• When it comes to Bitcoin manufacturers on a global scale, there are plenty of companies to choose from. As a result, you hardly ever see a manufacturer operating one of their own ATM’s these days. This opens opportunities for other companies, whom will gladly purchase one or more machines from a respected manufacturer. EBTM is a Belgian Bitcoin ATM operator, and this is their story. Also Read: The Mt. Gox Post-Bankruptcy Claims: A Detailed Guide Buying

    EBTM: The Story of a Bitcoin Operator in Belgium

    | 2015/05/10 7:00 pm
  • The Netherlands are one of the front runners in Europe when it comes to embracing Bitcoin and digital currency. There are several signs of Bitcoin growth in this country, which is partially due to initiatives such as Arnhem Bitcoincity. Arnhem is making headlines once again, as the Hoogte80 open-air festival is now accepting Bitcoin payments. Also read: Ghent Bitcoincity: Creating Bitcoin Use Cases   Arnhem: A Very Successful Bitcoincity When it comes to creating a

    Arnhem’s Hoogte80 Open Air Festival Now Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2015/05/10 3:00 pm
  • Ribbit.me, the first blockchain based rewards program, is beginning the launch of Marketplace.life. According to the email, sent out to users, Marketplace.life is “the first-ever p2p marketplace where buyers and sellers earn RibbitRewardes for each transaction and can transact in nearly all fiat and digital currencies”. Also Read: Interview with Ribbit.me Reward programs typically are a hassle for both the consumer as each company has their different one, and companies must pay for the costly

    Ribbit.me Partners With Spendabit As They Launch Marketplace.life

    | 2015/05/07 8:00 am
  • At this point in time, with Bitcoin becoming increasingly relevant in the mainstream, outside observers are becoming less skeptical and are now genuinely curious about the currency’s potential. They have accepted that Bitcoin’s code is strong, and arguments that Bitcoin has no “real” value are waning. Many people in the mainstream no longer question whether Bitcoin can be integrated into the global financial system, but instead speculate on how it will be integrated. Also read:

    Bitcoin: Currency vs Transaction Tool

    | 2015/05/06 7:00 pm
  • Currently, there are many separate bitcoin exchanges operating entirely independent of each other. These money markets are in no way interconnected with one another, which makes it rather inconvenient to trade across platforms. There are some benefits to having multiple exchanges, though, the primary advantage being the variety of features each exchange offers to suit the needs of different traders.  Also read: CEX.IO Offeres Bitcoin Exchange Services to US Customers Alphapoint, a US-based technology company that powers over

    AlphaPoint’s New Service to Streamline Bitcoin Trading

    | 2015/05/06 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin adoption can only occur once there are enough use cases for everyday consumers to consider it a valid payment method. While people can buy a lot of different goods and services with Bitcoin, it’s not suited for everyday consumers just yet. However, now that Starbucks branches in Hong Kong are accepting Bitcoin, that situation might change sooner rather than later. Also read: Things Need to Change in the Bitcoin Industry Starbucks Hong Kong and the Fold Application

    Fold Brings Bitcoin to Hong Kong Starbucks Branches

    | 2015/05/05 3:00 pm
  • In order to bring Bitcoin to as many everyday people as possible, we need to make it more accessible to both buy and sell BTC in exchange for fiat currency. Even though most Bitcoin enthusiasts would like to see the world transition to a cashless system where all goods and services are priced in BTC instead of relying on a fiat currency value, which will not happen anytime soon. But it has to be said

    Buy and Sell Bitcoin At 4,000 Polish ATMs With Chip Chap

    | 2015/05/04 7:00 pm
  • In an exclusive interview with Bitcoinist.net, Jim Fulner, the 2014 Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate from Michigan, says Bitcoin is, and should continue to be, primarily a currency that stands alone. As a staunch Bitcoin advocate, Fulner said that Bitcoin can facilitate exchange just as efficiently as any other currency. Also read: Rand Paul Vouches for Bitcoin at NY Fundraiser Event Fulner says, “I don’t foresee any time in my life that Bitcoin ceases to

    Jim Fulner: Bitcoin Can Become the “Reserve Currency”

    | 2015/05/04 5:00 pm
  • If we want to achieve a critical mass in terms of Bitcoin some day soon, we will need a lot more use cases for everyday consumers. Despite having the option to pay bills in Bitcoin and even receive [part of] your monthly wage in BTC, neither of these services are targeting a large market where Bitcoin payments could make a difference. But that is about to change, thanks to the efforts made by Bankymoon, a

    Bankymoon Offers Bitcoin Solution For Paying Utility Bills

    | 2015/05/03 5:00 pm
  • Bitcoin company Circle Internet Financial has completed a funding round of $50 million with help from banking firm Goldman Sachs and venture group IDG Capital Partners. Circle is also updating its core services to enable the transfer and storage of US dollars, which are insured by the FDIC and not subject to bitcoin’s volatility. These functions run parallel to Circle’s existing infrastructure and expand its scope of financial services. Also Read: Wall Street and Silicon Valley

    Circle Raises $50M Off Goldman Sachs Support, Adds USD Features

    | 2015/05/03 8:00 am
  • Article by Kyle Torpey The Bitcoin Foundation has been wrapped up in controversy throughout its entire existence, but the non-profit organization could turn a new leaf with the appointment of Bruce Fenton as the new executive director. Fenton delivered a clear, concise presentation about the future of the Bitcoin Foundation at Inside Bitcoins NYC 2015, and he made some statements that could possibly grab the attention of even the most adamant haters of the foundation. Throughout his talk, Fenton

    Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Bruce Fenton Outlines Plans for Improved Transparency at Inside Bitcoins NYC

    | 2015/04/30 9:00 am
  • 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