Tag: Bitcoin

How to use the Lightning Network

Taking your first steps on the Lightning Network

Cryptocurrencies are beginning to change the world, but they have not been able to prove themselves for regular consumer payment, mostly because of the...
Bitcoin's multisig wallets and how to use them

How to use Bitcoin’s multisignature wallets

A Bitcoin generally can only be spent by its owner as identified through their public key hash, e.g., their Bitcoin address. The Bitcoin protocol...
How to give Bitcoin as a gift

How to gift Bitcoin this Christmas

Need a belated, last minute Christmas present on the fly? ExpressVPN has you covered! Bitcoins don’t exist in physical form (some say they don’t exist...
North Korea and Bitcoin

Meet Federico Tenga: The guy who teaches North Koreans about Bitcoin

Despite being the most hermetic country on Earth, North Korea is certainly no stranger to cyberspace—in both its uses and abuses. Despite a tiny...
Altcoins that care about your privacy

3 cryptocurrencies that care about your privacy

Bitcoin is not perfectly anonymous. While it's true that you don’t have to connect your real name or phone number to a Bitcoin transaction, there...
How to make an anonymous payment

How to make Bitcoin Anonymous

Bitcoin is both an anonymous payment system and a transparent, open network where anyone can track and verify transactions. How can both be true? It...
How many iPhones per Bitcoin?

iPhone vs. Bitcoin: Over the years, how many iPhones could you buy for 1...

Between its inception in 2009 and today, Bitcoin has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value. First traded in early 2010, the cryptocurrency was pretty...
What is an ICO?

A great scam or a good investment: What is an ICO?

An ICO is an Initial Coin Offering, which essentially means “raising money on the blockchain.” It’s become quite the status symbol to prepare for an...
How much would it cost to make Bitcoin worthless?

How banks or governments could wipe Bitcoin off the face of the planet

Its proponents advertise Bitcoin as a decentralized network that cannot be controlled by anybody. Indeed, the cryptocurrency experiment now valued at more than US$70...
How to lose Bitcoin

How you could lose everything with Bitcoin

With the value of cryptocurrencies skyrocketing into the $100 billion range, it’s easy to get infected by the biggest “digital gold rush” since the...

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