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Bitcoin Finding Growth, Stability at the Local Level

Annie Melton

Bitcoin Finding Growth, Stability at the Local Level

The infamous virtual currency is slowly gaining steam in the real world. Acceptance of Bitcoin at brick-and-mortar businesses has climbed steadily since the first exchange was established in early 2009, driven largely by merchants looking for a cheaper alternative to credit and debit card transactions…

As Offline Purchase Data Comes Online, Changes in Store for Local Marketing

Steven Jacobs

As Offline Purchase Data Comes Online, Changes in Store for Local Marketing

If exchange is the purpose of a marketplace, transaction data — information about who bought what from whom, and for how much — is its pulse. With 90% of transactions occurring offline, the growth of connected payments, and the subsequent ability for businesses and consumers to understand who’s buying what in the real-world, has deep implications not only for the local marketplace, but for the wider digital economy as well….