What is Bitcoin?  We Break it Down for You

Perhaps one of the biggest roadblocks on the path towards bitcoin's mass adoption is how difficult it is to explain. What exactly is a bit coin? How does bitcoin work? And why is it needed? Our four-part series provides a thorough yet simple introduction, explaining bitcoin's history and why people are excited about it's potential, how transactions work, the rationale and methodology behind bitcoin mining, and we end with a glimpse into bitcoin's development horizon. So go on - read the series and become the most knowledgeable bitcoiner on your block! Great for speed dating, office small talk and an assortment of other getting to know yous!

  • What is Bitcoin? Well, Glad you Asked

    What is Bitcoin, and why is everyone getting so excited by it? 

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  • Bitcoin Transactions

    Cryptography - putting the trust into trustless since 2008.

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  • Bitcoin Mining

    How a decentralized network can agree without talking and how bitcoin can flourish with no central control.

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  • Sidechains

    Adam Back's blockstream is revolutionizing bitcoin, allowing the building of sidechains to make dream applications.

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We Help You Explore the World of Bitcoin

The articles and guides below analyse the latest bitcoin news within the larger context of the market.  While we will not generally be breaking any big stories, we hope to offer our readers greater insight as to why any particular bit of news matters.  We also offer a selection of bitcoin guides, covering such topics as tax and regulation, while highlighting a number of interesting ways in which bitcoin could disrupt different markets.  

  • Bitmain Review

    Published: May 26th, 2015 | Author: David Marc

    Bitmain's antminer's ship from stock and provide one of the best Gh/s for the dollar of any unit on the market.  They have two cloud mining solutions, both of which are provably backed…

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  • No more Excuses - Buying Bitcoin is Easy

    Published: May 9th, 2015 | Author: David M

    The real question is not ‘how to buy bitcoin’ but ‘how to buy bitcoin after watching it appreciate by 1000% whilst procrastinating’?

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    Cloud Mining

    Published: May 20th, 2015 | Author: David M

    The words Cloud Mining have become synonymous with scam.  Is there value to be found in this industry or should the market simply be avoided?

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    Bitcoin and Content Monetization

    Published: July 19th, 2015 | Author: David M

    Bitcoin might be the missing piece online property owners have been looking for in order to monetize their content.

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    The Block Size Debate

    Published: July 7th, 2015 | Author: David M

    The block size debate has led to a bit of schism within the bitcoin community, and in very public fashion.  What are people arguing about, and why is it so important?  

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    Mining Hardware

    Published: May 19th, 2015 | Author: David M

    The return on mining investment depends on the hashing power of the rig, the electricity consumption, and  the overall network hashrate, both at the time of purchase as well as the projected rate.

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