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Adoption & Community

Why FOSS Development Is Crucial for Bitcoin’s Mainstream Acceptance

The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystems needs real investment in FOSS development to live up to their disruptive promise and potential.

Feb 18, 2020
Technical

How Bitcoin Optech Is Connecting the Open-Source and Corporate Worlds

Bitcoin Optech was founded in 2018 to bridge the worlds of open-source development and companies.

Feb 18, 2020
Privacy & security

Microsoft’s ION Is an Open-Source Bet on Bitcoin

Project lead Daniel Buchner discusses ION, Microsoft’s open-source digital ID system built on Bitcoin.

Feb 18, 2020
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Adoption & Community

At Bitrefill, Innovators Build a Circular Economy for Bitcoin

Sponsored: Bitrefill has a mission to revolutionize the way bitcoin functions as a true everyday currency worldwide.

Feb 10, 2020
Technical

Infographic: Who Has Funded Bitcoin Core Development?

This infographic indicates which organizations have supported some of the most prolific open-source Bitcoin Core contributors over the years.

Feb 18, 2020
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Investing

AI-Managed Bitcoin Trading Accounts Show Significant ROI

Sponsored: Artificial intelligence enables the bot to learn about the bitcoin market and all of its history.

Feb 11, 2020
Adoption & Community

The Potential and the Reality of Bitcoin Charity

Bitcoin charities like BitGive recognize that blockchain technology can make charitable giving more efficient, while improving lives around the world.

Feb 11, 2020
Adoption & Community

Bitcoin and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy: A Q&A With Paxful CEO Ray Youssef

Through #BuiltWithBitcoin, Paxful is building schools around the world and proving bitcoin’s value as a medium for philanthropy.

Feb 11, 2020
Adoption & Community

For the Tony Hawk Foundation, Bitcoin Is Radical. And That’s the Point

Bitcoin and skateboarding are rooted in radical approaches to old ideas, so it’s no wonder that bitcoin was a perfect fit for the Tony Hawk Foundation.

Feb 11, 2020
Adoption & Community

Bitcoin100: How Some Early Bitcoiners Spread Bitcoin Adoption With Charity

In 2011, raising 100 BTC for charities as a way to promote bitcoin adoption was the easy part. Finding charities that would accept bitcoin donations? That was the challenge.

Feb 11, 2020
Adoption & Community

2020 Bitcoin Adoption: Why Nonprofits Will Lead the Way

The tax benefits of donating bitcoin to nonprofits could help push bitcoin adoption in 2020.

Feb 11, 2020

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Adoption & Community

Infographic: The Pineapple Fund’s Unparalleled Impact

Bitcoin100, BitGive, Helperbit and The Giving Block have all proven the power of Bitcoin giving. But the Pineapple Fund’s impact is unparalleled.

Feb 11, 2020
Technical

Paying Yourself? Self-Payments Could Be a Key to Lightning Privacy

Pseudonymous Lightning developer ZmnSCPxj has proposed self-payments as a way of adding more privacy to Lightning Network transactions.

Feb 10, 2020
Payments

Lightning Labs Announces $10 Million Raise As Lightning Loop Enters Beta

Lightning Labs announced a $10 million Series A funding round and released its Lightning Loop service in beta.

Feb 5, 2020
Privacy & security

The Rise of SIM Swapping: How and Why Bitcoiners Need to Protect Themselves

As SIM swapping has become more prevalent, those holding bitcoin are increasingly susceptible to attack. So how should you protect yourself?

Feb 4, 2020
Privacy & security

Keep Your Bitcoin Safe by Making Security a Habit

In spite of our best efforts to keep our bitcoin safe, most failures can be chalked up to bad security habits and/or insecure configuration of accounts.

Feb 4, 2020
Blockchain

The Blockstream Satellite Network: Maintaining Bitcoin Sovereignty in Space

The Blockstream Satellite network lets Bitcoiners send messages and transactions into and back from space, bypassing censorship and technical limits.

Feb 4, 2020
Investing

With Strike, Zap Rethinks Its Olympus Fiat-to-Bitcoin Feature

Zap’s Olympus would have let users buy bitcoin with fiat on the Lightning Network. A new feature called Strike changes how this will be done.

Jan 30, 2020