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PayPal has joined forces with Bitcoin as a sort of keep-your-friends-close-and-your-enemies closer tactic. Bitcoin is designed to overtake and make obsolete services like Paypal and Western Union. It is faster, less expensive, and doesn’t require their third-party services to accomplish the same objectives. It is a better PayPal, and they know it. Now that the Internet has borne this superior option, it would be wise for PayPal to foster a stronger connection with its customer base to keep them happy and in the fold, no? PayPal doesn’t see it that way. In fact, they may be looking to drive more people towards the freedom and convenience of Bitcoin with their upcoming changes this summer. PayPal’s Terms of Service to change July 1st, 2015 If you haven’t seen this, you should, and you should share this with your friends, family, anyone who used PayPal in connection with a website providing online content. On July 1st, 2015, Paypal will update it’s TOS agreement to take away any and all intellectual rights to any content you provide online. If you use Paypal to accept PayPal, they will attempt to take ownership of any online content you add to your business or website. Here is …

Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

Why Billionaire Investor Reid Hoffman Is Betting Big on Bitcoin

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Reid Hoffman has an expert eye for promising tech startups. The LinkedIn chairman and co-founder’s early stakes in Facebook, Airbnb and Dropbox prove he’s able to see the next big thing before most of us even know what it is — and it’s paid off for him time and again. These days, the so-called “startup whisperer” is placing his bets on Bitcoin. As a full-time partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, he claims his primary focus is to invest in “world-class entrepreneurs with new categories of ideas with the possibility of massive scale.” One of those entrepreneurs is Wences Casares, co-founder of Xapo, an ambitious, Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bitcoin wallet and storage startup. With Hoffman leading the charge, Greylock invested $20 million in Xapo last year. “Bitcoin has the potential to be a massively disruptive technology,” Hoffman wrote in a post announcing the investment last July. “It is the leading digital currency and it’s growing fast.”   Then, in November — a month before Bloomberg declared Bitcoin the worst-performing currency of 2014 — he announced a hefty personal stake in Bitcoin that he brokered, a $21 million investment intoBlockstream. The Montreal-based startup aims to improve upon Bitcoin’s blockchain backbone, …

5 Ways to Buy Bitcoin with Paypal – Scams and Legit ways

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  There’s no news to the fact that Paypal has been denying people the ability to buy Bitcoins with their services. It’s written loud and clear in Paypal’s TOS that they do not cover digital goods and this leads to the issue of chargeback. Hence anyone trying to sell Bitcoin with Paypal will probably be suspended from Paypal. Having said that, there are still a few options to be able to purchase Bitcoins through the use of a Paypal account. Most of them are far from perfect but if you need to acquire a small amount and it’s a one time thing you may want to consider them. Option 1 – Buy Bitcoins with Paypal through Virwox This is probably the oldest and most tried out system in the book. We’ve written about this method many times and it seems to work pretty good. The main cons of buying through Virwox is that the fees are extremely high (can amount to around %15) and sometimes you just don’t get approved. The pros is that it’s tried and tested, meaning low scam possibility. Option 2 – Buy Bitcoins with Paypal through Local Bitcoins Local Bitcoins is a market place of buyers and sellers of …