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.  

  • Mining Pools

    Published: May 23th, 2015 | Author: David M

    So your shiny new mining rig has just arrived in the mail, and you are ready to start earning some bitcoin!  Check out our handy mining pool guide to determine which pool to…

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  • How to Accept Bitcoin Payments

    Published: July 23th, 2015 | Author: David M

    So you are interested in accepting bitcoin payment at your brick and mortar store or on your e-commerce website.  What next?

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    The Difficult History of Bitcoin Mining

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

    In the beginning, anyone with a laptop could profitably mine bitcoin.  Today, a massive network of mining pools and industrial mining centers have built a mind-numbing network hashrate.  

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    GetGems - is this the Future of Messaging?

    Published: September 2th, 2015 | Author: David M

    GetGems has developed a digital currency layer on the telegram messaging app allowing users to SMS each other digital cash.  Will it catch on?

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    On The Bitcoin Halving

    Published: November 3th, 2015 | Author: David M

    What effect will the 2016 halving of bitcoin mining rewards have on the cost of bitcoin?

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    Coinbase is spitting distance from a killer app

    Published: November 11th, 2015 | Author: David M

    Coinbase has got all the pieces in place to launch a really useful bitcoin application that would resonate with new audiences.

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    Bitcoin Price (USD): 853.48