Why Motherboard Is Capitalizing ‘Bitcoin’ Again

  • In 2015, we elected to capitalize Bitcoin when talking about the system or protocol, and lowercase denominations of the currency: So, “I love Bitcoin, and I own many bitcoins.”
  • From here on out, we will capitalize cryptocurrencies when referring to the protocol or system—Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, etc.—but lowercase the denominations: “I love Ethereum and own a lot of ether.”
  • Bitcoin, for example, recently split off into two separate versions with nearly identical code and, most importantly, an identical transaction history up until the time of the split.
  • With this newly introduced confusion, our previous capitalization policy thrust us into the realm of value judgements: Should the new version of Bitcoin, called Bitcoin Cash, be capitalized when Bitcoin proper is not?
  • With yet another Bitcoin split on the way in November, it’s clear that the Bitcoin protocol (and community) is not as monolithic as we had presumed, and at the moment it’s not as resilient as other technologies we de-capitalize, like the internet.

A story about normalizing technology.
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium

  • Business Day | Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium
  • The new internet of things consortium highlights how companies could make bigger moves in blockchain this year.
  • As investment into blockchain continues to grow, skeptics have warned that the technology may be hyped and that it may take several years before companies can reap its benefits.
  • The consortium is one of several collaborative efforts by large companies aimed at advancing the development of blockchain technology.
  • NEW YORK – Cisco Systems Inc, Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.

Cisco Systems Inc, Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium

  • Companies in different sectors are looking at the technology, but some financial firms have forged ahead, recently announcing plans to deploy new blockchain systems this year.
  • The new internet of things consortium highlights how companies could make bigger moves in blockchain this year.
  • Blockchain is a tamper-proof distributed record of transactions that is maintained by a network of computers on the internet and secured through advanced cryptography.
  • Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium
  • As investment into blockchain continues to grow, skeptics have warned that the technology may be hyped and that it may take several years before companies can reap its benefits.

NEW YORK — Cisco Systems Inc, Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium

  • Business Day | Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium
  • The new internet of things consortium highlights how companies could make bigger moves in blockchain this year.
  • As investment into blockchain continues to grow, skeptics have warned that the technology may be hyped and that it may take several years before companies can reap its benefits.
  • The consortium is one of several collaborative efforts by large companies aimed at advancing the development of blockchain technology.
  • NEW YORK – Cisco Systems Inc, Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.

Cisco Systems Inc, Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, others launch new blockchain consortium

  • Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, others launch new blockchain consortium
  • As investment into blockchain continues to grow, sceptics have warned that the technology may be hyped and that it may take several years before companies can reap its benefits.
  • The new internet of things consortium highlights how companies could make bigger moves in blockchain this year.
  • Companies in different sectors are looking at the technology, but some financial firms have forged ahead, recently announcing plans to deploy new blockchain systems this year.
  • Blockchain is a tamper-proof distributed record of transactions that is maintained by a network of computers on the internet and secured through advanced cryptography.

By Anna Irrera NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc , Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium

  • Companies in different sectors are looking at the technology, but some financial firms have forged ahead, recently announcing plans to deploy new blockchain systems this year.
  • The new internet of things consortium highlights how companies could make bigger moves in blockchain this year.
  • Blockchain is a tamper-proof distributed record of transactions that is maintained by a network of computers on the internet and secured through advanced cryptography.
  • Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, Others Launch New Blockchain Consortium
  • As investment into blockchain continues to grow, skeptics have warned that the technology may be hyped and that it may take several years before companies can reap its benefits.

NEW YORK — Cisco Systems Inc, Bosch Ltd and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.
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Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, others launch new blockchain consortium

  • Bosch, Cisco, BNY Mellon, others launch new blockchain consortium
  • As investment into blockchain continues to grow, skeptics have warned that the technology may be hyped and that it may take several years before companies can reap its benefits.
  • The new internet of things consortium highlights how companies could make bigger moves in blockchain this year.
  • Companies in different sectors are looking at the technology, but some financial firms have forged ahead, recently announcing plans to deploy new blockchain systems this year.
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), Bosch Ltd (BOSH.NS) and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology.

Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O), Bosch Ltd (BOSH.NS) and several other companies, have set up a consortium to work on how blockchain can be used to secure and improve “internet of things” applications, as sectors beyond finance seek to benefit from bitcoin’s underlying technology. The group, which
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Swiss railway ticket machines to sell Bitcoin digital currency

Swiss #railway ticket machines to sell #Bitcoin digital currency - #BBC News

  • Swiss railway ticket machines to sell Bitcoin digital currency
  • One Bitcoin currently equals around 708.64 Swiss Francs, but it is possible to buy fractions of the currency.
  • From 11 November, customers will be able to trade Swiss francs for Bitcoins using ticket machines.
  • Transactions will be capped at 500 Swiss Francs (£415 / $500) each.
  • Swiss financial services company SweePay is providing the conversion service.

Switzerland’s national rail service will begin selling the digital currency Bitcoin at ticket machines.
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How do I tell my daughter that her online ‘truth’ is a conspiracy theory?

  • False claims abound on the internet and are snaring many children into believing them
  • The confusion about the truth usually begins to disappear as children grow up and see that there are not only observable facts, but also collectively observable knowledge that is difficult to verify but must be taken on trust.
  • Adults, like children, tend towards the irrational, and the internet has become an immense tool for facilitating that tendency.
  • I was having a discussion with one of my children – I won’t say which one, but let’s just say she is very much a part of the virtual generation – those who get most of their entertainment and information from the internet.
  • Children are remarkably gullible but absolutely impervious to reality

False claims abound on the internet and are snaring many children into believing them
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Bitcoin will soon be available for purchase on Swiss railway ticket machines

#bitcoin will soon be available for purchase on Swiss railway ticket machines

  • Starting Nov. 11, customers on the Swiss railway will be able to trade their Swiss francs for Bitcoins on ticket machines.
  • Bitcoin will soon be available for purchase on Swiss railway ticket machines
  • While people will be able to buy Bitcoin, train tickets will not be for sale using Bitcoins.
  • While people will be able to buy Bitcoin, train tickets will not be available for purchase using the digital money.
  • The BBC reported that SweePay, a Swiss financial services company, will make the transactions possible by lending its conversion service to the SBB machines.

Starting Nov. 11, customers on the Swiss railway will be able to trade their Swiss francs for Bitcoins on ticket machines. While people will be able to buy Bitcoin, train tickets will not be for sale using Bitcoins.
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