bitcoin

Surfing the Uncensorable Web

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Getting it on with ZeroNet to enjoy a Web without information gatekeepers.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you already know the guy behind WikiLeaks, who was living at an Ecuadorian embassy in London, was recently arrested and now facing extradition to the United States – the country I’m originally from – and the country which forces tax payers to fund the second-largest stockpile of nuclear weaponry ever created.

But perhaps you didn’t know that WikiLeaks was at one point hosted by Amazon. Yep, right up until political pressure caused them to take it down. Afterall, nothing says freedom like a fear of misbehavior in a country with the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. I suppose Julian Assange’s situation could be worse… Maybe, had he also been practicing Falun Gong in China. But I digress. And there’s no telling what’s going to happen.

My First Bitcoin Wallet

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How I overcame my Bitcoin investing fears and just created a goddamn wallet. Inspiration, tools and tips to help you get started with Bitcoin.

10 months ago I took a trip to Bali and spent a couple weeks living in a boutique hotel turned coliving apartment at a place called Roam Ubud. During my stay I met all kinds of interesting people including serial entrepreneurs, digital nomads, lifestyle bloggers, iOS developers and even a feng shui author.

Of all the chance encounters I had during my trip to Bali one individual stood out. His name was Robin. And I’ll never forget Robin because he sold me my first bitcoin.

Breaking Up With Authenticator

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Why you may come to regret using Google Authenticator for two-factor auth.

One of the first things you’ll learn when you create your first bitcoin wallet is to set-up 2FA. The two most common forms of 2FA today are standard telephony and security tokens, which come in both the hard and soft and variety.

If we took hard U2F tokens off the table, we’re left with software and telephony. Which of the two would you choose? Well, it depends. Let’s explore.

Make a Killing During the Bitcoin Hard Fork

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The next Bitcoin fork is inevitable. As the value of Bitcoin fluctuates there are opportunities to make money. Learn how with GDAX (now Coinbase Pro).

Anyone who invested in bitcoin just before the August hard fork and simply held it for three months has already more than tripled their original investment.

As the next bitcoin hard fork approaches the value of Bitcoin is lifting. Here’s how you can take advantage of Bitcoin’s volatility as it moves up and down with very little risk as the price fluctuates before and after the fork.

Don't Mine Bitcoin. Mine Altcoins fool!

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Did you know mining Bitcoin isn't nearly as lucrative as altcoins? True story. Learn how to mine altcoins using nothing but spare computer resources.

I’m no Pliny the Elder but I’m here to tell you there’s a gold rush occurring in the cryptocurrency mining space. Whether you’ve just overcome your Bitcoin investing fears or already hold tokens from some wild new ICO you too can mine cryptocurrencies like ETH ETC XMR and more. It’s easy! Here’s how…

Keep Calm and Own Your Private Keys

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How Coinbase walked off with millions of customer coins during the Bitcoin Gold hard fork. And how to make sure it never happens again.

If you’re one of 10 million plus Coinbase users and didn’t move your bitcoin to a wallet “under your control” prior to the Bitcoin Gold hard fork you may never see any of the Bitcoin Gold you were entitled to receive at the or, more precisely, at block 491407 when the snapshot was taken.

11 Hacks to Erupt Some Bitcoin Right Now

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Don't buy Bitcoin, Volcano Boy! Make it spew out with these 11 easy hacks.

Jamie Dimon may believe Bitcoin’s ‘a fraud’ but I know a few CoinSheet enthusiasts who would beg to disagree. If you’re like me you might not be able to afford to buy Bitcoin. And no Bitcoin, no LaMbO… Not to worry though! I’m going to lay down 11 simple hacks to earn free bitcoin without breaking open the piggy bank.

Transform Your Bitcoin into Cold, Hard Cash

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Instant transactions. Zero fees. Spend your coins anywhere VISA is accepted.

Bitcoin saw a 355% return during the first 8 months of 2017. And some believe it may be worth as much as 500,000 per coin by 2030. But hanging onto your bitcoin doesn’t do you much good if you HODL it forever.

So what’s the best way to convert bitcoin into cash? Well, you could transfer it between wallets in exchange for cash on the spot. Or you could spend time trying to find a bitcoin ATM. But why go through the hassle?

If you need an easy way to spend some of your bitcoin without paying any fees what are you going to do? Well, the answer is pretty easy—get yourself a BitPay VISA card and spend without paying fees.

Introducing the BTC Crypto License

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Here’s a Hacker Noon post I wrote on bringing sexy back to software licenses.