Why we are exploring blockchain technology beyond cryptocurrency

When you considering how closely bitcoin’s price history matches the Gartner Hype Cycle curve, the time to explore applications for blockchain technology is close at hand.

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Top 5 virtual currency stories: September edition

The top stories last month covered topics ranging from Twitter bitcoin payments to the current profitability of bitcoin mining. It's time to take a look back at the top five stories for Sept. 2016.

Can the Internet of Things boost customer experience?

The IoT is building up a lot of hype, but it is still unclear how it will improve customer experience. Panelists at the CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit last month discussed where IoT is going and which direction it should take.

Is it time for airlines to use mobile payments?

A lot is at stake when airlines decide whether the time is right to launch some of today's newest mobile payment solutions to their passengers. Emarketer estimates that $762 billion in digital travel sales will be in play by 2019.

Is bitcoin mining still profitable?

Bitcoin was built on rock and roll and miners. But with the recent rewards halving, is bitcoin mining still profitable?

The acceptance dilemma of bitcoin and mobile payments

Bitcoin and mobile wallets have the same issue essentially. While they are interesting tools, customers don't see a reason why they need to use them.

Will Twitter make bitcoin easier to use?

It is no secret that bitcoin has problems gaining a mainstream audience, but one company has attempted to solve the issue by allowing users to send bitcoin via Twitter.

IRS bitcoin policy leaves questions unanswered

In 2014, the IRS published a notice to give some guidance on how bitcoin taxation will function. Unfortunately there were some critical gaps in that notice that need to be filled.

Top 5 virtual currency stories: July edition

July has been a wild month with Pokémon Go taking the mobile world by storm and Brexit causing an uproar in the U.K. In the bitcoin world, the mining reward halving caused a lot of speculation.

Is bitcoin money or property?

A Florida circuit court judge has declared bitcoin to be property. But is it, really? And what does this mean for regulation? We take a closer look.

Bitfinex hack reveals centralization weakness

The bitcoin world has been rocked by another exchange hack, this time on the major Hong Kong exchange, Bitfinex. More than $70 million was snatched from user's wallets. Exchange hacking is a fairly common occurrence, but the increasing centralization of bitcoin makes it even more damaging.

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United States falls behind in virtual currency regulation

The slow response of U.S. government agencies to provide helpful virtual currency regulation is undermining use and innovation of the promising currency. The U.S. is falling behind other countries in this crucial area.

Considering donating virtual currency to charity?

A growing number of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are accepting bitcoins, including well-known charities. The IRS treats virtual currency as property, causing administrative issues for tracking gains and losses when using virtual currency for donations and other purposes.



5 Best Practices for Turning Your Website into a Content Marketing Machine

Does your website leverage the best in content marketing practices to ensure potential clients look to you for solutions? 51 percent of B2B buyers rely more on content to research and make purchasing decisions than they did a year ago.

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Sponsor: Networld Press




Virtual Currency 101 for Nonprofits

The rapid growth in bitcoin users means that nonprofits targeting millennials and other tech-savvy consumers should give serious consideration to accepting the virtual currency.

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Bitcoin ATMs 101

Bitcoin ATMs and vending kiosks provide an efficient and secure way for people to buy and sell bitcoins without having to use bitcoin exchanges, which face threats such as hacking and fraud.

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Virtual Currency: The Next Disruptor in Payments

Virtual currency, such as Bitcoin, is the next disruptor in payments. Adoption is on the rise and consumers want places to spend their bitcoin.

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Sponsor: Virtual Currency Today Summit


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