And you thought bitcoin was weird?

It goes without saying here that we’ve got plenty of content covering bitcoin’s ins, outs, and everything in between. And when it comes to traditional, centralized currencies most people are used to, bitcoin is definitely out of the ordinary. But is that a negative? What about other strange currencies used throughout history and even the present day? Once you’re done reading this, bitcoin may not seem like the only oddball after all.
Read more “And you thought bitcoin was weird?”

Bitcoin news roundup: April 23 2017

Thanks for joining us for this edition of our bitcoin news roundup, where we’ve got updates on SegWit support, and the wire transfer deadlock experienced by multiple exchanges. We also cover headlines out of Russia and India that suggest both governments may be shifting their stance on digital currencies for the better. Read on to find out more!

Read more “Bitcoin news roundup: April 23 2017”

Generosity without borders: eco-conscious nonprofits that accept bitcoin

Bitcoin is still a long way from reaching the masses, but industry leaders have demonstrated why a surge in adoption is likely in the cards for bitcoin’s future. And with Earth Day around the corner, we wanted to shine a light on bitcoin’s benefits as an efficient donation vehicle for nonprofits. We’ve also included a selection of eco-conscious nonprofits that accept bitcoin donations!

Read more “Generosity without borders: eco-conscious nonprofits that accept bitcoin”

5 unique ways to discover bitcoin

Since bitcoin first emerged in 2008, it’s grown from a niche hobby explored mainly by computer scientists, cryptographers, and libertarians, into an entire genre of study at formal institutions and online education portals. Whether you’re starting from scratch or you’re a seasoned pro, everyone has a preferred way to discover bitcoin. To help you find your best fit, we scoured the web and hand-picked a diverse collection of online resources.

Read more “5 unique ways to discover bitcoin”

Product Update: Q1 2017

Since 2017 kicked off, we’ve released a number of key updates to our block explorer, bitcoin wallet, and developer platform. To keep you looped in, this post has the scoop on what we’ve been up to in the first quarter of the year.

Here’s a quick rundown of noteworthy updates for Q1 2017
  • We launched a new logo and look and feel on .info
  • We’ve added beginner-friendly resources to our site
  • We deployed an improved charts layout, including popular charts
  • We’ve added helpful wallet notifications
  • One form for API key requests

Read more “Product Update: Q1 2017”

An intro to bitcoin & block chain technology (a webinar with Kevin Houk)

As an industry leader for bitcoin and block chain technology, we are passionate about meaningful conversations that inspire action. Hackathons are at the forefront of these conversations! Programmer hub Hacker Earth recently teamed up with our developer, Kevin Houk, to host a webinar with an across-the-board introductory look at bitcoin and explore other noteworthy applications of block chain technology. For added hackathon inspiration, Kevin also took a dive into some cool uses for our API. If you couldn’t make it to the webinar, check it out below.

Read more “An intro to bitcoin & block chain technology (a webinar with Kevin Houk)”

Security mantras to swear by

So far, 2017 has proven to be a bullish year for bitcoin indeed. And as it shoots for the moon, it’s unfortunately common to see an uptrend in malware and phishing attempts that leave you with an empty wallet. In this post, we share best practices that will help fortify your online security arsenal. Read on to find out how you can increase your safe browsing IQ.

Read more “Security mantras to swear by”

The real story of bitcoin

You don’t have to look far to find a death knell for bitcoin. In fact, there’s a whole site dedicated to tracking such proclamations. These prognostications are loud and frequent but each is more wrong than the last. Don’t believe me? Here’s a helpful infographic that sheds light on the real story of bitcoin and how our 12 million+ users are helping to build the future of finance.

Bitcoin news roundup: March 26 2017

Thanks for joining us for this edition of our news roundup, where we touch on some thoughts post-SEC verdict for the Winklevoss ETF, and share an insightful piece on why diverse perspectives and collaboration will help the bitcoin community thrive. Plus, headlines show exciting growth for bitcoin in Ireland, and more. Jump right in to get the details!

Read more “Bitcoin news roundup: March 26 2017”