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How Many BTC Casinos Have UK Regulation?

UK Casinos

When comparing and choosing casinos, it is important to check whether they are licensed or not. In the UK, this means seeing if they have a license from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The UKGC is responsible for licensing and overseeing the actions of all betting operations on land and online.

As Bitcoin gained popularity, it was only a matter of time until online gamblers started using it. With cryptocurrency, it’s easy to start rolling

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5 Things You Can Do With Bitcoins

When Bitcoin was launched in 2009, it was only viewed as an exciting concept, but now it has so many other uses. The list below outlines some of the best ways you can use the world’s leading cryptocurrency.

Investment

For many people, Bitcoin is primarily an investment vehicle. Just like with stocks, investors trade Bitcoins through exchanges. This causes the currency’s value to fluctuate based on supply and demand. Speculators can therefore invest in …

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Bitcoin and Poker Players: A Double Gamble

Bitcoin Ace

Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment method at various online poker rooms. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. Probably the most important one is that Bitcoin can be used by everyone around the globe. So even players from the USA, where offshore online poker has been under attack for more than a decade, can still easily fund their accounts.

In addition, paying with Bitcoin is appealing because deposits are processed instantly and …

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Online Gambling and the Bitcoin Effect

Bitcoin Circuit

Back in January 2009, the first ever Bitcoin transaction took place. Since then, awareness of the currency has grown and coins have greatly increased in value. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a unit of value which exists in digital format only and is processed on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Despite the hacking of several high profile coin exchanges, the digital currency remains popular. One sector that has embraced the Bitcoin revolution is the online gambling industry. …

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Bitcoin: Comparing the 2016 Presidential Candidates

Bitcoin Trump, Hillary, & Johnson

Author: Zack Voell

Essential to cryptocurrency ideology is the understanding that governments are unable to impede or otherwise affect the use and growth of alternative, decentralized monies. Perhaps that premise renders an overview of the 2016 presidential candidates irrelevant. Decentralized currencies, moreover, are not a mainstream, headlining policy issue that concern any substantial percentage of American voters, and presidential candidates are not particularly outspoken in their support for or opposition to Bitcoin.

But, for active …

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How Long Until We Forget About Cash?

Author: George Basiladze

In the ever-changing world of finance, many of us grow less and less dependent on physical, paper money. The rapid development of financial technology has allowed us to effectively skip out the physical exchange of monies, as we grow increasingly reliant on e-commerce systems, credit/debit cards and contactless technologies. In many areas of the world, people can go through a regular week without ever needing paper money. In the UK, almost all …

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#DontExposeEvil Pro-Peace Meme Contest Winners Announced!

Too Few Role Models

We’ve been talking about the #DontExposeEvil meme contest for quite some time now. It all began when Google pulled ads from Antiwar.com due to graphic war images that were hosted on the site. Bitcoin Not Bombs decided to fight back with this pro-peace meme contest.

The deadline for submissions was April 20, and last night (April 30), we announced the winners live on a Liberty.me webcast! We also had a great time discussing why peace …

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Overstock to Become a Blockchain Stock – Bits & Pieces #25

Overstock Trading On Blockchain

Last week, Overstock.com filed paperwork to begin offering stock (and perhaps other securities) in a digital form. The company’s CEO, Patrick Byrne, has been planning this move since last summer, when he announced at a Bitcoin 2014 that he wanted to list Overstock on a blockchain-based exchange. I’m absolutely excited to see Byrne continuing to piece together his futuristic vision, but I fear that the road will not be as smooth as some others expect.…

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