Sunday 25 January 2015

Bitcoin making its mark here

Published 29/03/2014 | 02:30

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.

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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