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The crypto-currency ecosystem

A taxonomy of alt-coins, meta-coins and blockchain-riders.

Just like the IP protocol, bitcoin is the culmination of several important advancements, all combining to form a paradigm-changing innovation. The Internet Protocol was not just an arrangement of headers and payload. It also represented the triumph of packet-switching, layered protocols and distributed routing algorithms — four or five critical innovations, combined in a single implementation that changed the…
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Commerce Weekly: Slow in-app purchasers are worth the wait

Commerce Weekly: Slow in-app purchasers are worth the wait

Digging into in-app purchase data, Bitcoin draws attention outside tech, PayPal and HomeDepot expand point-of-sale trial.

Study finds that users who wait to make their first in-app purchase are worth more. Also, Bitcoin's popularity is rising, and PayPal expands its point-of-sale program. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Visualization of the Week: Occupy George

Visualization of the Week: Occupy George

Infographics printed on $1 bills circulate Occupy Wall Street's message.

Occupy George, an extension of the Occupy Wall Street protests, looks to print infographics on $1 bills so the message floats with the currency.

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