Dec 022014
 
Decentralize All the Homeless Outreach!

Homeless outreach is a difficult calling that many assume centralized organizations are taking care of efficiently, but this is simply not the case. Because of grants with strings attached, many organizations have their hands tied by the state and this limits their ability to reach as many people in need. Homelessness is a huge problem nationwide, and many people slip through the cracks of these aid organizations. By decentralizing our efforts, we can have the […]

Nov 252014
 
Multi Signature Transactions, The Year of Multisig is Here

The year is almost over and multi signature wallets have finally arrived in what was said to be the year of multisig. Over the last many months I have been reading about this technology and eagerly looking to find a service that would help us easily use and manage such an account. Below are all of the easy to use options that I know of and have experimented with. If you don’t have a clue […]

Nov 212014
 
Roger Ver to match $10,000 of bitcoin donations for AntiWar.com, again!

This past August, Antiwar.com announced that Roger Ver would be matching up to $10,000 in bitcoin donations during the organizations summer fundraising drive. The drive was a successful one and that matching donation was seen on the block chain shortly after the conclusion of that effort. Now in a tweet sent out earlier this week Roger pledged once again that he would match up to $10,000 for bitcoin donations during this current fundraising drive. I’m […]

Nov 202014
 
More Stolen Bitcoin to be Auctioned

For the second time ever, the US Marshals will auction off stolen bitcoin. The first time this past summer, the US Marshals auctioned of nearly 30,000 BTC that were on the servers of the Silk Road online marketplace. Now, the US Marshals are seeking bidders for 50,000 of the ~144,000 BTC that belonged to Ross Ulbricht. Ulbricht, as you may recall, has been arrested for allegedly operating the Silk Road marketplace on the Tor network. […]

Oct 202014
 
CryptoThrift's "Important Announcement" And My Response

I received an “Important Announcement” from the CryptoThrift team regarding their recent problem with people “making sales outside of CryptoThrift.” That has always struck me as a strange rule for peer-to-peer e-commerce sites. You can send each other messages, but you can’t use that message system to resolve your transactions among yourselves. I get it. It’s about fees, and it’s in the Terms and Conditions of every site I’ve ever used, but I’m always wondered […]