Bitcoin News Mash-Up: Google Adds Bitcoin Prices; Former Mint Director Buys Them; and More


Bitcoin News Mash-Up

Following are the major Bitcoin events that took place between July 15th and 16th

Google Introduces Bitcoin Price Widget
After Yahoo and Bloomberg, Google has become the third largest finance news provider to add a Bitcoin price widget to its services. Users will now be able to search BTC prices against multiple fiat currencies. The leading search engine also added substantial Bitcoin related news on its finance pages, bringing the cryptocurrency neck-to-neck with US Dollar, Euro and other leading fiat currencies.


Former US Mint Director Joins the Bitcoin Club
Edmund C Moy, former director of the United States Mint, recently bought his first Bitcoin. The ex-official recently took Twitter to inform his followers of this update, hinting his growing interests in Bitcoin and rest of the cryptocurrencies. Although, it is not the first time Mr. Moy has made his crush on Bitcoin public. The last time we saw him praising this technology was in late January this year, where he strongly criticized the harsh decisions taken by Chinese government to tackle cryptocurrency trading.

Japan Based Ecommerce Business to Accept Bitcoin, Informs CEO
Right after the announcement of the launch of a new Bitcoin exchange in Japan, Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of one local ecommerce giant Rakuten, hinted to add the digital currency sooner or later as one of their payment methods. Rakuten is the leading ecommerce company in Japan, employing over 10,000 workers under its umbrella. The retailer has its own credit cards, e-cash systems and brokerage values. Mr. Mikitani’s announcement is certainly going to boost Bitcoin to new heights. Here is an excerpt from his statement:

“The Internet revolution is accelerating this year and I imagine that, sooner or later, Rakuten will start accepting money in the form of bitcoin (an internet virtual currency).”

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