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Mobile money transfer apps are getting popular — among them giant PayPal’s Venmo, and Square Cash. Among them Circle is unique, because it didn’t begin as a way to take U.S. dollars from your pocket and put them into your friend’s. Until this week, you could only use the app to send people bitcoin, the virtual currency. More →

The official start of the MIT Bitcoin Project, where each student will receive $100 in the crypto-currency, is fast approaching. The school’s freshman have arrived in Cambridge, classes begin tomorrow, and the various “rush” events at the school are set to take place. As soon as the busy start to year concludes, the project is scheduled to begin.

As part of the Bitcoin Project, the organizers of the initiative held a startup competition called BitComp this summer to promote innovative ways to leverage Bitcoin, on campus and beyond.More →