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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Independent Reporter is Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations to Help Cover Donald Trump & “REAL NEWS”

  • When we first launched Independent Reporter (IR.net), we did so in order to bring power back to everyday citizens, just like you and I. Whether Democrat, Republican, Independent, or not even a U.S citizen at all, the accuracy and the timely release of breaking news is so very important, not only to those looking for such news, but to the future of all democracies.
  • As the current administration here in the United States continues to belittle reporters, slander media organizations and perhaps even release fake news in order to discredit such organizations, we felt we must stand up, not just for all the news organizations, but for all people wishing to live in a free, democratic nation.
  • IR.net is looking to hire partisan-free journalists with a proven track-record of unbiased, fair, and well researched material.
  • We are looking to raise, over the longer term, enough capital to integrate such scripting language into our platform as well as increase the number of partisan-free journalists to cover news in a fair and unbiased fashion.
  • In the end, we felt that in order to stick with our principles and to further incubate what we believe is true democracy, Bitcoin will be the only way we will ever accept such donations.

When we first launched Independent Reporter (IR.net), we did so in order to bring power back to everyday citizens, just like you and I. Whether Democrat, Republican, Independent, or not even a U.S citizen at all, the accuracy and the timely release of breaking news is so very important, not only to those looking for such news, but to the future of all democracies.
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Blockchain Transformations at Davos

  • Now imagine books becoming nodes on that same network by giving each book a digital signature.
  • Think of the book as a credit card.
  • But the author has no way to restrict this to only readers than bought a legitimate copy of the book.
  • And as I learned today, books will never be the same.
  • Some authors create their own website for a book so they have freedom to do what they want.

Davos, Switzerland – This year at Davos there are a dozen sessions on and off the formal agenda talking about blockchain – the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
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Blockchain Transformations at Davos

  • Now imagine books becoming nodes on that same network by giving each book a digital signature.
  • Think of the book as a credit card.
  • But the author has no way to restrict this to only readers than bought a legitimate copy of the book.
  • And as I learned today, books will never be the same.
  • Some authors create their own website for a book so they have freedom to do what they want.

Davos, Switzerland – This year at Davos there are a dozen sessions on and off the formal agenda talking about blockchain – the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
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Julia Child’s Provençale Tomato Sauce Recipe

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  • Add the onions, sprinkle with salt and cook slowly for about 10 minutes, until tender but not browned.
  • Sprinkle on the flour and cook slowly for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally; do not brown.
  • Cover and cook slowly for 10 minutes, so the tomatoes will render more of their juice.

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This is an under-the-radar basic from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” featured in a New York Times article about readers’ favorite Child recipes It is a tomato sauce with onions, garlic and basil, raised high with a perfumed whiff of orange peel and coriander seed Make it when the farmers’ market is overflowing with good tomatoes, freeze it in plastic bags, and use it until there is no more


Julia Child’s Provençale Tomato Sauce Recipe