Bitcoin is on the rise after a slew of announcements from major internet communities and companies. Kim Dotcom announced that Mega would be accepting Bitcoin, Reddit Gold can now be purchased with Bitcoin and of course WordPress accepts Bitcoin. However, there are quite a few lesser known services as well. Here’s a list of some of the online services that are embracing the cash of the internet. (more…)
While it may have once been valid, today the claim that “you can’t buy anything with Bitcoin” simply isn’t true. While gambling and the silk road certainly helped Bitcoin get going, a far larger and more legal economy is beginning to emerge. Today you can purchase everything from a new computer to gold and silver, or even order a pizza. Heres a list of just a few of the places that accept Bitcoin. (more…)
Over the last several months the digital currency Terracoin has been steadily gaining a following. With the emergence of several Terracoin communities and more developers working on Terracoin projects I’ve decided to do a series of posts on using and mining Terracoin. What follows is an introduction to Terracoin and a guide on using the Terracoin client.
I’ve heard this question asked a lot lately, “should I buy an ASIC miner or invest directly in Bitcoin?” I asked myself the same thing back in November. After much research I did both, investing $200 in Bitcoin and $150 on an ASIC. Today my Bitcoin purchase is worth $484.40 US Dollars ($29.18 USD / 1 BTC) well over doubling my initial investment. The $150 Butterfly Labs Jalapeno hasn’t arrived yet, though I’m told I can get a refund if I’d like. With that said, I’m happy with my choice and will likely do the same again. My analysis and explanation follows. (more…)
Last Thursday Reddit announced that it will be accepting Bitcoin as payment for Reddit Gold. In light of the recent exposure from Reddit I’m taking some time to revisit the crypto currency subreddits as they are growing both in number and in size. While r/Bitcoin is right up there with BitcoinTalk.org and the Bitcoin Stack Exchange in terms of activity, many of the lesser known subreddits could use some exposure. Given the recent increase in Bitcoin mining difficultly I’ve included subreddits for lesser known crypto currencies as well. These other crypto currencies are expected to become an attractive option to CPU and GPU miners as Bitcoin ASICS come online. (more…)
I received an email this morning from Avalon ASIC announcing that they would be reopening orders on batch two. With record breaking hash rates and a lot of movement in the Bitcoin hardware industry, it seems like an appropriate time to do an ASIC mining roundup. For those new to mining, ASIC stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuit. The Bitcoin ASICs are essentially hardware designed specifically and solely for mining Bitcoin. While there had been multiple companies working on developing ASICs for Bitcoin, currently only three have either shipped or (more…)
Like many Bitcoiners I have been watching the price of Bitcoin rise steadily for the last several months. Between the halving of the block reward, the emergence of ASICs and a growing Bitcoin economy things are looking pretty good. With recent media attention from Bloomberg, Forbes, and others; Bitcoin is poised for growth. However, the increasing price of Bitcoin relative to traditional fiat currencies such as the Dollar and Euro may actually inhibit adoption by the general public. (more…)