• Longtime blockchain developer, enthusiast and Ripple executive has warned in a new essay that blockchains could bring about a dystopia. Also read: New Malware Sneaking Onto Mac Computers, Bitcoinists Be Warned Ripple Exec Cites Failures of Social Consensus Model Stefan Thomas, Chief Technology Officer at Ripple Labs, a leading private and public ledger company, wrote an essay titled “The Subtle Tyranny of Blockchain.” The blockchain industry, he writes, foresees a blockchain revolution across a swathe of

    Ripple Executive Rails Against Bitcoin in New Essay

    | 2016/08/20 5:22 pm
  • World Gold Coin has announced that it is available for trading on the C-CEX cryptocurrency exchange. Disclaimer: This article was provided 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. At press time, WGC is trading at C-CEX for 0.00005 BTC. The currency’s developers expect the price to rise as more people invest in it through the exchange. Marketed

    World Gold Coin Trading Added to C-CEX Exchange

    | 2016/08/20 1:00 pm
  • The LEOcoin Foundation has released a full white paper for its digital currency, which details development so far as well as outlining a roadmap for future progress. Disclaimer: This article was provided 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. This white paper offers a background of what the Foundation calls a digital currency for entrepreneurs, made to use

    LEOcoin Foundation Releases Full White Paper for New Token

    | 2016/08/19 6:00 pm
  • Opair, the “Open and Fair” cryptocurrency platform, has now opened the ICO for its token, XPO. Disclaimer: This article was provided 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. Founded by Frank H. Rettig, Opair aims to be a cryptocurrency as well as a platform for crowdfunding, Colored Coins, “decentralized debit cards,” private chains, smart contracts, and reputation.

    Opair Launches ICO for “Open and Fair” Cryptocurrency

    | 2016/08/19 1:00 pm
  • vDice has announced full support for Ethereum light clients. Specialising in gambling games that exist only on the Ethereum blockchain, they have become the leader in Ethereum Gambling Dapps. The vDice platform is unique in the Ethereum space and the area of digital currency generally. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Their crazy designs are a treat. But the real interesting part is the technology they

    vDice Support Ethereum Light Wallets

    | 2016/08/19 9:43 am
  • The new Nvidia-beta driver package that allows for clock, memory, and voltage adjustments released this week, and I thought it would be interesting to see just how far we can push the EVGA GTX 1070’s Ethereum hashing now that we have full control over the hardware. If you read our first review of the GPU, you’ll know that the card stands on its own as a power-efficient piece of equipment, but just how far a

    GTX 1070 Optimized: 390X Ethereum Hashing on 140 Watts?

    | 2016/08/19 9:00 am
  • The collection of white hat hackers, calling themselves the Robin Hood Group, apparently attempted to dump DAO funds they held in ETC in an attempt to undermine the cryptocurrency by crashing its price. Also read: Does Dash Have a Coin Cap, or Is It Infinitely Inflationary? ETC Dumped By Group Potentially Tied to Ethereum Foundation   The Robin Hood Group (RHG) was originally formed to benevolently hack the DAO to secure the remaining ether inside

    Robin Hood Group Sold DAO Funds In An Alleged Attempt to Tank ETC

    | 2016/08/18 4:11 am
  • Whether a coin has a maximum supply (like Bitcoin’s 21 million) or is infinitely inflationary (like Ethereum) has significant effects on that coin’s usage. For example, people tend to save that which is limited in supply, and that they tend to spend that which is inflationary in supply. So which side of the tracks does up-and-coming cryptocurrency Dash fall on? Also read: Dash’s ‘Core’ Team Fields User Questions in New Video Interview This video explains

    Does Dash Have a Coin Cap, or Is It Infinitely Inflationary?

    | 2016/08/18 1:43 am
  • OXBTC (www.oxbtc.com) – the China-based cloud mining platform lately announced its business shift from pure cloud hashrates selling to cloudhash hosting services – which provide more lucrative mining options for investors with much lower prices and maintenance fees. It has also released two cloudhash hosting contracts for Bitcoin and Ether mining (first in the world). Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Mr. GUO, Weicheng, CEO

    OXBTC Releases New BTC/ETH Cloudhash Hosting Services

    | 2016/08/17 3:00 pm
  • NAC, the organization behind the “first-generation compliant digital currency” Aten Coin, has come out in support of the recent United States House Resolution 835, which proposes national policy to promote “alternative non-fiat currencies.” This article was provided 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. House Resolution 835 was recently proposed by Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who wants

    Aten Coin’s NAC Offers Support for US Blockchain Bill

    | 2016/08/16 6:00 pm
  • In the wake of the DAO hack, which had dire implications for the Ethereum blockchain, multiple exchanges acknowledged the existence of new alternative tokens, Ether Classic, based on the original Ethereum code. Exchanges accepted the new “ETC.” Ultimately, Coinbase worked towards the same. That decision turned out to be costly, as the exchange found itself in the middle of the war between Ethereum and its “Classic” rival. Also read: Silk Road Auction Could Help Bitcoin

    Coinbase AMA: ‘ETC Was Replay Attacked on Coinbase’

    | 2016/08/11 2:09 pm
  • Answering everything from “Will future Dash wallets be based on Electrum or QT?” to “What happens if Evan Duffield gets hit by a bus?” five Dash contractors — Ryan Taylor, Daniel Diaz, Evan Duffield, Holger Schinzel, and Robert Wiecko — recently gave an hour-long Q&A on DASH: Detailed. Also read: Jaxx to be First Dash Wallet for iOS The full group interview is here: ‘Core’ Team Answers Your Questions The five guests featured in this

    Dash’s ‘Core’ Team Fields User Questions in New Video Interview

    | 2016/08/10 7:50 pm
  • Jaxx, the “multi-token and multi-platform blockchain wallet” is expanding this week to include support for Dash, according to its developers. This is indeed notable news as the Decentral team builds out support for more cryptocurrencies. Also read: Industry Report: News Surrounding Bitfinex Gets Weirder The news is significant as Jaxx.io will become the first Dash wallet for the iOS platform. Jaxx is also available for Android, as a desktop app for Windows, OSX and Linux,

    Jaxx To Be First Dash Wallet for iOS

    | 2016/08/09 9:28 pm
  • The decentralized digital content distributor, DECENT, is getting ready to launch its ICO in September. People can already participate in the ICO, though, through the project’s bounty system. Also read: Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC Fight Night 21 DECENT ICO and the Bounty System According to Matej Budo, the ICO will begin September 10th, but for now, people can engage in bounties to participate in the pre-ICO campaign that allows people to earn DECENT

    DECENT Bounty System Allows Users to Earn Coin before ICO Launch

    | 2016/08/06 5:00 am
  • Vulture Capital has launched the crowdsale of its VCAP cryptocurrency, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the upcoming film Listen Carefully. Through this project, Vulture Capital hopes to spread mainstream use of cryptocurrency. Disclaimer: This article was provided 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. If successful, this crowdfund will allow Vulture Capital to

    Vulture Capital Launches VCAP Crowdfund for Film Production

    | 2016/08/05 6:08 pm
  • LEOcoin, calling itself “the bitcoin like cryptocurrency for entrepreneurs,” has transitioned to a Proof of Stake mining algorithm after completing its Proof of Work phase. In addition to this mining transition, the project has added new products to its portfolio. Disclaimer: This article was provided 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. The LEOcoin Foundation reports that

    LEOcoin Migrates to Proof of Stake, Announces New Products

    | 2016/08/04 11:21 pm
  • The TAO network has announced the launch of a public crowdsale for its tokens. Calling itself a “future-proof” Bitcoin-based DAO platform, TAO network aims to provide tools for building decentralized applications. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented with Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. With its “IntelliTx technology,” TAO Network offers what they call a “content agnostic” method

    TAO Network Launches Crowdsale for DAO Development Platform

    | 2016/08/04 5:40 pm
  • Litecoin users with iOS devices finally have a server-free SPV wallet to call their own, with the release of LoafWallet on the App Store. Also read: Move Over Pokémon: AR Game ‘Takara’ Gives Players Real Money Although Android users have used the standard Litecoin Wallet app for years, there has never been a widely-used mobile option for iOS. Hive wallet supported LTC sending and receiving, but required central servers. LoafWallet is based on the popular Bread Wallet for

    LoafWallet Is the First Server-Free Litecoin Wallet for iOS

    | 2016/08/02 5:00 am
  • New smart contract and distributed apps platform Krypton is in the process of expanding its project by networking, seeking to secure $2 million USD in funding from private investors. Also read: Bittrex’s Bill Shihara on Ethereum Classic and Poloniex Krypton is intended to be an alternative to Ethereum, and is in fact a fork of it. It launched in February 2016 when interest in smart contracts, DAOs and DApps was gaining traction, but planned a network

    Krypton Aims at More Secure Smart Contracts After Ethereum Fork

    | 2016/07/28 3:26 pm
  • Nearly any cryptocurrency — especially Dash — could be expanded on for hours without ever repeating one’s self. But when it comes to the basics, all necessary information is short and sweet. These 10 points are must-knows about Dash, and everything else is small details. Also read: ‘Terminator Plan’ Calls Bitcoin Governance into Question All points are covered in this short video: 10 Things You Need to Know About Dash 1 — Dash was launched

    10 Things You Need to Know About Dash

    | 2016/07/27 8:32 pm
  • Lisk, the highly-publicized blockchain application platform, is reporting “healthy growth” over the past few months, with community members using the platform to develop various tools and services. Disclaimer: This article was provided 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. Since the project’s launch, the developers say community involvement has been strong, resulting in several projects aimed at

    Lisk Community Continues Developing Ecosystem Tools, Services

    | 2016/07/27 1:00 pm
  • The bitcoin price has undergone another drop. Hovering at around $658 at press time, this is a fall of about $8 since our previous price piece. Also read: Is Ethereum Wounding the Bitcoin Price’s Ascent? Altcoins Forge Ahead as Bitcoin Price Pulls Back In our last discussion, the notion that ether was harming bitcoin’s ongoing rise was explained. That particular argument still stands; the most recent news is that Coinbase, primarily a bitcoin exchange up

    Bitcoin Price Falls as Altcoins Push Ahead

    | 2016/07/24 5:00 am
  • Bitcoin has suffered another drop. Falling $13 since our last price piece, the digital currency now hovers around $666 at press time (sorry to all you religious people out there). Also read: Bitcoin Price Prepping for Bull Run Due to Regional Influence One source explains: “Bitcoin price looked to be advancing only to bump against the resistance ceiling. How to trade in the coming days (or weeks) is dependent on how the market negotiates $680.” In

    Is Ethereum Wounding the Bitcoin Price’s Ascent?

    | 2016/07/22 9:00 am