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Game over, Bitcoin. Long live human-based currencies!

While being a tremendous proof of concept, the distributed cryptocurrency Bitcoin is fundamentally flawed as an alternative money system, critics say. It is now time for truly radical monetarists to build on this technical experiment and move to the next level of the monetary revolution: a truly human-based digital monetary system. Since its launch in 2009, Bitcoin has turned from a crypto-anarchist project into a hype topic in the worldwide web community and beyond. From London’s squats to Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood: not everyone uses Bitcoin, but everyone is talking about it. Bitcoin can be described as a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, in other words a distributed monetary system that enables anonymous and relatively secure transactions without any centralized authority. Everyone agrees that Bitcoin is an amazing proof of concept from a technical standpoint, and has succeeded in raising much awareness for the current flaws of the monetary system. Which is bad, Felix Salmon says:

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Bitcoin 2.0: Can Ripple Make Digital Currency Mainstream? It has been a nail-biting year for people who hold Bitcoins, an open-source digital currency that has quickly gained traction in the tech community. Last June, Bitcoins were worth $5. By April 2013, they were up to $266. Then they dropped to $70 in April. By reading this page, you are mining bitcoins The morning of Friday, Feb. 7, the prominent Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announced that, due to technical problems, it would be putting bitcoin withdrawals on hold. Customers would still be able to cash their bitcoins in for other currencies, or trade on the market. But getting bitcoins out of Mt. Gox would be impossible. Digital 'bitcoin' currency surpasses 20 national currencies in value An illustration of the "bitcoin," a virtual currency currently selling for more than $90 U.S. Dollars. More than $1 billion dollars worth of a digital currency known as "bitcoins" now circulate on the web – an amount that exceeds the value of the entire currency stock of small countries like Liberia (which uses “Liberian dollars”), Bhutan (which uses the “Ngultrum”), and 18 other countries. So what is a “bitcoin,” and why would anyone use it? Unlike traditional currency, bitcoins are not issued by a government or even a private company. Instead, the currency is run by computer code that distributes new bitcoins at a set rate to people who devote web servers to keep the code running.

5 Ways to Support High-Density Retina Displays An interesting point was raised by Brendan Davis in my recent post “Responsive Web Design and Scrollbars: Is Chrome’s Implementation Better?”: are RWD breakpoints affected by high pixel-density screens? The short answer is: no — but we need to delve a little deeper and look at the problems they can cause. What is Retina? “Retina” is Apple’s brand name for double-density screens but other manufacturers are creating similar displays. The technology is used in recent iPhones, iPads, MacBook Pros and other high-end devices.

Why cyber currency Bitcoin is trading at an all-time high - Mar. 6, 2013 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) One bitcoin is was worth about $40 U.S. dollars on Tuesday, and surged on Wednesday to nearly $49. That's up from around $13 in January, and 5 cents in 2010, according to Mt. Bitcoin Hits $1 Billion Bitcoin, the world’s first open-source cryptographic currency, which has been on a tear since the beginning of this year, set a new record on 28 March, when the price listed on the largest online exchange rose past US $95. With nearly 11 million bitcoins in circulation, this sets the total worth of the currency at just over $1 billion. For a bit of perspective, that’s how much Facebook spent on its acquisition of Instagram last April. But Bitcoin is not a company. It’s a digital currency that runs on a global peer-to-peer network without the backing of a nation or any other central authority.

Bitcoin: How its core technology will change the world - tech - 05 February 2014 At the coalface: mining for money (Image: Stephen Lam/Reuters) The virtual currency is about more than money – the real innovation is what people are doing with the technology it is based on BITCOIN has been called many things, from the future of money to a drug dealer's dream and everything else in between. Creating Retina Images for Your Website July 6th, 2012 by Kyle Larson Apple’s newest devices feature the Retina Display, a screen that packs double as many pixels into the same space as older devices. For designers this immediately brings up the question, “What can I do to make my content look outstanding on these new iPads and iPhones?”. First there are a few tough questions to consider, but then this guide will help you get started making your websites and web apps look amazingly sharp with Retina images!

Virtual cash exchange becomes bank 7 December 2012Last updated at 12:07 ET The deal means more protection for cash created by bitcoin dealing A currency exchange that specialises in virtual cash has won the right to operate as a bank. Bitcoin Exchange Scam – Bitcoins Are Now Worthless After considerable thought, I’ve decided to put the Bitcoin Exchange Scammer comment back up as I believe it’s in the public interest, especially so given recent events on Bitcoin Exchanges. For those unaware, every now and then, I receive a comment through the wonderfully inefficient spam filter from someone who couldn’t quite find my email address. That’s fine and most times it’s a small fire that’s quickly put out, or a start-up proposal to consider. All good fun. Yesterday was a little different.