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OVERSTOCK CEO: Amazon Will Be Forced To Start Accepting Bitcoin

This past week, online retailer Overstock.com became the most mainstream retailer to start accepting Bitcoin. On Twitter, the company's CEO Patrick Byrne said the retailer saw $130K worth of Bitcoin orders on the first day.<p>Byrne went on CNN International to talk about his company's Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

China bans banks from trading bitcoins as virtual currency’s popularity surges

One of Bitcoin enthusiast Mike Caldwell's coins in this photo illustration at his office in Sandy, Utah, from Sept. 17.<p>Bitcoin is big business in China, home to more than one-third of the virtual currency's global daily transactions — some $65.7 million. But on Thursday, the country's central bank …

Cryptocurrency

China’s ban on bitcoin doesn’t make a difference—it was banned already

The People’s Bank of China, the country’s central bank, and four regulators banned financial institutions and payment services (link in Chinese) from bitcoin-related business earlier today. This was done “in order to avoid harm to the public and to the legal monetary status of the renminbi [a.k.a. …

Cryptocurrency

Hypnotic Fusion of Portraits by Antonio Mora

Spanish photographer Antonio Mora fuses standard portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography, resulting in extraordinary combinations. His ongoing <i>Dream Portraits</i> transform two separate images by combining them into one frame and thereby reconfiguring their visual power.<p>Playing with …

Photography

Artist Uses a Rake to Create Amazingly Large Sand Paintings

Artist Andres Amador takes unconventional art to a whole other level with his incredible sand paintings. Using the beach as his enormous canvas and rakes as his brushes, Amador creates massive, eye-catching murals featuring geometric and floral patterns. The sand artist uses his whole body to …

Art

Bank of America says Bitcoin could become a 'major means of payment'

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued the bank's first research report today on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, concluding that the currency has the potential to become a "major means of payment for e-commerce" as well as a "serious competitor to …

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

Mayor, police chief in struggling Kentucky coal town to donate salary in Bitcoins to spur economy

Officials in a small Appalachian town that has seen its coal industry dry up over the past two years are hopeful that Bitcoins, the Internet currency, can play a driving force for jobs.<p>Both the mayor and police chief from Vicco, Ky., a town of about 330 residents located about 130 miles southeast …

Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

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Microsoft to get EU approval for $7.3B Nokia deal, report says

It looks to be smooth sailing as Microsoft takes over Nokia's devices and services business.<p>Microsoft will soon have its smartphone business.<p>The Redmond, Wash., software giant is set to win unconditional regulatory approval from the European Union, according to Reuters, which cited people familiar …

Windows Phone

SEEiT, The Feature That Turns Twitter Into A Remote Control For Comcast Subscribers, Rolls Out This Week

A new feature on Twitter which will allow Comcast subscribers to tune to or record select television programs by clicking on tweets is now going live. Last month, Twitter and Comcast announced a strategic partnership to introduce “See It” button in tweets, which Twitter users would tap on to …

What is Instagram’s next big thing? Messaging, perhaps

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: photo: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>Instagram, known as a visual communication platform, is looking for way to expand its appeal to …