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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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.

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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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Why the blockchain will change financial services delivery forever

One area that has lagged in innovation is financial services. Though money is inherently a conservative market, many predicted some time ago that providers would innovate quickly or be replaced.

How to create a new virtual currency, part 2: the role of miners

A virtual currrency expert explores the key role that miners play in supporting a virtual currency in part 2 of a two-part series.

Top 5 December stories: bitcoin basics, its price surge and new blockchain technology applications capture readers’ interest

The top five best read stories once again covered a wide range of virtual currency topics, reflecting the diverse interests among the young industry's readers.

How to create a new virtual currency, part 1

A virtual currency expert explains the elements of virtual currency, including a peer-to-peer network, a content delivery system, cryptographic hashing, digital signatures and transferring value on the network. These elements are the basis for an anonymous system for exchanging money and information.

Top 5 November stories: mining profitability, regulations and basics dominate reader interest

Virtual currency is a young industry characterized by rapid technological change and increasingly intense regulatory scrutiny. These aspects were evident in the five best read VirtualCurrencyToday stories in November.

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.

Top virtual currency stories for October: Topics run a wide gamut as the technology rapidly evolves

With technology changing rapidly, new topics arise frequently in the world of virtual currency. Reader preferences reflect this diversity, as indicated by the top read stories tracked by Virtual Currency Today.

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.

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.

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 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.

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The most widely used cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is catching on worldwide, spinning off an industry of money exchanges, self-service devices, payment systems, and more. It's also getting scrutiny from government regulators around the globe. Learn about the latest developments here.

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