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Blockchain: It's Not Just About Bitcoin

While Bitcoin gets all the attention, the blockchain technology it’s based on can be used for a wide variety of applications, such as tracking ownership or the provenance of documents, digital assets, physical assets or voting rights. Here are some of the ways blockchains could improve business and government.

Steam Now Lets You Buy Games With Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an interesting, if complicated way to store and spend money. If you have a stash laying around, Valve will now take it off your hands in exchange for sweet deals on games.

uTorrent Users: Here's How To Delete Bitcoin Miner EpicScale From Your PC

Even if you’ve switched to another torrent client (or just an older version of uTorrent), now’s the time to make sure there are no hidden Bitcoin miners hogging your idle system resources. You’ll have to dive into your registry and file system, but a little effort is worth the peace of mind.

Why Bitcoin Is Failing

Bitcoin was dubbed the worst investment of 2014. As predicted however, 2015 has seen the continued fall in value of the currency that was supposed to fuel the digital age.

Elevator Pitch: CoinJar

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with Asher Tan from CoinJar.

Ask LH: How Can I Get Started With Bitcoin?

Hey Lifehacker, I would like to start making some investments into Bitcoin but I am unsure of where to start. What software do I need? How do I trade Australian dollars for Bitcoin?

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.

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