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Lamar Wilson is a programmer, web developer, serial entrepreneur and loving father. He co-founded the software development firm 212ths with his long-time friend and co-founder of Fluent, Lafe Taylor. Lamar is co-founder and CEO of Fluent, a B2B payment platform built on the blockchain.

As the end of the year approaches, it is customary to begin thinking of what's next.

We try to assess what changes can be made to better our lives, our businesses and our relationships. We ask what can we do differently that will push us positively towards our anticipated outcomes.

In the spirit of this thinking, let's discuss bitcoin and blockchain technologies.

Bitcoin and blockchain technologies are still in their infancy. Yet, millions of dollars have been invested and many companies have reaped tremendously from early adoption.

But, it's important to note that the companies that have had the most success have done so by creating a foundation for the...

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As the end of the year approaches, it is customary to begin thinking of what’s next. We try to assess what changes can be made to better our lives, our businesses and our relationships. We ask what can we do differently that will push us positively towards our anticipated outcomes. In the spirit of this thinking, let’s discuss blockchain technologies and bitcoin entering age of practicality.

Bitcoin and blockchain technologies are still in their infancy. Yet, millions of dollars have been invested and many companies have reaped tremendously from early adoption.

But, it’s important to note that the companies that have had the most success have done so by creating a foundation for the entire industry.

As when building a house, the foundation is the first and possibly the most important...

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The blockchain is the new hot technology. If you haven’t heard about it, you probably know Bitcoin. Well, the blockchain is the underlying technology that powers Bitcoin. Experts say the blockchain will cause a revolution similar to what Internet provoked. But what is it really, and how can it be used to build apps today? This post is the first in a series of three, explaining the blockchain phenomenon to web developers. We’ll discuss the theory, show actual code, and share our learnings, based on a real world project.

To begin, let’s try to understand what blockchains really are.

What Is A Blockchain, Take One

Although the blockchain was created to support Bitcoin, the blockchain concept can be defined regardless of the Bitcoin ecosystem. The literature usually defines a blockchain as follows:

A blockchain is a ledger of facts, replicated across several computers assembled in a peer-to-peer network. Facts can be anything from monetary transactions to...

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Lamar Wilson is a programmer, web developer, serial entrepreneur and loving father. He co-founded the software development firm 212ths with his long-time friend and co-founder of Fluent, Lafe Taylor. Lamar is co-founder and CEO of Fluent, a B2B payment platform built on the blockchain.

As the end of the year approaches, it is customary to begin thinking of what’s next.

We try to assess what changes can be made to better our lives, our businesses and our relationships. We ask what can we do differently that will push us positively towards our anticipated outcomes.

In the spirit of this thinking, let’s discuss bitcoin and blockchain technologies.

Bitcoin and blockchain technologies are still in their infancy. Yet, millions of dollars have been invested and many companies have reaped tremendously from early adoption.

But, it’s important to note that the companies that have had the most success have done so...

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You’ve likely heard of bitcoin, the digital currency that’s recently been thrust into the spotlight. The baseline idea, despite layers of complicated, tech-y specifics, is simple: What if there was a standardized currency that could be “mined,” like gold, and used anonymously across the World Wide Web and in select real-world locations? Users keep bitcoins in digital wallets—perhaps not so different in concept than the PayPal account you keep dollars in—and spend them like any other money.

That bitcoins have suddenly received so much attention is important for several reasons. For one, it signals a strong desire felt by many to break free of traditional banking systems and “own” their money in a way that isn’t possible with, say, a credit card tracked by CHASE. If businesses take interest in this young currency, there could be an impact on the financial markets. Bitcoins also represent an interesting evolution of our lives in cyperspace: Who’d have thought, when they first...

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It is no secret that children are being confronted with technological advancements at a very early age. According to a recent study, as much as 20% of American parents will buy electronic gadgets for their children when they go back to school in September. Rather than buying calculators, children will receive smartphones, tablets, and even laptops. There is a better way to target this market in terms of Bitcoin awareness than right now, as these children could very well be the future coders of blockchain technology applications.

Spoiling Children With High-end Electronics

Whether people want to admit it or not, the educational system is changing as teachers embrace technology more and more. As a result of that stance, children are being introduced to various degrees of technology at an early age in the hopes of stimulating interest in figuring out how devices work, and creating a new wave of developers.

Due to the fact that young children are confronted with...

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A senior bitcoin developer has declared the cryptocurrency a failed experiment, blaming the end of the currency on the refusal of the community to adopt new standards which would allow it to grow consistently while maintaining stability.

Mike Hearn, a longtime senior developer on bitcoin and the former chair of the bitcoin foundation’s law and policy committee, announced in a blogpost that he would be selling his coins and quitting development on the project. “Despite knowing that bitcoin could fail all along, the now inescapable conclusion that it has failed still saddens me greatly,” he wrote.

Hearn’s objections to the current state of bitcoin are varied and frequently technical in nature, but at heart there are two failures: the section of the bitcoin community with power over the future of the currency is overly centralised and overly resistant to change.

Hearn writes that: “What was meant to be a new, decentralised form of money that lacked ‘systemically...

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It’s never too early to teach children about Bitcoin. Parents everywhere are teaching their youth about digital currencies. When kids are learning math, code and consensus, the financial system of the past has something to worry about.

My children are two and six and they both know Bitcoin quite well. My youngest can say many of the terminologies involved with the virtual currency, while my six-year-old can understand it even more. Discussions on the topic of Bitcoin are a regular occurrence in our household. Discussions ranging from understanding what a cryptocurrency is, to its scarcity and digital storage. My children have a further grasp on the subject than most adults. Of course, like learning any foreign language, being younger always helps.

With games like Minecraft, Counter Strike and Spells of Genesis all now accepting digital currencies, it’s no wonder kids are hearing about Bitcoin. Their favorite games contain the use of exchanging digital currency for...

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Jp Buntinx · January 6, 2016 · 9:51 am

When it comes to learning people to code, efforts have to start at a very young age. As we humans grow older, we become less keen on learning new things. Especially coding is an odd creature in that regard, as it is one of the more difficult things to learn at a later age. Fisher Price has come up with a bright solution to stimulate young children in learning to code.

Also read: Sweden to go Cashless, Hope for Bitcoin?

Coding Starts In Kindergarten According To Fisher Price

Learning young children the benefits of coding and developing will go a long way in creating more IT-oriented adults in a few years from now. As our society evolves into a more digital state of mind, the need for IT professionals is growing. Universities and schools can’t keep up with the growing demand, and the only solution is...

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Is blockchain poised to be “the next big thing” in education?

This has become a question I hear with increasing frequency about a technology that, up until quite recently, was primarily associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The subtext to the question, I suppose: do educators need to pay attention to the blockchain? What, if anything, should they know about it?

Admittedly, I haven’t bothered to learn much about blockchain or Bitcoin either, despite the last few years of zealous headlines in various tech publications. I haven’t included either in any of the “Top Ed-Tech Trends” series I’ve written. And frankly, I’m still not convinced there’s a “there” there. But with the news this year that Sony plans to launch a testing platform powered by blockchain, with some current and former Mozilla employees exploring the blockchain and badges, and with a big promotional splash at SXSWedu about blockchain’s potential to help us rethinking learning (as...

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Published: 01:07 BST, 16 April 2013 | Updated: 21:49 BST, 16 April 2013

The competitive world of Bitcoin collecting has spawned a wave of supercomputers techies hope will make them a small fortune - even if they cost tens of thousands of dollars to power.

Specially developed Bitcoin 'mining' computers are either homemade or can be purchased from one of the growing number of online stores dedicated to cashing in on the supply side of the cult currency trend.

There are 21 million Bitcoins hidden across an internet-based network, which are expected to all be found by 2040. To unearth them computers have to solve the complex processor-intensive equations which hold them.

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Plugged in: Developers are building their own computers that are purely focused on unlocking Bitcoins hidden online

Money-making: The machines are able to crack the code to unlock Bitcoins - 21million of which are available online

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Ethereum Is More Like A School Project

Ethereum is a earnest effort to create a better bitcoin, one that is highly programmatic, making it much more dynamic. Todd has his reservations about the project, however.

“They have very smart people on the team, but they aren’t focused at all. What they’re doing looks more like a research project than an serious effort to actually solve a real consumer problem.”

The Ethereum project has good intentions. Many developers, including Todd, think more commercialized ventures will supercede Ethereum in the future.

“I expect to see them produce some good ideas, but ultimately be out competed by simpler systems incorporating those...
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Bitcoins are all the buzz. The virtual currency is riding a rollercoaster of speculation, rising exponentially in value and reaching a high of $260 this Wednesday before plummeting to $130. What’s more, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world just survived a coordinated hack attack, and bitcoin-generating malware is spreading across Europe like wildfire via Skype.

Yet despite all the sound and fury surrounding this made-up money, most people have a hard time understanding exactly what Bitcoins are—and how they work. This is troubling, especially if you’re thinking of investing your own time and money in the Bitcoin phenomenon.

Starting your own bitcoin wallet isn’t necessarily a bad idea. Bitcoins aren’t tied to the fortunes of any single nation’s economy. They’re easy to exchange, and they aren’t subject to transaction fees. But you need to know a few important things before throwing your money into the volatile Bitcoin market. You need to understand how the...

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Today, Ofir Beigel is back to answer some of our users’ most common questions about fees. To read his first post on transaction fee basics, click here.

In our previous post, we covered the what, why, and how surrounding bitcoin transaction fees. In today’s post, I want to dig further into the details and answer some of the most common questions about bitcoin transaction fees.

How can I calculate my transaction size so I’ll know what fee to attach to it?

You can’t easily do this on your own, and thankfully, many wallets can do this for you. For example, the Blockchain Wallet uses dynamic fees that calculate the required fee for you so that your transaction will confirm as reliably and quickly as possible. You also have the option to set your fees manually by using Advanced Send. Different wallets handle fees differently, and you should find out how your wallet handles the fees for you (if at all).

What happens if I don’t attach any fees to my bitcoin...
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