Amid Chaos, We’re About to Get a Whole New Kind of Bitcoin

Less than a week ago, headlines declared that a market-shaking fork in Bitcoin had been averted. But the people backing a new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Cash have now announced that the expected compromise between warring factions is dead. Next week, the huge Bitcoin fork will begin and here’s what it’s all about. Read More >>

How to Cut Electricity Bills? With Bitcoin Tech of Course

A group of researchers looking into the things and ways of the future us claims we may soon see bitcoin-enabled household electronics, with the team coming up with the concept of a plug socket that shops around all by itself to buy us the cheapest going rate electricity before turning itself on. Read More >>

Government Should Learn From Bitcoin for Future Tax Returns, Says Tech Review

The UK government ought to consider stealing the blockchain distributed encryption thingy for wider use, says a man, a man charged with looking at ways the tedious admin of the future could be streamlined and made more secure. Read More >>

Prepare Yourself for Stock Trading Using Bitcoin Technology

Blockchain, the digital ledger underpinning Bitcoin, is perhaps the cryptocurrency’s most interesting (and intelligent) feature, with its ability to securely and publicly record transactions. Given that stock trading is a confusing mishmash of property trading hands, blockchain-powered trades seems like a surprisingly good idea. Read More >>

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What’s the Blockchain, and Why Does Bitcoin Depend On It?

It’s going to unshackle us from the oppressive dungeon of fiat currency! But also criminals and rogue cops use it to do nefarious drug stuff! Digital currency is often defined by its volatile hype cycle. And yet its most promising feature is incredibly mundane-sounding: a bookkeeping system called “the blockchain". Read More >>