Bitcoin 108 (101 part 8): exchanges, brokers and merchant tools

Bitcoin users can turn their virtual coins into real-world currencies like dollars and Euros through exchanges and other means.…

Added 6 months ago

Bitcoin 107 (101 part 7): irreversible transactions

We’ve compared bitcoin to physical cash, and it shares an important property with cash: once a transaction is complete, there’s…

Added 6 months ago

This week on Planet Bitcoin - 7 July 2016

TL;DR - big developments in bitcoin and global affairs have brought volatility…

Added 7 months ago

Bitcoin 106 (101 part 6): anonymity

People often say that bitcoin is anonymous, but it’s not quite that straightforward.…

Added 7 months ago

Bitcoin 105 (101 part 5): inflation and the number of bitcoins

There will only ever be 21 million bitcoins. This makes bitcoin very different from normal currencies like the dollar, euro…

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Bitcoin 103 (101 part 3): wallets, keys and addresses

Once you understand the blockchain, it’s much easier to grasp what’s going on with a bitcoin wallet.…

Added 8 months ago

Bitcoin 102 (101 part 2): the blockchain

In the first of our 101 series, we looked at how bitcoin was like the internet version of physical cash.…

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Bitcoin 101, part 1

I was recently asked to explain bitcoin to a newcomer, start to finish. So that’s what I’m going to do……

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Preparing for the bull

Buy low, sell high. It’s simple in theory. Yet so many people get it the wrong way round.…

Added 1 year ago

How to invest in alts

Alts are fickle beasts, with small market caps and volatile beyond belief. How can you invest profitably in them?…

Added 1 year ago

This week on Planet Bitcoin - 4 September 2015

Weekly market report and news from Dynacoins, first community-supervised mutual bitcoin fund.…

Added 1 year ago

What happens when you spend bitcoins?

Bitcoin is a form of money unlike any other you’ve seen. Forget your preconceptions about cash: here’s (roughly) what’s really…

Added 1 year ago