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As politicians and businessmen are getting on board with digital currencies, 50 Cent has hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon. The rapper’s new album Animal Ambition, along with his other merch, is now purchasable through BitPay, allowing consumers to use cryptocurrency to get 50′s latest.
“The bitcoin community represents his target demographic — young men between the ages of 18 and 30,” Stephanie Wargo, VP of Marketing at BitPay, told Betabeat, “The bitcoin community is also an untapped market ready to spend their money. Accepting bitcoin is a great business decision for a popular and independent hip-hop artist such as 50 Cent.”
It's All About the Bitcoins
Money talks, and this massive cryptocurrency funding round says that bitcoin’s reputation has bounced back quite nicely from the setbacks it suffered earlier this year.
Bitcoin processing company BitPay just secured a boatload of cash — $30 million to be exact — from investors including Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson.
While you’re out spending your Bitcoins on fancy cocktails at swaggy midtown haunts, other cryptocurrency champions have been working to set up the BitGive Foundation, a non-profit that will solicit donations from the Bitcoin community and make gifts in its name. The goal of the charity, which will be helmed by Connie Gallippi, Read More
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NYC Hackathon Goes Sandy Themed Since the NYC tech community basically lost their minds during the week without power that was Hurricane Sandy, the theme of this year’s Disruptor Cup Hackathon, which kicked off yesterday, will be emergency preparedness