Interpol FUD (Images in the blockchain?)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Reviews, Thoughts | One Comment

I just received this article via email. http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2015/N2015-033.  Let’s have a look at this article.  First the article mentions the transactions are encrypted, but that is not the case.  Bitcoin transactions are displayed in plain text. “The design of the blockchain means there is the possibility of malware being injected and permanently hosted with no methods […]

Issuing assets with coloured coins

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Code, Technical | No Comments

Today marks a milestone for Bitcoin Brisbane and one of our new clients project.  Coloured coins are a fantastic idea. Tokens that represent assets already exist.  They are your frequent flyer points, your balance on your travel card or loyalty points at your favourite coffee shop.  All of these systems work fine today, so what’s […]

Adam Tepper

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in Thoughts | No Comments

I am really sad to post that Adam Tepper of Independent Reserve has died in a motor cycle accident in Thailand. For those who don’t know, Independent Reserve generously sponsored the xmas party. We are now collecting donations to get Adams book published. You can tip here 1adamzYptchtodJPKRsmv3QNCja91XU2J https://www.bitcoin.asn.au/adam-tepper/

Dymocks book store at Carindale now accepting bitcoin!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Merchants, Point of Sale | No Comments

I am very please and excited to announce that the Dymocks book store at Carindale are now accepting bitcoin.  A small but very important step in getting “high street” retailers to a accept bitcoin. We installed the CoinKite terminal on site and get them up and running within minutes. To test the installation, I purchased the book […]

Onewallet.io goes live!

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Merchants | No Comments

Bitcoin Brisbane and founder of CoinsForTech.com have launched Onewallet.io.  Read the CoinDesk write up here.

January 2015 Meetup

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Meetup | No Comments

Thanks to all those who can to the “Math behind Bitcoin Meetup”, and a shout out to Ferguson Cannon Lawyers for the beer and pizza.  Slides can be downloaded from here.

Speaking at the Senate Inquiry

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Interviews, Thoughts | No Comments

Today I spoke as a witness in the public hearing on digital currencies.  Was a very exciting and interesting day.  I must thank Ron Tucker from the ADCCA for inviting me to the event.  For the official transcript click here. CULLEN, Mr Lucas, Chief Executive Officer, Bitcoin Brisbane [09:51] CHAIR: Welcome. Mr Cullen, I am very […]

Frequent flyer miles should be a crypto

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments

This morning I woke to an email I had received from British Airways saying my 7,000 frequent flyer Miles where about to expire.  I had spent a few years living in the UK and with no intention to return, I didn’t have a need for these *points* anyway.  These Miles or points, are effectively a token. […]

Bitcoin as a gift

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments

Its September. For me that means a lot of birthdays, two brothers and my dad, a few aunts and uncles and what feels like 100’s of cousins and nephews. Now I don’t know if this is a generation thing, but my nephews have no problems sending me Facebook messages not only reminding me its their […]

Park with coins

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Thoughts | No Comments

This morning on Brisbane City Council’s twitter feed I saw a post “Parking meters are having problems with Credit Card payments”.  I replied with the cheeky “When will parking meters take bitcoins?”  This got me thinking:  Rolling out credit card infrastructure is hard.  The council must install these boxes that are connected back to some head […]