Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Change Tip Expands Online Territories; Bitcoin in Fight against AIDS; and More

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Bitcoin News Mash-Up

Following are the major Bitcoin events of the day

Change Tip Expands to YouTube, Google+ and Tumblr
Renowned Bitcoin tipping platform Change Tip has expanded it services to major social platforms like YouTube, Google Plus and Tumblr. The company had earlier introduced Bitcoin tipping on Twitter, Reddit and Github as well. Change Tip has also announced its services to be free until September 15th, after which a 1% commission will be charged.

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Dignitas International Accepting Bitcoin Donations against AIDS
Dignitas International, an Africa-based charitable organization known for providing medical assistance to over 200,000 AID patients until this date, announced recently that they are now accepting donations in Bitcoin as well. Anne Connelly, the organization’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing revealed her frustration with the high transfer fee deducted while accepting donations via other means. She said:

“Dignitas has to deal with high credit card and transaction fees on all of our donations […] which can range between 2-5%. Every donation dollar we lose in a currency exchange or a transfer fee is a dollar that is not going to help someone in need.”

Moving to bitcoin was indeed a viable option.

Argentinian Subway Restaurants Starts Accepting Bitcoin
Subway, one of the world’s most renowned fast food chains, has gone a further step ahead, at least in Argentina. Reportedly, its two branches located in Bueno Aires has decided to start accepting Bitcoins as one of the payment modes. Incidentally, they also became the first ever internationally recognized restaurant in Latin America, and third in the world to have openly accepted a cryptocurrency.

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