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Bitcoin, less private than credit or debit transactions, is generally anonymous. Here are some distinctions between privacy and anonymity in bitcoin.
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Bitcoin companies continue to take a hammering from hackers. Where should they look for better security practices?
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CoinDesk speaks to USV principal Fred Wilson about his firm's recent investment in Coinbase and larger investment philosophy for the industry.
Posted on 24 January 2015 | 11:22 am
How Bitcoin Could Shake Up B2B PaymentsCoinDesk
“We only really have three suppliers who accept bitcoin
,” said Brim, who tries to persuade his trading partners to use it as much as possible. “Two are based in Israel, and one in Taiwan. We purchase maybe only 2% of the Tomcar vehicle's parts from ...
Posted on 24 January 2015 | 8:07 am
Bitcoin is great for business-to-business transactions, if both sides know how to use it. What happens if they don't?
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The North American Bitcoin Conference, held in Miami last week in, remains a biannual staple of the bitcoin conference calendar year.
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 12:20 pm
Double standards are like mosquitoes to me: after hearing their buzz for a while, I want nothing more than to shine a flashlight their way and swat them down mercilessly. One such double standard is the harsh way in which economists and commentators criticize Bitcoin technology, while at the same time taking for granted the financial system that they live under every day. Yes, the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is very volatile still, and the ecosystem that develops around them has been a Wild West so far. But in the six years of Bitcoin’s existence, the underlying technology—decentralized and open source in nature—has proven itself to be extremely robust and constantly evolving. Bad computer code is replaced over […]
The post How Bitcoin Compares to Fiat Currency’s House of Cards appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 10:21 am
Third-party payment processor EgoPay suffered a hack in late December, the company has confirmed in a blog post.
Posted on 23 January 2015 | 4:36 am
The Winklevoss twins have announced Gemini, a planned bitcoin exchange designed to appeal to US investors with a focus on compliance and security.
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CoinDesk speaks to OKCoin CEO Star Xu about his leading BTC/CNY exchange's new push to promote "real bitcoin use" in China and abroad.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 4:42 pm
Merchants who use the payments software platform Braintree in the US can enable bitcoin payments through Coinbase from today.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 11:10 am
Bill Gates has commented on bitcoin's possible future ahead of the release of the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation's annual letter.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 10:32 am
Jan 22. 2015 for BitcoinMagazine.com Those within the industry understand that one of Bitcoin’s most important features—and perhaps its true core innovation—is its decentralized structure. Bitcoin has no central control: no central repository of information, no central management, and, crucially, no central point of failure. And yet, most of the actual services and businesses built within the Bitcoin ecosystem are centralized. They are run by specific people, in specific locations, with specific computer systems, and they are susceptible to specific legal entanglements. This situation creates tension and certainly a little irony—we have a decentralized technology, yet most things existing upon it are centralized. To a casual observer, and even more to a cynical one, it may appear that the claim […]
The post Is Bitcoin Truly Decentralized? Yes – and Here Is Why It’s Important appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 9:52 am
BitFury Group has signed an agreement to acquire technology cooling solutions provider Allied Control.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 9:00 am
Self-enforcing smart contracts could prevent disputes in the sports world and ease pressure on the legal system, says a former professional player.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 5:27 am
Multi-billion-dollar retailer Rakuten is including a panel of bitcoin industry representatives at its first financial conference next month.
Posted on 22 January 2015 | 3:47 am
Pioneering crypto 2.0 project Mastercoin has officially rebranded as Omni in a bid to solidify its messaging in the face of criticism and competition.
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Federal investigators have confirmed that Brian Richard Farrell has been arrested in connection with black market website Silk Road 2.0.
Posted on 21 January 2015 | 2:00 pm
January 21, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tyler Evans 256-539-6100 BTC Media Acquires Bitcoin Magazine NASHVILLE, TN—BTC Media LLC, parent company of financial technology magazine yBitcoin and its website www.ybitcoin.com, has as of January 21, 2015 completed the purchase of Bitcoin Magazine from Coin Publishing LLC. Bitcoin Magazine is the first publication devoted exclusively to Bitcoin, the digital currency that burst onto the international economic scene as open source software in 2009. Magazine founders Mihai Alisie and Vitalik Buterin published their first issue in May, 2012 and later joined forces with Orlando, Florida-based Coin Publishing LLC to produce 22 issues. The magazine is mailed to subscribers worldwide, sold at Barnes & Noble bookstores and published online at www.bitcoinmagazine.com. BTC Media […]
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Posted on 21 January 2015 | 11:00 am
PayPal's Techxploration event is a monthly meetup held by the payments company. This month, bitcoin was its focus.
Posted on 21 January 2015 | 10:20 am
Bitcoin Magazine Is Better than Ever! Bitcoin Magazine is the oldest surviving media outlet in the cryptocurrency industry, dating back to its launch in 2012 (eons ago in Bitcoin time). Bitcoin Magazine has been there covering the highs and lows of the Bitcoin revolution, and to many of us it provided our first exposure to the future of money. More than anything, Bitcoin Magazine has been a resource and voice for the Bitcoin community at large–representing the most diverse groups of individuals in commerce today. However, as Bitcoin has grown from a nascent technology to a financial juggernaut, the magazine has faced challenges scaling itself to the ever-increasing needs of its core community, not to mention its expanding rings of […]
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Posted on 15 January 2015 | 11:41 am
Check out the Bitcoin Magazine Store, where you’ll find special values on single and bundled back issues of the authentic voice of the cryptocurrency community. Take advantage of the last remaining artifacts of the original Bitcoin Magazine–offering you a limited-time opportunity to complete your magazine collection and own a piece of Bitcoin history. As a gift to the Bitcoin community, we’ve also made all past issues available for download as DRM-free, pay-what-you-want PDFs.
The post Last Issues of Original Bitcoin Magazine on Sale Now! appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 11:39 am
Bitcoin has taken the world by storm. Yet when most people hear about it, whether for the first or the tenth time, they have one simple question: “What is it?” Like an automobile, Bitcoin is very technically advanced, and it can be extremely complicated, depending on how much you want to know about it. But also like an automobile, you don’t actually need to know much about Bitcoin’s technical details in order to use it—and in order for it to change the way you look at the world. Here’s what you need to know. Generally speaking, Bitcoin is two things: A payment network (“Bitcoin”); The currency unit used on that network (“bitcoins”). Thus, as both a payment network and the […]
The post What is Bitcoin? appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 11:27 am
January 21, 2015 My name is David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media LLC (better known as publisher of yBitcoin magazine), and I’m very proud to announce that we’ve officially acquired Bitcoin Magazine! I wanted to let you know first, prior to our official press release, in appreciation of your loyalty to Bitcoin Magazine. As you know, Bitcoin Magazine is the oldest media outlet in the entire cryptocurrency industry, dating back to its launch in 2012 (eons ago in Bitcoin time). Bitcoin Magazine has been there covering the highs and lows of the Bitcoin revolution, and to many of us it provided our first exposure to the future of money. More than anything, Bitcoin Magazine has been a resource and voice […]
The post A Letter to the Bitcoin Magazine Subscribers appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 11:26 am
We all have what feels like an intrinsic understanding of value, though it is actually learned as we come to know our world. A gold bar has value, an empty soda can, not so much. When we encounter new things it’s usually fairly easy to assess what kind of value they might hold, but Bitcoin is a different beast. Bitcoin is harder to define and understand, and for many beginning Bitcoiners the question of value is one of the most puzzling. So why does Bitcoin have value? To begin, we really need to understand why anything has value. Fans of post-apocalyptic fiction will often point out that in the end, the only things of real value are those that sustain […]
The post Why Bitcoin Has Value appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
Posted on 15 January 2015 | 11:22 am
I had the opportunity to sit down at Premier Studios with Trace Mayer as he got ready to attend this year’s Money 20/20 conference. Join us as Trace Mayer discusses the CEO panel of Bitcoin companies for Money 20/20, Bitcoin security, Bitcoin for beginners, investments in Bitcoin and much more! This is one interview you will not want to miss! For more info: Trace Mayer www.bitcoin.kn www.freebitcoinguide.com
The post Tatiana Talks with Trace Mayer about Money 20/20, Armory, and his podcast! appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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