• As of right now, the Uber taxi service app does not have a feature that allows people to tip their drivers electronically. Uber drivers have been complaining about only being able to receive tips in cash for quite a while. In-car advertising company Vugo now meets their demand with a new feature, called “Tip your driver.” Also read: Uber Drivers get Creative to Accept Bitcoin Donations Uber Controversy Uber is a taxi service app that

    Vugo Allows Uber Drivers to Receive Tips Electronically

    | 2015/08/13 3:00 pm
  • Blockchain analytical tools and services are both a blessing and a curse, according to Bitcoin industry experts. The Bitcoin community is divided into two camps: those who embrace the transparent aspect of the blockchain and financial transactions, and those who want to use anonymizing services to cover their tracks. Unmasking Bitcoin transactions could throw a monkey wrench into the plans of that second category of users, and Sabr.io aims to do exactly that. Also read:

    SABR.io Identifies Illegal Activity on Blockchains, Willing to Work With Law Enforcement

    | 2015/08/12 5:29 am
  • Finding a secure hosting service represents a problem that webmasters from all around the world encounter whenever it comes down to creating a new site, or keeping an older one up at all times. Also Read: Hacking Team Collective Gets Exposed Due To Non-Decentralized Servers CoinsHost represents a Swiss, emerging company, which is a part of the Incloudibly network. What makes it superior when compared to the other ones which are available on the market

    CoinsHost Provides Professional Web Hosting and DDoS Protection

    | 2015/08/11 10:41 pm
  • Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Huobi’s CEO Leon Li has posted basic information regarding bitcoin and recommendations on its regulation in a recent article titled: “A Study on the Current Developing Situation and Regulation of the Bitcoin Industry.” This article was written for the Tsinghua Financial Review, an influential journal in China. Tsinghua has not posted articles involving digital currency, and neither has any other influential journal in China. An interesting fact considering China’s huge involvement in

    CEO of Chinese Bitcoin Exchange Huobi Wants to Influence Policymakers On Bitcoin

    | 2015/08/11 10:25 pm
  • With mobile payments being the next big thing in the world of finance, many eyes are on new services such as Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. Even though both payment methods make it easier to spend funds with a mobile device, they are far from solving inherent problems with the financial industry. American Express corporate card customers can now start using Apple Pay as well. Also read: Apple Pay Users in London Double-charged for Public

    Apple Pay Adds Amex Corporate Card Support, Bitcoin Still Favorable Solution For Mobile Payments

    | 2015/08/11 8:37 am
  • Editor’s note: This article has been updated to fix a typo. The original text stated that there was a rise in errors for Amazon S2 requests. The corrected text states that it was Amazon S3.  This morning, Amazon Web Services (AWS) underwent a major cloud outage, causing both its Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service solutions to receive many request errors in the United States. AWS is a cloud computing solutions provider ran by

    Amazon Web Service Outage Shows Need for Decentralized Cloud Computing

    | 2015/08/10 7:00 pm
  • Update 8/10/2015 8:20 PM EST: Coinbase has responded to us regarding its reasoning for its information requirements, saying that, “We are required by law to request extra info for high volume customers. High volume. This is the EDD part of KYC.” Coinbase, as you might know, is what many consider to be the “Apple” of the Bitcoin ecosphere. With media coverage from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and even TIME magazine listing

    Coinbase Asking for More Information Than Banks?

    | 2015/08/10 9:00 am
  • Operating a Bitcoin wallet on your computer or mobile device is one of the easiest ways to keep control over your funds at any given time. One thing that is often overlooked, though, is that all of these devices run on an operating system that might not be as secure as the everyday consumer would like. In the worst case scenario, users leak all kinds of personal and privacy information. The recent Windows 10 release

    Operating System Privacy Settings to Affect Bitcoin Usage?

    | 2015/08/08 10:00 am
  • After ruling Bitcoin as an intangible asset just a year ago, the Australian Senate Economics References Committee now feels that Bitcoin should be treated as a regular currency for Goods and Services Tax purposes. This is due to many emerging enterprises leaving Australia for other countries with more progressive cryptocurrency regimes. Also read: Teaching Encryption Soon Illegal in Australia Bitcoin as an Intangible Asset For a long time, Bitcoin had been exempt from taxation in

    Australia Ready to Treat Bitcoin as a Regular Currency

    | 2015/08/07 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoin hoarding has been dubbed as one of the “major problems” hampering the adoption growth of this disruptive digital currency. While there are over 14 million bitcoins in circulation at the time of publication, only a fraction of that amount is changing hands on a regular basis. As a result, there are a lot of coins not moving to different owners, leading to various addresses “hoarding” bitcoins. Also read: New Economy Movement Focuses on Equal

    Bitcoin Companies Are Compounding the Bitcoin Hoarding Problem

    | 2015/08/06 3:00 pm
  • For many years, two major computer operating systems have been considered to be more secure than Microsoft’s Windows. Both Mac OS and Linux have been less plagued by viruses, worms, trojan horses, and all kinds of malicious software, even though the number of threats against Linux systems is on the rise. But now it seems like even Mac OS is not as secure as many people would like to think. Also read: Apple Pay Users

    Macintosh’s First Firmware Worm Developed, Bitcoin Implications Dire?

    | 2015/08/06 8:00 am
  • Microsoft’s Bing has entered into a partnership with Tango Card to let users of the search engine redeem reward points for a chance to win $500 in Bitcoin. With this partnership Bing Rewards has become one of the first clients to utilize Bitcoin as a reward. Also read: Microsoft Planning Aggressive Global Implementation; Thinking Long-Term on Bitcoin In the announcement, Microsoft states that through the Bing Rewards homepage, Bing users are now able to enter

    Bing Attracts Customers With Bitcoin Rewards Sweepstakes

    | 2015/08/05 3:00 pm
  • Transparency is playing an ever-important role in the daily lives of consumers, as well as businesses. More and more services are being offered in a decentralized nature, which increases the need for transparency even further. India, a country where e-commerce is booming, and Bitcoin adoption is on the rise, is trying to solve the logistics issue plaguing business in every corner of the nation. Also read: Zebpay Making Headway in India Letstransport – Smooth Logistics

    Letstransport Could Decentralize Logistics in India, Bitcoin Payments Next?

    | 2015/08/05 5:14 am
  • Trees, a California-based medical marijuana distributor, recently has proposed the idea of delivering marijuana kits by air. An idea that certainly is novel and could end up being one that innovates the industry as it becomes more commercialized. Also read: American Green Builds World’s First Marijuana Vending Machine Accepts Bitcoin The company currently only serves the San Francisco Bay area and accepts Bitcoin as well as more traditional forms of payment through online bank transfers,

    Bitcoin-Purchased Marijuana May Soon be Available via Drone

    | 2015/08/04 12:00 pm
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) celebrated its 1 year anniversary on July 19, 2015. Just in its first year, the Chamber has already played an enormous role in Bitcoin education and FinTech regulation. Its efforts to help shape the New York BitLicense framework are one of its greatest contributions this year. Also Read: Chamber of Digital Commerce and DCC Partner to Promote Digital Currencies The Digital Chamber is truly on the forefront of the Bitcoin industry.

    Perianne Boring Speaks On FinTech Regulation and CDC Goals

    | 2015/08/04 8:00 am
  • It is no secret that any type of card reader can be used for both legal and illegal activities. Making credit card payments in most countries involves either the customer or cashier to swipe the card through a card reader. Square, a company, known for its credit card payment processing capabilities, faces some security concerns as far as their Square Reader device is concerned. Also read: Samsung Pay Faces Same Struggle as Bitcoin Startups In

    Square Reader Vulnerable to Card Skimming, Bitcoin A More Secure Payment Solution

    | 2015/08/04 5:33 am
  •   [ezcol_1quarter] ★★★★/5 Director: Rick Famuyiwa Feature Film, Coming-Of-Age Drama/Comedy Starring: Shameik Moore Tony Revolori Kiersey Clemons Kimberly Elise Rakim Mayers (aka A$AP Rocky) Blake Anderson Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes Rated: R [/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end] It opens with a textbook definition: Illegal drugs, an idiot, and slang for cool: Dope. Definitions are at the core of this film, Dope (2015), which takes place in “the Bottoms” of Inglewood, California: the textbook definition of ‘a bad place,’ characterized

    Dope (2015) Film Review

    | 2015/08/03 3:00 pm
  • But what all this has to do with Bitcoin you might ask? In fact, it hasn’t. But this event itself can be used as a perfect example on how Bitcoin could be used to circumvent this sort of issues – If the rapper had his $422,000 Stash turned into Bitcoin he could travel anywhere in the world without ever having to be addressed by authorities.

    Snoop Dogg Learns One Reason Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Cash: Civil Forfeiture

    | 2015/08/03 8:00 am
  • The major Bitcoin news headline this weekend came in the form of former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles being arrested in Japan. After Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was forced to shut down in 2014 due to “funds being stolen by hackers”, a recovery process for affected customers slowly started taking shape. But it looks like justice will be served sooner rather than later, as Mark Karpeles admitted to misusing customer funds. Also read: MtGox: Deadline

    Mark Karpeles Admits to Tweaking Mt. Gox User Balances For Millions of Dollars

    | 2015/08/03 5:08 am
  • Though the United Kingdom plays a definitive role in the growth of FinTech industry, which is now worth £20 billion in annual revenues to the UK, employs 135,000 people, and attracted 42% of all European FinTech investment in 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron is not satisfied. Thus, Cameron, has welcomed FinTech 2020, which aims to make the UK the premier location for at least 25 global FinTech leaders, whether by IPO, global market share or

    FinTech 2020 Aims to Make UK a Hub for Financial Innovation

    | 2015/08/02 8:00 am
  • With multiple Bitcoin debit cards in existence today, companies have a hard time distinguishing themselves from one another. E-Coin, one of the lesser known Bitcoin debit card providers, recently introduced cards for EUR, USD, and GBP denominations. Doing so removes any conversation rate fees associated with their previous cards, and makes it easier to spend Bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Debit Card Issuer E-Coin Partners With BitGo New Currency Cards Are a Success So Far When E-Coin launched

    New E-Coin Cards Denominated in Three Major Fiat Currencies

    | 2015/08/01 5:00 pm
  • Aiming to expand in Asia, particularly in the Southeast, the leading exchange platform of digital currencies in Mexico, meXBT, has bought CoinRepublic, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency brokerage firm. Also read: Revealing Bitcoin’s Legality, the ZapChain Summit Despite the fact that there are a limited number of merchants accepting Bitcoin in Southeast Asia, cryptocurrency companies are entering the region to tap what they believe to be a huge potential. The region’s population is twice as large as that

    meXBT Acquires CoinRepublic Expands to Southeast Asia

    | 2015/08/01 3:00 pm
  • ZapChain, a website where one can engage in online discussions regarding a variety of topics, will entertain an online summit to discuss the benefits that are brought to us by the use of Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s history is stained due to its use in criminal activities and the darknet, yet, it does not the change the potential for both present and future. A person unfamiliar to bitcoin may have heard of it through a news channel

    Revealing Bitcoin’s Legality: The ZapChain Summit

    | 2015/07/31 3:00 pm