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The History and Symbolism Behind Bitcoin’s Logo

[Mar 10 12:00 PM] Most of you reading this have only ever known Bitcoin by its current logo: that white, double-striped “B” superimposed on an orange circle.  Orange coin has become an internationally-recognizable symbol, but Bitcoin didn’t come with this…

How Propaganda Art Can Spread the Message of Bitcoin

[Mar 10 12:00 PM] Lucho Poletti is brainwashing us all into buying bitcoin! Seriously, this visual artist and self-described “propagandist” considers it his job to create art that propagates the message of the orange coin.  Poletti twists the bright words…

From ISP to P2P: How Mesh Networks Take Bitcoin off the Grid

[Mar 3 1:01 PM] “What happens if the internet goes down?” You’ve heard it, I’ve heard it — we’ve all heard the refrain. It’s a favorite of FUDster journalists like Frances Coppola and David Gerard, and they treat it like the ultimate trump card when…

What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 2

[Mar 3 1:00 PM] In Part 1 of this two-part series, we focused on an introduction to blockchain analysis of publicly available Lightning Network payment requests or “invoices” that were made during the second Lightning Torch relay event that took place in…

Despite Utility, Bitcoin Cannot Fix Venezuela

[Feb 25 1:00 PM] There are some misconceptions about how frequently Bitcoin is being used in Venezuela and the problems it can solve there.  In issue number 18 of Bitcoin Magazine, published in January 2014, Cathy Reisenwitz wrote one of, if not the, first…

What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1

[Feb 25 1:00 PM] The first Lightning Network “torch relay” debuted on January 19, 2019, to spread adoption of second-layer Bitcoin payment protocol. When it concluded in April 2019, it boasted 278 participants and 56 countries visited. One year later…

The Potential and the Reality of Bitcoin Charity

[Feb 11 1:01 PM] The best nonprofits and charities are efficient, effective and engaging. They channel donations to where they’re most needed, they make significant improvements to people’s lives, and they inspire donors and supporters to continue giving…

2020 Bitcoin Adoption: Why Nonprofits Will Lead the Way

[Feb 11 1:00 PM] Microsoft accepts bitcoin. Nobody cares. Why? Because if you want people to give up their bitcoin, you’d better have a damn good reason. Microsoft and other companies that accept BTC don’t currently have that. When you currently spend BTC on…

Infographic: The Pineapple Fund’s Unparalleled Impact

[Feb 11 12:59 PM] Bitcoiners have a giving streak. It’s true. No matter what narrative the mainstream media may hammer home about drugs, greed or wanton hedonism, Bitcoin’s community has a long-standing tradition of charitable action. Perhaps the earliest…

At Bitrefill, Innovators Build a Circular Economy for Bitcoin

[Feb 10 5:40 PM] This is a sponsored article provided by Bitrefill. Creating an e-commerce ramp for Bitcoin users, Bitrefill has set itself apart with a mission to revolutionize the way that bitcoin can function as a true everyday currency worldwide. Established in…

The 7 Safest Havens for Establishing Your Bitcoin Citadel

[Feb 4 1:00 PM] Imagine, for a moment, that bitcoin really does hit $1 million.  You and many of your internet friends (whom you’ve only ever talked to via replies on Twitter, though they’ve still somehow supplanted your IRL friends) are now dummy rich…

On the Coast of El Salvador, Bitcoin Is Becoming the Standard

[Jan 13 1:00 PM] When Michael Peterson made a semi-permanent move to El Salvador, the California native’s motive was simple and, well, fittingly expected: He wanted a place to surf in the wintertime.  “I came to El Salvador on a surf trip and I just kind…

Bitcoin and the Primacy of the Digital World

[Jan 8 7:06 PM] As a fervent bitcoin enthusiast, I frequently come across the following objection: In contrast to physical, analog things, bitcoin and similar crypto assets are completely virtual and digital. As such, they are neither tangible nor graspable and…

Podcast: Bitcoin Clarity With Kiara Bickers

[Jan 8 6:08 PM] In this episode of the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast, Dave Hollerith talks with Kiara Bickers, author of Bitcoin Clarity: A Guide to Understanding Bitcoin. Bitcoin Clarity is different from other Bitcoin guides because it leverages a “systems…