La natura giuridica del bitcoin è incerta, ma la Banca d’Italia, oltre a ritenerli strumenti di pagamento leciti, li ha definiti quale valuta virtuale digitale decentralizzata basata sul peer-to-peer e sulla crittografia su una blockchain condivisa e non regolamentata.

Il bitcoin può essere così inteso quale rappresentazione digitale di un valore non emesso da autorità (centrale o pubblica), slegata a monete aventi corso legale, che può essere usata come mezzo di scambio o trasferita, conservata o commercializzata elettronicamente.

Il bitcoin è scambiato su mercati non regolamentati, con attribuzione di un valore derivante dalla domanda ed offerta e alcuni operatori (Exchanger) sono autorizzati dalle rispettive autorità di vigilanza ( in Germania, Safello in Svezia, Dagensia in Repubblica Ceca e Paymium in Francia) che hanno riconosciuto il bitcoin all’interno dei propri ordinamenti.

Partendo da questo assunto, l’art. 2464 codice civile, prevede: “1. Il valore dei conferimenti non può…

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Storytelling and Scaffolding

Julian Stodd's Learning Blog

As i continue to develop the Scaffolded Social Learning model, i’m struck by the importance of the Storyteller role. Under a scaffolded approach, we use two elements: formal and co-created social. The formal elements are the organisational side of the story: it creates a series of frames that we operate within. The social is the co-created conversations and activities that take place within the scaffolding. By combining formal and social elements within the scaffolding, we get the sense of travel and parameters that the organisation needs, but we benefit from the sense making function and wisdom of the community.

Scaffolding and Storytelling

Done well, it’s a truly co-created experience. Done badly, it’s formal learning with a forum stuck on.

I’ve shared some components before: the model itself and, more recently, ten types of co-creative behaviours that we may utilise in design. I’ve also talked about levels of storytelling: personal, co-created and…

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Is The Arduino Yun Open Hardware?


According to [Squonk42], nope. And we think he’s probably right.

The Yun is an Arduino Leonardo with an Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC built in. It’s a great idea, pairing the Arduino with a tiny WiFi router that’s capable of running OpenWRT.  But how is this no longer Open Source Hardware? Try getting an editable board layout. You can’t.

Or at least [Squonk42] couldn’t. In Sept. 2013, [Squonk42] posted up on the Arduino forums requesting the schematics and editable design files for the Arduino Yun, and he still hasn’t received them or even a response.

Now this dude’s no slouch. He’s responsible for the most complete reverse-engineering of the TP-Link TL-WR703N pocket router, which is, not coincidentally, an Atheros AR9331-based reference design. And this is where the Arduini ran into trouble, [Squonk42] contends.

[Squonk42]’s hypothesis is that Arduino must have done what any “sane” engineer would do in this…

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Arduino v. Arduino


Arduino LLC is suing Arduino Srl (the Italian version of an LLC). Sounds confusing? It gets juicier. What follows is a summary of the situation as we learned it from this article at (google translatrix)

Arduino LLC is the company founded by [Massimo Banzi], [David Cuartielles], [David Mellis], [Tom Igoe] and [Gianluca Martino] in 2009 and is the owner of the Arduino trademark and gave us the designs, software, and community support that’s gotten the Arduino where it is. The boards were manufactured by a spinoff company, Smart Projects Srl, founded by the same [Gianluca Martino]. So far, so good.

Things got ugly in November when [Martino] and new CEO [Federico Musto] renamed Smart Projects to Arduino Srl and registered (which is arguably a better domain name than the old Whether or not this is a trademark infringement is waiting to be heard in the…

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Google Executive: You Can Win Every Interview With These 6 Steps


LinkedIn Influencer Laszlo Bock originally published this post on LinkedIn. Follow Laszlo on LinkedIn.

Three unbelievably cool things happened to me this week. On Monday, my publisher sent me the first hardcover copies of my new book, Work Rules! It’s a real thing now! On Tuesday, the CEO of a major company told me he’d been following my interviews with Tom Friedman about how to get a jobat Google, or anywhere. He asked how his company could adopt some of those same practices. Someone is listening!

And on Wednesday, a new Googler stopped me in one of our on-campus cafes. He told me, “I read every one of your articles about resumes and what Google looks for, did what you said, and just started at Google last week. I just want to thank you for helping me get hired by Google.” That was the coolest moment —…

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Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests

Facebook Newsroom

By Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel

Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves. The conversations that happen here mirror the diversity of the more than one billion people who use Facebook, with people discussing everything from pets to politics. Our goal is to give people a place to share and connect freely and openly, in a safe and secure environment.

We have a set of Community Standards that are designed to help people understand what is acceptable to share on Facebook. These standards are designed to create an environment where people feel motivated and empowered to treat each other with empathy and respect.

Today we are providing more detail and clarity on what is and is not allowed. For example, what exactly do we mean by nudity, or…

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