• There are multiple ways to promote Bitcoin and digital currency to a mainstream audience, but not all of those methods will have the desired effect. A group calling themselves “Wet T-Shirt Girls” on Youtube, have recently uploaded a new video in an attempt to raise Bitcoin awareness in a rather strange way. Also read: Bitcoin Donations to Finnish Pirate Party Skyrocket Two Women & Mr. Anonymous Promoting Bitcoin by using girls – or in this case,

    Bitcoin Promotional Videos By Wet T-Shirt Girls

    | 2015/06/04 4:47 pm
  • Trust is a component in both gold currency and Bitcoin, although working in two fundamentally different ways. With gold, trust is almost always required, be it in mining, minting, or banking. On the other hand, with Bitcoin, mandatory trust only enters the equation with a centralized mining network. All other trust requirements with Bitcoin occur when an individual voluntarily gives a company or other person control over his or her coins. Also read: Is Bitcoin Better

    Is Bitcoin Better Than Gold? Part Two: Trust

    | 2015/06/04 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is often advertised as an anonymous digital currency that offers a high level of user privacy. People can hide their identities behind a wallet address, and generate additional addresses if needed. But is Bitcoin as anonymous and privacy-centric as uneducated people assume? The answers might surprise you. Also Read: All About: The Blockchain Part Six Anonymity vs. Pseudonymity Right now, there is a decent level of customer privacy in business. But it only exists

    Bitcoin is Not Anonymous and Lacks Privacy

    | 2015/06/04 8:00 am
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) has launched its newly updated website, which includes an automated online membership portal, as well as the announcement of the advisory board and prominent member companies. Among these member companies is MecklerMedia, one of the leading producers of global trade shows featuring Bitcoin, 3D printing, and robotics. MecklerMedia has multiple global events on various topics coming up in the following months. Through the new portal and ease of membership, the CDC

    Chamber of Digital Commerce Launches New Site, Announces Advisory Board

    | 2015/06/03 8:00 am
  • Earlier today, I had the chance to speak with several merchants accepting Bitcoin payments for a while now. My main concern was whether or Bitcoin is being used by customers on a regular basis, and if so, whether or not there were any noticeable trends occurring. I did learn one thing though, Bitcoin is fine in terms of supporting merchants but needs to convince everyday users to work with digital currency. Also read: Ghent Bitcoincity:

    Bitcoin Usage Low Due To Disinterest From Consumers (Op-Ed)

    | 2015/05/29 7:00 pm
  • In recent weeks, we have seen an increased level of interest in Bitcoin in South American countries, such as Argentina. Is this the beginning of a Bitcoin boom in South America, or should we be more realistic? Also read: Chip Chap Lets You Buy Bitcoin From 5,000 Major Retailers South American Governments Wary of Bitcoin South American countries are notorious for their history financial instability. Not only are most countries plagued with hyper-inflationary local currencies such as

    Bitcoin in South America: Progress in the Face of Criticism

    | 2015/05/20 3:00 pm
  • Imagine a digital form of identity and access control that can replace passwords, forms of physical identification like passports and driver’s licenses and how this can bring about a lot of changes. This has now been made possible as blockchain startup Onename has launched its new product Passcard. Also read: “Indestructable” Cryptosteel Wallet Gets a Redesign Passcard uses a blockchain-tied profile to create a secure and “trustless” identity and according to the company, is a

    Blockchain Startup Onename Launches Passcard

    | 2015/05/16 8:00 am
  • Social messaging applications are playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, as we want to be in contact with the rest of the world at any given time. Most everyday consumers have a few different messaging apps on their devices. This growing prevalence of social messaging could be beneficial for Bitcoin adoption. SendChat wants to capitalize on this potential, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make its app available for both iOS and Android users. Also read:

    SendChat Crowdfunding Campaign Goes Live on BlockTrust

    | 2015/05/15 8:00 am
  • Over the past several days, the debate over increasing the Bitcoin block size limit has been rekindled. Gavin Andresen, the most prominent Core developer, restarted the debate in a blog post announcing his intention to respond to each substantial argument that opposed raising the limit. Staying true to his word, Andresen proceeded to publish a slew of posts addressing several different arguments against raising the limit. This series of articles sparked yet another community-wide discussion

    Should We Raise the Bitcoin Block Size Limit?

    | 2015/05/13 7:00 pm
  • Getting digital currency integrated in our everyday lives is one hurdle we need to overcome as a community. But, on the other hand, we also need to show there is a definite demand for Bitcoin usage in everyday situations, such as buying food, using public transport, etc. Travellers on ACTION buses in Canberra, Australia had the option of using Bitcoin payments through a third-party application called MyBus 2.0. Unfortunately, due to the lack of interest

    MyBus 2.0 In Australia Deems Bitcoin Experiment a Failure

    | 2015/05/13 8:00 am
  • The world of Bitcoin and digital currency is plagued by regulatory uncertainty across the globe. Several countries are debating on how they should regulate Bitcoin, while other countries are focusing on taxing digital currency. In the United States, regulation depends on which state your business operates in. But the American Bar Association may change all of that in the near future. Also read: Bitcoin Regulation Is Still Far Away For America The Current State of Bitcoin

    American Bar Association to Host Event on Bitcoin Regulation

    | 2015/05/11 3:00 pm
  • Sfards, a Bitcoin mining company that uses advanced semiconductor technology to develop the future of Bitcoin mining chips, is organizing a contest for the most creative miner designers from May 11 to 17. Prizes include one bitcoin for the winner, as well as consolation prizes for the other participants. Disclaimer: This article was written with information provided by Sfards. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Sfards and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Though the company

    Sfards to Host Contest For Creative Miner Designers

    | 2015/05/11 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • In order to make Bitcoin and digital currency more appealing for customers and merchants, we need to create more use cases. And as the number of use cases grows, word gets out about how useful Bitcoin is a payment method. On top of that, merchants can reduce costs without being exposed to Bitcoin price volatility. But how do we go about creating more use cases for everyday consumers? Also read: Belgium Prepares for Ghent Bitcoincity

    Ghent Bitcoincity: Creating Bitcoin Use Cases

    | 2015/05/05 7:00 pm
  • FreeBitcoins received $150,000 USD from a single investor during the first day of its crowdfunding campaign, which is 30% of the total $500k it is seeking. It claims that it is the fastest growing company in the history of Bitcoin, receiving 0 to 150,000 users in less than 30 days. Additionally, FreeBitcoins has already secured advertising partnerships with the largest Bitcoin companies. Also read: FreeBitcoins: Free Bitcoin for 1 Million People! The company claims to

    FreeBitcoins Receives $150k from a Single Investor

    | 2015/05/03 4:00 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
  • Off Chain Bitcoin transactions are a highly useful innovation for Bitcoin. In such a transaction, a claim on an amount of bitcoin is sent from one person to another. No actual bitcoin gets exchanged, and the transaction is not recorded on the blockchain These kinds of transactions are beneficial because they can be made instantly, without waiting for miner confirmations, and without paying miner fees. Because of these characteristics, off chain transactions can make for

    OP-ED: Beware of Off Chain Bitcoin Transactions

    | 2015/04/29 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • David Berger, founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Council (DCC), will speak at Inside Bitcoins New York on April 29, 2015, Day 3 of the event. David shares some insights into the event and speaks on behalf of the company’s continuing education partnership with Inside Bitcoins. Also Read: Interview: David Berger, Digital Currency Council (DCC) President At Inside Bitcoins New York, David Berger will speak in two separate sessions. His first session is titled, “The Pros and Cons

    David Berger of DCC Slated to Speak at Inside Bitcoins NY

    | 2015/04/26 3:00 pm
  • Inside Bitcoins New York will host Barry Silbert as a speaker on Day 3 of the event in a moderated “Fireside Chat”. Barry Silbert will discuss bitcoin investing, and the latest trends, changes, technologies, and companies currently shaping bitcoin. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins New York: Sarah Martin to Speak on Day 3 Barry Silbert: Bitcoin Pioneer Barry Silbert has been a key leader in the rising bitcoin industry, even being selected in Fortune’s “40 under 40” in

    Barry Silbert to Speak at Inside Bitcoins New York

    | 2015/04/25 3:00 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
  • 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 Chamber of Digital Commerce will host an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currency in New York City on April 30 – May 1, 2015. On May 2, a separate AML Program Drafting Workshop will be held as well. The bootcamp and workshop are meant to provide education on AML and OFAC compliance specifically for bankers and professionals in the digital currency industry. Also Read: Oliver Janssens and the Bitcoin Foundation’s Woes The Chamber

    Chamber of Digital Commerce to Host AML Compliance Bootcamp

    | 2015/04/19 8:00 am