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Overview of Blockchain 2.0 smart contracts for the layman?

I have a pretty good understanding of how the Blockchain secures data using hashed inputs of the previous block and being secured by the P2P distributed network. What I'm interested in is a layman ...
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How safe is my USD deposit at Bitstamp?

With Mt.Gox probably going insolvent/broke in these days, how safe is my USD account balance with Bitstamp? Is Bitstamp as a company registered with some financial institutions? Are customers USD ...
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Can Bitcoin save the U.S. Post Office [closed]

I noticed this article and was thinking about the possibilities of the U.S. Post Office seriously considering Bitcoin. ...
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As a small hotel accepting bitcoins, do I show only one payment address?

I am currently accepting bitcoins as payment at my hotel, but I am uncertain about the payment address(es). I prefer to avoid payment service such as BitPay and Coinbase to mention a few. At this ...
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Profit by programming a Bitcoin service (wallet) in an “only-now” bc adopting country? [closed]

A country where I am from appears to take Bitcoin into an interest right now. I am a senior programmer at one company and have done several projects, but right now I am mostly interested in the ...
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Standardized symbol for “pay with bitcoin”

What symbol do I use to tell customers that our business accepts Bitcoin? For example many businesses use the visa symbol to show that they accept visa, But i want to know what is Bitcoin's ...
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Security for bitcoin businesses with Employees

Have been investigating some of the gateway apps and offline systems that are being developed. I was wondering what is the most secure way for a business to conduct itself. Let's use a bar as an ...
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How do you start online trade offering bitcoin payment option? [duplicate]

I am looking to start a business and want a dummy guide to how I can accept payments in bitcoin.
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Freelancer: billing my customers in bitcoin

I do freelance work and I was considering offering my customers the option of paying me in Bitcoin. Given that bills are usually paid in 2 - 4 weeks after sending them, and the exchange is still quite ...
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Is there a one-stop shop to introduce businesses to accepting Bitcoin?

I'd like to promote Bitcoin in my neighborhood, but I'd also like to do it efficiently... So I'm trying to figure out where and how to direct business owners into a simple A-B-C set of steps that ...
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Who is in the Bitcoin Business Alliance?

I have stumbled upon the Bitcoin Business Alliance, and heard it includes some of the most influential people in the Bitcoin space. What businesses or individuals are known to be a part of the BBA?
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What are some good ways of marketing a Bitcoin related service?

What are some good ways of promoting a Bitcoin related service? This could include: Bitcoin Service Directories Forums Advertising Mailing Lists ??? EDIT: The target audience is people who have ...
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What existing businesses or products does Bitcoin compete with?

I'm trying to understand who sees Bitcoin as competition to their main product. For example, I've heard that Bitcoin competes with: Swiss numbered bank accounts Deflationary PMs (precious metals) ...
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Can Ripple facilitate business-to-business barter transactions?

Beverly Hills Hotel participates in the Ripple network and issues its USD-denominated IOUs which are redeemable for hotel stays. Beverly Hills Performance Car Rentals participates in Ripple network ...
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Are there mixing services or online wallets that are explicitly compliant with anti-laundering laws?

I'm interested in mixing services (0% taint) that are compliant with the most conservative anti-money laundering laws. My goal is to have anonymity between peers in a transaction, but to remain ...
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Alternative uses for last five decimal places of an individual Bitcoin (0.000xxxxx)

At the current conversion rates only the first three decimal points of an individual Bitcoin can be exchanged for a USD equivalent. e.g. 0.002 BTC equals 2 USD cents. That opens up possibilities for ...
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How to find partners for a Bitcoin business?

Are there any resources available to find people who are interested in starting a Bitcoin-related business? To answer comments: I am looking for both partners who want to start a business and ...
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Are there any active Bitcoin leveraged trading platforms available?

For awhile Bitcoinica was a very popular leveraged trading service, but it got hacked and closed down. Are there any more services like that still functioning in the Bitcoin ecosystem?
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Is there a list of existing businesses that have started to accept Bitcoin?

As opposed to new business that sprung up and accept Bitcoin from day 1. I believe it will much shorter than the Trade wiki page, and perhaps more valuable in a certain way.
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Capabilities of Bitcoins and their place in the future

I`ve recently read a presentation that mentioned a couple things about how big would be the potential bandwidth if Bitcoins would handle the transaction volume of Visa: ...
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What unique business models has Bitcoin enabled?

Are there specific, unique business models that have been made possible by the invention of Bitcoin? And if so, what are they? Edit: I seem to be getting a lot of answers about the areas of ...