Singapore is celebrating one of its most notable tech exits to date after Zopim , a company that provides live chat support services for websites, was sold to customer service software firm Zendesk in a deal that could be worth as much as $30 million. There have been bigger acquisitio...

  • Singapore Carrier Starhub Launches Crowdfunding Platform

    thenextweb.com 09 Apr '14, 6am

    Singapore carrier StarHub announced the beta launch of a crowdfunding platform for Asia-based entrepreneurs today, called Crowdtivate . Touted as the world’s only telco-backed crowdfunding site, Crowdtivate also seems to act as an extension of Starhub’s interests — the carrier intends...

  • Singapore Carrier Starhub Launches Crowdfunding Platform

    thenextweb.com 09 Apr '14, 6am

    Singapore carrier StarHub announced the beta launch of a crowdfunding platform for Asia-based entrepreneurs today, called Crowdtivate . Touted as the world’s only telco-backed crowdfunding site, Crowdtivate also seems to act as an extension of Starhub’s interests — the carrier intends...

  • Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 31 Mar '14, 7pm

    Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing. The mobile payment company pro...

  • Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 31 Mar '14, 7pm

    Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing. The mobile payment company pro...

  • Square Market Now Accepts Bitcoin

    thenextweb.com 31 Mar '14, 7pm

    Square today announced it has added support for paying with Bitcoin. As a result, buyers can now use the digital currency to purchase goods and services on Square Market, which allows sellers to create an online storefront with online payment processing. The mobile payment company pro...

  • What Does the Future of Bitcoin Look Like for E-Commerce?

    thenextweb.com 28 Mar '14, 2pm

    Garrett Heath is a technology storyteller with Rackspace . The meteoric rise of Bitcoin’s value—from a low of $13 to upwards of $1000 in 2013—caused the general public to take notice of this cryptocurrency . Once relegated to tech circles, last year saw major economists discussing the...