Aaron

van Wirdum

Aaron van Wirdum is a freelance journalist and founder of the Dutch bitcoin news site Coincourant. He studied Politics and Society in Historical Perspective at Utrecht University, and specialized in the influence of freedom of speech and communication technologies on social structures.

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Bitcoin Billboard Wins Tel Aviv Hackathon
Over 20 hours of hacking at the Decentralize This! hackathon in Tel Aviv has resulted in the creation of bitcoin's own Million Dollar Homepage.
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New EU Legislation on VAT Could Be Bad News for Bitcoin
EU rules requiring merchants to record the country of residence of their customers could be bad news for pseudonymous payments systems like bitcoin.
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Dutch Scrypt Mining Company Declared Bankrupt
Scrypt mining company Mining ASICs Technologies (MAT) has been declared bankrupt by a Maastricht, Netherlands, judge.
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Student Aims to Boost Free Speech with Bitcoin Messaging App
A student in the Netherlands has developed a cheap and censorship-resistant publishing service built on top of the bitcoin blockchain.
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Bitupcard Rolls Out Bitcoin Voucher Scheme at 30 Stores Across Turkey
Bitupcard is a voucher scheme launching in Turkey that makes bitcoin buying as easy as topping up your mobile.
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Top Dutch Banks Confirm Blockchain Experiments
Three Dutch banks have announced that they are experimenting with blockchain technology with the aim of improving their payments systems.
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Dutch Supermarket Joins Arnhem's Growing Bitcoin Economy
The Arnhem Bitcoincity project in the Netherlands now includes a local Spar supermarket.
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Dutch Official: Bitcoin Transactions Probably Not Liable for VAT
While not yet official, there are hints that bitcoin transactions might not be liable for VAT in the Netherlands.
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100 Dutch Merchants to Receive Bitcoin Terminals in Startup-Led Giveaway
BitPay and BitStraat are launching Amsterdam Bitcoin City, a project aiming to establish Amsterdam as the 'bitcoin capital of the world'.
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