Ernest Hancock is in Austin, TX attending the Texas Bitcoin Conference. Here are some pictures from the event; updated photos will be added thruout the weekend - stay tuned for updated :)
At a time when many other bitcoin miners are shutting down because they can't afford to continue operating based on current prices, Bitcoin Shop, rebranded as Blockchain Technology Consumer Solutions (BTCS), is moving aggressively into the mining s
As an asset class, Bitcoin has gained a lot of retail interest, but when it comes to the big money, institutional investors haven't had the opportunity to really participate. But that's not because Wall Street isn't interested.
Mark Zuckerberg's plans to use unmanned drones to provide internet connections appear one step closer to reality. The Facebook CEO today revealed that his Internet.org initiative has put the aircraft to the test for the first time, describing the ope
A few weeks ago Bitcoin Magazine reported that the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) was about to become the first publicly traded Bitcoin fund. On Thursday, the BIT received formal approval for listing on the OTC Markets Group's OTCQX exchange. The f
A heavily redacted edition of a 2010 manual for the StingRay cellphone surveillance devices has been released.
Whether it's going to legacy payment technology trade shows or partnering with legacy payment processors, Bitcoin companies have found that there is something to be said for partnering with the old rather than just forgetting it exists.
Prisoners are held in solitary where they have no human contact for 22 or 23 hours a day and in some cases that has been happening for over 20 years
Bitcoin airtime merchant, Bitrefill, has partnered with New York-based Bitcoin exchange Celery to enable bitcoin remittances of phone minutes to more than 100 countries – without the sender ever having to touch the digital currency.
Feeling the pressure from Tesla, major automakers are looking to play catch up with electric cars, which includes setting new standards.
This is one of the most impressive new inventions that I have seen recently and it is the work of two George Mason students.
The market is saturated with different kinds of soap, but many of these commercial brands are really all the same, because they contain a harsh detergent chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).
If you are looking for an easy trick to improve your life and overall health, than look no further. Drinking lemon water first thing in the morning is a pretty simple routine to get into and will have tremendous effects on your overall health.
The major antioxidant compound found in olive oil is capable of killing cancer cells in less than an hour while leaving healthy cells unharmed, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rutgers University and Hunter College and published in
One great (and smelly) thing we do at my farm is our community compost. The farm is located right in the middle of our nation's capitol, downtown Washington, D.C.
Bergdahl Didn't Desert, Lawyer Says While the Army has decided to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and "misbehaving before the enemy," his lawyer, Eugene Fidell, contends that Bergdahl never intended to desert. "Sgt Bergdahl had s
The stock market is rigged...When I started making that claim years ago -- and provided solid evidence -- people scoffed. Some called it a conspiracy theory, tinfoil hats and that sort of stuff.
Is anyone else suspicious about this?
Officials Say 2-3 Page Deal Nearly Finalized
Talk about the United States being in a difficult place. One hour, the U.S. is conducting airstrikes to combat Sunni extremists -- ISIS -- in Iraq. "U.S. warplanes are now conducting airstrikes in support of Iraqi efforts to take the city of Tikrit f
Yemen's Houthi forces, which control the capital city of Sanaa and most of the nation's west coast, are continuing to make major gains across the nation's south and east, in spite of a Saudi war against them.
The investigation revealed that Foster and several accomplices had been distributing oxycodone, heroin and marijuana.
Houston, we have a problem. We need more cutting edge tech entrepreneurs.
In a surprise move, e-wallet provider and payment processor Neteller quietly started to accept bitcoin deposits at zero fees. Neteller customers will now be able to top up their accounts by exchanging Bitcoin into one of the currencies offered by Net
When we laid eyes on the Elytron 2S tiltrotor plane prototype last year at the Experimental Aircraft Association's fly-in airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, it was a half-built concept with only part of its Prandtl wing box installed. The company has now
Researchers at at Draxler University have developed a metallic nanocoating derived from a virus of the tobacco plant that could lead to more efficient steam production, improving the performance of steam turbines, air conditioning and electronics coo
The Black Budget: What Does It Mean to US Federal Budget, the Economy and You?
In contrast to Texas legislation introduced by state representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) that would penalize a citizen for filming police activity within a proposed 15-foot area, lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a bill that would penalize p
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid endorsed New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader Friday.
Staying on the right side of the taxman just got a bit easier for businesses dealing with bitcoin and other digital currencies. On Tuesday, Libra, makers of LibraTax accounting service, introduced two new products in their suite of tax-reporting serv
Nuclear energy is experiencing a renaissance around the world, but lawmakers in the US are struggling with a decades-old waste problem. It's one of the many challenges facing the US industry as competition grows in China and elsewhere.
I had to share this video posted by a shopper who captured kids discovering a far better use of fans than just moving air.
Packed into boxes, foam peanuts provide gentle protection. But stuffed into a lithium-ion battery, they pack a powerful electrical punch, researchers reported March 23 at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society.
NASA has released new details on how it plans to boldly go to an asteroid and come back with a bit of it. The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) is part of the space agency's Asteroid Initiative announced in 2013, which envisions the capture and return
The idea of a "silver bullet" that can cure humankind of a broad variety of the diseases that plague it, from cancer to measles to the flu, has long been a dream of patient and physician alike.
A couple of years ago I wrote the initial offering on this subject of buying in bulk for Survival Blog readers, without thinking there would be a second part.
Ron Paul at Reason's 15th Anniversary - Ron Paul was formerly the U.S. Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district. He has also been a three-time candidate for President of the United States; as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in
I suggest that you use one of the two accepted ways to indicate A NEW PARAGRAPH.
If Wednesday's amendment is any indication of what Candidate Paul is going for, expect to hear less and less about the need to fundamentally rethink America's armed forces and our approach to foreign policy and engagement through trade and cultural e
A movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature
When former Secretary of State James A. Baker III accused Israel's leader this week of undermining the chances of peace in the region, he said nothing more than the kinds of things he had said at times when he was in office a quarter-century ago.
Background Checks Continue on Would Be US-Backed Rebels
The U.S. Air Force and Navy rescued two Saudi pilots Friday after they ejected from their F-15 fighter over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The computer revolution didn't come into people's homes overnight. There was a long period when the public was discovering all the things they could do if they owned a computer -- and this led to some outrageous TV ads.
The Topeka, Ks Police Department has now declared a "procedure" is in place in which every person involved in a traffic stop, passengers included, will be treated as criminals as soon as their vehicle stops.