Will a $10,000 Bitcoin Help or Hurt Transactions?

Will a $10,000 Bitcoin Help or Hurt Transactions? (via http://bitcoinnewsbrief.com)

A focus on what really makes up the bitcoin ecosystem – transactions – was discussed in a panel on Wednesday, 26th March, as part of the final session of CoinSummit San Francisco.  The talk included Vinny Lingham, CEO of Gyft; Tom Longson,…


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How Bitcoin Is Reinventing the Monetary System

How Bitcoin Is Reinventing the Monetary System: Q&A With Laissez Faire Books’ Jeffrey Tucker (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook “We’re talking about reinventing the world’s monetary system…from the ground up,” says Jeffrey Tucker, executive editor of Laissez Faire Books, and an enthusiastic proponent of the open source peer-to-peer currency system Bitcoin…


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Is being an entrepreneur really a viable option?

Is being an entrepreneur really a viable option? (via Pando Daily)

By Francisco Dao On July 16, 2013Following last week’s post about the importance of establishing entrepreneurship as a self fulfilling cultural norm, several people asked me what I thought was the key to jump starting this process. As I thought about…


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A tribute to Nelson Mandela on his 95th Birthday

Waiting for my own Mandela… (via Ground Views)

Editors note: Through Nelson Mandela International Day, the UN General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 of 2009 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations…


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Bitcoin’s greatest value is in the world’s least stable economies

Bitcoin’s greatest value is in the world’s least stable economies (via Pando Daily)

By Michael Carney On July 12, 2013Bitcoin has faced its fair share of regulatory and reputational obstacles in the US, where the Department of Homeland Security, the IRS, and the DEA have each taken separate action against the crypto-currency. This…


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Gyft featured on Ellen

Gyft was recently featured on the Ellen show – we appear at about 5:10 – this was an awesome feature! Thanks Ellen!

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Gyft launches at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

We had an amazing day at TechCrunch today!

The best way to get a sense of the event, is to read this post and watch the video.

We also confirmed for the first time that we raised our financing from Google Ventures, 500 Startups, Founder Collective (and more).

Sorry to be brief – but it’s been a long and exciting day! More news to follow soon!

Thanks to the amazing Gyft team that made this all happen, and our families for living through the late nights and long hours!

If you don’t have Gyft on your iPhone yet – download it here!