Are Women Participating in the Digital Currency Revolution?


-+*On March 4th, 2014 the federal government officially acknowledged the importance of digital currencies. Thomas J Curry, head of the US Office of the Comptroller, stated that digital currencies are “potentially revolutionary in their impact, and are advancing at a breakneck pace.” This announcement contrasts against the value of Bitcoin eroding by almost 75% in… Read more »

The Intersection of Bitcoin and Virtual Worlds

Patty Rangel

-+*In 2007 I was introduced to the Second Life virtual world while working at EON Reality Inc., a company that specializes in fully immersive Virtual Reality and 3D Stereoscopic turnkey solutions. One of my clients was a sponsor of the Corporate Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo. I was asked to create a custom Virtual… Read more »

Russia Celebrates Bitcoin Women’s Day


-+*В этом году #Bitcoin сообщество отмечает Международный женский день впервые. Праздник лозунг 08.03.2015 является #MakeItHappen! Кажется, мы получили отличную возможность рассказать о вкладе женщин в развитие Криптовалюта. После третьего, но навсегда первых, Bitcoin конференции России, мы встретились с Натальей Гавриленко. Москва – Киев – Санкт-Петербург – и Москва вновь. Москва снова, и снова будет что-то… Read more »

Bitcoin Enables Innovative E-Commerce Markets


-+*Integrating Bitcoin is usually not that difficult to do, and for most US based businesses the need isn’t that great. If you’re just selling t-shirts to other Americans, PayPal works quite well. Bitcoin is better, but the biggest selling point at the moment is that accepting Bitcoin will get attention, and likely attract a bit… Read more »

How the Blockchain May Support and Facilitate Community Governance


-+*Bitcoin was the first decentralized cryptocurrency that operate independently of any government or central bank. But the really interesting thing about Bitcoin is not the currency itself, rather than the underlying technology, the blockchain: a decentralized public ledger that relies on cryptography to ensure that every transaction is valid. As a secure and distributed datastore,… Read more »

Empowering Afghan Women with Coding and Bitcoin Education


-+*I am pretty sure when you think about Afghanistan, your first thought is not the beautiful Hindu Kush mountain or the wavy Amu River that come to your mind. Instead, it is a war zone with a lot of destruction. As an Afghan refuge born in Iran, I grew up with many ups and downs… Read more »

Bitcoin: A Social, Political, and Economic Game Changer for Women Globally

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-+*What is up with the hype around the Bitcoin currency? Digital money? Instant transfers? For myself, Bitcoin is a social, political and economic Game Changer, specifically for women around the world. My name is Elizabeth Ploshay. I serve on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors and additionally handle non profit outreach for BitPay. I also… Read more »

A year on from Gox and Bitcoin still has an image problem

Tom Hashemi

-+*In today’s TBI blog post, Ryan Selkis writes on the anniversary of Mt. Gox’s demise. Selkis was responsible for breaking the story and this helped position his blog as the go-to source for breaking news and information on Bitcoin scandals. He wrote at the time that the Gox debacle “will be catastrophic for Bitcoin, both… Read more »