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Famous People in the Bitcoins Universe

Famous People in the Bitcoins Universe

By on October 18, 2012

Andreas Schildbach (Profile) – original developer of Bitcoin Wallet for Android (Google Code Project).

Amir Taaki aka genjix- creator of the Britcoin and Intersango exchanges, libbitcoin library for Bitcoin, Spesmilo, Bitcoin Consultancy, Vibanko, GLBSE client, Bitcoin poker client, Python bindings for Bitcoin, Pastecoin and others.

Art Forz- developed the first GUI miner and at one time his GPU mining farm (the ArtFarm) was mining over a third of all blocks.

Charlie Shrem – is co-founder of BitInstant LLC and the current CEO. Known on the Bitcoin forums as ‘Yankee’, he has over 5 years experience working with start-ups and business development in the eCommerce industry.

Gary Rowe (Profile) – Contributor to the MultiBit (http://multibit.org) and BitCoinJ (http://code.google.com/p/bitcoinj/) projects. Working on various Bitcoin based businesses.

Gavin Andresen- (Profile) Satoshi client maintainer. He previously worked at Silicon Graphics and now runs his own company.

Hal Finney- one of the creators of PGP and one of the earliest contributors to the Bitcoin project. First to identify a type of double-spending attack that now bears his name — the Finney attack.

James McCarthy aka Nefario- creator of the first bitcoin stock exchange GLBSE

Jed McCaleb, original developer of MtGox. Previously created eDonkey2000.

Jeff Garzik- (Wikipedia Entry) Satoshi client core developer, GPU poold software and the founder of Bitcoin Watch. Works as a Linux kernel developer at Red Hat,

Luke Dashjr aka Luke-Jr- Eligius owner/admin, maintains BFGMiner and maintainer of bitcoind/Bitcoin-Qt stable branches.

Mark Karpeles aka MagicalTux- Owner of the largest Bitcoin exchange, MtGox, this Bitcoin Wiki, and Kalyhost

Martti Malmi aka Sirius- Operates the host for bitcoin.org and is an administrator of the Bitcoin Forum.

Matt Corallo aka BlueMatt- Satoshi client developer.

Michael Hendrix aka mndrix- creator of the now defunct CoinPal and CoinCard services

Michael Marquardt aka theymos- creator of the widely used blockexplorer.com site, and BitcoinTalk Forum

Mike Hearn (Profile)- Google engineer who works on Gmail and developed BitCoinJ (http://code.google.com/p/bitcoinj/)

Nils Schneider aka tcatm – Bitcoin developer, owner of BitcoinWatch, creator and owner of BitcoinCharts, GPU mining software and JS web interface.

Patrick McFarland aka Diablo-D3 – DiabloMiner author, and BitcoinTalk forum moderator.

Patrick Strateman aka phantomcircuit – Bitcoin developer, creator of Intersango, member of Bitcoin Consultancy and creator of Python Bitcoin implementation.

Pieter Wuille aka sipa- Satoshi client developer and maintainer of the network graphs http://bitcoin.sipa.be

Roger Ver – BitInstant LLC Director of Marketing. He is also the CEO of MemoryDealers.com

Stefan Thomas aka justmoon- creator of the WeUseCoins.com site/video and WebCoin.

Vladimir Marchenko- Profile, runs Marchenko Ltd which sells mining contracts, previously developed the figator.org search engine.

filecloud.io now accepts Bitcoin payment!

By on October 15, 2012

filecloud.io is an online cloud storage project from DF Hosting Ltd [Irish Ltd Company #443917] launched in July 2012.

Between 2006 and July 2012 the platform was known as ifile.it and operated under the ifile.it domain bringing years of stable and reliable (and more importantly hassle free) service to thousands of its users worldwide, all of the users and files from the old ifile.it platform have been migrated to this new platform where more features are offered and a nicer design.

filecloud.io now accepts Bitcoin payment! and this good news for the bitcoin economy.

 

 

New Hosting

By on October 13, 2012

We’ve just moved to a new hosting company for a very good price. Let’s hope the traffic won’t burn out the new hosting servers!

GLBSE shuts down – Global Bitcoin Stock Exchange

By on October 9, 2012

I’ve just learned that glbse.com has shut down. I am not sure why this has happened but I hope to get back some of my BTC in their pockets. Pretty sad day for the BTC economy.

This was posted on their site today:

GLBSE has been closed

I’m sorry to inform all our users that GLBSE is no longer able to continue operating, and has now closed.

Q: What does this mean if I’m an issuer?

We will do everything in our power to make the process of moving off GLBSE as smooth as possible, we are currently working on a simple, safe, and easy to use method that will allow you to continue your relationship with your asset holders

Q:I’m a GLBSE user, what about my assets and my bitcoin?

You will be able to get back your bitcoin, and if you want to reveal your username, email, and a bitcoin address to accept payments with, you can continue your relationship with the issuer of any assets you hold.

We will begin retuning bitcoin once we have recieved all coins from the GLBSE treasurer that manages the GLBSE cash reserves. BitcoinGlobal (GLBSE’s partent company) shareholders and board voted for them to be returned immediately, we are awaiting compliance with this order.
Update:we will begin processing account closures and returning bitcoin later today.

Another Forbes article : Bitcoin Prevents Monetary Tyranny

By on October 8, 2012

Forbes.com has another article on the Bitcoins digital currency. A good read from a big news site.

 

Bitcoin and some interesting facts

By on October 1, 2012

Still having doubts about Bitcoins and Bitcoin mining?

I’ve been reading a little about Bitcoin lately. I installed the software, acquired some BTC (currency) by donation, and have tried mining. I think it’s an interesting project. Here are some facts about Bitcoin that caught my attention:

1. Bitcoin is available as free software and can run on GNU/Linux, a free software operating system. Therefore, publicly auditable source is available for a computer running Bitcoin and the software stack it runs on.

2. Bitcoin implements a peer-to-peer (p2p) architecture. It’s not easy for companies or governments to forcibly shut it down.

3. Though Bitcoin software is hard to shut down, governments and companies can choose to shun the BTC currency. For instance, Coinpal, a service to buy/sell BTC using Paypal was suspended. Apparently, Paypal accepted Coinpal for months and then put Coinpal out of business because it decided it was wrong to be involved in a “ecurrency” market. It didn’t appear that any reasons were forthcoming.

4. Quantity supplied of BTC is limited in a different way compared to a physical, nationalized currency. An algorithm to increase supply (“printing” through “mining”) of BTC is set and cannot be changed. Unlike currencies that are printed as deemed necessary by a central bank, Bitcoins are limited to 21,000,000. By the 2030s, BTC production will have slowed considerably.

5. Key pairs are used for trust between traders. Like a physical currency, BTC can be stolen or lost if the owner of the money is careless (i.e. they fail to encrypt/backup their wallet). The value in a wallet can be transferred to a newer wallet, in order to keep current in regard to security.

What else about Bitcoin/BTC is notable?

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BBC World Service Radio and Bitcoins

By on September 29, 2012

BBC World Service Radio talks about Bitcoins…interesting indeed, so turn up the radio! Listening time: 17 minutes 30 seconds.