Dogecoin, the Shiba Inu Cryptocurrency

Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer crypto-currency created on December 6, 2013 bydogecoin-300 Billy Marker, an American former engineer at IBM, as a joke or a parody currency featuring the Shiba Inu dog from the “Doge” Internet meme as its logo. Continue reading

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The Illinois Blockchain Initiative Hackathon

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The state of Illinois will host the IBI Hack, a 30 day virtual hackathon which starts on July 1st.
The aim of this hackacthon is to bring students together to build blockchain applications with the potential to permanently shape the public sector. Continue reading

The U.S. Marshals Bitcoin Auction

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When the infamous darknet marketplace Silk Road was shut down by the F.B.I on October 2013, the U.S. government seized roughly 144,000 bitcoins and the U.S. Marshals’ office announced that they will sell the seized bitcoins in a three-part auction. Continue reading

10 years before Bitcoin, Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon

Science-fiction writers are supposed to be ahead of their time, and this is what Neal Stephenson showed us in his prophetic novel, Cryptonomicon.

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Here is a little taste of his amazing book. Continue reading

Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin in 1999

American economist and Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Milton Friedman predictedBitcoin_Logo the rise of Bitcoin, in a 1999 interview conducted by NTU/F.

Milton Friedman was one of the most recognizable and influential economists of the 20th century, he was a big defender of liberty, free markets and free entreprise, he was also the leader of the Chicago School of economics. Continue reading