The Bitcoin Diaries Recap: I Survived My Week on Bitcoin

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 1:43 pm

So my week on Bitcoin has come to an end. Overall I would classify it as a success, and it’s clear there are many more options available for Bitcoin purchases now than even a year ago. That being said, the week wasn’t without challenges and these challenges exposed some of the growing pains Bitcoin continues [...]

The Bitcoin Diaries Day 5: A Valentine’s Day Date on Bitcoin

By: Friday February 14, 2014 11:02 am

When I decided to conduct my Bitcoin experiment this week, one of the first things I did was take a look at the calendar to see if there was anything that would absolutely prohibit my ability to do this. Immediately one date jumped out at me – February 14, Valentine’s Day. Now in the six [...]

The Bitcoin Diaries Day 4: What Do You Do For Recreation?

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 3:18 pm

I think we all know the answer to that. Come to think of it, the Dude would probably be a pretty good candidate for the Bitcoin lifestyle. We already learned you can drive around with Bitcoin, and as for the acid flashbacks – well, Bitcoin is somewhat known for its ties to the drug trade. [...]

The Bitcoin Diaries Day 3: Getting from A to BTC

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 5:36 pm

There are many wonderful things about the New York City subway system. It covers a significant portion of the city and it’s finally expanding to some neglected areas, all of its lines run 24 hours, and considering the insane number of people it transports every day, I would say it’s reasonably clean and efficient — [...]

The Bitcoin Diaries Day 2: You Will Not Starve on Bitcoin

By: Tuesday February 11, 2014 4:35 pm

It’s possible that my Bitcoin experiment supports 20th century psychologist Abraham Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ theory – because when Jane approached me with this idea my very first question was “How will I eat?” That was also the first question most of my friends and family members asked when I told them I would be [...]

The Bitcoin Diaries Day 1: On Obtaining Bitcoin

By: Friday February 7, 2014 11:15 am

So after a couple fits and starts, I have started my week living on Bitcoin. Last week, I successfully transferred $498 for 0.61 BTC at a rate of 1 BTC = $816.39. With my cryptocurrency in hand (not literally, of course), I began my experiment yesterday and plan on sharing daily updates on my progress here. [...]

Tech Bytes, Wednesday January 23

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 1:11 pm

Silicon Valley phenoms including Alexis Ohanian, Robert Scoble and Tim Draper appear in a video to raise money for small businesses hit by Hurricane Sandy. Nobody should give up their day jobs, but that’s part of the video’s appeal.

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