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Bitcoinomics, Chapter 13: Hacking Bitcoin

[heading]Hacking Bitcoin[/heading] In the Bitcoin network’s transaction database, the original entry has a note by Nakamoto that reads as:  “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink…

5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous

[heading]5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous[/heading] Last Monday the DHS was sent a letter from the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental…

Bitcoinomics, Chapter 12: Bitcoin Mining

[heading]Bitcoinomics, Chapter 12: Bitcoin Mining[/heading] “I am pretty confident we are the new wealthy elite, gentlemen.” – Atlas

Germany Recognizes Bitcoin As “Private Money”

[heading]Germany Recognizes Bitcoin As “Private Money”[/heading] Is Bitcoin legitimate? Is Bitcoin illegitimate? This is something for individuals to decide, not countries. But, what does it…

Bitcoinomics, Chap. 10: Bitcoin Uses

[heading]Bitcoinomics, Chap. 10: Bitcoin Uses[/heading] “Right now Bitcoin feels like the Internet before the browser.” – Wences Casares, Technology Entrepreneur

Bitcoin To Replace Pennies & Nickels?

[heading]Bitcoin To Replace Pennies & Nickels?[/heading] In this month’s edition of Futurist magazine, an article asked experts what they did not expect to be around…

Bitcoinomics, Chap. 9: Responsibility & Bitcoin

[heading]Bitcoinomics: Responsibility and Bitcoin[/heading] “There are 3 eras of currency: Commodity based, politically based, and now, math based.” –  Chris Dixon, Technology Investor 

Facebook Entering PayPal’s Payment Processing Turf

[heading]Facebook Entering PayPal’s Payment Processing Turf[/heading] With Facebook looking at PayPal as possible new competition, the social media behemoth is look beyond the obvious solution…

A Silver Lining In Golden Opportunities?

[heading]A Silver Lining In Golden Opportunities?[/heading]   “Bulls don’t read. Bears read financial history. As markets fall to bits, the bears dust off the Dutch…

Bitcoinomics, Chap. 8: Using Bitcoin In Business

[heading]Bitcoinomics, Chap. 8 Using Bitcoin In Business[/heading] “[Bitcoin is] very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I’m better with code…

Bitcoinomics, Chapter 7: Getting Started With Bitcoin

[heading]Bitcoinomics, Chapter 7: Getting Started With Bitcoin[/heading] “Bitcoin is the beginning of something great: a currency without a government, something necessary and imperative. But I…

5 Things Silverbugs Could Learn From Bitcoiners

[heading]5 Things Silverbugs Could Learn From Bitcoiners[/heading] Amongst goldbugs and silverbugs there was at first a deep-seated skepticism of Bitcoin. A virtual currency? Backed by…

Bitcoinomics, Chapter 6: The Bitcoin Market

[heading]Bitcoinomics, Chapter 6: The Market[/heading] “I am getting less and less sympathetic to individuals who refuse to upgrade their payment methods.” – Trace Mayer 

Could Gold Still Hit $1,600 By Year’s End?

[heading]Could Gold Still Hit $1,600 By Year’s End[/heading] More and more people all the time are allocating increasing amounts of their financial portfolios into precious…

Bitcoinomics, Chapter 5: Bitcoin Fundamentals

[heading]Bitcoinomics, Chapter 5: Bitcoin Fundamentals[/heading] “It seems to me that simple altruism can suffice to keep the > network running properly.” – Satoshi Nakamoto

Bitcoinomics Chapter 4, Historical Precedents For Bitcoin

[heading]Bitcoinomics Chapter 4, Historical Precedents For Bitcoin[/heading] “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing opponents and making them see the light, but rather…

Bitcoinomics, Chapter 3: What is Bitcoin?

[heading]3. What is Bitcoin?[/heading] “Yes, [we will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography,] but we can win a major battle in the…

Bitcoinomics, Chapter 2: Who Is Bitcoin?

2. Who is Bitcoin? “Can you bootstrap a currency when it’s doing this crazy price fluctuation thing as people become interested and then become not…

Bitcoin Book

Bitcoin Book

The Timely New Science Of Spending: Experiences>Commodities

[heading]The Timely New Science of Spending: Experiences>Commodities[/heading] Former Regulatory Czar for President Obama urges YOU to vacation. Wait…what? In a new article, the Havard professor…

Gold’s Best Rally Since 2011

[heading]Gold’s Best Rally Since 2011[/heading] Hedge funds guessed right when they bet on a gold rally before prices went onto to their biggest two-week gain…

The Strained Supply Line of Silver Buying

When in 2008, the price of silver took a 50% haircut, demand did not.  At the time, I heard reports of bullion dealers in the…

These Indicators Suggest Buying Silver

[heading]These Indicators Suggest Buying Silver[/heading] Since the onset of 2013, silver is down 35.5% through the weekend. It is the worst commodity of 2013. So,…

Buying Silver In 2012, A Look Back

If silver’s performance in 2012 could be summarized in one period, then 12/18-12/20 is it. After months of coordinated attacks on silver, sometimes brutal beatings…

10 Things You Must Know About Bitcoin

[heading]10 Things You Must Know About Bitcoin[/heading] If you’re new to Bitcoin, chances are you are very interested in the concept, but there are some…

How The NSA Scandal Is Good For The Bitcoin Economy

[heading]How The NSA Scandal Is Good For The Bitcoin Economy[/heading] The NSA is bullish for Bitcoin. With each passing revelation, a new and far-reaching picture…

The Coming Bitcoin Welfare System

[heading]The Coming Bitcoin Welfare System[/heading] Bitcoin creates a unique opportunity for a revolutionary new way of welfare: p2p. Bitcoin is considered by too many a…

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