Response to Hülsmann & Hoppe from PFS 2012 Q&A session day two

Professors Hülsmann and Hoppe answer a question from the audience about Bitcoin around 32 minutes into the video here:http://propertyandfreedom.org/2012/12/day-2-question-answer-session-pfs-2012/This is a quick response to them.Hülsmann argues:”It’s anticipated in the system that under some circumstances you can create more units. So somebody is authorised. Because if you don’t, if you just keep the current supply, then […]

Prediction Market ‘Bets Of Bitcoin’ Available To U.S. Customers

By Jon Matonis Forbes Thursday, December 6, 2012http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/12/06/prediction-market-bets-of-bitcoin-available-to-u-s-customers/ Launched in August 2011, Bets of Bitcoin is an anonymously-operated prediction market using the cryptographic money bitcoin. Users from anywhere in the world can place bets on the yes or no outcome of future real world events, such as will gold surpass $1,800 per ounce by December […]

Bitcoin Central Licensed to Work with Payment Services Provider in France

This Friday, Bitcoin Central, a Bitcoin exchange based in France, announced what has already been hailed as a major step forward for Bitcoin: they are now licensed to perform many of the same functions as a bank. Soon, a Bitcoin Central account will have all of the core features of a standard bank account in […]

Email Address Fixed

If any of you were trying to get a hold of me over the last couple of months at [email protected], I apologize; the address wasn’t working.  It’s working again.

Digital Currency: A New Worry for Tax Administrators?

By David D. Stewart and Stephanie Soong Johnston TaxAnalysts Monday, October 29, 2012 http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/features.nsf/Articles/C1A7ED502DD2B84685257AAF0056A2A2?OpenDocument Controversies surrounding presidential candidates are old hat in a…

Bitcoin Magazine has New Ownership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 December 2012 ORLANDO – Bitcoin Magazine, the premier print and digital publication focusing on the new Bitcoin technology, has been purchased by a group of individuals well-known in the Bitcoin community, who are all dedicated to Bitcoin and its success. Coin Publishing LLC is the new entity based in Florida that […]

BitFloor and Bitcoinica Refunds Showing Signs of Progress

BitFloor and Bitcoinica Refunds Showing Signs of Progress The Bitcoin exchange platforms BitFloor and Bitcoinica, the two largest institutional victims of digital theft in Bitcoin history, have finally shown their first signs of genuine progress toward repaying their clients. On October 31, a court filing made by Tihan Seale in August to place Bitcoinica into […]

Payments Startup Balanced Innovates In Wrong Direction

By Jon Matonis Forbes Monday, November 26, 2012 http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/11/26/payments-startup-balanced-innovates-in-wrong-direction/ Under the maxim that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, only publicity, the Balanced star…

WalletBit Launches Bank Transfers for Merchants in Europe

WalletBit, the merchant platform that has begun rapidly growing in prominence and pushing itself as a mainstream alternative to BitPay this fall, has announced a new feature for merchants who are located in Europe: payment by bank deposit. Participating merchants can now accept Bitcoin without ever handling them themselves, instead having their earnings immediately converted […]

BitMessage: A Model For A New Web 2.0?

BitMessage: A Model For A New Web 2.0? Over the past twenty years, the democratization of cryptographic technology has brought us the potential for an unprecedented level of privacy, giving the common man the ability to browse documents, have conversations, and now, with Bitcoin, send money to people around the world without even the most […]

Donate to Wikipedia with Bitcoin

Many users in the bitcoin community support Wikipedia, and wish to donate to Wikipedia.Donate to Wikipedia with BitcoinWikipedia accepts many types of cash and non-cash donations, but they do not yet accept bitcoin.  Wikipedia reaches 450 million people around the world and is funded entirely by donations.While we share the community’s enthusiasm about having bitcoin […]

Block Reward Halving: A Guide

Recently, in the media surrounding Bitcoin, you may have heard about an event called the “block reward halving” that will soon be taking place in the Bitcoin network. Projected to take place on Wednesday at around 18:00 UTC, for the first time ever in Bitcoin history, the rate at which new bitcoins are generated will […]

I’m Alive!

So, it’s definitely been too long since my last post, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m still around. In October I took some vacation from my real job and made my way to San Francisco to meet up with the guys behind 20Mission, including…

Bitfinex: Bitcoinica Rises From The Grave

After the collapse of Bitcoinica six months ago, the business of margin trading, a service which at Bitcoinica’s peak attracted a trade volume almost as large as that of MtGox itself, disappeared from the Bitcoin ecosystem almost entirely. Since then, there have been a number of disparate efforts to bring margin trading back. Almost as […]