A Bitcoin Reader
On Monday, the Mises Circle will be discussing Bitcoin and the Austrian Theory of Money, but what is Bitcoin? Below are some links to websites and articles that can help you better understand the digital currency.
- We Use Coins - Start here! Includes videos and information pages on all the basics of Bitcoin
- Bitcoin.org - The official website. Go here when you are ready to download and set up Bitcoin.
- The Bitcoin Wiki - This wiki has everything you could possibly want to know about Bitcoin, including documentation for programming with the Bitcoin API.
The Economics of Bitcoin:
- Economics of Bitcoin - This blog explores Bitcoin from an Austrian perspective.
- “Economics of Bitcoin: is Bitcoin an alternative to fiat currencies and gold?” – This master’s thesis by Peter Šurda is an in-depth look at the Austrian theory of money and argues that Bitcoin not only satisfies the requirements for money, but is a viable one at that. Peter Šurda will be joining us Monday for our discussion!
- “Bitcoin From an Austrian Perspective” - Online Austrian commentator Nielsio weighs in on Bitcoin, arguing against its use and status as money from an Austrian view.
- “Buying into Bitcoin: An Austrian Analysis of the Virtual Currency’s Sustainability” – A paper by Melissa Pattison arguing that Bitcoin is not money, presented at the Austrian Student Scholars Conference at Grove City College
Bitcoin in the News:
- “Bitcoin Bytes Back” (The Daily Reckoning)
- “Bitcoin’s Greatness Not Realized By Succumbing To Regulation” (Forbes)
- “Bitcoin exchange gains backing from French bank” (ZDNet)
- “Bitcoin Casinos Release 2012 Earnings” (Forbes)
- “Largest Bitcoin Payment Processor Raises $510,000 Angel Round” (Forbes)
- “78 percent of Bitcoin currency stashed under digital mattress, study finds” (Ars Technica)
- “The Bitcoin Richest: Accumulating Large Balances” (Forbes)
- “ECB: ‘Roots Of Bitcoin Can Be Found In The Austrian School Of Economics’” (Forbes)
- “Bitcoin: Monetarists Anonymous” (The Economist)
- “Top 10 Bitcoin Statistics” (Forbes)
Be sure to join us Monday for even more information and exciting discussion!