• The halving comes and goes, Ethereum wants to hard-fork, and the blockchain does income grants. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: The Bitcoin Bill That Became Law BITCOIN HALVING The halving has officially come and gone, and the results haven’t been as big as we all hoped for. At mid-day on Saturday, the bitcoin price fell to the $620 range but

    Industry Report: The Halving That Came and Went

    | 2016/07/11 5:00 am
  • We sat down recently with Rune Christensen, the founder of MakerDAO, to discuss The DAO’s collapse and the implications it will have for Ethereum and Cryptocurrency moving forward after the soft fork. He expresses doubts at the notion that the Ethereum community holds any obligation to The DAO and other interesting viewpoints from security to hard-fork consensus. Also Read: Pound vs Yen: The Battle Over Bitcoin Rages On Rune Has Faith in Ethereum, Not The

    MakerDAO Founder Claims “Absolutely Zero” Obligation to DAO Investors In Interview

    | 2016/07/10 5:42 am
  • Breakout Coin, branded as “the world’s first ‘multicurrency’ payment system,” has ended its crowdfunding campaign, successfully raising over 700 bitcoins, close to $450,000 as of press time. 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 crowdsale began on June 13, 2016 and ran until July 7, offering a 25 percent bonus for

    Breakout Coin Closes Crowdsale, Successfully Raises 700 BTC

    | 2016/07/09 1:40 pm
  • Cryptocurrency grows in Japan, and Litecoin is coming back with a vengeance. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Have a gander at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin ZAIF Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif is adding XEM currency to its platform. The company repeatedly appears in the headlines, and adding new digital currencies to its trading platform. XEM currently holds heavy power in

    Industry Report: Is Litecoin Making a Comeback?

    | 2016/07/05 11:00 pm
  • Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif continues to make media headlines in quick succession as of late. The company announced on July 3rd how they had added the XEM cryptocurrency to their trading platform. Keeping in mind how XEM has seen a spectacular value increase over the past few months, this is not entirely surprising. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance It is not uncommon for cryptocurrency exchanges to add

    Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Adds XEM Trading Market

    | 2016/07/04 5:02 am
  • 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
  • All decentralized, blockchain-based networks are DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organizations — a fact not commonly discussed. But what precisely is a DAO, anyway? And is any form more effective than another?  Also read: Dash: The Original DAO The current makeup and performance-to-date of Dash’s DAO is found in this video: Dash: A More Sophisticated DAO? A DAO can be summed up as an organization of people who communicate with each other via a “network protocol,”

    How Does the Dash DAO Work?

    | 2016/06/23 5:00 am
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Albeit Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets have only recently started appearing on the iOS App Store; cryptocurrency users will need to be extra vigilant. A new hack allows attackers to switch legitimate applications with malicious versions. This also means we may very well see fake bitcoin and Ethereum wallet releases in the future. Also read: Allwinner Leaves Root Exploit in Linux Kernel, Putting ARM Devices at Risk It has to be said, however, this attack requires

    Sandjacking iOS Exploit Threatens Bitcoin and Ethereum Wallets

    | 2016/06/01 3:56 am
  • 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
  • A new revelation about the DAO has come in from the publication Hacking, Distributed written by researchers and cryptographers Dino Mark, Vlad Zamfir, and Emin Gün Sirer. The three have written a 13-page paper describing potential attacks to the DAO ecosystem called  “A Call for a Temporary Moratorium on The DAO.” So far the DAO has raised 12.07 million Ether equivalent to $132.32 million USD at the time of writing. The DAO pre-sale is officially

    The Seven Sins of the DAO

    | 2016/05/28 6:22 am
  • Node40 has a reputation for establishing a stable hosting environment with ceaseless uptimes, and is becoming well known within the Dash ecosystem due in large part to the company’s method of incentivizing the blockchain network. 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. Financial Reporting With Node40 However, Sean Ryan and Perry Woodin

    Node40 Financial Reporting Service a Compliance Savior?

    | 2016/05/27 9:00 am
  • Bitcoin has undergone a bit of a blunder and fallen by $10 since our last price piece. At press time, the currency is hovering at around $440, and some are feeling a bit nervous all over again. As the bitcoin price falls, many are wondering: is Ether to blame? Also read: Bitcoin Price Stays Put, Can Traders Finally Relax? Is Ether Taking Over? As usual, price analysts had been predicting massive drops in recent weeks;

    Ether to Blame for Bitcoin’s Decline?

    | 2016/05/23 5:00 am
  • Mining profitability calculator host CoinWarz has recently launched a calculator for Ether, the token that fuels the Ethereum platform. “Perfectly timed” with the history-making DAO crowdfund, the company believes that their calculator has hit the market just in time for Ether mining profitability to be pushed “to the moon.” 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

    CoinWarz Launches Ether Mining Profitability Calculator

    | 2016/05/19 1:00 pm
  • Cloud mining service provider HashFlare has announced another batch of one-year Ether mining contracts. With no maintenance fees, the company believes that their contracts are the “best value” that can be found in the Ether cloud mining market. 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. Ether Mining With HashFlare   To

    HashFlare Offers ‘Cheapest’ Ether Cloud Mining Contracts

    | 2016/05/19 7:46 am