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How The Creator Of Bitcoin May Have Stumbled Onto Something Much, Much Bigger

An easy and engaging read that helps you get past the "bitcoin is just a currency that will probably disappear" conversation... Like I...

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TRADEBLOCK Graduates from YCombinator's Winter '14 class

TRADEBLOCK graduated from Y Combinator in SF and are heading back to New York. Greg is HUGELY credible on the topics of distributed...

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Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It

Here is a link to a great 20 minute podcast from Freakonomics that captures both sides of the bitcoin argument. They talk to bitcoin fan...

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What is Bitcoin - Khan Academy Videos

Khan Academy has a bunch of great videos from serious cryptographers such as Zulfikar Ramzan.. You can watch more of them here

Video by Zulfikar Ramzan. Zulfikar Ramzan is a world-leading expert in computer security and cryptography and is currently the Chief...…

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Bitcoin As Protocol

@albertwenger is a Partner at Union Square ventures. Here is a terrific post he did last October on Bitcoin as a protocol. The founders...

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Bitcoin 101 in a 3 minute video

A short 3 minute video looking at Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin

An hour long video by VICE. A good to watch if you have the time.

This week on the VICE Podcast, Reihan Salam sits down with Jerry Brito, one of the leading experts on Bitcoin. Jerry is a senior research...…

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How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

A 22 minute video that takes a deeper look into the workings of Bitcoin

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Fortress, Benchmark and Ribbit Buy Stake in Pantera Bitcoin

Our little firm Trade Block (formerly The Genesis Block) that graduates from YCombinator next week will be itching to help these guys...

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New Name, New Tools, New Team Member – Welcome to TradeBlock

After more than a year of serving the digital currency community as The Genesis Block, we’re proud to announce the new name of our firm:

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Singapore regulates Bitcoin

3 ingredients required for broad acceptance?

1. regulatory framework, i.e. rules

2. liquidity, i.e. pension fund/money market $

3. a...

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Interview with the man in charge of regulating New York's financial services

Interesting interview with, Ben Lawsky, the superintendent of financial services for financial services. Ben and team are responsible...

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Using electronic currencies to help control exchange rates and inflation

Yale Professor and Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller writes about how technology and electronic money can revolutionize the financial system...

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Fortress Investment Group Invests in Bitcoin

This means that the public companies can invest in bitcoin.

“For all intents and purposes, this is the first public company to report ownership of bitcoin,” said Gil Luria, managing director or...…

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Bitcoin Humor

Comic strip explains bitcoin

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Mount Gox to Close NYC Exchange to Open

New bitcoin exchange aimed at reducing bitcoin's price volatility.

SecondMarket is spinning out its Bitcoin activities into a stand-alone company that eventually will include a New York-based exchange for...…

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Goldman Sachs Takes On Bitcoin

Goldman releases a report on Bitcoin..

"We are currently in the first innings of a shift to natively digital transactions"

Oppotunity: Positioning investments in the companies striving to provide value-add services around cryptocurrencies will be key to...…

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BMO closes the door on bitcoin businesses

Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, has singled out bitcoin as a threat to financial stability. ‘It is important to continually...

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Regulators and Hackers Put Bitcoin to the Test

Digital currency Bitcoin finds itself struggling, as it has recently encountered hurdles that could determine whether it survives as a...

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Sberbank CEO, Herman Gref, lends support to Bitcoin

A polarizing topic...

Here's one supportive view, along with two dissenting views from JPM's Jamie Dimon and MasterCard's chief, Ajay...

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Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker?

A great Sunday afternoon read on Silk Road, its founder (now "living" in Brooklyn) and Bitcoin

Today, Mr. Ulbricht awaits trial in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

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Recap of NY State Regulator Hearing on BitCoin

Before the hearing, the first question (the Department of Financial Services) asked was "Do we need to create a BitLicense?" So it struck...…

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The Fifth Protocol - Naval Ravikant (Angel List) Blog Post

Naval goes deep with his description of the "Fifth Protocol".. Some interesting comments in there too from folks like Fred Wilson.

Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet. Humans don’t *need* math-based...…

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Bitcoin 2.0 Shows Technology Evolving Beyond Use as Money

Active dinner party chat about this last night at chez Jones!! People seem to be twigging that the bitcoin rails (block chain) could...

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Bitcoin Mining: The Basics.. Get ya Rig On!

Here is a great article that should help you get your Bitcoin mining chat up to scratch.. Whether it's a Bitcoin "Rig"; kilohash per...

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