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In-Person Bitcoin Exchanges Are Thriving

Call it a sign of the times, but something is definitely changing as face-to-face purchases of bitcoin are booming worldwide. In addition to avoiding a sometimes cumbersome registration process with traditional exchangers, in-person bitcoin transactions allow you to meet interesting new people in your area – and discuss bitcoin. Business colleagues and friends usually ask…

Zerocoin Add-on For Bitcoin Makes It Anonymous And Untraceable

Many users of the crypto-currency Bitcoin see it as the first fully anonymous and untraceable currency. It’s not. But with the addition of a clever piece of code called Zerocoin, it could still fulfill that dream of truly private payments. Zerocoin, the work of a group of cryptographers at John Hopkins University who plan to…

btcd: A Full Alternative Bitcoin Implementation, Written In Go

Multiple implementations is also good for standardization; in a monoculture, the dominant software becomes the standard, giving the developers of the dominant software a higher degree of control over the future development of the protocol than was originally intended. This does not even require the developers to make a conscious decision to start subverting the…