• Ragnar Lifthrasir, President of the International Bitcoin Real Estate Association, has become the new Director of Real Estate for Ubitquity. Ubitquity uses the blockchain to help prevent fraudulent transactions in real estate markets, while allowing an improvement on the settling of claims, and tracking the record of ownership across the entire real estate industry. We were able to interview Ragnar, discussing his new role as Director of Real Estate for Ubitquity. Also read: Inside Bitcoins

    Interview with Ragnar Lifthrasir: Ubitquity’s New Director of Real Estate

    | 2015/09/12 8:00 am
  • The recent refugee crisis has led many to question the European nations and the role they play within the agreed upon “union.” It would seem that when a time of crisis has come upon such nations, the role they have to play is somewhat questionable and nonparallel to their agreed responsibility as a unified network. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a comment that highlighted this directly, as he was giving his speech to the European parliament that

    BitNation’s Emergency Refugee Responds to Europe’s Lack of Union

    | 2015/09/11 7:04 pm
  • DNotes, a cryptocurrency that launched last year on February 18th, 2014 inside a cryptocurrency scene full of pump of dump schemes, decided to take a different approach. Instead of getting caught up about amassing the largest following in the shortest amount of time, DNotes is being patient and playing the long game. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with DNotes and is not responsible for its products and/or

    DNotes Launches DCEBrief

    | 2015/09/11 1:00 pm
  • Today, we have an interview with the founder of Bitwage, a company that aims to pay workers with bitcoin that in turn pay bitwage through wire transfers. The instructions are fairly straight-forward. Bitwage will send you a bank number, you tell your employer to wire transfer your paycheck to said bank number and voila, bitwage will then pay you in bitcoins. Also read: Inside Bitcoins San Diego: Digital Currency Institute’s Steven Michaels Speaks What is

    Inside Bitcoins San Diego: Bitwage Founder Jonathan Chester Speaks

    | 2015/09/11 8:00 am
  • PayPal, one of the world’s leading online payment services, is making some very awkward decisions as of late. Ever since the payment processor separated from parent company eBay, PayPal has been announcing dubious changes. The latest of those changes focuses on Taiwan, where PayPal users will not be able to use a Taiwanese account to send funds to other Taiwanese Paypal users. Also read: Contactless Payment Limit Increased in UK, Bitcoin a Viable Alternative Streamlining

    Paypal Disables Payments Between Taiwanese Users, Bitcoin To Take its Place?

    | 2015/09/10 11:54 am
  • Many of you may be familiar with services offered by payment processors such as Neteller in which you can create a virtual credit card and use said card for online purchases, anything that would not involve presenting the card in-person. Well, E-Coin is bringing the same feature into its bitcoin debit card service. If you want a bitcoin debit card to use solely for online purchases or Paypal, this is the way to go. You

    E-Coin Releases Virtual Bitcoin Debit Cards

    | 2015/09/09 12:03 pm
  • ShapeShift has proven to be one of the most popular services to be available in the virtual currency ecosystem today. Having the option to trade Bitcoin and over 40 other virtual currencies intermittently, without having to register for an account or complete a verification procedure, has attracted a lot of attention. Earlier today, news broke about ShapeShift raising US$1.6m in funding to further expand their service. Also read: Shapeshift Incorporates Ethereum into Altcoin Exchange Platform

    ShapeShift Raises Another US$1.6m in Funding

    | 2015/09/08 12:47 pm
  • Coinbase is reaching the top. Following a heavy expansion into European territory, the popular Bitcoin firm — which has managed to accumulate over $100 million in four public venture rounds — is now granting its services to users in Canada, the land of maple. Also read: Coinbase Asking for More Information Than Banks? The company explained on its blog: “As part of our effort to make bitcoin easy to use throughout the world, customers in Canada

    Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Steps into Canada, Eh

    | 2015/09/08 12:00 pm
  • The UK government might be the next entity that starts using the Bitcoin blockchain for non-monetary purposes. Every day we see more news that makes us think, “Man… How many things can the blockchain do? What all is it good for?” With what appears to be constantly-growing capabilities, it’s no wonder the budding technology has so many advocates. Also read: How the Blockchain may be the Future of Wall Street Several businesses orient themselves around blockchain

    UK Government Might Be Next to Use the Bitcoin Blockchain

    | 2015/09/08 9:00 am
  • In this day and age, website viewers want to see content displayed in a beautiful manner, without too many ads ruining the experience. Or to be more precise, having no ads at all would be a better option, as advertisements lead to slower loading times, especially when using mobile devices. Monetizing content is becoming increasingly harder through relying on tried and tested models, and ad-blockers become more and more popular. Also read: Binary Options: Golden

    How Bitcoin Will Change The Mobile Advertising Strategy

    | 2015/09/08 8:16 am
  • Binary options are an alternative trading method that seems to be thriving within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Many binary options platforms provide access to stocks, indices, commodities and foreign exchange, as a high-low binary, in which customers open their positions in relation to what will be the price move within a certain period of time. This is because the option runs on a certain period which means it has an expiry time and also a strike price.

    Binary Options: Golden Investment Opportunity for Bitcoin Users

    | 2015/09/07 8:51 pm
  • The payment world has evolved from cash transactions into a cashless ecosystem, as customers want to check out and pay for their goods with as little friction as possible. Contactless payments are on the rise in various countries, and in the United Kingdom, the average contactless payment transaction limit has been increased by 50%. Regardless of this change, additional infrastructure is required for merchants who want to make use of this system. Also read: Hackers Steal

    Contactless Payment Limit Increased in UK, Bitcoin a Viable Alternative

    | 2015/09/07 12:00 pm
  • Imagine a world where any business or company could go public without the excessive and often unfair costs involved. A place where the stock market did not control the future of our children and fluctuate our daily expenses based on nothing more than a few personal gains. These gains owned by few who — through the use of the media and internal conversations — manipulate the future of our global wealth. Wealth that could be

    Overstock’s TØ Platform is Reinventing Wall Street

    | 2015/09/04 8:00 am
  • The authoritarian government in Turkey has charged three journalists working for Vice News for ‘engaging in terrorist activity’ on behalf of ISIL (ISIS). The charge according to the government is that one of the three journalists used encryption software on his personal computer which is often used by the ISIL. Also Read: Teaching Encryption Soon to Be Illegal in Australia Out of the three journalists charged, the two are from Britain (Jake Hanrahan and Philip

    Encryption Under Attack in Turkey as 3 Journalists for Vice Are Jailed

    | 2015/09/02 6:41 pm
  • Bitcoin mining company BitFury’s CEO Valery Vavilov has been clear on the company’s stance in the Bitcoin block size debate. When we contacted him for his thoughts on the debate, Valery sent a full statement detailing where BitFury stood on the issue and why. While going over this statement with BitFury, they gave us access to the news of their new 16nm chip announcement. The timing of this release follows its climb to the second largest hash rate provider in

    BitFury CEO Talks BIP 100 and Announces 16nm Bitcoin Mining ASIC Chip Tapeout

    | 2015/09/02 9:00 am
  • College can be an exciting and monumental time for many people. As the Wizard tells the Scarecrow, “Men enter universities, and when they come out, they think deep thoughts.” While this statement still holds true today, many of those thoughts focus new technologies and ideas. Until now, it wasn’t uncommon to run into students majoring in subjects such as psychology, communications, or even nursing. So many degrees to choose from, but if none of them fit

    Bitcoin Education Grows as Universities Begin Offering Crypto Classes

    | 2015/09/02 8:00 am
  • The current Bitcoin block size debate has dragged in everyone from all corners of the Bitcoin industry. Miners and Mining pools have recently begun to have their say, with nearly all of them supporting an increase in block size. However, with over 62% supporting the BIP100 variant, the XT proposal has been left for dead. At any rate, XT sparked a needed debate in the Bitcoin community. While all of this has been going on,

    Exclusive Interview With Jihan Wu of Bitmain on S7, Block Size Debate and More

    | 2015/09/01 7:50 pm
  • One of the major disadvantages associated with centralized services is how they can enforce exclusivity rules in certain cases. With the “war of game streamers” heating up between Twitch and Youtube, exclusivity deals are already being forced upon partners. Depending on whether or not individual streamers have monetized their game streaming, these decisions might be a determining factor. If only there were a decentralized solution to tackle this problem. Also read: Move Over Periscope and

    Streamium Can Benefit From War Between Twitch and Youtube Gaming

    | 2015/09/01 3:00 pm
  • An interesting collaboration has been formed between BitGive Foundation, Factom, BitPesa, The Water Project and The Plug and Play Accelerator. Such a partnership would not come to fruition without a good reason, and all noses are pointed in the same direction. There is one simple goal for this effort: building a transparent donation platform connecting donors to the results of their generosity. Also read: BitGive Asks for Donations for Bitcoin Community Services Ending Non-Profit Accountability

    BitGive Addresses Non-Profit Accountability With Bitcoin Technology

    | 2015/09/01 9:34 am
  • It was only a matter of time until this “war” between decentralized car-sharing services and regular car drivers would lead to some positive news. Hailing a ride with a mobile application is not only convenient, but it also allows for automated payment processes. Most of Uber’s and Lyft’s success comes from the ability to get a ride by tapping your phone a few times. Now, in an attempt to stay competitive, New York’s yellow cab drivers

    New York Cab Drivers Fight Uber and Lyft With Arro, Bitcoin Payments Soon?

    | 2015/09/01 8:00 am
  • American users of OKCoin.com have been informed that they cannot deposit USD, Bitcoin or Litecoin to OKCoin anymore. The Chinese Bitcoin exchange cites regulatory issues and also states that the ban on American deposits is temporary. OKCoin representatives have apologized for the inconvenience and confirmed that the ban is due to regulatory uncertainty. OKCoin is still allowing American users to withdraw their money and trade on their platform; however, there is no timeline for the

    Chinese Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin Stops Accepting American Bitcoin Deposits

    | 2015/08/31 5:28 pm
  • Victor Pascucci, the head of corporate development at USAA, says blockchain technology is game changer, and that he has not seen many technologies that meet this description during his nearly 20 years in the VC sector. Thus, Pascucci has stated his organization is developing a thesis on the application of the blockchain. Also read: How the Blockchain may be the Future of Wall Street So far, the most involved the USAA has been in the blockchain

    USAA Develops Thesis on Blockchain Technology

    | 2015/08/31 3:00 pm
  • If there was ever a doubt regarding how little innovation there has been in the financial sector over the past 50 years, the recent NatWest outage and HSBC payment issues are a fine example. The banking system as we all know it is struggling to keep up with new forms of technology, and the sector needs a major overhaul to say the least. While these issues took place, the Bitcoin network carried on like nothing

    NatWest And HSBC Payment Network Issues, Bitcoin Carries On Like Usual

    | 2015/08/31 1:13 pm