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.


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?

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.

Pokemon Go meets virtual currency

Pokemon Go's virtual currency Pokecoins is selling like hot cakes. Bitcoin has the potential to be the go-to virtual currency, but it just needs the right killer app to catch em' all.

Pokémon Go lessons for mobile wallets

Within days, Pokémon Go became the master of capturing mobile users. While mobile wallet providers can't expect to get that kind of exposure there are some lessons they can learn from Pikachu to catch more users.

Has bitcoin struck gold by cutting mining rewards?

With the recent halving of mining rewards, some expect bitcoin's value to skyrocket. Is this merely misplaced optimism or has bitcoin finally struck gold?

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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.

Type: Special Report


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.

Type: Guide


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.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Networld Press

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.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Virtual Currency Today Summit

Infographic: Virtual Currencies: The Future of Payments?

Virtual currencies are software-based online payment systems whose units can be transferred between digital wallets without the need for a middleman such as a financial institution.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: Virtual Currency Today

Virtual Currency 101 for Restaurants

The basics of virtual currency and what restaurateurs need to know to accept virtual-currency payments.

Type: Special Report

Sponsor: Virtual Currency Today

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