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BitCoin A Year In Review

Credit: SeanMacEntee
Credit: SeanMacEntee

So for those of you that do not know, I (and collectively The NikoVash Empire), are very BitCoin friendly. Part of that means we accept BitCoin as payment, but the other part is that we try to stay active in the overall BitCoin community… which in the case of last years crisis meant just following the news and story of BitCoin.  So let us kick back and go over the highlights of the last twelve months of BitCoin History!

March 31, 2015:

Overstock Invests $5 Million in Peernova in First Bitcoin Investment

This makes a lot of sense if you think about the nature of BitCoin, a decentralized currency for the internet and a popular internet retailer. This seems like the ham and cheese on white bread obvious choice right here and a damn good one at that.

March 30, 2015:

Former Feds Charged With Stealing Silk Road BitCoin

 In October 2013 the owner of the Silk Road 1.0 (I guess they are calling it now), was brought to justice after moving narcotics all around the world, via the Dark Net (Tor). So what is worse selling drugs or using the cover of being a federal agent to steal evidence and money from your employer (The Federal Government)? I don’t know but I am betting the BitCoin community was a bit relieved to be out of a negative spotlight from this one.

December 27, 2014

Russia Reconsidering BitCoin Ban In 2015

First they attack transgender, gay people, and then “quasi-money” as the kids are calling it these days… I think Putin needs to put the crack pipe down. And stop fucking with trans & gay people seriously this is 2015 not the Cold War

November 26, 2014

American Red Cross To Accept BitCoin Donations Through BitPay

See these are the kind of feel good stories a technology specialist likes to hear.  Far too often technologies like these get exploited because good natured people have no good natured use for them.  Good on you Red Cross, don’t fuck it up with a political scandal or racist remarks, please…

November 11th, 2014

Microsoft Now Accepts BitCoin Through BitPay

I grew up in a time when Microsoft was this big evil company bent on destruction of free markets, and operating systems, when the valiant opposition was Apple, inc.   WTF has happened here? It seems like BitPay is raking in the publicity here!

November 8th 2014

Silk Road 3 Is Already Up, But It’s Not The Future Of Darknet Drugs

The title says its not, but honestly you decentralized a currency why not decentralize the black market as well?  Worth the read, though keep in mind it is a Gizmodo article.

November 6th, 2014

Operator of Silk Road 2.0 Website Charged in Manhattan Federal Court

New coat of paint, same bat shit crazy idea that selling drugs online was a good idea… well here comes the backlash of BitCoin is evil… forgetting of course the #1 currency for trading in drugs is the US dollar.

November 3rd, 2014

Treasury To Seek Advice From BitCoin Community

In a well thought out fuck you to the American governments shitty handling of the BitCoin community the UK takes the lead in a fact finding mission in the cryptocurrencies possible future in Briton’s financial sector.

October 23, 2014

Japan Wants To Be The Most BitCoin Friendly Country

I can see it now someone will post a picture of a panty vending machine with the “We Accept BitCoin” Sticker. All kidding aside Japan, I am proud of you, even with the Mt. Gox bungle this really is a positive step… weird fetishes and all.

Septermber 29, 2014

BitCoin Bank ‘Circle’ Opens It’s Doors

The plot thickens…

September 9th, 2014

PayPal Supporting LiteCoin & DogeCoin, GoCoin CEO CONFIRMS

I was a little shocked this didn’t make bigger headlines because of PayPal’s initial hate as a “competing” technology and all the evil of SilkRoad… seriously this was the quietest role reversal in the tech world that no one seemed to give a shit about.

August 31st 2014

OpenBazaar Beta Tutorial

This was kind of cutesy and I haven’t heard much about it recently. THis is basically an eBay clone for BitCoin users. Less SilkRoad more family friendly.

August 30st 2014

Hal Finney, Cryptographer and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies at 58 (NY Times)
Remembering Hal Finney: Bitcoin Pioneer With ALS

I remember reading this in the hospital after surgery, this brings a tear to my eye. Dafaq are people dying at 58 for what is this Iraq? Until the next life sir, may whatever afterlife you choose to believe in be filled with many hauexz, with no bikini tops.

July 1st, 2014

Newegg Is Now Accepting BitCoin

So now they can fuck you out of all kinds of currency.

June 3rd, 2014

Apple Reverses Anti-BitCoin App Policy and Allows Mobile Wallets Back in the App Store

We shall see how long this one lasts, I am sure this is not the last we have heard of this, and Apple’s newfound love of Draconian rules… when the fuck did you become Microsoft, Apple…

April 29, 2014

MasterCard Lobbying On Digital Currency BitCoin

If it was not for the vailidity and bullshit of the move I would not have posted this article.  The Hill is one giant cluster fuck of popup adds and auto-start videos. I really hope you have an AdTrap before you read that article.

March 25, 2014

IRS Virtual Currency Guidance : Virtual Currency Is Treated as Property for U.S. Federal Tax Purposes; General Rules for Property Transactions Apply

Leave it to the federal government to come up with an article title longer than it’s URL, but yeah worth a read, not really that shocking or surprising.

March 6, 2014 

The Face Behind Bitcoin

Newsweek claimed to find the man behind the BitCoin, I am going to be over here are assume they released this story to sell papers and not, you know, do some real journalism. Ok that might be a bit much…

There you have it a small sampling of stories from the last twelve months! THese are just the tip of the iceberg and if you would like some further reading or more in depth specific articles about the subject let me know over on my Facebook or Twitter feed.

Courage,

~Kojack Vasquexz

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