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Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that allows instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority. Money transfers and the minting of new coins are carried out collectively by the network. The open source software that enables Bitcoin is released under the MIT license. Click here for a concise explanation of how it works or here for a detailed technical description.
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Dilbert Comic Strips Lampoon Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings
22 Oct 2017 09:10 Initial coin offerings – the blockchain funding use case – are the latest subject of the long-running "Dilbert" comic strip.

National Economics, Gambling and Cryptocurrency: A Perfect Storm?
21 Oct 2017 11:40 Two small islands are showing us how blockchain-friendly legislation can help encourage development that could affect the whole industry.

Money at Risk? Mobile Wallets Become New Battleground in Bitcoin Fork Debate
21 Oct 2017 08:15 As bitcoin heads toward a controversial fork this November, debate is breaking out about how wallet users – and their money – might be impacted.

LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week
20 Oct 2017 22:27 New York-based startup LedgerX has concluded a historic first week of cryptocurrency derivatives trading, reporting $1 million in exchanges.

BlackRock Strategist: There's No 'Right or Wrong' Price for Bitcoin
20 Oct 2017 21:05 BlackRock Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill says cryptocurrencies are in a bubble right now, but that blockchain technology is promising.

Autonomous Data Networks and Why The World Needs Them
07 Oct 2017 08:00 At MaidSafe we talk about the SAFE Network being ‘autonomous’, but what does that really mean? The phrase is something that we are becoming more familiar with, as we hear talk of autonomous vehicles and autonomous robots; as such we probably have a grasp of the underlying concept that autonomous machines do things for themselves. […]

SAFE Network Alpha 2 (The Authenticator) Launch Announcement
21 Sep 2017 21:03 Today we are excited to be releasing the next major milestone in the roll out of the SAFE Network, Alpha 2 – The Authenticator. This latest step is a culmination of a significant amount of hard work from the MaidSafe team, and much testing from the superb SAFE Network community. The result is a new […]

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"The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust. Banks must be trusted to hold our money and transfer it electronically, but they lend it out in waves of credit bubbles with barely a fraction in reserve. We have to trust them with our privacy, trust them not to let identity thieves drain our accounts. Their massive overhead costs make micropayments impossible. With e-currency based on cryptographic proof, without the need to trust a third party middleman, money can be secure and transactions effortless."
Satoshi Nakamoto