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Bitcoin: A dummy’s guide to buying and making your own

Bitcoin: A dummy's guide to buying and making your own

09 Feb 2014 / New Scientist – WANT to buy bitcoins, but not sure where to start? It isn’t for the faint-hearted – owners must look after their coins and be prepared to ride out volatile prices. Even the developers warn that the virtual currency is experimental

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Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world

Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world

06 Feb 2014 / New Scientist – The virtual currency is about more than money – the real innovation is what people are doing with the technology it is based on BITCOIN has been called many things, from the future of money to a drug dealer’s dream

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Marc Andreessen Talks Up Bitcoin’s Bright Future

Marc Andreessen Talks Up Bitcoin’s Bright Future

03 Feb 2014 / Tech Week Europe – During a panel session at the Open Compute Summit on 29 January in San Jose, California, celebrated Internet browser pioneer turned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explained why he’s bullish on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, as well as the hardware that

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Cointerra promises free, specced-up boxen for late shipments of first gen miners

Cointerra promises free, specced-up boxen for late shipments of first gen miners

03 Feb 2014 / The Register – Texas-based Bitcoin hardware shop Cointerra has shipped the first batch of its TerraMiner IV $6,000 Bitcoin mining boxes. At a ceremony held at their Texas office they handed one over to local customer Jake Gostylo. As is traditional for Bitcoin

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Bitcoin firm Hong Kong Crypto Exchange mum on backers’ identities

Bitcoin firm Hong Kong Crypto Exchange mum on backers' identities

02 Feb 2014 / South China Morning Post – Hong Kong’s latest bitcoin exchange is set to become the city’s best funded even amid questions about the identities of its backers. A refusal by those running Hong Kong Crypto Exchange to name the local people who have

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Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

Hopkins researchers are creating an alternative to Bitcoin

02 Feb 2014 / The Baltimore Sun – Inside a drab computer lab at the Johns Hopkins University, a team of researchers is trying to build something that has never existed before: a digital currency that changes hands completely in secret. Its name is Zerocoin. The untraceable

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8 Multiple Identities For Bitcoin

8 Multiple Identities For Bitcoin

01 Feb 2014 / Startup Management by: William Mougayar Every Internet user should do their best to understand Bitcoin, because Bitcoin and the Internet are about to get joined at the hip. When the Internet started to get commercialized around 1995, we often described it as multi-purpose

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What Is Bitcoin? 11 Things You Need To Know About The Digital Currency

What Is Bitcoin? 11 Things You Need To Know About The Digital Currency

28 Jan 2014 / Huffington Post Ca – The rise of Bitcoin marks the first time you’ve probably heard the words “trendy” and “currency” uttered in the same sentence. And given the momentum it’s seen lately, both in international headlines and on exchanges, the buzz around digital

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Bitcoin: The Currency Of The Future?

Bitcoin: The Currency Of The Future?

27 Jan 2014 / Forbes – Saturday January 25, marked the start of the Miami Bitcoin conference.  When I first told my partners I planned to attend, one asked “Why go to a conference when you can read about it on Wikipedia?”  There were two answers to

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Bitcoin and the Fictions of Money

Bitcoin and the Fictions of Money

27 Jan 2014 / NY Times – How should we think about a currency like Bitcoin? The first thing to remember is this: Money is a sort of collective fiction. What money we choose to trust says much about how we see the world. Above the simplest

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