Commentary

How to Destroy Bitcoin – Bits & Pieces #4

We love Bitcoin. A lot. So why would we want to destroy it? Well, for the most part, we don't. But if you've listened to our weekly podcast before, you may have heard us chatting a few times about how the only thing likely to displace Bitcoin is something better. So today, I'm talking about what could be better. If we really did want to destroy Bitcoin, how should we design an ultimate new currency?…

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What the Fork? – Bits & Pieces #3

The word 'fork' gets tossed around a lot in the Bitcoin world. Many people use it to mean different things. In today's edition of Bits & Pieces, I'll try to explain what Bitcoin forking is all about.

In the ancient years BC (before cryptocurrency), forking referred to changing a program's source code and creating a new, similar-but-different program. The differences could be as significant or as minor as desired. Today, in most computer-related contexts, the …

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Multisignature at Coinbase! – Bits & Pieces #2

In the future, I'll probably avoid writing about two topics so similar, two weeks in a row, but events worked out darn near perfect this time. Last week, I described how multisgnature Bitcoin addresses work and why they are so useful. Just two days later, Coinbase announced a new feature called Multisig Vault. You can now control your own keys when using Coinbase and the company has no ability to run off with your …

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Multisignature – Bits & Pieces #1

Welcome to this first edition of our new weekly Bits and Pieces column! I've decided it might be interesting to start posting some short and simple thoughts on specific topics. If a week's topic needs any definition or explanation, I'll provide it, then I'll throw in my own opinion. All in 500 words or less. Maybe slightly more today, accounting for this intro. Here we go!

So for our first topic: multisignature. What the heck …

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Will Bitcoin Recover from MtGox’s Collapse?

MtGox has been having some serious issues recently. I will summarize for those who may not know yet, but my primary goal here is not to describe every detail. Rather, I want to respond to these events and explain what I think it means for the future of Bitcoin. The exchange rate has already …

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The Evolution of Music and Money

By guest contributor, John Stuart

Hey all, my name is John Stuart. I’m an avid music fan with a passion for Bitcoin. There may not seem to be a whole lot of overlap between the two, but I hope to change that by the end of this article. I’ll stick to talking mostly about music, because that’s what I know, but I’m going to try to relate everything to Bitcoin. I hope you find it …

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Gift Bitcoins to Benefit the Entire Community

Merry Christmas from You, Me, and BTC! It is December 25th and you have probably already opened most of your gifts. Hopefully your shopping is complete as well, but if you still need a little something for that gift exchange, why not consider Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is new, revolutionary, and exciting. It would be easy to dismiss the idea of gifting Bitcoin simply because it is a little hard to understand and the recipient might not …

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Is Bitcoin In a Bubble?

The value of the Bitcoin has been making record highs recently. While many love this, others are concerned that the spike is simply a bubble. We have been here before. Early on in its existence, Bitcoin soared to $30 and then crashed. Later, we hit highs over $250 and then crashed again. Now we are well over $600 and some fear that this spike too is artificial. Will the price crash yet again? Are we …

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