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    Transparency and Technical Expertise

    March 19th, 2014 by hayden
    One of the aspects that is most loved about Bitcoin its transparency. Without transparency, how can one be certain that everything is working as it should? Transparent transactions call for transparent exchanges. Hayden Gill discusses the importance of this, and gives an example. Read More
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    The Search for a Spider Named Satoshi

    March 18th, 2014 by Submissions
    How is the book "The Spider and the Starfish" relevant to Bitcoin and the hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto? As Bitcoin is a decentralized network, it's important to make sure there doesn't become a point of failure. Logan Hanson explains how finding the real Satoshi would be detrimental to Bitcoin, and create a point of failure. Read More
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    Bitcoin and 3D Printing

    March 17th, 2014 by Submissions
    How are Bitcoin and 3D printing similar? Can these technologies work together, and how? 3D printing also works in a decentralized manner, but we can broaden and better define the relationship here. Ether Dais explains the similarities and how innovative both Bitcoin and 3D printing are. Read More
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    Neither a Meltdown nor a Mortal Wound

    March 15th, 2014 by hayden
    Both the so-called experts and mainstream media claim that Bitcoin is unstable both as a currency and an investment. If you can't trust your money with the war machine, where, then, should one entrust their livelihood? Hayden Gill discusses how the fallout of Mt.Gox isn't the end of Bitcoin and gives context to the situation. Read More
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    CoinApparel Manifesto

    March 14th, 2014 by Submissions
    A frequent question that we hear when we explain Bitcoin to others is, "Well, where can I spend Bitcoin?" It seems like there's more and more merchants each day that are accepting crypto-currencies as payment, and CoinApparel is the newest. Their motivations and philosophies are explained. Read More
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    REVIEW: Verso Cards

    March 13th, 2014 by dan
    Bitcoin is a new technology, with innovative ideas arriving on the marketplace all the time. Verso Cards are a physical representation of a Bitcoin wallet that you can carry with you, with an unencrypted public address on one side and an encrypted private key on the other. Dan Roseman provides a review of this product and its features. Read More
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    Understanding the Blockchain

    March 12th, 2014 by letstalkbitcoin
    With new technology comes new concepts. For many, we don't know how it works if we aren't in the field, working with it every day. Joachim Neumann explains the basic concepts of the blockchain and how it works. Read More
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    Experiments in Cryptocurrency Sustainability

    March 11th, 2014 by john

    Bitcoin mining has its uses, and is very valuable. However, it uses a lot of energy. There are other methods and ideas that can still provide a cohesive and secure network. John Light provides some insight and analysis of these alternative methods.

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    The Avenues of Exodus - Part 2 of 2

    March 10th, 2014 by g_instrument
    The various monopolies that the government holds onto are breaking, but how can we further that concept? Information in the internet age is a powerful tool. In part 2 of this 2 part essay, Greatest Instruments further delves into the concept of breaking these monopolies. Read More
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    Breaking The Fourth Monopoly – Part 1 of 2

    March 8th, 2014 by g_instrument
    Governments have had monopolies on various aspects of our lives, including knowledge and violence. But what about another monopoly? The one that involves currency? In part 1 of a 2 part essay, Greatest Instruments discusses these different monopolies and provides some insight into breaking the monopoly on currency. Read More
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    Failure is an Option

    March 7th, 2014 by andreas
    With all of the talk of the end of Bitcoin because of the failure at Mt.Gox, sometimes it's hard to hear the voices of those that are saying it's a good thing. LTB host Andreas M. Antonopoulos discusses why we shouldn't look at the failure as a bad thing, but instead something that should happen in a free market. Read More
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    Securing Your Bitcoins

    March 6th, 2014 by john

    In addition to not trusting your money with a third party for an extended period of time, there are other ways to secure your bitcoins, including cold storage wallets and two factor authentication. John Light breaks down these methods and provides resources for those seeking stricter security for protecting their wealth.

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    A BitRose by Any Other Name...

    March 5th, 2014 by daniel
    What does it mean to be 'decentralized'? Can a decentralized company be regulated? Only on its fringes: only at the enter and exit points can mainstream regulation and laws be enacted. Daniel Larimer clears up some confusion regarding decentralized autonomous companies and explains the concepts behind BitShares. Read More
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    Through the Bitcoin Looking Glass

    March 3rd, 2014 by Submissions
    Bitcoin is a new world for many people, and there's a lot to learn. Whenever a new idea shakes the foundation of the status quo, there are new philosophies that people have to explore and adopt. Ryan Walker, an Independent Consultant and freelance writer who is interested in fly-fishing, music, hard work and Bitcoin, muses on what the mainstream is missing out on and why they should learn more. Read More
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    South of the Border and Northward to Success

    March 2nd, 2014 by hayden
    Bitcoin has few entry points where regulation can really effect it, and exchanges is a major one. Hence, new Bitcoin exchanges are hard to come by. Hayden Gill reports on a new exchange in Mexico, MeXBT, and how Bitcoin can once again transcend borders. Read More
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    Cooperation Within Bitcoin

    February 27th, 2014 by Submissions
    The basis of Bitcoin is cooperation with other people and entities to achieve goals. Using consensus - not exactly unanimity - we can reach agreements using the tools we have within Bitcoin and protocols built on top of it. Ryan Nill uses some real world examples of this while explaining how this works. Read More
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    What Would Jeff Bezos Do?

    February 26th, 2014 by hayden
    More and more merchants, especially eCommerce merchants, are accepting bitcoin as payment. Some of the larger merchants like Overstock have jumped on board, but everyone is waiting to see what Amazon will do with Bitcoin, if anything. Hayden Gill explores some thoughts behind such an endeavor, and how that could be accomplished. Read More
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    I Had My First Bitcoin Pizza and it Was Delicious

    February 25th, 2014 by Submissions
    Small businesses are seeing the value of accepting bitcoin, both online and brick and mortar stores. The 10,000BTC pizzas are famous in the bitcoin space, but The Pizza Guys in Dubai are also taking the currency. Oliver Brochu-Dufour shares the story of a small pizza place and how they've gone viral with their business. Read More
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    MTGOX is Sulking

    February 24th, 2014 by adam
    If you can't be a shining example, at least be a horrible warning. MTGOX is doing the hard thing, hair aflame so you and I can learn the lesson. It's not the first time and it's painful for everyone involved every time, so lets hope this one sticks.

    LTB Editor Adam B. Levine submits this editorial on the reason behind the silence at MTGOX Read More
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    Caution: Watch for Falling PTS

    February 22nd, 2014 by stan
    On the last block found in February 2014, Invictus will take a snapshot of PTS Balances and award them about 1.33 BTS per PTS they hold at that time. These BTS will be made available in March by importing their Bitcoin and PTS wallets into a new BitShares X wallet they can download.

    Invictus Innovations' Dr. Charles Evans & Daniel Larimer bring us up to date. Read More

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