What is bitcoin? The cryptocurrency explained

What is bitcoin? The cryptocurrency explained

Bitcoin is going wild — here’s what the cryptocurrency is all about

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Bitcoin is back in the headlines after soaring in value. One bitcoin was worth $Two,800 on May 25, up from $1,200 at the end of April.

In countries that accept it, you can buy groceries and clothes just as you would with the local currency. Read More

The Virtual Currency Gold Rush and the Regulatory Wild West

The Virtual Currency Gold Rush and the Regulatory Wild West

The Virtual Currency Gold Rush and the Regulatory Wild West

Since my departure from the world of full-time academia, I have dedicated noticeably less time to writing fresh content for this site – however, not for want of subject matter. In the course of my latest work on AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and CFT (Countering the Financing of Terrorism) I have been deeply engaged with an old favourite topic of mine – digital payment methods. Read More

The scaling debate, Bitcoin forks and potential disruptions, Luno

The scaling debate, Bitcoin forks and potential disruptions, Luno

The scaling debate, Bitcoin forks and potential disruptions

Werner van Rooyen

twenty six Jul two thousand seventeen • five minute read

“Bitcoin is dying!”, “Bitcoin will crash!”, “Bitcoin may fork!”, “BIP148 vs BIP91”, “August one is D-day!“ are some of the confusing articles and comments you might have seen or heard in latest weeks. Read More

The hack attack that takes your computer hostage till you pay, PBS NewsHour

The hack attack that takes your computer hostage till you pay, PBS NewsHour

The hack attack that takes your computer hostage till you pay

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Inna Simone is retired, a mother and grandmother from Russia who now lives outside of Boston. Last November, her home computer commenced acting strangely.

INNA SIMONE: My computer was working terribly. It was not working, I mean, it was so slow. Read More

The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction

The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction

The Blockchain for Education: An Introduction

Is blockchain poised to be “the next big thing” in education?

This has become a question I hear with enhancing frequency about a technology that, up until fairly recently, was primarily associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The subtext to the question, I suppose: do educators need to pay attention to the blockchain? Read More

Still Don – t Get Bitcoin? Here – s an Explanation For Five-Year-Olds

Still Don – t Get Bitcoin? Here – s an Explanation For Five-Year-Olds

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If you still can’t figure out what the heck a bitcoin is, this elementary explanation for a five-year-old may help you .

We’re sitting on a park bench. It’s a fine day. I have one apple with me, I give it to you.

You now have one apple and I have zero. That was elementary, right?

Let’s look closely at what happened:

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Six main disadvantages of Bitcoin and the blockchain – Kaspersky Lab official blog

Six main disadvantages of Bitcoin and the blockchain – Kaspersky Lab official blog

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