• 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
  • This case-study will focus on Bitcoin’s rise in Nigeria. It was partially inspired by a question from Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal about what benefits does Bitcoin bring to people living amid a currency crisis.   Economies with Currency Black Markets There is a currency crisis in the Nigerian economy, and using Bitcoin remittances offers real, measurable financial benefits to its population of 173 million. In the event that President Trump blocks remittances from the US to Mexico (which is a form of capital control

    Nigeria: An In-Depth Look at Using Bitcoin in a Currency Crisis

    | 2017/02/02 11:00 am
  • 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