30 Jun '13, 12pm

#cryptocurrencies: #bitcoin and everything that game thereafter.

Just like the IP protocol, bitcoin is the culmination of several important advancements, all combining to form a paradigm-changing innovation. The Internet Protocol was not just an arrangement of headers and payload. It also represented the triumph of packet-switching, layered protocols and distributed routing algorithms — four or five critical innovations, combined in a single implementation that changed the world. Bitcoin is a combination of several innovations, arranged in a novel way: a peer-to-peer network, a proof-of-work algorithm, a distributed timestamped accounting ledger and an elliptic-curve cryptography and key infrastructure. Each of these parts is novel on its own, but the combination and specific arrangement was revolutionary for its time and is beginning to show up in more innovations outside bitcoin itself. Take a look around bitcoin and you will quickly ...

Full article: http://radar.oreilly.com/2013/06/the-crypto-currency-ecos...

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Regulatory Responses to Bitcoin: 2013 Edition

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I invested in Bitcoin. You should, too.

venturebeat.com 01 Jul '13, 6pm

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