Could the Ashley Madison Hack Have Been Prevented With the Blockchain?

Security is an increasing concern among internet-based companies. The latest Ashley Madison hack is one example of how companies are exposed to security issues and how their users can be profoundly affected. Also read: Whit Jack the "Bitcoin Kid" The internet of today is far from safe, and security has come to be the main concern for companies operating on the web....

Whit Jack The “Bitcoin Kid”

Whit Jackson otherwise known as ‘Whit Jack’ is a 15 year old developer who has a passion for cryptocurrency. The sophomore at Brentwood School has been excited about digital currency since he first discovered Dogecoin on reddit. Since finding this funny dog-meme currency online Whit Jack started to “get it” after doing some research on the virtual money. At...

PayPal Rolls Out New Feature, Delays Bitcoin Implementation

Global payment systems are feeling the hot breath of Bitcoin down their necks and are scrambling to come up with semi-innovative features to send payments around the world. Paypal, one of the world’s largest online payment providers, announced a new “money request” feature, but has not lowered its quite hefty fees by any means. Also Read: Unifying Bitcoin and Existing...

Bitcoin 101: A Rollicking Introduction (Part 1: The Beast, Stripped and Naked)

Bitcoin lives in the ether. It is suspended in cyberspace, hugging it out with the electrons, space elves, and other wayward creatures. It is nothing but wisps of 0’s and 1’s. It is sheer imagination underpinning lines of esoteric code, englishable only to elite hackers and computer punks. But this mysterious thing called Bitcoin, with all its strangeness and...

How Bitcoin can Help Female Entrepreneurs Around the World

Becoming a female entrepreneur is both risky and socially “frowned upon” in this day and age. Most people assume that entrepreneurs are all males, which is quite a worrisome trend. For years, women's rights activists have been advocating the need for more women in high business positions, and entrepreneurship is a prime example of women who want to accomplish something...

Bitcoin Developers Should Lead The Charge on Technology Security

Technology allows everyday consumers to do many things without knowing the specific inner workings of the tools and apps they use on a regular basis. One thing most consumers seem to forget, however, is that security plays a very important role, and should not be trumped by convenience. Passwords are one of the worst ways to ensure customer safety,...

The Battle for Encryption

A new day is dawning where encryption is growing and the ever watchful eyes of the NSA and GCHQ are fighting harder. The right to privacy is teetering back and forth all across the world. Methods of encryption online and found in hardware are creeping into society in a very profound way. However the ever present battle to crack...

Merchants Create The Illusion of Discounts, More Transparency Is Needed

Bitcoin is fairly often criticized due to the lack of discounts for customers paying in virtual currency. Merchants save money due to far lower transaction fees and are protected from Bitcoin price volatility by most payment processors. For some reason, these savings are not leading to discounts or coupons for customers. But even real-life “savings” are not always what...

An Introduction to the Cypherpunk Tale

In 1992, the internet became more accessible to the public. With this advancement, NSA activities kicked into full force, foreshadowing their present day activities. Using techniques to invade privacy and create a monopoly of mass data collection, the NSA's secrets have been exposed by whistleblowers. Most notably, former NSA employee Edward Snowden has deeply exposed the NSA, forcing him to flee the...

California Shrugs: Bill AB-1326 to Introduce It’s Own BitLicense

A new initiative has started to battle yet another BitLicense. The California version of the license to operate or engage in business with the virtual currency. Bill AB -1326 will require participants to pay the treasury $5,000 with application. The paperwork alongside this fee requires an extensive inquiry into the business applicants background. Taskforce and the Electronic Frontier Foundation...