Gyft Adds Walmart to it’s Wide Range of Store Gift Cards!

Walmart-gift-card-300 added to GyftBIG NEWS: Gyft quietly adds WALMART to its arsenal of gift card offerings!

In the last year, Gyft has offered a way to convert bitcoin into popular store gift cards like Target, Burger King, Bass Pro, Victoria Secret and more. Now they can boast bitcoin support for one of the largest retailers in the world.

No longer can anyone say Bitcoin can’t buy you the things you need, day in, day out.

Use your Bitcoin to:

Get low prices every day on thousands of popular products in stores or online at Shop Walmart for electronics, appliances, clothing, toys, home goods, and more. There are more than 4,700 stores across the U.S. with over 11,000 locations worldwide in 27 countries.

Check out their other store’s gift cards here:

Mt. Gox is Dead.


It’s not official, it’s not looking good for Mt. Gox, the online exchange that has held withdrawals from its customers for weeks now. There are now reports of the exchange halting  trades.

Update: All trades have ceased, eve of 2/24/14. has recently released a join statement on the topic.

“We are witnessing the failure of a company the government would deem ‘too big to fail,'” says one redditor, and they are right. The free market gobbles you up and spits you out when you keep messing up, as this isn’t their first time being solely responsible for tanking the market…  Continue reading

Why Bitcoin will more than Triple, come April


I believe we will see an epic rise, yet again, in Bitcoin’s price very soon.

When I was a younger lad, I would always join my Dad at the local car auction whether it was to help pick out the new family mobile or my first few cars. Growing up in a smaller city, the auto industry was a large part of our local economy and every year I watched the average prices of cars go up and down depending on the season.  Continue reading

BTC-e Investigation Report was a Hoax

btc-e-down-cloudflareDid you get a little scared that the russian BTC-e servers would be frozen or seized? You wouldn’t be the only one..

BTC-e, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges on the market, was rocked following an announcement published on the website of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Volgograd region on Monday. The statement claimed BTC-e was “under investigation” by the office and it quickly generated plenty of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD).

However, it now seems fear mongering was the sole goal of the statement, which was apparently fake. The prosecutor’s office has issued another statement, saying its website had been hacked and the initial announcement was posted by hackers.

The rest of the story here.


January 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; & 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Panel 1- Law Enforcement and Virtual Currencies

*Cyrus R. Vance, Jr- District Attorney of New York
*Richard B. Zabel- Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY

Panel 2- Virtual Currency Commerce and Consumer Protections

*Fred Ehrsam- Co-Founder, Coinbase
*Jeremy Allaire- Founder & CEO, Circle Internet Financial

Panel 3- The Academic View on Virtual Currencies

*Ed W. Felten- Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs,
and Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
*Susan Athey- Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Joe Rogan Experience #446 – Andreas Antonopoulos

If there is one “must watch” interview on the topic, I would say it’s this one. Joe Rogan is rather new to bitcoin and asks Andreas Antonopoulos very common questions that most have when introduced to this magical internet money, called Bitcoin.

Andreas is a true Bitcoin guru that can take geeky information and make it easy to digest for even the most non-technical populus (the other 6 billion as he puts it).

Andreas Antonopoulos is a bitcoin entrepreneur, he also serves on the advisory boards of several bitcoin startups and serves as the Chief Security Officer of

TigerDirect Tops Overstock, Initial Bitcoin Sales announced yesterday that they are now accepting the digital currency Bitcoin, becoming the 2nd major retailer to accept the new digital currency. Within the first 17 hours, their sales in bitcoin amounted to over $250,000!


It has since then been 17 hours. So where are we now in terms of sales? An TigerDirect spokesperson told BitcoinBoard this morning the company has raked in a massive $250,000 USD worth of items in bitcoin payments since it started accepting the payment method 17 hours ago. The amount was spend in more then 1000 orders, and these are great numbers for the webstore.  Continue reading

Major Retailer Now Accepting Bitcoin

tigerdirect_logo bitcoin, a Systemax, Inc. subsidiary who boasts revenues of over $3.6 billion, now accepts bitcoin payments for online sales!

“We’re excited to announce we now accept Bitcoin virtual currency. Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. ” says the new TigerDirect bitcoin page which was launched just hours ago.

Starting as a conversation over Coinbase on Jan 21st, an employee of TigerDirect informed me that they were working on accepting bitcoin, but I didn’t think it would be completed only a few days later! Continue reading