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The Spirit of CoinFest

When I first started organizing CoinFest, I never imagined what it would become. It used to be just a simple gathering of less than 100 Bitcoiners at Vancouver’s famous Wave Coffee House, come together to celebrate the love of cryptocurrency. Not long after, the team behind CoinTrader brought the world’s first Bitcoin ATM to the […]

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

“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 Source, and Decentralized Technologies, I […]

BitPay Releases Copay Beta – A New Multi-signature Wallet

The Atlanta-based company, BitPay, has been hard at work developing solutions for businesses and individuals in the bitcoin space, and from this, recently released a beta of their new multi-signature wallet, Copay. The wallet is completely open-source and aims to provide a multi-signature transaction that occurs on the blockchain and allows complete control of user […]

How Cryptocurrency Opened the Software Industry

Open source technology is fundamental to the cryptocurrency movement, and that’s a good thing. Bitcoin wouldn’t have the same appeal if it were copyrighted by a company, or if any of the underlying code were hidden from the public. The free and transparent nature of open source projects was necessary for the success of Bitcoin, and […]

Blocktech Launches A New Business Model for a New Era of Technology

This week, the Blockchain Technology Group, known as Blocktech, announced the creation of a business model for a new era of technology that will enable the cryptocurrency space to sustainably monetize a bitcoin business. Blocktech, led by CEO Devon Read and supported by a large group of some of the best and brightest in the […]

An Open Source World

“If you can, you should.” Never has this phrase been more applicable than in the realm of open source technology. For those not in the know, “open source” refers to any code or blueprint that has been deliberately made available for reproduction–basically, one not subject to copyright restrictions. Bitcoin, of course, is a prime example. […]

Funding Software with Bitcoin and Bountysource

This week the popular funding platform Bountysource announced that it will accept Bitcoin for developer and software funding efforts. Bountysource is a funding platform for open-source software, and is a place where users can improve the projects they are passionate about by creating or collecting bounties and pledging to fundraisers. By using the platform, developers […]