File-sharing services have faced a ton of scrutiny in recent years, as public opinion on these platforms is generally positive; these services are perfect for sharing illegal content among Internet users. About a decade ago, warez sites were a pain in the neck for government officials around the world, but that period came to an abrupt end a few years ago. By the look of things, file sharing services won’t be around for much longer either.
Making Bitcoin more accessible to everyday consumers remains one of the most optimal ways to raise virtual currency awareness on a global scale. Bitcoin ATM’s are a great way to achieve that goal, as they are easy to use and allow for conversion between fiat and virtual currency. TowerBTM is a brand new Bitcoin ATM company looking to make a splash in the market. Also read: Robocoin’s Romit Software: Become a Bitcoin ATM DISCLAIMER:
Meet “the bitcoin kid.” He’s not a Wall Street broker turned rogue or a manager at Coinbase, but a 15-year-old sophomore student who currently attends Brentwood School in Los Angeles. His name is Whit Jackson, and the bottom line is, he’s passionate about bitcoin. Also read: Ethereum Powered Prediction Market Platform, Augur, Launches Crowdsale Jackson explains: “All my teachers know me as ‘the bitcoin kid.’ I told a few of my friends and it spread
The Isle of Man is home to a growing number of businesses that accept Bitcoin. During the past decade, the island became an important outpost to online poker, and some of the world’s biggest companies have relocated to the island, including Rational Group, the owner of websites like PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
The highly controversial California AB 1326, often referred to as “California’s BitLicense” has failed to pass in the Legislature. The bill, which would require Bitcoin many Bitcoin businesses operating in California to apply for a state-issued License, failed to pass before the September 11 deadline. The strict nature of the bill has led the Bitcoin community to compare it to New York’s BitLicense, which has forced many Bitcoin businesses to cut off their services to New
Gildera is a company focused on simplifying the process of buying and selling Bitcoin. All that is required to use Gildera is a connected US bank account, and the Bitcoin will be delivered to the wallet of your choice, regardless of it being a desktop, mobile, software, or hardware wallet Gildera advertises. Also Read: Sync Cloud Storage Now Accepts Bitcoin Recognized by Techstars Chicago, a leading startup accelerator, Gildera was one of 10 companies selected for
As more of the world becomes based online, a new problem has arose. How can a user, consumer or business, quickly have up to date files on all of their devices in real time? On top of this a user must feel secure storing their files on a company’s servers; the corporation must not sell data to the government or any other third party. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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