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1  Other / Beginners & Help / The Bitcoin Catalog’s Second Print Edition Launches This November on: October 01, 2013, 01:21:27 PM
2  Economy / Service Announcements / The Bitcoin Catalog’s Second Print Edition Launches This November on: September 30, 2013, 09:36:26 PM

The Second Edition will be released this November and The Bitcoin Catalog is on track to triple the traffic and downloads of the First Edition. Advertisements can be purchased by Bitcoin merchants and businesses worldwide until October 19th 2013. Bitcoin businesses, merchants and projects can get listed in the next edition for just $5 or equivalent in Bitcoin. The full box package which includes a description of Bitcoin businesses and their logo, is available for just $30 or Bitcoin equivalent. For $150 Bitcoin businesses will get massive exposure through a banner ad on the front page of The Bitcoin Catalog’s website and prominent placement in the sponsor’s section of the Catalog itself. The Catalog is also selling a limited number of full page ads for the Second Edition and payment for these is in Bitcoin only.

To ensure the Bitcoin businesses which are featured in The Bitcoin Catalog get as much exposure as possible, the Catalog is marketing to both new Bitcoin users and established Bitcoiners in a variety of ways. The “What is Bitcoin” page on the Catalog’s website is being aggressively marketed via Facebook ads, Twitter, Google Adwords and through the expertise of the Catalog’s in-house SEO specialist. To further spread the word in the Bitcoin space, the Catalog’s partners – Bitcoin cost-per-click network Anonymous Ads and Bitcoin Press Release service Bitcoin PR Buzz – are actively engaged in spreading the word through the Bitcoin ecosystem. In an effort to attract more people into the Bitcoin community, the Catalog has partnered with The Bitcoin Education Project, which is also actively involved in marketing Bitcoin.

Let's make bitcoin a step forward to a closed loop economy  Smiley

3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin Hash Rate just broke 1 000 TH !! on: September 16, 2013, 04:37:07 AM
I just want to point out that the bitcoin hash rate just broke  1 PH  Shocked


4  Bitcoin / Legal / BITCOIN: A Primer for Policymakers on: August 21, 2013, 03:48:39 PM
Good document. From neutral to positive.
They are basically encouraging policy makers to not try to crush bitcoin because it would be inefficient to stop illegal activities using it and it can be potentially dangerous for the government on an international perspective.
5  Other / Beginners & Help / Bitcoin explanation for dummies: The "Safe" Analogy! on: August 19, 2013, 09:45:36 PM
We have just added a little story on our website to help understand bitcoin for a larger audience. Here how it goes:

Imagine there are a bunch of safes, each with a number printed on them, lined up in a public place. The safes are very secure, bolted to the ground, and no known technology can cut them open.

Each safe has a slot in the top, allowing money to be dropped in. To get the money out, you need the key that opens the safe. The keys are also very secure, and nobody can pick the lock or open it without a perfect copy of the key.......... Read More

Share this link to all your friends and familly to help them understand how bitcoin works in a non technical approach!
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Bitcoin price ticker on: August 18, 2013, 01:53:45 PM
Is there any bitcoin price ticker that don't rely only on Mtgox but instead making a kind of average of every exchange?
Any suggestions?
7  Bitcoin / Mining / What is the best site that explain mining? on: August 18, 2013, 01:51:31 PM
We are looking for the best site that explain mining for dummies. We want to add a reference on our What is Bitcoin page. Any suggestions?

8  Bitcoin / Press / 2013-08-13 Economic Times: Reserve Bank of India won't regulate Bitcoin, yet on: August 14, 2013, 12:16:13 AM
Reserve Bank of India won't regulate virtual currency Bitcoin, yet
9  Other / Beginners & Help / FREE bitcoins GIVEAWAY twice a week! on: June 10, 2013, 02:27:56 AM
Get FREE bitcoins with The Bitcoin Catalog giveaway
10  Economy / Speculation / POLL - how long before the next bubble to 1000$ and beyond? on: May 31, 2013, 08:15:28 PM
So when do you think the next bubble will occur? My guess would be within the next 6 month.
11  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin studies compilation? on: May 31, 2013, 02:40:11 PM
We are looking for studies about bitcoin made by university, research center or any serious entity to add a reference section on our website.
Does anyone have such links for us?


12  Other / Beginners & Help / Interesting facts about bitcoin! on: May 25, 2013, 01:50:13 AM
Interesting facts about bitcoin!
13  Other / Beginners & Help / What is bitcoin?? on: May 19, 2013, 01:32:30 PM
Hey guys! I just wrote something to explain what bitcoin is and I want your inputs on this. I'm not done already but I want your inputs before I continue. We have a lot of random curious poeple unaware of bitcoin coming on our website everyday and the goal here is to explain them bitcoin and get them hooked as quick as possible. Secondly, it must pass the grandma test. Make it read by your grandma and if she understand something, it's a good sign. So let's make all the grandma of this world getting started with bitcoin!  Cheesy

Here it goes:

What is bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency running on a decentralized network of users (it means that no one is in control of bitcoin). Bitcoin is also an open source software created by Satoshi Nakamoto in January 2009. It officially entered the market on July 18, 2010 when Mt.Gox exchange first quoted it at 0.05 USD per bitcoin. Since its creation, bitcoin continues being developed by cryptographers, software programmers and many more to make it more useful, secure and user friendly!

Interesting facts about bitcoin!

- No more than 21 million bitcoins will ever be created.
– One bitcoin can actually be divided up to 0.00000001
– Bitcoins are created by computational calculations called “mining” which has become a very competitive industry over time.
– Bitcoin is international and allows sending merely any amount of money anywhere, instantly and cheaply.
– Bitcoin transactions are irreversible.
– The network holds all transactions in what’s called the blockchain, which is 100% transparent.
– The network is also responsible for verifying that no one is cheating the transactions. The network has no transaction errors up-to-date.
– Bitcoin is very private but not anonymous by default. It can be though if used properly.
– Bitcoin’s value is regulated purely by free market.
– Bitcoin’s value is very volatile but that is also what allows it to gain value.
– Most of all, bitcoin is very secure!

How does bitcoin works?

– Bitcoin is composed of a string of numbers/letters called a public key. That public key is your bitcoin receiving address that you may share with anyone.
– The public key can be compared to a locked box (account) that you can put bitcoins in it.
– Here is an example of a public key: 12mL7brZz9pa4yXN5pXmk86ivAKu4TxtTy
– Another string of numbers/letters is used to send the bitcoins. That string is called the private key.
– The private key can be compared to the key than opens the locked box (account) to get the bitcoins in it.
– Here is an example of a private key: 5Ja1AzstCBkxZQMNcwi7vJQHHgmYit1f4h5ceXTKCHmDetaWhBp
– YOU and YOU ALONE are responsible for hiding your private key from anyone you do not trust.
– Many available “wallet” applications can easily manage these keys for you on different device, such as computers and smartphones.
– The wallet software allows you to:
    – See your bitcoin balance.
    – Receive and send bitcoins to other users easily (Can use a QR code).
    – Manage several public keys (accounts).
    – “Hide” you private keys by encrypting them with a your password.
– If you lose your private key, your bitcoins are lost. If you forget your password, your bitcoins are lost!
– You can, and should properly backup your encrypted (hidden with a password) private keys on several kind of media that you will store securely. For example: USB key, CD, external hard drive, etc.
– Online servers (website) also offer to manage these keys for you. While they are very convenient, at this moment, you should never leave large amount of money in these servers.
– Always stay mindful of what you are doing with your bitcoin!

How to get started with bitcoin quickly, easily and securely?

– Enter your email address (optional, but needed to recover your password if you forget it).
– Choose a password of at least 10 characters (make sure you won’t forget it or write it down somewhere secure).
– Enter the captcha and then click on “continue”.
– A Mnemonic phrase will be given to you. Write it down somewhere secure if you want to recover your password in case you forget it.
– When you are done with the Mnemonic, Click on “continue”.
– You will be redirected to a page containing an identifier number. Either save this identifier number somewhere or add this page to your browser bookmarks.
– Here is an example of an identifier number: ba808dd1-411d-40c3-a4b7-91df0ccfb52c
– NOTE: This identifier is NOT your public or private keys as described above. It is your online wallet identification.
– To access your wallet, make sure it is YOUR wallet identifier, fill in your password and click on “open wallet”
– On “Wallet home” you can see your bitcoin address which is your public key (account) that you need to share to receive payments.
– NOTE: You never need to deal with your private keys – your online wallet will do it for you.

Click here (coming up) to add security layers on your wallet and learn more about other type of bitcoin wallets.

How and where to get bitcoins?

- Bitcoin is like cash, so just like cash you can work for it.
- You can also sell goods or services for it.
- You might find easier to buy them in an exchange with your local currency. You can find a list of these exchanges in the appropriate section of our catalog which you can find here. There are plenty of methods to transfer fiat money to these exchanges so take the time to choose the one appropriate for you!
- Or you can simply buy them from a local reseller at Local Bitcoin.

How to accept bitcoin in my business easily?

- Several services offer to accept and manage bitcoins for you. A list these services can be found on the Merchant Solution section of our catalog.
- These services allow you to:
    - Accept bitcoin without the risk of bitcoin price volatility. They will convert all or partially (you decide) the bitcoins to your local currency deposited directly in your bank account.
    - Generate a single bitcoin public address for each transaction so you know who is paying you.
    - Generate invoices.
    - And much more depending of the service your using.
- We highly recommend one of the following services:
    - Bitpay
    - BIPS
- For those how want to manage themselves the bitcoin transactions, you can open a bitcoin wallet and then use's API which you can find here:

14  Other / Beginners & Help / POLL - Did you made any purchase with bitcoin? on: May 18, 2013, 05:22:51 PM
What have you purchased with bitcoin?
15  Bitcoin / Mining / Guide to get started with mining? on: May 12, 2013, 02:17:16 PM
Is there any good guides that explain how to get started with mining for total newbies?


16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / POLL - What are you bitcoin habits? on: May 10, 2013, 04:08:44 PM
How often do you use bitcoin and for what purpose? Are you mainly buying/selling bitcoin for fiat? Are you running a businness? Are you buying stuffs?
Are you making transactions just for fun from an address to another? Other?
Please explain  Smiley
17  Economy / Marketplace / Do shopping using the FREE pdf edition of The Bitcoin Catalog on: May 07, 2013, 09:48:17 PM
I invite you to do some shopping using the FREE interactive pdf edition of The Bitcoin Catalog!

You can find bellow an overview of the table of contents.

18  Other / Beginners & Help / The Bitcoin Catalog is OUT! on: May 05, 2013, 12:55:48 PM
See here our official announcement!

19  Economy / Service Announcements / [ANN] The Bitcoin Catalog is OUT and accessible to EVERYONE! on: May 05, 2013, 12:38:17 PM
We are really proud to announce the official release of The Bitcoin Catalog! This catalog is the biggest bitcoin listing containing more than 300 relevant websites classified into 4 main categories: Bitcoin Related, Goods, Services and Local.
Why a printed catalog?
- To ease and accelerate bitcoin integration among all new users.
- To give a credibility and notoriety boost to the bitcoin currency by promoting its legitimate market to the general public.
- To stimulate its economy by providing as much visibility as possible to all merchant using bitcoin.  
- To act as an incentive for merchants to accept bitcoin as a payment option by providing them a good targeted advertising infrastructure which is the catalog and its partners Bitcoin PR Buzz and AnonymousAds.
- To reach brand new markets unaware of bitcoin.
- And finally, to be a good reference to all users for anything related to bitcoin until bitcoin goes mainstream Smiley
Our distribution strategy
- 25 FREE copies are available to anyone having a blog or any kind of editorial and wants to write an article about it (PM me - Priority given to those with larger audiences).
- Printed catalog at COST price to anyone doing bitcoin conference / meetups or any kind of PR related to bitcoin (send us a request via our website to receive a quote).
- A FREE interactive .pdf edition is already accessible on our website.
- We will integrate an affiliate program to advertise the catalog and the products we are and will offer (send me a PM and we will keep you in touch shortly).
- We are seeking for distributors or resellers for the printed edition. Let us know if you are interested or have any opportunities for us.
- More is coming soon!
How to be listed in The Bitcoin Catalog?
You can be listed in the next edition simply by choosing one of the packages we are offering and send us the related request form.
All the details can be found here:
We are encouraging all new businesses to send us at least the FREE Catalog Listing Package to be part of the next edition.
(Note that the symbolic 1 cent fees are to avoid spamming and websites not related to bitcoin)
It’s now a good time to bug your favorite merchants to accept bitcoin and let them know they can be listed in the catalog for FREE.
Let us know and we’ll be happy to help you doing pushing on that merchant Smiley
WARNING: We did not necessarily tested all the websites listed in the catalog. Stay cautious of what you are doing with your bitcoins.  
Our next step will be to integrate a rating section on our website to allow you to share your good or bad experiences to other catalog users so stay tuned!
Don’t hesitate to give us any suggestions or comments that can help us to improve the catalog and achieve our goals.
Thanks to all of those who participate and already helped us on this project!
The Bitcoin Catalog Team

20  Economy / Service Announcements / The Bitcoin Catalog and AnonymousAds just partnership on: May 04, 2013, 06:25:05 PM
We are proud to announce that AnonymousAds and The Bitcoin Catalog just made partnership to insure a greater visibility to all businesses listed in the catalog!
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