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Op-ed - Martingale Betting: A Metaphor for Too Big to Fail
Martingale Betting: A Metaphor for Too Big to Fail

Martingale betting is a class of betting strategies that originated in 18th century France which…

Op-ed - Zipconf: The Other Side Of Instant
Zipconf: The Other Side Of Instant

Many of us are familiar with BitInstant, the micro-credit provider that allows anyone to deposit…

Op-ed - Coinabul Celebrates Six Months of Gold
Coinabul Celebrates Six Months of Gold

Disclaimer: Bitcoin Magazine has run advertisements for Coinabul before. This article was written independent of…

Op-ed - МинтЧип: Ответ Канадского Правительства на Биткойн
MintChip : Canadian Government Response to Bitcoin

Taking into consideration the emergence in the US of innovative payment solutions such as the…

Op-ed - Bitcoin Mining: A New Means of Paying for Video Games?
Bitcoin Mining: A New Means of Paying for Video Games?

Recently, a new Bitcoin startup called Coinlab attracted considerable attention from the community, raising $500,000…

Op-ed - Social Media Virtual Currencies
Social Media Virtual Currencies, Facebook Credits and the Internet

As little as five years ago, virtual currencies only had a very niche role in…

Op-ed - BusinessInsider’s Misconceptions About Bitcoin
BusinessInsider’s Misconceptions About Bitcoin

Joining the recent outburst of new Bitcoin-related articles in mainstream media, BusinessInsider has written an…

Op-ed - Helpcoin: Bitcoin’s Newest Consulting Company
Helpcoin: Bitcoin’s Newest Consulting Company

While the Bitcoin community has been quick to replicate many industries found in the real…

- Brain Wallet
Brain Wallets: The What and the How

Of all the formalized monetary systems that have ever been used by mankind, Bitcoin is…

Op-ed - coinDL: The iTunes of The Bitcoin World?
coinDL: The iTunes of The Bitcoin World?

Seeking to be the iTunes of the Bitcoin world, a new digital goods marketplace has…

Op-ed - The MintChip: The Canadian Government’s Answer to Bitcoin
The MintChip: The Canadian Government’s Answer to Bitcoin

Picking up on the emergence of innovative payment solutions appearing in the US like Square…

Bitcoin Gone Wild

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Op-ed - Bitcoin And Consumer Economies in the non-Western World
Bitcoin And Consumer Economies in the non-Western World

In the common discourse, Bitcoin is often treated as a revolutionary new concept in how…

Op-ed - Hey
Hey, Where’d the Money Go?

MF Global traces its roots back over two centuries, starting as a sugar trading business…

Op-ed - Bitcoin Wallet Reviews – Ease Of Use And Security
Bitcoin Wallet Reviews – Ease Of Use And Security

The question of how to store your bitcoins is one of the most important decisions…

Op-ed - The Bitcoinica Linode Theft and What it Means for Bitcoin
The Bitcoinica Linode Theft and What it Means for Bitcoin

On March 1, web hosting provide Linode’s servers were hacked, resulting in a theft of…

Op-ed - Introduction to Bitcoin Terminology part II
Introduction to Bitcoin Terminology part II

The Network and the Blockchain The Bitcoin network is the network of computers through which…

Op-ed - Introduction to Bitcoin Terminology part I
Introduction to Bitcoin Terminology part I

Cryptography A hash is a function which transforms any number or string into a fixed…

Op-ed - Bitcoin Introduction – Pooled Mining
Bitcoin Introduction – Pooled Mining

In this part we will talk about “pooled mining” and compare the different approaches. With…

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Bitcoin Introduction – General

Bitcoin is a new kind of digital currency originally created by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009.…

Instawallets

After the failure of MyBitcoin in August, managed online wallets have become much less popular…

Traditional Bitcoin Client/Wallet

Traditional Bitcoin clients are ordinary programs that you download onto your computer. Receiving, verifying and…

Offline USB/CD and Paper Bitcoin Wallets

You can also store your wallet offline either on a digital medium like a CD…

Lightweight Bitcoin Clients/Wallets

Lightweight bitcoin clients differ mainly in that the blockchain is not stored on your computer,…