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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:42 am
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
BlueCoin is very serious about their chosen theme. Taking cue from the cultural antics of the Dogecoin community, the founders of BlueCoin have been trying to give it something of a personality. They announced an official BlueCoin afterparty to the North American Bitcoin Conference on BitcoinTalk with a blue-tinted model, and others dressed in BlueCoin superhero-esque outfits were there to amuse guests. So what’s it all about? BlueCoin has nothing to do with colored coins, the Bitcoin 2.0 application. Like RedCoin, BlackCoin, WhiteCoin, YellowCoin and others, BlueCoin is another alternative cryptocurrency that backers claim is superior to Bitcoin, and hope will come to supplant it. A new block is generated every minute, yielding faster transaction confirmations, and the mining difficulty adjusts each […]
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:00 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
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
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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
Why Bitcoin May One Day Split Into Black and White CoinsMotherboard
Rumors are swirling that as governments move to integrate and legitimize bitcoin
, it could have a divisive and lasting effect on the virtual payment system. Forcing regulations on bitcoin
could divide the digital currency into two camps: coins that are ...
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:40 am
The exchange says strange movements in volume statistics stem from price stagnation and its switch to a new domain.
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Two ministers have given new guidance on tax and accounting rules for bitcoin, but some advice varies, say commentators.
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:49 pm
The second day of Coin Congress in San Francisco leaned heavily on investment, adoption and technology issues.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:30 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
CoinDesk provides a visual recap of The North American Bitcoin Conference, held last weekend in Chicago.
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Big news should cause big price moves, right? Apparently not, as long stable BTC prices declined below $600 today.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:02 pm
Can Bitcoin Be Stable Long Term?Bloomberg
July 24 (Bloomberg) -- BitPay Co-Founder and Executive Chairman Tony Gallippi Bloomberg Businessweek's Brendan Greeley discuss how Bitcoin
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 12:11 pm
New York-based bitcoin exchange Coinsetter has lowered fees to 0.10% following its official launch.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 9:38 am
Rookie driver, Alex Bowman, is embracing the use of Bitcoin in what is the first chance to bring Bitcoin to the NASCAR stage. A press release from the team was released this morning. BITCOIN AND NASCAR COME TOGETHER IN THE FIRST CROWDFUNDING EFFORT FOR A SPRINT CUP DRIVER Alex Bowman, rookie driver for BK Racing, embraces the use of Bitcoin and emerging payment technologies. STATESVILLE, NC — JULY 24 — Today, NASCAR driver Alex Bowman and his team, BK Racing, announce their support of a Bitcoin crowdfunding effort, named Bitcoin23, to bring a Bitcoin themed car to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The campaign starts today and runs until August 20, and will be instrumental in the continued growth […]
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Posted on 24 July 2014 | 7:20 am
Rookie driver Alex Bowman has joined a crowdfunding campaign to bring a bitcoin-themed car to the Sprint Cup series.
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The Australian bitcoin firm has reported its first quarterly earnings since it was re-listed on the ASX.
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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 11:06 pm
The first day of Coin Congress consisted of opinions on the NYDFS framework and an interesting BTC trading presentation.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 9:04 pm
A US district court has ordered Tibanne KK to cancel the auction of Bitcoins.com after a protest from CoinLab.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 4:10 pm
New Chamber of Digital Commerce president Perianne Boring shares how she aims to change bitcoin's perception in Washington.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 2:00 pm
AirBaltic may be the first airline to accept cryptocurrency, but the transaction fee is missing the point of bitcoin.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 12:31 pm
Transaction network ZipZap has announced that consumers across 34 countries will soon be able to use its cash-to-bitcoin services.
Posted on 23 July 2014 | 10:44 am
CoinDesk speaks to the developers behind the first of what could be many Intuit products integrated with bitcoin.
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Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:15 am
Some people ask me why I love Bitcoin so much, given that I (at the time of this writing) don’t have very much. I wear Bitcoin shirts, talk about it way too much, and have convinced dozens of businesses to adopt it–I even got a Bitcoin tattoo on my left shoulder, paid for in BTC. No wonder they ask. Usually, I just shrug it off (the question, not the tattoo), and say that I hate the government. That is fairly correct, but it’s not the real reason I’m so passionate about cryptocurrency. While Bitcoin certainly is able to fix some of our world’s biggest problems, and I’d like to think my motivations are as logical as that, the deeper reasons are more […]
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Posted on 22 July 2014 | 4:59 pm
We are living in a new world. As Andreas Antonopoulos put so eloquently, “now that we have crypto-currencies, it’s not sovereignty that determines currency, it’s currency that creates sovereignty.” Bitcoin has helped declare independence for the Internet, and it appears it will continue to disrupt the status quo until that independence is recognized. If we’ve learned anything from P2P technology, it’s that our rules bend around the tech, not the other way around. But if our rules bend around the tech, could we one day be living in a world where our borders do too? Take the concept of decentralized autonomous states, or society if you like. The idea is that a political faction could be distributed throughout a global […]
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