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    How to Use Ethereum

    The thought of using ethereum might sound intimidating, but it could be rewarding. If the ‘unstoppable world computer’ develops according to plan, it could provide alternatives to the Facebooks and Googles that many people use everyday (as explained in “What is Ethereum?”). Ethereum might not be as intuitive as the web as we know it today, but […]

    What is Ethereum?

    Before you can understand ethereum, it helps to first understand the internet. Today, our personal data, passwords and financial information are all largely stored on other people’s computers – in clouds and servers owned by companies like Amazon, Facebook or Google. Even this CoinDesk article is stored on a server controlled by a company that […]

    Cryptocurrency for Dummies: Bitcoin and Beyond

    Note: The is a guest post from Toptal . Demir is a developer and project manager with over 15 years of professional experience in a wide range of software development roles. 8BTC is always looking for talented contributors. Bitcoin created a lot of buzz on the Internet. It was ridiculed, it was attacked, and eventually it was accepted […]

    How Can I Buy Bitcoins?

    OK, so you’ve learned the basics about bitcoin, the next step is to get some bitcoins. But how? This guide will tell you what you need to know. You can buy bitcoins from either exchanges, or directly from other people via marketplaces. You can pay for them in a variety of ways, ranging from hard […]

    Bitcoin Mining Hardware Guide

    The best Bitcoin mining hardware has evolved dramatically since 2009. At first, miners used their central processing unit (CPU) to mine, but soon this wasn’t fast enough and it bogged down the system resources of the host computer. Miners quickly moved on to using the graphical processing unit (GPU) in computer graphics cards because they […]

    What Will Happen When All Bitcoins Are Mined

    There are only 21 million Bitcoins available for mining. Once all of those Bitcoins have been mined, no  more new Bitcoins will ever be created. This stands in stark contrast to national currencies, which are constantly expanding. Governments like to encourage inflation, so they generally increase the money supply. This leads to the devaluing of […]

    How Bitcoin Mining Works

    In traditional fiat money systems, governments simply print more money when they need to. But in bitcoin, money isn’t printed at all – it is discovered. Computers around the world ‘mine’ for coins by competing with each other. How does mining take place? People are sending bitcoins to each other over the bitcoin network all […]