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Google Ventures invests in Bitcoin competitor OpenCoin
Google Ventures and China-based IDG Capital Partners place a bet on OpenCoin, the company behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple.
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Amazon Coins virtual currency now available on Kindle Fire
Amazon has handed 500 "Amazon Coins" to each of its US-based Kindle Fire customers.
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What other digital currencies are there?
Bitcoin isn't the only form of electronic money being mined, traded and spent these days.
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What about ven? Stan Stalnaker talks digital currency
A CoinDesk Q&A with Stan Stalnaker, founder of Hub Culture and the Ven digital currency.
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Are Amazon Coins designed for breakage?
Amazon is set to launch its own in-house currency -- Amazon Coin -- this month.
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Why bitcoin needs competitors
Bitcoin's long-term chances of success are better if there are many other alternative, digital currencies, with many businesses investing in them.
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Amazon books its own currency
Amazon is launching its own currency later this month. Amazon Coins will only be exchangeable for Kindle applications and games and initially US only.
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Mt. Gox delays support for litecoin
Giant bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has delayed plans to support the litecoin cryptocurrency, following another DDoS attack last month.
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Feathercoin shows heavyweight potential
The feathercoin cryptocurrency, which uses a mining technique similar to litecoin's, is enjoying a rapid adoption among Ecoin fans.
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Are alternative Ecoins 'anti-bitcoins'?
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