Galaxy S5 sales lag in Great Britain

By Dominic Sunnebo Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveals that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 was the third best selling smartphone in Britain during May 2014, lagging behind its older iPhone 5s and 5c rivals. May was the first full month of Galaxy S5 sales since its European release. Despite its … …read more Read more here: Galaxy S5 sales lag in Great Britain     

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First Bitcoin-only online gallery Cointemporary allows you to buy art with cryptocurrency

The art lovers/Bitcoiners out there now have a new online place that suits all their needs. Cointemporary claims to be the first online art gallery to work exclusively with cryptocurrency. The platform, described as a “temporary online exhibition of art for Bitcoin”, showcases the work of international artists. However, instead of featuring all the artwork in the same …

Weekly Round Up: the “Bitcoin Isle” project, new crypto-laws and Western Union hints at BTC adoption

Here is Bitcoin Examiner’s latest weekly round up with the most important news of the past week. Family of four goes on “Uncoinventional” journey using only Bitcoin A few weeks spent travelling across the United States using only Bitcoin to pay for every expense: this was how Catherine Bleish and John Bush spent the last …

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should be more involved with Bitcoin, says government report.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent U.S. government agency responsible for protecting consumers in the financial sector, was recently requested by another government agency to become more active in developing virtual currency policies. The request was made in a confidential May report published this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which is […]

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SBA Hosts Youth Entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement for Forum on Entrepreneurship

By Tameka Montgomery Last Wednesday, June 18th, SBA had the pleasure of hosting Junior Achievement USA and the teen competitors of Junior Achievement’s National Business Plan Challenge. Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. The organization has a reputation for preparing America’s best and brightest youth for entrepreneurship and business ownership and I was thrilled by their visit. We were able to talk to the students about how the SBA can help them be successful as they start and grow their businesses. These students embody all of the characteristics great entrepreneurs have—they are smart, inquisitive, dedicated and goal oriented—which should set them up for success in the future. During their visit, I had the opportunity to sign a Strategic Alliance Memorandum with Junior Achievement USA to solidify our mutual commitment to preparing our country’s young people for entrepreneurship and financial success. SBA’s Office of Advocacy’s April 2014 Newsletter noted that youth entrepreneurship has dropped around 23% over the last ten years and that only 2% of people under age 25 are self-employed. However, studies also show that a record number of young […]

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Mark Karpeles concedes that no more bitcoins will be found

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It has been a few months now since Mt. Gox, the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange website, shut its web portal doors. The company is now in bankruptcy after hundreds of millions of dollars of bitcoins were lost or stolen. However, the Mt. Gox CEO still believes that he can do a lot of good for […]

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