airBaltic becomes first airline to accept Bitcoin, Ripple Labs unveils plans for new smart contract system called Codius, Gliph re-adds bitcoin functionality on iOS, the Isle of Man clarifies regulations, the Australian Tax Office prepares to release official rulings on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, Sweden files request with EU for clarification on application of VAT for Bitcoin, Coin Congress will in San Francisco starting tomorrow
The first two weeks of our cross-country bitcoin-only tour showed us the beautiful diversity that our country has to offer. From the mountains in Asheville to the Monuments in DC, from the chaos of NYC to the serenity of New Hampshire, our journey twisted and turned from the southeast to the northeast, blessing us with rich experiences and beautiful views. After two weeks of living on the road and dealing More Info »
Catch up on the presentations from our July 8th Bitcoin Beginners Fair to learn about the basics of Bitcoin with Dan Held of Blockchain, Jonathan Zobro of 37coins, and Thaddeus Dryja.
Our first two weeks of BTC-only travel are over and we have learned many lessons about the practicality of travel on BTC. Our first week was nearly 100% successful. We spent only BTC on food, gas and hotel. Unfortunately, the toll roads took us by surprise and we spent our first Federal Reserve Notes late in the evening on Day Seven. We stayed that night at a Holiday Inn in More Info »
Bigger bucks ahead… because money itself is being re-invented! But material wealth may not be the key motivator. The new money is 100% internet-based. It flows free and fast like electrons, and it comes with superpowers. Call it money 2.0, internet money, or supermoney. “Up, up and away!” (Note: The term “supermoney” is used by at least two companies: supermoney.com of Santa Ana, California; and supermoney.eu of Milan, Italy.) No, More Info »
There is an awful lot of speculation about the first-ever government auction of nearly 30,000 bitcoins seized by the United States Marshals Service (USMS). The truth is that there is not enough information at this time to draw any reliable conclusions, so this article will necessarily be just as speculative as the rest. Let’s start with what we know: About 30,000 bitcoin were auctioned off in 10 blocks: 9 blocks More Info »