Grant Awards Announcement – Q1 2013

We are excited to announce two grant awards for Q1 2013: TestNet Faucet, eWallet and Node Submitted by Piotr Piasecki Piotr proposed a new TestNet faucet, eWallet and Node in lieu of the now-defunct Bitcoin Faucet.   TestNet is an important tool for testing an application before release, and availability of TestNet bitcoins is a […]

Gavin Andresen – Core Development Update #3

Gavin Andresen – Core Development Update #3: Excerpts from the latest update from Bitcoin.org project lead Gavin Andresen (@GavinAndresen): “If you are using bitcoind or Bitcoin-Qt and you haven’t upgraded yet, you should: the new release [v0.8] is much faster and is more gentle on your disk drives.”-“[Foundation member Saivann Carignan is] redesigning the bitcoin.org […]

Core Development Update #3

Steady Progress Looking back on what has happened since my last update, the big news was the 0.8 release. If you are using bitcoind or Bitcoin-Qt and you haven’t upgraded yet, you should: the new release is much faster and is more gentle on your disk drives. You can get it from SourceForge. Steady progress […]

Bitcoin Exchange Deal Repatriates Assets To U.S.

By Jon Matonis Forbes Saturday, March 2, 2013 http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2013/03/02/bitcoin-exchange-deal-repatriates-assets-to-u-s/ Although the deal for Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange and CoinLab to partner on U.S. customer business was broke…

Re: Bitcoin Bubble 2.0 by Patrik Korda

Patrik Korda recently published an critique of Bitcoin: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/7761841-patrik-korda/1616371-bitcoin-bubble-2-0.I get agitated when I disagree with others, so I wrote a rebuttal.Competition under the network effectKorda’s…

Tabletop Bitcoin ATM Is Huge for Payment Privacy

By Jon Matonis American Banker Wednesday, February 27, 2013 http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/tabletop-bitcoin-atm-is-huge-for-payment-privacy-1057110-1.html It looks like a high school science project, but this countertop machine may be a bu…

Bitcoin Search Trend Hits 19-Month High

The recent BTCUSD exchange rate increase has left many wondering how much of it is just speculation based on all the recent good news in the Bitcoin economy (reddit, Mega adoption, Coinbase growth, Bitcoin gambling growth, new Bitcoin stores and servic…

Expect Blowback if KYC Rules Are Expanded

By Jon Matonis American Banker Tuesday, February 26, 2013http://www.americanbanker.com/bankthink/expect-blowback-if-kyc-rules-are-expanded-1057055-1.html The uncovering of an alleged $200 million credit card fraud scheme has triggered calls to expand know-your-customer rules. Those who prescribe ever-greater surveillance should be careful what they wish for. In what was described as a sprawling criminal enterprise stretching across dozens of states and numerous […]

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The Cashless Utopia Mirage

By Jon Matonis Forbes Sunday, February 24, 2013 http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2013/02/24/the-cashless-utopia-mirage/ David Wolman’s article The Anonymity Fantasy gets off on the wrong foot by claiming to know what we all “deserve” or “w…