Genecoin: DNA for the Blockchain

By Chris DeRose on Nov 10, 2014

While it’s a common refrain in the Bitcoin universe that the Blockchain will have countless uses for the storage and management of sca...

Digital Revolution in the Granite State

By Mattheus Von Guttenberg on Oct 31, 2014

New Hampshire – the first colony to sever ties from Great Britain – is once again leading the revolution. Along with its centuries-l...

Meet the Central Texas Ladies of Bitcoin, Women Pioneering the Crypto Space Through Entrepreneurship

By Catherine Bleish on Oct 26, 2014

By: Catherine BleishCentral Texas has always been a hotbed of progressive thought and action. It is currently one of the most thriving B...

The Bitfilm Festival

By Victoria van Eyk on Oct 25, 2014

Aaron, your project, the Bitfilm Festival, sounds really interesting. Can you tell me why you started this project?The Bitfilm Festival...

How My Family Survived 24 Days Traveling on Bitcoin

By Catherine Bleish on Oct 22, 2014

OverviewThis summer, my family decided to add a bitcoin-only twist to our annual trip to New Hampshire for the Porcupine Freedom Festiva...

Unschooling: a Decentralized P2P Education Platform

By Catherine Bleish on Oct 16, 2014

By: Catherine BleishI would like to introduce you to a different method of learning, an education system that mirrors many of the streng...

Billionaire Bitcoin Cats

By Victoria van Eyk on Sep 22, 2014

Cats are worshipped. They are the most popular pet in the world. People who own cats have a strange and strong obsession with these furr...

My Cryptolina Experience

By Kevin Cruz on Aug 30, 2014

As a young blogger in the Bitcoin world, my job consists of a lot of waiting. Waiting for that dude to email me back, waiting for my art...

How Bitcoin Can Transform Art

By Victoria van Eyk on Aug 19, 2014

This story originally appeared in Bitcoin Magazine Issue 21.“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”...

Alliance of Austin Agorists Host Eighth Networking Party

By Catherine Bleish on Aug 08, 2014

Join the Alliance of Austin Agorists this Saturday August 9th from 6 to 10pm at Brave New Books in Austin, Texas for their 8th networkin...

To Dream Of Bitcoin

By Joel Dalais on Jul 30, 2014

Ancient Greek philosophers learned the importance of dreams: that dreams tied into our reality somehow, but notably that we must first d...

#OffTheCouch: Award-winning Film Could Bring Bitcoin to 1,000 High Schools

By Mike Yeung on Jul 25, 2014

The Corporation Film’s Crypto Challenge from Hello Cool World on Vimeo.For its 10th year anniversary, “ The Corporation ” is raisi...

Our Uncoinventional Journey to Bitcoin Boulevard US

By Catherine Bleish on Jul 20, 2014

Last month our family spent nearly a month living on the road while spending only Bitcoin. During the course of our travel we were invit...

Uncoinventional Tour in Review, Our Month on the Road Spending Bitcoin Only

By Catherine Bleish on Jul 20, 2014

Uncoinventional: the Tour in ReviewLast month, our family traveled the U.S. spending only bitcoins. We documented our travels for Bitcoi...

Bitcoin Millionaire Announces the Winner of His $100k Bounty

By Guest Author on Jul 03, 2014

This is a guest post by Richard Boase.A Bitcoin millionaire from Monaco who recently posted a bounty on Reddit for $100,000 for a propos...

Our Nightmarish Experience Using Bitcoin on Expedia

By Catherine Bleish on Jul 02, 2014

Our family is now on Day Nine of our cross country Bitcoin-only tour and we have used various Bitcoin friendly services to book our hote...

Robin Hood Saves And Returns $20,000 In Bitcoins!

By Joel Dalais on Jun 30, 2014

Beware all ye who wonder down these paths where brainwallet.org and other brainwallets may lie. Many a person has stated warning from af...

World Cup 2014: Show Your Support with the Bitcoin Cup

By Adam Hofman on Jun 20, 2014

Millions around the globe have got World Cup Fever and one organization is bringing a novel idea to spread the word about the advantages...

Famous Movies…with Bitcoin

By Joseph S. Diedrich on Jun 17, 2014

Follow Your Yes!

By Catherine Bleish on Jun 17, 2014

I was recently introduced to a group of people who advocate a simple yet profound idea, “Follow Your Yes”. This is an idea that has...

Bitcoin Coming to the Hester Street Fair

By Adam Hofman on Jun 10, 2014

What was once the location of New York City’s largest pushcart market at the turn of the century has become one of the most popular st...

Bitcoin Central & Eastern European Conference

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jun 06, 2014

The Bitcoin Central Eastern European Conference will take place on September 11 and 12 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of this conferen...

Remittance Relief

By Victoria van Eyk on Jun 03, 2014

“[Bitcoin] produces a market that’s international, that everyone has access to, regardless of race, religion, creed…” – Amir T...

Bitcoin, Liquor and Cupcakes: The Tradehill VIP Party [Time Machine]

By Ryan Taylor on May 13, 2014

This post originally appeared on May 18th, 2013After the expo-room doors closed for the day and the Bitcoin Conference attendees filed o...

Paying with Bitcoin at the Gas Pump

By Adam Hofman on Apr 29, 2014

Bitcoin may be coming to a gas station near you thanks to Andy Schroder’s Bitcoin Fluid Dispenser II. For commodities like oil and gas...

Bitcoin’s Place in a Planetary Culture

By Kenny Spotz on Apr 29, 2014

You can hate globalization or love it. But you cannot deny that, today, we are living in the most interconnected global society the worl...

Betting on the Blockchain: Sports Gambling and Bitcoin

By Kenny Spotz on Apr 19, 2014

Sports gambling in America is big business. It is also, largely, illegal. According to the National Gambling Impact Study Commission, ne...

First Bitcoin ATM Lands in Latin America

By Adam Hofman on Apr 16, 2014

Beginning Monday, technology enthusiasts in Brazil became able to convert the Brazilian Real to Bitcoin using a Bitcoin vending machine,...

The Bitcoin Phenomenon

By Adam Hofman on Apr 11, 2014

There is a new video that is taking the Bitcoin community by storm. Produced by recently launched internet cable brand SQ1 (pronounced s...

Take a Walk Down Bitcoin Boulevard

By Adam Hofman on Apr 10, 2014

We often imagine a world where we can walk down the street and be able to pay using virtual currency everywhere we go. For a small subur...

Transcript: An Interview With Tatiana Moroz Regarding SXSW, Bitcoin, and More

By Catherine Bleish on Apr 09, 2014

I caught up with singer-songwriter and Bitcoin enthusiast, Tatiana Moroz, to talk about her experience at SXSW this year.—TRANSCRIPT O...

The Art of Bitcoin – An Interview with Pierre Bourque

By Adam Hofman on Mar 24, 2014

Less than a Month Away: Bitcoin Takes on NYC

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Mar 17, 2014

In less than a month, Mediabistro will return to New York to host the second New York City Inside Bitcoins Conference at the Javits Conv...

Mt. Gox Victim Rebrands Site

By Tristan Winters on Mar 14, 2014

On the 28th of February, just two weeks ago, Mt. Gox officially filed for bankruptcy. Mt. Gox had not been processing withdrawals proper...

Bitcoin is Post-Privilege and Pro-Human Rights

By M.K. Lords on Mar 11, 2014

*This article originally appeared at Bitcoin Not Bombs.With the media frenzy in full tilt after the closing of MtGox, there have been qu...

Bitcoin’s Actual Privilege Problems

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Mar 10, 2014

2014 NYC Inside Bitcoins Conference

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Feb 18, 2014

Mediabistro is set to host the second NYC Inside Bitcoins Conference from April 7-8 at the Javits Convention Center. This year, the conf...

Bitcoin’s Impact On So-Called Social Issues

By Cathy Reisenwitz on Feb 14, 2014

The 3 wallets problem

By Néstor Romeral Andrés on Feb 08, 2014

This post was released for Issue 17 of Bitcoin Magazine as part of a series of articles about puzzles and games that started with Issue...

Highlight of the Week: North American Bitcoin Conference!

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jan 23, 2014

On Friday through Sunday of this week, many Bitcoiners will gather in Miami, Florida for the North American Bitcoin Conference. Followin...

The Bitcoin Harvest

By Néstor Romeral Andrés on Jan 11, 2014

This post was released for Issue 16 of Bitcoin Magazine as part of a series of articles about puzzles and games that started with Issu...

How to use Bitcoin for Stand-up Comedy

By Michael Connell on Dec 30, 2013

“Loved your jokes. Here’s some bitcoins.”That short email was where it all started. Some stranger was sending me some bitcoin beca...

MediaBistro Holds Second Inside Bitcoins Conference in Las Vegas

By Vitalik Buterin on Dec 24, 2013

On December 10 and 11 MediaBistro, a company that specializes in hosting blogs, courses and events on various topics relevant to the tec...

The Bitcoin Maze

By Néstor Romeral Andrés on Dec 21, 2013

This post was released for Issue 15 of Bitcoin Magazine as part of a series of articles about puzzles and games that started with Issu...

Creativity as problem solving

By Néstor Romeral Andrés on Dec 11, 2013

This post was released for Issue 14 of Bitcoin Magazine as part of a series of articles about puzzles and games that started with Issu...

Brain Wallets, Zombie Citizens & Thanksgiving

By Tristan Winters on Dec 02, 2013

The industrial age gave us plenty and we are thankful. Above all we give thanks for networked computing: making possible our new informa...

Singing+Bitcoin=Brilliance!

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Nov 30, 2013

As a vocalist and a former member of several a cappella groups, I could not be more delighted to learn that supportacapella.org is now a...

Bitcoin Expo 2014 Announced for Shanghai

By Vitalik Buterin on Nov 28, 2013

The year 2014 has not even started, and already many Bitcoin conferences, including events in Miami, Toronto, Manila (Philippines) and a...

Bitcoin in Israel, Part 4: Community and Startups

By Vitalik Buterin on Nov 13, 2013

The Bitcoin community in Israel has made considerable waves over the past year. A meetup group that, one year ago, had less than twenty...

Miami’s Vanity Cosmetic Surgery Now Accepts Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Nov 11, 2013

Bitcoin continues to infiltrate and benefit numerous industries around the world. Just this past week, Vanity Cosmetic Surgery chose to...

Rise of the machines

By Néstor Romeral Andrés on Nov 04, 2013

This post was released for Issue 13 of Bitcoin Magazine as part of a series of articles about puzzles and games that started with Issu...

Shedding Light on the Dark Wallet

By Vitalik Buterin on Nov 02, 2013

Disclaimer: Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie have some involvement in the Dark Wallet projectThe Bitcoin Dark Wallet has been all the ra...

The Pirates of 8BTC: Implement the Idea of Distributed Autonomous Corporations

By Chang Jia on Oct 30, 2013

Written by: Chang Jia (www.8btc.com)Translated by: James Choi (www.8btc.com)Edited by: Elizabeth T. Ploshay (Bitcoin Magazine)Bitcoin ha...

Wikipedia and Bitcoin: From Self-Organization to Specialization

By Chang Jia on Oct 29, 2013

Written By: Chang Jia (8BTC.com)Translated By: James Choi (8BTC.com)Edited By: Elizabeth T. Ploshay (Bitcoin Magazine)The California Dep...

Bitcoin in Israel: Interview with Meni Rosenfeld and Ron Gross, Part 2

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 23, 2013

In the last part of this series, we talked about the state of Bitcoin in Israel and the efforts of Israeli Bitcoin community organizers...

How to decentralise the Bitcoin Foundation

By Aaron Koenig on Oct 22, 2013

At the first evening of the Bitcoin conference in Amsterdam, about 20 Bitcoiners from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hu...

Internationality, Democracy and Reforming the Bitcoin Foundation

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 19, 2013

Ever since the Bitcoin Foundation was first announced by lead Bitcoin protocol developer Gavin Andresen in September 2012, it has been t...

BITCOINSTELLATIONS

By Néstor Romeral Andrés on Oct 18, 2013

Time to have fun solving some puzzles!This post was released for Issue 12 of Bitcoin Magazine as the first one of a series of articles...

Bitcoin in Canada, Part 2: Interview with Anthony Di Iorio

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 16, 2013

In the first part of this series, we discussed the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, a Bitcoin association focused on the needs of Canadian us...

Baidu Jiasule and the Chinese Bitcoin Community

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 16, 2013

Baidu Jiasule (“Baidu Accelerated”), a Cloudflare-like service offering a website firewall, protection against distributed denial of...

Bitcoin in Canada, Part I: Introducing the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 12, 2013

Canada has been relatively quiet for most of Bitcoin’s history. The United States has been onboard the Bitcoin train almost from day o...

When Libertarians and Bitcoiners Collide: Crypto-Currency Conference Recap

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Oct 09, 2013

This past weekend, several hundred individuals gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the first annual Crypto-Currency Conference. Attendees s...

Bitcoiners From Around the World Meet in Amsterdam

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 29, 2013

Bitcoiners From Around the World Meet in Amsterdam Over the past three days, we saw in Amsterdam the fourth major Bitcoin conference thi...

October 2013 Crypto-Currency Conference Preview

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Sep 19, 2013

On October 4 through 5, Atlanta, Georgia will host the 2013 Crypto-currency Conference: Bitcoin and the Future of Money. Bitcoin Magazin...

Bitcoin Conference in Amsterdam in Two Weeks

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 14, 2013

Conferences have become a big part of the Bitcoin community this year. Over a thousand people came to the Bitcoin conference in San Jose...

Sean’s Outpost Announces Satoshi Forest, Nine-Acre Sanctuary for the Homeless

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 09, 2013

Over the past five months, Sean's Outpost has come to be perhaps the most well-known charity in the Bitcoin community. Sean's Outpost, a...

Bitcoin: A Great Unifier

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Aug 29, 2013

What comes to mind first when one thinks about a digital, decentralized currency? For myself, it is the unifying reach Bitcoin has aroun...

Bitcoin in Berlin

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 23, 2013

Over the past two years, Berlin has gained a reputation as one of the Bitcoin capitals of the world. Around the city, there are nearly t...

Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (BXB) VOL. 3

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Aug 16, 2013

Bitcoin is drastically expanding in Germany and in particular the capital city of Berlin. Bitcoin Exchange Berlin will host their third...

July In Review

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 08, 2013

When writing the month’s review one month ago, I had turned cautiously pessimistic about the future of Bitcoin. The price had tumbled...

BYU Idaho Accepts Bitcoin in Select Student Housing Developments

By Adam Hofman on Aug 06, 2013

Two Brigham Young University-Idaho off-campus housing developments recently announced they will allow residents to pay for rent with Bit...

Bitcoin Group Therapy in Berlin Tomorrow

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 02, 2013

Yesterday Room77, the original Bitcoin-accepting restaurant and now world-renowned Bitcoin hub of Berlin, had a successful monthly meetu...

Bitcoin: An International Currency for International Communities

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 01, 2013

Remember FrostWire ( BitTorrent client )? They’ve completely transformed their platform and are integrating Bitcoin into their system...

Overcoming Moral and Visceral Objections to Bitcoin: Good and Bad Responses

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 29, 2013

Even among those of us who are experienced Bitcoin users today, chances are that when we first heard of Bitcoin we did not embrace the c...

Bitcoin Self-Defense, Part 2: In-Person Transactions

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 27, 2013

Image credit: http://spelunk.in/2013/07/14/los-angeles-bitcoin-meetup-2-writeup/See also: Bitcoin Self-Defense, Part 1: Wallet Protectio...

Introducing Bitcoin: The Movie

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 23, 2013

Roughly two months ago, the Bitcoin community was first shown a trailer for “ The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin “, a documentary followin...

BTC London Conference: Investors are Flocking to Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 03, 2013

BTC London was a conference quite different from both Bitcoin 2013 and Porcfest. While Bitcoin 2013 was a conference generally intended...

Bitcoin at Porcfest, Part 5: Conclusion

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 24, 2013

By the end of the Porcfest, it has become clear that Bitcoin has become a standard tool in the libertarian’s toolbox. Over the course...

Bitcoin At Porcfest, Part 1: A Social Experiment

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 20, 2013

To understand more about what Porcfest is and why Bitcoiners should care, see part 0 of this series.Today marks the third official day o...

Bitcoin Takes Another Step into the Medical Arena: An Interview with Dr. Austin Cohen

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jun 18, 2013

Bitcoin continues to grow in popularity for professionals in a wide array of fields. In addition to serving as an attractive method of p...

Bitcoin At Porcfest, Part 0: Exploring Boston and New Hampshire

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 15, 2013

Image credit: Josh Harvey, Porcfest 2012In 2012, Josh Harvey made a post on the Bitcointalk forum with the following title: “Porcfest...

The Rest of the Year: Bitcoin Convention Roundup

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 10, 2013

So far, we have had one major Bitcoin conference this year, and the event proved to be an astounding success. Over a thousand people sho...

EFF Accepts Bitcoin Donations Again

By Ryan Taylor on May 23, 2013

It has been a rough road for Bitcoin and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). A search for “Bitcoin” on the foundation’s webs...

Decentralized Currencies, Digital Panhandling, Startup Governments: It’s A Cyberpunk World

By Vitalik Buterin on May 21, 2013

If anyone had any doubts that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies would ever amount to anything in this world, after the events at Bitcoin 2013...

Bitcoin 2013: Day 1

By Vitalik Buterin on May 18, 2013

Yesterday was the first day of Bitcoin 2013, the first major Bitcoin conference of the year. There were no presentations yet, other than...

What To Expect At The Bitcoin Conference

By Vitalik Buterin on May 14, 2013

The main Bitcoin conference of 2013 will take place in San Jose next weekend from May 17-19. The Bitcoin Foundation-organized event, ent...

“The Daily Bitcoin” Podcast Launches

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 11, 2013

Bitcoin Price Breaks All Time High

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 28, 2013

The Bitcoin price has just broken the all-time high of $31.9099 that it set on June 9, 2011 on MtGox. After a persistent, one-and-a-half...

Internet Archive Paying Employees in Bitcoin, Asking for Donations

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 22, 2013

The Internet Archive, one of the most widely known nonprofit organizations in the internet community, has just announced that they inten...

Debate on TruthLoader Tomorrow: Can We Govern Ourselves With Digital Technology And Collaboration?

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 31, 2013

TruthLoader, a UK-based daily YouTube show which describes its mission as “bringing investigative and citizen journalism together,”...

Bitcoin Price Breaks $15.4 August 2012 High

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 18, 2013

The Bitcoin price has just broken through the $15.4 high that it last set in August, making today’s maximum of $15.68 at the time of t...

The Two Bitcoin Conferences of 2013

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 11, 2013

The Two Bitcoin Conferences of 2013 After the first two successful Bitcoin conferences that took place in Prague in 2011 and London in 2...

Bitcoin Friday Sale Happening Today

By Mihai Alisie on Nov 09, 2012

A number of prominent businesses in the Bitcoin community are participating today in the first promotional event of its kind in Bitcoinâ...

Annual Bitcoin Conference Takes Place in London

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 21, 2012

Following the success of the first Bitcoin conference in 2011 in Prague, another conference organized by the Bitcoin Consultancy has jus...

Ogrr Merges with MMOExchange, Quintuples Userbase

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 19, 2012

After months of stagnation, the virtual goods trading forum Ogrr has just announced a move that will dramatically increase the size of i...

The London 2012 Bitcoin Conference

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 24, 2012

Last November, Mitchell Bourne, with the aid of the Bitcoin Consultancy, organized a highly successful Bitcoin conference in Prague, fea...

Bitcoin et Les Adolescents

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 04, 2012

Si Bitcoin est pour réussir à faire un gros succès, il peut pas se limiter a la foule d’internautes, des libertariens et des avocat...

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

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 25, 2012

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

Bitcoin Adoption Opportunity: Teenagers

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 28, 2012

If Bitcoin is to achieve mainstream success it cannot stop at the limited crowds of Internet geeks, libertarians and privacy advocates t...