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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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.

How long will ICOs' popularity continue?

ICOs are popular among new startups looking to raise capital. They are also popular among investors. But the euphoria cannot last. Projects will start to falter and investors will get burnt. A higher level of transparency and regulatory oversight should be expected.

What exactly are initial coin offerings?

Many virtual currency and blockchain startups raise funds through initial coin offerings. Tim Zagar and Jani Valjavec of Iconomi, a fund management platform for blockchains and virtual currencies, describe how the process works.

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.

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.

VCT's Top 7 news headlines of 2015

Last year in virtual currency news, several major players such as banks, Bill Gates and states have begun to take virtual currency seriously. It's time to take a look back at the top news stories of 2015.

Top 5 articles of 2015

In 2015, we explored a number of topics from the possibilities of the blockchain to the status of alt-currencies. Now, it is time to take a look back at top articles of the year.

Has Satoshi been unmasked?

Since 2009, many sleuths have investigated the identity of bitcoin's founder, Satoshi Nakamoto. Now, some reports have identified him as Australian businessman Craig Wright, who is currently nowhere to be found.

Will governments 'print' virtual currency?

Virtual currency and governments have had a strained relationship. But what if one day, governments took a different approach and created their own virtual currencies? For one country, that fantasy is already a reality.

Exploring the worlds of virtual currency

When we have discussed virtual currency, we have not delved fully into the "virtual world" side of the equations. For example, there are games like Second Life where one can buy or sell in-game currency for fiat currency. Could this type of currency change the finance industry?

Top 5 Virtual Currency Today articles of 2015, to date

With articles on possible ISIS bitcoin usage and several misconceptions on virtual currency, it's been a wild year so far for Virtual Currency Today.

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Bitcoin has become the best-known of the cryptocurrencies, but there are hundreds of these virtual currencies that are produced by solving mathematical problems based on cryptography – from Dodgecoin and Litecoin to Ripple, Auroracoin, and others. 

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