Steam Now Accepting Bitcoin

The new integration will make Steam more accessible for gamers in countries like India, China, and Brazil.


Now even more gamers around the world can experience the wallet-draining effect of a Steam sale, even those without a credit card.

That’s because you can now pay for items on Steam via the virtual currency bitcoin. Payment processor BitPay on Wednesday announced the new integration, noting that it will make Steam more accessible for gamers in emerging gaming markets in countries like India, China, and Brazil.

“While more users are coming online in in these countries, traditional payment options like credit cards

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Bitcoin Price Watch; The Weekend Ahead

The week is about to draw to a close, and it’s time for the second of our twice-daily bitcoin price watch analyses.  As we have done a few times already this week, let’s kick things off with a chart. The chart below is a 15-minute candlestick chart showing the last 24 hours worth of action in the bitcoin price, with the framework that we outlined this morning still overlaid.

As you can see, the range we outlined this morning was defined by in term support at 445 and in term resistance at 451. With about six dollars to play with, … Read the rest

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Bitcoin Price Ends Turbulent Week as Bull Run Fades

Markets Weekly is a column analyzing price movements in the global digital currency markets, and the technology’s use case as an asset class.

Bitcoin prices fluctuated significantly during the week ending 29th April, reaching a yearly high of $470 before falling below $440.

Global bitcoin prices enjoyed a strong rally at the beginning of the week, rising 4.2% from $451.10 at 12:00 UTC on 22nd April to a high of $470.16 at 18:00 UTC on 26th April. This price represented the digital currency’s strongest value since 7th December, 2015, when it reached an inter-day high of $470.88, CoinDesk BPI data … Read the rest

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Deloitte Uses Facebook to Build Warranties on Bitcoin Blockchain

Deloitte has used Facebook’s recently released Messenger API to build an early version of a product capable of storing warranties on a blockchain and allowing users to buy insurance for items even after they’ve purchased.

The minimum viable product (MVP), announced today, could serve as a bridge between distributed ledgers and the Internet of Things, but importantly, do so without users having to download any new applications.

Deloitte service designer, Frank van de Ven, wrote of the MVP on the company’s site:

“It allows users to add information regarding their purchases and associated warranty information on the blockchain, by using

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