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Unlocking The Secrets Of Cryptocurrency: An Interview With Ethereum Co-Creator Taylor Gerring

Eric Douglas | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

Outspeak caught up with two cryptocurrency experts, Ethereum co-founder Taylor Gerring and crypto commentator David Seaman, to get their thoughts on the evolution of cryptocurrency, and what comes next.

3 Reasons Why Every Portfolio Should Have Bitcoin

John Rampton | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Bitcoin is known for its aggressive bull trends. There are many risks associated with owning bitcoin such as volatility and keeping your coins secure from hacks. That said, there are also many positive benefits for including bitcoin in your portfolio.

Components of a Bitcoin Application

John Rampton | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
John Rampton

The blockchain technology behind bitcoin isn't just going to change financial industry. It's going to revolutionize everything from contracts to voting through the construction of internet applications. But, what exactly are the components of these of applications?

Things I Think Might Be Bitcoins, But I'm Not Exactly Sure About

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 12.10.2015 | Comedy

By now, you've no doubt heard of the term "bitcoin." If you understand what bitcoins are and how they work, you're probably a very smart person and al...

Former Federal Agent Sentenced To 6 Years For Stealing Silk Road Bitcoins

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A former U.S. federal agent was sentenced to 78 months in prison on Monday for stealing bitcoins during the government's in...

More Charities Are Accepting Bitcoins To Tap Into A Younger Pool Of Donors

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Save the Children is thinking ahead when it comes to the ages of its donors -- that's why it decided to go digital. “We want to remain contempora...

Bitcoin Revisited: Focus on Alternative Currency Masks the Power of Blockchain Technology Innovation

Tilman Ehrbeck | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Tilman Ehrbeck

The notion of national currencies and fiat money is central to modern economies and government financing. I can't see a world in the foreseeable future, where sovereign nation states give up the control over what currency must be used for conducting its business.

Bitcoin: Is it an Economic Equalizer or a Tool for Conflict and Crime?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The general acceptance of Bitcoin could have profound consequences, leading to a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and a more stable society. But in order for that to happen, there are two important things we must do.

Bitcoin Belongs to the People, Not the 1% Super Rich

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

We must not allow this new "Freecoin" to be owned or bought and sold with real money. For the moment that a currency becomes interest-bearing and is subject to transaction and storage charges, it becomes a tradable commodity itself and it loses its equalizing value.

Understanding Bitcoin

David Bergstein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
David Bergstein

Through recent conversations with various friends and colleagues, it has become apparent that Bitcoin is somewhat of a mystery to the majority of the population. The common query, even among seasoned investors, is inevitably, "What is Bitcoin?"

Bitcoin, Identity, and Decentralized Auctions

Yevgeniy Vahlis | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Yevgeniy Vahlis

It's an exciting time for people working on products and services that bring years of research to consumers. I am looking forward to seeing the evolution of digital identity in the near future, and how technologies, such as Bitcoin, will influence its development.

FEC Unanimously Approves Bitcoin Donations For Political Committees

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Election Committee said on Thursday that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to politic...

The Bitcoin "Crisis" Explained and 5 Reasons It Can't Be Killed

Michael Phillip Nelson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Michael Phillip Nelson

Despite all the misinformation, resistance and doomsday prognostication along the way, Bitcoin has and will continue to defiantly weather the storm.

29th Annual April Fool's Day Parade

Joey Skaggs | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Joey Skaggs

The New York April Fools' Committee Announces: New York City's 29th Annual April Fools' Day Parade "Everybody Must Get Stoned" For three decades, Ne...

Will Bitcoins Become the People's Federal Reserve?

Fred Lundgren | Posted 05.23.2014 | Money
Fred Lundgren

Henry Ford said, "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there wou...

Bitcoins Continue Gaining Popularity as B2B Collection Company in Florida Accepts Them

Craig Agranoff | Posted 05.17.2014 | Miami
Craig Agranoff

The fact that Bitcoin has stretched into the Commercial debt recovery arena proves that they're becoming more viable as a currency choice.

Bitcoins and Animal Spirits

Said Elias Dawlabani | Posted 04.30.2014 | Business
Said Elias Dawlabani

For a few years I've been warning about the dangers inherent in the digital currency bitcoins. Not because of the virtues of its creators, but because...

Jon Stewart Calls Bitcoin 'The Tamagotchi Of Currency'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.28.2014 | Comedy

Well, it's official: Bitcoin has gone mainstream. "The Daily Show" opened Thursday's show by addressing the Internet-only money, or as Jon Stewart ca...

People Are So Scared Of Losing Bitcoins, They Print Them Out And Hide Them

Reuters | Noel Randewich and Julie Gordon | Posted 04.30.2014 | Technology

By Noel Randewich and Julie Gordon SAN FRANCISCO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Some savvy bitcoin investors have a solution to cyber-thieves an...

Feds Are Investigating Mt. Gox And Other Bitcoin Businesses, Sources Say

Reuters | Emily Flitter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology

By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Manhattan U.S. Attorney has sent subpoenas to numerous companies that do business with Mt. Go...

Whither Bitcoin? Or Wither, Bitcoin?

Christopher Meyer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Money
Christopher Meyer

Bitcoin is managed by a peer network; it is a currency not under the control of any government. Some argue this means it will be a low risk global currency, not buffeted by the performance of any national economy.

The Great Bitcoin Debate, Again.

Jesse Seaver | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Jesse Seaver

Consumers need to understand the finality of making a purchase with Bitcoins, accept the volatility of the market, and accept the risk of protecting their digital wallets.

Bitcoins Going Crazy in Israel

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Micah D. Halpern

Bitcoin, the new currency traded only online, has been met with skepticism and hesitation by many people in many parts of the world. Not so in Israel. In Israel, Bitcoins rule.

Will Mortgages Ever Be Transacted in Bitcoins?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Money
Jack M. Guttentag

That this question gets asked with increasing frequency is an indication of how far the bitcoin phenomena has come.

So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

Mary Buffett | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Mary Buffett

It's fair to say that it has been a couple of rough months for Bitcoin, the once ballyhooed Internet currency. Just as it moved from the shadows into...