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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hello Kitty

Since she was a kid, my wive dreamt of having a pet, preferably a cat. Our kids also said they would love to have a cat or a bunny or a turtle or… I grew up with animals. We had cats and dogs and sheep and goats and chicken and once even a pig. We … Continue reading »

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HW1 tiny BitCoin hardware wallet

While the trezor is certainly a great device for securing BitCoins, I’m also interested in alternative hardware wallets. Even in my very first discussions about increasing the scurity of BitCoin we talked about SmartCard solutions. After all, that’s also how I secure my GPG keys. But a regular SmartCard alone only protects the keys. If … Continue reading »

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What could go wrong when ordering pizza?

For some months now it was possible to order pizza for BitCoin in our area. I wanted to give it a try since it was announced. But only last Thursday, I proposed to my coworkers to order pizza. And that I would pay with BitCoin. It was meant as a demonstration how cool the virtual … Continue reading »

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Paracuda walk & fly

In the Paracuda paragliding club, we distribute the organization of the events among the members. So I agreed to organize a “walk n fly” event in October. Usually pilots go up with a cablecar to go flying. This saves us from having to carry the equipment for too far. But for people that want to … Continue reading »

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The Rise and Rise of BitCoin

As part of the Zürich Film Festival last week, they presented “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin“. I couldn’t make it to one of the screenings where the director and the main actor were present. The room was fully booked, which I noticed with delight. I didn’t learn too much from the film on the … Continue reading »

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