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Apple Pudong Shanghai
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Will Apple launch their own currency in 2014? #5

Apple seem to banning apps like Coinbase from the App store and I played with The Jester's new app, Bitcoin Bud this week, it got me thinking about a blog post I wrote in 2012 - could Apple be planning a currency of their own? I chatted about this with App developer Dermot Daly of Tapadoo this week, and it seems he agrees it may be something Apple do in 2014 and he chats about the mobile commerce projects he's been involved with.
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Bitcoin, and the wallet wars.

Bitcoin was an experiment. Conceived as one of the first crypto-currencies, described first in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list. Bitcoin, introduced in 2009, is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities. So in the Bitcoin world there is no central authority.