Archive for January, 2014

SynCurrency: Decoding The Evolution Of Cryptocurrency Using The Gartner Hype Cycle

Via Medium, a detailed look at bitcoin: Bitcoin and all the other altcoins that forked its repo took the world by storm in 2013. A cryptocurrency is a peer-to-peer, decentralized, digital currency whose implementation relies on the principles of cryptography for validation of transactions and generation of the currency itself. Bitcoin is the world’s foremost […]

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The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape

Via the New York Times, an interesting article on computer game companies’ efforts to move entertainment closer to reality — or at least a computer-generated version of reality: A.M.D. Advanced Micro Devices, the computer chip maker, has built a version of a holodeck that is shaped like a dome and is covered with wall-to-wall projectors. […]

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SynCurrency: Why Bitcoin Matters

Courtesy of The New York Times, an interesting defense of bitcoin by Marc Andreessen: A mysterious new technology emerges, seemingly out of nowhere, but actually the result of two decades of intense research and development by nearly anonymous researchers. Political idealists project visions of liberation and revolution onto it; establishment elites heap contempt and scorn […]

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SynCurrency: Silicon Valley VC Thinks A Single Bitcoin Will Be Worth $100,000

Courtesy of Wired, an interesting perspective on bitcoin: Just a year ago, a bitcoin was worth $13. And today, the same piece of digital currency is valued at more than $800 on popular online money exchanges. But Chris Dixon believes that’s still a serious bargain. Dixon, a partner with the big-name Silicon Valley venture capital […]

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SynCurrency: Bitcoin Derive Ways To Bet On The Bubble

Via Wired, an interesting article on the evolution of bitcoin derivative markets and instruments: Bitcoin’s biggest asset is also its biggest liability — no government or regulator controls what people are willing to pay for a little piece of nearly-anonymous computer code. That fact may partially explain why the price of one bitcoin has shot […]

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