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Bitcoin Fascinating, Thinking about Integration says PayPal President

David Marcus, PayPal President stated that the company was thinking a lot about bitcoin. David Marcus, president of EBay Inc.'s PayPal unit, talks about mobile payment security and the prospects for virtual currency bitcoin. He speaks to Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television's show called "The....

Bitcoin is the Future, Not NFC, Says PayPal President David Marcus

Bitcoin has more potential to revolutionize commerce than near-field communication (NFC) technology does, PayPal president David Marcus said at the LeWeb conference in Paris today. Marcus stressed he is a big fan of bitcoin and has a personal stash of the digital currency, but said the majority....

PayPal President says PayPal believes in Bitcoin

This is really interesting. The PayPal president Marcus David has gone out in public telling us that they have no policies against using PayPal to buy and sell mining rigs AND that he and PayPal actually believes in Bitcoin. If this is good news or not for the current Bitcoin price is unsure. It....

PayPal Chief: 'Bitcoin Will Continue to Gain Ground'

It's most definitely interesting to see the chief of a financial company say something decent about bitcoin. After all, one would expect a CEO to do what he or she could to destroy the competition. But David Marcus, PayPal president, is different. In a blog post Wednesday, Marcus said that he....

New Facebook Messenger P2P FB Payments Could Eventually Feature Bitcoin

Earlier today, Andrew Aude, a Stanford Computer Science student, posted to twitter with pictures of Facebook Messenger's new P2P "FB Payments" functionality. Aude and other commentators likened Facebook's new payment system to SquareCash or Venmo. FB Payments has been in the making for a long....

Paypal's Future Use Of Bitcoin Is Closer Than You Think

Earlier today, David Marcus (The current President of Paypal) tweeted: To clarify: we have no policies against using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs. We don't support any currency txn whether fiat or BTC... ...for a host of regulatory issues. But we treat BTC and any FX txn the same way.....

PayPal President: We're Believers in Bitcoin

PayPal president David Marcus took to twitter Monday morning to make some things clear on his company's stance on digital currency bitcoin. His message comes as seemingly the entire bitcoin community has convinced themselves the money transmitter is anti-bitcoin, with policies that do not permit....

eBay CEO weighs PayPal bitcoin option

eBay chief executive John Donahoe has confirmed the e-commerce giant is looking at ways to integrate bitcoins into its PayPal payments network. "It's a new disruptive technology, so, yeah, we're looking at bitcoin closely," Donahoe said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "There may be....

Bitcoin's Disruptive Nature a Topic at Large Financial Conference

The topic of bitcoin is going far beyond niche web forums, social sharing websites, and enthusiasts' circles. It's already become a talking point in the finance industry (and others). And with more and more companies discussing how bitcoin can fit into their future plans, we're getting....

David Berger of DCC Slated to Speak at Inside Bitcoins NY

David Berger, founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Council (DCC), will speak at Inside Bitcoins New York on April 29, 2015, Day 3 of the event. David shares some insights into the event and speaks on behalf of the company’s continuing education partnership with Inside Bitcoins. At Inside....

The First Blockchain Wedding

In a step to decentralize the state's authority to give a stamp of approval on love, Joyce and David Mondrus have gotten married on the blockchain. How did David get married on the blockchain? Those who attended the wedding were shown a QR code that linked to the transaction where the data....

The First Blockchain Wedding

In a step to decentralize the state's authority to give a stamp of approval on love, Joyce and David Mondrus have gotten married on the blockchain. How did David get married on the blockchain? Those who attended the wedding were shown a QR code that linked to the transaction where the data....

Industry leaders about Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been noted in glowing terms by industry moguls, lets take a look of what they had to say about it… Bill Gates. “A technological Tour De Force” David Marcus Pay Pal CEO. “We are considering using bitcoin as a funding instrument” Gottfried Leibbrandt SWIFT CEO. “Don’t see why we could....

BloomNation - Disrupting the Flower Industry

Businesses that accept Bitcoin are blooming up everywhere. Sometimes it can irk me that some businesses accept Bitcoin but do nothing to promote it; however, this is not the case for the co-founders of the budding flower marketplace, BloomNation.com. I spoke with two of the co-founders, Farbod....

PayPal 'thinking about' accepting bitcoins

The president of PayPal says he's intrigued by bitcoin and is thinking about adding the digital currency as a funding instrument for the popular online payments processor. "I've been spending a lot of time looking at it (bitcoin), and it's truly fascinating the way the currency has been designed....

Facebook Allows In-App Payments to Messenger Chat Bots

Facebook announced that its Messenger users will be able to pay chat bots directly from the app, without having to launch third-party websites. US-based Messenger users can already send payments to each other within the app. Until now, however, it wasn’t available for making purchases from....

Bitcoin: the inter-galactic currency of the future?

Whether it will be in just a matter of years or of decades, the possibility of regular people taking trips into space the same way they travel to the far reaches of the globe could become a reality within our lifetime. The question is: when you set off for such a trip, what do you pack along for....

PayPal Might be Working on its Own Virtual Currency

PayPal isn't exactly a huge fan of Bitcoin. Understandably so, since Bitcoin poses a threat to the entire company. PayPal specialises in online payments, but people can just skip the PayPal middleman with Bitcoin transactions. Simply selling mining equipment on eBay, PayPal's parent company, can....

'Sigsafe' Key Tag Brings Bitcoin Payments to NFC Devices

Designed to balance on-the-go payments with secure storage, Sigsafe is an electronic key that allows bitcoin transactions between near-field communication (NFC) devices. "Securely storing your bitcoins is too complicated right now!" Sigsafe's architect Peter R told CoinDesk. It was for this....

Facebook Messenger Adds End-to-End Encryption

Keeping up with the privacy fad sparked by Edward Snowden, Facebook Messenger, the popular social network’s equally popular messaging app, has enabled end-to-end encryption for “secret conversations.” Messenger continues its bid to become (or remain) the number one messaging app in the world,....

PayPal Partners with BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin

Once seen as a direct competitor, PayPal has warmed up quite a lot to Bitcoin. Last year, PayPal's president David Marcus stated that his company was "thinking about" bitcoin. Then, just recently, PayPal announced bitcoin integration through one of its smaller projects - Braintree. And today,....

eBay president John Donahoe: PayPal may accept bitcoin in the future

The president of eBay has revealed that his company is preparing to expand the range of digital currencies it accepts. In an interview with the Financial Times, John Donahoe even went as far to say that PayPal could, one day, incorporate bitcoin. He said digital currency is going to be a "very....

PayPal President Considers Bitcoin

After reaching $20 Billion in mobile transactions, PayPal President appeared on Bloomberg TV's "The Pulse," with Guy Johnson to discuss mobile security and share his thoughts on the Bitcoin currency. This morning, PayPal President, David Marcus, expressed his fascination with Bitcoin and opened....

Ripple Hires Former SWIFT Board Member & Banking Executive

Distributed financial settlement solutions provider Ripple has announced the hire of Marcus Treacher, a veteran in transaction and payment systems banking. Treacher is a former executive at HSBC and member of the Global Board at SWIFT. In a press release, Ripple has announced a new hire in....

The Blockchain-less Token IOTA is Ready to Take on the World

IOTA, the decentralised Internet of Things tokens, is now going into beta version. IOTA is a micro-transaction crypto-token that will facilitate the architecture involved with IoT. The IOTA protocol runs off of Tangle, which has similar functionality to a blockchain yet acts more like an....

David Seaman: Ethereum Classic ‘Little More Than Troll Vaporware’

Bitcoin.com spoke with independent journalist and cryptocurrency enthusiast David Seaman on the Ethereum split, the anti-climatic Bitcoin halving event and why users should stop bullying Coinbase for helping law enforcement snatch the founder of KickAssTorrents. David Seaman (@d_seaman) is a....

Exclusive: David on How They Are Painting the Middle East Yellow

We interviewed David El Achkar, the founder of Yellow, one of the first Bitcoin payment solution provider in the Middle East. Middle East is a unique and lucrative market where online payments are expensive and not widely adopted yet. By offering a bitcoin-based payment service, yellow is....

BitAngels interview with David Johnston -- The next bitcoin startups

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with David Johnston, the executive director of BitAngels, which is a network of investors that was sporadically formed a couple of weeks ago during a San Jose technology conference to create the first ever angel investment network for Bitcoin startups.....

CUTTING OUT THE MIDDLEMAN: INTERVIEW WITH DAVID A. JOHNSTON

David A. Johnston, co-founder of BitAngels and serial entrepreneur, has a list of professional accomplishments too numerous to list here. His current work with decentralized applications and blockchain technologies includes serving on the board of the Mastercoin Foundation and managing the....