AuthorCalvin Tran

Calvin Tran is a filmmaker attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is interested in economics as a way to see the world and inspires him to create media that illustrates the power of freedom and technology in improving all of our lives.

MIT Student Bookstore, The COOP, to Accept Bitcoin

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's student bookstore 'The COOP' announced plans to begin accepting Bitcoin through payment processor BitPay, making them the first major university bookstore to accept the cryptocurrency. In such a vibrant, young Bitcoin community, this could be a huge way of introducing Bitcoin to the future's brilliant minds. [divider]CCN[/divider] As BitPay Co-Founder...

Bitcoin Film: Crypto For The Masses

Cryptocurrencies have such immense social implications and as social unrest worldwide continues to grow, more films are being made to broadcast the growth and power of change that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have on the future. I’m here to help you sift through them. [divider]CCN[/divider] 'Crypto for the Masses' is a film coming from Israel and has made quite a bit of buzz on...

Fereshteh Forough and Roya Mahboob; Co-Founders of the Women's Annex Foundation Talk Bitcoin

Last Monday night at the Bitcoin Center of New York City, the room was filled with reverence towards the presenters Roya Mahboob and Fereshteh Forough as they shared their experiences in creating the Women's Annex in Afghanistan and their integration with Bitcoin to facilitate their mission of education and empowering women in their area. [divider]CCN[/divider]   What is the Women's Annex...

NYDFS Promises Bitcoin Foundation More Information on BitLicense

The New York Department of Financial Services promised to provide the Bitcoin Foundation with more information on draft 'DFS-29-14-00015-P,' "Regulation of the conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses," or otherwise known as the BitLicense, after the Foundation had filed with the NYDFS yesterday with concerns and comments, in accordance to the New York Freedom of Information Law for "any risk...

Bitecoin: Gotham Cookies accepts Bitcoin in NYC

Welcome to Bitecoin, where CCN's Calvin Tran reviews food bought with Bitcoin. I have tested my taste-buds on some delicious cookies from a local baker, Liz Bresler of Gotham Cookies. The BitPay recently did a small profile for their blog. Gotham Cookies is a New York City-based artisan cookie company. They offer a wide range of flavors, from the irrepressible Chocolate Chip and Cookie-n-Creme...

Chamber of Digital Commerce; Can it centralize Bitcoin's political efforts in the US?

Perianne Boring, President of the newly formed Chamber of Digital Commerce, held a presentation at the Bitcoin Center of New York City on Thursday, July 31st. In her presentation, Ms. Boring went through a number of points describing the functions and actions that the Chamber is anticipated to take on. Perianne had these words: "We're looking to build a full government affairs suite of services...

VeriCoin Party at the Bitcoin Center NYC; Major success and tons of fun

On Monday, July 28, the Bitcoin Center of New York City hosted the first ever VeriCoin Party. Starting at 7pm, Monday evening, people from all over came to the Bitcoin Center for a night of good-ole Crytpo fun. What is VeriCoin? "[VeriCoin] is a proof-of-stake currency. We have a feature where you can pay for anything [where] Bitcoin is accepted with VeriCoin, right in the wallet. So, it's a...

'The Corporation' film attempts to use cryptocurrencies for media ploy

If there's anything I hate as I go through the press releases and news tips here at CryptoCoinsNews, it's the businesses, films, and crowdfunding campaigns that attempt to use cryptocurrencies as a media ploy, a chance to get a few articles here and there, simply by mentioning Bitcoin. This one takes the cake. After ten years from the original release of 'The Corporation' (2003), Kat Dobbs is...

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