Bitcoin Roundup May 13, 2016


A beginner’s guide to bitcoin: What you need to know | Stuff.co.nz

But while it’s generated a furore in the community of underground hackers and crypto-anarchists, most people are bemused by all the fuss. What is this ‘bitcoin’ business, and why is it so important? 


Swiss City to Pilot Bitcoin Payments for Public Services | Bitcoin Magazine

In an international first, the Swiss town of Zug in central Switzerland will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for government services on a trial basis, the international service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SwissInfo reports


Bitcoin has been declared dead 101 times — Quartz

Bitcoin has had an eventful life. Since the cryptocurrency’s inception in 2008, all the bitcoins in circulation have grown from being worth nothing to a value of nearly $7 billion today. 


Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments | Business | Jamaica Gleaner

A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital-currency industry will accept Bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that ‘crypto finance’ is growing in legitimacy. 


Latest Satoshi Stories Overshadow Real Bitcoin News – NASDAQ.com

Last week was a fascinating one for Bitcoin, with the digital currency and payments system once again receiving attention from traditional media sources. On Monday, the BBC, The Economist, and GQ all published interviews with the Australian academic and possibly tech entrepreneur Craig Wright in which he claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of Bitcoin. 


Bitcoin Usage and The Future Of The Blockchain – Dataconomy

Despite some ups and downs over the years, Bitcoin is still hanging round as an alternative currency. There are those who still believe that the future is bright, and that Bitcoin may just represent the future of money. Indeed, we’re still pretty early in the life of the leading cryptocurrency. As more companies begin accepting it and more consumers begin using it, it’s becoming less of a concept and more of a reality. 


Stock Takes: Interest in Bitcoin tech grows – Business – NZ Herald News

Opinions differ about the value of Bitcoin but one thing is for sure – the technology that underpins the alternative currency has got stock exchanges, clearing houses, banks and central banks talking. 


Seen as global first, Swiss town to accept bitcoin payments – Winnipeg Free Press

A Swiss town that is billing itself as a hub for the digital currency industry will accept bitcoin for some payments starting this summer, in what proponents call a worldwide first by a government body and a sign that “crypto finance” is growing in legitimacy. 


Bitcoin Exchange Trends 2016: Cheap Deposits, Instant Withdrawals and Margin Trading

One of the most prominent trends in the crypto industry is the effort to make the use of cryptocurrencies in our everyday lives as seamless as possible. 


Tax Software Provider Avalara Embraces Bitcoin And Blockchain Technology – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Avalara, a Seattle, Wash.-based provider of tax compliance automation for businesses that has already embraced bitcoin in its tax compliance engine, announced plans to explore blockchain technology during its conference in New Orleans Wednesday, according to Accounting Today

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