Bitcoin Donations
6:51 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Oregon Marijuana Campaign Would Like Some Of Your Bitcoin Stash

A physical representation of Bitcoin, a digital currency.
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An Oregon political campaign wants your digital donations. The group behind the initiative to legalize recreational marijuana says it's now accepting bitcoin contributions. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports on this new frontier in campaign finance.

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5:58 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Expedia Begins Accepting Bitcoin For Hotel Bookings

Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia just announced that it will start accepting bitcoin for hotel bookings.
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Bellevue, Wash.-based Expedia just announced that it will start accepting bitcoin for hotel bookings. The online travel site is embracing the volatile, virtual currency on what it calls a "test-and-learn" basis.

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5:17 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

First Bitcoin ATM In US Northwest

The Pacific Northwest's first Bitcoin ATM is inside Spitfire Grill in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.
Credit Tom Banse / Northwest News Network

The world's first bitcoin ATM launched last year in Vancouver, Canada. Now there's also a physical place in the U.S. Northwest to buy and sell the virtual currency. A bitcoin ATM was just installed inside the entrance of a Seattle sports bar popular with tech workers. It is at the Spitfire Grill in the Belltown neighborhood.

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Bitcoin Mine
8:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Central Washington Home To Nation's Biggest Bitcoin 'Mine'

MegaBigPower CEO Dave Carlson inside North America's biggest bitcoin 'mine.'
Credit Tom Banse

Here's a surprising fact: the largest bitcoin "mine" in North America is located on the outskirts of Wenatchee, Wash. If you don't know what bitcoin is, it's a virtual currency. At this moment, computers around the world are racing to solve complex algorithms. Whoever wins earns the prize of 25 newly created bitcoins. This digital money can then be traded or used to buy goods directly. But running all those math formulas to make this cyber-currency takes a lot of electricity. And this is where central Washington comes in. 

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