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Apple Pay removes the hassle from online payments

Apple Pay removes the hassle from online payments

Apple has come up with a whole new way for your to pay, and it is called Apple Pay. With this feature, users can use the card they have on file with iTunes or any card you've added to pay for goods, only a simple touch of the TouchID required. This feature will include an option for online payments, as well.

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Superman gets limited edition coins from Canadian mint

Superman gets limited edition coins from Canadian mint

For a superhero whose earliest battle cry was "Truth, Justice, and the American Way", this might have been that last thing you'd expect. But perhaps proving that Superman's appeal, message, and influence reaches beyond the borders of any single country, or planet for that matter, the Royal Canadian Mint is giving tribute to the fictional alien who has made our planet his home.

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Ecuador will circulate its own digital currency later this year

Ecuador will circulate its own digital currency later this year

The US dollar is the currency of choice in Ecuador, something that could eventually be second-best to a digital currency issued by the nation's Central Bank. Ecuador's government says this is a first for cryptocurrencies, and that it will have many benefits, including helping the poor.

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eBay tipped to be considering Bitcoin adoption

eBay tipped to be considering Bitcoin adoption

It seems that cryptocurrency will really be here to stay, especially if retail giants start taking it seriously. According to insider sources, eBay is in talks with various Bitcoin exchanges, seeking to integrate this new kind of currency into its existing Braintree payment system, opening the doors to paying for popular services like Uber using intangible money.

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Dell adds bitcoin payment option

Dell adds bitcoin payment option

Dell made a surprise announcement today: the company is now accepting Bitcoin, allowing those shopping for their next computing gadget to fork over the cryptocurrency rather than a traditional credit card. "Now you can buy digital with digital," says the company.

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New York seeking Bitcoin regulations: anonymity at stake

New York seeking Bitcoin regulations: anonymity at stake

Being anonymous is one of the big selling points, so to speak, behind the use of Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies. In the same vein, the ability to be anonymous has also been one of the biggest concerns, and now New York is targeting it with proposed regulations.

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ECan takes on littering with digital currency rewards

ECan takes on littering with digital currency rewards

Efforts to improve garbage collection and decrease littering aren't anything new, but how they take place differs. There's the Enevo One Collect smart sensor, for example, that allows for more efficient trash collection, and the ECan, which gives people an incentive to pick up and throw away trash.

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Bitcoin miner could discredit currency’s decentralized benefits

Bitcoin miner could discredit currency’s decentralized benefits

Bitcoin might once again be losing some face. After a series of controversies surrounding the once-popular Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, the cryptocurrency might soon be put under a microscope after one miner has been noticed to be providing 51 percent of the whole network's computational power and putting the currency's security in jeopardy.

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Feds to auction off Silk Road bitcoins starting next month

Feds to auction off Silk Road bitcoins starting next month

Remember the trove of Bitcoins the federal government seized as part of its raid on the online black market Silk Road? Those precious bits of cryptocurrency will be auctioned off in batches of 3,000 starting next month.

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PayPal considering adding Bitcoin

PayPal considering adding Bitcoin

EBay added a virtual currency section to its website early last month, giving Bitcoin and similar users the option to buy and sell the digital monies. The company may be extending its cryptocurrency embrace to include support on PayPal.

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IRS Bitcoin ruling: it’s property, not currency

IRS Bitcoin ruling: it’s property, not currency

Among the issues surrounding Bitcoin, the question of how it should be handled when it comes to taxes has been oft-asked with no answer in sight. That ends today, with the IRS passing an important ruling that -- for the purposes of taxation -- labels the cryptocurrency as property, not a currency.

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Amazon settlement credits arrive in Kindle accounts today

Amazon settlement credits arrive in Kindle accounts today

After a long wait, the anticipated Amazon refund for certain Kindle customers is arriving in applicable accounts today in the form of an automatic credit. Not everyone will be seeing a credit, with it applying only to those who bought digital books from select publishers between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012.

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