Jul 262014
 

Cryptolina Bitcoin Conference Raleigh North Carolina 2014

 

Cryptolina is the first Bitcoin Expo taking place in the Carolinas, with the event scheduled for August 15th and August 16th 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference is turning out to be an interesting affair already, with a variety of speakers and sponsors already lined up for this opportunity. It is great to see Bitcoin conferences popping up in different cities throughout the United States and not just the East and West Coasts, which seemed to be the case even a year ago.

Cryptolina follows another interesting Bitcoin conference, this time in the heart of Midwest, in Chicago, which took place on July 19th and 20th, 2014. The United States, unsurprisingly, is taking the lead in Bitcoin-based businesses and startups, and developing the ecosystem around cryptocurrencies. It was only a matter of time before the ideas spread to other smaller cities. The US is also leading the world in terms of the number and variety of Bitcoin conferences and expos, with only more of them to come in the future.

Cryptolina 2014 Speakers List

Cryptolina seems like a very special event, as it is courting unconventional speakers, and therefore promises to be an interesting mix of talks covering everything from the philosophy, economics and technology around Bitcoin. It is always nice to see events happen more locally, where people can attend and participate in these expos without too much of a travel-hassle. I am sure this event would be well-attended by the entrepreneurs and thinkers around the Carolinas.

One of the most interesting aspects of the conference seems to be the choice of Keynote Speakers – Edmond C. Moy, 38th Director of the United States Mint and Adam Draper, Founder/CEO of Boost VC – acknowledging that Bitcoin has grown up, into something more mature and mainstream than it was even a year or two ago.

Cryptolina Keynote Speakers

 

I am excited to be a part of this conference, and will be live-Tweeting the event as well as covering it in various formats. If anyone else is attending, drop me a line.

 

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Jul 012014
 
Expresscoin Expands into Canada

Buying and selling Bitcoin and altcoins has become easier for Canadians, as Expresscoin is set to expand into Canada. Expresscoin will offer crypto currency payments through DebitWay a trusted third party that offers merchants INTERAC Online Payment services, which allow consumers to pay for goods and services online, directly from their own bank account in real time. [...]

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Jun 222014
 
Bitcoin Job Fair in New York City

There’s a Bitcoin job fair for all job-seekers and companies in the Bitcoin/cryptocurrency space on Saturday, June 28th 2014. This event is being organized by the New York Bitcoin Center, which has been hyper-active of late in conducting Bitcoin related events throughout New York City. It was only a matter of time before Bitcoin needed [...]

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Jun 192014
 
Bitgo, a Multisig Wallet, Raises $12 Million Series A Funding

Bitgo, another Bitcoin wallet provider, raised $12 million in Series A venture capital funding. This is good news for startups looking to build the next generation of Bitcoin plumbing for the internet that will truly see the potential of what Bitcoin can do. Bitgo advertises itself as “world’s first multi-signature secure wallet” on its website. [...]

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Jun 172014
 
Bitcoin Conference in Chicago in July 2014

The North American Bitcoin Conference is coming to Chicago on July 19th and July 20th 2014. This is the second North American Bitcoin Conference, the first one being held in Miami. Just like in Miami, the conference promises an exciting ‘pre-party’. Also, remember that Bitcoin has grown a lot in one year, and the conference in [...]

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Jun 152014
 
Hester Street Fair Bitcoin Opening

Hester Street Fair has attracted some of the best small local businesses, artisans and artists in New York every Sunday to New York’s lower east side. It has everything from delicious food to vintage jewelry to modern fashion. For this season, Hester Street Fair has transformed into NYC Bitcoin Fair. All the vendors there now accept [...]

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Jun 112014
 
Travel Industry is Important for Bitcoin

Today there was interesting news that Expedia has started accepting Bitcoin for hotel bookings. This is an important milestone, as the travel industry is an important one for Bitcoin to crack. It is, I believe, the first step towards Bitcoin usage and adoption by travelers and tourists, a very big industry that would hugely benefit from using [...]

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Jun 082014
 
Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Closes Taking All Depositors' Money

Sharexcoin, a new fledgling cryptocurrency exchange has shut down its doors within one week of operations, taking with it all the cryptocurrencies of the depositors. The exchange was a branch-off of Sharecoin, a new PoS cryptocurrency that was given out to the members of Bitcointalk forum. It is unclear at this stage whether this was [...]

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Jun 052014
 
Consumer Adoption is the Real Challenge for Bitcoin

Gone are the days when everyone in the Bitcoin community cheered whenever a new business started accepting Bitcoin. Today, there are tens of thousands of businesses all over the world that accept Bitcoin, and through gift cards and third party re-sellers, you can pretty much shop anywhere through your Bitcoin. And why wouldn’t businesses accept [...]

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Jun 042014
 
How to Buy Darkcoin: Darkcoin Exchanges

A guide on how to buy Darkcoin through Darkcoin exchanges. Darkcoin has taken the crypto world by storm, with a steady increase in value that has been almost unprecedented in the short history of cryptocurrencies. Darkcoin promises several anonymity features and other innovations that have caught the attention of the altcoin community, causing the price [...]

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