TAG: bitcoin

The Bitcoin Novelty – A Revolutionary Idea

Kevin Sterne, Contributor Waking Times Even though the crypto currency, Bitcoin, isn’t exactly new, it still hasn’t infiltrated the mainstream ethos. But it’s getting there. You may have heard the term outside the fringe Internet message boards, or dark bar alleyways—that seemingly hacker-fancied geekdom thing that probably sprang from 4chan or Anonymous—but you probably didn’t

Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know

Nathan Schneider, Waging Nonviolence Waking Times Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money. Associating it with the opponent — who has lots of it — they try to do without money themselves. Often, for as long as they can, they try to organize and resist without it, until burning out,

5 Crypto-Currencies You’ve Never Heard Of

J.P. Hicks, Contributing Writer Waking Times Since the theft of depositors in Cyprus, Bitcoin has reached amazing new heights in both popularity and value. Over a $1 billion of Bitcoins are now in circulation. People all over the world are beginning to realize the value of financial anonymity and the utility of using crypto-currencies. Peer-to-peer

Is Bitcoin the New Safe-Haven Currency? Bitcoins Surge After Cyprus Bank Raid

Waking Times Is Bitcoin now a safe haven currency?  It wasn’t long ago when it was considered merely an interesting crypto-currency to buy illegal drugs on Silk Road. Now, citizens all over Europe appear to be flocking to Bitcoin as the European finance vultures circle above. Europeans woke up this week with a lot less

Decentralized Currencies Thriving in Greece During Euro Crises

JG Vibes, Contributing Writer Waking Times Since the market crashes and bailouts that took place in 2008 it has been no secret that the world economy is on shaky ground. For years, those of us who were concerned about the future have been wondering and speculating as to what mediums of exchange would replace the

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