• [ezcol_1quarter]★★★/5 Director: Torsten Hoffmann, Micheal Watchulonis Documentary Running Time: 60 minutes [/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]The subject of money is undoubtedly a source of enigmatic confusion. Many people have covered it, from economic professors, to bloggers and authors; even Ira Glass on NPR. But Bitcoin continues to feed confusion over what it is, how it got here, and whether or not it could change money in our lifetime. Director Torsten Hoffmann breaks out into the world of money with his

    Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It (2015) Film Review

    | 2015/07/15 1:00 am
  • Though CoinRoyale is not the only Bitcoin casino, it is definitely a contender for the top spot in terms of providing a high-end gambling experience. This Bitcoin-based casino is such a good bet for players that in a very short span of time, its popularity has exploded. Also read: UK to Address Illegal Gambling Activities Disclaimer: Bitcoinist is not affiliated with CoinRoyale and is not responsible for its goods and/or services. Brick-and-mortar casinos are facing a

    CoinRoyale Proves that Bitcoin is the Best Bet for Gamblers

    | 2015/07/14 2:00 pm
  • Backpage says “screw off” to squeamish credit card companies Visa and MasterCard by dropping fees for adult ads and announcing that it is going to accept all digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. Some estimates say Backpage’s acceptance could open up a $100m (£64m) opportunity for Bitcoin, since it is one of the site’s only remaining payment options. Also read: Dream Lover: Models Sending Pictures for Bitcoin This decision came as Visa and MasterCard cut

    Backpage Accepts Bitcoin as Visa, MasterCard Set Embargos

    | 2015/07/13 6:00 pm
  • As more companies become aware of Bitcoin, as well as the potency of its underlying blockchain technology, the more they are integrating the technologies into product solutions offering new levels of efficiency never seen before. Also Read: United Airlines Flights Grounded Due to Centralized System Failure By taking a more decentralized approach, catastrophic system failures can be prevented, and companies will benefit from a more robust infrastructure, among other things. Since decentralized networks do not have a

    GAHC to Integrate Blockchain Technology in Arbitration Division

    | 2015/07/12 2:00 pm
  • In a recent article about Hacking Team, we mentioned how this collective recently became the target of a hack themselves. More and more details regarding their activity is surfacing on a daily basis, and apparently selling exploits to Hacker Team can be done via email. Even though the person involved demanded a wire transfer payment for the entire sum, he could’ve used Bitcoin as well. Also read: BitX Launches Operations in Nigeria as Part of

    Deal Between Tovis and Hacking Team Shows Why Bitcoin Is Not Used By Hackers Directly

    | 2015/07/10 6:37 pm
  • Last week, Coinay announced that Spanish Bitcoin enthusiasts can use its vouchers to buy Bitcoin in their neighborhoods. Bitcoinist, followed the story further and interviewed Dolf Diederichsen, CEO & co-founder of Coinay, to learn about this Bitcoin voucher solution. Also read: Is Bitcoin Better Than Gold? Part Four: Politics Tell us more about “Buy Bitcoin in neighborhood”? Dolf Diederichsen: Coinay enables consumers in Spain to walk into a nearby shop (for example, a computer store)

    Exclusive Interview With Dolf Diederichsen, Coinay CEO

    | 2015/07/10 8:00 am
  • AltQuick, a BitQuick offshoot, has announced that it will begin offering users the option to purchase altcoins using fiat through local banks and credit unions.  By offering this option for altcoins, the company is opening up another facet of cryptocurrencies to more people. Also Read: ShapeShift.io Refutes BitLicense, Halts Services in New York Area One of the most important aspects of this offer is the fact that AltQuick is using the Shapeshift API on the back

    AltQuick Offers Users Option to Buy Altcoins With Cash Deposits

    | 2015/07/08 3:00 pm
  • BitX has been building a global cryptocurrency platform that provides Bitcoin products and services — like wallets, exchanges, merchant integration, and APIs — to consumers, businesses, and developers, particularly in emerging markets. The company’s latest decision to launch operations in Nigeria marks another venture into an emerging market. Also read: BitX Takes its Bitcoin Services to Indonesia Headquartered in Singapore, BitX’s decision to launch its services in Nigeria is aimed at exploiting Bitcoin’s potential in Africa’s

    BitX Launches Operations in Nigeria as Part of Global Plan

    | 2015/07/08 8:00 am
  • Decentralized Taxi Service, Uber, has confirmed that they have been working on integrating Bitcoin payments and will soon launch the update. Uber has taken the transportation industry by storm since their launch a few years ago. By allowing drivers to pick their own hours and work as free lancers for the company, Uber has quickly grown to be a very popular option for many urban areas. Uber, much like Bitcoin, empowers the users and allows

    Uber Confirms That They are Working on Bitcoin Integration

    | 2015/07/08 7:48 am
  • Politics dominates much of the Bitcoin vs. gold debate. Bitcoin enthusiasts often speculate on how the digital currency can undermine the state, fostering individual economic liberty for society at large. On the other hand, Bitcoin skeptics worry about the currency enabling their political enemies to gain a financial advantage. For example, Bitcoin-friendly political candidates can draw in single-interest voters from all demographics — from both the left and right — by taking a strong and

    Is Bitcoin Better Than Gold? Part Four: Politics

    | 2015/07/07 8:00 am
  • A recent article by Forbes shows that Frontline Media Publications have started accepting the fact that Bitcoin is emerging as a leading option to help remittance market not just reduce cost but increase speed as well. Also Read: BitPesa Expands Bitcoin Remittance Service to Tanzania The blog post says: The global economy spent approximately $44 billion last year on fees for remittances. Remittances—money sent from one country to another—most often goes to low-income households and is

    Bitcoin is Transforming the Remittance Market Around the World

    | 2015/07/05 2:00 pm
  • When internet connectivity finally starts to go mainstream in underbanked and unbanked regions, such as Africa, Bitcoin could greatly benefit from that. However, Kenyan government officials are attempting to regulate public Wi-Fi access by requiring users to register with the government. Also read: BitPesa Expands Bitcoin Remittance Service to Tanzania The Fight Against Cybercrime in Kenya It goes without saying that giving people free access to public WiFi without them providing some form of identification

    Kenya Public Wi-Fi Access Will Require Users to Register Devices With Government

    | 2015/07/03 4:03 pm
  • In an announcement, online booking service Hotelgo24.com says it is offering free Bitcoins for the customers who book hotel rooms with it. The company provides the services to customers from all around the world and brings a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes. Also Read:  Bitcoin to Play a Key Role in Denmark’s Cash-Free Economy? Hotelgo24.com that guarantees hotel rooms at the lowest possible price, as well as Bitcoin cash back up

    Booking a room with Hotelgo24.com Can Get Customers Free Bitcoins

    | 2015/07/03 3:45 am
  • Greece, one of the world’s regions that was known for ratio, philosophy and mathematics in the ancient world is under siege. These days, Greece and the lending/repayment actions are daily in the news. A lot of people are getting worked up about the EU, the European central bank, Germany, Belgium, lending policies etc. and “the poor Greek people”. To understand the EU viewpoints on Greece, just or not, and Greece itself we will have to

    Greece, Europe and Bitcoin.

    | 2015/07/02 2:00 pm
  • Crowdfunding platforms is one key area where Bitcoin has not yet been able to break much ground, even though there are local initiatives such as BitFlyer’s platform. Now that major electronics company Sony has announced their Japanese crowdfunding platform, things might be picking up for Bitflyer and Bitcoin as well. Also read: Kraken Aims to Take Mt. Gox’s Place in japan Sony Launches “First Flight” Crowdfunding Platform It is no secret that Sony has been

    Sony’s First Flight Crowdfunding Platform Targets Japanese Market, Bitcoin Boost Imminent?

    | 2015/07/01 3:44 pm
  • Although gambling is a big industry, online gambling is still not as significant as it could be. Its proportion of the gambling industry currently hovers around 10%. However, over the last few years, online gambling have emerged as a popular choice among people. According to H2 Gambling Capital, the online gambling market in terms of gross winnings, has a global market value of €21.73bn ($28.54bn) in 2012. Interestingly, since the emergence of Bitcoin, the total value of

    Bitcoin is Simplifying Gambling

    | 2015/07/01 3:00 pm
  • There is a huge demand for a cross-border payment API among Bitcoin users. Looking to capitalize on this demand, SnapCard has announced the launch of MassPay. The company says that it is extremely proud to launch MassPay in conjunction with Tango Card, the largest rewards-as-a-service platform in the world. Also read: Nadaq Partnership with Chain Marks New Trend In the official blog post, SnapCard discusses various features of MassPay and says that through this integration, Tango

    SnapCard Announces MassPay, a Cross-Border Payment API

    | 2015/07/01 8:00 am
  • The world of Bitcoin and digital currency is a playground for aspiring developers, as there are still many technological advancements and implementations waiting to be unlocked. In order to help with that process, there are several API’s at your disposal to add Bitcoin functionalities to your applications. One of those platforms is BlockTrail, and they offer a complete set of tools to take your app to the next level. Also read: Symbiont Develops Smart Security

    BlockTrail Makes Bitcoin Development Easier by Lowering Entry Barriers

    | 2015/06/29 7:00 pm
  • Recently, Wall Street companies have become increasingly interested in Bitcoin’s technology. One of these companies is Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.; this week Nasdaw announced a partnership with Cain — a new San Francisco-based startup — for a “Pilot Test Program” to test trading private company shares with the blockchain. Also Read: Nasdaq OMX to Bring Blockchain Technology to Wall Street Bob Greifeld, CEO of Nasdaq, stated: ”We are excited about the potential impact of this new endeavor

    Nasdaq Partnership with Chain Marks a New Trend

    | 2015/06/29 3:00 pm
  • On September 24, 2015, Ukraine will host the second Bitcoin Conference that will bring together professionals of the cryptocurrency community from around the world and people wishing to get first-hand knowledge about the currency, which has the potential to become the world’s No 1. financial technology. Also Read: Keynote2015: ‘Redefining Financial Technology’ Bitcoin Conference Kiev will become for the second time a unique fundamental platform in Ukraine where the world’s opinion leaders will talk about

    Kiev Will Host the Second Annual Bitcoin Conference

    | 2015/06/28 6:00 pm
  • Cloudways is a cloud hosting platform that was established in 2012. Founded in 2012 by CTO Pere Hospital, Cloudways is a Europe-based cloud hosting provider that has grown to now serve the needs of over 1500 clients. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Cloudways and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Cloudways is a platform where services should see their websites loading faster, on average

    Cloudways Now Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2015/06/27 6:00 pm
  • Most people consider both gold currency and Bitcoin to be deflationary currencies, given their fixed supplies. In the long run, this assumption mostly is true; once all the gold and Bitcoin has been mined, their supplies cannot be expanded to keep track with demand. As a result, prices will gradually fall as the fixed supplies of the two currencies become more valuable. However, during the short run, both currencies are capable of growing in supply

    Is Bitcoin Better than Gold? Part Three: Inflation

    | 2015/06/25 6:00 pm
  • One of the things slowing down mainstream adoption of Bitcoin is the fact you still need to have a decent internet connection to broadcast and receive payments. Even though the Western world is quite spoiled in terms of internet access, there are plenty of places where a Wi-Fi connection would be beneficial. Google, through its startup company Sidewalk labs, is planning to deploy free Wi-Fi hotspots on a large scale. Also read: News Bits on:

    Google’s Sidewalk Labs To Bring Free Wi-Fi To NYC, Potential Boost for Bitcoin Adoption?

    | 2015/06/24 4:14 pm