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Companies That Accept Bitcoins As Payment

Bitcoin Accepted Here!

Many companies are now seeing Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies (or cryptocurrencies), as valid sources of payment for their products!

The List

1-800-FLOWERS – United States based online floral and gift retailer and distributor
4Chan – For premium services
A Class Limousine – Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport
Amazon – An online company that sells almost anything.
Apple’s App Store – Buy music and any app on the Apple AppStore with bitcoins
Badoo – Online dating network
BigFishGames – Games for PC, Mac and Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows)
Bing by Microsoft – 2nd search engine to Google
Bitcoin. Travel – a travel site that provides accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world
Bitcoincoffee – Buy your favorite coffee online
Bloomberg – Online newspaper
Braintree – Research firm
CEX – The trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that accepts bitcoin
CheapAir – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels
CoinMama: Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card
Crowdtilt – The fastest and easiest way to pool funds with family and friends
curryupnow – A total of 12 restaurants on the list of restaurants accept bitcoins in San Francisco Bay Area
CVS – A pharmacy shop
Dell – American privately owned multinational computer technology company
Dish Network – An American direct-broadcast satellite service provider
Dream Lover – Online relationship service
Etsy Vendors – Original art and Jewelry creations
Euro Pacific – A major precious metal dealer
Expedia. com – Online travel booking agency
ExpressVPN – High speed, ultra secure VPN network
EZTV – Torrents TV shows provider
Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer
Fancy – Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place
Fight for the Future – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom
Fiverr – Get almost anything done for $5
Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA
Green Man Gaming – Popular digital game reseller
Grooveshark – Online music streaming service based in the United States
Helen’s Pizza – Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice  of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register
Home Depot – Office supplies store
i-Pmart – A Malaysian online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer
Intuit – an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.
Jeffersons Store – A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J
Kmart – Retail products store
Lionsgate Films – The production studio behind titles such as The Hunger Games and The Day After Tomorrow
LOT Polish Airlines – A worldwide airline based in Poland
Lumfile – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services
Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla – A major university in Mexico
Microsoft – Software company
Mint – Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more
MIT Coop Store – Massachusetts Institute of Technology student bookstore
MovieTickets – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer
mspinc – Respiratory medical equipment supplies store
Museum of the Coastal Bend – 2200 East Red River Street, Victoria, Texas 77901, USA
Namecheap – Domain name registrar
Naughty America – Adult entertainment provider
NCR Silver – Point of sales systems
Newegg – Online electronics retailer now uses bitpay to accept bitcoin as payment
OkCupid – Online dating site
Old Fitzroy – A pub in Sydney, Australia
One Shot Hotels – Spanish hotel chain
Overstock – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking
PayPal / Ebay – Credit card / payment processor / Auction
Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England
PizzaForCoins – Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons
PSP Mollie – Dutch Payment Service
Rakutan – A Japanese e-commerce giant
RE/MAX London – UK-based franchisee of the global real estate network
Reddit – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins
Sacramento Kings – Professional Basketball team out in Sacramental California (NBA)
San Jose Earthquakes – San Jose California Professional Soccer Team (MLS)
Save the Children  – Global charity organization
Sears – Clothing and household products, electronic store
Seoclerks. com – Get SEO work done on your site cheap
SFU bookstore – Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada
Shopify. com – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products
ShopJoy – An Australian online retailer that sells novelty and unique gifts
SimplePay – Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service
Square – Payment processor that help small businesses accept credit cards using iPhone, Android or iPad
State Republican Party – First State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations
Straub Auto Repairs – 477 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 – (914) 478-1177
Stripe – San Francisco-based payments company
Subway – Eat fresh
Suntimes. com – Chicago based online newspaper
T-Mobile Poland – T-Mobile’s Poland-based mobile phone top-up company
Target – An American retailing company
TechCrunch. com – IT blog
Tesla – The car company
The Libertarian Party – United States political party
The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, Japan
The Pirate Bay – BitTorrent directories
Tigerdirect – Major electronic online retailer
Victoria’s Secret – A lingerie outlet
Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline
WebJet – Online travel agency
Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from Gyft)
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Wikipedia –  The Free Encyclopedia with 4 570 000+ article
WordPress – An online company that allows user to create free blogs
Yachtbase – Croatian yacht charter company
Zappos – Online retailer
Zynga – Mobile gaming

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New record from bitcoin 3100 $

Bitcoin’s rising value continues to pick up steam this week by breaking a new all-time price high nearly every day. Currently, the global average is US$2400 per BTC, but the price is also trading at a premium of $2700 in Japan, $3050 in India, and $3150 in South Korea. End of year bitcoin price will be around 5000 $

Bitcoin Price Fires Up the Rocket Boosters Breaking New Records Daily

Since our last price post just four days ago, bitcoin’s fiat value has climbed $400 higher to an all-time high average of $2405 across most global exchanges. The bull run is showing unstoppable momentum with a few pit stops along the way as bitcoin’s market cap is just a few dollars shy of reaching $40 billion. Alongside bitcoin, many altcoins are also gaining in value at an unprecedented level not seen since 2013.

Bitcoin Price Fires Up the Rocket Boosters Breaking New Records Daily
South Korea and Japanese exchanges show huge bitcoin demand.

Additionally, there has been significant demand coming from many countries globally, but in specific regions, the price is going through the roof. For instance, at the Japanese exchange Bitflyer, the price per bitcoin is trading at an average of $2700 at the time of writing. Moreover, most BTC/JPY exchanges are trading at this level. Another country that is pushing bitcoin demand higher is South Korea as prices are significantly above even Japan. The Korean trading platform Bithumb is trading BTC at a value of $3150 at press time. In India, bitcoin is trading at a premium for the past 48-hours as well, reaching $3050 on exchanges like Unocoin.

Bitcoin Price Fires Up the Rocket Boosters Breaking New Records Daily
Bitcoin price starts spiking again at 6 am EST May 24, 2017.

Weekly View Analysis

Weekly technical indicators suggest the rally may test ranges between $2500-2600 over the course of the next two weeks. As usual, the 100 Simple Moving Average (SMA) is continuing to stay well above the 200-term SMA which means buyers are still in control. Over the course of the week, there have been sharp downswings intermittently ranging from $50-150 drops at times.

Fibonacci retracement trend lines show some fluctuations as bitcoin’s current trajectory could slow up and may stabilize in the $2350-$2400 range temporarily. Both Relative Strength Index (RSI) and Stochastic oscillators show some bear traps could come at any moment in the short term. However, most technical indicators and rule books can be thrown out the window these days, as bitcoin’s rising price has surprised even the most experienced traders.

Bitcoin Price Fires Up the Rocket Boosters Breaking New Records Daily
Global Localbitcoins volumes are climbing every week.

The Altcoin Fiesta Continues

Bitcoin Price Fires Up the Rocket Boosters Breaking New Records Daily
Even Doge is gaining value. Such Wow!!

Just as bitcoin has been performing phenomenally, there have been many altcoins doing just as well. The entire market is now valued at over $90 billion dollars, and most of the money piled up in just a few short weeks. The smart contract token Ethereum (ETH) is now commanding a $20 billion market cap as each ether is worth $220. Ripple (XRP) has stabilized and even dropped in value a touch at 34 cents per XRP and a 13 billion market cap.

Alongside the top three many other coins throughout the top 20 list are catching waves of fresh new money. The cryptocurrency NEM is ($0.25), and Ethereum Classic (ETC) jumped considerably ($20.85). Meanwhile, Litecoin is back on the uptrend ($33) and so is Dash as the token has hit an all-time high of $150 per coin. Others such as Monero, Stellar, and Bytecoin have all made considerable advances as well. Furthermore, one notable surprise comes from Dogecoin markets which now hold the 11th position. The meme token is trying to enter the top ten list, and some hope Dogecoin will one day be worth a penny.

The Verdict

Bitcoin Price Fires Up the Rocket Boosters Breaking New Records Daily
The Indian exchange Unocoin shows a premium price of $3050 USD at today’s exchange rates.

In general most of the cryptocurrency community has been very positive over the past few weeks. A lot of announcements happened this week during Consensus 2017 from startups like Bitpay, RSK, and Shapeshift. Additionally, Barry Silbert introduced a compromise that seems to have a lot of backing from both bitcoin-based businesses and the mining sector. It’s not certain whether or not the agreement will mean anything or even happen, but there are many who are hoping for some kind of solution before bitcoin grows too popular. Lastly, the demand coming from places like China, Japan, India, and South Korea doesn’t seem to be slowing anytime soon.

Bear Scenario: Seemingly there is a strong floor in the $2100 range at the moment but the price swings over the past three weeks show that floor could easily break. Over the course of the week, there is sure to be a bunch of volatility, so those making profits from intra-range and day trading will be in heaven. As said above swings have been ranging from $50-150 at times, so bears are undoubtedly playing their hands.

Bull Scenario: Bitcoin has roared a few dollars past the $2400 mark and seems to be taking a rest after all that hard work. Bulls can definitely recharge their engines as they have done multiple times over the past two weeks breaking higher price barriers. Short term technical indicators have been at odds as bulls have held the reigns for a long time. $2500 to $2600 per BTC or an even higher exchange rate is not out of the question at the current rate of growth.

What do you think about the price of bitcoin breaking $2400? Do you think bitcoin will continue to rise to higher levels? Or do you expect a deeper correction soon? Let us know in the comments below.
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56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan

Barry Silbert’s firm the Digital Currency Group (DCG) revealed a scaling agreement on May 23 with a letter of intent backed by 56 Bitcoin companies, for Sergio Demian Lerner’s recent Segwit-2Mb plan. The announcement states the signed agreement represents a “critical mass of the bitcoin ecosystem” with 83.28% of hash power supporting the proposal.

Also Read: Sidechain Juggernaut RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The Anticipated ‘Barry Silbert Scaling Proposal’ Has Been Revealed

For a few days bitcoin enthusiasts have been anticipating the56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plan “Barry Silbert” scaling plan  hinted at a few days ago. Following Silbert’s statements about a new scaling effort, a meeting took place in connetion to the Consensus 2017 conference. As the conference came to an end, Silbert’s venture capital firm DCG revealed the compromise proposal.

The agreement is supported by 56 digital currency companies stemming from 21 countries worldwide. The letter states the agreement has the backing of over 83 percent of the network’s hash power. This group represents 5.1 billion USD monthly on chain transaction volume and 20.5 million bitcoin wallets within the economy.

“We agree to immediately support the following parallel upgrades to the bitcoin protocol, which will be deployed simultaneously and based on the original Segwit-2Mb proposal,” explains the DCG announcement.

Activate Segregated Witness at an 80% threshold, signaling at bit 4 and activate a 2 MB hard fork within six months.

A Proposal to Lower the Segwit Threshold to 80%

Prior to DCG’s announcement 56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Plandiscussions of lowering the Segwit threshold that took place during the Consensus 2017 scaling panel, Eric Lombrozo stated it was possible to lower the Segwit threshold. After the discussion on May 22, Bitcoin developer James Hilliard proposed a “Reduced signaling threshold activation” BIP.

“I would like to propose an implementation that accomplishes the first part of the Barry Silbert proposal independently from the second: ‘Activate Segregated Witness at an 80% threshold, signaling at bit 4,’” explains Hilliard. “The goal here is to minimize chain split risk and network disruption while maximizing backward compatibility and still providing for rapid activation of Segwit at the 80% threshold using bit 4.”

By activating segwit immediately and separately from any HF we can scale quickly without risking a rushed combined segwit+HF that would almost certainly cause widespread issues.

Companies/Individuals that Approved Consensus; The Future of Bitcoin

Some of the notable companies and people that agreed to this Segwit activation compromise include Decentral, Grayscale investments, Jaxx, Bitmain, Xapo, Yours, Bitpay, Gavin Andresen, Bitcoin.com and Guy Corem.

The medium article further suggested 56 Bitcoin Companies Approve Segwit-2Mb Combined Fork Planthe community is prepared to handle any growing pains as a cohesive whole that has proven technical compromises can be made in the most challenging and high-risk environments. The consensus article echoed this sentiment:

“We are also committed to the research and development of technical mechanisms to improve signaling in the bitcoin community, as well as to put in place communication tools, in order to more closely coordinate with ecosystem participants in the design, integration, and deployment of safe solutions that increase bitcoin capacity.”

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Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria

The CEO of Fidelity Investments, Ms. Abigail Johnson, had a lot to announce at Consensus 2017 on Tuesday regarding the firm’s Bitcoin plans. The company is testing Coinbase integration, is already mining some bitcoin using 21 Inc computers, and employees can now pay for their lunch with bitcoin at the company’s cafeteria.

Also read: Leading Japanese ATM Manufacturer Oki Gets into Bitcoin ATM Business

Fidelity CEO is Pro Bitcoin

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its CafeteriaMs. Johnson succeeded her father, Edward C. Jonhson, as the CEO of Fidelity Investments at the end of last year following his retirement announcement. Her father served as the CEO for nearly 40 years. The company currently has about $2.2 trillion in managed assets and manages retirement and savings plans for approximately 26 million people and 23,000 companies.

Consensus 2017 was her first major speaking engagement since she became chairman of the company. Ms. Johnson talked about Bitcoin and blockchain technology while giving the audience a glimpse of Fidelity’s plans for them. She said:

I am in a traditional financial services business – but we at Fidelity can see that the evolution of technology is setting our industry up for disruption.

Fidelity Cafeteria Accepts Bitcoin

Ms. Johnson announced that Fidelity employees can now pay for their lunch using bitcoin at the company’s cafeteria at its headquarters. However, she said that so far fewer than 100 employees have used this option, adding that:

I guess we have a lot of hodlers.

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria
Abigail Johnson

She then went on to share the experience of one employee, Alex. The “Bitcoin Viking,” as she calls him, bought a beverage at the cafeteria and paid with bitcoin. He then tried to return the drink. “But the Bitcoin network was being spammed that day,” Ms. Johnson recalled, therefore “the return process was taking hours.”

Alex then “gave up in despair,” she described then quoted him saying, “It’s like the matrix – I can’t actually use it in real life.”

The usability of bitcoin is slowing down adoption, Ms. Johnson claims. “If you are looking for bitcoin to beat Visa at the point of sale today, you are going to be disappointed.” However, she still has faith in the digital currency, affirming that:

I am still a believer.[…] It’s no accident that I’m one of the few standing before you today from a large financial services firm that hasn’t given up on digital currencies.

Integration with Coinbase

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its CafeteriaAnother big announcement by Ms. Johnson involves an integration with the bitcoin exchange and payment processor, Coinbase.

Since November 2015, the firm has been offering the ability for customers to contribute to their charitable giving accounts using bitcoin. So far, clients have donated $8 million worth, Ms. Johnson shared.

Fidelity customers have expressed an interest in the ability to track their digital currency holdings through the Fidelity website, where they have other financial holdings, according to Ms. Johnson. This feature has been tested with employees and is already available to those with digital currencies at Coinbase, she detailed. Soon, it will roll out to all customers and they will be able to see their Coinbase holdings on the Fidelity website.

Exploring Microtransactions & Bitcoin Mining

Fidelity Labs, the firm’s research group, has made venture investments in a handful of Bitcoin businesses as well as partnering with university efforts, including the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, Ms. Johnson revealed.

Fidelity Integrates with Coinbase, Mines Bitcoin Using 21 Inc Computers, and Accepts Bitcoin at its Cafeteria“We have built proofs of concepts that accept bitcoin micro-transactions,” she detailed. In addition to micropayments, the firm is also exploring various use cases of blockchain technology through these partnerships. “Blockchain technology isn’t just a more efficient way to settle securities. It will fundamentally change market structures, and maybe even the architecture of the Internet itself,” she noted.

Furthermore, Fidelity has set up computers built by 21 Inc to mine bitcoin. “We set up small Bitcoin and ethereum mining operations, just done in the spirit of learning,” Ms. Johnson said. So far, “my…computer has mined over 200,000 satoshis,” she conveyed:

I love this stuff … and what the future holds.[…] I’d like to think that huge new markets and products will be built on these open platforms.

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The Token Fund Collects $1 Million in Digital Assets

The recently released Token Fund – which is a new approach of investing in digital assets without the risks linked to conventional trading in cryptocurrency – has just made an announcement: the collection of $1 million in funding.

Launched on March 24, the Token Fund attracted notable investors keen on diversifying their portfolios and spend their money on a wealth of digital assets with great potential. There’s no live digital currency ETF at the moment, meaning that with its coin traded fund (STF), the Token Fund can be the best alternative. Through its straightforward and crystal-clear process, avid investors are finally welcomed to invest in an economy that is decentralized; and they can do it safely without taking unnecessary risks.

The aim of the Token Fund is to target digital currencies with unbeatable potential, like Ethereum and Bitcoin. These two alone account for a large part of an investor’s portfolio. Nonetheless, it also focused on additional currencies: Steem, Ripple, Golem and Litecoin. To ensure that the volatility is kept to a minimum and a user’s portfolio is not at risk, the fund makes sure that the assets and associated percentage brought on by the digital currencies alter as the market evolves.

Digital currencies with an average turnover below $100,000 per day (in the past 6 months) are banned from the portfolio automatically.

As soon as a user signs up for the Token Fund, Ether or Bitcoin can immediately be added to their wallet. Then, they get a certain number of TKN tokens – the official crypto token of the platform – that can be used to move capital funds, including make withdrawals and deposits. When either Ether or Bitcoin are used to make transaction on the Token Fund platform, once the tokens are sent back to the wallet of the user, the “burning process” of the TKN begins, filling the user’s wallet with an associated value. Prices are calculated every day, at 12:00 GMT and 00:00 GMT.

Two contracts active on Ethereum run the Token Fund. The 1st contract is in charge of storing the balances that pertain to investors with a TKN contract, whereas the 2nd issues new tokens and exchanges them into the currency being invested in. Only a Token Fund contract guarantees users a viable TKN contract, which ensures new emission of tokens based on a ERC-20 token contract.

In the last 3 months alone, the TKN token value increased from $10 at the end of March, to an astounding $26 on May 19.

The graph mentioned here is constantly updated, and it clearly indicates the amazing growth of the TKN token, as well as the interest investors have in the fund. Specifically, following the launch of the fund, there’s been an increase of nearly 160% of the TKN token in US dollars.

Relatively new in the investment scenario of digital assets, the Token Fund has proven to have tremendous potential. It clearly shows that a decentralized economy is worth investing in. This gives all cryptocurrency enthusiasts a unique opportunity to diversify their investment portfolios.

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The Token Fund is one of today’s newest platforms for open-minded investors eager to diversify their portfolios by investing in a decentralised economy.