• Here is Bitcoinist’s day 3 coverage of the Inside Bitcoins New York conference! Also read: Inside Bitcoins New York Day 2: Afternoon and Evening Solving Real Business Problems with the Blockchain Peter Kirby, President of Factom, opened day 3 of Inside Bitcoins New York with his lecture on using blockchain technology to solve real business problems. Factom, Kirby’s blockchain project, builds on top of the Bitcoin blockchain — much like how many useful applications are built on top of the

    Inside Bitcoins New York Day 3: Morning and Noon

    | 2015/04/29 9:01 pm
  • Here is Bitcoinist’s coverage of the afternoon and evening sessions of the Inside Bitcoins day 2 coverage! Also read: Inside Bitcoins NYC Presentation Day 1 (Morning till Noon) DigitalFX: A New Asset Class for Investors After the lunch break, Brian Kelly, contributor for CNBC’s Fast Money,  Founder and Managing Member of Brian Kelly Capital LLC, and author of The Bitcoin Big Bang, took take the stage to talk about investing in Bitcoin and start-ups in the Bitcoin world. According

    Inside Bitcoins New York Day 2: Afternoon and Evening

    | 2015/04/29 4:29 am
  • Coinimal, a European digital currency merchant, recently announced its new integration with NETELLER. By adding NETELLER to its payment options, Coinimal becomes the first crypto business working with NETELLER. Also read: Neteller Wants to Acquire Paysafecard Issuer, Skrill Coinimal was launched in December 2014, aiming to improve access to Bitcoin in Europe. The Coinimal platform provides easy access for both buying and selling Bitcoin, along with some other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin or Next. Last month, NETELLER

    Coinimal Announces Partnership With NETELLER

    | 2015/04/28 8:00 am
  • Whenever I go to a conference, I always write an “expectations” article. In those articles, I pick out a couple of interesting speakers and panels that I want to hear. This year’s Inside Bitcoins New York conference is held at the Javits centre. The conference will be a three day event, starting at 12:00 PM EST on April 27th and ending at 5 PM on the 29th. Also read: Barry Silbert to Speak at Inside Bitcoins New York Let us

    Expectations For Inside Bitcoins NY

    | 2015/04/27 3:00 pm
  • On April 13, 2015 the Free Republic of Liberland was officially formed by a group of Czech citizens. The newly formed country of Liberland is a three square mile plot of land between Serbia and Croatia. The President of Liberland, Vit Jedlicka, has confirmed that Liberland will not have an official currency nor a printed currency. The country will however, accept all currencies, both bitcoin and other digital currencies. Also Read: Bitcoin House Taiwan: Enjoy a

    Liberland: Europe’s Newly Formed Country to Use Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/24 5:00 pm
  • Update: Gavin Andersen has contacted us via Twitter regarding this article. He has stated that he is still the Chief scientist for the Bitcoin Foundation. Bitcoinist is reaching out for additional comments, and apologizes for the confusion.   Gavin Andresen, if you do not know, is a well-regarded Bitcoin celebrity of sorts. Most known for his work for Bitcoin, Gavin has access to the alert key that allows him to broadcast messages about critical network

    Gavin Andresen Leaves Bitcoin Foundation; Joins Digital Currency Initiative

    | 2015/04/24 1:00 pm
  • The world of Bitcoin is filled with so much technological innovation that it becomes hard to imagine something may never be possible. Just a few years ago, no one would have believed in a public ledger to not only record all transactions, but also store documents and even transfer ownership. Netki is taking things one step further by introducing human-readable addresses to the world. Also read: “Not-So-Decentralized” Ripple Freezes $1m in User Funds Netki: Removing

    Netki and HolyTransaction To Lower Bitcoin Barriers to Entry

    | 2015/04/22 7:00 pm
  • Just a few days ago, I came across an interesting new project called “Bitcoin House Taiwan”. Not sure what to make of it at first, I decided to check their thread on BitcoinTalk and post a reply.  A little while later, Eduard, one of the people working on the project, added me on Skype and started explaining it to me. And I have to say, Bitcoin House Taiwan is not just an idea, but it’s

    Bitcoin House Taiwan: Enjoy a Slice of Paradise

    | 2015/04/22 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin has gained recognition in the gambling industry due to the benefits it provides both gamers and businesses. its ability to benefit both the user, as well as the business. BitPlay is now aiming to increase Bitcoin’s role in the gaming industry, launching the BitPlay Network. Also Read: Apple removes Sarutobi from App Store BitPlay Today Inc. is a privately held, Boston-based startup that is working to increase mainstream bitcoin adoption by developing mobile games that

    BitPlay Network Expands Bitcoin Gaming

    | 2015/04/22 8:00 am
  • Australia has been one of the frontrunners in terms of regulating digital currency, which has proven to be a very difficult task if you want to do it properly. At the end of 2014, a decision was made to tax Bitcoin in such a way that a fee would have to be paid when sending funds to pay for goods or services, and another fee would be invoked for providing an intermediary service for customers.

    Additional GST For Bitcoin And Digital Currencies in Australia?

    | 2015/04/21 7:00 pm
  • The Finnish Pirate Party, also known as Piraattipuolue in Finnish, ran in the Finnish Parliment elections on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Bitcoin donations to the party have skyrocketed in the last month, exceeding over 10,000 Euros of BTC, more than the 4,000 Euros they received from all donation channels last year. This shows not only that the party is growing significantly, but also that Bitcoin is increasing in popularity within the party. The FPP’s platform focuses

    Bitcoin Donations to Finnish Pirate Party Skyrocket

    | 2015/04/20 7:00 pm
  • Coinify, the company that allows merchants to accept Bitcoin payments in next-day settlements, has entered into a partnership with PensoPay. PensoPay a service that enables free, instant settlements in a fraud-free and chargeback free Bitcoin payment environment.As a result of this partnership, PensoPay has become a Coinify Certified PSP Partner.  Also Read: vibist In a press release, Coinify, announced, “Effective as of March 15, 2015, the agreement entitles PensoPay the right to promote, advertise, and sell the

    Coinify Signs PSP Partner Agreement with PensoPay, Helps Merchants Accept Bitcoin Payments

    | 2015/04/18 7:00 pm
  • On April 17, 2015, Synereo and Factom announced their new partnership. Synereo, the new decentralized social network platform, will integrate Factom’s time stamped immutable ledger for publishing and verifying digital data. Also Read: Factom Partners With Coinapult Peter Kirby, President of Factom, stated: “This is a great opportunity to use Factom’s blockchain technology to build identity and reputation tools and explore new ways of looking at the attention economy. Synereo’s social contracts will benefit greatly from Factom,

    Factom Announces Partnership With Synereo

    | 2015/04/18 3:00 pm
  • The Ghent Bitcoincity event is almost here, and the time has come to give one last overview of what the organizers have in store for us tomorrow. At this point in time, we know there will be two walking routes to choose from, both of which will take you past the biggest retailers. It will undoubtedly be a fun day with lots of like-minded people to put Belgium on the global Bitcoin map. Also read: Inside

    Belgium Prepares for Ghent Bitcoincity

    | 2015/04/18 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin has been caught in the crosshairs of many politicians around the globe, which can be both a curse and a blessing at the same time. Some politicians will openly embrace Bitcoin – or at least as long as it fits their agenda – while others will call Bitcoin “a financial instrument that should be avoided at any cost.” Whether you are into politics or not, the upcoming presidential elections in the United States could

    New York’s BitLicense Faces Competition From Rand Paul Event

    | 2015/04/17 11:45 pm
  • Digital currency enthusiasts around the world are doing their best to convince people that Bitcoin has shifted from being a speculative investment to an everyday currency. A recent study conducted by Bitpay, the world’s leading Bitcoin payment processor, confirms that statement. Also read: Bitcoin Investment Recap 2014: Bitcoin Economy Growth BitPay Number Crunching   Because of Bitcoin’s disruptive nature, the digital currency is in a prime position to set a lot of new and unexpected trends. Granted, Bitcoin

    BitPay Study: Bitcoin is Now an Every-Day Currency

    | 2015/04/17 8:00 am
  • As a merchant considering accepting Bitcoin payments, you might find yourself wondering how doing so will benefit your business. Not only does Bitcoin give you a hassle-free option of expanding your customer base on a global scale, but the transactions incur fewer fees compared to traditional payment methods. And if it’s up to Tether and GoCoin, Bitcoin payment processing will become completely free of charge. Also read: Factom and Tether Announce Partnership Tether: Protection Against Bitcoin Volatility

    Accepting Bitcoin Made Easier By Tether And GoCoin

    | 2015/04/16 3:00 pm
  • Inside Bitcoins New York will be held in NYC on April 27-29, 2015. The largest event of its kind, Inside Bitcoins promotes and explores blockchain technology and is attended by the most influential names in the digital currency industry. The speakers of the upcoming event will provide insights on bitcoin technology and offer their own unique perspectives on the most pressing bitcoin topics. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins Berlin 2015 – Video Broadcast Sarah Martin to Speak on

    Inside Bitcoins New York: Sarah Martin to Speak on Day 3

    | 2015/04/15 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoin can be earned in many ways, and there are quite a few people out there who wouldn’t mind receiving at least part of their monthly wage in bitcoin. This is especially true for small business owners and freelancers; it can be quite the hassle to wait for funds to come through traditional payment services. Hiveage, one of the most popular online billing services, is now accepting Bitcoin payments. Also read: RE/MAX London Accepts Bitcoin for Rent Payments Hiveage:

    Hiveage Now Lets You Bill Clients in Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/12 2:00 pm