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Bitcoin has come a long way from its humble beginnings seven years ago. What was once seen as a flash in the pan with no future viability has continued to not only survive, but thrive in the world markets. It’s become a completely valid commodity that’s traded and invested in just like gold or foreign[…]
In this infographic from the ShortList published by Business Insider, Edward Snowden provides his top four tips for people to help protect their internet privacy. We have also provided tips in the past too for protecting your privacy on the web, such as using Tor, PGP, online identities (separate from your real life identity), 2FA,[…]
Recently Apple has come under fire for not giving the federal government unprecedented backdoor access to a terrorists iPhone account. The terrorist did terrible things, and the federal government feels they must have access the iPhone’s encrypted data in order to find out more information about the terrorist, possible terrorist plots, and any other information which can[…]
In October 2010, I started the BitShare blog. The intent was to create a daily or every-other day or so, news blog that curated daily bits to share (hence the name). BitShare is focused on content related to internet, tech, culture, apps, and more. At the time in 2010, the Tumblr blogging platform was still[…]
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For many people who work in technology, the idea of Bitcoin has remained something of a joke since its emergence a few years back. While most will acknowledge that the underlying concepts are significant, the idea of Bitcoin as a mainstream resource or a disruptive new currency will still cause many to chuckle or roll[…]
Faisal Khan, a banking, payments, and fintech consultant, just published a neat periodical table of money transfer businesses (remittances). He claims it to be the first of it’s kind, and I haven’t seen any like it, so kudos to him for putting this table together. The table has the usual players such as Visa, Western[…]
“You can’t have 100% security, while still having 100% privacy.” – President Obama in 2013, when speaking about the NSA’s surveillance program that Edward Snowden blew the whistle on which was secretly spying and data mining people’s private information. And it is true, it today’s modern government, you cannot have 100% privacy out-of-the-box, but you can achieve it[…]
Here is a brief explanation of what Bitcoin is in the Alex Winter documentary The Deep Web, narrated by actor Keanu Reeves. The Deep Web is a film about Ross Ulbricht, Silk Road, and Bitcoin. The film explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law.