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How Google and Twitter move the #market for #bitcoin | #economy #cyberculture

How Google and Twitter move the #market for #bitcoin | #economy #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
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Anyone who has followed bitcoin over the last three years knows that its price is an ad nauseum repeat of price spikes followed by mini crashes. Some of them have been triggered by external stimuli, like MtGox being hacked in 2011 before it ultimately met its demise this past March. The cycle — more like a roller coaster — of bitcoin price movements is becoming an interesting research topic for academics. However, how much of the price fluctuation has to do with the hype around the cryptocurrency?

Researchers at ETH Zurich, a university in Switzerland, decided to study how social information online affected the price in their paper:

 

“The digital traces of bubbles: feedback cycles between socio economic signals in the bitcoin economy.” http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.1494

 

The researchers looked at Facebook shares, number of tweets, number of downloads of the blockchain client, users on the network and the number of searches on both Google and Wikipedia to try to find a correlation between the price and the online network.

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In 20 years, we’ll talk about #Bitcoin like we talk about the Internet today | #economy #socialchange

In 20 years, we’ll talk about #Bitcoin like we talk about the Internet today | #economy #socialchange | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
A wide-ranging Q&A with the Silicon Valley investor.
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Digital stocks. Digital equities. Digital fundraising for companies. Digital bonds. Digital contracts, digital keys, digital title, who owns what — digital title to your house, to your car. Like for example, you get a digital title on a car, attached to a digital key, where you own your car on the Bitcoin blockchain and on your smartphone. The key for opening your car and starting your car is tied to that title. And if I sell you my car, automatically you get title, and you get the key that lets you operate the car, and it's all digital, and it's all unique, and it can't be cracked. You've got digital voting, digital contracts, digital signatures. You've got unique pieces of digital content. If you guys wanted to know exactly who had every piece of content you ever made, you can track that. It's this long list. And then every aspect of financial services: insurance contracts, insurance derivatives, currency exchange, remittance — on and on and on. It gives you a chance to basically go after this very broad category of online business in a new way. And, by the way, if we had had this technology 20 years ago, we would've built it into the browser.

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La folle poursuite de Satoshi Nakamoto, le mystérieux créateur du #bitcoin | #cyberculture

La folle poursuite de Satoshi Nakamoto, le mystérieux créateur du #bitcoin | #cyberculture | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Depuis 2008, la presse spécule sur l'identité du créateur de cette monnaie virtuelle. Le 6 mars, “Newsweek” annonçait l'avoir retrouvé,...
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Aux origines du mystère

 

Novembre 2008 : un long article scientifique est mis en ligne. Signé d'un certain Satoshi Nakamoto, il théorise les principes du bitcoin. L'homme ne communique que par email ou sur des forums.  Les premiers bitcoins sont échangés en janvier 2009.....

 

Article: Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

 

 

 

 

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#Permacredits. The local currency for the global permaculture movement | #CryptoCurrency #CyberEconomy

#Permacredits. The local currency for the global permaculture movement | #CryptoCurrency #CyberEconomy | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
The Local Currency for the Global Permaculture Movement
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Permacredits

 

 - The local currency for the global permaculture movement.

 

Permacredits are the first true asset-backed cryptocurrency on the market. They are powered by the surplus profit-sharing of Eco Developments, Permaculture institutions, and members in our network. When you buy Permacredits you are buying a membership in a global network of Eco resorts, Sustainable living spaces, Permaculture farms, Retreat centers, Eco Developments, Permaculture Design Schools, Apps, and more. These credits can be used at any of our network member locations for goods and services as well as be traded on the open market as an appreciating crypto currency asset class.

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#Bitcoin made simple | #socialchange #Economy

In 190 seconds we explain what Bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from, and the impact it's having around the world

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Baffled by bitcoin? Confused by the concept of crypto-currencies? Well, fear no more. In 190 seconds we explain what bitcoin actually is, where the idea came from and the impact it's having around the world. Is bitcoin the future of finance, a potential destroyer of the economy ... or just a silly slice of technical utopianism?

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