Yahoo Finance adds BTC/USD! Google Follows Suit.

Yahoo-finance-adds-bitcoinYes, now you can add the price of a Bitcoin to your preinstalled yahoo finance app on your phone or visit it online!

This is exciting news! Shortly after, none other than Google Finance has followed along offering Bitcoin under their currency lists as well.

Both of them lack a serious amount of history of the bitcoin price, for that we recommend which offeres live charts for a veriety of exchanges and digital currencies.

DISH Network becomes the largest company to accept Bitcoin


The bitcoin merchant processor Bitpay has teamed up with the largest business so far to accept bitcoin, worth over $27B:

We’re excited to announce that DISH will accept bitcoin and has chosen Coinbase as their bitcoin payment processor.

DISH today announced they are the largest company and first subscription model pay-TV provider to accept bitcoin, marking a large step forward in the growing momentum of customers paying companies in bitcoin for things we do every day, like watching premium TV. Continue reading

Bitcoin approved for political donations*

The US Government has approved the use of Bitcoin for campaign donations, but that comes with a grocery list of requirements and breaches in privacy:

*Donate with Bitcoin, as long as you:bitcoin-accepted-here

  • Don’t exceed $100 worth
  • List your name and address
  • List your occupation and employer
  • Prove you own them
  • Married: Get spouses approval
  • Prove you are not a foreign national
  • Account for capital gains


“Using bitcoin as payment for PACs, therefore makes PACs subject to IRS search warrants to catch individuals avoiding taxes illegally. And given what we have seen in Switzerland in cracking down on tax avoidance, we should fully expect the IRS to use this to justify PAC search warrants, whether politically motivated or not.”

RT has more details:

Bitcoin Users Aim to Quickly Correct any Issues

bitcoin_logoOver an over the top posts on reddit are issues that directly affect the bitcoin network, currency or protocol. Today that top post would be a PSA about the number of bitcoin nodes decreasing. Nodes are the number of computers on the network with a full copy of the blockchain:

A full Bitcoin node is the backbone of the Bitcoin network. Miners are important, but full nodes are too. They spread transactions across the network. They have the only copy of the entire blockchain, and run the memorypool. Without full nodes in operation there is no Bitcoin.

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Xapo Launches Bitcoin Debit Card Accepted at All MasterCard Locations

BITCOIN DEBIT CARDCalifornia-based bitcoin wallet provider Xapo has announced the launch of a bitcoin debit card – a new product it is lauding as the first to allow bitcoin users similar spending freedoms to traditional debit cards.

The Xapo Debit Card debits BTC directly from users’ hot wallets, and can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted, both online and at physical locations, though it does not represent a partnership between the companies.

Full article here.

New Colorado Marijuana Vending Machines Will Accept Bitcoin

New Colorado Marijuana Vending Machines Will Accept Bitcoin

Photo via Liz Ferron, Montana’s Smokehouse

Marijuana vending machines have long been rumored to debut en masse in certain US states, but the first machine that can be accessed directly by consumers was finally unveiled at an invite-only event in Colorado last week.

Billed as the first marijuana vending machine in America, the ZaZZZ unit is perhaps more accurately described as the first machine that will not be placed behind a sales counter. It offers a number of novel compliance features, including a driver’s license reader and a camera that captures video of users.

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Blockchain Strikes Five Year Deal to Exclusively Manage has struck a five year deal to exclusively manage the domain name is positioning itself to maintain and build its preeminence in the Bitcoin community by building strategic relationships that promote the understanding and usage of cryptocurrency. The domain name is the latest addition to a growing stable of products from

Our mission is to provide the tools and services that build on Bitcoin’s core strengths. We’re excited to create new learning experiences and introduce millions of users to Bitcoin as a result of this exclusive deal. Finally, understands that it’s important to drive this education today so that tomorrow the whole community can benefit from the next generation of world class Bitcoin infrastructure and applications.

10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Accept Bitcoins

subway-accepts-bitcoin2013 was a breakout year for bitcoin. While many people are still trying to grasp the concept of “what exactly is a bitcoin?”, even more businesses are starting to ask the question “do we need to care?” With any new technology there are going to be advantages and disadvantages, risks and rewards. Bitcoin is no exception. Today I want to explore the idea of why YOUR business should consider accepting bitcoin and even more important explain from a business standpoint “what’s in it for me?”

Why would my business want to accept bitcoin? Click here to read: 10 Reasons Why Your Business Should Accept Bitcoins.

Mobile Payments Processor Square has Integrated Bitcoin

square-bitcoinAccept credit cards and BITCOIN on your iPhone, Android or iPad through the payment processor Square!

In an announcement posted on its website, the company said that it is currently developing tools to allow sellers to be paid using any method of payments that buyers want to use.

“Sellers should never miss a sale. We’re building tools so sellers can accept any form of payment their customers want to use. Making commerce easy means creating easy ways to exchange value for everything from a massage to a DODO case for your IPad,” said the company in the statement. “In that spirit, starting today, buyers can purchase goods and services on Square Market with Bitcoin.”

Full Article Here.