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Ripple Labs now taking cash payments following deal with ZipZap and SnapSwap
Ripple will now accept cash thanks to a partnership between Ripple gateway SnapSwap, and ZipZap.
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Ripple plan to make its software open source on September 26
Ripple, OpenCoin's decentralised payment system and currency, is to be open sourced at the end of September.
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Bitcoin industry leaders launch DATA, a self-regulatory body for digital currencies
Bitcoin's finest have launched a self-regulatory group. Will it be enough to mitigate regulatory pains?
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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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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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