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Education is Curiosity, Enabled

I'm of the opinion that we could teach our young children subjects like calculus, if only we had mechanisms through which to empower those with curiosity to play with them.  Then, the application of the effort to teach becomes one of rewarding knowledge, rather than repetitive structures of memorization and batteries of tests.

Take, for example, these visualizations of various concepts in mathematics.  How enlightening would it be if we could play with these as we work through the process of learning the equations that describe them, letting our brain form the map between the system's description, its properties, and its behavior?

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Intuitive Concepts

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“The machine does not isolate man...

“The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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If #bitcoin had been around earlier,...

If #bitcoin had been around earlier, how would things be different? @pmarca says even TCP/IP and BGP would be designed differently. #CJDNS!

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Nice. Even @pmarca is excited about...

Nice. Even @pmarca is excited about using #bitcoin payment channels as a foundation for new business models. Now, just add DAOs… #CoinSummit

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Transitioning from x86 to x86_64 is...

Transitioning from x86 to x86_64 is a religious experience.

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Let me show you why I...

Let me show you why I started Coursefork, and subsequently began work on BitPay. Not only is the quality of education plummeting, but the cost of it is linearly increasing [1]. What are you doing about it? [1]: http://coursefork.org/martindale/open-freedom-and-education#the-problem

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It's impossible to work your way through college nowadays | Randal S. Olson

Randy Olson explains why it's impossible to work your way through college nowadays.

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The view of Silicon Valley from...

The view of Silicon Valley from @500startups for #bitcoinference. Viva la #bitcoin. http://t.co/olYeQsB6Qq

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The view of Silicon Valley from @500startups for #bitcoinference. Viva la #bitcoin. http://t.co/olYeQsB6Qq

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BitPay Expands, Fueled By Bitcoin Demand

Yes, we're expanding.  While +Wells Fargo [1] and +Wikipedia [2] start exploring #cryptofinance, we're also moving full steam ahead towards getting every company in the world to accept  #bitcoin as a payment option.

Not only have we hired the best from companies like +Red Hat+IBM, and Visa into our senior leadership, but we've established a firm position in the marketplace–we're now performing over $1,000,000 per day in transactions with Bitcoin, and there are now over 1,000 new businesses accepting Bitcoin every week.  Now, we're hiring to support this investment in the community.

If you're interested in building anything related to  #cryptofinance, give me a shout.  We're extremely focused on  #OpenSource and  #cryptography  , and will be spending a lot of our time [3] participating in the support of developers building applications in the space.  If you want to build something that will shape the future of the world,  #cryptofinance is the right space to be in.

[1]: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/us-wellsfargo-bitcoin-idUSBREA0D1LL20140114
[2]: https://twitter.com/jimmy_wales/status/441632741352681472 and http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/201fa6/hello_from_jimmy_wales_of_wikipedia/ !
[3]: We've already released Bitcore (see bitcore.io for more information), but we'll be a major presence in number of events in the coming year (not the least of which was +LAUNCH most recently!).  We're on a tear to support engineers building new projects with  #bitcoin  , so feel free to reach out and let me know what you're working on.

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Atlanta's BitPay expands HQ, fueled by Bitcoin demand - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Even as the fate of cryptocurrency Bitcoin whipsaws amidst controversy and volatility, one Atlanta-based Bitcoin services company is doubling down.

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“It’s uncomfortable to focus so intensely on what you’re bad at.” Great story on learning how to think...

“It’s uncomfortable to focus so intensely on what you’re bad at.”
Great story on learning how to think–perhaps the single most important thing we should be teaching [not only our children, but ourselves].  If you can learn to think, you can conquer almost anything.

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How To Think

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I have some @bitpay shirts to...

I have some @bitpay shirts to give away here at the Texas #BitcoinConf… visit the #bitcoin #hackathon in paddock 204. http://t.co/1E50Bk5z7k

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I have some @bitpay shirts to give away here at the Texas #BitcoinConf… visit the #bitcoin #hackathon in paddock 204. http://t.co/1E50Bk5z7k

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The momentum of #bitcoin, and #cryptofinance...

The momentum of #bitcoin, and #cryptofinance in general, is incredibly tangible amongst the people. There's no way to turn this ship around.

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The #NSA booth here at the...

The #NSA booth here at the @RSAConference has an Enigma machine on display. Not quite sure how to react to this one. http://t.co/8YgikXwATx

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The #NSA booth here at the @RSAConference has an Enigma machine on display. Not quite sure how to react to this one. http://t.co/8YgikXwATx

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This @HiloApp app at @LAUNCH has...

This @HiloApp app at @LAUNCH has huge potential for creating local exchanges using #bitcoin. Fraud-proof local exchange of goods… nice work.

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It really is a small world....

It really is a small world. I ran into @waynesutton today while grabbing a post-climb meal, despite being thousands of miles from @TheRTP...

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Introducing Bitcore

Today, +Bitpay is excited to announce the general availability of Bitcore, an open-source library to interact directly with #bitcoin .  If you're building anything related to #cryptofinance , I'm happy to answer questions.  Happy Valentine's Day hacking, crypto-lovers!

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Bitcore

Bitcore is a complete, native interface to the Bitcoin network, and provides the core functionality needed to develop apps for bitcoin.

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Today, BitPay is excited to announce...

Today, BitPay is excited to announce the general availability of Bitcore, an open-source library to interact directly with #bitcoin. If you're building anything related to #cryptofinance, I'm happy to answer questions. Happy Valentine's Day, crypto-lovers.

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Bitcore

Bitcore is a complete, native interface to the Bitcoin network, and provides the core functionality needed to develop apps for bitcoin.

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This beautiful day in Seattle brought...

This beautiful day in Seattle brought to you by #bitcoin...... (BlackWatch Cream Porter)

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Waiting in line to replace a...

Waiting in line to replace a debit card while traveling... guess what #bitcoin removes from this equation? [pic]:

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Bitcoin, Hyperboria, Ethereum, meshnets, microgrids, DAOs,...

Bitcoin, Hyperboria, Ethereum, meshnets, microgrids, DAOs, and DCVSs... decentralize all the things and the future will follow. #singularity

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After a few years of championing...

After a few years of championing Bitcoin as the Internet of money, I'm excited to announce that I'm joining @bitpay.

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