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How to buy Bitcoins: A dispatch from inside the digital ...


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Update, 3:13 p.m.: The bitcoin market is extremely volatile today, with the price ranging from a low of $120 to a high of $266. You can see the latest prices at the top of the page here .

Let me begin this column with a lengthy disclosure. One morning last week, I stopped at my bank, filled out a withdrawal slip for $1,027.51, and walked away with...

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Date: 2017-12-20 01:29:06

Expedia starts accepting bitcoin to pay for hotel bookings.

In a win for cryptocurrency advocates, major travel site Expedia announced Wednesday that it had begun accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for hotel bookings. Transactions will be facilitated by Coinbase, a third-party bitcoin processor, and will be integrated into the booking process on Expedia's website. If the payment option is received well by customers, Expedia plans to offer it for other types of reservations on the site as well.

Expedia is one...

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Date: 2017-12-20 05:06:35

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First bitcoin purchase: Two pepperoni pizzas from Papa John's.

The Wall Street Journal's Moneybeat blog took some time this morning to commemorate the first known purchase made with bitcoin. The landmark moment in cryptocurrency history happened four years ago today and involved the procurement of two pepperoni pizzas from Papa John's. Moneybeat caught up with Laszlo Hanyecz, the Florida programmer who initiated the transaction, to better retell the moment:

On a bitcoin forum, he offered 10,000 bitcoins to anybody who would buy him a pizza. Today that's worth about $5 million at current prices, but back then it was worth...

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Date: 2018-01-11 21:16:09

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Bitcoin exchange manager reportedly kidnapped in Ukraine

The Exmo bitcoin exchange has around 95,000 active users.

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Date: 2017-12-30 07:09:37

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