Bitcoin http://www.kplu.org en Oregon Marijuana Campaign Would Like Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash http://www.kplu.org/post/oregon-marijuana-campaign-would-some-your-bitcoin-stash <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157696980&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>An Oregon political campaign wants your digital donations. The group behind the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana says it's now accepting bitcoin contributions. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:52:25 +0000 Chris Lehman 17595 at http://www.kplu.org Oregon Marijuana Campaign Would Like Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash Expedia Begins Accepting Bitcoin For Hotel Bookings http://www.kplu.org/post/expedia-begins-accepting-bitcoin-hotel-bookings <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154218585&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia just announced it will start accepting bitcoin for hotel bookings. The online travel site is embracing the volatile, virtual currency on what it calls a "test-and-learn" basis.</p><p>Effective as of Wednesday,&nbsp;<a href="http://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/expedia-embraces-bitcoin" target="_blank">the digital currency will be a payment option</a>, but only for hotel bookings on the company's U.S. site.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:16:23 +0000 Tom Banse 17141 at http://www.kplu.org Expedia Begins Accepting Bitcoin For Hotel Bookings Seattle Home To First Bitcoin ATM In U.S. Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-home-first-bitcoin-atm-us-northwest <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/147766702&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 03 May 2014 21:19:15 +0000 Tom Banse 16385 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Home To First Bitcoin ATM In U.S. Northwest Central Wash. Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin Mine, More Coming http://www.kplu.org/post/central-wash-home-nations-biggest-bitcoin-mine-more-coming <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143559683&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Here's a surprising fact: the largest bitcoin mine in North America is located on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Washington.</p><p>It's not a mine in the traditional sense. In these mines, you won't have helmets, lamps or pickaxes, and there's no danger of cave in. In this case, the mine consists of two warehouses that have been converted into a data center.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:27:30 +0000 Tom Banse 15751 at http://www.kplu.org Central Wash. Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin Mine, More Coming University Of Puget Sound Receives $10,000 In Bitcoins From Alum http://www.kplu.org/post/university-puget-sound-receives-10000-bitcoins-alum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a 2007 alum of University of Puget Sound, Nicolas Cary has already established himself. The 28-year-old is the CEO of </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blockchain</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which runs the world's most popular digital wallet for bitcoin, a virtual currency.</span></p><p>But now he's making headlines for his bitcoin contribution to UPS. Cary has electronically transferred just over 14.5 bitcoins to the university, which was then exchanged into $10,000 actual U.S. dollars. It's reportedly the first donation of its kind to a U.S. college or university.</p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 13801 at http://www.kplu.org University Of Puget Sound Receives $10,000 In Bitcoins From Alum Crunching the Numbers Surrounding Bitcoin Fever http://www.kplu.org/post/crunching-numbers-surrounding-bitcoin-fever <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Have you been swept up in </span>bitcoin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mania?</span></p><p>Bitcoins purchased at the beginning of this year were valued at $13.50. As of Dec. 9, they were trading at close to $900. That’s a rise of more than 6000 percent!</p><p>Many folks are eyeing the virtual currency as an easy way to make huge profits. But KPLU financial commentator Greg Heberlein urges caution. Bitcoin prices may very well continue their march into the stratosphere. Or the bubble could burst.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 11529 at http://www.kplu.org Crunching the Numbers Surrounding Bitcoin Fever