• Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. – Warren Bennis It cannot be overstated that Open Source is an amazing methodology. How else would it be possible to create such overwhelming innovation with such wide spread decentralization and ever increasing transparency? Even more amazing is that it now offers us choice on a level we quite simply haven’t seen before. While some might argue that too much choice is

    Seeking out the NeXT Horizon

    | 2014/09/25 12:17 am
  • As our search narrows, leaders emerge… When we last left off, we had established that in our search for the perfect ICO platform we’ve encountered our fair share of dead ends and dubious options. While we are confident we can launch this project off of our back porch if need be it stands to reason we’d want to give our baby every possible advantage we can find. So while we are okay with most of

    The ICO platform search: Coinprism

    | 2014/09/21 12:40 pm
  • When I first contacted presstab, the developer behind hyperstake, I was first looking at some POS journals regarding people who were making quite dividends investing into high POS rate coins like TEK, HBN, as well as Hyperstake. Immediately it caught my eye with its 750% POS rate. Curiosity got the best of me and I was glad presstab was able to make this happen. 1.       Why did you decide to make Hyperstake a reality? I was doing some freelance

    Hyperstake: A coin with 750% annual POS

    | 2014/09/20 3:02 pm
  • …because you gotta kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince? In my think tanks ever expanding search for the ideal platform from which to launch our hopes and dreams, we’ve gone through a number of stages. We’re fortunate in that our project is attracting the right kind of attention but how best to harness that attention? How best to utilize incoming resources while creating ample rewards for everyone who gets involved in

    In search of the perfect ICO platform

    | 2014/09/20 2:58 pm
  • An interesting tweet led me to reviewing this information, and I must say I am quite impressed with the work being done by the developers of Whitecoin. This was shared a couple days ago with the whitecoin community at bitcointalk. What seems to be a deal struck between Whitecoin and Shair.com’s Identity Services Platform. The entire whitepaper can be found here, but we will see some of the main points in this article. The purpose,

    Whitecoin’s DandyID

    | 2014/09/18 8:38 am
  • This week is off to another tumultuous start. With regulatory news trickling in from across the globe, causing sheepish investors to head for the hills while most of the community seems more convinced than ever that there are practical, rational reasons for investing in the Cryptocurrency and Digital Asset markets; regardless of how poorly our aging regulatory bodies have misunderstood the technology. Still making significant progress, we have #60 on the market cap list, Bitmark.

    Today’s Top Dog – Sept 16th – Project Bitmark

    | 2014/09/17 5:25 am
  • If you’re not already following the markets, you may be at first confused of what I mean by “reawakening”. Essentially two of the biggest market movers this week were two coins that seemed to be slipping in market position, then made some serious numbers all of a sudden. These two coins of course are Dogecoin and Blackcoin. Dogecoins sudden increase of price most people chalk up to Dogecoin finally being able to merge mine with

    Market Analysis: Reawakening

    | 2014/09/16 1:10 am
  • When Edgar from Archcoin first reached out to me, I thought it was just another altcoin. When he told me more about the coin, I was fascinated. ARCH main goals can be summed up into two words: Designing Profit, which is taken from their motto. ARCHCoin also has a very attractive and professional look about it, which you can see from the pictures provided and their website. Their wallet is also quite unique, reminding me

    ARCHCoin: Designing Profit

    | 2014/09/15 11:31 pm
  • Today is an interesting day for two coins which hold household names among altcoins. Both of which have become well respected due to their developers and communities. Through this post, we would like to introduce you, officially, to the partnership between SyncCoin and Pinkcoin. The official document regarding this partnership can be found here which will give you some extra information on what the partnership consists of. However, the main aspect linked to this partnership is that

    Introducing the SyncCoin and Pinkcoin Partnership

    | 2014/09/10 11:12 pm
  • Coingateway is a nifty project created by three partners: Jay, Simon, and Nuno. The basic idea behind coingateway is to enable the purchase of merchandise from retailers that accept bitcoin through the use of an altcoin. Currently, there are a few altcoins available through which you can purchase products in bitcoin. These coins are Dogecoin, XCurrency, Litecoin, LibreXCoin, Syscoin, and Potcoin. Recently, we conducted an interview with Jay and Simon who are responsible for Sales,

    Interview with Jay and Simon from Coingateway

    | 2014/09/10 5:53 am
  • Today, we have a very special interview to share with our viewers, exclusive to Bitcoinist. An interview regarding UROSE and that hopefully answers some questions you’ve been having or issues regarding attendance to the event in Hong Kong. The event is being funded by the Nation Import/Export Representative members, but emerged as an idea by the URO foundation. For those unaware of what URO is, here is an interview hosted by bitcoinist regarding the coin

    Exclusive Interview with the URO Foundation: UROSE

    | 2014/09/06 5:39 am
  • MerchantCoin.net is trying to facilitate global adoption of bitcoin. MerchantCoin announced early this week, its incorporation in Crypto Valley Zug, Switzerland. MerchantCoin is a marketing centric digital currency (XMC) working to globally present and commercialize the use of bitcoin. MerchantCoin is the first self sustaining, marketing centric crypto-currency that incentivizes consumers, advocates and businesses to acquire and use Bitcoin. Despite its rise in stature since inception in 2008, Bitcoin has faced significant challenges in garnering

    MerchantCoin.net set to launch new digital currency (XMC)

    | 2014/09/04 7:12 pm
  • Coming off a rather slump week at the markets, with most of the top crypto-currencies simply holding or losing ground, I thought I’d take the time to cover one of the few that has actually managed to gain in value over the past 7 days. Up an impressive 58.29% this week, Viacoin ranks 22nd in overall market cap with 4,282 BTC (or 2,048,981 USD). While at first glance there are mostly superficial differences between Viacoin

    Viacoin climbs in a slump week

    | 2014/09/03 6:54 am
  • SyncCoin has definitely become an altcoin to watch in the past months due to the many things being done to bring real world use to the coin. Now, a problem has risen towards the lead developer of sync. Most people should be aware of the conflict in Gaza, and unfortunately, the lead developer, Iyad Elkfarna happens to be living there. Iyad has worked in other coin project, but as of right now, he is the

    Raising 15 BTC to help SyncCoin’s lead developer exit Gaza

    | 2014/09/03 4:35 am
  • A rising coin with a becoming more popular centric of privacy, is Shadowcoin. I was able to talk to the main developer over at Shadowcoin, and here’s is what he had to say. 1. What is Shadow’s end goal? To establish Shadow as the ultimate P2P privacy solution for anything web-related – the anti-Google if you will. Anonymity is our primary focus, so we want people to be able to talk, shop, browse and publish

    Shadow Coin Developer Interview

    | 2014/08/28 11:46 pm
  • For those unfamiliar with Darkcoin, you better start researching on it as it had begun a new era of anonymous coins in cryptocurrency which is arguably the reason for which we see many anonymous coins these days. Coin Specifications 22 Million total coins X11 Algorithm 2.5 Minute Block Generation Decentralized Masternode Network Anonymous sending with DarkSend+ Difficulty Retarget through Dark Gravity Wave Darkcoin was launched at the beginning of the year, and the constant updates

    Darkcoin: Improving on all Stages

    | 2014/08/27 5:19 am
  • Following the hack of the BTer exchange a deal was negotiated with the hacker for him to return all the stolen NXT to BTer against some Bitcoins. Sure enough, the hacker didn’t keep his work and kept 8.3 million NXT by himself. I was the lead negotiator of this deal, but I am now ready to lead the hunt for this hacker. I had lengthy talk with him, and got a chance to understand him

    The hunt for the missing Nxt has begun

    | 2014/08/23 8:47 pm
  • Officially jumping into the coveted 3rd slot and  declaring itself “King of 2.0”. BitSharesX (BTSX) with 106,424 BTC  (53,755,292 USD) has used the most recent alt-coin push to propel itself past some serious competition. Signalling to the market that there is plenty of room for fresh innovation at the top. A series of Distributed Autonomous Companies, BitsharesX is the logical economic culmination of open source. If open source development allowed a small upstart from Helsinki to take on IBM, what

    A New Star Rises

    | 2014/08/22 10:57 am
  • A couple weeks ago I had an interview with the MastCoin developer, and he expressed some of his thoughts through the questions I had asked him. Here, we can see the interview: Q: Who composes the MastCoin team? Our team is an internationally diverse group of experienced professionals, which includes software developers, marketers, and members of the altcoin community. Many of our team have worked together before, but this is the first time we’ve launched

    Interview with MastCoin Developer

    | 2014/08/22 7:30 am
  • Heavycoin is an interesting coin having been released a couple months ago. Here, an interview regarding the Heavy1 algorithm with the developer: Q: What makes an algorithm with multiple hashing more secure than something like scrypt or Scrypt N-Factor Scrypt/adaptive-n is a single cryptographic hash function.   Using a single cryptographic hash function as the basis for a crypto-currency is fine until that cryptographic hash function becomes weak, for example, due to advances in cryptography.  You

    Interview with HeavyCoin Developer

    | 2014/08/22 6:18 am
  • If you are new to cryptocurrency, you may have not heard of BlackCoin. Actually, you should’ve. A coin that rose in a successful way, not only this, with such volatility, but was still able to hold its ground for quite some time is something unseen nowadays. Definitely, one of the few coins out there with a strong development team and a great way to bring upon innovation into the coin. Block time: 1 minute Difficulty

    BlackCoin: Multipools, BlackHalo, and much more

    | 2014/08/21 4:29 am
  • “Supercoin, a X11 crypto coin, announced that they are finishing the last details on the new p2p decentralized trustless system and launching the new wallet with “SuperSend Trustless” on August 25th.  “SuperSend Trustless” is based on multisig technology and provides anonymous transactions to Supercoin users. Supercoin recently announced completion of the initial implementation of the p2p decentralized trustless system and beta testing of “SuperSend Trustless” will start on SuperCoin’s network on August 20th. The whitepaper

    Supercoin, a X11 crypto coin launching new wallet with “SuperSend Trustless”

    | 2014/08/19 2:19 pm
  • Cryptocurrency exchange BTER was hacked yesterday and a significant quantity of funds stolen, including 51 million NXT (then worth $1.7m). NXT was the number one currency exchanged on this platform. This is by far the largest hack that has ever happened in NXT’s history. Although it was entirely down to BTER’s lack of security, NXT as an economic system has started bleeding. Indeed, the hack concerns over 5% of the total money supply and, notwithstanding

    BTER Hacked, NXT PoS at work

    | 2014/08/16 8:40 pm