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Ohio becomes the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments

Starting Monday, businesses in Ohio will be able to pay their taxes in bitcoin — making the state that’s high in the middle and round on both ends the first in the nation to accept cryptoc

Bitcoin price falls but doesn’t flatline

Those not looking at the Bitcoin markets lately will either gasp or smile. Bitcoin, down from its all time high of around $19,000, is now floating at $6,785 as of this writing. To many this means that

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market c

Microsoft will continue to support bitcoin after ‘inaccurate information’ was posted online

Microsoft has quietly stopped supporting bitcoin payments just over one year after it (quietly) added support for the crypto currency within its Windows Store.

NextBank Aims To Be The First All-Bitcoin Financial Institution

Woe betide traditional banking because Dimitry Voloshinskiy and his team are on the prowl. Voloshinskiy is the founder of the NextBank Project, an attempt to create a truly bitcoin-based bank. The

The Bitcoin Rally Is Real

Strap in, friends, bitcoin is back. After spending most of the year in something approaching the doldrums, the cryptocurrency is enjoying a strong price rally, pushing it to its highest value of 2015.

This Week On Bullish: Bitcoin Is Coming To A Block Near You

Hello friends, and welcome back to another episode of Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This week, Sonny Singh of Bitpay swung by TCSFHQ to help us dig into the current commercial side of

This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Poker, BitPay And Growth

Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch's weekly podcast on all things bitcoin. This episode we were joined by Sonny Singh of BitPay, one of the largest bitcoin compa

Bitcoin’s Price Falls Further Amid Record Transaction Volume

You can purchase a bitcoin for just over $185 at the moment, a price that is down nearly 8 percent in the last hour, and 46.7 percent in the last month. Of course, you can pick any price timeframe you

Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Now

When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl, I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. It turns out that yes, the Bitcoin Bowl is promoting BitPay, a bitcoin-processing startup

BitPay Launches Bitcoin Checkout App For One Tap Payments

In the latest move to bring bitcoin payments to the masses, BitPay is launching a new point-of-sale app, Bitcoin Checkout, for in-store payments. With the launch of the mobile checkout app at Money

Fresh Off Of Raising $30M, BitPay Staffs Up In San Francisco With Visa, PayPal Alums

Three months after raising a staggering $30 million Series A round of capital, BitPay has staffed up its San Francisco contingent with a few hires that are worth noting. Currently, BitPay has 40,000 m

BitPay Is Raising $30M At A $160M Valuation From Index, Richard Branson

We’re hearing that BitPay, a platform that processes payments in bitcoin for merchants, is raising the field’s biggest round yet. The company is raising $30 million on a roughly $160 milli

FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month

Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by Freedom

Sacramento Kings Fans Can Now Buy Tickets And Merchandise With Bitcoin Via BitPay

Another step for Bitcoin entering mainstream commerce and consciousness. The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nba.com/kings/">Sacramento Kings</a> basketball team has started to let fans pay for ti

Zynga Links Up With BitPay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In FarmVille 2, CityVille And Other Web Games

Some new ground broken in the world of Bitcoin: gaming giant <a target="_blank" href="http://zynga.com">Zynga</a> has started to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment option for those buying tokens f

Asia’s Richest Man Invests In BitPay

After some serious drubbing in two of the world’s largest countries during past few weeks, the Bitcoin ecosystem may have found its biggest individual backer yet in Li Ka-shing, Asia’s ric

BitPay Passes 10,000 Bitcoin-Accepting Merchants On Its Payment Processing Network

Bitcoin payment processor startup BitPay has exceeded 10,000 Bitcoin-accepting merchants using its services to take payments via the decentralised digital cryptocurrency. Around this time last year Bi

With PayPal-Like Ambitions For Bitcoin, BitPay Raises $2M Led By Founders Fund

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bitpay.com">BitPay</a>, the startup with ambitions to become the PayPal of the bitcoin world, is today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom

Mobile Gift Card App Gyft Partners With BitPay To Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments In Its Android App

If you're sitting on a bunch of bitcoins that are burning a hole in your digital wallet, you now have another way to spend them. Today, mobile gift card company <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/20
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