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History of Bitcoin
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The money in your pockets has three basic traits – it’s tangible, centrally regulated and easy to counterfeit. Bitcoin is the exact reversal of it. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that operates independently without banking institutions and the government meddling into its affairs. There’s nothing physical about it – it’s all

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Despite some ups and downs over the years, Bitcoin is still hanging round as an alternative currency. There are those who still believe that the future is bright, and that Bitcoin may just represent the future of money. Indeed, we’re still pretty early in the life of the leading cryptocurrency.

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We have already learned the basics of the blockchain cryptocurrencies (like Bicotin) in WTF Is The Blockchain? A Guide for Total Beginners. Cryptocurrency exists solely in digital, and the chain is completely decentralized, enabling it to never just “go down.” Transfers are verified by the hard work of miners, who

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Responses to refugees this year have been dramatic, to say the least. Denmark has even run advertisements in Lebanon describing how terrible life would be for a refugee in their country. Support is, however, coming from one of the most unexpected places. FinTech evangelists are all about getting banking services

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Blockchain: the single most confusing term since Bitcoin. Everyone has a vague idea of what it does. It’s either the ultimate evolution of financial technologies, or a silly fad that can be summed up in the disconcerting phrase: “dogechain.” In reality, major companies around the world have already shown favor

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The global securities market is worth more than $100 Trillion. Any technology that would add efficiencies to the exchange, settlement and reporting of transactions happening in this market should be welcome. Blockchain has been in the news recently because, it has the potential to disrupt this industry through the use

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Bitcoin Exchange startup, Buttercoin is shutting down this week as they havent been able to generate new funding. Backed by investors included Google Ventures and Y Combinator, Buttercoin pulled in more than $1 million in funding in 2013. But then came the boom — with bitcoins soaring in value to

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International Business Machines Corp is considering adopting the underlying technology behind bitcoin, known as the “blockchain,” to create a digital cash and payment system for major currencies, Reuters first reported. The blockchain – a ledger, or list, of all of a digital currency’s transactions – is viewed as bitcoin’s main

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T- Mobile is now allowing its prepaid cellphone customers in Poland to pay cellphone credit with cryptocurrency. Amidst the speculation surrounding cryptocurrency this comes as a fresh relief for bitcoin enthusiasts. T- Mobile told Coindesk: “Our team is constantly looking for new opportunities, partnerships and cooperations with startups bringing great

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BitTorrent’s latest update is reportedly coming bundled with a software called Epic Scale, a Bitcoin miner that purports to use your ‘unused processing power to change the world.’ Epic Scale, a Window’s program allegedly being downloaded silently, uses the computer’s processor to mine a bitcoin variant Litecoin. Bitcoin.Inc was prodded

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