Skype hasn’t killed the phone

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

And Bitcoin won’t kill the banks. Skype is a great technology.  There was a lot of noise 10 years ago when Skype was becoming main stream.   I heard a lot of tech “experts” say… “You would run it on your mobile handset, use wifi, and never pay for a phone call again.” Those predictions […]

Jem Bendell

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Interviews | No Comments

Incase you missed Prof Jem Bendell’s talk on sustainability at Griffith Uni last year, check out his BBC interview. I will post his slide deck from that night on here too.

Coinkite Bitcoin POS Terminal Review

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Integration, Point of Sale | No Comments

This *is* how Bitcoin should be! Its great to see a company deliver, and exceed expectations.  This is what Coinkite have done with their POS terminal. Early bird I ordered my terminal day 1 when Coinkite announced they where selling.  Ok, it cost me 2.9BTC at the time, but BTC was floating around $120.  Such is […]

Bitcoin at your local farmers market!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in Exchanges | One Comment

So today Dave and I set up shop at the local farmers market in Bardon, talking and trading bitcoins!   I was a bit unsure about if we would get anyone who knew about BTC, let alone buy some.    To my surprise the day was a success.  We only sold about $50 of BTC […]

Why Bitcoin price will continue to rise

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Exchanges | No Comments

And this isn’t a bad thing for trade. The other night I attended a lecture at Griffith Uni by Jem.  As with most university events, the night finished with a few pints at the local.   Again arose the situation that we had all ordered food, and no-one had exact change. Jem is from the […]

Pay your mates back with Bitcoins

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013 in Exchanges | No Comments

We have all gone out to lunch or dinner and split a bill.  There is *always* someone in the group who wants to put the entire bill on their credit card and take cash. In these situations, Bitcoin owners should offer (and insist) they pay their share with Bitcoins.  This will spread Bitcoins to people […]