bitcoinmagazine.com Archives - 02 October 2014, Thursday

  • Magic, Fraud, or Sufficiently Advanced Technology? Part II: Technical Structure

    bitcoinmagazine.com 30 Sep '14, 6pm

    Part I introduced some of the challenges in the way of the public understanding of how Bitcoin works, and summarized the strategic roles of the open source software model, peer-to-peer networking, and digital signatures. Part II concludes by discussing hashing and the essential roles ...

  • Uncoinventional Travel Guide: A List of the Best Travel Related Bitcoin Companies

    bitcoinmagazine.com 30 Sep '14, 6pm

    Catherine Bleish, MPA (@TheBitMom) runs TheBitMom.com blog and podcast. She also hosts an online bitcoin consignment shop at ConsignBit.com. You can follow her journey toward a more voluntary and natural life through the SovereignLiving.com blog or the SovereignLiving.tv reality show....

  • Crowdfunding Platform Swarm Announces First Decentralized Demo Day

    bitcoinmagazine.com 30 Sep '14, 12pm

    Applications have officially opened for Swarm’s first class with projects to be launched on the 5th of November Sept 30, 2014 — The Bitcoin­powered crowdfunding platform Swarm (http://www.swarm.co ) has announced that its first class of five projects will launch on the 5th of November...

  • Magic, Fraud, or Sufficiently Advanced Technology?: Part I

    bitcoinmagazine.com 29 Sep '14, 4pm

    Arthur C. Clarke’s third law famously states: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” What Bitcoin makes possible can at first seem almost magical, or just impossible (and therefore most likely fraudulent or otherwise doomed). The following describes th...

  • The First Blockchain Wedding

    bitcoinmagazine.com 27 Sep '14, 11pm

    “For better or worse, till death do us part, because the blockchain is forever – Joyce and David, 10/5/14” I met Joyce in the Philippines in the spring of 2007. We were introduced by a mutual friend, and we both immediately decided that there was NO way we could ever get along. She ca...

  • Greenpeace Now Accepting

    bitcoinmagazine.com 23 Sep '14, 1am

    Completely independent organization Greenpeace announced today that it now accepts donations in bitcoin, becoming the latest charitable institution to adopt the digital currency into its operations. Greenpeace devotes its efforts to ensuring a “healthy planet for current and future ge...

  • Billionaire Bitcoin Cats

    Billionaire Bitcoin Cats

    bitcoinmagazine.com 22 Sep '14, 3pm

    Cats are worshipped. They are the most popular pet in the world. People who own cats have a strange and strong obsession with these furry and elusive creatures. This deep respect, admiration and possible obsession is very noticeable now that we’re all on the Internet. I think it’s saf...

  • Innovative Business Models For The Music Industry #bitcoin

    New Business Models For The Music Industry

    bitcoinmagazine.com 21 Sep '14, 8am

    The panel discussion on Sept 18 in New York’s prestigious Premier Studios in Times Square about the role of cryptocurrencies for innovative business models in the music industry was very illuminating for lots of different reasons. First of all the panelists and the moderator spoke ext...

  • Why The Bitcoin Price Dropped Today

    bitcoinmagazine.com 18 Sep '14, 11pm

    The post was written by Ian Worrall of Sembro Development LLC Normally in the Bitcoin world sudden price fluctuations ranging from $10-$30 can be attributed to market manipulation by large holders of the virtual currency. However, when the price changes greater than $30 in a short per...

  • Why We Need to Support the Bitcoin Comic: “Show before you tell” was what I was told when I tried writing fict...

    Why We Need to Support the Bitcoin Comic

    bitcoinmagazine.com 16 Sep '14, 4pm

    “Show before you tell” was what I was told when I tried writing fiction at age fifteen on breaks from computer programming. It’s often harder to engage than explain, something that the Bitcoin world hasn’t succeeded at. This will change with the Bitcoin comic. Like almost everyone who...

  • Bracing for Bitcoin in Buenos Aires

    Bracing for Bitcoin In Argentina

    bitcoinmagazine.com 15 Sep '14, 5pm

    There are two economies fighting in Buenos Aires: the black market economy and the official economy. Their territories are well established, and on the line between them, is Florida street. Driven by the blue dollar exchange rate, and the need to service a store-of-value for its users...

  • Coins in the Kingdom Brings Magical Internet Money to the Magic Kingdom #bitcoin

    Coins in the Kingdom Brings Magical Internet Money to the Magic Kingdom

    bitcoinmagazine.com 15 Sep '14, 4pm

    Coins in the Kingdom Brings Magical Internet Money to the Magic Kingdom (ORLANDO, FL) The College Crypto Network has teamed up with Jason King of Sean’s Outpost and M.K. Lords of Bitcoin Not Bombs to bring the exciting world of bitcoin to the happiest place on earth—Disney World. Coin...

  • Does Bitcoin’s Price Affect Business?

    Does Bitcoin's Price Affect Business?

    bitcoinmagazine.com 15 Sep '14, 4pm

    Have you ever wondered if the price of bitcoins affects bitcoin business? Could this be a reason for businesses not to accept a volatile currency? Do sales plunge when the price drops? I started doing a little investigating into whether it does or it doesn’t, and I was somewhat surpri...

  • Workshop Cafe Launches San Francisco's First Bitcoin Teller Machine

    bitcoinmagazine.com 12 Sep '14, 11pm

    Last night, Workshop Cafe proudly hosted the grand opening of San Francisco’s first Bitcoin Teller Machine (BTM). This particular machine is made by BitAccess and features the somewhat unique and very much sought-after feature in that it allows users to buy and sell Bitcoin for USD. E...

  • Farm In Michigan Growing Local Bitcoin Economy

    bitcoinmagazine.com 02 Sep '14, 4pm

    In Ann Arbor, Michigan there is a plot of land called Arbor Hills Farm, an organic farm that leases land from bigger property called the Tilian Farm Development Center, where vegetables and livestock are cultivated. The products are then sold to members of the community through a syst...

  • Cryptolina

    bitcoinmagazine.com 30 Aug '14, 8am

    As a young blogger in the Bitcoin world, my job consists of a lot of waiting. Waiting for that dude to email me back, waiting for my articles to be published so I can get paid, just waiting. A few weeks ago while waiting, however, I got an interesting email. My friend John Scianna hit...

  • [Live Video Stream] SF Bitcoin Meetup @ Geekdom

    bitcoinmagazine.com 27 Aug '14, 2am

    Ryan Taylor, a native of northern California, is a twenty first century renaissance man who firmly believes in making the world a better place through art and technology and making the web a better place through collaboration and transparency. An accomplished photographer, graphic des...

  • and Austrian Economics

    bitcoinmagazine.com 26 Aug '14, 11pm

    This is a guest post by Ben Best Bitcoin and Austrian Economics Austrian Economists are harsh critics of government central banks (such as the Federal Reserve System of the United States – a name intended to obscure its role as a central bank, unlike the Bank of England). Austrian Eco...

  • Renowned Psychic Now Accepts

    bitcoinmagazine.com 26 Aug '14, 6pm

    Richard Ravenhawke is sitting across from me, on his Android phone, as I type this. He has a great energy about him, very relaxed. He wears a big claw around his neck, on a thick gold chain. His eyes are kind, and he’s been through a lot in his life on this earth. We’re sitting in my ...

  • Issue 22: What You Need To Know About Bitcoin

    Issue 22: What You Need To Know About

    bitcoinmagazine.com 22 Aug '14, 3pm

    The Bitcoin community has shown me that nothing can stop a group of people who are passionate in their beliefs. In our case, we believe everyone in the world deserves the right to financial freedom. My goal is to make sure everyone can see that this Bitcoin movement has the power to c...

  • We’re on a Mission from Doge: Burning Man Part I #Dogecoin #Bitcoin

    We're on a Mission from Doge: Burning Man Part I

    bitcoinmagazine.com 20 Aug '14, 1am

    “Let us leave good sense behind like a hideous husk and hurl ourselves, like fruit spiced with pride, into the immense mouth and breast of the world! Let us feed the unknown, not from despair, but simply to enrich the unfathomable reservoirs of the Absurd!” As a proponent of Open Sour...

  • Dos and Don'ts of Talking #Bitcoin with Noobs

    Dos and Don'ts of Talking Bitcoin with Noobs

    bitcoinmagazine.com 19 Aug '14, 4am

    If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you know a thing or two about bitcoin. You can prognosticate about prices and harangue about hash rates with the best of ‘em. Despite that, you’re still part of a minority, at least according to Bloomberg . Fewer than half of Ameri...

  • Building a Bitcoin Economy: How to Make the Transition

    bitcoinmagazine.com 19 Aug '14, 3am

    Feeling lost? See parts one and two of this guide. The Bitcoin community has made great strides in spreading adoption so far. Businesses accepting Bitcoin have popped up all over the world, and in many cities like Vancouver, we’re starting to experiment with spreading vertically along...

  • How Bitcoin Can Transform Art

    How Bitcoin Can Transform Art

    bitcoinmagazine.com 19 Aug '14, 3am

    This story originally appeared in Bitcoin Magazine Issue 21 . “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” -George Bernard Shaw Art is an undeniable feature of society. They have always been a part of our humanity. Unlike sciences, which have predictable la...

  • @Cryptolina Article. August 15/16

    US Mint Director Takes on

    bitcoinmagazine.com 12 Aug '14, 2pm

    The next upcoming Bitcoin convention is in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 15th and 16th. Interestingly Cryptolina.com will have as keynote speaker Edmond C. Moy, the 38th Director of the US Mint as well as Adam Draper, Founder/CEO of Boost VC. The Raleigh/Durham area in North Carol...

  • Free, Unlimited, Forever – BitPay’s New Pricing Plan Bitcoin

    bitcoinmagazine.com 05 Aug '14, 4am

    BitPay continues to break down barriers for merchants looking to accept Bitcoin. The payment processor launched an exciting new pricing plan for businesses that will ultimately eliminate every hesitation for whether a company should accept Bitcoin as payment for products and services....

  • Bitcoin Payment Protocol Explained

    Payment Protocol Explained

    bitcoinmagazine.com 29 Jul '14, 12pm

    What do you do with bitcoin? Why, you spend it of course! Or more precisely you pay for something or some service using it. The specific process to pay using bitcoin is called the Bitcoin Payment Protocol and it is codified in a document called BIP70 . A BIP is a Bitcoin Improvement P...

  • Buying Your Next Car with Beepi

    bitcoinmagazine.com 28 Jul '14, 12pm

    If you are looking to purchase a pre-owned vehicle with Bitcoin, look no further – Beepi has made it a possibility. With the help of BitPay, the California-based company has integrated bitcoin payment support for its continually expanding line-up of pre-owned automobiles. Beepi has be...

  • The Truth About Bitcoin – Dispelling Common Myths About The Digital Currency: Bitcoin has become frequently ta...

    The Truth About Bitcoin – Dispelling Common Myths About The Digital Currency Bitcoin

    bitcoinmagazine.com 28 Jul '14, 11am

    Bitcoin has become frequently talked about in the financial media. Despite this the general public is still relatively under informed when it comes to this digital currency. In a January 2014 poll it was found that only 25% of US adults were familiar with Bitcoin. This means that ther...

  • Bitcoin and Marx’s Theory of History

    and Marx's Theory of History

    bitcoinmagazine.com 25 Jul '14, 3pm

    This article first appeared on page 26 of Issue 21 . You probably don’t think about Marxism when you think about Bitcoin. To most people, Marx is known as the guy who didn’t like private property and capitalism in general. Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency with the ability to encourage market...

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