Breaking It Down: Bitcoin Units of Measurement

Today we want to spend some time explaining to beginners what the common units of bitcoin measurement are.

Just like a $1 bill can be broken down into 100 pennies, bitcoin (the currency) can also be broken down and divided into smaller units. Bitcoin’s ability to do this is crucial for user adoption, and for encouraging practical usage as an everyday currency alternative. This also makes it easier when buying bitcoin; depending on its value at the time, it may be more affordable to buy a fraction of the digital currency here and there instead of an entire bitcoin all at once. In fact, a lot of people think they have to buy a whole bitcoin to get started, but you can buy almost any amount you want!

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The Ultimate List on Spending Your Bitcoin in Kiev, Ukraine

With all due respect to everywhere else on the planet, Kiev is the eighth most populous city in Europe and home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks.  This week marks FinTech Week Ukraine and our first sponsorship in a Ukraine-based event!  With the help of our dedicated and diligent ambassadors, we are participating in the Blockchain Conference (5/20) followed by FinTech Hackathon (5/21-22).  That is why we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to Bitcoin-friendly Kiev – a comprehensive list of businesses who have decided to be totally brilliant (accept bitcoin, that is!).

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Bitcoin News for the week of 2/8/16

Welcome to our weekly bitcoin news recap, where we cover top headlines and stories in the world of bitcoin each week. This week we had the chance to see first hand what the White House thinks about bitcoin, and Blockchain Co-Founder Nic Cary was a guest speaker at the World Government Summit in Dubai. There are new developments and updates in bitcoin, plus we have some bitcoin protips to share, all in this week’s Blockchain recap.

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Bitcoin News for the week of 2/1/16

Welcome to our weekly bitcoin news recap, where we cover top headlines and stories in the world of bitcoin each week. This was an exciting week for us here at Blockchain, as we released a major update to our wallet that will help make bitcoin accessible and easier to use for everyone. Also this week, we saw a lot of great information on new changes coming down the road in bitcoin, from technical innovations all the way to new investments and capital. Get all this news and more, in this week’s Blockchain recap.

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Merchant Spotlight – Bitcoin Coffee at Paralelní Polis

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Have you ever paid for your coffee with bitcoin?  
Bitcoin Coffee of Paralelní Polis is a bitcoin-only coffee laboratory serving superior tasting coffee that reflects on the flavor profile and unique character of every variety and the influence of the environment in which the coffee grew.

Blockchain’s initial exposure to Bitcoin Coffee and Paralelní Polis was last October, when our Security Engineer, Kristov Atlas, visited the space to give a presentation on currencies and fungibility.  For Kristov, it was really interesting to see bitcoin so vibrantly in action, and he described the building to be filled with “a very technologically sophisticated and artistic group of people.”

Continue reading for our interview with Jakub Sabata of Paralelní Polis.

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Bitcoin News for the week of 1/25/16

Welcome to our weekly bitcoin news recap, where we cover top headlines and stories in the world of bitcoin each week. It’s been another exciting week in bitcoin! This week CoinDesk released their annual State of Bitcoin report, which has some valuable insights into bitcoin and blockchain that we touch on below. We also saw some work toward boosting bitcoin in different ways, and merchant and user adoption shows no signs of slowing, as unique use-cases for bitcoin are ongoing in various regions of the world.

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Bitcoin News for the week of 1/18/16

Welcome to our weekly bitcoin news recap, where we cover top headlines and stories in the world of bitcoin each week. We have a special treat this week, as Blockchain co-founder Nic Cary was featured by Ukraine’s largest private bank for a live interview, where he discusses bitcoin and blockchain tech. In other big news, China announced that they want to create their own bitcoin-like digital currency, and yes, bitcoin is still alive and chugging. Read all this news and more, in this week’s Blockchain recap.

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Bitcoin News for the week of 1/4/16

Welcome to our weekly bitcoin news recap, where we cover top headlines and stories in the world of bitcoin each week. We started 2016 with a bang, and pundits have been discussing bitcoin and the blockchain and how it has been showing signs of continued growth while the rest of the world markets haven’t started the year out as well. There are a few upcoming events happening this year to get excited about as well, as bitcoin and the blockchain is always evolving. Learn about all this and more in this week’s Blockchain recap below.

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Bitcoin News for the week of 12/28/15

Welcome to our weekly bitcoin news recap, where we cover top headlines and stories in the world of bitcoin each week. This is our first recap for 2016, which covers the last week of 2015. As we rang in the new year, we took a look back at the price of bitcoin for the past 12 months, which show bullish figures as we head into the new year. We also saw several predictions and opinions on what to expect in the upcoming year. There was also news from Visa Europe which may have surprised some (or maybe not if you’ve been following our recaps), stating that blockchain technology is no longer undeniable.

Get all this news and more, as we start off 2016 strong in our weekly Blockchain recap below.

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Merchant Spotlight – The Techno Tourist

Meet the Techno Jetsetters, Sarah Belaidi and Mike LaGrotta.  And yes, there’s a company dedicated to techno tourism!  Since early 2011, Sarah and Mike have come a long way to become a globally recognized boutique travel agency and lifestyle brand.

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