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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The current state of blockchain regulation

With new technologies, it takes a while for regulation to catch up. Blockchain technology is no exception. While we are slowly beginning to see standards emerge, the reputation of blockchain is still marred by the criminal aspects of bitcoin.

How Chinese exchanges influence bitcoin

Bitcoin was designed to be free from control by any one institution. But as mining and buying activity become concentrated in China, a country whose government wields absolute power, it's getting harder to argue that bitcoin is decentralized and borderless.

Is the blockchain that big a deal?

Major financial institutions such as JP Morgan are finishing up blockchain technology pilot tests and other businesses are starting to jump on board, as well. But is blockchain tech worth the hype?

Should governments use blockchain technology?

The Trump administration has expressed interest in blockchain technology, which raises a few questions: Should government entities use the blockchain? And if so, what are some of the use cases?

Following death blow to Winklevoss ETF, bitcoin bounces back

The price of bitcoin is off only about 5 percent since Friday, when the SEC nixed the Winklevoss-backed proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund. Which raises the question, "Was the commission's decision a foregone conclusion from the get-go?"

SEC ruling on bitcoin ETF marks a turning point either way

Whichever way the US Securities and Exchange Commission rules on a proposal by the Winklevoss twins for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, the agency's decision will have a positive impact on the future of digital currencies.

Top 5 January stories: virtual currency and blockchain 'basics' dominate reader interest despite bitcoin's 2017 price surge

While bitcoin's price has been on a rapid increase since the start of the new year, the public at large is still learning about virtual currency and blockhain technologoy. The five best read stories in January demonstrate that reality.

The rise and rise of bitcoin; how virtual currencies are taking over

Virtual currencies offer numerous benefits over more traditional currencies. Being decentralized, they are less susceptible to online fraud. As digital currencies, they also afford security from physical world currency issues such as theft or loss.

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.

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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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