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Texas regulators approve bitcoin-for-alcohol sales

Posted on 2nd June, 2014

The Texas Coinitiative, a cryptocurrency advocacy group in the Lonestar State, recently sent an inquiry letter to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission hoping to clarify a fundamental question: Is it legal to buy alcohol with bitcoin? According to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), it’s not a problem. TABC Director of Communications and Governmental Relations […]

Vault of Satoshi re-enters U.S. bitcoin market

Posted on 25th April, 2014

In early March, Canadian virtual currency exchange Vault of Satoshi pulled out of U.S.-based transactions citing the “increasingly hostile” regulatory environment. In the last few months, VoS has focused on building up its Canadian and international presence, and gaining some official banking status after being granted a Money Services Business License last month. Yesterday, the […]

Texas Hackathon offers $1 million in BTC-related prizes

Posted on 5th March, 2014

It sounds like a programmer’s dream: The Texas Bitcoin Conference Hackathon is currently offering up over $1 million in prizes and contracts for its Bitcoin 2.0 contest. The idea is to build the next generation of decentralized applications and protocols to push Bitcoin into the future. As with many seemingly great ideas, however, the devil […]