Circle Internet Financial Raises $50 Million With Goldman Sachs Support

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Bitcoin financial services startup Circle Internet Financial has closed a $50m funding round. The Boston-based company drew support from  and China-based IDG Capital Partners, as well as all of Circle’s pool of existing investors, including Breyer Capital, General Catalyst Partners, and Accel Partners. Tom Jessop, managing director at Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments Group, said the bank recognizes the need to invest in companies that “have the promise to transform global markets through technical innovation.” Jessop added: “We think that Circle’s product vision and exceptional management team present a compelling opportunity in the digital payments space.” Quan Zhou, managing director of IDG Capital Partners and Circle board member, said that China in particular, will be a major focus for the company as it looks to further internationalize its services. “We are very excited about our investment and look forward to helping launch the company in the Chinese market where consumer adoption of innovative digital payment products is growing at a tremendous rate,” he said. Circle has also announced the launch of new account features that enable customers to hold, send and receive US dollars. Those funds, according to the company, will be insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The news follows reports from earlier this week that Circle was …

BITCOINPORNSITES.NET LETS YOU VIEW PORN ANONYMOUSLY

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Sexual depictions have existed in the form of rock art since prehistoric times. From the controversial French impressionist painting by Édouard Manet, Olympia, which was a picture of a prostitute, to today’s celebrity leaked porn videos, pornography has long been controversial and in demand. Thanks to Bitcoinpornsites.net, audiences of porn can now watch porn without fears of embarrassment or retribution. With websites being added all the time, Bitcoinpornsites.net library expands consistently.  It has become the internet’s top resource for porn available in Bitcoin. Since its incipience, Bitcoin has been considered an intriguing tool for porn audiences. Long have individuals worried about porn subscriptions showing up on credit card statements. But, in this day-and-age, thanks to Bitcoin, your porn viewing can be kept private. Bitcoin is the simplest, easiest means of paying for things online, especially for pornography. Unlike dollars or euros, bitcoins are produced by computers all around the world with a software that solves mathematical problems. Bitcoin is best for buying things electronically. What makes it markedly different than most other types of currency is that it is decentralized. When paying with Bitcoin, you no longer need to provide your name nor address for even the most hardcore of …

Purse.io Partners with ShapeShift

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Purse.io, the peer-to-peer marketplace that allows users to exchange their Bitcoins for Amazon products and vice-versa, haspartnered with ShapeShift in order to allow its users to use other crypto currencies aside from Bitcoins. This is made possible through the simple implementation of the “Shifty” button (seen above), which allows users to instantly convert their alt-coins to BTC as long as they’re supported by ShapeShift. At the time of this writing, the list of supported alts is as follows: Blackcoin, BitUSD, Bitshares, BitcoinDark, Clams, Counterparty, Dash, Digibyte, Dogecoin, Feathercoin, Litecoin, Mintcoin, Monero, Namecoin, Nubits, Nxt, Novacoin, Potcoin, Peercoin, Quark, Reddcoin, Ripple, Shadowcash, Startcoin, Tether, Unobtanium and Vericoin.   Purse.io CEO Andrew Lee had this to say about the partnership: “We’re excited to partner with Shapeshift.io to deliver huge savings on Amazon.com for not just the bitcoin community, but altcoin community as well, …” An spokesperson on Reddit added: “Since the day we started, we received requests to integrate altcoins. It always seemed like a lot of squeeze for the juice. Plus, we weren’t looking forward to having to keep up with the latest altcoin of the month.Shapeshift solves these problems beautifully. Thanks /u/evoorhees and team for making the integration super simple! …

Bitcoin Conference to Hit Prague in May 2015

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Bitcoin Conference is about to rock the world of Europe. This conference is aiming to make Bitcoin the currency of the future in Prague! Almost everyone has heard about Bitcoin, but not everyone knows exactly what it is. In this 21st century Earth, society is constantly developing, and one of the changing factors of the world is crytocurrency. Namely, Bitcoin. But what does this have to do with Bitcoin Conference? Bitcoin Conference is a thematic meeting devoted to the “cryptocurrency of the future”. It has been held in many places in 2014, such as Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, and helps raise awareness about what exactly Bitcoin is and how it can be earned. As the first thematic event to hit the CIS countries, Bitcoin Conference aims to introduce participants to the ecosystem of Bitcoin and how to do business with it. After being held in three cities over three countries, such meetings were able to bring together many Bitcoin experts, who were able to share experiences and talk about the best practices to use Bitcoin with. In 2015, one of the organizers of Bitcoin Conference, Smile Expo, is going to finally enter the European market, and conduct the thematic …

Bitcoin Community Rallies to Aid Nepal Earthquake Victims

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The Southeast Asian nation of Nepal has dominated the headlines this week following a devastating earthquake, which at the time of press, had already claimed the lives of more than 4,000 people. Just as swift, however, has been the charitable response. The Red Cross has committed an initial $300,000 of aid as well as an additional 19,000 non-food relief kits including essential items such as clothes and mosquito nets. Meanwhile, online fundraising platform Global Giving has already raised approximately $570,000 as part of an attempt to raise $1m to support victims. Members of the bitcoin community, in Nepal and around the globe, have also rallied around the cause, seeking to provide both needed aid and a reminder of how bitcoin can help charitable efforts lower the cost of accepting international donations. See Change Foundation founder Erik Bouchard, for example, confirmed that his organisation has so far received over 100 bitcoin donations in 36 hours, “ranging from $1 to $100 [per donation]”. The Nepal-based charity is seeking donations to cover the costs of providing short-term housing units to those affected by the earthquake. More than 740 homes, he said, have been destroyed in his small district, at the epicentre of the quake alone. “People are still sleeping in the streets …