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Bitcoin Price Uncertain; Fed Induces Scalp Strategy

Last night was something of a strange one in Bitcoin. While wider economic fundamentals have had something of a muted effect on the value of the …

Man bought £15 in bitcoins, forgot about them, now they’re worth almost £600,000

<b>A Norwegian man who bought £15 worth of bitcoins for a thesis on encryption has discovered his collection is now worth £584,000.</b><p>Purchased in 2009 for …

Things I Think Might Be Bitcoins, But I'm Not Exactly Sure About

Is it something I have to eat? Is that why they say "bit"?<p>By now, you've no doubt heard of the term "bitcoin." If you understand what bitcoins are and how they work, you're probably a very smart person and also a dirty liar because no, you don't. No one does.<p>But I am going to get to the bottom of …

Cryptocurrency

Should You Invest In Bitcoin? 10 Arguments In Favor As Of December 2015

, Women@Forbes<p><i>This is the first article in a three-part series on whether or not Bitcoin makes a good investment. Read the second, detailing 10 arguments against investing in Bitcoin, here,</i> <i>and the third, outlining ways to buy, invest in and store Bitcoin, here.</i><p><i>Disclosure: I own a small number of</i> …

Bitcoin

Here's what the rumoured creator of bitcoin was up to before he disappeared

Dr Craig Steven Wright, the Australian named as the alleged creator of bitcoin, runs a company that spent tens of millions building the fastest computer in the Southern Hemisphere.<p>And it was working on blockchain technology — the software that underpins bitcoin.<p>His company was in the process of …

Bitcoin

The price of bitcoin has rocketed to a one-year high

The price of bitcoin has hit its highest closing price in the last year, trading at $436 and climbing at press time, according to the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index.<p>Bitcoin has gained an astonishing $115 or 36% over the last four days. It was changing hands for $320 a coin on 8th December. The price …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, and the Enduring Mysteries of Authorship

A mysterious package arrived at my desk on Thursday morning.<p>Inside: a slim pamphlet with day-glo pink type set on a vibrant—almost radioactive—mint …

How Questions About Terrorism Challenge Bitcoin Startups

Is Bitcoin The Currency of Terrorism?<p>In light of the recent attacks in Paris that led to the deaths of 129 Parisians, the European Union (EU) and other international powers, including the United States and Russia, have been gathering to discuss how to curb the threats of terrorism, specifically …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin accused of wasting shocking amount of electricity

It may be an alternative to fiat currencies and traditional banking, but Bitcoin is using up entirely too much electricity. One critic claims the …

The alleged inventor of Bitcoin tried to spend £40 million on gold

Craig Wright, the Sydney entrepreneur rumoured to be the creator of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, tried to buy around AUD$85 million (£40 million) worth of gold with the digital currency in 2013, according to <i>The Australian</i>.<p>A Federal Court claim revealed Wright allegedly attempted a deal with Perth …

Bitcoin

Top 10 Southeast Asian Blockchain, Bitcoin Startups

The bitcoin craze has gone well beyond the US and Europe. In Africa, startups such as BitPesa are revolutionizing the remittance market, enabling …

Bitcoin tech approved as a way to issue shares

For the first time, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is allowing a company to issue public shares using the technology behind Bitcoin. The honor went to Overstock, which was also the first retailer to accept Bitcoins from the public for purchases. It built its own crypto-currency …

Bitcoin

Blockchain believers seek to shake up financial services

Michael Mainelli was well prepared for the surge of interest this year in how blockchain technology might transform financial services.<p>Two decades …

Bitcoin

The rumoured creator of bitcoin once hacked into his coffee machine

Dr Craig Steven Wright, the Australian scientist named in the press this week as the possible founder of bitcoin, once hacked into his internet-connected coffee maker.<p>Dr Wright is an obscure Australian computer-science and cybersecurity entrepreneur, and was identified by Wired and Gizmodo as the …

Bitcoin

Circle, Bitreserve, and BitPay are turning their backs on bitcoin

Some of the most high-profile and well-funded startups looking at bitcoin are now pivoting their businesses and distancing themselves from the digital currency, less than two years after the hype around bitcoin blew up.<p>Circle, BitPay, and Bitreserve — who between them have raised over $130 million …

Bitcoin

Overstock Wants To Fix Wall Street By Trading Brokers for the Blockchain

Patrick Byrne has a new weapon in his crusade against Wall Street: the blockchain.<p>Today Overstock.com became the first US company to receve the blessing of the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue public stocks over the blockchain, the public ledger at the heart of Bitcoin. Overstock also …

Bitcoin

This epic slideshow tells you everything you need to know about bitcoin and blockchain right now

Magister Advisors has produced arguably the most comprehensive report to date on what is happening in the world of bitcoin and blockchain startups.<p>Bitcoin is a digital-only currency not backed by any central bank, while the blockchain is the software underpinning it.<p>Blockchain uses complex …

Bitcoin

Plans to Issue Stock Using Bitcoin's Blockchain Technology Have Been Approved

Bitcoin has been shaking up the world of finance, but its underlying technology—known as blockchain—may yet have an even more pervasive effect. Now, …

Bitcoin At Tax Time: What You Need To Know About Trading, Tipping, Mining And More

, Women@Forbes<p>If you have come into possession of Bitcoin or any other digital currency such as Ripple or Litecoin that is “convertible” to a real currency or can be used to pay for goods and services, it may seem virtual. But the Internal Revenue Service considers it very real and you need to …

Cryptocurrency

IBM, J.P. Morgan, and Others Build a New Blockchain For Business

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and several other big banks are among those making a big bet on blockchain, the distributed transaction processing engine …

Geeks Love The Bitcoin Phenomenon Like They Loved The Internet In 1995

Flickr / zcopley<p>Bitcoins are a bit like the Internet. Or, rather, the Internet as it was in the mid ‘90s: something strange, coming out of geekdom into mainstream perception, greeted by puzzlement over how it works, why it works and why anyone would think it’s useful.<p>Even more intriguing is that …

Cryptocurrency

Prepare Yourself for Stock Trading Using Bitcoin Technology

Blockchain, the digital ledger underpinning Bitcoin, is perhaps the cryptocurrency’s most interesting (and intelligent) feature, with its ability to …

How Omni-Channel Marketing Can Help Travel Brands Fly Farther, Faster

Are marketers truly taking advantage of omni-channel strategies? Columnist Josh Manion discusses the opportunities and challenges of reaching …

Marketing

Data Science Falls Into Many Roles

Data science continues to grow in significance in industry, particularly in industries like software, IT consulting and finance. Last year I shared results from O’Reilly Media’s annual salary survey in this field in <i>Revealing Data Science’s Job Potential.</i> They have just recently released results for …

Data Science

How The NFL Is Using Big Data

Your fantasy football team just went high tech.<p>Like many businesses, the National Football League is experimenting with big data to help players, fans, and teams alike.<p>The NFL recently announced a deal with tech firm Zebra to install RFID data sensors in players’ shoulder pads and in all of the …

Big Data

35 Cool Social Media Facts

35 Cool Social Media Facts You Should Not Ignore<p>Social media seems to have been with us forever.<p>In fact Facebook has turned ten!…that is an eternity …

The Future of Data Science

What does the future of data science look like? If you’re Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri, the future of data science is all about predictive …

Big Data

What is Hadoop? Great Infographics Explains How it Works

<i>Guest infographics, originally posted on Udemy. It explains the concept, alternatives and career advice.</i><b>DSC Resources</b>• Career: Training | Books | Cheat …

Data Science

Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing

The diminishing effectiveness of conventional advertising and the rise of social media have led more and more brands to embrace content marketing. More and more companies are seeing themselves not just as advertisers, but as publishers, launching digital newsrooms, podcasts, and other forms of …

Content Marketing