Posts Tagged ‘Bitcoin (BTC)


The Bitcoin Basics is the name of a free online Bitcoin course developed by the Draper University (school for young entrepreneurs) and Zapchain (network for Bitcoin professionals) in the form of an engaging Bitcoin course for beginners from mostly a non-technical perspective. The online course tries to teach the fundamentals of Bitcoin and introduce some of the entrepreneurs who have been funded by tens of millions of dollars, the venture capitalists behind them, and some of the brightest engineers in Silicon Valley, all of whom give their unique insights into how Bitcoin can change the world. Although the course is designed for people that are new to Bitcoin and want to learn more about it more from the business side of things and the potential that it has, it can still be useful and interesting for people that are more familiar with Bitcoin, especially for the ones that are mining and are more on to the technical side of things. So you should give it a go, as we’ve said the course is free and you can quickly and easily check it out, though going through the whole thing will require you to spend a few hours at least.

For more information and to check out the free online Bitcoin course…

Daniel is a 35 year old computer programmer from Pittsburgh who lives a busy life. Along with balancing work, his marriage, and raising his three boys, Daniel spends much of his time actively involved in all things Bitcoin. After discovering Bitcoin in 2011, his love and obsession for the crypto-currency was born, revealing an uncharted world of new possibilities for him to explore.

Join us as we take a journey through the rapidly growing world of Bitcoin. Along the way, we’ll follow the stories of entrepreneurs and startups that are helping shape the new financial frontier. We’ll look at the competitive mining market and the various subcultures within the Bitcoin community. You’ll encounter a variety of characters and opinions as we examine the social and political impact of an open-source digital currency. Will the rise of Bitcoin bring a monetary paradigm shift that will forever change the world?

You just need to watch it… all we can say is that it is great documentary about Bitcoin!

For more information about the The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin documentary movie…


PayPal as one of the largest online payment processors in the world is seeing the potential that Bitcoin and crypto currencies in general have and they do want to take advantage of the Bitcoin and the technology that comes with it. So it is no wonder that PayPal is interested in supporting Bitcoin payments as well, but today there are more interesting news regarding the Bitcoin support from PayPal. Earlier this month the company has announced that businesses working with Braintree, a PayPal company, will soon be able to accept Bitcoin as a payment option through their partnership with Coinbase, a BTC payment processor. Today however came another big announcement from PayPal as the “next step in helping merchants accept Bitcoin payments”. PayPal has entered into agreements with leading Bitcoin payment processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin. Starting today, these agreements let PayPal digital goods merchants accept Bitcoin with a simple integration through the PayPal Payments Hub. This will be available to merchants in North America first.

“To be clear, today’s news does not mean that PayPal has added Bitcoin as a currency in our digital wallet or that Bitcoin payments will be processed on our secure payments platform. PayPal has always embraced innovation, but always in ways that make payments safer and more reliable for our customers. Our approach to Bitcoin is no different. That’s why we’re proceeding gradually, supporting Bitcoin in some ways today and holding off on other ways until we see how things develop.”

The reaction of the crypto currency market to this announcement has caused a spike in the prices that were keeping quite low for a few days already, we’ll see if the upwards trend continues or it will be followed by another dump of coins.

To read the full announcement from PayPal about their new support for Bitcoin payments…