Exchange Review: BitYes - Digiconomist BitYes was launched as a subsidiary of Huobi, at the first anniversary of this Chinese exchange in September 2014. Huobi launched BitYes to specifically target international customers trading in USD. Trades The trading on the exchange is not very special. Users can buy and sell Bitcoin or Litecoin via limit orders only, and these cryptocurrencies can only be traded against USD and not against each other. Market orders, advanced order types or advanced products such as margin and Futures trading are not available. Explain Bitcoin Like I’m Five The 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. All the transactions that have ever happened, from all time, in digital apples will be recorded in it. You can’t cheat it.
Coinbase VS Btc-e VS BitStamp - Where Should you Buy Bitcoins ? Probably one of the first questions any Bitcoin newbie asks himself is where do I buy Bitcoins. It seems that every other day another trading platform comes along and with so many options it’s hard to know the major differences between the exchanges. That’s why I’ve decided to create this short comparison between the 3 major exchanges today – Coinbase, BTC-E and Bitstamp. What I did was simple, I checked with each exchange the process of buying $100 worth of Bitcoins. What Happens to Bitcoin Miners When all Coins are Mined? Bitcoin is celebrated by supporters and admonished by skeptics because of its finite supply. There are only 21 million bitcoins that can ever be mined, regardless of the earth’s population and its corresponding demand for bitcoins. Once all 21 million have been mined, there will never be any new bitcoins (unless a change to the protocol is made to increase the supply). Also read: The Subjective Valuations of Bitcoin and Gold Supporters love Bitcoin’s fixed supply because it harkens back to the days of the sound money gold standard.
Blockchain Technology serving the Freedom of Speech DECENT is an independent decentralized 3.0 network owned by its users allowing media sharing and ensuring the freedom of speech in order to provide borderless information and data flow while avoiding manipulation, censorship and any third party influence. As an open source platform it also enables everyone to build their own application on top of the DECENT protocol. The Freedom of Speech, as one of the basic human rights, is being suppressed nowadays by influence of profit or propaganda oriented corporations, which decide what is going to be presented to public. Sidechains And Lightning, The New New Bitcoin The great thing about Bitcoin, for a tech columnist like me, is that it’s simultaneously over-the-top cinematic and technically dense. Richard Branson recently hosted a “Blockchain Summit” at his private Caribbean island. There’s a Bitcoin Jet. At the same time, 2015 has seen the release of a whole slew of technically gnarly–and technically fascinating–proposals built atop the Bitcoin blockchain. In case you’ve been living in a Faraday cage: a blockchain is a distributed peer-to-peer ledger system, (generally) safeguarded by cryptographic proof-of-work, initially devised by a mysterious entity called Satoshi Nakamoto … who released Bitcoin, the world’s first blockchain network/protocol/application/currency, in 2009. To most people, Bitcoin itself is already deeply esoteric (and many still find it risible.)
Bitcoin regulation overhaul in Japan » Brave New Coin Japan’s Government has long been working on a bill to amend its Banking Act, accounting for changes to the economy stemming from the growth of telecommunications technologies. Last week, the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) announced that this bill will come into full force on Saturday, April 1. The amendments include an ordinance concerning digital currencies as well as digital currency exchanges. According to the world’s largest bitcoin exchange by volume, Bitflyer, “Section 3 of this bill now includes wording on virtual currency [VC] and is being tentatively called the ‘Virtual Currency Act’." It defines digital currencies including Bitcoin for the first time and recognizes them as a method of payment. - Bitflyer
Why Bitcoin Makes an Ideal Reserve Currency From its inception in 2009, Bitcoin spent its first five years in obscurity before coming to light. Seven years down the line, it is the most sought after digital currency. Even though Bitcoin is now a widely recognized cryptocurrency, it is still an alternate currency used by less than one percent of the world population. Bitcoin is currently facing the uphill task of fighting against established monetary systems and fiat currencies, which have been around for hundreds of years or more. The main advantage of Bitcoin over existing fiat currencies is its decentralized nature: it is a truly global currency with no one country claiming ownership over it.
StartCOIN - an Altcoin for Crowdfunding and More Altcoins are the next best thing after bitcoin. They come in all shapes and sizes, and they are usually designed for a specific use. Development of altcoins can be attributed to the success of bitcoin and the open source technology that powers the bitcoin network. Bitcoin needs both unregulated and regulated network nodes · Xapo Blog At Xapo, we believe that Bitcoin’s permissionlessness, censor-resistance and unseizability are its most important features, without which Bitcoin would not be of much value. The only way to ensure that Bitcoin can remain permissionless, censor-resistant and unseizable is by making sure that anyone can get some bitcoin, store it, and send it without any intermediaries or regulators; if people lose the ability to use Bitcoin freely, it will have lost most of its value. Yet we designed Xapo as a regulated Bitcoin intermediary.