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California Legalizes Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

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Added on June 30, 2014
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The ‘mainstreaming’ of Bitcoin continues. Last Saturday California governor Jerry Brown signed a law that removes a ban on using ‘currencies other than the US dollar’. The law was promulgated due in large part to the growing popularity of Bitcoin …

Intuit Adds Bitcoin as Quickbooks Payment Option

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Added on June 25, 2014
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The Bitcoin assimilation of the mainstream continues. Earlier today the California based financial management software company Intuit added Bitcoin as a payment option in their hugely popular Quickbooks software package. The new service, called PayByBitcoin integrates QuickBooks’ online payment processing …

Bitcoin to Sponsor College Football Bowl Game

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Added on June 21, 2014
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It’s no secret that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general are going to be a very important part of future economic activity worldwide. But among the ‘Joe and Suzy SixPack’ types in ‘Flyover Country’ Bitcoin remains an unknown concept or more …

Feds Tech Incompetence Reveals Names of ‘Secret’ Bitcoin Bidders

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Added on June 19, 2014
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It’s amazing that anyone still has any confidence about our Federal government’s ability to function in the digital age. It’s reached the point where the biggest roadblock in the development of American technological resources is our own government who is …

Apple Allows Return of Bitcoin Apps

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Added on June 16, 2014
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Apple has done an about face on Bitcoin. After removing or rejecting Bitcoin related apps from their App Store since late last year they’ve revised their policy to allow cryptocurrency wallets and related programs. Coin Pocket was the first …

Bitcoin Valuation Added To Google, Yahoo Finance Sites

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Added on June 12, 2014
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Bitcoin’s assault on the mainstream continues. In the wake of Expedia’s decision to accept Bitcoin for hotel bookings several mainstream financial websites have added Bitcoin valuations to their roster of currency prices. Yahoo Finance has announced that they’ve added data …

Online Travel Agent Expedia Latest Company To Accept Bitcoin

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Added on June 11, 2014
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The adoption of Bitcoin by major companies continues–earlier today online travel agency Expedia has announced that they’ll begin accepting the cryptocurrency for hotel bookings. Expedia isn’t going ‘all in’ yet–for the time being they’ll only accept Bitcoin for payment of …

EBay CEO Says PayPal Will Integrate Bitcoin

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Added on June 7, 2014
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John Donahoe, President and CEO of online auction giant eBay, is acutely aware that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are going to increase in importance going forward and that digital currency is going to play ‘an important role going forward’. He also …

Rapper 50 Cent Joins The Bitcoin Revolution

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Added on June 3, 2014
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Rap superstar Curtis Jackson, better known to the masses as 50 Cent, has a reputation of being well ahead of the curve both within the pop culture milieu and beyond. He’s not just a well known rapper and his ability …

Amazon Has Been Looking At Bitcoin Since 2012

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Added on May 31, 2014
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A while back a news story circulated among the business media that Amazon had decided against adding Bitcoin as a payment method. At the time they said that while they’re always looking at ways to make payment easier for customers …