July 24, 2014 - In This Issue:
Bitcoin Sign-ups For QuickBooks 'Higher Than Expected'

While bitcoin's headlines are often dominated by large merchants like Dell, DISH and Overstock, broader business adoption of the technology as a payments solution may be more arguably influenced by the various platform providers serving the space.

Companies like e-commerce enabler Shopify and more recently financial software specialist Intuit, for example, now allow thousands of small merchants to begin accepting bitcoin.

Launched in late June, Intuit's PayByCoin offering saw the company adding bitcoin to its QuickBooks Online payment processing service, so that small businesses could invoice customers in bitcoin.


DigitalBTC Reports Early Success On Australian Securities Exchange

Australian bitcoin firm DigitalBTC has reported its quarterly earnings, the first since the company went through a reverse takeover and re-listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

The company reported positive cash flow from bitcoin mining activities and bitcoin liquidity propositions, adding that it has already managed to recoup investments in its mining operations. In addition to mining, DigitalBTC is trying to enter the consumer space and has made it clear that it plans to use revenue generated by its mining business to fuel further expansion.

As DigitalBTC is the first bitcoin company to be listed on the ASX, it is also the first such company to report its quarterly earnings in a routine filing with the exchange.


Gold Rush To Coin Rush
The American gold rush sparked overwhelming excitement as an opportunity to get rich quick. Visionaries quit their jobs, gathered their families, and headed west in hopes of achieving the ultimate "American Dream".

In early Americana, gold was the most innovative way for a young government to spark economic growth. It created jobs, companies, and communities that generated significant intrinsic value.

Within the bitcoin whitepaper, Satoshi Nakamoto wrote, "The steady addition of a constant of amount of new coins is analogous to gold miners expending resources to add gold to circulation. In our case, it is CPU time and electricity that is expended."
High-Performance PC Maker Alienware Adds Bitcoin Payments

Gaming computer maker Alienware has announced that it is now accepting bitcoin payments.

The company, a subsidiary of Dell, Inc., announced the move on its official Twitter account on 24th July. In addition to the bitcoin integration, Alienware is offering a promotional discount worth up to $150 on orders placed that use digital currency as payment.

The decision by Alienware to take bitcoin represents yet another high-profile bitcoin integration by a technology company. Alienware specializes in high-performance gaming hardware, including desktops and laptops. Originally founded in 1996, Dell later purchased Alienware in 2006. Read more..


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