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.  

  • Why we are Shorting Western Union

    Published: May 8th, 2015 | Author: David M

    Bitcoin offers free transfer and exchange of currencies anywhere there is an internet connection.  This will revolutionize the remittance industry.  Good bye Western Union.

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  • The Painful Consolidation of the Bitcoin Exchange Market

    Published: May 8th, 2015 | Author: David M

    Without the Mt. Gox meltdown, needed security reforms and increased transparency would not have been embraced as quickly by the bitcoin exchange market.

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    Bitcoin Tax

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

    Lawmakers are having trouble defining exactly what bitcoin is, which extremely complicates formulating a coherent tax policy.

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    Bitcoin Regulation

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

    As investment in the bitcoin industry grows and knowledge and usage spreads, regulation is both inevitable and, if properly done, desirable.

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    Is Bitcoin being used to finance terror?

    Published: May 8th, 2015 | Author: David M

    Does Bitcoin's anonymity make it a convenient tool in the hands of terrorists and child molesters? And if so, what should be done?

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    What is Bitcoin? Well, Glad you Asked

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

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

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