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    Gemini announces crypto wallet usable at Whole Foods and Baskin Robbins; eBay teases acceptance

    Consensus 2019 brings news of using crypto at the cash register

    Now you’ll be able to spend your whole crypto wallet at Whole Foods, and soon you may be able to bid on CryptoKitties at eBay. Growing adoption of cryptocurrency payments by mainstream companies was the big theme that emerged on the first day of Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 13. The Winklevoss twins’ Gemini announced that major retailers—ranging from Whole Foods to Nordstrom’s—were accepting crypto payments. Meanwhile, online marketplace eBay teased it may soon take virtual currencies with ads and a show sponsorship.

  • Winklevoss twins launching Gemini Cryptobus campaign in New York CIty, January 2019. (Photo by Gemini Twitter)
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    Winklevoss twins hit the streets to take on Coinbase and Robinhood for retail customers

    Gemini launches Bitcoin giveaway to battle two giants

    In a surprise announcement over the weekend, Tyler Winklevoss, co-founder & CEO of crypto exchange Gemini, tweeted, “Let’s play a game: Spot the @Gemini Crypto Bus. Reply to this tweet with your pics and #CryptoBus, best one wins 1 bitcoin (BTC). Right now they are in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Happy hunting!”

  • Charlie Shrem at Ben's Deli in Manhattan (Ken Kurson)
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    Winklevoss twins end lawsuit against Charlie Shrem

    The case, over the alleged theft of 5,000 bitcoins, has ended with no damages

    Charlie Shrem has come out on top of his legal dispute with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. Two months after Winklevoss Capital Fund was ordered to pay Shrem $45,000 in court fees after a federal judge overturned an order freezing more than $30 million of Shrem’s assets, the case was dismissed with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled. Both sides agreed to pay their own costs as part of the agreement.