Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Barry Silbert, a Bitcoin Fanatic; NASCAR Driver Sponsorship; and More


Bitcoin News Mash-Up

Following are the major Bitcoin events of the day

Barry Silbert to Focus Only on Bitcoins
Celebrated entrepreneur Barry Silbert has decided to discontinue handling Second Market private shares, only because he wants to focus more on Bitcoins. It doesn’t mean that he is quitting as a CEO of the firm he founded, but is simply preferring to divert his attention towards his million-dollar investments in the digital currencies. Silbert, according to the sources, is planning to launch the US’s first largest Bitcoin exchange. He said:

“My passion for Bitcoin is no secret and I feel it is the right time to make this transition. Our intention is to formally separate the two business lines at the appropriate point in time.”


Bitcoin Might Sponsor NASCAR Driver
The Dogecoin’s much acclaimed way of marketing is finally seeming to inspire the father of cryptocurrencies. If reports are to believed, Bitcoin community, while tailing the idea of Shibes, will soon sponsor one of the NASCAR drivers, probably Alex Bowman and his team BK Racing. He and his team has earlier announced their participation in a fundraising campaign, dubbed as Bitcoin23. The campaign is active at press time, and will end on August 20th.

Alienware Also Accepting Bitcoins
Dell’s much celebrated subsidiary Alienware too has joined the Bitcoin club by announcing recently about its plan to accept it. The high-end gaming laptop is already in demand for its impeccable designs, fruitful configurations, and dozen other eye-luring features. Alienware also introduced a $150 discount for customers that will use Bitcoin as a payment methods for the laptops.

Ecuador Bans Cryptocurrencies
Ecuador has become the latest country to eradicate Bitcoin and likewise digital currencies from its financial environment. The country’s national assembly decided recently to impose a strict ban on Bitcoin and other decentralized cryptocurrencies. The assembly further introduced a new form of digital currency that would replace Bitcoin in Ecuador. For obvious reasons, this new electronic currency will be regulated by the Central Bank of Ecuador.

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