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In Defense of Alternative Cryptocurrencies

Alternative cryptocurrencies, like Litecoin, Primecoin and PPCoin, have gotten a significant amount of bad press recently. Lead Bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen wrote an article criticizing altcoins as being a way of getting around Bitcoin’s 21 milli...

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Texas Bitcoin Conference

Austin, Texas is weird and at the Texas Bitcoin Conference, Bitcoin got a little weird. People from all over the world converged in Austin this past week to join in on the latest in the cryptosphere. The Conference was held at Circuit of the Americas...

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IRS Tax Rulling May Have Just Killed Alt-Coin Mining

Presenting the IRS a Real Use-Case Scenario to Teach Them About the Possible Unintended Consequence the Alt-Coin Mining Taxes I just finished my taxes. I feel like I was just punished for being on the cutting edge of computer and monetary science. Th...

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The Role and Future of Altcoins

Just the name “altcoin” evokes a sense of disdain–altcoin, as in “alternative to Bitcoin,” a copycat late to the scene. Why do we persist in using such terminology when altcoins and Bitcoin are all cryptocurrencies of the same basic category? Many lo...

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CoinGecko: Buy, Sell or Hold

Just got dumped? We all know the feeling: you read an article promising wonders, getting all pumped up and then… Well, the one thing that nerds love, data, is helping to solve this social problem when it comes to getting dumped in the world of altern...

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Globalization and Cryptocurrencies

The development of cryptocurrencies has been fascinating to watch. In only five years, thousands of currencies emerged from the Internet following the release of the original Bitcoin protocol. Clearly, we are witnessing paradigm shifts in regards to ...

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The Confusion in Competition

Sports, in many senses, polarize a playing field. They foster an ‘us versus them’ mentality that when taken to an extreme, can hurt others or create an environment where anyone playing the game is at risk for the sake of competition. I’ve seen this s...

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