Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Mozilla Accepting Bitcoin Donations; Remittance Service in Middle East; and More

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Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Mozilla Accepting Bitcoin Donations; Remittance Service in Middle East; and More

Following are the major Bitcoin news of the day

Mozilla Starts Accepting Donations in Bitcoins
Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind the popular internet browser Firefox, recently started accepting donations in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin after signing up with Coinbase. The proceeds generated by these funds will help Mozilla to continue their operations towards spreading ingenuousness of the internet. A similar statement can also be read on their website that says:

“Our mission is to promote openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web. At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.”

Australian Exchange Extends Remittance Services to Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Australian Bitcoin Exchange Igot is planning to expand its much-in-demand remittance services to Egyptian and Saudi Arabian markets. In his interview to CoinTelegraph.com, the company’s founder Rick Day was found quoting about his plans to sign more strategic agreements throughout the Middle Eastern, North African and European countries. In order to stay ahead of its competitors, Igot is already offering a commission-free purchasing experience to its customers.

Bitcoin Reaches iTunes, Facebook and Grooveshark
Coinbase and RewardsPay is planning to collaborate for enabling Bitcoin payments at major online retail stores like iTunes, Facebook, Heel.com, Grooveshark, Boozt, and others. RewardsPay is a service that allows consumers to use rewards in cash or credits, hotel points, airline miles, etc. to buy from major online stores. Anu Shukla, founder and CEO of RewardsPay, said:

“Adding support for Bitcoin was one of our most exciting projects to date. Coinbase is an ideal partner due to their bank-level encryption and high security payment processing. We are confident in their technology and also excited for the business that this will bring to our merchants.”

To contact the reporter of the story: Yashu Gola at yashu@forexminute.com