• Here are the top seven most glaring charts showing that Bitcoin adoption is not only alive and well, but is also accelerating. Bitcoin Refuses To Die If you’re one of many who believes the current financial system will go up in a mushroom cloud, then Bitcoin is the cockroach that can survive the bank apocalypse. Though it’s been pronounced dead over one hundred times by critics, the media and even by former developers, it refuses to go

    Top 7 Charts to Hit the ‘Bitcoin is Dead’ Crowd With

    | 2017/02/01 12:00 pm
  • 2017 will be the year where many more substantial changes happen. These changes will affect the future of cryptocurrencies. Big Changes in 2017 We’ve seen some great developments across the cryptocurrency landscape these past few years. Recent changes have made the cryptocurrency scene even livelier than anticipated. As reported before, more than 2.3 billion people can now shop on Amazon using Bitcoin. New regulations are being put in place by Europol, Interpol and the Basel

    Big Changes in 2017 Will Shape the Future of Cryptocurrencies

    | 2017/01/29 5:00 am
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria has issued a public notice in which caution is advised with regards to ‘cryptocurrency’ investments. WARNING: Cryptocurrencies Ahead The Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria has issued a warning regarding investing in Bitcoin, Swisscoin, and Onecoin. The public notice seeks to alert the public regarding the risk posed by cryptocurrencies following solicitations of the public to invest. The notice reads: The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Clueless? Nigeria’s SEC Says Bitcoin, OneCoin Pose Equal Risk

    | 2017/01/14 9:00 am
  • Finding a Bitcoin affiliate program is rare. Finding one that promotes the global use of Bitcoin even more so. Finding one that pays out full Bitcoins to members is Bitcoin-buying service Paxful, as they launch their new 30-day program. Leveraging Affiliate Programs to Spread Bitcoin Bitcoin is still a hidden secret to many around the world, and I have long held that creating affiliate programs is a proven method to increase mainstream adoption quickly. If

    Paxful Announces New Affiliate Program That Gives Away Full Bitcoins

    | 2017/01/11 3:00 pm
  • The first recorded Bitcoin transaction between the US and Cuba occurred as late as mid-2015. However, a recent social experiment shows that Bitcoin is a lot more popular in Cuba and some regular Cubans already know how to use it. The Bitcoin Cuban Experiment On January 5th 2017, the Canadian Twitter personality known as @mikeinspace tweeted a video called “The Bitcoin Cuban Experiment“.  Whilst in Cuba, Mike wrote down the private key for a Bitcoin

    Cubans Know Bitcoin More Than You Think, Social Experiment Finds

    | 2017/01/08 1:00 pm
  • The movie, titled “Banking on Bitcoin” has been released on January 6, 2017, in select theaters across the United States. It’s also available on VOD for those who can’t make it to the theaters. Banking on Bitcoin, The Movie Bitcoin is one of the most spoken about financial assets of this year. As the cryptocurrency’ price continues to soar, Gravitas Ventures takes moviegoers to a trip through the cryptocurrency’s timeline with its upcoming feature film. Banking

    Banking on Bitcoin: A Movie About Bitcoin, Its Past & Future

    | 2017/01/08 3:00 am
  • With over 80,000 companies already accepting Bitcoin payments as of 2014 and that number rapidly growing, business owners can no longer afford to ignore the world’s most popular decentralized currency. So let’s check out six reasons why accepting the virtual currency is a great idea. [Note: This article was submitted by a guest author] Multiple Reasons to Accept Bitcoin Around the world, forward-thinking merchants from small shops to large corporations are joining the Bitcoin trend,

    6 Reasons Your Business Should Be Accepting Bitcoin

    | 2017/01/07 3:00 am
  • Bitcoin is eight years old today, an incredible milestone in the money experiment known as Bitcoin and its long and arduous journey from ‘nerd money’ to smart money! Money ‘Experiment’ Known as Bitcoin Still Alive Bitcoin’s blockchain has been growing ever since January 3, 2009 at 2:15PM EST, when the genesis block was created. In layman’s terms, Bitcoin is celebrating its eighth birthday today and it is currently wearing its $1,000 suit! A cause, not only to

    Bitcoin Turns 8: World’s First Decentralized Money ‘Experiment’

    | 2017/01/03 11:30 am
  • Christmas is once again around the corner (metaphorically speaking at least, as time isn’t actually endowed with too many corners), and you may be considering giving loved ones the gift of Bitcoin. But what is the best way to do it, and should you really be doing it at all? Not Just For Christmas: A Bitcoin Is For Life As a Bitcoin enthusiast, you probably love spreading the word, and what better way than to force coerce those you care about

    4 Ways to Give Bitcoin: The Christmas Gift That Will Keep On Giving

    | 2016/12/17 5:00 am
  • If you are reading this then you probably already know plenty about Bitcoin. But here are ten bite-sized facts that you can drop into conversation, to pique the interest of and impress non-crypto-savvy friends. Top 10 Amazing Bitcoin Facts 10. Nobody knows who invented it. Well somebody does, but they’re not telling Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? Despite conjecture, investigations, spurious claims, junk, bunkum and hearsay, the identity of Bitcoin’s creator remains a mystery… or at least unconfirmed. And there’s

    10 Bitcoin Facts to Wow Your Friends

    | 2016/12/11 2:00 am
  • ESMT University in Berlin has become the first German university to accept bitcoin as payment for tuition and more. Also read: VIETNAM PLANS TO REGULATE BITCOIN AS CURRENT LAWS ‘FALL SHORT’ ESMT Berlin: First German University to Accept Bitcoin The European School of Management and Technology in Berlin has become the first German university to accept virtual currency Bitcoin as a means of payment for tuition, particularly its degree and executive education programs. “Bitcoins can

    ESMT Berlin Becomes First German University to Accept Bitcoin

    | 2016/12/06 5:00 am
  • Have you ever found yourself explaining cryptocurrency to someone who knows little or nothing about it? When you know a lot about a topic, it can be difficult to describe it to those with much less base knowledge than yourself. Check out these four mistakes you might be making, and how to fix them to achieve a better understanding from those you converse with. Also read: Flavours Place — Buy Coffee, Tea Right From the

    Do You Make These 4 Mistakes When Explaining Cryptocurrency to Newcomers?

    | 2016/07/14 5:00 am
  • For the longest time, there has been a shift in though from Bitcoin to blockchain in the financial world. The increasing Bitcoin hype poses one interesting question: what is blockchain? Cambridge University wants to help answer that question. Also read: Exiting The DAO is a 67-Step, 48-Day Ordeal Blockchain Knowledge Is Disappointing Although a lot of financial experts claim the blockchain will solve all of the problems, they have a hard time actually explaining the technology. Some people

    Cambridge University Acknowledges Need For Blockchain Education

    | 2016/06/21 5:00 am
  • There’s never been a whirlwind of politics surrounding an open source project on the scale that we see with Bitcoin. Alternative implementations are considered controversial on principle, and Core devs can’t propose a bug fix without being accused of manipulation on behalf of outside interests. However, BSD, another popular open source project, doesn’t seem to have these problems. Why not?  Also read: Ethereum Node Growth Explodes on “Homestead” Release At the same time, though, we’ve

    Bitcoin Devs Could Learn a Lot from BSD

    | 2016/03/06 6:00 am
  • 5 March 2016 – Finding up-to-date academic information and analyses on Bitcoin and the surrounding technologies has been notoriously difficult, as the general population has had to wait for them to trickle down through the press and social media. If you’re doing Bitcoin secondary research, or just want some sources of general information that haven’t filtered and paired down through the media, look no further than CABRA: the Comprehensive Academic Bitcoin Research Archive. Read Also:

    CABRA compiles a Wealth of Primary Academic Bitcoin Research & Info

    | 2016/03/05 2:13 pm
  • Blockchain technology has a reaffirmed ally in the Hong Kong government. In the recent 2016 Hong Kong budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang spoke on many subjects close to the hearts of the Asian monetary center, including blockchain technology and the recent Mong Kong protest.  While the budget plan makes no explicit mention of Bitcoin, the vast majority of extant “blockchain technology” companies that are domiciled in Hong Kong work with the Bitcoin blockchain. The

    Hong Kong to “Explore the Application of Blockchain Technology in the Financial Services Industry”

    | 2016/02/25 7:00 am
  • Tokken (pronounced Token, or Tokin’) is a new Bitcoin company that is targeting the marijuana industry’s inability to get bank accounts. Tokken was founded by Lamine Zarrad, a veteran of the financial regulation industry. Namely, Zarrad has worked for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which regulates and supervises the country’s thousands of banks and savings associations. With the recent promises that the Department of Justice will finally leave legal marijuana companies

    Tokken Puts the Legal Marijuana Industry on the Immutable Bitcoin Blockchain

    | 2016/02/16 9:56 pm
  • Manifold Technology is positioning itself to capitalize on the inevitable blockchain database industry. As Bitcoin’s blockchain technology continues to gain mainstream recognition from the very businesses that previously shunned it, large institutions still struggle to decide what to do with the blockchain. All they know is that this new technology is supposedly more secure, and they want to learn more about it.  Also read: Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed Manifold Technology was founded

    Manifold Technology CEO Chris Finan: “Blockchain Is Inherently a Security Technology”

    | 2016/02/15 12:00 pm
  • January 30, 2016 – Gavin Andresen, former head Bitcoin Core maintainer, posted a short treatise on the issue of consensus infighting among the Bitcoin implementations on the Svbtle writing network. The squabbling between the different dev teams has caused a deal of speculation and nervousness about the future of Bitcoin, but Andresen sees the issue a bit differently. Also Read: Bitcoin Network Reaches 1 EH/s For First Time Andresen: The Worst Case Isn’t That Bad

    Bitcoin In-Fighting Doesn’t Matter: Gavin Andresen Weighs in

    | 2016/01/30 4:24 am
  • Stanford has just introduced a brand new lab course focused on “Bitcoin Engineering,” meant to teach students more about bitcoin, and how to build Bitcoin-enabled applications Also read: Gem Leads 2016 Blockchain Investment with $7.1 Million in Series A Funding Stanford students to learn Bitcoin Engineering To get a background in the digital currency, those interested in the course will start off with a two-week introduction to Bitcoin, and Bitcoin computing. Once this is done, students

    Stanford University Introduces Bitcoin Engineering course

    | 2016/01/07 8:00 am
  • Moe Levin, the organizer of The North American Bitcoin Conference, has set up an excellent lineup of speakers and presenters for the 2016 show. This year, people like Patrick Byrne, Tone Vays, Bobby Lee, Jerry Brito and others will highlight a packed conference.  Also Read: Coinbase Tests Bitcoin XT, Gets Removed From Bitcoin.org The 2016 conference will take place between January 21 and 22. The North American Bitcoin Conference is one of the largest events

    Moe Levin on TNABC Miami 2016, Patrick Byrne Speaking This Year

    | 2015/12/30 9:00 am
  • An Application Programmable Interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. The API specifies how software components should interact. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together. There are many different types of APIs for operating systems, applications or for websites. Windows, for example, has many API sets that are used by system hardware and

    The Bitcoin Powered API

    | 2015/12/23 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist chatted with a good friend of ours this past weekend. Daniel Krawisz an activist and prominent voice in the digital currency space who once drew some cool comics here at our publication. As well as being a talented artist, Krawisz is the Director of Research at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. He’s also a great speaker and was recently a guest at the recent Bitcoin Investor Conference in Las Vegas, the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and many

    Daniel Krawisz: Bitcoin Skeptics Have Pretty Terrible Arguments

    | 2015/12/15 8:00 am