Freeing People to Transact on
Their Own Terms.
Bitcoin Foundation standardizes, protects and promotes the use
of Bitcoin cryptographic money for the benefit of users
Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency.
The Bitcoin network came into existence on 3 January 2009 with the release of the first open-source Bitcoin client, Bitcoind, and the issuance of the first Bitcoins. Prior to the invention of Bitcoin, electronic commerce systems could not securely operate without relying on a central authority to prevent double-spending. Satoshi Nakamoto sidestepped this requirement for Bitcoin by employing a proof-of-work approach in a peer-to-peer network to reach consensus in a network of computing power that validates the transactions. Bitcoin is a recent project under active development. As such, some Bitcoin implementation contributors caution that users should treat it as experimental software.
Our mission is to be the best organized source of information, news and commentary about Bitcoin and crypto-currencies available. We intend to focus on a wide range of issues of interest to Bitcoin users without limiting ourselves to any particular focus, political ideology or target demographic, making the magazine cover business, technology and society, attract a wide variety of viewpoints with our writers and interview guests and be both enlightening for those who are already Bitcoin experts and an accessible introduction to Bitcoin for new users.
BitcoinTalk is well-known for having an intelligent, thoughtful and rational community.