Financial

Free Bitcoin Giveaway

I am going to give away $50USD worth of Bitcoin/Satoshi tonight at Midnight CST.  I will choose one member of our site at random.  The only requirement is that you follow us on Twitter @thegeekzweb and sign up for a free account at Geekz NOTE – You must have a wallet that I can send funds […]

Travis Weaver to Give Away Bitcoin for Christmas

Well, it appears that one Travis Weaver (@TravWeav) has lost his mind over the holiday season and Bitcoin’s latest price surge.  Bitcoin is currently trading at just shy of $19,000 USD at the moment.  It is clear that this stunt has driven up the activity on his tweet, and his Twitter profile.  The question is, […]

GoFundMe drops 5 percent personal crowdfunding fee - The Verge

Source: GoFundMe drops 5 percent personal crowdfunding fee and adds optional donations – The Verge This was welcomed news yesterday afternoon.  Our family is currently in the adoption process and we have looked at various avenues of fund-raising for the adoption and expected medical costs.  I was glad to see that GoFundMe has shifted its […]

Monero - Up, Up, and Away!

You have to keep an eye on these altcoins.  It appears that the rising tide is lifting some other ships than just the tall-sailed Bitcoin.  While everyone is watching Bitcoin, Monero’s price has jumped to $166.00 USD.  The last month, Monero slumped back down below $100 USD and over the last week, it started a […]

Bitcoin: From Whence Does It's Value Come

I was having a discussion with some friends last night about Bitcoin and it’s skyrocketing value. Each of us were basically saying the same thing in a number of different ways.  We were pondering the question of where Bitcoin gets it’s value.  Why is this digital asset worth so much, especially this week amid a […]

Career Advice: Degree vs Experience

I am often asked by people I meet in my travels about the benefits of a college degree and it’s value in the workplace.  To set the playing field, let me begin by telling you that every occupation is different, and so is every company.  None of what I am about to share can be […]

Career Advice: What Is Your Value Proposition?

Today, I am beginning a series focused on offering career advice.  Taking someone’s advice on your career is a two-edged sword.  First, it is important to understand that every person’s goals in life are different and any advice offered will take the slant of that individual’s perspective.  Secondly, bear in mind that every successful person […]

String a few Galaxy S5s together and you can mine bitcoin | Engadget

Source: String a few Galaxy S5s together and you can mine bitcoin Now this is the kind of heart-warming story that gets my attention early in the afternoon.  Repurposing old Samsung phones to create a Bitcoin mining machine.  Yes.  All geeks have that mountain of old mobile devices and computers just sitting in a closet […]

AMD To Break With Crypto Despite Its Rocket Ride Secured by Bitcoin Boom

…cryptocurrency demand contributed about $75 mln to $100 mln in revenue during the third quarter. Source: AMD To Break With Crypto Despite Its Rocket Ride Secured by Bitcoin Boom Wow.  Analysts are speculating that crypto-mining has contributed 75 – 100 million of AMD’s revenue during the 3rd quarter.  This is just amazing to me.  GPU […]