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Bitcoin: The Sky’s the Limit?

May 26, 2017
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Investors, merchants and miners all watched as bitcoin’s price ran up knocking on the door of the $2,800 level. The digital currency has climbed nearly 50 percent in the past week and by triple digits in 2017, evoking emotions ranging from euphoria to fear that a bubble is among us. And while the price has […]

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Bitcoin-based P2P Lending Platform BitLendingClub Shuts Down

December 2, 2016
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BitLendingClub (not to be confused with Lending Club) has shut down their bitcoin-based p2p lending platform, citing regulatory pressure. A message posted on their website says, “over the last year or so, the regulatory pressures has been increasing to the point that it is no longer feasible to maintain the operation of the platform. We […]

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“Bitcoin Lending As a Concept Has Problems”

March 4, 2016
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deBanked spoke to researcher Brett Scott on bitcoin lending and its challenges

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Is Zcash Bitcoin 2.0?

February 9, 2016
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It’s like Bitcoin but with more anonymity. It’s also known as Zcash Touted as an alternative to BitCoin, Zcash is another decentralized and open source cryptocurrency and its major sell is encrypted anonymity and privacy. The currency was first proposed in an academic paper in 2014 by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of […]

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The Bitcoin Mining IPO Didn’t Go So Well

February 3, 2016
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Much ado about nothing? Despite the long drawn endeavor, the world’s first bitcoin mining IPO was lackluster. Australia’s The Bitcoin Group, a bitcoin mining company raised $4.2 million (5.9 million Australian dollars) falling short of the targeted $14 million (20 million Australian dollars) The Melbourne-based company was founded in September 2014 with plans to pursue […]

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Bet On the Iowa Caucus and Political Primaries With Bitcoins

January 31, 2016
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I’m often asked if bitcoin still has a future or if it’s dead. As someone who has mined bitcoins, made purchases with them, sold advertising space with them, traded them, and contributed to political campaigns with them, I feel pretty confident that bitcoins are here to stay. While the system isn’t as anonymous as some […]

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Rand Paul Speaks at Bitcoin Event

April 20, 2015
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Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul spoke at a private Bitcoin event produced by Blockchain Technologies Corp in Midtown Manhattan. It was a gathering of monetary technophiles dressed in their Sunday best. Paul’s main reason for supporting the Bitcoin movement/technology/currency was the ability to bypass the expensive fees tacked on by credit and debit card issuers. A […]

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Rand Paul Accepts Bitcoin

April 7, 2015
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Bitcoin’s got a real fan! Senator Rand Paul is now accepting bitcoin as one way to attract donations for his presidential campaign. And regardless of whether or not you agree with his views, I did at the very least make a donation on the basis that I am a believer in bitcoin. Donating to Paul’s […]

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BitPay Right at Home at Transact ’15

April 3, 2015
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BitPay has a knack for flair. They sponsored a college bowl game known as The Bitcoin Bowl in St. Petersburg as well as a driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. BitPay is bitcoin, but all grown up. As a member of the ETA and with a business model similar to just about […]

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deBanked Inks Deal with Lenders Marketing in Bitcoin

March 10, 2015
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deBanked has inked an advertising deal with Lenders Marketing, a company that provides trigger leads to the business financing industry. The deal is significant because it was priced in Bitcoin, not dollars. “Bitcoin’s value against the dollar is volatile,” said deBanked’s Sean Murray. “But 1 BTC today is still equal to 1 BTC tomorrow.” deBanked […]

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