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6 Reasons Why Blockchain is Worth Getting Excited
Blockchain

6 Reasons Why Blockchain is Worth Getting Excited

Blockchain is an anonymous peer-to-peer payment system that relies on secure cryptographic protocols.
John Rampton
Payments App Circle Raises $60 Million in China Expansion
Apps

Payments App Circle Raises $60 Million in China Expansion

Circle allows the sending of payments to countries where it hasn't yet launched, with the payment transferred into bitcoin, then settled within minutes via the blockchain network that validates bitcoin transactions.
Company With No CEO, Employees or Mission May Raise $200 Million
Crowdfunding

Company With No CEO, Employees or Mission May Raise $200 Million

It could well be the largest investment raised for a startup in the virtual-currency space.
Coinbase, Ripple Close to Landing New York Bitcoin Licenses, Sources Say
Bitcoin

Coinbase, Ripple Close to Landing New York Bitcoin Licenses, Sources Say

Once approved, the licenses would add to a nascent digital currency industry taking hold in New York.
Craig Wright Will Not Give Further Evidence He's Bitcoin's Creator
Radicals & Visionaries

Craig Wright Will Not Give Further Evidence He's Bitcoin's Creator

'I do not have the courage. I cannot,' Wright wrote in a blog post.
Banks, Tech Companies Move on From Bitcoin to Blockchain
Bitcoin

Banks, Tech Companies Move on From Bitcoin to Blockchain

Blockchain, the technology that underlies Bitcoin, is generating interest from investors.
Australian Man Tells BBC He Created Bitcoin, Skepticism Remains
Radicals & Visionaries

Australian Man Tells BBC He Created Bitcoin, Skepticism Remains

Tech entrepreneur Craig Wright told the news organization that he is the man behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.
Cash, Credit or Gold?
Business Optimization

Cash, Credit or Gold?

Digital payments in gold are on the rise, thanks to innovative Canadian startup BitGold. This payment system, in fact, could change everything.
Brian Hughes
Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All
Bitcoin

Microsoft Will Continue to Support Bitcoin After All

There is currently a lot of debate within the community about Bitcoin's long-term technical viability, as the system is designed now.
John McAfee: Electronic Currency Is Inevitable, and We Must Accept it
Entrepreneur Network

John McAfee: Electronic Currency Is Inevitable, and We Must Accept it

The cybersecurity guru says that government needs to find a way to work with companies like Bitcoin.
Entrepreneur Network
Los Angeles Hospital Paid Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins
Cyber Attacks

Los Angeles Hospital Paid Hackers $17,000 Ransom in Bitcoins

Paying the ransom was the "quickest and most efficient way" of regaining access to the affected systems, hospital president said.
Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again
Legal

Crooked Silk Road Investigator Arrested Again

The former Secret Service agent who was caught stealing bitcoins during the Silk Road case appeared to be fleeing the country ahead of a nearly 6-year sentence.
10 People Arrested in Connection With Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme
Bitcoin

10 People Arrested in Connection With Bitcoin Money Laundering Scheme

The 10 men, all in their 20s and with Dutch nationality, were arrested in coordinated raids at 15 locations across the Netherlands.
Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure
Bitcoin

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

'The fundamentals are broken and whatever happens to the price in the short term, the long-term trend should probably be downwards,' developer wrote.
Kia Kokalitcheva
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Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that can be exchanged directly from peer to peer created by an unknown person who went by the alias “Satoshi Nakamoto” who published the bitcoin payment system in 2009. Some of the advantages of using bitcoin is that purchases can be made without any middle men or transaction fees and can be made anonymously.