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    Bitcoin and the Three Laws of Robotics

    September 14th, 2013 by stan
    Invictus Innovations' president Stan Larimer wants to open your mind to new business; not what we can do in the markets of the future, but what those markets can do WITHOUT us. Distributed Autonomous Corporations may very well be the future of trustworthy business. For a robotic market to serve our human needs, however, the rise of DAC will need a proper foundation. Read More
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    The State of Cryptocoin Mining - Pt 2

    September 12th, 2013 by ron
    Ron Frazier descends into the mines! Returning to Let's Talk Bitcoin, Ron continues his journey through Cryptocoin mining for newcomers. With straight-forward explanations and a variety of resources, he shines light on the most complex and difficult technical aspects of Bitcoin in a way we can all understand. Read More
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    Why My Coworkers Think I'm Crazy

    September 11th, 2013 by dan
    It's safe to say that Dan Roseman is onboard the Bitcoin train. For better or worse, Dan knows he's a true believer. Sometimes he sounds a bit crazy, sure- but who are we to judge a man who stares into the unblinking eye of true Bitcoin madness? Read More
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    Declining to Regulate? Incredible.

    September 10th, 2013 by jeffrey
    With so many terrified Bitcoin entrepreneurs looking up towards the Feds and shouting "regulate us!" ...in what twisted reality would a government look down and whisper "no"? Believe it or not, it's happened- and if we know what's good for us, we should make sure it happens again and again. Read More
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    The Opportunity of Alt-Coins

    September 9th, 2013 by adam
    Are Altcoins just fighting a losing battle for relevance? Does a cryptocurrency have to outbid, outperform, and outlast Bitcoin to matter? Let's Talk Bitcoin host Adam B. Levine breaks away from the Bitcoin-centric views on altcoins to argue that, no matter what altcoin triumphs, crypto itself is the real winner. Read More
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    Overpaying For Security

    September 7th, 2013 by daniel
    The underlying 'hashcash' cryptography of Bitcoin is what makes it secure, but how well does it do its job? The current system has many hidden costs- costs that are being passed down to all Bitcoin users. Invictus Innovation's Daniel Larimer discusses what we're getting for our money, and if we're paying too much for too little. Read More
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    Primecoin Primer

    September 5th, 2013 by dan
    Primecoin has rocketed into headlines since its debut in July, and for good reason. It takes the enormous processor strain that Bitcoin would spend on verification and devotes it to "useful" work. Now, the success of Primecoin is opening the door to even bigger and better crowd-computing methods with even grander implications. Read More
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    The Pope, Bitcoin and the New Age of Man

    September 4th, 2013 by mark
    Pope Francis called upon the world to end the "cult of money" that has put greed ahead of human interests. Could Bitcoin answer his call? Mark Matthews compares the many spiritual perceptions of money and economy in the new age, and where the rise of Bitcoin will fit among them. Read More
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    Personal Clouds: Disrupting the Disruptors

    September 2nd, 2013 by john
    Following in the footsteps of Bitcoin, the personal cloud revolution is poised to reshape how we control our media and our identities. If we can decentralize the currency itself, after all, why not decentralize business? In today's guest blog, John Light explores the wide-open possibilities of personal clouds, a P2P market, and the many ways we can reinvent the way business is done. Read More
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    At What Price Legitimacy?

    August 31st, 2013 by george
    These are exciting times! Celebrities and news sites all are talking about Bitcoin. We all want Bitcoin to be legitimate. We all want the credibility of real acceptance. Are we really on our way there? Or are we doing it all wrong? George Ettinger suggests we check our priorities. Read More
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    Satoshi Square: the BTC Wall St.

    August 29th, 2013 by dan
    In May 2013, the first 'Satoshi Square' came together in New York. Vendors and buyers all gathered and bartered in a bitcoin bazaar. This ongoing movement is bringing flesh-and-blood sales and brick-and-mortar foundations to the otherwise virtual currency. How did this movement start, and where is it headed? Read More
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    An Insider's Take on Bitcoin Mining

    August 27th, 2013 by tuur
    In just a few short years, investing consultant Tuur Demeester went from cautiously aware of Bitcoin to helping found the mining startup CoinTerra. His story, from first spreading the word in Latin America to getting hands-on at the biggest conferences, in today's guest blog. Read More
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    Hayek to Satoshi and Beyond

    August 26th, 2013 by jeff
    Bitcoin's emphasis on denationalizing and depoliticizing money is a revolutionary idea, but not a recent one. The economist F.A. Hayek began a discussion about the future of currency in 1976, and his concepts have come a long way since. Is privatized currency an idea whose time has finally come? Read More
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    Separation of Bank and State

    August 24th, 2013 by mark
    Neither money nor government is inherently good or evil; when the two cross paths, however, something has to be done. "Perhaps we need government, but do we need government issued money?" Mark Matthews discusses the distant past and near future of currency; " Mankind must learn to vote with their money–but one that is free from political control." Read More
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    The Archetypes of Virtual Currency

    August 23rd, 2013 by sal
    Digital currencies are everywhere, but it's not simply a wave of Bitcoin imitators; many coins bend Bitcoin's rules in strange new directions, and some turn the original protocol completely on its head. From Freicoin to Primecoin to the Dude himself, there may be an altcoin that's just right for you. Read More
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    Respect Trust Framework: a New Constitution

    August 22nd, 2013 by john
    In May 2011, the European Identity Conference created the "Respect Trust Framework" as an outline for the future of handling personal data online. With the eruption of cryptocurrencies and communications surveillance, is that future already here? Guest writer John Light investigates. Read More
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    The State of Cryptocoin Mining - Pt 1

    August 21st, 2013 by ron
    In this article, I will examine the state of Bitcoin and Litecoin mining for individuals using actual examples of my own GPU mining and theoretical examples of ASIC mining. I do not personally own any ASICs at this point. In part 1, I will discuss what Bitcoin and Litecoin are and how they work as a currency. In part 2, I will examine mining in more detail and review whether it's profitable to mine or not. Read More
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    Crypto-Keys are Free Speech

    August 18th, 2013 by mark
    Some make the claim that Crypto-Keys are free speech and should be protected under the 1st Amendment. Other voices claim the anonymity of Bitcoin is its only flaw. voices are calling for greater transparency. It is needed, they say, in order for Bitcoin to evolve to its full potential, and unless Bitcoin adopts transparency it will lose market share to the crypto-currency that does. Read More
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    Stay Tuned

    August 16th, 2013 by adam
    Welcome to the new Let's Talk Bitcoin! Check back daily for perspective and new ideas on our Guest Blog! Read More
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    Bitcoin Goes to Washington

    August 15th, 2013 by bcohen
    The cash-like nature of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin seem to be fundamentally at odds with the identity-based financial systems weve used since the advent of the internet. Call it threat or legitimacy, the one thing we know is things won't stay the way they are now. Bitcoin is coming of age. Read More

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