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Friday 19 September 2014

Bitcoin making its mark here

Published 29/03/2014 | 02:30

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Ireland's love-hate relationship with Bitcoin continues with news that "the world's first bitcoin finance conference" is to be held at the RDS in July.

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It will be interesting to see whether Irish banks send representatives. Some bitcoin firms complained that banks here do not give them the time of day.

Both the line-up and the topics to be discussed at the conference (Bitfin.com) are sure to attract some attention from observers of emerging crypto-currencies.

However, may we suggest the organisers get with their own programme? When attempting to pay the €200 registration fee in Bitcoin, the following appears: "The merchant is currently not able to accept this payment. Please try again later." Oops!

Irish Independent

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