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Change.Org Petition Urges Amazon to Accept Bitcoin

For bitcoin to gain mainstream acceptance as a currency, it is vital that cryptocurrency advocates convince retailers to begin accepting bitcoin payments. It is also necessary that people begin making bitcoin payments at those businesses, lest they drop bitcoin as a payment option. Get exclusive analysis of bitcoin and …

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How to buy Bitcoin in seconds from your smartphone – CNBC

CNBC How to buy Bitcoin in seconds from your smartphoneCNBCBefore you do this, though, you should note that bitcoin isn’t universally accepted like regular currency. My colleague Seema Mody published a great video recently where she tried to live a week on the currency, and it wasn’t easy. You can …

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Idaho teenager becomes millionaire by investing $1,000 gift in Bitcoin

The teenager’s story has captivated America, delighting people with its mix of childhood ambition, entrepreneurial skills and hard work. Mr Finman has been celebrated on news channels, and lauded in the tech community. For his story is little short of remarkable. The tale began in 2011, when he was 12, and …

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Bitcoin Price Stabilizes at $2,700, Another Surge Imminent?

After a major market correction which sent bitcoin price from its all-time high of $2,973 to $2,261, bitcoin price has stabilized at the $2,700 region. Since the June 14 fall to $2,261, bitcoin price has since recovered and stabilized at $2,730. Since June 18, for nearly a week, bitcoin price …

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Analyzing Ether: A Bitcoin Investor’s Skeptical Take

‘P4man’ is an active bitcoin miner and investor with an academic background in economy and IT. He has been a member of the online discussion forum Bitcoin Talk since September, 2011. In this opinion piece, P4man looks at the cryptocurrency market to see if there is a credible alternative to bitcoin. Can ethereum cut the …

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Bitcoin speculators are the new day traders

Younger, tech-savvy people are also more likely to play the digital currency markets and the high risk involved, Sunnarborg said. He estimates that about two-thirds of investors in cryptocurrencies are under age 40. That same age category is less likely to invest in the stock market. Just one-third of millennials, …

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Top Secret? Bitcoin Scaling Plan Segwit2x Leaves More Questions Than Answers

After years of debate, the Segwit2x scaling proposal looks like it could play a role in – finally – taking bitcoin a step forward. But the coders and companies involved have been doing at least some of the development behind closed doors, a way of working that some argue runs counter to bitcoin’s value proposition as …

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First Physical Bitcoin “Blocks” Minted And Depicted By LA Artist

A Los Angeles-based artist has created a program generating physical representations of Bitcoin blocks as banknotes. In perhaps the most intriguing attempt to produce a “physical Bitcoin,” Matthias Dörfelt used hashes for 64 random blocks and turned them into physical representations of themselves. “From a technology standpoint, the blockchain, which …

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Bitcoin-ethereum craze boosts Nvidia and AMD, but it shouldn’t

There are many reasons for investors to buy chipmakers Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices, but the recent rush for an indirect way to play skyrocketing cryptocurrencies bitcoin and ethereum should not be one of them, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. “One of the reasons why AMD and Nvidia have been …

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