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Why aren't you accepting Bitcoin yet? Accepting payments in Bitcoin is free.  Unlike credit cards, you...

Why aren't you accepting Bitcoin yet?
Accepting payments in Bitcoin is free.  Unlike credit cards, you have no risk of chargebacks or fraud.  If you charge $100 USD, you get a $100 USD deposit directly into your bank account, even if your customer chooses to pay with  #bitcoin .

What are your reasons for not yet accepting Bitcoin payments?

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BitPay: Accept Bitcoin With Free Unlimited Processing, Forever

Accept Bitcoin through BitPay with 0% transaction fees forever and get paid in the currency of your choice with no volatility. Start now at: https://bitpay.com

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We recently announced the commoditization of...

We recently announced the commoditization of payment processing, but today it's time to bring #bitcoin to the masses. Now, there's simply no excuse to not accept Bitcoin as a payment option.

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BitPay: Accept Bitcoin With Free Unlimited Processing, Forever

Accept Bitcoin through BitPay with 0% transaction fees forever and get paid in the currency of your choice with no volatility. Start now at: https://www.bitp...

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Extremely excited to ship #BitAuth today....

Extremely excited to ship #BitAuth today. Decentralized identity is essential for protecting individual liberties and freedoms on the web, and BitAuth is another step in the correct direction. Unabated thanks to everyone at BitPay who worked on this with me.

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BitAuth, for Decentralized Authentication | The BitPay Blog

Today, BitPay is excited to announce our proposal for a new passwordless authentication protocol, based on the same cryptography used in the Bitcoin protocol. By eliminating server-side storage of passwords, we can drastically reduce the impact of a compromised server.

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Five years ago, I wouldn’t have...

Five years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to imagine a day when the United States Government would be trading Bitcoin. That day is tomorrow.

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Adventures in Amsterdam for #bitcoin2014!...

Adventures in Amsterdam for #bitcoin2014!

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Amsterdamned

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We've just completed the largest raise...

We've just completed the largest raise in cryptofinancial history, bringing in $30M from an incredible list of investors that now includes Richard Branson, Jerry Yang, and Peter Thiel. I am so incredibly proud to be a part of the team that brought us to this point, and I simply cannot wait to show you how far we'll be going.

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BitPay Raises $30m in Record-Breaking Bitcoin Funding Round

BitPay has raised $30m in new funding from big-name investors including Richard Branson and Index Ventures.

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I'll be speaking next week at...

I'll be speaking next week at the 2014 Bitcoin Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands about how important open source is to the new financial infrastructure. Anything else I should touch on?

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Bitcoin Conference 2014

Bitcoin Conference 2014 - Thursday, 15 May 2014 - Saturday, 17 May 2014, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam

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Education is Curiosity, Enabled

I'm of the opinion that we could teach our young children subjects like calculus, if only we had mechanisms through which to empower those with curiosity to play with them.  Then, the application of the effort to teach becomes one of rewarding knowledge, rather than repetitive structures of memorization and batteries of tests.

Take, for example, these visualizations of various concepts in mathematics.  How enlightening would it be if we could play with these as we work through the process of learning the equations that describe them, letting our brain form the map between the system's description, its properties, and its behavior?

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Intuitive Concepts

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“The machine does not isolate man...

“The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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If #bitcoin had been around earlier,...

If #bitcoin had been around earlier, how would things be different? @pmarca says even TCP/IP and BGP would be designed differently. #CJDNS!

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Nice. Even @pmarca is excited about...

Nice. Even @pmarca is excited about using #bitcoin payment channels as a foundation for new business models. Now, just add DAOs… #CoinSummit

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Transitioning from x86 to x86_64 is...

Transitioning from x86 to x86_64 is a religious experience.

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Let me show you why I...

Let me show you why I started Coursefork, and subsequently began work on BitPay. Not only is the quality of education plummeting, but the cost of it is linearly increasing [1]. What are you doing about it? [1]: http://coursefork.org/martindale/open-freedom-and-education#the-problem

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It's impossible to work your way through college nowadays | Randal S. Olson

Randy Olson explains why it's impossible to work your way through college nowadays.

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The view of Silicon Valley from...

The view of Silicon Valley from @500startups for #bitcoinference. Viva la #bitcoin. http://t.co/olYeQsB6Qq

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The view of Silicon Valley from @500startups for #bitcoinference. Viva la #bitcoin. http://t.co/olYeQsB6Qq

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BitPay Expands, Fueled By Bitcoin Demand

Yes, we're expanding.  While +Wells Fargo [1] and +Wikipedia [2] start exploring #cryptofinance, we're also moving full steam ahead towards getting every company in the world to accept  #bitcoin as a payment option.

Not only have we hired the best from companies like +Red Hat+IBM, and Visa into our senior leadership, but we've established a firm position in the marketplace–we're now performing over $1,000,000 per day in transactions with Bitcoin, and there are now over 1,000 new businesses accepting Bitcoin every week.  Now, we're hiring to support this investment in the community.

If you're interested in building anything related to  #cryptofinance, give me a shout.  We're extremely focused on  #OpenSource and  #cryptography  , and will be spending a lot of our time [3] participating in the support of developers building applications in the space.  If you want to build something that will shape the future of the world,  #cryptofinance is the right space to be in.

[1]: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/us-wellsfargo-bitcoin-idUSBREA0D1LL20140114
[2]: https://twitter.com/jimmy_wales/status/441632741352681472 and http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/201fa6/hello_from_jimmy_wales_of_wikipedia/ !
[3]: We've already released Bitcore (see bitcore.io for more information), but we'll be a major presence in number of events in the coming year (not the least of which was +LAUNCH most recently!).  We're on a tear to support engineers building new projects with  #bitcoin  , so feel free to reach out and let me know what you're working on.

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Atlanta's BitPay expands HQ, fueled by Bitcoin demand - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Even as the fate of cryptocurrency Bitcoin whipsaws amidst controversy and volatility, one Atlanta-based Bitcoin services company is doubling down.

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“It’s uncomfortable to focus so intensely on what you’re bad at.” Great story on learning how to think...

“It’s uncomfortable to focus so intensely on what you’re bad at.”
Great story on learning how to think–perhaps the single most important thing we should be teaching [not only our children, but ourselves].  If you can learn to think, you can conquer almost anything.

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How To Think

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Well, I'm finally home after a...

Well, I'm finally home after a little over a month on the road for BitPay, doing this whole #bitcoin evangelism thing—I can't help but feel extremely thankful for all the awesome people I've been meeting along the way. Who knew the revolution would be filled with this many good people?

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The choice of entertainment (inspiration, even!)...

The choice of entertainment (inspiration, even!) at HackNC this past weekend? Twitchplayspokémon, of course. The poor guy sleeping on the desk missed one hell of a show...

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I have some @bitpay shirts to...

I have some @bitpay shirts to give away here at the Texas #BitcoinConf… visit the #bitcoin #hackathon in paddock 204. http://t.co/1E50Bk5z7k

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I have some @bitpay shirts to give away here at the Texas #BitcoinConf… visit the #bitcoin #hackathon in paddock 204. http://t.co/1E50Bk5z7k

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The momentum of #bitcoin, and #cryptofinance...

The momentum of #bitcoin, and #cryptofinance in general, is incredibly tangible amongst the people. There's no way to turn this ship around.

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