Department of Homeland Security is a  Bitcoin incubator?

Department of Homeland security brokers bitcoin and is now funding bitcoin technology.  While some Bitcoiners maybe horrified, this shows that government recognizes Bitcoin is here to stay.

The Department of Homeland Security is now seeking proposals for blockchain related applications in different endeavors from small businesses.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the SBIR’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is now accepting proposals from small businesses comprising of fewer than 500 employees in at least 10 topic areas. Interestingly, the areas also cover the topics of “Applicability of Blockchain Technology to Privacy Respecting Identity Management” & “Blockchain Applications for Homeland Security Analytics”.

Source: Department of Homeland Security Wants Blockchain Applications – CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels Since Late 2014 | TechCrunch

After a rough 20 months in Bitcoin starting with the collapse of Mt.Gox in Feb of 2014, the Bitcoin price has been coming back to life.  Well above its 2015 low of $167.00.  What’s driving Bitcoin higher?  Is it Chinese investors seeking safety, increasing user base, expanding use cases, the reality is all of the above.

After a mostly boring 2015, bitcoin is making waves as the year ends by reaching new price heights. Bitcoin is north of the $400 mark, once again, for the second time since 2014. This time, it has…

Source: Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels Since Late 2014 | TechCrunch