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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How the blockchain could enable agent collaboration in the remittances market

Agents ensure last-mile connectivity for remittances service providers, but networks can suffer from issues such as lack of financial incentives and networking. A blockchain-based solution might enable better collaboration, increased engagement and improved incentives.

Startup puts intellectual property on the blockchain

One area where the blockchain is gaining a foothold is in intellectual property, where it's being used mainly as a way to ensure that artists and musicians receive recognition and compensation for their work, no matter where it might pop up on the internet.

From farm to table: How blockchain benefits food supply chains

The blockchain allows anyone with access to its distributed ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given their geographic expansion in recent years and the amount of data companies track.

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.

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?

Blockchain tech: A closer look

It's rare for a day to go by without a bank, startup or financial firm jumping on board the blockchain hype train. But before we get too excited, however, we need to understand the basics of the blockchain.

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.

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 blockchain technology disrupts securities registration

Blockchain technology makes securities registration more secure and efficient. Because blockchains are decentralized systems, they provide a distributed method of equity registration and information tracking, bringing greater ease of use and improved security.

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.

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.

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 block chain is the decentralized, constantly updated public ledger that details the history of all transactions on a network since that network's inception. 

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