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Bitcoin Turns 10: Inside the Journey of Radical Idea to $100 Billion Market

It was ten years ago today that Satoshi Nakamoto first submitted the Bitcoin whitepaper to the Metzdowd cryptography mailing list and started a revolution in finance. A couple months before that, the domain Bitcoin.org had been registered. One of the first to interact with the world’s premier decentralized cryptocurrency – all new concepts at the time – was and still is a suspected Satoshi, Hal...

Erasing Bitcoin's History

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Bitcoin prides itself on decentralization. Ironically, much of the knowledge-base which has heretofore fueled the network’s information channels is consolidated in relatively few places. Much of the history of Bitcoin is stored online and at very few sites. Primary sources are important to the study of history in academia, representing an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of...

Did the NSA Outline Bitcoin In 1996?

The NSA was one of the first organizations to describe a Bitcoin-like system. About twelve years before Satoshi Nakamoto published his legendary white paper to the Metzdowd.com cryptography mailing list, a group of NSA information security researchers published a paper entitled How to Make a Mint: the Cryptography of Anonymous Electronic Cash in two prominent places, the first being an MIT...

Edison's Revenge: Extremely Conservative and American, but Positive, View On Bitcoin

Dearest readers, I apologize for my brief hiatus... I was Today I bring you a video that you might not have seen before; however, it's likely more possible your parents or your grandparents might have... The following video must be viewed only after taking a pinch of salt, a lime wedge, and some good ol' Tequila straight to the face.  Advice given by Money Morning must be taken with several...

The Stamp Payments Act Cannot Stamp Out Bitcoin; Instead, It Highlights Why Bitcoin Is Sorely Needed

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has finally released a report on Bitcoin.  From my days as a Congressional Intern I know first hand just how influential these reports can be.  Overall, the report is incredibly well-researched, and exactly what I was expecting from the CRS's Bitcoin report. Unfortunately, as is always the case in research presented to Congress, analysis of existing laws...

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