Sunday, June 30, 2013

IT'S SUNDAY WHAT IS ERIC SCHMIDT UPTO


Find out by reading the stories below with your morning cup of coffee.

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Oxford School of Government: Learning to lead the world
Telegraph.co.uk
Yet here is Eric Schmidt, the company's executive chairman, taking questions from just a few dozen of them. After an hour discussing the future of the internet, he tells them: “I think you made the right choice, to change the world.” It might sound ...
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Planetary Resources Offers “ Asteroid Zoo ” to Public
TopNews United States
The project is backed by Google's CEO Larry Page & chairman Eric Schmidt. The company attracts public in the project. They have now announced a stretched goal on its website. The company is offering extra incentive through its crowd funding website.
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Obama, Inc. Now and Forever with Big Data
Right Side News
a long time to come — thanks to a massive cash investment by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt. Established in June 2013, Civis Analytics grew out of President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Its earliest roots, however, can be traced ...
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Opinion: Google starts its Android photocopiers as Apple preps for Fall
Computerworld (blog)
In the last few months of his life, Jobs was still reeling at what he saw as Google's traitorous behaviour when that company's then CEO, Eric Schmidt, left Apple's board shortly after an iOS-like Android was introduced. (And isn't the body language ...
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Eric Schmidt | The Washington Spectator
Last month, Google's top three billionaires—Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt—effectively bought a portion of the San Jose Airport to hangar their jets.
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To Hear why Eric Schmidt believes North Korea Fears the Internet ...
To Hear why Eric Schmidt believes North Korea Fears the Internet 29 APRIL 2013. Mustafa ...
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MARS ONE NEWS FOR A SUNDAY READ

So warm up the coffee and enjoy the news.

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VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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The view from Mars - new video released by ESA shows what it's like to orbit ...
Daily Mail
But one perspective no human has seen if the view orbiting Mars - our neighbor red planet. Now, thanks to satellite imaging taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express probe you can actually experience what it would be like to orbit the planet.
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Why So Quiet On The Mars One Front - Mars One Fans Forum
4 days ago ... There seems to be no new news coming from Mars One. Contracts aren't being awarded, no progress announcements are being made. What's going on?
marsonefans.com/.../961-Why-So-Quiet-On-The-Mars-One-Fr...


Mars or bust: FIU student wants one-way ticket
MiamiHerald.com
Unlike his peers who are searching for jobs and internships, Ford is seeking a one-way ticket to Mars as an applicant of the Mars OneProject, which plans to establish a human settlement of 24 astronauts on the planet in 2023. “My dad said I should ...
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Star Trek deflector shield could protect Mars mission from cancer risk
SlashGear
The question of dealing solar radiation is a topical one, with the problemone of the key issues around proposed manned missions to Mars. Sifting through the data pulled from the unmanned Curiosity mission, NASA discovered that the exposure a human ...
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3D PRINTING IS NOT JUST FOR DUCKS


It is for everyone and it is the next big thing.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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3D
-printed prosthesis: Duck gets to walk and swim following amputation to ...

iTech Post
Buttercup is a duck born with a deformed left foot causing it to improperly bear weight leading to cuts, infections and painful gait. This duck quacks happily now thanks to 3D printing that gave it a prosthetic leg and foot. Buttercup was born in a ...
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3D Systems Has Its Eyes on the Stars
DailyFinance
At the most basic level, 3D Systems' business follows the general rule for companies in the additive manufacturing industry. It manufactures "printers" that companies such as Black & Decker can use to produce "concept models" of equipment they might ...
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It's Almost Worth Breaking Your Arm for this Crazy 3D-Printed Cast
Gizmodo
Plaster casts are bulky, obnoxious, heavy, inevitably sweaty, occasionally pink. In short, they are no fun. But this 3D-printed "Cortex" cast could change all that. Sure, it looks a little like a fishnet stocking, but have you seen a old-fashioned cast ...
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You Can 3D Print Pip-Boy 3000s Now

Kotaku Australia
We've seen some impressive real-world Pip-Boy replicas in the past, but getting your hands on one? A tricky task. With 3D printing however — and the help of this talented individual — it's slightly more possible that a working version of the retro ...
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Mary Ann Liebert announces launch of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing ...
News-Medical.net
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers announces the launch of 3D Printingand Additive Manufacturing, a highly innovative, peer-reviewed journal on this rapidly growing disruptive technology. The preview issue will publish in the fall of 2013, and ...
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Disabled Duck Will Have New Foot Using 3D Printer
Headlines & Global News
Joel Graves, 3D printing engineer of NovaCopy, chose to give Buttercup a normal life by granting him a new webbed foot prosthetic printed using 3-D printing technology. NovaCopy was approached by Feathered Angels Waterfowl Sanctuary in Arlington, ...
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Duck's Prosthetic Foot Made by 3D Printer (+Photo)
The Epoch Times
He ultimately thought of 3D printing. “With his deformed foot, he would have been in pain and had constant cuts and foot infections walking on the side of it even at our sanctuary here,” he told CNET. A 3D printingcompany donated its services and made ...
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Disabled Duck Gets A New Foot Thanks to 3D Printing Technology
Counsel & Heal
After living one year with a backward foot, disabled duck, Buttercup, will finally get a viable foot due to 3D printing technology. Buttercup was born in a high school biology lab last November and at first appeared like any normal yellow and fluffy ...
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Disabled duck gets new foot thanks to 3D printing
Grist
So far, from what I've seen, the greatest purpose of 3D printing is making spare parts for birds. First there was the injured bald eagle with the 3D-printed beak, and now a duck named Buttercup, born with a twisted foot, is getting a brand new one ...
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An Affordable 3D Printer May Soon Be In Every Home Thanks to Pirate3D
Complex.com
Kickstarter success stories are noting new, but Pirate3D's story was no ordinary feat. The Singaporean startup surpassed their goal of $100,000 14 times over. The finally tally was: $1,438,765. The company's aim was simple: to bring affordable 3D ...
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3D Printer Co. Solidoodle Sees Strong Sales
Consumer Electronics Net
3D-printer company Solidoodle saw business grow through the first half of 2013, with over $4 million in total sales to date since its launch. The company saw massive growth in 2012 after announcing its $499 3D printer in the spring and the pre-sale of ...
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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update To Include 3D Printing
Headlines & Global News
3D printing is currently used in various fields from technology labs to space research. Recently, a team of Harvard researchers built the world's smallest Li-ion batteries, more powerful than larger batteries used in laptops and electric cars. The ...
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Window 8.1 Will Have 3D Printing Capability Built-In
International Business Times
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced Wednesday that the newest update to the company's operating system, Windows 8.1, will include native support for 3D printing. Microsoft's decision to incorporate 3D printer drivers into Windows 8.1 provides further ...
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YOUR SUNDAY BITCOIN OR BITCON NEWS

Is below for you to read with your morning cup of Java

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Bitcoin
, the truly virtual currency

Khaleej Times
Recently, San Jose, California, hosted the first major conference for the digital currency, the Bitcoin 2013, a weekend event which was attended by an estimated 1,200 people who strongly believe that the new-age currency is set to storm the world of ...
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ForexMinute Now Provides all the Necessary Information Needed to Trade ...
DigitalJournal.com
ForexMinute, a noticeable forex news portal, now provides traders with the crucial information that assist them learn how to trade Bitcoins. This online portal address all the queries traders have when trading Forex andBitcoins. It encompassesthe ...
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How a total n00b mined $700 in bitcoins
Ars Technica
This is the second in a two-part series exploring Butterfly Labs and its lineup of dedicated Bitcoin-mining hardware. In part one, we looked at the company and the experiences customers have had with it. In part two, we share our experiences running a ...
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DEA reportedly seizes Bitcoins from alleged drug dealer
Afterdawn.com
What is not clear yet is how the DEA actually seized the Bitcoin. It could possibly have been a honeytrap where the Bitcoin was transferred from the accused's wallet to one controlled by the DEA, or the DEA could be in possession of a computer with an ...
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Riding the Bitcoin Bubble All the Way to Panamanian Paradise
Motherboard (blog)
A year earlier, I'd bought a bunch of bitcoins at $4 per bitcoin after reading about the decentralized, unregulated, peer-to-peer currency. At this point, its only practical function still seems to be facilitating shady deals online and making fast ...
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BitAngels Invests in BlueSeed, an Offshore Incubator
Silicon Hills News
“The beauty of the BitAngels model is that we can rapidly evaluate and fund opportunities with global resources, distributed due-diligence databases and deep-pocket angels anxious to expand the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency infrastructure,” BitAngels ...
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Mt. Gox registers with FinCEN as a money services business
CoinDesk
US cash. Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin exchange, has taken a step towards complying with US money-laundering regulations by registering as a money services business with the US Treasury Department. The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes ...
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Hacker posts false news story on CNN's political website
WireUpdate
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (BNO NEWS) -- A hacker gained unauthorized access Friday to the publishing platform behind the political website of television network CNN, using it to post a false news story about an anonymous Bitcoin currency exchange going out ...
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Spying on people's emails, phone calls . . . and money
ZDNet (blog)
Bitcoin is a digital technology that offers the anonymity of cash but it might not be quite as secure as it's portrayed. It could act as a signal to flag suspicious activities. It's the same as people using one-time "burner" cell phones to mask their ...
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

IT'S 3D PRINTING SATURDAY


So make that cup of coffee and enjoy the 3D news below.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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3D printer
 helps fix duckling's ugly deformity with new webbed foot

Fox News
A disabled duck will get to put his best webbed foot forward, thanks to a prosthetic limb made with the help of a 3D printer. "Buttercup" was born in a high school lab with a deformity that made him unlike all the other ducklings: His left foot was ...
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Asteroid Miners to Use 3D Printing for Space Telescopes 3D printingcould help ...
Space.com
Billionaire-backed asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources is teaming up with 3D Systems, whose 3D printing technology will help craft components for the Arkyd line of prospecting spacecraft, officials announced Wednesday (June 26).
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3D-Printed Fashion Show Draws Inspiration From Nature
Mashable
While tech has been a presence in the fashion industry for years, it's only been in the past two that 3D printing has cropped up as a way for designers to rethink their process. This year, Belgium-based 3D printingcompany Materialise approached ...
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Windows aims to open up 3D printing to the masses
New Scientist
Microsoft will make support for 3D printers available in the next update to its Windows 8 operating system. The firm has struck deals with a raft of major 3D-printer makers – including Makerbot, 3D Systems, Formlabs, Dassault and Stratasys – under ...
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Windows 8.1 Update To Support 3D Printing
Latinos Post
During the company's keynote, Leblond demonstrated the 3D-printingsupport using the famous Makerbot 3D printer that was hooked up to a PC running the updated Windows. The Microsoft VP demonstrated how printing 3D objects can be done by simply ...
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ModiBot 3D - Printed Build Your Own Action Figure : Watch out , Minifigs
Technabob
We've already seen some innovative ways to make action figures via 3D printing. But ModiBot might be the best and most practical 3D printedaction figure yet. Instead of letting you design and print an action figure from scratch or order a 3D printed ...
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Disabled duck gets a 3D-printed foot
Gizmag
Buttercup the duck was born with a strange birth defect. One of the little duckling's legs faced the wrong direction. To remedy the situation, 3D printing technology has been used to create a prosthetic leg that should allow Buttercup to live a ...
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Microsoft Windows 8.1 will support 3D printing
Inquirer
Microsoft said its 3D printing support will include plug and play support for printers enabling applications to seamlessly submit 3D print jobs, understanding 3D file formats and connecting applications with hardware to deliver what it called "an end ...
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3D printing could make meds for Mars says NASA
In-PharmaTechnologist.com
In 3D printing - also known as additive manufacturing - a digital model guides the successive deposition of material until a three dimensional object is formed. The technology is being assessed as a way of making a range of objects including drugs, as ...
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Harvard researcher used 3D printer to create really tiny batteries

Boston.com (blog)
Her group in Illinois originally set out to show that 3D printing technology could be used to create batteries small and powerful enough to run a growing number of devices that scientists have been working on for years but unable to operate without ...
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3D printing: What do retailers need to know?
Retail Week
Awareness of 3D printing among retailers is starting to grow and many big companies are mulling how the technology can benefit them. As Tesco innovation ambassador Paul Wilkinson said in a blog on the subject: “There's been a lot of buzz recently about ...
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Windows 8.1 supports native 3D printing - but will it take off?
TechRadar UK
Microsoft is adding native support for 3D printing into Windows 8.1 to make it easier for you to print from different applications on different 3D printers without having to export and import design files. With a supported 3D printer, you can just ...
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US dominance of 3D printing slides as China rises
Ferret
The United States dominance of the realm of 3D printing is sliding, according to a recent Wohlers report. In the most recent Wohlers study, released on May 23 and published annually, it found that there are currently 16 European 3D printing companies ...
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Duck's Prosthetic Foot: 3D Printing Saves Buttercup's Life
iScienceTimes.com
Garey knew that if he amputated Buttercup's foot it would be very painful for the duck and prone to infection. So he decided to amputate and then replace the foot using 3D-printing technology. Using 3D modeling software, Garey designed the duck's ...
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3D PRINTING
: Functionality for the future

FOX 9 News
Anything you can imagine from toys to artificial limbs can be printed with consumer 3D printers – they're all the rage among artists and hobbyists. Now, an Eden Prairie-based company called Stratasys is trying to meet this demand by purchasing Maker ...
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The 3D Printing Industry Microcap That Investors Should Meet: Sigma Labs (SGLB)
ENGINEERING.com
To date, the company has not generated a profit and 100% of the modest revenue in 2012 (just under $1M) came from their consulting subsidiary and not their additive manufacturing/3D printing subsidiary. However, revenue from the company's additive ...
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BITCOIN OR BITCON NEWS FOR A SATURDAY MORNING


Yes, it's Saturday and you need your fix of coffee and Bitcoin or Botcon news.

Before there was the "Oracle of Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

On Twitter @vjmachiavelli 
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Bitcoin
 Exchange Makes Apparent Move to Play by US Money-Laundering Rules

Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—The world's largest bitcoin trading exchange appears to have taken a key step to comply with U.S. anti-money-laundering rules and potentially avoid additional run-ins with authorities. A company listed as Mt. Gox this week registered as a ...
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The Bitcoin drug business is getting more competitive
Washington Post
Bitcoin burst into mainstream attention after Gawker wrote about the online drug marketplace Silk Road in 2011. Silk Road uses Bitcoin, with its decentralized, anonymity-friendly architecture, to shield its users and operators from law enforcement ...
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Bitcoin Mining: Can You Really Make Money Doing it?
Technology Personalized
Virtual currencies are slowly but surely becoming more popular, as more people start using them. One of the most popular virtual currencies is theBitcoin (BTC), and ever since its appearance in January 2009, it has spread like wildfire and many online ...
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Can Bitcoin Solve Wall Street's Soft Dollar Problem?
Advanced Trading
Taking it one more step further, the actual Bitcoin can come directly through a trade confirmation message itself using the FIX protocol. This is the "killer app." Now, rather than relying on rate calculations and detailed accounting, the commission ...
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Startup Debut to Accept Bitcoins & Showcase Digital Currency Companies ...
Wall Street Journal
LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2013) - Startup Debut (www.startupdebut.com), a leading media showcase company owned by BitAngels (www.bitangels.co) co-founder Michael Terpin, will hold the first-ever media showcase events for Bitcoin and ...
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Music Nonprofits: Bitcoin 100 Wants To Give You A Donation
hypebot.com
Bitcoin100-header Nonprofits are always looking for donations butBitcoin 100 says they've encountered some difficulties giving money away. The peculiar standing of Bitcoin has caused some nonprofits to hesitate but, if you're seeking financial support ...
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Survey: Quarter Of US Consumers Has Heard Of Bitcoin — And Majority Of ...
TechCrunch
Depending on your view, Bitcoin is either A) an elaborate Ponzi scheme or B) the currency of the future. Or, if you're the average man on the street, it's probably C) something you've never heard of. Putting a bit of data behind attitudes to the ...
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In/Flux: Bitcoin v. California. Facebook counts our gay friends. MSFT ...
Crosscut
Regardless of what you think of Bitcoin — currency of the future or brief fascination among techies — the common view is it's perfectly legal. Nonetheless, Seattle-based nonprofit Bitcoin Foundation, an advocacy organization promoting the virtual ...
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Gold in them bits: Inside the world's most mysterious Bitcoin mining company
Ars Technica
This is the first in a two-part series exploring Butterfly Labs and its lineup of dedicated Bitcoin-mining hardware. In part one, we look at the company and the experiences customers have had with it. In part two, to be published on June 29, we share ...
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US feds make their first-ever Bitcoin seizure
io9
It may be the currency of the future, but it now appears that Bitcoin is not immune to the U.S. government's prying eyes and hands — especially when it's being used to fuel black market activities. A few days ago, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency ...
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Man charged after demanding bitcoin for Mitt Romney tax returns
CoinDesk
A man from Tennessee has been indicted for attempting to extort $1 million in bitcoin by claiming that he had undeclared tax records of the former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Michael Mancil Brown (34) contacted the accounting firm used by ...
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12 Stories You Need To Know
PSFK
GET THE PSFK DAILY EMAIL. Subscribe. 12 Stories You Need To Know Today · 12 Stories You Need To Know · Today. Mouse cloned from a drop of blood, TWC to install 1000 Wi-Fi hotspots in Manhattan and more small businesses embrace Bitcoin. Blank ...
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Bitcoin ATM Makes First Appearance in Europe at BTC London Conference
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
For the first time ever, a Bitcoin ATM will be demonstrated outside of the United States. Lamassu's Bitcoin Machine has been reprogrammed to accept pounds sterling (GBP) and will be presented at the invite-only BTC London conference. The event will ...
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Snowden, narcs and Swedish chips: Bitcoin loves them all
CoinDesk
For those who like to peer into the future of bitcoin, though, the whole episode has been a lesson in quite why cryptocurrency solves a real need – the best, although not the only, way to tell whether an invention will succeed. In this case, the ...
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Norwich pub one of the first in country to accept virtual payment
Norwich Evening News
The White Lion pub in Oak Street is one of four pubs owned by Individual Pubs Limited which now accepts payment by Bitcoin – an experimental, decentralised digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses ...
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Should corporations develop their own virtual currencies like bitcoin?
CoinDesk
Companies have an interest in virtual currencies for many reasons. It develops a store of value inside of an ecosystem; it ensures that goods will be purchased inside of their own worlds. Generally speaking, it keeps more value inside their own fiefdom ...
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California vs. Digital Currencies
American Banker (subscription)
The letter accuses the nonprofit of acting as an unlicensed money transmitter, even though its main activities are promoting awareness of digital currencies and developing the Bitcoin protocol client software. Did the Golden State's bureaucrats blindly ...
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Staffing site Outbounders starts accepting bitcoin
Finextra
Bitcoin the new virtual currency that made headlines after reaching more than a billion dollars in value almost overnight is now accepted by major staffing site Outbounders.com. One of the keys to Bitcoin's success is that it must be more than ...
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ForexMinute.com Recommending TradeRush for Its New Binary OptionsBitcoins ...
PR Web (press release)
Always recommending traders with the most innovative methods for profitable investments, ForexMinute.com is now promoting TradeRush's new binary options bitcoins contracts – an innovative trading method which merges the concept of easy and profitable ...
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net.wars: Rounding errors
newswireless.net
Crypto is, of course, also digital cash, which failed then but is now finding some traction in the form of J. Bradley Jansen asked the Bitcoin panel, Is it a currency, a security, or a value transfer mechanism? Patrick Murck, general counsel for the ...
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Perfect tool to explain the concept of a bubble market
Financial Times
(I still have her collection of 300-plus Beanie Babies in a box.) The only good thing about them was that they were the perfect teaching tool to explain the concept of a “bubble market” to a teenager. An article comparing Beanie Babies with Bitcoins ...
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Sponsor deal for Chard clubs
This is The West Country
The two clubs have received a £10,000 sponsorship deal with the worldwide digital currency organisation Bitcoin. They have been campaigning for several years to have changing rooms installed at Jocelyn Park and were last week given the backing of ...
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10 interesting digital marketing stats we've seen this week
Econsultancy (blog)
A quarter of Americans questioned in a recent poll said they had heard ofBitcoin, 16% of these Americans have more trust in the digital currency than the US dollar. In Argentina, 73% of respondents who have heard ofBitcoin trusted it, with 22% having ...
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“Atlantis” Online Black Market Flaunts Itself On YouTube
SiliconANGLE (blog)
More recently, financial authorities in California have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Bitcoin Foundation, asking it to stop engaging in unauthorized money transmissions, despite the fact that it does no such thing. For its part, Mt. Gox has ...
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CNN's Political Ticker Apparently Hacked
mediabistro.com
CNN's “Political Ticker” blog was apparently hacked this afternoon. As noted by Michael Van Poppel on Twitter, a story under the byline of Melissa Gray and Dan Lothian was posted about an anonymous Bitcoinoperator going out of business. The post had a ...
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The Daily Dot - U.S. government makes its first-ever Bitcoin seizure
Earlier this week, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency reported that it had seized 11.02 bitcoins—roughly $814—from a South Carolina man attempting to buy ...
www.dailydot.com/.../11-bitcoins-seized-government-dea/
'Cease and Desist': Bitcoin Foundation Receives Jail Threat
The Bitcoin Foundation has been sent a "cease and desist" letter from California's financial regulator for allegedly engaging in money transmission without a ...
www.cnbc.com/id/100838553