Key Impact: Legal Professionals

-+*This video covers some of the legal issues pertaining to Bitcoin and digital currencies, including: Federal and State MSB issues Bitcoin and banking New questions raised by Bitcoin Court cases and enforcement actions          

Key Impact: Accounting Professionals

-+*This video covers accounting issues pertaining to Bitcoin and other digital currencies, including: US March 2014 IRS Guidance FBAR and FATCA Compliance Bitcoin accounting for merchants and businesses Auditing digital currency businesses Software tools          

Key Impact: Financial Professionals

-+*This video broadly covers financial topics pertaining to Bitcoin, including: Potential valuation methods Risks Tools for measuring the health of the ecosystem Gaining exposure to bitcoin as an asset class          

Bitcoin Basics

-+*This is brief overview of what bitcoin is, how it works, and its primary features and properties. This video covers: The fundamental difference vs traditional online transactions The Blockchain The Bitcoin Protocol The Bitcoin Network Origins of Bitcoin Bitcoin Mining How people acquire bitcoins Storing bitcoin Using bitcoin Properties of Bitcoin      

In One Sentence

-+*Here you’ll find succinct answers to common questions about Bitcoin and Digital Currencies. Each answer is confined to one-sentence and can stand by itself, though further explanation follows each answer for those looking for more depth.   Q. What is Bitcoin Mining? A. Bitcoin mining is the process by which bitcoin transactions are recorded into… Read more »

Common Misconceptions

-+*Bitcoin is a complex topic that’s drawn plenty of praise as well as criticism. Here we identify a few of the more common misconceptions and factual errors seen in the discussion.   Myth: Bitcoin is anonymous Bitcoin use is said to be “pseudonymous”, not fully anonymous. Every bitcoin transaction is recorded in a global, public… Read more »

Bitcoin Charts

-+*Below are several charts tracking the Digital Currency ecosystem. Links to embeddable images (of multiple sizes) are available for each chart. All chart images are free to use and distribute for any purpose.   Chart 1: Number of Merchants Accepting Bitcoin: 2009-2014 This chart shows the number of merchants accepting bitcoin for goods or services…. Read more »

Bitcoin Quotes

-+*Below are quotes from notable public figures. Where possible, the original source of the quotation is cited.   “At our venture firm, we continue to see an escalating stream of fascinating new Bitcoin uses cases and applications from entrepeneurs.” Marc Andreessen, Venture Capitalist, Founder of Netscape, Jan 5, 2015 – Source     “The bitcoin… Read more »

Alt-coins & “Bitcoin 2.0″

-+*The technologies, ideas, companies, and products operating in the so-called “Bitcoin 2.0” space change constantly, and even the term “Bitcoin 2.0” isn’t well-defined. This leads to a lot of confusion. Here we break down some of the different types of technologies into four categories to better understand what they are and aren’t.   1) Traditional… Read more »