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SnapCard: Filling the Gaps in Bitcoin’s Infrastructure

It’s not often that I have such an overwhelmingly positive experience with a merchant or service that I feel the need to recommend them publicly, so don’t take this lightly: SnapCard and the people who run it are pretty amazing. The service was excellent, the tech was fairly seamless and they didn’t charge me an […]

I love this Bitcoin/Winklevii prediction for 2014

The price of Bitcoin surpasses the price of the Dow. The Winklevoss twins, the largest investors in the digital currency, make tens of billions on a levered trade, surpassing Mark Zuckerberg on the billionaire list. In an ironic twist, the twins successfully execute a hostile takeover of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), change the company name back to […]

The Top 10 Bitcoin Rockstars at Inside Bitcoins in Vegas

1) Bobby Lee: CEO of BTC China (now the largest bitcoin exchange in the world), Bobby gave a presentation on Bitcoin in China, perhaps the most important panel of the entire conference.  He clarified what last week’s Chinese government announcement meant for the future of Bitcoin as both a regulated investment and payment system in China.  As […]

Bitcoin Launders Your Dirty Money

…but it doesn’t come out very clean In recent months, the public perception of Bitcoin has developed from little-known tech curiosity into one of the most exciting stories of the year. While Bitcoin can hardly be said to have come of age, it has built up substantial momentum toward entering the mainstream. On the way, […]

Pitching a Boston Serial Tech Entrepreneur on Bitcoin…

As I mentioned yesterday, I had lunch with a well-known Boston tech entrepreneur who has worked on six separate consumer tech ventures over the course of his illustrious career.  I won’t share his name, because I didn’t get his permission, but let’s call him Bob.  I spent an hour answering Bob’s basic Bitcoin questions and […]

An Excellent Defense of Bitcoin by Erik Voorhees

An Excellent Defense of Bitcoin by Erik Voorhees: An Open Letter to Peter Schiff A follow-up to the discussion on the Peter Schiff Show, December 2, 2013 (this has been emailed to Peter just now) Dea… Couldn’t have said it better myself, so I won’t.

I was right about Bitcoin’s weekend trading. Now it’s time to sell…

You know how most people like to say “I hate to say I told you so, but…”  Well, I’m not like that.  I am ecstatic to say “I told you so” regarding my Bitcoin Black Friday trade recommendation.  Not because I’m an egotist (although I am), but because two of you actually sought me out over the […]

Bittylicious Goes International

London: Bittylicious expands services to international market. Bittylicious, the UK-based startup enabling users to buy Bitcoins with British Pounds, has expanded its service into the Netherlands, South Africa and the Czech Republic. The new service enables users in the Netherlands to pay in Euros via SEPA. In South Africa, users may pay in S.A. Rand […]

Explaining Bitcoin: Greg Dean

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Explaining BitcoinIt occurred to me the other day that I’ve spent a lot of time explaining Bitcoin to people. There’s a sort of “standard formula” for explaining Bitcoin that works most of the time, but sometimes you run across a difficult point or just explain […]

Another Day in Bitcoin History:The Million Dollar Purchase

The challenging thing about writing the Bitcoin news is that there are so many things always happening that it’s difficult to decide what’s important and what isn’t. Even more difficult is sourcing your information in a culture built around anonymity and secrecy. Every once in a while, though, something shows up from an already-vetted, trustworthy […]

Wikipedia and Bitcoin: From Self-Organization to Specialization

Written By: Chang Jia (8BTC.com) Translated By: James Choi (8BTC.com) Edited By: Elizabeth T. Ploshay (Bitcoin Magazine) The California Department of Financial Institutions when issuing the ultimatum of a cease and desist order to the Bitcoin Foundation, perhaps made a mistake. The Bitcoin Foundation does not serve as a money transmitter. The Bitcoin Foundation was […]