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Amazon Wallet: A Threat to Bitcoin?

This is what Amazon Wallet looks like. Amazon isn't new to the digital payments industry. The online retailer launched Amazon Payments back in 2007, a service that directly competes with the likes of PayPal and Google Wallet. Then in December 2013, Amazon purchased GoPago, a mobile payments....

SpectroCoin helps to spend Bitcoin on Amazon

London, January 26, 2016. UK Bitcoin service provider SpectroCoin.com this month launched a new feature on its platform to allow clients to purchase Amazon vouchers with Bitcoin. Vouchers for Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.it, Amazon.fr and Amazon.es are available. “After the....

Amazon Developing "On My Way" App to Cut Down On Shipping Costs

In recent years, it has become clear that Amazon wants to achieve many great goals in the very near future. Just last year, one of the hot topics regarding Amazon was whether or not they would be using drones to deliver packages straight to your door. While that matter remains unresolved for the....

Amazon Exec Says Company Decided Against Accepting Bitcoin

Amazon is not interested in embracing bitcoin, but it is looking into new digital payment services, possibly a service developed in-house, a new report suggests. The company's payments head Tom Taylor told Re/code that Amazon did indeed consider bitcoin, but eventually decided that there was not....

Amazon books its own currency

Amazon is launching its own currency later this month. Amazon Coins will only be exchangeable for Kindle applications and games and will only initially be available to US customers. The virtual coins will be valued at one US cent each, so a $2.99 purchase will cost 299 Coins. Amazon will prime....

eGifter Expands to Europe with Amazon Gift Cards Paid in Bitcoin

In a press release sent out today eGifter, a social and mobile gifting company, announces its expansion into the European Market by adding Amazon.fr, Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk Gift Cards to its offerings. The new offering will allow European consumers to purchase these cards with Bitcoin, which....

Bitcointalk User Claims Amazon to Accept Bitcoin Payments

The original email from Amazon is a fake. I recently stumbled on this thread on Bitcointalk, about a user who claims they received an email from Amazon saying that the online retailer is currently in talks of creating their own Bitcoin payment processor. As stated on the thread, the Amazon....

Amazon Web Service Outage Shows Need for Decentralized Cloud Computing

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to fix a typo. The original text stated that there was a rise in errors for Amazon S2 requests. The corrected text states that it was Amazon S3. This morning, Amazon Web Services (AWS) underwent a major cloud outage, causing both its Elastic Compute....

Check out the Bitcoin Magazine Amazon.com SALE!

To kick off the month of November, Bitcoin Magazine is now offering a reduced price per magazine on Amazon USA, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK. We are now only charging 5USD, 3.11 GPG and 3,65 Euros per magazine when purchasing directly through Amazon.com. As we are currently printing our 15th....

Why Bitcoin Will Hurt eBay More Than Amazon

Amazon's distribution centers allow it to exist in a Bitcoin world. The disruptive nature of the Bitcoin technology is going to wreak havoc on many different online industries, and one area of disruption that needs to be talked about is online marketplaces. eBay and Amazon, at least in the....

Amazon Awarded Bitcoin-Related Cloud Computing Patent

E-commerce giant Amazon has been awarded a bitcoin-related cloud computing patent that envisions the use of digital currencies as payment for cloud computing services on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon's cloud is by far the biggest remote computing service on the market. Market research firm....

Amazon Coins virtual currency now available on Kindle Fire

Amazon has thrown a handful of its online coins at its US customers. The bookseller has handed 500 "Amazon Coins" to each of its Kindle Fire customers. 500 coins are worth $5 and can be used to buy apps and games and also virtual items within games used on the ereader. To further tempt Kindle....

Amazon Reportedly Not Interested in Integrating Bitcoin Payments

One of the major points that Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne made when his company began accepting bitcoin payments was that rival retailers would be forced to accept the digital currency in order to remain competitive. Amazon, you could say, is an Overstock rival, but they don't have any interest....

Pay with BTC on Amazon using Coinjay Chrome Extension

We all know that Amazon doesn't have plans of accepting bitcoin for purchases anytime soon. It hasn't stopped many of us from finding ways to use bitcoin to pay for goods on Amazon. There are instances where people buy Amazon gift cards in exchange for bitcoin through third parties. These....

Bitcoin Bargains Make Black Friday at Amazon Even Bigger

Amazon is jumping the gun this year by already starting their "Black Friday" sales five days early. Although Amazon does not accept bitcoin, using bitcoin for these purchases can drop an additional 10 to 25% off of some of the best prices on the Internet. If there ever was a time and place to....

Buying With Bitcoin At Amazon.de Now Cheaper

Buying with bitcoin at the biggest online retailer Amazon is not as simple a process as it could be. As the e-commerce platform has still been hesitating to directly support cryptocurrency payments, customers have to use either various gift coupons or service like purse.io which serves mainly US....

Coinimal And Bitstamp Make Using And Buying Bitcoin Easier

Bitcoin is gradually integrating with traditional currency, as two recent innovations demonstrate. Coinimal, a Vienna, Austria-based crypto broker, has launched a service to allow customers to use bitcoins for purchases on Amazon.de. Bitstamp, meanwhile, is making it easier to buy....

BitPay Announces Integration with Fulfillment by Amazon

Bitcoin's largest payment processor, BitPay, has announced that they have added a new feature to their array of merchant services: integration with Fulfillment by Amazon. Fulfillment by Amazon is a service which allows any business with inventory in Amazon's warehouses the ability to sell the....

Bitcoin Magazine SALE!

We are now only charging 5USD, 3.11 GPG and 3,65 Euros per magazine when purchasing directly through Amazon.com. As we are currently printing our 20th Issue, Issues 1 through 19 are available on Amazon for you to enjoy. Since we first released our first print magazine issue, the Bitcoin currency....

Bitcoin Magazine SALE!

To kick off spring, Bitcoin Magazine is now offering a reduced price per magazine on Amazon USA, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK. As the Bitcoin currency continues to flourish and as digital currencies become the norm, you will want to regularly receive your copy of Bitcoin Magazine and also back....

Bitcoin Magazine Amazon.com Discount Sale!

We are now only charging 5USD, 3.11 GPG and 3,65 Euros per magazine when purchasing directly through Amazon.com. As we are currently printing our 15th Issue, Issues 1 through 14 are available on Amazon for you to enjoy. Since we first released our first print magazine issue, the Bitcoin currency....

Bitcoin Magazine SALE!

To kick off spring, Bitcoin Magazine is now offering a reduced price per magazine on Amazon USA, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK. As we continue into Bitcoin Magazine's second year, we have expanded to now have a digital edition and have welcomed and continue to welcome some new writers to the....

Bitcoin Magazine SALE!

To kick off spring, Bitcoin Magazine is now offering a reduced price per magazine on Amazon USA, Amazon Germany and Amazon UK.   We encourage you to purchase back issues on Amazon.com and then in turn sign up for a subscription to regularly receive copies of our newest issues! We....

Are Amazon Coins designed for breakage?

Your cash has never been more valuable. Amazon is set tolaunch its Amazon Coin this month. It's an interesting move and one that paves the way for other retailers to soak up a lot of cash with very little effort. There's nothing new about companies offering gift tokens, but this is currency --....

Humor: Snoop Dogg Tweets About Bitcoin

It's interesting to see Bitcoin get the recognition from celebrities. This time around it's Snoop Dogg (or was it Snoop Lion?). The hip-hop star tweeted that his next record would be available for purchase with bitcoin and delivered with a drone. Amazon Prime Air, perhaps? (Given that Amazon is....

Purse.io: Purse Instant and Choose Your Discount Review

For Bitcoiners, Purse.io seems to be one of the best options for spending Bitcoin for goods, as Amazon carries almost anything you would want to buy. In addition to the ability to spend Bitcoin on Amazon products, Purse.io allows you to choose a discount rate between 1-50%. However, since Purse....

Amazon Leaves Users High and Dry Despite Promising Fire OS Encryption

5 March 2016 – Amazon has retracted their move to disable encryption on Fire OS and HDX devices. They have no plans to quickly fix this issue, though, saying that the update reenabling this security feature will come sometime in Spring. This leaves Amazon device users without an option for....

Online Thief Steals Amazon Account to Mine Litecoins in the Cloud

Why bother installing CPU-mining malware on thousands of machines, when you can just break into someone's Amazon cloud computing account and create a well-managed datacentre instead? This week, a software developer discovered someone had done just that, and made off with a pile of litecoins on....


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In truth, the best Bitcoin can hope for is to be a second-rate version of gold, if that.

Andrew Ross Sorkin