Major Franchise Installs 11 Bitcoin ATMs in Cafes Across Canada

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Prominent Bitcoin ATM operator BitNational, has installed its signature two-way Bitcoin ATMs in the headquarters and branches of Waves Coffee House, a major franchise founded in 2005. The corporation operates 38 cafes across British Columbia and Alberta, and was selected by over 1,500 coffee retailers as the “best of brands” in Canada. As Bitcoin progresses towards mainstream adoption, major corporations and established institutions are attempting to familiarize its employees and customers with the leading global digital currency. Drew Glover, co-founder at BitNational stated: “The latest in a string of corporations now acknowledging the fledgling digital currency Bitcoin, Waves Coffee House, has installed a Bitcoin ATM in their corporate headquarters in New Westminster, BC.” As demonstrated in BitNational’s Bitcoin ATM locator map, 10 branches of Waves Coffee House, or what the company likes to call “Waves,” currently have Bitcoin ATMs installed. The 11th Bitcoin ATM is installed in the headquarters of Waves Coffee House, for the benefit of its employees. The presence of Bitcoin ATMs in the branches of Waves Coffee Shop, which is recognized by the Brand Coaches as the “Hottest Brand in Canada,” is favorable for the Canadian Bitcoin market and for the exposure of the digital currency across …

8 Major Bitcoin Debit Cards: How Private and Anonymous Are They?

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CoinTelegraph contacted the eight major providers of Bitcoin debit cards with the question: Can Bitcoin debit cards really be private or anonymous? Below are the results, categorized by region and level of disclosure required. Financial privacy: Bitcoin vs. banks One of the main advantages of using Bitcoin over traditional funding methods is privacy. When a Bitcoin transaction is sent, its record is permanent and public on the blockchain, but not tied to any particular identity. Many users, such as those who frequented the Silk Road, prefer Bitcoin for exactly this reason: it’s anonymous and private. However, one of the major challenges of using Bitcoin is the limited number of merchants and services that accept it as payment. Enter Bitcoin debit cards, a product that takes Bitcoin and converts it into currency for use at traditional merchants. The challenge with Bitcoin debit cards is that, by and large, they tend to require the same level of financial disclosure of traditional financial institutions. While this is still an advantage over banks, which can shut down the account of a customer at any time under any pretense (especially under pressure from government), it still does not constitute financial privacy. Full identification (US) Coinbase Coinbase has …

Save Money with Bitcoin Using Airbitz – How TO Get 20% of Every Starbucks Purchase! – #HowIUseAirbitz

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Getting huge discounts at major retailers just got a whole lot easier. Now with Airbitz, you can enjoy discounts for Target, Starbucks, and other huge retailers (coming soon).   If you already own bitcoin, the process is super easy: Download the Airbitz app from your app store (Android or iOS), or just click here. Click this image to download Airbitz now! Set up an account with a username, password, and PIN. Don’t forget your username and password! Tap “Request” and transfer bitcoin to Airbitz with a payment request via email, SMS, bluetooth and NFC, or simply by scanning the QR code shown on the “Request” screen. You can also find a big green “Request” button on the transaction history screen. Open the slide-out menu and select “Discounted Gift Cards”. You can also open the menu by swiping your finger left (iOS) or right (Android). Select the retailer of your choice among Starbucks (20% discount) or Target (up to 10% discount). Other major retailers coming soon! See those new additions on the right? Coming soon! Tap “Buy” next to the gift card denomination of your choice, $5, $10, $25, etc. This is where the magic begins… Your card will appear in a matter of seconds and is ready for …