David Gilson

Tech journalist, Windows 8 user, quantum physics and Linux enthusiast.

Hullcoin: The World’s First Local Government Cryptocurrency?

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David Gilson reports on the very first UK local government operated cryptocurrency, HullCoin.

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5 Security Tips for Bitcoin Beginners

| David Gilson

Bitcoin makes transferring your money incredibly easy, but that ease comes with certain risks.

UK Banking Safeguards: Can They Protect Bitcoin Consumers?

| David Gilson

Digital currencies like bitcoin may need safeguards against fraud and guarantees against retail disputes to succeed long-term.

McxNOW Exchange Suspends Trading Following Support Request Overload

| David Gilson

The McxNOW cryptoexchange has suddenly suspended trading due to overwhelming user growth and support requirements.

Bitcoin in the UK: HMRC suggests bitcoins are ‘taxable vouchers’

| David Gilson

Is bitcoin private money, a good or a voucher? CoinDesk looks at the UK government's stance on digital currency.

Farmers help bitcoin grow organically in Argentina

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Organic farmers in Argentina are finding bitcoin to be a compelling solution when selling their produce.

Developers attempt to resurrect Namecoin after fundamental flaw discovered

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A fatal flaw has been discovered in the Namecoin protocol, but a fix is on the way.

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange review

Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange review

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Wondering if you should buy or sell bitcoins on Mt. Gox? Check out our review before you do.

Reviewed: BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange

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CoinDesk reviews the BTC-e exchange, which is seeing increased activity due to difficulties withdrawing funds from Mt. Gox.

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How to get started with litecoin

| David Gilson

CoinDesk walks you through what you need to know about litecoin, the world's second largest cryptocurrency.