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David Smith

Benzinga Staff Writer

About

David is on track to retire in two years from investing in bitcoins. David wants to help you understand the once in a lifetime opportunity this digital currency revolution provides. The digital currency space is filled with tech jargon and reports who don't understand the technology or implications of changes to software. A former software developer, Maven David Smith understands the complicated technology powering this revolution. David is able to get past headlines and understand actual issues with these digital currencies. With his sales background he is able to break down these topics into accurate actionable investment recommendations. Aside from bitcoin David has been investing since 2000, trading stocks, options, ETFs, and Index Funds. In 2013 his day-trading account had a pre-tax return of 42%.
September 04, 2014 4:50 PM
Almost anyone in the world can now buy a Uruguayan safety deposit box. The brand new boxes have double key bolt locks and an internal bin secured ...
August 27, 2014 3:22 PM
Startup Circle raised attention this spring when it launched into private beta. Circle's consumer offering is similar to Coinbase product, but o ...
August 26, 2014 7:34 AM
Alex Fisher is the founder of Commercial Progression, a Michigan-based Drupal web design agency. It was one of the first companies to begin acceptin ...
August 22, 2014 2:35 PM
This week’s news stories contained a regulatory update, a theft and a new index. New York Regulators Extend Comment Period Coindesk report ...
August 20, 2014 12:52 PM
It has been a great year for merchant adoption with companies like Dell, DISH, Overstock, Expedia and Tiger Direct accepting bitcoin … b ...
August 17, 2014 12:13 PM
This week’s news stories contained lots of regulation, new investments and big numbers. New York’s BItLicense Discussions Continue C ...
August 13, 2014 12:40 PM
Every honest bitcoin proponent will tell potential investors that bitcoin is high risk and not to invest a person’s life savings. But exactly ...
August 11, 2014 12:29 PM
Service can grow fast in today’s world. WhatsApp grew from zero users to 500 million in five years before being acquired by Facebook. Bitcoi ...
August 08, 2014 1:13 PM
This has been another big news week for bitcoin, with a $1.1 million domain name, a Crypto Valley and one country most likely to adopt bitcoin. Sw ...
August 06, 2014 4:04 PM
Platforms like Shopify, Digital River, Stripe, WordPress and Square provide the opportunity for thousands of business owners to accept billions of d ...
August 05, 2014 3:08 PM
New York’s Department of Financial Services proposed a BitLicense on July 17. As proposed, the license may stifle or even kill digital curren ...
August 01, 2014 2:42 PM
This week’s bitcoin news included Overstock’s (NASDAQ: OSTK) continued innovation, free processing from BitPay and one U.S. representati ...
July 29, 2014 10:33 AM
Last week venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, the press and people curious about bitcoin attended Coin Congress USA in San Francisco. David Smith ...
July 28, 2014 10:46 AM
Last week’s big bitcoin news stories involved Dell, a new trade group, proposed regulations and a U.S. exchange. Dell Accepts Bitcoin With ...
July 25, 2014 1:01 PM
Hundreds of bitcoin enthusiasts swarmed Chicago's McCormick Place this past weekend to hear about the latest industry trends. Everyone from programmer ...
July 16, 2014 12:34 PM
TechCrunch, with its article on Butterfly Labs’ deceptive tactics, brought a reminder that not all bitcoin investments are good investments. ...
July 15, 2014 12:52 PM
At only five years old, bitcoin is receiving more venture capital investment than early stage Internet companies were in 1995. Remember what th ...
July 11, 2014 3:53 PM
State Of Bitcoin Report CoinDesk released its 59-slide State of Bitcoin Q2 2014 Report. Highlights include: 4x increase in mainstream media me ...
July 09, 2014 2:12 PM
Bitcoin usage has been the domain of tech savvy individuals. Just like the internet in the early 1990s may have been too complex and unpolished fo ...
July 07, 2014 3:39 PM
Many people are still trying to understand bitcoin. The underlying technology -- a person-to-person digital exchange -- appears to be moving forward ...
July 05, 2014 9:21 AM
This was full of big news. Highlights include the silk road auction winner, the first e-commerce-enabled newspaper, enhanced security, and ongoing b ...
July 02, 2014 1:53 PM
The New York Times reported Wednesday Tim Draper’s Silk Road Auction bid for 29,656 bitcoins was accepted by the U.S. Marshals. Monday annou ...
June 30, 2014 11:55 AM
It's hard to envision the future bitcoin bulls do - where bitcoin is more ubiquitous than Visa, used for more than just purchases and accepted a ...
June 28, 2014 3:25 PM
Surprising some in the bitcoin community, U.S. Marshals bitcoin auction did not trigger the predicted price slide. The auction was for 29,656 bitcoi ...
June 27, 2014 2:51 PM
X Prize Founder: Bitcoin Moving to Disruptive Phase Peter Diamandis wrote why bitcoin will be entering the disruptive phase in 2014 and 2015 befor ...
June 25, 2014 11:44 AM
The U.S. Marshals on Friday will auction off 29,656 bitcoins, worth roughly $16.7 million, they seized from the Silk Road website. Bitcoin is a vo ...
June 23, 2014 12:45 PM
Bitcoin has provided spectacular returns for buy and hold investors. However, some investors have lost money in bitcoin. This article discusses some ...
June 20, 2014 1:59 PM
Bitcoin was packed with news this week. A bitcoin company listed on the Australian stock market, bitcoin was embraced on the Apple platform, bitco ...
June 18, 2014 11:35 AM
College football has turned a little more digital. The former Beef O'Brady's Bowl will now be known as the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, ES ...
June 16, 2014 10:10 AM
Everyone is initially skeptical of bitcoin. It isn’t until one spends time learning about why bitcoin works that bears become bulls. If bitcoin ...