Welcome to the reGenesis of Bitcoin Magazine!

[ad_1] On December 4, 2018, our CEO, David Bailey, made an exciting announcement: Bitcoin Magazine would be returning to its roots and shifting its focus to Bitcoin-related stories only. As the title of his blog post states, we intend to “Make Bitcoin Fun Again.” What does this mean? To begin with, we are delighted to unveil this beautifully redesigned and reimagined Bitcoin Magazine website with some cool new features including

Ten Years Later, a Reflection on Bitcoin’s Genesis and Satoshi’s Timing

[ad_1] October 31, 2008, and January 3, 2009. The two dates have cemented themselves with Promethean significance into Bitcoin’s lore. On the October 31, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin white paper, a constitution of sorts for his revolutionary monetary system and its intrinsic currency. On January 3, this constitution came alive with Bitcoin Block #0. Also known as the network’s genesis block, this cornerstone would provide the foundation for an

Get Ready for a New Print Edition of Bitcoin Magazine!

[ad_1] In May 2012, the first print copy of Bitcoin Magazine — the original publication devoted exclusively to Bitcoin — made its debut. Founded by Vitalik Buterin and Mihai Alisie, that first edition with its iconic Anonymous mask on the cover has become one of the most sought-after collectibles in the Bitcoin space. Buterin and Alisie later joined forces with Orlando, Florida-based Coin Publishing LLC to produce 22 issues. BTC

Last Year’s Altcoin Army Have Become This Year’s Bitcoin Brigade

[ad_1] This time last year, altcoiners were jubilant at the soaring value of their respective cryptos, while gloating at BTC’s diminishing dominance. “Penny coins” such as Ripple, Iota, and Verge were rocketing, with fanboys decrying any media outlets that dared to “FUD” them. One year later, and most of those altcoiners have crawled back into the woodwork or returned to their first love – Bitcoin. Also read: Over 900 Retailers Worldwide

Who Created Bitcoin?

[ad_1] Bitcoin was created by Satoshi Nakamoto, (almost certainly) a pseudonym, that no one has been able to conclusively connect to an actual person or group of people to this day. Nakamoto vanished from the internet in 2011, leaving few clues as to who they might be. Over the years, many people have publicly claimed to be Satoshi, all failing to support the statement with indisputable facts. In an early

Bitcoin Magazine Launches Custom Block Explorer

[ad_1] As part of the new Bitcoin Magazine site, we’ve launched a custom block explorer, using Blockstream’s open-source implementation Esplora. What Is a Block Explorer? Bitcoin runs on a distributed network of computers that participate in securing and maintaining a ledger of transactions called a blockchain. A blockchain is made up of blocks that are secured every 10 minutes by computers called miners. For a detailed explanation of Bitcoin mining,

Indian Police Warn Public Against Investing in Cryptocurrencies

[ad_1] The police of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir have issued a public statement, warning the public against investing in cryptocurrencies, local business news daily the Business Standard reported on Jan. 2.Police reportedly warned the public against the “heightened risk” of investments like Bitcoin (BTC) and reminded investors that cryptocurrencies are not sanctioned by the government. The Business Standard quoted the branch’s inspector general as saying:"The general public

Calm Down and Enjoy the Ride

[ad_1] It’s clear by now that the number one roadblock to crypto adoption is education. Just like it was in the early days of the internet, it’s not so simple for the average person to tap into the advantages of crypto assets, nor are the advantages even clear to everyone at this point. I remember well the great debate about the usefulness of the internet that raged throughout the 90s. It wasn’t

Thai National Tech Development Center to Introduce Blockchain in Voting

[ad_1] The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand has developed blockchain technology for e-voting, the Bangkok Post reports on Jan. 2.NECTEC is a statutory government organization that operates under the purview of the National Science and Technology Development Agency and the Ministry of Science and Technology. The organization chiefly promotes the development of computing, electronics, IT and telecommunications.The technology reportedly can be deployed in tandem with traditional

New York Assemblyman Announces Creation of ‘First’ US Cryptocurrency Task Force

[ad_1] An assemblyman of the New York state (NYS) legislature announced in a Facebook post on Jan. 3 that the state will have the nation’s “first” cryptocurrency task force.In the post, Clyde Vanel, an NYS assemblyman and Chair of Subcommittee on Internet and New Technologies, stated that New York became the first state in the United States (U.S.) to create a cryptocurrency task force aimed at studying the regulation, use,