March 2012

Pressure Drop

27 March 2012

On Saturday night I found myself in Melbourne at the first live performance in 30 years of the reggae band Pressure Drop. The last time Pressure Drop played I probably couldn’t have told you what reggae was. Although I would certainly have heard Eddy Grant’s Electric Avenue on the radio, I was a New Romantic […]

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Bitcoin revisited

5 March 2012

Just over a year ago, I wrote about the digital “crypto-currency” Bitcoin. It has been an eventful year for Bitcoin. Designed to provide a secure yet anonymous, decentralised means for making payments online, the first Bitcoins were virtually minted in 2009. By early 2011, Bitcoin had begun to attract attention. Various sites, including the not-for-profit […]

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