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YOBitcoin, a startup based in Austin that builds and maintains facilities for bitcoin mining, threw the first-ever “Just Hodl It” party at the SXSW film festival and tech conference on Tuesday.
House music played as guests danced and mingled. Barely-dressed bartenders poured shots. For one night only, Austin’s Rio club accepted cryptocurrency as payment for bottle service.
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In the news:
- Central banks would threaten the global financial system if they issued their own cryptocurrencies
- Crypto investors are hopeful that Mt Gox’s bitcoin sell-off will be halted until September
- A California asset manager has a cryptocurrency fund that’s up by 50% in 4 months
- A federal judge just made the first ruling on crypto — here’s what it says
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