Exponential Finance: Our Children Won’t Know a Bank Teller from a Chimney Sweep

Exponential Finance: Our Children Won’t Know a Bank Teller from a Chimney SweepWe’re in New York this week to bring you coverage of Singularity University and CNBC’s Exponential Finance conference. Bitcoin, blockchain, mobile banking, peer-to-peer lending, AI financial advisors, insurance and driverless cars, and more: The financial world will undergo significant change in the coming years. Come here for […]

 

Bitcoin had a terrible 2014. And 2015 isn’t looking too hot either.

Bitcoin had a terrible 2014. And 2015 isn’t looking too hot either.

Last year was not kind to Bitcoin. And 2015 already looks as if it could be just as tough for the digital currency: Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp went offline this week as it investigated a security breach; bitcoin prices fell from about $320 at the beginning of the year to roughly $270 this week, according to industry site CoinDesk.  […]

 

Bitcoin: Going from Deceptive to Disruptive

Bitcoin: Going from Deceptive to Disruptive

Bitcoin is moving from its Deceptive phase to a very Disruptive phase. This post is going to explain why, and what you may want to do. I’ve been tracking Bitcoin since its inception, and my confidence has grown to the point where I’m now trading in a portion of […]

 

Payments, Technology, and a Curve with a Kink in It

Payments, Technology, and a Curve with a Kink in It

I spoke recently with Bill Barhydt, the IT professional who holds the distinction of having given the first ever TED talk on Bitcoin. He gave that talk back in February 2012, when a Bitcoin would sell for $2 and few knew what the heck it was. This year, he […]

 

More Small Businesses Embrace Bitcoin

More Small Businesses Embrace Bitcoin

@ online.wsj.com

Adam Sah accepts Bitcoin at his Buyer’s Best Friend Wholesale & Mercantile stores in San Francisco. Having the latest technology can help a small company stand out against the competition. And that is perhaps the biggest reason Bitcoin, a nascent system using virtual currency to make payments online, has […]

 

Meet Litecoin, Bitcoin’s little brother (Wired UK)

Meet Litecoin, Bitcoin's little brother (Wired UK)

@ wired.com

Litecoin Priced out of the Bitcoin market? Look no further than Litecoin , an alternative cryptocurrency that’s gaining popularity fast. When we first wrote about Bitcoin, back in May 2011 , we asked whether the same forces that are changing the entertainment, media and communications industries could affect global […]

 

Utopian Anonymous Cybercurrency or Dangerous Speculative Bubble?

Utopian Anonymous Cybercurrency or Dangerous Speculative Bubble?

@ escapefromamerica.com

Already bigger than some sovereign currencies, the world’s most widely used alternative currency, Bitcoin, has broken the $1 billion in value mark recently. Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency based on open-source, peer-to-peer protocol, was introduced in 2009 by a pseudonymous developer going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, and […]

 

Is Content the New Currency?

@ fastcoexist.com

Between the endless Euro drama and the Bitcoin brouhaha, currency has been much in the news of late. Most people would probably name the US Dollar as the dominant currency in this day and age. While that may be true in one sense, is today’s preeminent currency even still […]

 

Founder of Lamassu will sell ATMs for Bitcoin withdrawal

@ upstartbizjournals.com

Wimages (6)ant to invest in the cyptocurrency known as Bitcoin? You could go to Mt. Gox , fill out an application and wait to be registered with the online marketplace. Or you can wait until Friday when the iconoclastic founder of Lamassu releases the company’s first Bitcoin ATM, accepting […]

 

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Journey Begins

@ forbes.com

Bitcoin in the real world Day 1 . On Tuesday morning, I emptied my wallet of all of the cash and credit cards before I left my house. Many journalists have been writing about the mechanics of buying Bitcoin and the resulting heart palpitations as they watched the dramatic […]

 
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