142.84 USD/BTCThe chart below is the price change over time. The yellow line is the price [USD / mBTC] at which actual trades were made. Green and red areas near the yellow line show you maximum and minimum price. Price is shown on the right axis. Bars in the background represent volume (that is, how many coins were traded during that time) enumerated in [mBTC].How to Buy Bitcoins in SpainWhen sending money to an exchange, you are trusting the operator to not steal your funds, and that their site is secure. It is recommended you obtain the real-world identity of the operator and ensure that sufficient recourse is available. Exchanging or storing significant amounts of funds with third-parties is not recommended. Bitcoin services are not highly regulated so a service can continue operating even when it is widely believed that it is insecure or dishonest.
Bitcoin for Undergrads, Wall Street’s Next Pump-and-DumpThe story was everywhere last week: MIT undergraduates will each receive $100 in Bitcoin when they arrive on campus next fall. The gift comes thanks to an affluent donor and two precocious student entrepreneurs — one a sophomore computer science major, the other a first-year Sloan MBA student and president of the MIT Bitcoin Club. I exaggerate slightly when I say the story was everywhere. As far as I know, Foreign Affairs hasn’t yet picked it up. But the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, USA Today, Time, Vice, The Wire, Slate, the Guardian, the Independent, the Telegraph, the Christian Science Monitor, the Jewish Daily Forward, RT, public radio’s Marketplace, Reuters, and Bloomberg all did run with it, along with basically every tech blog (and there are way too many tech blogs).
Explain Bitcoin Like I’m FiveThe Solution What if we gave this ledger — to everybody? Instead of the ledger living on a Blizzard computer, it’ll live in everybody’s computers.Tweet ConversationsMeet New People Tweet this page... Conversations TweetersBitcoin, Energy and the Future of Money — Armchair EconomicsWhile it’s impossible to predict how the Bitcoin experiment will pan out, it has already succeeded by creating a decentralized system for settling transactions, and by re-igniting interest in alternate currencies. Here I explore the idea of currency backed by energy. A few months ago I wrote an article, The Joule Standard, which describes the idea of denominating a currency in units of energy (see also joulestandard.com).
Tweet ConversationsMeet New People Tweet this page... Conversations Tweeters Sort by Klout score ▾ Hidden tweet.History of moneyMany things have been used as medium of exchange in markets including, for example, livestock and sacks of cereal grain (from which the Shekel is derived) – things directly useful in themselves, but also sometimes merely attractive items such as cowry shells or beads were exchanged for more useful commodities. Precious metals, from which early coins were made, fall into this second category. Numismatics is the study of money. Non-monetary exchange