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Blockchain returns to the App Store with a totally rewritten wallet app for users of Apple's iPhone and iPad.
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This is a guest post by Naomi Brockwell. The media tends to focus on doom-and-gloom stories, because sensationalist headlines attract larger audiences. However, when journalists go so far as to misrepresent facts and sway the public in one direction or another, these stories can be dangerous. This is especially true when talking about a new technology that has the potential to change lives for the better. Public opinion can mean the difference between this potential being realised, or crushed completely. That is the situation with Bitcoin. The media frequently talks about Bitcoin now, but often misrepresents the facts. Coverage tends to focus on the negatives. Stories about money laundering, drug trading, exploded exchanges, and price crashes predominate. The coverage rarely […]
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 7:00 am
If you are looking to purchase a pre-owned vehicle with Bitcoin, look no further – Beepi has made it a possibility. With the help of BitPay, the California-based company has integrated bitcoin payment support for its continually expanding line-up of pre-owned automobiles. Beepi has become the first peer-to-peer marketplace to allow customers to purchase cars with bitcoin, further solidifying the role of digital currency in mainstream applications. Buying a car is a person’s second largest financial purchase and the integration of bitcoin payments further supports the company’s mission to create the most hassle-free way to purchase a vehicle online. What Beepi is doing is commendable, eliminating the stressful barriers that are often associated with purchasing an automobile. In addition, the […]
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 6:00 am
Bitcoin has become frequently talked about in the financial media. Despite this the general public is still relatively under informed when it comes to this digital currency. In a January 2014 poll it was found that only 25% of US adults were familiar with Bitcoin. This means that there is still significant room to educate the general public about the advantages of using a peer-to-peer digital currency. To address some of those knowledge gaps here are some of the most common myths about Bitcoin as well some of its key benefits. Myth #1: Bitcoin is no different to any other digital currency There have been many other digital currencies in the past, including Beenz, Liberty Dollars and eGold. However these […]
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Posted on 28 July 2014 | 5:22 am
For the first time ever in human history, we can create unforgeable documents. This is thanks to the Blockchain. The Blockchain is a peer-to-peer ledger, owned by nobody, that creates and records all digital currency transactions using mathematics. The blockchain uses the computing power of the global public to solve these cryptographic problems that confirm transactions made using a digital currency such as bitcoin. The blockchain also stores aspects of each transaction made using the currency; small transactions can be made in which any information is permanently stored; forever. Promises can be made and enshrined on the blockchain. This new form of promise, however, is different than the often broken ones we as humans are accustomed to. They will never […]
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Christina Gagnier, a Californian tech lawyer and business owner, is the latest congressional candidate to accept bitcoin donations.
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In this week's mining roundup, a Las Vegas mining convention is set for October and reports say BTC Guild is considering closure.
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Dario Di Pardo spent $46k on bitcoin mining hardware. Which companies came good on their promises?
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 9:55 am
Meet the Bitcoin Fans Behind Offline Messenger goTennaCoinDesk
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demographic is a perfect target consumer for goTenna because bitcoiners quickly understand goTenna's technology and appreciate our commitment to privacy and decentralisation,” explained Daniela Perdomo via email. Not that the ...
Posted on 27 July 2014 | 3:45 am
CoinDesk speaks to CEO Charles Allen to debunk misconceptions about the company and its goals in the bitcoin space.
Posted on 26 July 2014 | 7:20 am
CoinDesk sits down with Huobi's Wendy Wang to talk about the exchange's international ambitions.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:36 pm
A lawsuit filed by Chicago rapper Kanye West against the developers behind Coinye West has concluded.
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Stefan Thomas is one of the more talented and respected developers in the space. An old hat at this young technology, he has been making waves as the CTO of Ripple labs. In a recent effort he has set his sights on smart contracts technology. The designs and implementation he and his team have come up with are interesting, to say the least. In a white paper entitled Smart Oracles, we see described a novel, simple, and flexible approach to smart contracts. In such a system, rules can be written in any programming language, and contracts can interact with any service that accepts cryptographically signed commands. The paper also includes an implementation of smart oracles, called Codius (based on the […]
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:02 am
This article first appeared on page 26 of Issue 21. You probably don’t think about Marxism when you think about Bitcoin. To most people, Marx is known as the guy who didn’t like private property and capitalism in general. Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency with the ability to encourage markets by breaking down the worldwide barriers created by multiple national currencies, doesn’t seem like it has much to do with him. You would probably think that Marx wouldn’t like Bitcoin. But I don’t think so. I believe if Marx were around today he would see Bitcoin as an excellent example of his Theory of History in action; a global system, with roots in the crisis’ of capitalism, that will bring the world […]
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:49 am
The Corporation Film’s Crypto Challenge from Hello Cool World on Vimeo. For its 10th year anniversary, “The Corporation” is raising money for a re-release shown to 1,000 schools across North America. Their original fiat campaign closed at $30,000, and they’re hoping for a match from the cryptocurrency community. Campaign creator Kat Dodds is making this a race to the top for a special thanks section of the film that will feature the logos of the contributing cryptocurrencies. Students across 1,000 schools will receive a free lesson in corporate literacy and be exposed to Bitcoin for the first time. The updated version of the film will feature Bitcoin’s logo and explain to the audience how the film was able to get […]
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:34 am
This guide is a continuation of a previous article at http://bitcoinmagazine.com/13104/building-bitcoin-economy-stimulate-adoption/ If you or someone in the area has been preaching crypto for a while, you probably have a few nearby businesses accepting Bitcoin by now. This is an important first step, and worthy of celebration over a few Bitcoin beers. Bitcoin evangelism never sleeps, however, so it’s time to grow the seeds you’ve sown into a sustainable Bitcoin economy. But before you get started, heed what I’ve learned from my latest efforts. When you first bring cryptocurrency adoption to a community, it’s necessary to rely on promises of publicity, delivered in the form of organized events and media attention. The novelty will soon wear off, however, and you can’t volunteer […]
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 9:29 am
Following criticism, Latvian airline AirBaltic has done away with its €5.99 charge for flights purchased with bitcoin.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:48 am
The exchange says strange movements in volume statistics stem from price stagnation and its switch to a new domain.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:09 am
Two ministers have given new guidance on tax and accounting rules for bitcoin, but some advice varies, say commentators.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 4:11 am
The National Assembly of Ecuador has created a new electronic currency, while banning bitcoin and other decentralized alternatives.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 9:52 pm
Bitcoin entrepreneur Barry Silbert is stepping down as CEO of SecondMarket to focus solely on bitcoin ventures.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:02 pm
Gaming PC specialist Alienware, an independent company owned by Dell, is now officially accepting bitcoin.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:43 pm
CoinDesk provides a visual recap of The North American Bitcoin Conference, held last weekend in Chicago.
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