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Bitcoin - Open source P2P money

Bitcoin - Open source P2P money | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
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"bitcoin.org" provide a simple but extensive introduction to Bitcoin, and the world of open-source person to person currency in general.

 

After watching the "What is Bitcoin?" video you should have a better understanding of how it all works, and might be ready to take the next step. If that is the case you can then click the "Get started with Bitcoin" link where you will be taken to the next page full of all the information you need to get your wallet ready, and enter the world of Bitcoin.

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Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

 

This is the original paper by Satoshi Nakamoto explaining the concept of Bitcoin. At the time this paper was put forth a fully functioning implementation was already in-effect.

 

Satoshi's paper complete in 2009 has been praised for being clear and to the point. Although only consisting of 9 pages, its level of detail is still very apparent.

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Bitcoin Charts - Blockchain.info

Bitcoin Charts - Blockchain.info | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
The most popular charts and statistics about the bitcoin network. Number of transactions Per Day, Market Price, Volume charts etc.
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This wonderful website provides an extensive resource of graphs, charts, and statistics for all Bitcoin related Data and Information. Essential for any serious investor blockchain.info is an up to date guide to the past week, month, year, or years of Bitcoin, documenting its entire lifetime.

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The 6 Biggest Bitcoin Heists In History

The 6 Biggest Bitcoin Heists In History | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
Ever since a single Bitcoin became worth a small fortune, there have been people trying to steal them. Sure, there have some small-time thieves who ha...
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From $220,000 to $436,000,000 these are the 6 most monumental heists in the history of Bitcoin.

 

Although number 2 might not technically be a heist, as it was a result an FBI's seizure. It is still a mighty exchange of Bitcoins and worthy of the list. Worth $80,000,000 today, it holds the record for the largest amount of Bitcoins kept in a single wallet.

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Can 3D printing rebuild manufacturing in Australia?

Can 3D printing rebuild manufacturing in Australia? | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
It’s not easy being a small business in the current manufacturing environment. The face of manufacturing is changing, and businesses are eager for technological advances that could give them a competitive…
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This article although titled"Can 3D printing rebuild manufacturing in Australia?" is a guide on how 3-D printing can aid all types of manufacturing, no matter where you are in the world.

 

John Barnes is the Leader of Titanium Technologies at CSIRO and the author of this article. He provides the idea that the manufacturing industry has the option embrace and benefit from this technology, and not to resist and fear it.

 

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BigRep 3D printer can print entire pieces of furniture

BigRep 3D printer can print entire pieces of furniture | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model — large enough to print small pieces of furniture.
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Developed by Lukas Oehmigen and Marcel Tasle, the BigRep 3-D printer can create objects as large as 1147 x 1000 x 1188mm with a print resolution of 100 microns or 0.1 of a millimeter.

 

As well as printing in the standard plastics and nylons the BigRep also prints with a Laywood compound(a mix of wood fibres and polymers) which create a wood finish, and a Laybrick compound (a sandstone-like filament). With these new innovations the progression of new compounds in the quest for the perfect material is looking hopeful for 3-D printing.

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Walking Again with 3D Printed Exoskeleton

 

Watch Amanda Boxtel walk again after years in a wheelchair using the 3D printed bionic exoskeleton by Ekso Bionics and 3D Systems.

 


Via Arthur Charles Smith, Annie Theunissen
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Technology has impacted all of our lives, for better and worst. But I think in the coming future, it is those that are handicap are about to experience  greatest shift in technology.

 

For a lot of us it is hard to imagine the feeling of not being able to walk, let alone the feeling to finally walk again. In this video we this become possible with the aid of a 3-D printed Exoskeleton  

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Being a paraplegic myself I find this an incredible tool.

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Marching Into The Future Of 3D-Printed War

Marching Into The Future Of 3D-Printed War | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
We all know by now that 3D printing is the future of manufacturing — even the US President says so. The march of progress doesn’t always m...
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The United States Military is looking to incorporate 3-D printing into the armed forces, the possibility to print tools, and supplies in the middle of a combat zone has the potential to save lives.

 

I in no way support war, but as we all know it has been consistent through out history, and possibly the driving force behind many of today's technologies. With the US military's support and the increase in medical application, 3-D printing is looking to be the biggest technological innovation of this decade!

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Microsoft Research Reveals 3D Browser SurroundWeb

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Microsoft has a small obsession with innovating in the living room, so it should come as no surprise that its research arm continues to plough forward with
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Microsoft are looking to take web browsing outside the bounds of your computer screens or TV. SurroundWeb is what they call it, and maybe now its only focused as being an expansion of other devices, I can see this possibly integrating with our homes and lives, and maybe we will not just have computer rooms, but rooms themselves will be computers.

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I Wore The US Navy's Oculus Rift, And It Showed Me The Future Of Warfare

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When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating tho...
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The United States navy shows off its super powered Oculus Rift. With the original founder of the Oculus Rift a part of the team, they have used this technology to show what might be the future of the navy, and how it might look and function.

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Steam Client Beta Update Brings New Virtual Reality Mode

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Today Valve has released a new Steam Client Beta update which brings with it a number of new features and enhancements, as well as improved initial
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Steam is one of the most popular online gaming communities, with 3000 games available, and over 75 million users.

 

As of October 2013 it was estimated that 75% of all PC games downloaded legally, were downloaded through Steam.

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A Bit of Coin: The Bitcoin Revolution | Singularity Hub

A Bit of Coin: The Bitcoin Revolution | Singularity Hub | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
When was the last time you paid cash for something? Even though a few vendors still prefer cash, I know I use my credit card for almost everything I buy these days — that is, if I'm not using PayPal or my phone!
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As of March the 3rd 2014 there are 12,124,500 Bitcoins currently in circulation, which is equal to $6,762,000,000 USD with today's exchange rate. Just this previous week Bitcoin averaged an estimated daily exchange of between $55,000,000 to $100,000,000, and peaked at $301,000,000 on the 11th of March.

 

This clearly shows a great level of investment, and that the exchange its self is well and truly alive, which in term provides a sense of security for further investment and new investors, and presents a strong case its not going away any time soon.

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The Face Behind Bitcoin

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This story has been appended to include a statement from Dorian Nakamoto received on March 19th when Newsweek was first contacted directly by Mr. Nakamoto's attorney, denying his role in Bitcoin.

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There has been a large number of myths surrounding Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto and for 6 years it wasn't known if Satoshi Nakamoto was his actual name, or if he was  even a single person.  But now it seems that journalist Leah McGrath Goodman has tracked down Mr Nakamoto and is now putting the myths to rest.

 

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Bitcoin to Australian Dollar Rate — Bitcoin Live Converter — Preev

See the live Bitcoin to Australian Dollar exchange rate. Convert amounts to or from AUD (and other currencies) with this simple Bitcoin calculator.
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Preev.com is a continuously updating website that shows the current conversion rate for Bitcoins.

 

Conversion rates are available for the United States, Canadian, and Australian dollar, as well as the British Pound, and Euro.

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These Are The Brains Of The Next Bitcoin Mining Monster

These Are The Brains Of The Next Bitcoin Mining Monster | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
In just a few short years, bitcoin mining has come a long way, from CPUs, to GPUs, to specialised, single purpose, system-on-a-chip beasts. There̵...
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Though not the fastest mining specific machine, Butterfly Lab's Monarch is focused on speed with power efficiency.

 

Power efficiency is a major part of Bitcoin mining, you must consider the price of electricity in your area and whether your mining rig will be able to draw enough Bitcoins while running to stay profitable.

 

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3D printing tech used to reconstruct man’s face in groundbreaking surgery

3D printing tech used to reconstruct man’s face in groundbreaking surgery | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
For what appears to be the first time in history doctors were able to use 3D printing technology during a facial reconstruction surgery to help a British man who survived a motorcycle accident but walked away traumatized and disfigured.
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At Morriston Hospital in Swansea, Wales CT scans were used to recreate the face of a man who was left with disfigured face after suffering a severe motor-cycle accident. They were then able to print a symmetrical 3D model of his cranium which they could cut and mold to restructure his face.

 

With this technology already having such impacts in the world of medicine, we can only begin to imagine the future. Quite possibly we could be seeing organic 3-D printed organ transplants in a matter of years rather than decades.

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Stratasys Objet500 Connex3 launch - World's First Color Multi-material 3D Printer - YouTube

For more information:http://ow.ly/sZ3P3 White paper on the Objet500 Connex3: http://ow.ly/sZ5lr A game-changer for product design, engineering and manufactur...
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The Objet500 Connex3 is a top of the line 3-D printer. It can not only print a single object with 3 separate materials, but it now features the ability to print a single project in multiple colors chosen from one of their 10 color pallets .

 

The Objet500 Connex3's also claims to print a look and feel equal to that of production quality. With machines like this only improving, and as the technology becomes more affordable, I don't think I am to far off saying it wont be to long until we see something like this as an essential part of all our homes.

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3-D Printing Will Be a Counterfeiter's Best Friend

3-D Printing Will Be a Counterfeiter's Best Friend | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it

WitWhy we need to rethink intellectual property for the era of additive manufacturing

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With 3-D printing on the rise, and with it comes the fear of products and technologies becoming over-welled with piracy, and impossible to control copyright laws.

 

Now if that is a bad thing I will leave to you to decide, I personally believe it may change the future of the consumer industry from what we know today. It is possible that customers will no longer pay for products themselves, but pay for the designs, that can be downloaded and printed from home.

 

With patents and copyright laws, re-evaluation will almost definitely have to occur some time in the future. And maybe allowing someone to have all rights to an idea or piece of knowledge because he/she supposedly thought of it first, and/or has the money to afford the high price of patents, might just be seen as primitive.

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Life-sized, human holograms could soon grace your living room

Life-sized, human holograms could soon grace your living room | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
Your 3D TV might not look so awesome after seeing one of these suckers.
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Although this Kickstarter campaign has been suspended we can look at what was proposed and what it means for the future.

 

HoloVision described as "better than something R2D2 can muster" is a life-sized holographic projector supposedly capable of projecting a free-floating image 8 feet from its projector. This type of technology combined with the future progression of virtual reality, could provide the capability to not only project someone in to a room, but have them equally feel as if they were in the room also.

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Skype confirms 3D tech research

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A senior executive at Skype confirms the firm has developed 3D video calls, but has not added the feature because of limitations with camera technology.
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3D video-chat I believe is already closer than Mark Gillett states. Considering Nintendo's 3DS, which is a handheld gaming device. They have already shown how glasses free 3D is possible, and even feature a camera able to capture 3D photographs, and this was released in February 2011.

 

And now with the release of Microsoft's latest gaming console the Xbox One, which comes standard with a powerful 3D mapping accessory they call the kinect, I believe it will not be long before we see this technology applied to laptops, mobile phones, and other communication devices.

 

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Myo is a hands-free alternative for the Oculus Rift - Destructoid

Myo is a hands-free alternative for the Oculus Rift - Destructoid | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it
The Oculus Rift is a great piece of equipment, and up until now you needed to use motion--based controllers to simulate your own arms in so...
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Myo looks to take the next steps in Oculus Rift based Virtual Reality. Using electronic armbands equipped with (funny enough "ARM") processors they can detect the electrical activity in your muscles, and convert those signals to in game movement.

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Zombies in your living room - a fully immersive wireless oculus experience.

Zombies in your living room - a fully immersive wireless oculus experience. | Creative and innovative progression, in the world of Information and Communication Technology | Scoop.it

 

The Oculus Rift is a game changer. It is the first truly immersive 3D virtual reality experience. I’ve seen it modded for Skyrim, I’ve wet my pants on the rollercoaster, and seen artists use it to create virtual displays for their work. The only problem is the cables. No matter how vivid the visuals are; on a mountain top, with the sun dappling your face, you’re still holding a controller, strapped to a computer like a horse to a feedbag.  3 guys couched in the warehouse district of Melbourne are poised to change that.     The Concept Zero Latency
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The development company Zero Latency specialize in immersive Virtual Reality.

 

Their latest work has been the construction of a star trek like holo-deck. Using the Oculus Rift and a room set with tracking cameras they managed to create a wireless controller free Virtual Reality environment. 

 

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