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LA’s First Dogecoin Party Promises DJs, Dogs, Much Fun and Such Charity

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The popular meme-themed digital currency dogecoin is the focus of an upcoming event to be hosted by local advocacy group Spelunk.in at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, California, on 4th April.Dogecoin...
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Sacramento Kings NBA Franchise Launches Bitcoin-Only Online Store

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The Sacramento Kings NBA Franchise has officially launched a bitcoin-only marketplace on BitDazzle, a purchasing platform for online merchants that specializes in bitcoin.The news follows the announcement that the Kings would...
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Bulgarian Bitcoin Tax Guidance May Leave Money-Laundering Loophole

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Bulgaria’s National Revenue Agency (NRA), the government organisation in charge of administering state taxes and social security contributions in the eastern European nation, has issued new taxation guidelines for digital currency.In...
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Chicago Sun-Times Becomes First Major US Newspaper to Accept Bitcoin

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Following its successful test with bitcoin micropayments provider BitWall back in February , the Chicago Sun-Times has announced that it has partnered with San Francisco-based bitcoin startup Coinbase to accept bitcoin...
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Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Huobi to Stop Voucher Deposits Amid Uncertainty

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China-based bitcoin exchange Huobi is reporting via its website that it has not yet received word from any of its four third-party payment processors that they will be taking action to...
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Lamassu CEO: Our ATMs Will Soon Become Portals for Bitcoin Services

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Startup Lamassu makes bitcoin ATMs that take in cash and exchange it on the spot for bitcoin. The company was started by Zach Harvey, Josh Harvey and Matt Whitlock just one year...
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London’s Iconic O2 Venue to Host Bitcoin Fight Night

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A number of kickboxers will go head-to-head in London’s iconic O2 venue on Saturday (5th April), fighting for a prize of £5,000 in bitcoin.Some 18 fighters from across Europe are taking...
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CrowdCurity ‘Capture the Coin’ Contest Rewards Bug Finders With Bitcoin

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Crowdsourced IT security startup CrowdCurity has created a new bug bounty programme with a unique twist.Titled  Capture the Coin , the programme is inspired by the well-known  capture the flag  game, and...
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San Jose Earthquakes Soccer Team Embraces Bitcoin

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In a ground-breaking move, Californian soccer team, the San Jose Earthquakes, will start accepting bitcoin payments in the upcoming US season.The Earthquakes’ president Dave Kaval told SiliconANGLE that fans will be...
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South Korean Bitcoin Startup Coinplug Secures Further $400,000 Investment

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South Korean bitcoin services startup Coinplug announced this week that it has secured another $400,000 in funding from venture capital firm DFJ (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) Partners’ Tim Draper and his affiliates.Chol...
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Swedish Exchange Safello Aims to be ‘CoinBase for Europe’

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Swedish bitcoin exchange Safello is making the push to establish itself as Europe’s leading bitcoin exchange with direct payments now available from 86 European banks in 11 countries. Safello is using...
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Libra Promises Bitcoin Tax Service to Ease Compliance With IRS Guidance

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Remember when we wondered whether someone would develop a service to help you keep track of the capital gains on bitcoins? Well, now it turns out that someone has – or,...
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Congressional Hearing Explores Costs, Benefits of Small Business Bitcoin Use

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The US House of Representatives committee on small business held a hearing on 2nd April to discuss the growing use of bitcoin by the country’s small business owners (SMBs), and the...
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Bank of Montreal Open to Rekindling Partnerships with Bitcoin Businesses

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The Bank of Montreal, one of Canada’s ‘Big Five’ banks and the fourth largest in the country, issued new statements on 1st April suggesting that it may be open to working...
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Chinese Bitcoin Exchanges OKCoin, FXBTC Report New Deposit Freezes

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Following on the heels of the news that China-based bitcoin exchange BTC38 would suspend fiat-to-digital currency trading , rival Chinese exchanges OKCoin and FXBTC have received official notices from financial partners...
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Robocoin Machine Heats Up Competition Between London’s Bitcoin ATMs

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  A two-way Robocoin bitcoin ATM has just landed on the shores of England, thanks to the efforts of Global Bitcoin ATM, a UK-based company. Located at Worldwide Connection , an...
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Bitcoin Commodity Exchange CEX.io Imposes Trading Fee, Prepares for USD

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The CEX.io bitcoin commodity exchange is to introduce a trading fee within the next two weeks.The fee will be introduced in two stages: initially a fixed commission of 0.2%, which will...
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Fitch: Regulation Could Rob Bitcoin of its Low-Cost Appeal

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Global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings believes bitcoin is still too small to affect traditional payment systems and national currencies. The agency’s Why Forum published its findings in a report on...
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Online Payment Provider PayStand Exits Beta, Announces Bitcoin Support

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California-based online payment processor PayStand has launched out of private beta to provide US-based websites and mobile applications another way to accept payments such e-checks, credit cards and bitcoin.With the announcement,...
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BTC38 Suspends Trading, Cites China Central Bank Guidance

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China-based bitcoin exchange BTC38 announced to its users that some of its services will be suspended following a shift in policy from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the nation’s central...
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