Posts Tagged ‘Bitcoin (BTC)


The payment processor BitPay has just released an application called Bitcoin Checkout for mobile devices using iOS such as iPhone and iPad as well as for Android-based tablets and smartphones making it quicker and easier for merchants to accept Bitcoin payments. BitPay’s new point-of-sale application Bitcoin Checkout is designed to be really simple and easy to be used to accept Bitcoin payments from customers, so that it can easily be used alongside existing point-of-sale systems. The application works with the familiar 2D barcodes for the payment, but also supports NFC for payments, though support that could be limited depending on what kind of mobile device is used by both the merchant and the customers. This is a clear example of how simple and easy an alternative form of payments such as Bitcoin can be integrated by merchants without the need of specialized hardware as a payment processor. When you add the very small transaction fees for the merchant for Bitcoin payments as compared to what credit card payment processors charge there is no reason not to add Bitcoin payments as an option for attracting new customers. For merchants accepting Bitcoin payments there is also no risk from the Bitcoin price changing significantly as pretty much all of them are immediately exchanging the Bitcoins they receive as payment into USD, EUR etc.

For more information about the Bitcoin Checkout application from BitPay…


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…