Posts Tagged ‘bitcoin’

How a few companies are bitcoining it – Sales from the crypt

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

How a few companies are bitcoining it
https://www.Economist.com/business/2018/05/19/how-a-few-companies-are-bitcoining-it “Bitmain & Bitfury…are designing ever-cleverer ASIC chips for their [#bitcoin] products. Bitmain’s individual mining machines sell for $1,300…on Amazon”

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Bitmain and Bitfury, a firm based in the Netherlands, are designing ever-cleverer ASIC chips for their products. Bitmain’s individual mining machines sell for $1,300 each on Amazon, and Bitfury will install shipping containers filled with mining machines for a price that is undisclosed but is thought to be around $1m-2m.
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George Church: Cryptocurrency Will Boost Genome Sequencing | Front Line Genomics

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Cryptocurrency Will Boost Genome Sequencing
http://www.FrontLineGenomics.com/news/19260/george-church-cryptocurrency-blockchain @NebulaGenomics, a new startup that uses #blockchain to give people control of their own data

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“A genomics startup co-founded by genetics pioneer George Church said yesterday that it seeks to lead the genomic data market by utilizing blockchain, the technology that underlies transactions of
cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.
In other words, Nebula Genomics will give you cryptocurrency in exchange for your genetic data.
The company will do so by significantly reducing the costs of personal genome sequencing, give you insights about it, secure it using blockchain, and allow you to do whatever you want with the data.” “}}

Has the bitcoin civil war come to a peaceful end?

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Has the #bitcoin civil war come to a peaceful end?
https://www.Economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/07/economist-explains-20 Should it be like gold or (state-issued) cash?

Bitcoin Rival Ethereum Gains Traction – WSJ

Monday, July 4th, 2016

#Bitcoin Rival Ethereum Gains Traction…. but suffers $55m theft due to hacked code. Wow!
http://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-rival-ether-gains-traction-1466461279

The great chain of being sure about things | The Economist

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

The great chain of being sure about things
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21677228-technology-behind-bitcoin-lets-people-who-do-not-know-or-trust-each-other-build-dependable Overview of re-purposing the #Bitcoin blockchain for distributed records

How My Mom Got Hacked – NYTimes.com

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

How My Mom Got Hacked http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/opinion/sunday/how-my-mom-got-hacked.html The Cryptowall #crime business, complete w/ customer support & #Bitcoin payment suggestions

The Face Behind Bitcoin – Newsweek

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

The Face Behind #Bitcoin. Satoshi Nakamoto, hiding in plain sight w. >$100M. Interesting to read his strenuous denial
http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/03/14/bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto.html

The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn and Murder Live Online – TIME

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The Secret Web: Rather scary account of the Silk Road explaining its use of #bitcoin & #tor
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2156271,00.html via @smthwrld #privacy

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2156271,00.html

Rich-Get-Richer Effect Observed in BitCoin Digital Currency Network | MIT Technology Review

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Interesting data set to analyze

Rich Get Richer Effect Observed in #BitCoin: #econophysicists analyzing entire transaction corpus find a #powerlaw
http://www.technologyreview.com/view/518541/rich-get-richer-effect-observed-in-bitcoin-digital-currency-network

Ex-Googler Gives the World a Better Bitcoin | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Ex-Googler Gives the World a Better #Bitcoin: #Litecoin which appreciated $30 to $8.4K in past year
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/08/litecoin via @bkunkel3
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/08/litecoin/