CloneForest Announces they Accept Bitcoin Payments

CloneForest, a software company that is known for development of web templates, has announced that they are now accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. The announcement was made via their company newsletter late this morning. Merchants who have decided to accept bitcoin have seen upticks in sales from the bitcoin community and overall publicity of their announcements. CloneForest describes themselves…

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Winklevoss Twins Launch Bitcoin Index

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, best known for their bitter history with Facebook and Mark Zukerberg, have launched a Bitcoin price index called the Winkdex. The Winkdex was launched on Wednesday and provides the latest prices for bitcoins. Related: Bitcoin Directory The Winklevoss twins are prominent bitcoin investors who also have a pending application with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a bitcoin…

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Interesting Post Detailing Why a Merchant Accepts Bitcoin

We found an interesting post on Forbes this morning written  by Roger Wu, cofounder of Cooperatize.com, detailing why his company decided to accept bitcoin payments. In the post, Wu outlines 5 major reasons his advertising platform has made the move to bitcoin: 1. Lower Transaction Fee's 2. Less risky than currency 3. Security 4. Publicity 5. The Bitcoin Protocol We certainly…

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Hackers Attacking Bitcoin

Earlier this week two of the largest bitcoin exchanges were attacked by hackers. One was the Slovenia-based Bitstamp, and the other was the Bulgaria-based BTC-e. Both exchanges reported experiencing long delays in certain transactions. During these delays, the trade still happened but the customers couldn’t get their money. These are referred to as “denial-of-service” attacks. Essentially hackers overwhelm the system with…

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