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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Bits for Diamonds: Bucking the Merchant Acceptance Trend

According to a new report from JPMorgan as seen in Bloomberg and Business Insider, merchant acceptance of bitcoin, the world’s leading digital currency, is at an all-time low. Out of the top 500 internet portal, only three accept bitcoin, down from five last year. That decline according to the report signals a “striking discrepancy” to the explosive climb in the…

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Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Interviews, News

Blockstream Satellite Ignites Bitcoin Access

On August 15, Blockstream, a leading provider of blockchain technologies, launched Blockstream Satellite, an innovative service that provides free access to the Bitcoin network. It will target an estimated four billion people currently not connected to the internet, due to lack of availability or affordability. Blockstream Satellite broadcasts real-time Bitcoin blockchain data from satellites in space, delivering availability across two…

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Falcon Group Partners with Bitcoin Suisse to Facilitate Bitcoin Buying and Storage

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, News

Falcon Group Partners with Bitcoin Suisse to Facilitate Bitcoin Buying and Storage

On July 12, Swiss private bank Falcon Group, which has 50 years of expertise in wealth management, announced it will be the first Swiss bank to offer blockchain asset management solutions to its clients. Through cooperation with Bitcoin Suisse, Falcon Group now offers its clients the opportunity to buy and store bitcoin with cash holdings, with the private bank facilitating…

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BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

BitVal: Measuring Bitcoin Based On Money Laundering

With bitcoin skyrocketing in price and looking to break $3,000 if the current trajectory holds, how much is too much? What is one bitcoin really worth? BitVal, a beta metric, tries to put a valuation measure on the cryptocurrency in a way that makes logical sense. For stocks, this value is typically derived from the earnings of the underlying firm…

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Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Reveals Plans for Bitcoin Adoption

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Russia’s Largest Online Retailer Reveals Plans for Bitcoin Adoption

Russia’s largest online retailer, Ulmart, revealed on May 10 it going to start accepting bitcoin. Ulmart is also Russia’s largest privately held Internet Company specialising in e-commerce, and announced the adoption of bitcoin on May 10, planning to start accepting it as a form of payment from 1 September, 2017. Even though Russia has had an unfriendly attitude toward Bitcoin…

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

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BitWage Provides an IBAN Number for Everybody: Freelancers Worldwide Receive their Salary with Bitcoin

With BitWage you can receive your wage in bitcoin instead of fiat money. The startup from California aims to strengthen its presence in Europe. To do so, it opened a new office in Paris and implemented the option to give every customer their own IBAN number. CEO Jonathan Chester explains why and tells of two classes of customers using BitWage….

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Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News

Be Your own Notary with the new Blockchain Plugin for Microsoft Office10

Microsoft goes Blockchain; with a new Plugin for Office 10, it is possible to store a hash of documents on the blockchains of Bitcoin and Ethereum Classic. With this, you can prove the authenticity of any document – without a notary or a lawyer. Did Microsoft just unleash the first non-monetary blockchain killer app? E-mails and nearly all kinds of…

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The State of Bitcoin in South Africa

Category: Bitcoin, Business, Commentary, News

The State of Bitcoin in South Africa

South Africa has one of the most active bitcoin economies on the African continent, gauged by its bitcoin trading volumes and the amount of bitcoin and blockchain startups it has. South Africa is one of the most developed countries in Africa and has the third largest economy in the continent after Nigeria and Egypt. While its economy has recently struggled…

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What’s “In Store” For Bitcoin: Stephen Macaskill Speaks From “Down Under”

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What’s “In Store” For Bitcoin: Stephen Macaskill Speaks From “Down Under”

Stephen Macaskill’s path into the Bitcoin world could be viewed as a bit unconventional. In 2013, while running Amagi Metals, an eCommerce precious metals company that was the first in the industry to accept bitcoin for gold. Armed with a background in monetary theory and financial markets, Macaskill set out to champion bitcoin’s utility in the world of commerce. In…

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Japanese Retailers Rushing to Adopt Bitcoin as Payment Method

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News, Regulation

Japanese Retailers Rushing to Adopt Bitcoin as Payment Method

Bitcoin is becoming big in Japan. After Japan’s lawmakers have officially turned bitcoin into a legal payment method and have made the digital currency sales tax exempt, the price of bitcoin has rallied, and the demand for the cryptocurrency has surged in Asia’s second-largest economy. That, of course, has not gone unnoticed by Japanese retailers who are now rushing to…

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