• The continuous growth of Bitcoin value over time has got a flip side. It has given rise to a whole new cybercrime economy revolving around various scams. Crafty threat actors zero in on unsuspecting victims in a bid to make them lose their Bitcoins in the long run. This article will shed light on today’ most common cryptocurrency-borne frauds so that you can tell the wheat from the chaff when performing Bitcoin-related transactions. Rogue Bitcoin

    How to Protect Yourself from Common Bitcoin Scams

    | 2017/10/26 11:00 am
  • One of the biggest issues emerging in the Bitcoin space over the last few months is the monstrous transaction fees that users have to pay in order to transfer funds from one address to another. This week we’ll show you how to send a Bitcoin transaction for less than ten cents. As Bitcoin rises up above $5000 for the second time, Bitcoin fees for a single transaction have gone up as high as $10. Therefore,

    How to Send a Bitcoin Transaction for Under Ten Cents

    | 2017/10/14 12:00 pm
  • On September 20, 2017, Hong Kong played host to the Blockchain Global Summit. One of the highlights of the event was the much-anticipated premiere of Bitcoin – Shape the Future, a documentary that explores Bitcoin’s growth in China. Many readers may recall that this year’s Blockchain Global Summit was originally scheduled to be held in Beijing earlier this month. Due to recent legislation by the Chinese government, however, the decision was made to hold the

    Blockchain Global Summit a Smashing Success, Bitcoin – Shape the Future Documentary Premieres to Resounding Acclaim

    | 2017/09/22 12:30 pm
  • The BitKan “2017 Shape the Future” Blockchain global summit has changed its location, it will now be held in Hong Kong instead of Beijing and will take place later this month on September the 20th and 21st. Tickets for the event are still available to purchase. BitKan has changed the location of their “2017  Shape The Future“summit from Beijing to Hong Kong, where it will now be held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel where it

    2017 Blockchain Global Summit – Shape The Future

    | 2017/09/14 8:00 pm
  • The daddy of all cryptocurrencies gained a surprising defender in its case for mainstream validity this week. The US Department of Homeland Security described it as “a lot more legitimate than people give it credit for”, as reported by CNBC. It’s just used by criminals isn’t it? So the scare-mongering tactics of certain elements of the press would have the uninformed believe. One of the most frequent arguments heard against bitcoin is that its “untraceable” nature attracts

    The Bitcoin ‘It’s Not Actually All That Good for Crime’ Shocker!

    | 2017/09/01 4:00 am
  • Fees have been extraordinarily high this past week, and this article aims to clear up misconceptions and help users make smarter decisions in setting the right fees for their transactions. $3 fee for a $5 transaction? With the recent Bitcoin rally up into the mid $4,000’s there has been a huge influx of users that really don’t understand how Bitcoin works under the hood. And that’s okay, most people are here just for the investment. But

    How Bitcoin Fees Work and Why They’ve Been So High

    | 2017/08/30 3:30 am
  • On September 10, Bitcoin and blockchain industry leaders from around the world will be in attendance for the much-anticipated premiere of the documentary, one of the highlights at this year’s Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit in Beijing, China. Directed by well-known Chinese director Li Yunqi and BitKan Co-CEO Fanny Yu, and with photography by renowned photographer Du Peng, Bitcoin – Shape the Future is a beautifully produced and informative film. It chronicles the history

    Chinese Documentary ‘Bitcoin – Shape the Future’ to Premiere at Blockchain Global Summit

    | 2017/08/15 7:30 am
  • A few days ago, we showed you how to grab some extra cryptocurrencies for free by simply holding Bitcoin. Today, we’re going to show you that you can do so not only by holding Bitcoin but also by simply having an email address. Previously, we explained how you could claim free lumens from Stellar and bytes from Byteball. Those are just two methods of getting free money. This time, we’re bringing you three ways! Free

    HODLing Bitcoin? Got an Email Address? Here are 3 More Ways to Get Free Money

    | 2017/07/28 4:45 pm
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees, but apparently it does on blockchains. Here’s how you can grab some extra crypto tokens for free by simply proving that you hold bitcoin. Money Grows on Blockchains You know the saying: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. But some cryptocurrencies such as Stellar Lumens and Byteball are attempting to gain traction by taking a new approach to distributing their virtual tokens in an effort to

    Got Bitcoin? Then These Altcoins Will Literally Give you Free Money

    | 2017/07/24 10:00 am
  • Just when you thought ICOs were the easiest way to gather funds to come to the cryptosphere, along comes “Bitcoin Sign Guy” to prove us all wrong. ‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ Becomes Instant Legend The cryptocurrency world was amazed as a man held a “Buy Bitcoin” sign for the cameras during Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen’s appearance before the Congressional committee on Wednesday. The attendee and the person he was with were later asked to leave

    ‘Bitcoin Sign Guy’ Receives Over $15,000 in Bitcoin for Janet Yellen Photobomb

    | 2017/07/14 9:00 am
  • A pre-school in New York has confirmed that 10 families are paying for their child’s $31,000 tuition fees using Bitcoin. The High Cost of Education – A Great Opportunity For Bitcoin “The Montessori,”  a chain of pre-schools in New York  have confirmed that at least 10 families are either paying for tuition with Bitcoin or looking to pay for their child’s tuition with the cryptocurrency. Montessori is a educational method developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori. It has

    New York’s Elite Are Paying Their Kids Tuition in Bitcoin

    | 2017/07/04 11:00 am
  • Banks must start offering cryptocurrency wallets before they get left behind, argues guest writer Bijan Shahrokhi at Venturebeat.   Surge in Price Results in Investor Interest Shahrokhi, senior product manager in the financial industry, and previously the co-founder and CEO of Virtual Next, has a few suggestions as to why banks should adopt cryptocurrency wallets. With the current surge in cryptocurrencies’ value, they are quickly becoming a new global market for assets and banks are being left in the dust.

    4 Reasons Why Banks Should Provide Bitcoin Wallets

    | 2017/06/20 11:00 am
  • As the Bitcoin revolution continues to spread throughout the world, there are still some places where buying or using Bitcoin is illegal and can get you in trouble. Bitcoin Still Illegal in Some Countries As Bitcoin’s popularity continues to grow throughout the world, some governments are beginning to realize its benefits and potential and are integrating Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in their economy, rather than trying to punish those that use it with restrictive policies and exaggerated

    Bitcoin is Still Illegal in These 6 Countries

    | 2017/05/18 9:30 am
  • National cryptocurrencies will never be able to compete with Bitcoin because no one will trust a system that requires advance permission from and which is controlled by a government to use it.  [Note: This is an op-ed, edited by Allen Scott]  National Cryptocurrencies Will Never Be Global News is just in that the mint of a very important, historic sovereign nation has just hired a company in a separate nation to help it launch its own “Blockchain not

    Why National Cryptocurrencies Will Never Beat Bitcoin

    | 2017/04/14 2:00 pm
  • A new documentary film called The Blockchain and Us was released last week exploring how Blockchain technology can change the world in a meaningful way. Documentary: ‘The Blockchain and Us’ A documentary film dubbed “The Blockchain and Us” by Manuel Stagars has been released last week. The 8-part documentary focuses on what blockchain technology is and the social and economic impact it can have in the world, if its potential is successfully harnessed. The preview description reads: Economist

    ‘The Blockchain and Us’: A New Documentary on Bitcoin Tech Changing the World

    | 2017/04/12 7:00 am
  • These companies are in favor of SegWit via a User Activated Sof Fork (UASF). No company has opposed it so far. Who Supports UASF Lately, there has been a lot of talk regarding the possible activation of a User Activated Soft Fork (UASF) in order to implement the SegWit proposal without the need to reach miner consensus. An early look at the companies that have so far taken a stand in regards to the UASF

    Bitcoin Companies Supporting SegWit UASF: 12, Opposed: 0

    | 2017/04/11 3:00 pm
  • A gold mine discovered in China’s Shandong province is reported to have a potential value of more than $22 billion USD or more than the entire market cap of Bitcoin.  Eureka! Announced by the Shandong Gold Group Co. at a press conference on March 28, 2017, it is believed to be China’s largest gold deposit in history, People’s Daily Online reports. The discovery is located in the Laizhou-Zhaoyuan region of northwest Jiaodong Peninsula, east China’s coastal province of Shandong. The

    Gold Mine Worth More Than Bitcoin’s Entire Market Cap Found in China

    | 2017/03/29 9:30 am
  • Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated. We have compiled a list of  7 ways criminals can steal your Bitcoins and how you can protect yourself from them. Top 7 Threats to You Bitcoin One of the defining aspects of Bitcoin is that it puts you in charge of your own finances. No one but you will dictate where you can spend your money or who to send it to. There is no censorship, there is only

    7 Ways Criminals Can Steal Your Bitcoins

    | 2017/03/26 3:00 am
  • Running a Bitcoin full node isn’t just for mining pools and companies. Today, we’re going to outline 6 reasons why the average user should also consider running their own Bitcoin full node. To Node or Not to Node? With current events pointing towards a possible change in the Bitcoin consensus rules, it is important to remind users that, now more than ever, there are multiple advantages to running a Bitcoin full node. It is advisable that users

    6 Reasons to Run a Bitcoin Full Node

    | 2017/03/18 8:00 am
  • Bitcoinist compiled a list of alternative platforms for p2p Bitcoin, altcoin and fiat trading that ensure safety, privacy, and freedom — something that’s often missing in centralized exchanges that typically hold the keys to your bitcoin. P2P TRADING & LOCALBITCOINS LocalBitcoins is a peer-to-peer exchange that offers trading services all around the world. While the platform itself is not decentralized, it allows users to exchange Bitcoin for national currencies directly between themselves. The exchange allows out-of-band payments for fiat

    Top 5 Alternatives to LocalBitcoins

    | 2017/03/15 5:00 pm
  • Perhaps the saddest example of how OneCoin’s fraudulent activities can negatively impact people’s lives has surfaced in Chinese investor Chen Man. OneCoin Inhales $145k Compensation Cash OneCoin, long suspected by the media, governments and investors alike to be a Ponzi scheme, defrauded Man out of over one million yuan ($145,000 USD). Man, who is famous for having spent 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, decided to invest in the scheme thinking

    OneCoin Ponzi Steals $145K From Wrongfully Imprisoned Man

    | 2017/02/28 4:00 am
  • As the world of Bitcoin becomes bigger, more lucrative and more mainstream, there are going to be more eyes on the industry. Here are three easy ways to boost your privacy and security. Spotlight On Your Security Whether its surveillance from government agencies or hackers looking for bitcoins and information, here are three ways to improve your Bitcoin privacy that you may know, but aren’t exploiting. Using Bitcoin is not anonymous, as most current users already

    Three Easy Ways to Improve Your Bitcoin Privacy & Security

    | 2017/02/12 6:00 am