Victoria van Eyk

Victoria van Eyk

Victoria is a partner at Bitcoin Strategy Group, and a contributor to Bitcoin Magazine, CoinDesk and CoinTelegraph. Victoria helps Bitcoin businesses with community development and marketing.

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The Bitfilm Festival

Aaron, your project, the BitFilm Festival , sounds really interesting. Can you tell me why you started this project? The Bitfilm Festival started in 2000 as a festival about 3D animation and digital effects, then expanded to show films made for mobile screens, films made with computer games or real time demos. So the name […]

Victoria van Eyk
Oct 25, 2014

Overstock.com Seeks To Build New Stock Market

Overstock.com’s CEO, Patrick Byrne, announced today at Inside Bitcoins in Las Vegas, Nevada, that he intends to reinvent the stock market by using blockchain technology. Based on the bitcoin digital currency, Byrne’s project, code-named “Medici,” will allow large retailers to issue their corporate stock over the Internet using “cryptosecurity” software. Byrne’s move seeks to disrupt […]

Victoria van Eyk
Oct 6, 2014

A Q&A with the CEO of BitNation

BitNation is described as offering a “full range of services traditionally done by governments.” Included in this are secure ID systems, block chain dispute resolutions, marriages and divorces, land registries, education, insurance, security and more. BitNation hopes to accomplish all of this through a fully distributed platform. It seems like the buzz word of 2014 […]

Victoria van Eyk
Sep 30, 2014

How to Access Top Bitcoin Minds: A Profile on ZapChain

Recently, I was introduced to a new social network for the Bitcoin community called ZapChain. Started by Matt Schlicht, ZapChain is a community platform where the bitcoin obsessed can congregate to answer questions and discuss ideas for bitcoiners and non-bitcoiners alike. The Bitcoin Magazine team put forward a question and to our very pleasant surprise, […]

Victoria van Eyk
Sep 23, 2014

Network Visibility Product Incorporates Bitcoin Pooled Mining Detection

Bitcoin is gaining popularity. Although the price has declined, people are still asking about and joining the ‘mining frenzy’ with increasingly capable hardware. In fact, the current aggregate hashrate of the Bitcoin network is topping a staggering >200,000,000 GH/s. Remember that the profitability of mining depends on not only the necessary investment in hardware, but, […]

Victoria van Eyk
Sep 23, 2014

Greenpeace Now Accepting Bitcoin

Completely independent organization Greenpeace announced today that it now accepts donations in bitcoin, becoming the latest charitable institution to adopt the digital currency into its operations. Greenpeace devotes its efforts to ensuring a “healthy planet for current and future generations.” The organization states that it does not take money from corporations or government, and hence […]

Victoria van Eyk
Sep 23, 2014

Billionaire Bitcoin Cats

Cats are worshipped. They are the most popular pet in the world. People who own cats have a strange and strong obsession with these furry and elusive creatures. This deep respect, admiration and possible obsession is very noticeable now that we’re all on the Internet. I think it’s safe to say that the power of […]

Victoria van Eyk
Sep 22, 2014

First Ottawa-based Not-For-Profit to Accept Bitcoin

On October 3rd at The SpinBin at 310 Dalhousie St., Ottawa-based not-for-profit Ottawa Charity Ping Pong will become the first organization of its kind locally to accept bitcoin donations. Resilient 21, a local Ottawa-based Bitcoin consulting firm, has set the corporation up using CAVIRTEX merchant solutions. Many companies are turning to bitcoin as a method […]

Victoria van Eyk
Sep 16, 2014

Renowned Psychic Now Accepts Bitcoin

Richard Ravenhawke is sitting across from me, on his Android phone, as I type this. He has a great energy about him, very relaxed. He wears a big claw around his neck, on a thick gold chain. His eyes are kind, and he’s been through a lot in his life on this earth. We’re sitting in […]

Victoria van Eyk
Aug 26, 2014

How Bitcoin Can Transform Art

This story originally appeared in Bitcoin MagazineIssue 21. “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” -George Bernard Shaw Art is an undeniable feature of society. They have always been a part of our humanity. Unlike sciences, which have predictable laws, art is human expression. Limitless, and inspirational. Art has the power […]

Victoria van Eyk
Aug 19, 2014