BitGive Foundation Announces New Initiatives at Inside Bitcoins Chicago

The Inside Bitcoins Chicago Conference took place this weekend. It was two days of conference sessions and exhibit hall events. During the two-day event, top thought leaders engaged in several discussions around digital currency. Session topics covered many topics, including the implications of bitcoin, investing and startup strategies, current mining challenges, international compliance, and mass adoption. Also read: Chicago Bitcoin...

Bitcoin the Next Logical Step in the Rise of Unbanked Mobile Payments?

It is no surprise to anyone that our world is slowly evolving to a cashless society, where we rely less on physical money to pay for goods and services. While all of that sounds great for people with access to bank accounts and credit cards, it’s not as clear-cut in the developing world. Yet even there, cash is slowly...

Chicago Bitcoin Center: Chicago’s Bitcoin Incubator

Bitcoin is growing. Adoption rates are rising in every major city and Bitcoin business keep popping up in those cities. Cryptocurrency and financial tech are capitalizing globally. This precedence is taking place in the city of Chicago at a vast rate. Chicago is home to 4,300 financial trading businesses and generates close to one quarter of the world’s derivative...

Digital Governance: Why Decentralization of Information Matters

With all of the recent talks and discussions surrounding governments, encryption, and the lack of transparency, something will have to change sooner or later. To come to a new level of transparency and understanding, a request has been made in both New York and Chicago for a form of digital governance. Also read: Bitcoin: Where do we go When the...

Ben Lawsky’s Revolving Door

BitLicense is extremely controversial in the Bitcoin community. Not only is it the first comprehensive body of Bitcoin regulation in the United States, but it is also the most restrictive. BitLicense was created by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), with Benjamin Lawsky -- the Department’s superintendent -- leading the charge. Also read: FBI Director Calls for Decryption...

Vortex: Interactive Coding Education Robot for Kids

If we want Bitcoin and other technologies to improve our everyday lives and succeed in overcoming new hurdles in the future, educational efforts will need to start teaching kids to code at young ages. And even though some schools around the world are offering these classes already, the focus on coding at a young age will need to become...

How to get paid for spreading Bitcoin

How to help spread Bitcoin awareness while earning money at the same time.  With the economy doing poorly,  here is a great way for anyone to easily earn some extra cash while spreading Bitcoin awareness at the same time.   With a little effort, anyone should be able to make $10 to $20 per hour in cash. Just follow these...

FBI Director Calls for Decryption Tools To Combat “Going Dark,” Bitcoin Users Affected

The matter of security, privacy and whether or not the government officials can breach either of those two basic rights, will continue for several years to come. However, if it were up to FBI director James Comey, governments should have the right to lawfully access any type of device, even if it's encrypted by the user or manufacturer. Also read:...

Bitcoin: Where do we go When the Lights go Out?

On June 8, 11:32 a.m. ET., the NYSE halted trading due to ‘technical difficulties’. In a remarkable turn of events, the world stood and watched all of the global markets. There was mention of 11 markets trading smoothly, however NYSE did not resume trading until 3 p.m. ET. Curiously, amidst the sovereign debt crisis in Greece on this same...

The Power Of Decentralization For Consumers

In the current age of digital technology, the digitization of nearly everything has led to some incredible innovations and increased efficiency and cost reduction for modern day business. Because the marginal cost of an additional unit of a digital good/service is nearly zero, businesses can save a lot of money as time passes by using digital goods or services...