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1  Economy / Service Discussion / Yahoo users will get paid in bitcoin for best answers on: June 11, 2015, 07:01:50 AM
A new service allows users to post questions and pay Bitcoin to people who submit the best answers.

Sounds like the whole idea of free help gets ruined by this, don't you think?
2  Economy / Economics / Where the Money Goes When Digital Currency Startups Raise Capital? on: June 10, 2015, 07:34:46 AM


With venture capital investments in FinTech startups booming, at a record US$315 million raised in 2014
and more in 2015,  we wondered: Where is all this funding being spent, and why are those in the digital
currency business not living a more “FunTech” lifestyle?

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3  Economy / Economics / London has been the most popular location for fintech companies, yet... on: June 10, 2015, 06:33:06 AM


... some choose to leave, because of the bill which requires that UK companies implement state-mandated
backdoors in all cryptography, and that telecommunications providers retain user data for 12 months.
It gives the government the power of surveillance, and requires startups to hand over information for inspection.
4  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Where the Money Goes When Digital Currency Startups Raise Capital? on: June 09, 2015, 02:10:33 PM


With venture capital investments in FinTech startups booming, at a record US$315 million raised in 2014
and more in 2015,  we wondered: Where is all this funding being spent, and why are those in the digital
currency business not living a more “FunTech” lifestyle?

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5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Crucial points for fintech startup? on: June 09, 2015, 03:11:02 AM


What are they, exactly?

Does it make sense to give the choice of a proper name priority over the way how you treat your customers (let's imagine you have some already)?

What do you think the most important things to keep oin mind as you abput to launch a startup in fintech area?

Do you quite agree with what the article says in general?
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / An Insider’s View Of A Successful Bitcoin Startup on: June 08, 2015, 12:11:58 PM


Starting your own business is always difficult. Launching a cryptocurrency business amidst legal uncertainty and Bitcoin’s image problem is even harder.

 “We literally don't even have a website users can visit for information at the moment,” wrote a popular user named Rune on Bitsharestalk. “Don't get pissed at other people, our publicity sucks because our marketing sucks. We're working to improve it and the new website will hopefully change things and make people start taking us seriously.”

Indeed, downplaying the marketing side of things could spell the end of your business regardless of how good your product may be. CoinTelegraph spoke to Spanish-based digital currency exchange Exmo and California based Bitcoin API firm Gem on how prospective entrepreneurs can step up their marketing game, boost their public image and gain a foothold in the promising yet volatile industry.

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7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Buy Gold Without Fiat, With Altcoin Totally? on: June 08, 2015, 07:10:54 AM
Anyone can purchase physical gold with Bitcoin and 35+ altcoins, including Dogecoin, Litecoin, Namecoin, Monero and others.
8  Economy / Economics / Bitcoin has entered Wall street officially? on: June 08, 2015, 04:20:47 AM
Overstock became the first company to offer a corporate bond, valued at US$25 million,
as crypto securities to qualified institutional investors. The offering is part of the company’s
bitcoin blockchain-based initiative called Medici.
9  Other / Off-topic / Facebook is to use PGP encryption? on: June 05, 2015, 03:54:17 AM
Users can now request all notifications and sensitive emails to be encrypted using Facebook’s publicly posted PGP key.

Sorry, put a wrong link when posting initially. Now it should work fine.

10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Light bulbs mining Bitcoin, what's next? on: June 05, 2015, 03:27:33 AM
I mean, how is this going to work?
11  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / They're mining with light bulbs now. What's next? on: June 01, 2015, 04:25:50 AM


This is amazing, I mean, how far can this go?


12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Ross Ulbricht is liable for value of fake identifications worth over $1M? on: June 01, 2015, 04:05:52 AM
Beside other things, US government prosecutors have imposed a money judgment against Ross Ulbricht,
I wonder, how they calculated what the fake IDs are worth?
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / How soon we will need a new algorithm? on: May 27, 2015, 03:19:48 AM
A little too much math for me.

Can someone explain in simple terms?
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Want 1M USD from Roger Ver? Prove him wrong on: May 27, 2015, 02:03:06 AM
Some interesting details of Ver's dispute with OKcoin.

I tend to believe him, what do you think?
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Why Governments Will Create Their Own Cryptocurrencies on: May 21, 2015, 04:22:19 AM


We seem to be on our way to cashless society.

An imaginary tyrant could use centralized crypto currency to reach fantastic (and scary) goals, total control over people being just one of them.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / A cell phone is all you need to get a Bitcoin loan? on: May 21, 2015, 02:55:02 AM


It seems that anyone can get a micro finance ctrypto currency loan with the existing services.

What I don't understand, is how they are going to collect the money if someone fails to cough up when the time is due.

Any thoughts?
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / The Rise Of Digital Currencies On The Baltic Shores on: May 20, 2015, 03:50:18 AM


The Baltic region has been noted for its high output of tech start-ups over the last few years.
Now the focus of these companies is increasingly turning towards the digital currency sector.

Though these countries have not been known as strong economies, they show a certain rise recently,
especially in crypto currencies field.

Following the trend, do you think the Baltic countries might leave the rest of Europe behind?
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Next-Gen Bitcoin Debit Card Finally Launched? on: May 19, 2015, 04:57:27 AM


Its users will be able to use the Bitcoin Debit NanoCard to pay for goods and services in restaurants and shops as well as online.
They can also be used at ATMs worldwide. It requires no verification, allowing users to remain anonymous.
19  Economy / Service Discussion / Coinbase accounts are closed due to US Govt sanctions on: May 18, 2015, 05:28:25 AM


Live in a wrong country? Your account will be closed.
20  Economy / Economics / While banks keep failing, Bitcoin has proven to be reliable on: May 18, 2015, 05:02:01 AM


Do you have any idea how many US banks have failed since Bitcoin has been invented and launched?

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