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BitSim – Bitcoin Between SIM and Phone

Check out BitSim, a Zero Footprint Platform that works by interposing an ultra thin chip between the SIM card and any SMS-capable phone. What does it do? Bitcoin, smart contracts, all encrypted over SMS without carrier permission. Providing NFC and … Continue reading

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My Bitcoin Submission to the Australian Senate Committee

Late in 2014 I decided to contribute a submission to the Senate Committee on Digital Currency. Inspired by Futurist and Entrepreneur, Mark Pesce, who shared his opening statements from the November hearing on his blog, I decided to publish mine here. Feedback most … Continue reading

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Newsflash – Professor of Economics Misunderstands Bitcoin

Apparently Bitcoin will “bite the dust” due to a critical flaw and Professor of Finance and Economics, Kevin Dowd has taken it upon himself to explain it to us all from behind a conspicuously oversized lectern: Thankfully, due to a critical … Continue reading

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Video – Bitcoin – The Future of Money – Panel

One of the signals that Bitcoin growth is strong is that I’m increasingly invited to speak on Bitcoin at events and the Q&A panel is proving to be a popular event format. Caroline McLaren organised this event, Bitcoin: The Future of Money … Continue reading

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Canadian Senate on Bitcoin with Andreas Antonopoulos

If you are still struggling to understand Bitcoin, put aside the time to watch this lesson from the master. There seems to be universal agreement that Andreas M. Antonopoulos is the most capable spokesperson and most engaging advocate for Bitcoin and blockchain technology in the … Continue reading

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How Green is Bitcoin?

In a detailed paper, Hass McCook has published his research into the relative sustainability of Bitcoin, printed money, credit cards denominated in fiat currency and industrial gold mining. While it’s understood that running Bitcoin mining hardware consumes significant electricity for … Continue reading

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Bitcoin The Rise of Cryptocurrency

Sydney startup incubator and Co-working space Tank Stream Labs kindly hosted a recent panel discussion on Bitcoin and the Rise of Cryptocurrency. The spark talking point is the following broad question. How will the rise of crypto-currencies, such as bitcoin, unify … Continue reading

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Future of Money – The Rise of Cryptocurrencies

Just a quick note to remind you all that The Rise of Cryptocurrencies, an event in the Future of Money series is on TONIGHT 21st of August 2014. Tickets are free but there are not many more available so if … Continue reading

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Video – Bitcoin Professionals 101

Bitcoin Professionals meetup is a monthly session organised by Reuben Bramanathan and Jason Williams in the Sydney offices of law firm McCullough Robertson. Each month there are presenters and this month I delivered a Bitcoin 101 talk to help everyone … Continue reading

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Me Interviewed on Bondi Beach Radio

Following my talk at the Bitcoin Professionals Meetup this week, I was invited in to the studios at Bondi Beach Radio to go into a little more detail and chat about some of the interesting side topics to the current … Continue reading

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