Microsoft joins the Bitcoin movement

Microsoft launched a cloud-based blockchain platform on Tuesday with Brooklyn-based start-up ConsensYs, which will allow financial institutions to experiment cheaply and easily with the technology underpinning bitcoin. The blockchain works as a huge, decentralized ledger of every bitcoin transaction, which is verified and shared by a global computer network and therefore is virtually tamper-proof. The […]

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Bing search engine now converts currencies to Bitcoin

Microsoft revealed on 10th February that its Bing search engine will now automatically convert currency denominations to BTC in response to simple commands. These include queries such as “$13 to BTC” or “0.45 BTC to euros,” which when entered will reveal answers using the most up-to-date price data from San Francisco-based bitcoin wallet provider Coinbase. […]

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Bitcoin is the Linux of payments

Bitcoin is the Linux of payments. And its killer apps will be for US dollars. by Druce Vertes I was scanning the news the other day, and someone on Hacker News mentioned that half the items above the fold on StreetEYE were about Bitcoin. And I said to myself, I haven’t seen the neckbeards this […]

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