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Everything You Need To Know About Bitcoin In One Interactive Mind Map

Bitcoin is a digital currency used to pay for a variety of goods and services. In recent years, the currency’s value has fluctuated wildly and currently sits at around $450 per “coin”. If you’re curious about cryptocurrency, this interactive guide is well worth checking out.


Why Bitcoin Is Like The Australian Gold Rush (Hint: The Miners Are Exploited)

The recent crash of popular bitcoin exchange MtGox has given some commentators the opportunity to hint at the collapse of bitcoin itself. There are historical comparisons to be drawn here with the 2001 dotcom crash or the South Sea Bubble of 1720. However, these examples can only offer a partial explanation of recent events.


This Interactive History Of Bitcoin Is A Crash Course For The Masses

Even if you have a general idea of what Bitcoin is, you may not understand what the fuss is about or how long it has been around. This interactive history will show you, starting back in 2007.


How To Make Your Own Bitcoin-Like Cryptocurrency

Building a “cryptocurrency” such as Bitcoin requires vision, technical nous and a healthy dose of luck — all areas with which developers are familiar. RMIT’s Pj Radcliffe outlines how you can go about rolling your own.


QuicklyPay.it 'IOU' App Lets You Pay Bills With Bitcoins

QuicklyPay.it is a new “IOU” mobile app that allows you to manage split bills and group payments securely. What sets it apart from other IOU apps like Splitwise is that you can send and receive cash directly using the digital currency Bitcoin.


Why It Pays To Keep Abreast Of Technology

Pop stars tend to be extremely busy people who don’t have the time or inclination to read up on the latest technology trends — especially if it doesn’t relate to music. Amusingly, this willful ignorance ended up costing British singer Lily Allen over $100 million in Bitcoin payments. Oops.


How Do Bitcoin Alternatives Stack Up?

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in the news lately with a sudden surge in value followed by a spectacular crash – not to mention the unfortunate tale of $US4 million in bitcoin on a hard drive that was accidentally dumped in a rubbish tip. Bitcoin was the first widely used cryptocurrency, but few people know it is not the only one. So how do the top five cryptocurrencies by capitalisation compare?


Bitcoin Gets Its Own Black Friday Sale

This Black Friday, bargain hunters will be able to use their Bitcoin digital currency to snap up a range of exclusive products with savings of up to 65 per cent up for grabs. Here are some noteworthy deals we spotted.


Briefly: Food Allergy Tips, Jetstar 2-For-1 Deal, Richmond $1 Land Block Sale

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Buy one Jetstar ticket get one free, Richmond Shire Council teases $1 land block sale, Food Allergy Week safety guide.


Ask LH: What Is Bitcoin And How Can I Use It?

Dear Lifehacker, Everywhere I go, I see Bitcoin popping up. Many web services accept payments in the form of Bitcoin, and some even sell their homes for the stuff. I know it’s a digital currency, but where does it come from and how is its value determined? More importantly, should I bother earning it and using it for any reason? Thanks, Bitconfused