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PayPal

PayPal to Let Sellers of Digital Goods Accept Bitcoin

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PayPal said today that a subset of North American merchants that accept payments online using PayPal can now accept bitcoin as a payment method, too. Bitcoin acceptance will be limited to those merchants that use Paypal to sell digital goods,...

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PayPal’s Braintree Has Begun Accepting Bitcoin

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  Bill Ready, who led the company through its sale, says that mobile conversion rates are still far off from where they are on the desktop web. That’s partially because it’s a lot more tedious to enter or re-enter credit...

eBay

WSJ: eBay is Considering Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

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eBay’s PayPal is in talks with Coinbase and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Executives at PayPal, which owns the service that handles payments for...

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Report: Bitcoin’s Explosive Growth Was Caused by Bots

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An authoritative-looking report has appeared that suggests bitcoin‘s meteoric rise late last year — from $200 to $1,200 in one month — may have at least partly been the work of bots, possibly associated with those running the melted-down MtGox...