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December 2015
Antonopoulos

Impressions from the 2nd Annual Bitcoin Film Festival in Amsterdam

Here are some quick notes and impressions from the 2nd Annual Bitcoin Film Festival in Amsterdam, which was held at The Melkweg last week. Bitcoin Wednesday was fortunate to be […]

July 2015
Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos on Privacy and Data Collection

Buried at the tail end of a long interview with Andreas Antonopoulos are a number of sharp observations about the relationship between the digital currency revolution and civil rights on […]

News

Evil Hackers and Bitcoin Anonymity

Evil Hackers A front page story in The New York Times on 26 July 2015 gives readers a glimpse into a dystopian world of online fraud committed by criminal hackers who demand […]

June 2015
Opinion

Is Bitcoin Anonymous? The Legacy of Silk Road Part 3

When news first broke in 2011 of an online marketplace built by hackers on the “dark web” where users could buy and sell illegal drugs and weapons for bitcoins, much of […]

May 2015
Opinion

The Legacy of Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht’s Life Sentence

The New York Times’ Benjamin Weiser reports the following in this article on the notorious Silk Road marketplace: During the brief time that Silk Road operated between February 2011 and the time […]

April 2015
Report

REPORT: US Arms Sales Inflame Wars

A front-page story by New York Times journalists Mark Mazzetti and Helene Cooper reveals billion-dollar windfalls to defense contractors such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General Atomics for sales of […]

March 2015
News

National Regulatory Frameworks for Cryptocurrency

The New York Times’ Matthew Rosenberg tells us about the existence of a “long list of examples of how the United States, largely because of poor oversight and loose financial […]

Preview

Prediction Markets and the Blockchain

Rounding off Bitcoin Wednesday #21‘s conference with its theme of banned marketplaces, is a look at prediction markets given by Joey Krug, lead developer for the California-based Augur prediction market solution. Augur is […]

News

Bitcoin Future of Currency

In answer to recent requests for comment from the press on whether “Bitcoin is More Than Money”, the Dutch Bitcoin Foundation recently released the following statement: Bitcoin is clearly more […]

February 2015
News

Poll Results from Bitcoin Wednesday #20

On 4 February stichting Bitcoin Nederland, the Dutch Bitcoin Foundation, conducted a general poll about the needs and concerns of the Dutch digital currency community. Here are the results: Media […]