Tag Archive for Bitcoin

The Common, the Wizard and the Blockchain by Zach Cope

© Peter Craine

‘A tragedy, that’s what it is John,’ Bill moaned into his pint. ‘You upset about the Common again?’ John replied. ‘Can’t you just get used to it? So it floods for half the year, and our sheep don’t grow so fat, and the kids keep getting trench foot, but at least it’s ours again –…

Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto identified

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News from Pimlico is that Satoshi Nakamoto has been identified by writer, libertarian and comedian Dominic Frisby, although suspiciously you must buy his book to find out who it is. The big news item was that Frisby reckons he has cracked the identity of the founding genius of Bitcoin, a mysterious figure who is currently…

Catching up with Bitcoin

© ZCopley

So I read on Samizdata this morning that Bitcoin has encountered it’s first truly serious issue. Control over a substantial fraction of the currency has been lost as popular bureau de change Mt Gox has gone bust. The BBC business editor seems to call this right, or at least nearly: There is no central authority…

WordPress to accept Bitcoin

© ZCopley

Oh the irony, a story about WordPress held up from reaching Libertarian Home readers by… you guessed it… WordPress. The little widget called Jetpack that runs the comments around here is playing up and denying @RightWingHippy his freedom of speech, though not deliberately, and only around here. Nevertheless RWH is chomping at the bit, and…

Tech: ECB Casually Aims For War With BitCoin

© ZCopley

ECB Casually Aims For War With BitCoin All hail the European Union! Upon us, the unworthy, dear leaders at the European Central Bank have released a report entitled Virtual Currency Schemes. Despite the generic heading, it is safe to say that the report is focused on BitCoin, just not for a reason that any Bitcoin’er…

Bitcoin 2012

One further detail courtesy of Frank Braun. The 2012 Bitcoin conference is coming to London, the world’s premier finance hub (for the time being): We plan this conference to be the hub for bitcoiners wishing to learn, meet, do business and expand their minds. This will bring bitcoin to a global financial centre, and be…