• The Litecoin Association has released a roadmap for the future of the well-known cryptocurrency, introducing new software clients, protocol improvements, and the expansion of the various communication and governance structures. Also read: Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference The main points of the roadmap concern software for both consumers and miners, touching on a new membership drive for the Litecoin Association (LA), legal issues, and communication with the Litecoin community. Litecoin Is Back

    Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance

    | 2016/07/03 2:59 pm
  • Blockchain development platform Lisk now has its crypto-token LSK listed on ShapeShift, Yuanbao and CoinPayments. 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. According to the development team, adoption has been “steadily growing” since the launch, gaining interest from “payment processors and online merchants.” Now supported by ShapeShift.io, a highly-popular cryptocurrency exchange, traders

    Lisk Adoption Growing as Currency Added to ShapeShift Exchange

    | 2016/07/02 3:00 pm
  • With a current return-on-investment of 10-18% annually, many are wondering how to launch a Dash masternode. Luckily — unlike in the world of mining — detailed information on how to begin is not difficult to come by. But for interested investors who don’t own 1000 Dash now and won’t in the foreseeable future, what is a protocol-level, decentralized solution for the long-term? Also read: Incentivized Model a Healthy Way to Encourage Blockchain Growth? The answer

    Running a Masternode: Setup, Buying Shares, Earning ‘Interest’

    | 2016/06/29 11:53 pm
  • The Ethereum community has a lot to decide lately as the network has been preparing for an upcoming soft fork expected to start roughly around June 30. According to Etherchain.org pools who have implemented the soft fork are showing consensus for the procedure. With the Ethereum community planning on the next step another revelation from Hacking, Distributed shows the soft fork may be vulnerable to DoSing. Also read: Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate

    DAO Wars Soft Fork Makes Ethereum Blockchain Vulnerable

    | 2016/06/28 2:35 pm
  • TORONTO, ON. – June 21, 2016 –  nanoPay Corporation, a fully-integrated loyalty and payments platform provider, announces the first commercial deployment of MintChip™, the regulator-friendly digital cash platform designed to be a safe, secure and fast way to send money and pay merchants. Beginning today, all Canadians can download and use MintChip to send and receive digital cash with friends and family for free through secure person-to-person (P2P) payments. Consumers shopping or dining at participating

    NanoPay Announces the Deployment of MintChip Digital Currency

    | 2016/06/21 9:00 am
  • The soft fork proposed to fix the sticky situation The DAO has dragged the Ethereum community into is here, and is a perhaps disproportionately drastic to the problem. The proposed solution to the DAO attack is to freeze all funds in the contract by blacklisting the hashes that correspond to the stored Ether. Want to withdraw funds from the DAO or “split” from the failed experiment? Be prepared to do so on an alternate Blockchain.

    DAO Soft Fork Revised to Allow Generic “Blacklisting”

    | 2016/06/20 10:49 am
  • In light of certain developments regarding Slock.it’s titanic smart contract-driven project, The DAO, many are left with the question of how to cleanly exit. That’s a good question, though pretty contentious among the heavily staked DAO members. You can’t blame the more small time elements in the community for wanting to jump ship though, seeing as that ship has run over its tugboat (Ethereum) coming out of the harbour, and might be any combination of

    Exiting The DAO is a 67-Step, 48-Day Ordeal

    | 2016/06/20 2:00 am
  • Andrew Vegetabile, Director of the Litecoin Association, came out against a fork of Ethereum/The DAO, Decrying interference with The DAO by outside crypto developers in an open letter to  “Vitalik Buterin, The DAO, future smart contract developers, and the throngs of individuals within the crypto ecosystem” today. Read Also:  How The Verge’s Russell Brandom Misrepresented the DAO Attack, Bitcoin Andrew Vegetabile Calls Buterin’s Intervention “Unprecedented”   He Cites the widespread negative impact outside of The

    Andrew Vegetabile of Litecoin Association Opposes DAO Fork

    | 2016/06/19 11:36 pm
  • The DAO Hub had an unfortunate event during the evening of June 16th as an attacker drained the DAO for 3.53 million Ether finding a bug within the smart contract code. Now the crypto-community is up in arms debating “roll backs,” hard forks, and the very foundations of smart contracts in general. Also Read: Bitcoin Price to Hit $1,000 Once Again? The Rally Continues Ethereum and DAO Developers Scramble to Fix the Mess  During an

    The Explosion of the DAO, Over 3 Million Ether Stolen

    | 2016/06/17 4:37 pm
  • The DashnDrink is back! 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.  DashnDrink Returns Better Than Ever The innovative point of sale soda machine project put together by Jeremy Maus and Dustin Eward, two Dash investors, two pioneering chaps, will be making another long-awaited appearance at this year’s d10e Conference in San Francisco

    ‘DashnDrink’: Dash-Powered Vending Machine Returning for d10e

    | 2016/06/17 3:56 pm
  • Two of Australia’s leading bitcoin exchanges, CoinTree and CoinLoft, have announced this week new services allowing users to purchase a variety of altcoins including ether, the cryptocurrency that powers the Ethereum network. Alongside their established services which have primarily focused on making bitcoin accessible to the general public, they have now streamlined the process of acquiring ether. As of Monday 13th of June, CoinTree users will be able to swap bitcoin for a variety of popular

    Australian bitcoin exchanges announce Ethereum support

    | 2016/06/14 2:20 am
  • The Jaxx wallet solution continues to take the cryptocurrency world by storm. Not only has the wallet added support for The DAO tokens, but the team also interacted ShapeShift. This will allow users to convert between all three wallet-supported currencies within the app itself. Adding more functionality to a cryptocurrency wallet is always a positive thing. Jaxx has always been priding itself on supporting multiple currencies, and the addition of The DAO token is a

    Jaxx Wallet Integrates Shapeshift Conversion Option

    | 2016/06/11 5:04 am
  • Genesis Mining is one of the few cloud mining organizations to actually fulfill their obligations to their customers as well as a huge advocate for the Bitcoin and Cryptopcurrency industry.  Since the beginning of 2016 the mining industry has seen a lot of shifts, as well as new coins to mine that are wildly popular like Ethereum. Also Read: US Banking Regulators Warn About Imminent Swift Attacks Genesis Mining quickly expanded their GPU mining capacity

    Marco Streng of Genesis Mining on Ethereum and DASH Mining

    | 2016/06/10 3:19 pm
  • (June 2, 2016, Aachen, Germany) – Lisk (www.lisk.io), the blockchain application platform for decentralized services written in JavaScript, has announced the addition of IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson, Boulder, Colorado, and serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Steven Nerayoff, New York, as senior advisors according to Lisk CEO Max Kordek. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.  “We are extremely pleased to announce Charles Hoskinson and Steven Nerayoff as

    Lisk Adds Charles Hoskinson & Steven Nerayoff to Team

    | 2016/06/08 3:31 pm
  • Albany, NY — Node40, the innovative masternode service provider, is announcing the addition of new price breaks for its users. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. “We’re constantly looking for ways we can save our customers money and remain competitive in this ecosystem,” says Node40 co-founder Perry Woodin. “The partnership we have with our customers is unique in the cryptocurrency space. Woodin adds, “Node40 consistently

    Node40 Announces New Price Points For Dash Masternode Hosting

    | 2016/06/04 2:53 pm
  • The rise of Ethereum’s The DAO is certainly cause for excitement. However, for Dash, the prospect of successfully operating a decentralized autonomous organization is already old news. 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. Created in 2014 by Evan Duffield as “Darkcoin,” Dash quickly grew from a platform for highly-anonymized transactions to

    Dash: The Original DAO

    | 2016/06/01 2:26 pm
  • Bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has announced they added support for Ethereum mining on Antpool as of May 28. In doing so, the company is welcoming all Ethereum enthusiasts to point their rigs at a new mining pool with a solid reputation. Also read: Snapchat Valuation Soars Due To Fintech Features Antpool Welcomes Ethereum Miners It is quite an interesting change to see Bitcoin mining pools expand their offering to Ethereum miners as well. Albeit

    Bitmain Adds Ethereum Mining Support To Antpool

    | 2016/05/30 2:38 am
  • Emercoin is unique, its platform and ecosystem of decentralizing products bears recognition as a next-generation environment of services and tools. Beneath that umbrella exists a decentralized DNS (Domain Name System) service that is beyond much else in today’s market. 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.  Emercoin: Innovating the Internet Among the

    Emercoin: Decentralizing DNS Services

    | 2016/05/28 1:30 pm
  • Ether steps into the spotlight; Lisk, the first “modular” cryptocurrency is born; and Ireland serves up a side of Bitcoin. Want to see what you’ve missed in digital currency news? Take a look below: Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin is Still on Drugs, No Detox in Sight ETHER For a while, it appeared as though Bitcoin was on the losing team in the digital currency arena. Ether dished out a hard right to knock bitcoin

    Industry Report: Lisk, The First ‘modular’ Currency?

    | 2016/05/27 5:00 am
  • Lisk has finally launched, deploying what it calls the “first truly scalable cryptocurrency,” following a $6.5 million USD crowdsale. This platform aims to enable developers from diverse backgrounds to build blockchain applications by supporting JavaScript compatibility. 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. Branded as the “first modular cryptocurrency utilizing sidechains,” Lisk

    Lisk Launch: First ‘Modular’ Cryptocurrency Hits the Market

    | 2016/05/25 10:40 am
  • Lisk has greatly expanded its team in anticipation of its launch on May 24, 2016. By hiring two new community members and recruiting a PR firm, the team hopes to increase awareness about their project. 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 goods and/or services. Adding Isabella Dell and Francois-Xavier Thoorens to the roster, the

    Lisk Expands Team Heading Into May 24 Launch

    | 2016/05/23 1:00 pm
  • After a 5 month-long period of development, fundraising and community-building, Lisk is set to launch on May 24, 2016. 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 May 24 launch follows a highly successful ICO between February 22 and March 21, during which the team raised over $6 million USD. The team

    Lisk Gears Up for May 24th Launch

    | 2016/05/22 4:11 pm
  • Syscoin, a cryptocurrency built for online merchants and marketplaces, has implemented DirectBTC as part of Syscoin 2.0 which builds on the features established on earlier versions. DirectBTC allows Bitcoin users to participate on the currency’s marketplace, which previously required ownership of the coin.  Also read: Pre-Order With Bitcoin Using Purse Pre New Syscoin 2.0 Features The new features allow for a decentralized marketplace where buyers and sellers can use Bitcoin for their transactions. These features will allow buyers

    Syscoin 2.0 Launches DirectBTC on Decentralized Marketplace

    | 2016/05/21 6:00 am