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Finally, A Bitcoinica Replacement?

A new Bitcoin exchange / leveraged trading service is set to launch in the coming weeks. Going by the name of “Kraken,” it will be the first site to offer leveraged trading since the beleaguered Bitcoinica went offline last year. It will also be a Mt.G…

SatoshiDice – A Test Case for Bitcoin Gambling

Early on, in was apparent that the online gambling scene had the potential to benefit from Bitcoin. Obviously I was not alone in that thinking, as dozens of Bitcoin gambling sites seemingly sprung up overnight, most of them looking like they were co…

Bitcoin in 2012: By the Numbers

Our humble digital currency continued to show resilience in 2012, growing in all respects and steadily building its user base. The expression “slow and steady” is a fitting descriptor; let’s take a look at the stats: The rate of downloads of t…

Fear Not Deflation

By Jon Matonis Forbes Sunday, December 23, 2012http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/12/23/fear-not-deflation/We should not be afraid of deflation. We should love it as much as our liberties.  –Jörg Guido Hülsmann Deflation in the context of bitcoin has been cited frequently in the popular press as a detriment to its widespread adoption. For example, famed Keynesian economist Paul Krugman ridiculed […]

BitPay will be at CES2013

BitPay will return to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2013, bigger and better than last year! January 8-11, 2013 – Las VegasWe have an all new booth design, a corner aisle location, and many more exciting upgrades.  Over 150,000 people att…

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays to all the Bitcoiners out there, and may your 2013 be full of independent financial awesomeness!