Bitcoin

Articles related to the peer-to-peer digital commodity/currency called Bitcoin.

Island Country of Dominica Issues Bitcoins Nationally

Holy shit. The PanAm Post reports: 70,000 Island Residents Get a “Bitcoin Drop” March 2015 For the first time in history, a country will officially adopt bitcoin as its currency:Dominica, an island republic in the middle of the Caribbean. An event to mark the occasion will be held in March 2015, thanks to an agreement between local…

Bilderberg 2014: Interview With Diederik Samson

The Dollar Vigilante has an article on Bilderberg that’s worth checking out.  It includes a street interview with Diederik Samson, a leader of Netherlands’ Parliament. It just blows my mind every year that the mainstream media remains totally silent on this confab.  Why are we left getting interviews like this strictly from Paul Joseph Watson and Julia Tourianski?  It’s…

It’s Beautiful Watching The World Go Dark

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Darkcoin has raced ahead of other alternative currencies to rapidly become the world’s third largest cryptocurrency.  Darkcoin operates exactly like Bitcoin, but it offers much stronger anonymity protection.  Darkcoin essentially takes the features of the Dark Wallet Bitcoin wallet and integrates them directly into the currency itself, making it extremely anonymous and very simple to use.…

Free Secure Email: Meet Proton Mail

A group of CERN scientists have developed an email system that provides end-to-end encryption of emails, which prevents anyone from being able to spy on the emails being exchanged. The service plans on making revenue by charging for extra storage space, and yes, they do accept Bitcoin as a payment option.  Right now they are…

TigerDirect Tops $1 Million in Total Bitcoin Sales

Coindesk reports: Florida-based online high-tech retailer TigerDirect passed $1m in total bitcoin sales on 13th March, less than two months after it began accepting the digital currency. TigerDirect began taking bitcoin on 23rd January, partnering with Georgia-based merchant processor BitPay, and has been active atincentivizing its budding bitcoin customer base. Steven Leeds, director of marketing at…

Cryptocurrency Auroracoin Given to Every Person in Iceland

Coindesk reports: A team of Icelandic cryptocurrency enthusiasts is gearing up to launch an altcoin designed specifically for the population of Iceland. Auroracoin is a litecoin-based digital currency, 50% of which is pre-mined. This is where it gets interesting: the pre-mined coins will be distributed to the entire populace of Iceland starting on 25th March. Each…

A Gold Backed Cryptocurrency? Not So Fast

A recent Yahoo Finance press release by NoFiatCoin claims that a new gold backed cryptocurrency has been created that can act as an alternative to bitcoin.  The article reads like a news article, but it is actually a self-promotional advertisement written by NoFiatCoin. The article reads, “Traded on the Ripple Network, this next generation cryptocurrency released…

Responses To Typical Anti-Bitcoin Goldbug Dogma

Brandon Smith recently authored an anti-bitcoin screed on Alt-Market.  You can read the article here.  In this article, I want to address each of the points Smith raises because I see these exact same arguments repeated over and over again by goldbugs the world over. To begin with, Smith obviously has a bias toward precious…