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    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    El Silicon Valley de Mรฉxico: Bitcoin and the Success of MeXBT.com

    April 26th, 2014 by hayden

    If you plan to visit Silicon Valley, where Spanish names lend a sense of grand antiquity to the ornate libraries, and colleges and government agencies that stand in the foreground of youthful exuberance and financial acumen, look for MexBT.com.?? Against this backdrop of orange-purple sunsets and the personal ambitions of men and women who understand the liberating power of technology and commerce, walk amidst the former apricot orchards and ramshackle birthplaces of corporate titans. Then do indeed follow those Spanish streets and travel through Paseo de la Reforma and the greenery of Chapulltepec Park – experience El Silicon Valley de México.


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    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    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
    Categories: General

    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
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    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
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    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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    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    The Greatest Case For Bitcoin

    February 18th, 2014 by hayden
    The greatest case for Bitcoin is not a matter of writing an elegant equation. We have no Einstein for such matters, though we have Doctors of Economics aplenty.

    Thankfully, there is one individual, himself a doctor, whose words reveal the folly of fiat money and the thievery of inflation. The doctor is none other than Dr. Evil.

    Hayden Gill reports. Read More
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    Categories: Columns, General

    Service with a (Virtual) Smile!

    February 9th, 2014 by hayden
    In the world of Bitcoins, we can win the loyalty of merchants, banks, countries and consumers by learning from the late Steve Jobs's example. Does this mean we should, even the Android and PC users amongst us, become masters of media and cult-like figures of unflinching devotion? Please.

    LTB Columnist Hayden Gill submits this piece. Read More
    Categories: General

    And Yet It Moves

    February 5th, 2014 by hayden
    In the war being fought for the future of Bitcoin, words are fiercely powerful and often poorly managed weapons.

    Hayden Gill weighs in today with another thought provoking piece, this time on how Galileo's experiance of running headlong into the astronomical status quo can be instructive to Bitcoin supporters. Read More
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    The China Syndrome

    January 27th, 2014 by hayden

    Practicing Quiet Diplomacy and Winning Mainland Acceptance of Bitcoins

    The China Question is a rhetorical issue of political, military and economic force. Its amorphous nature, changing from a matter of Cold War bellicosity to diplomatic engagement, converting yet again into White House summits and cultural exchanges, followed by massive investments and mutual bonds of financial interdependency, climaxed by "strategic competition"; it is this situation, nearly three-quarters of a century of revolution and upheaval โ€“ of five-year plans and great leaps forward, of famine, rapid industrialization and demands for personal liberty โ€“ it is this whirlwind of change, from communist power to capitalist excitement, that makes Chi... Read More