Top-5 Bitcoin Firsts

Top-5 Bitcoin Firsts

Once in a while we hear the inspiring, amusing and often ridiculous stories about Bitcoins, the innovative cryptocurrency that is taking the world by storm. Here is an overview of the Bitcoin’s first achievements in integrating into the mainstream.

The first transaction

Some of you might have heard the story about the incredibly pricy pizza bought for Bitcoins. On May 21, 2010, an IT specialist Laszlo Hanyecz from Florida transferred 10,000 Bitcoins to an unknown Bitcoin-enthusiast in England, who would order a pizza from a Laszlo’s local Papa John’s and got it delivered to him.

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How to Read the Charts on BitcoinWisdom.com

How to Read the Charts on BitcoinWisdom.com

The price has always seemed to be the most important aspect of the Bitcoin ecosystem, and it actually blinds people from seeing the true potential behind a distributed, global ledger. Many of the most adamant Bitcoin proponents claim that the price doesn’t matter to them, but the reality is that it still makes sense to check in on it from time to time. BitcoinWisdom.com is one of the most widely-used Bitcoin chart websites on the Internet these days, but you have to know what you’re looking at if you’re going to be able to make any sense of the lines, candlesticks, and numbers.

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LinkedIn as a New Home for Bitcoin Groups

LinkedIn as a New Home for Bitcoin Groups

 

It would appear that Bitcoin communities have found a new home in the LinkedIn social network. Until now, most Bitcoin community activity has been happening on reddit, a social network that allows a topic to have multiple threads and sub-threads in addition to the standard inbox facilities present in all social networks. Reddit followed by Twitter still hold a commanding lead on matters bitcoin. With the growth of bitcoin communities on LinkedIn, there are reasons why you should be paying attention.

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Exclusive Interview with the Owner of Room 77 (Berlin)

Exclusive Interview with the Owner of Room 77 (Berlin)

“There is no doubt that cryptocurrency is the future of money”, — said Joerg Platzer, the owner of Room 77, the first bar in Berlin to accept Bitcoin. He believes that together with Bitcoin, cryptocurrency is the future alternative to the current economic system, and he precedes this idea through plenty of  lectures, talks with politicians, meetings and conferences. Joerg has recently written a book for Bitcoin dummies, which is going to be released this autumn.

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Bitcoin Startups: CrowdCurity

Bitcoin Startups: CrowdCurity

 

Security in Bitcoin will always be an issue. Many companies and services have been hacked since the start of Bitcoin and companies need to take any measure possible to secure their services. What do you do if you can’t afford an expensive security team or professional audits? CrowdCurity has built a decentralized security force by giving an open network of security researchers the chance to earn bounties for finding vulnerabilities in Bitcoin company websites.

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