I got myself a brand new shining Bitcoin address that starts with my name as the first six characters after the initial “1”. Here it is: 1KfLenzmpCE… Update March 28, 2014: Since there have been reports that vanity addresses provided by the service I used have been hacked, I have moved almost all funds out … [Read more…]
There are multiple people on my Twitter timeline mentioning the fact that CO2 levels have passed 400 ppM for the first time. Let’s just point to this well informed and interesting explanation by Peter Gleick on Scienceblogs, titled “The Last Time Atmospheric CO2 was at 400 parts per Million Humans Didn’t Exist“. As Gleick explains, … [Read more…]
Forbes journalist Kashmir Hill has tried the experiment to live one week paying for everything only with bitcoins. The first blog post of this series is here, and it has links to the remaining posts (one for each day of the experiment). I have enjoyed reading this and recommend it. Now she has posted a … [Read more…]
Okay, here is a very rough draft for a new Kanji with the meaning Bitcoin: The left part is of course the radical for gold, which should be the obvious starting point for anyone designing this. The right part are just the numbers one and zero. There is a slight problem with the fact that … [Read more…]
Here is a Youtube video that explains the process: Thanks go to Canton Becker and his site bitcoinpaperwallet.com, where the necessary software to do this is provided for free. It was very easy to do. Even I could do it immediately.
Having solved the problem of global warming, the next paper I will be writing (in Japanese) will be about the relatively new Internet currency Bitcoin. This is a fascinating topic. I have been posting a couple of comments to the Reddit Bitcoin community and plan to post some of my thoughts here as well. One … [Read more…]
Bitcoin has been getting some initial attention lately. Much of that comes from the fact that someone buying bitcoins at $2 only about two years ago would have made a profit of 10,000% if they had sold at the latest record high of over $200. That’s not bad for two years. It’s a way to … [Read more…]