Three Common Misconceptions About Bitcoin

Published on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:55 PM EST

This post covers three misconceptions that I’ve noticed people, especially beginners, often have about Bitcoin. This is meant to serve as an easy to understand overview, and more can certainly be said on each of these points. They’re listed in no particular order.


Create a Custom Designed, Client-side Form Using Google Forms

Published on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST

This tutorial will show you how to create a custom designed form using Google Forms, that lets you use it as a client-side form with any design or styling that you choose and no Google branding visible when the user has JavaScript enabled.


Running Tails on an External HDD or SSD

Published on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:45 PM EST

Tails, an acronym for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, is a useful operating system for preserving privacy and anonymity. It’s a security focused Linux distribution that’s based on Debian, and is meant to be run on a USB flash drive. While large flash drives are available, modern external SSDs, such as the Samsung T3 series, are much faster. This is important for applications that read and write a lot of data, such as a Bitcoin full node.


Running a Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Full Node with Raspbian or Ubuntu Mate

Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8:30 PM EST

This tutorial walks you through installing Bitcoin Core v0.13.2, or possibly newer, on a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 using either Raspbian (Raspbian Jessie January 2017 Release) or Ubuntu Mate 16.04, or possibly newer, as your operating system. Options are given to install the GUI and wallet, or not. Options are given to store the blockchain on an external USB flash drive (or hard drive), or on a large microSD card with the OS.


Is the US Dollar the Future of Digital Currency?

Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM EST

As part of the CNBC 25 special report, a group of experts concluded that the US dollar is already the world’s digital currency, and that it is likely to still be the world’s digital currency in the future. Are the points they raise in support of such a conclusion strong enough to warrant consideration?


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