• Gulden passes the $10 million USD mark, Ripple sees unusual trading activity, and Ethereum Classic crashes. Welcome to our first altcoin report! Check out the stories below to get the scoop. Also read: Minex Putting the Fate of its MineCoin Central Bank to a Vote Altcoin Report GULDEN Gulden is a Dutch cryptocurrency headed straight for “top ten” territory. The coin surpassed the $10 million mark as of press time, and is on the verge

    Altcoin Report: Ethereum Classic Crashes From DOS Attack

    | 2016/10/18 7:26 am
  • KIEV, Ukraine — MinexSystems, the team behind MineCoin, is asking its users how the Minex Bank should operate. The company wants its community to vote on whether the MineCoin ecosystem’s central bank should be controlled algorithmically and beyond human control, or operated by a team of real people. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their

    Minex Putting the Fate of its MineCoin Central Bank to a Vote

    | 2016/10/13 1:04 pm
  • Cloud mining service provider Hashflare has announced at 10 percent discount on Dash contracts. The discount started on October 7 and will last until October 15. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Hashflare Offers 10% Discount Code for Dash Mining Customers can take advantage of this discount by using discount code

    Hashflare Offers 10% Discount on Dash Cloud Mining Contracts

    | 2016/10/10 9:59 am
  • An open source, blockchain-based project, Antshares, has reportedly raised $4.5 million in their ICO to help fund their blockchain that operates under an “Onchain universal blockchain” framework. In addition to this, they have also announced a partnership with software giant, Microsoft. Also read: Earning Bitcoin to Watch Ads: Is the “Attention Economy” Finally Here? Introducing Onchain’s Universal Blockchain Framework The purpose of the Antshares project, which is located in Shanghai, China, is to digitize, record,

    Antshares Raises Millions in ICO, Partners with Microsoft

    | 2016/10/09 3:00 am
  • The financial crisis of 2008 bankrupted the tiny country of Iceland, and a few years later a digital currency called Auroracoin was released to all residents as a way to change how they approached money.  Many saw it as potentially becoming the first national digital currency, but it never reached its full potential.  Now, renewed interest in Auroracoin is putting it back into the minds of those in the crypto world. Also read: Bitcoin Uncensored 49: A New

    Iceland Election Rekindles Interest in Nationalist Auroracoin

    | 2016/10/05 7:47 am
  • BitScan has launched an ICO to raise money for development on its Incent project, an initiative aiming to provide blockchain-based loyalty rewards program for merchants. The ICO began on October 1, and is scheduled to last until November 30, 2016. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Incent: Bringing Loyalty Rewards to

    Incent Blockchain Loyalty Rewards Platform Launches ICO

    | 2016/10/04 3:12 pm
  • vDice is Ethereum’s leading blockchain gambling game. It went live in June this year. In only 3 short months it has already processed near 10,000 bets. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is no responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.  vDice ICO After sponsoring Ethereum’s Devcon2 in Shanghai, interest was high. This week they announced their Crowdsale. vDice will be issuing their own token on Ethereum. It will be directly linked to the

    vDice Launches ICO for Ethereum-Based Gambling Game

    | 2016/10/04 9:09 am
  • After raising an initial $150,000 USD, Minex continues its ICO until the end of December. Between now and the close of the crowdsale, the team has distributed a list of “4 reasons to join the MineCoin ICO this week.” Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and or services. ‘MineCoin Can Be Used to

    Minex Systems Lists ‘4 Reasons to Join the MineCoin ICO This Week’

    | 2016/10/03 5:47 pm
  • Distributed derivatives platform Velocity went live this week with a product demo version. The “simple” smart contract invites users to speculate on price for Ethereum’s native token ether. Also read: Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Holds Record-Setting Fundraiser Velocity Making ‘Financial Building Blocks’ Velocity‘s aim is to provide a blockchain-based smart contract alternative to existing derivatives, built on Ethereum. The demo version currently runs on Ethereum’s testnet. Chief architect Vignesh Sundaresan indicated where the financial industry could use his

    Velocity’s Demo Invites Users to Try ‘Simple’ Smart Contracts

    | 2016/10/02 2:58 pm
  • Dash partners with Coinfirm, the U.S. forms a caucus to create digital currency policies, and users are warned against OneCoin. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Read the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Yahoo Gets Hacked, 500 Million Accounts At Risk DASH Digital currency Dash is partnering with blockchain compliance platform Coinfirm. The company is set to provide Dash with an easy route into the “hearts” of businesses

    Industry Report: Authorities Warn Against OneCoin, Likely Scam

    | 2016/09/30 11:43 am
  • GENEVA, Switzerland —  Today, at 3 p.m. CEST, Phase 1 of the Guilds Season of Spells of Genesis (SoG) will end, ushering in the start of Phase 2. This next stage brings with it the launch of the new guilds leaderboard to officially track team scores. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Spells of Genesis Launches Phase 2 of Guilds Game designer at EverdreamSoft, Jasper

    Spells of Genesis Guilds: New Leaderboard, BitCrystals Reward

    | 2016/09/29 4:59 pm
  • NEW YORK — Dash has entered a partnership with Coinfirm to create AML/KYC compliant methods of adoption for commercial and financial institutions. According to a press release from Coinfirm, this partnership marks the first-ever “interwoven solution” for cryptocurrency AML/KYC compliance. Also read: Incent Project to Put $65B Loyalty Rewards Industry on Blockchain Dash Aiming at AML/KYC Compliance for Corporate Clients According to Dash core developers, the partnership with Coinfirm “allows traditional commerce a tried-and-true pathway

    Dash Partners With Coinfirm for AML/KYC Compliant Adoption Methods

    | 2016/09/28 6:09 pm
  • SYDNEY — Bitscan, a cryptocurrency merchant directory, has partnered with blockchain platform Waves to bring customer loyalty programs to the blockchain. If successful, the partners say their Incent Loyalty network will make loyalty rewards programs more useful and cost-effective. Also read: Industry Report: Yahoo Gets Hacked, 500 Million Accounts At Risk By utilizing the blockchain, the team says the platform allows merchants of any size to create customer rewards programs without incurring wasteful costs. The

    Incent Project to Put $65B Loyalty Rewards Industry on Blockchain

    | 2016/09/28 1:35 pm
  • Siacoin is a new prominent cryptocurrency, used by the Sia network – an actively developed decentralized storage platform. Sia represents a peer-to-peer network that consists of many individual hard disk drives, connected to the united global network. The network is fully decentralized, and cryptographically secured. Unlike centralized cloud storage platforms, Sia allows users to store data in the cloud without losing control, which is possible by uploading data on many different hosts that cannot manipulate

    HitBTC cryptocurrency exchange adds support for Siacoin

    | 2016/09/27 6:56 am
  • With over 16 cryptocurrencies in a highly competitive and volatile market, customers are looking for a way to exchange their cryptocurrencies in the fastest and most affordable manner. This is exactly what CoinVert.IO aims to be – a reliable and instant cryptocurrency exchange with the lowest rates. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services.  Cryptocurrencies are fast becoming a preferred currency

    CoinVert.IO is disrupting the cryptocurrencies exchange market

    | 2016/09/26 11:32 am
  • TEL-AVIV, Sept. 23 — Two weeks after announcing Rchain, the first scalable, turing complete blockchain infrastructure, Synereo discloses two additional components of its decentralized technology stack, challenging the role of central servers, and effectively revolutionizing the way the internet works.     Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services. In a blog post published today, Synereo introduces Special-K – a storage and

    Synereo Reveals Storage Protocol, ‘Reflective’ Programming Language

    | 2016/09/23 6:46 pm
  • ICONOMI is a fintech startup, determined to become the “Uber” of fund management. With several crypto-based investment funds launching soon, the platform’s developers said that ICONOMI will simplify investing into cryptocurrencies. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by ICONOMI. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. ICONOMI: Financial Services of the Future? ICONOMI’s mission is to provide an opportunity for investors looking for high profits, not possible in the old economy. ICONOMI will

    ICONOMI: Fund Management ‘Uber’ Raises $5M USD in Crowdsale

    | 2016/09/22 3:30 pm
  • SINGAPORE — The New Economy Movement (NEM), a Java-based blockchain platform, has announced a 100 percent increase in rewards on its “Supernodes.” Previously earning 70,000 XEM per day, Supernodes now receive a daily reward of 140,000 XEM. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. New Economy Movement Supernode Rewards Double Supernodes, designed

    New Economy Movement Increases Supernode Rewards by 100%

    | 2016/09/22 8:12 am
  • In a shock announcement, cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex announced it will suspend service to New Hampshire residents from October 6. Also read: Bitcoin Uncensored: The Libertarian Nonsense Machine New Hampshire Residents Must Withdraw Funds Poloniex posted this announcement on its site: “Due to changes in New Hampshire’s regulatory statute as it applies to cryptocurrency, Poloniex will temporarily suspend New Hampshire account creation until further notice.” This means New Hampshire residents currently using Poloniex will need to close

    Poloniex to Ban New Hampshire Residents

    | 2016/09/22 2:19 am
  • Minex, the team behind MineCoin, has announced a new “ecosystem.” Aimed at decreasing price volatility, the firm said the platform will make “MineCoin as [sic] a new payment unit based on blockchain technology.” Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Referencing the growing interest in blockchain from major institutions like Banco Santander,

    MineCoin ‘Central Bank’ Claims to Solve Cryptocurrency Volatility

    | 2016/09/20 3:00 pm
  • The Ethereum community is reeling after what appears to be another attack on the network. All nodes running the Geth client appear to be affected. Also read: BitShares Munich Launches Successful 13-Day Pre-ICO Geth Nodes Running Out of Memory Ethereum developer and co-founder Jeffrey Wilcke posted a Security Alert on the official Ethereum blog on 18 September. Geth nodes, he said, were “running out of memory and crashing on block 2283416“. He advised users to switch

    Ethereum Nodes Crashing, Under Possible Attack

    | 2016/09/18 9:05 pm
  • Distributed app platform Synereo announced that it has destroyed 50% of its native currency, AMP, ahead of a crowdsale, worth roughly $146,221,787 USD on the market. Also read: FirstBlood: Blockchain-Based ESports Platform Nears Crowdfund Second Synereo Crowdsale Starting Soon The move comes just before Synereo’s second round of fundraising in a three-stage crowdsale starting 19 September. The Israeli company originally intended to keep the 731,108,937 now-burned AMP tokens as part of its long-term budgeting strategy. In a statement, Synereo CEO

    Synereo Destroys Half its AMP Tokens Ahead of Crowdsale

    | 2016/09/18 12:00 pm
  • BitShares Munich is building the future of digital payments. Disclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services. BitShares Munich Announces BlockPay, Holds Successful ‘Pre-ICO’ After securing a considerable financial footing following their recent pre-initial coin offering (pre-ICO), the Germany-based independent software development company is poised to deliver on their prospective vision to reshape the

    BitShares Munich Launches Successful 13-Day Pre-ICO

    | 2016/09/18 11:00 am