SpectroCoin Integrates WoraPay’s Payment Network for Merchants in Eastern Europe

Through an integration of the European payment network, WoraPay, users of the London-based Bitcoin mobile wallet SpectroCoin now can spend bitcoin at numerous Eastern European merchants. Paying merchants with bitcoin is done indirectly, however. Users’ fund their WoraPay accounts with bitcoin sent from their SpectroCoin wallets, and then pay the merchant with euros through their phone. Though WoraPay has its own mobile wallet, the company also opened its payment network to third-party wallets. This gives other mobile wallets access to a growing number of merchants across Europe that accept WoraPay. The payment network is especially popular in Eastern Europe and only recently has got traction in Western Europe. “[The] key requirement for currency is its liquidity. And, differently from most […]

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Scarlett Johansson stars in fake ‘Black Widow’ movie trailer for ‘SNL’

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) — Scarlett Johansson sent up her {i:Avengers} film franchise by appearing in a {i:Saturday Night Live} trailer for a faux standalone Marvel movie focused on her character Black Widow. “Does Marvel not know how to

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New ‘Star Wars’ cast to be featured on cover of Vanity Fair

The June issue of Vanity Fair will feature the cast of the upcoming {i:Star Wars: The Force Awakens}. The photographer for the cover is Annie Leibovitz, who is known for doing portraits of influential figures. The {link:characters featured on the

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Rights group: U.S.-led airstrike in Syria kills more than 50 civilians

ALEPPO, Syria, May 3 (UPI) — The U.S.-led coalition bombing Islamic State forces in Syria killed over 50 civilians in airstrikes northeast of Aleppo on Friday, according to a human rights monitoring group. At least 52 people from six different

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Britain will reach max Internet capacity in 2023, tech experts say

LONDON, May 3 (UPI) — The British government might have to impose restrictions on Internet use at some point in the future, scientists warn, because the current infrastructure cannot support consumers’ demand for online video. At the current usage rate,

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Facebook to begin hosting entire news articles

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 3 (UPI) — Facebook will soon begin hosting entire news articles from popular sources. According to the {link:Wall Street Journal: “http://www.wsj.com/article_email/facebook-offers-to-let-publishers-keep-revenue-from-certain-ads-1430515600-lMyQjAxMTA1MDA5MTQwNzE3Wj”,nw}, the social media network will make it so whole news articles can be read within

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