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05 Apr 2017 Bitcoin To Be Accepted At 260,000 Stores In Japan By This Summer [62151]
bitcoin.com, April 5th 2017

Only a few days after bitcoin officially became a method of payment in Japan on April 1, two major Japanese retailers have partnered with Japanese bitcoin exchanges to start accepting the digital currency for payments

"Bic Camera is a major consumer electronics retail chain in Japan. Many of its stores are either located in front of a train station or are directly connected to one, making them very easily accessible with lots of foot traffic. Bitflyer is the largest bitcoin exchange by volume.

According to Nikkei Asian Review, the two companies have partnered and Bic Camera will start a trial to accept bitcoin payments at two of its locations in Tokyo on Friday, using the Bitflyer's payment system. The first location is Bic Camera's flagship shop in Tokyo's Yurakucho district, and the other is Bicqlo Bic Camera which is the hybrid outlet with Uniqlo located in Shinjuku. Usage trends at the two test stores will help the company decide whether other locations will accept bitcoin payments..."
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05 Apr 2017 Bitcoin Innovates [62149]
NEWSBTC, April 5th 2017

"In 2008, enterprising individuals realized that the World Wide Web required its own digital currency: Bitcoin. Digital transactions should use digital currencies, it only makes sense. It is like a fisherman needing a boat.

Now, Bitcoin Casinos are popping up all over the place. These allow you to enjoy yourself, using one of the hottest currencies on Planet Earth. See, Bitcoin has no language, culture or national origin, it is a true global currency.

If you are wondering what you can do on Bitcoin Casinos, here is your answer. You can play any of the most popular casino games, like Blackjack, Dice, Roulette and Poker. Here are the advantages, which Bitcoin Casinos enjoy:.."
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05 Apr 2017 9 Things You Didn't Know You Could Buy With Bitcoin [62164]
CryptoCoinsNews, April 5th 2017

"If you're new to Bitcoin, you might be wondering what you can spend your cryptocurrency on. The answer might surprise you. Take a look at these nine things you might not know you can buy with Bitcoin...

  • A Hotel Room
  • Flights
  • A College Degree
  • Pizza
  • VPN Services
  • Jewelry
  • Computers
  • Windows Apps
  • Gift Cards

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03 Apr 2017 Blockchain For IoT Extends Beyond Ensuring Security [62135]
IoT Agenda, April 3rd 2017

Put the words 'blockchain' and 'IoT' together and most people think of security for IoT, but blockchain in IoT can do much more than that

"Blockchain, the technology that made Bitcoin possible, has been getting a lot of attention in the IoT world, often because of its role in security. However, experts and practitioners said the potential of blockchain for IoT is deeper and broader than just keeping the bad guys out.

Ian Hughes, analyst of IoT at 451 Research, sees a role for blockchain that goes deeper, enabling authentication of devices -- especially when they are connected infrequently, as the case might be with, say, agricultural systems that may shut down for large parts of the year. Having a blockchain distributed ledger can provide a tidy way to account for and recognize the return of long-lost network participants as trusted members. Similarly, Hughes explained, blockchain can make possible micro-transactions for various kinds of billing within and across an IoT ecosystem..."
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