Overstock will take Bitcoin payments in 2014

The virtual currency Bitcoin had a hard week and while Bitcoin is already known for being very volatile, some retailer are still not shocked about this fact. Overstock for example announced on Friday that they will accept Bitcoin payments in 2014. Overstock is a retailer and sells everyday products like household equipment and furniture for the home. Apart from that they do also sell apparel for men and women and even jewelry and watches, health and beauty products and indeed also electronics. That is again a new posibility which allow Bitcoin owners to spend Bitcoins instead of treasuring them up … Continue reading Overstock will take Bitcoin payments in 2014

Bitcoin, the Decentralized peer-to-peer Digital Currency

Video source: bitcoin.org What is a Bitcoin? Interested in new technology, I came across the Bitcoin topic some time ago. Bitcoins are a decentralized peer-to-peer (transferred from person to person) digital currency which means there is no central authority like banks or governments behind the currency and the transaction process is done by a network of private computers. The users of these computers, the “miners” get recompensed with transaction fees and newly created Bitcoins. But the systems of all the worldwide Bitcoin miners have to solve a complex math problem first and the algorithm leads over time to the case … Continue reading Bitcoin, the Decentralized peer-to-peer Digital Currency

German elections 2013 and the non-voters…

Ok now I do remind what was one of many reasons I started to write in a blog. Gettings annoying things out of the head. Tomorrow is German election and I had a talk with a non-voter today. His opinion sounds like “I anyway can´t change anything as the bigger parties do win again like always”. I know this guy and he often complains about the political situation in germany. Well, in fact many do since the euro currency. But talking with a non-voter is strange, really strange. I mean, how can he say that he can´t change anything when … Continue reading German elections 2013 and the non-voters…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

First of all let me note, I am on Pinterest now too. But now let me talk about the Weekly Photo Challenge. Here is my contribution to the “Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward“. It is a train (DB Class 295) in germany and well, a train rolls forward and that fact is why I do think the image fits to the challenge theme. 😉 I did capture the photo last summer 2012 and found it in my folders. I edited it a little bit today with Photoshop. I made some lens corrections like adding a vignette effect. I increased the brightness … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward