Bitcoin never sounded so … uh.

September 21, 2015


Wow blog, hello, it’s been a while. How are you? What’s going on then? Everyone’s talking about negative interest rates and shit, but the only real nightmare is probably this music-art installation that creates dread sound from BTC/LTC exchange data. Anyway, laptop battery dying. Maybe I’ll post again soon, maybe not.

Posted in: Shorts

Bitcoin Mining the Punchcard way

May 26, 2015


Bitcoin mining on punchcards with an IBM 1401 computer. “To mine a block at current difficulty, the IBM 1401 would take about 5×10^14 years (about 40,000 times the current age of the universe). The electricity would cost about 10^18 dollars. And you’d get 25 bitcoins worth about $6000,” he wrote. “Performance was worse than I […]

Posted in: Uncategorized

Modular Currency Infrastructures

March 18, 2015


[TL;DR: The new crypto-economic paradigm is gaining momentum, and efforts are large enough for specialised services to start appearing, and to compete with each other. The blockchain movement needs these services in place to succeed – and more. What services are essential though? And which ones have developed, and which are yet to emerge?] What’s […]

Posted in: Opinion

Local farming, groups, money, language, power

September 7, 2014


Technical bleeding edge stuff is fun, but it’s the new economic and social models that really get me going. “Off-grid” is starting to merge and encompass groups going “off-society” as well, mainstream-wise. Groups like this Michigan farm running local produce schemes with Bitcoin. Forms of value are innovative in themselves – it’s a constant world […]

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Posted in: Power

Bitcoin ATMs land in Brighton

August 26, 2014


The last week has seen not one but two Bitcoin ATMs appear in Brighton, along with the promise of being able to buy coffee for BTC soon too. I jumped at the chance to try the machines out, of course: Graham from @bitcoinBrighton buying some bitcoin with our new ATM! — Futurecoins (@futurecoins) August […]

Posted in: Exchanging, News

Three Thinkers Talk: Businesses focus on Bitcoin

August 19, 2014


Tried to post this a while back, but Google codejuice didn’t want to talk to WordPress. Meh. Anyway. Back at the start of July I gave a talk to the Brighton Three Thinker’s business club about Bitcoin and what it meant for businesses. The crowd was very enthusiastic, the talk went well, and the chat […]

Posted in: Conversations

Bitcoin Brighton August Meetup: Next week!

August 19, 2014


So it’s been quiet round here recently – a lot of my attention has been taken up with and sorting out meetups. It’s a hard life. Posts have been building up, so expect a bit of a flurry while the pipes clear through a bit… Speaking of meetups, the next Brighton Bitcoin meetup is […]

Posted in: Altcoins, News, Shorts