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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.

Spend 11 Minutes To Finally Learn What Bitcoin Is

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

You've heard of Bitcoin. But do you have any idea what it actually is? Our friends at Elite Daily are here to help you. In the time it takes to wa...

Bitcoin: the New Era of Wildcat Banking

Jason Gordo | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Jason Gordo

Bitcoin transactions, unlike credit card purchases, are irreversible. If you buy merchandise with bitcoins and the merchant fails to deliver, that money is now securely in his hands. There will be no third party company to go to bat for you

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...

Everything You Need To Know About The Reclusive Genius Who Founded Bitcoin

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Technology

The identity of Bitcoin's creator has long been shrouded in mystery, even as the crypto-currency has skyrocketed in popularity and value. The creat...

Bitcoin: Money, Currency or Something Else?

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

While I agree that Bitcoins are different from US dollars, I disagree with the argument that Bitcoins are less valuable than dollars. Bitcoins are a commodity, just like gold or copper or coal.

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...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 2/28/14

John Zipperer | Posted 04.30.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

From Jan Brewer's big decision to mayhem in Ukraine, see if you've been paying attention to the big happenings this week. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out.

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...

This Could Be The End Of The Line For Bitcoin

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Technology

This is why Bitcoin can't have nice things. The unregulated digital currency beloved by techies, libertarians and the Winklevoss twins is having a ...

Friedman and I on Bitcoin

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The price action in Bitcoin confirms my diagnosis. In January 2013, one could buy a Bitcoin for about $13. By late November, one Bitcoin would have set a buyer back more than $1,100.

Federal Court Takes a Bite Out of Bitcoin

Mary Shannon Little | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Mary Shannon Little

The birth of the bitcoin was the ultimate open-source project controlled by a finite number of bitcoin platfoms capable of harnessing a virtually infinite amount of CPU processing power.

Gerry Smith

How Hackers Could Burst The Bitcoin Bubble | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.11.2013 | Technology

Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber, once supposedly said he held up banks "because that's where the money is." Today, the money is in Bitcoin, a...