Bitcoin & Poker News

Ethical Bitcoin?

“But is Bitcoin ethical?” Sceptical Friend asked over a drink the other day. His concerns, it turns out, are threefold. Firstly, that Bitcoin is used for unethical purposes, such as the sale and purchase of weapons, drugs, and other illegal goods, or more generally for the laundering of money. Secondly, that Bitcoin, by eschewing the […]

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Bitcoin Price Stabalizes

When the digital currency started back in 2011 there was little activity at all in its price; the media hadn’t picked up on its success and big time investors hadn’t caught on to buying bitcoin as a smart investment. Since then, as we all know, there have been huge swings in the BTC/USD price with […]

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“Bitcoin in Freefall”… Bitcoin Poker Certainly Not.

News outlets have been quick to jump on the recent bitcoin price drop and have pitched it as a market “freefall”. It seems that the media has a pretty short memory; just six month ago the price of bitcoin stood at just a few hundred dollars, and a year ago, less than $100. While the […]

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Seals With Clubs Hits 500+ Online

SealsWithClubs.eu was the first poker room to arrive on the bitcoin scene. Dealing only with bitcoin, the room rose to fame as after the market boomed throughout 2013. Unlike most poker rooms dealing with the crypto-currency, SwC allows players to deposit and withdraw anonymously using their own bitcoin wallet, making the room full accessibility. This […]

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Bitcoin Wallet Launches in Africa

“Kipochi” is Africa’s first bitcoin transfer service; literrally meaning ‘purse’ in Swahili, the wallet is open to all African users with maximum transaction limits of 1BTC/day. On top of the currently restricted limits are the requirements for passport identification but beyond that only a email address and phone number are required to sign up. The […]

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Bitcoin ATM Demos in London

Last month we talked about a bitcoin ATM being pitched to a conference in the States; while the machine went down incredibly well with the public, the US government were quick to intervene and its legitimacy was denounced. However the response outside of the US has been far more positive; the same ATM was demonstrated […]

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Dick Davis Editor Advises Against Bitcoin Investment

Chloe Lutts Jensen has written an article for Dick Davis Investment Digest that advises people not to invest in the bitcoin. The article, which was published on the NASDAQ website, states that the bitcoin is a volatile currency because the market in which it operates has not had sufficient time to mature. In fact, Jensen […]

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Like Father, Like Son, Like Uncle

Anthony Hachem has followed in the footsteps of Tony Hachem, his uncle, to win the 2013 PokerStars.net ANZPT Melbourne Reppchage Main Event. The son of Joe Hachem, one of the top earners in live tournament history, Anthony secured his first major poker title on Monday (June 3) when he defeated Iori Yogo at the Crown […]

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Bitcoin Is on the Fed’s Radar

According to Janet Yellen, Vice Chair of the US Federal Reserve, the Board of Governors is currently investigating digital currencies and online payment systems at the behest of commercial banks. Yellen said that the Fed had been discussing the rise of payment mechanisms such as PayPal and virtual currencies such as bitcoin with bankers in […]

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