• Making Bitcoin more convenient for the everyday consumer is not an easy task to accomplish. In order to adhere to Bitcoin’s true decentralized nature, there should be no need to rely on third-party services whatsoever. That being said, most of the Bitcoin accessibility tools are created by third parties, which is not a bad thing for now. Nocks is one of those tools that aim to make life in the world of Bitcoin and digital

    Nocks Offers Multiple Tools To Make Bitcoin Payments Easier

    | 2015/07/23 4:00 pm
  • Hardware Bitcoin wallets are the next evolutionary step on the way of keeping BTC in safe and secure location. Considering most hardware wallets are pocket-sized, they have become increasingly convenient to carry around, and require no internet connection to use properly. One of the world’s leading hardware Bitcoin wallet manufacturers, Trezor, has gained the lion’s share of the market. But there is a new Trezor spinoff that will attempt to take that crown. Also read:

    KeepKey – A Hardware Bitcoin Wallet With OLED Screen and Trezor Compatibility

    | 2015/07/23 12:00 pm
  • The world of technology is filled with major innovations and huge surprises. Starbucks, one of the world’s leading brands as far as coffee-on-the-go is concerned, has unveiled a new feature for their mobile application. Not only will customers be able to use the app for purchases in-store, but they will also receive a “daily briefing” by The New York Times. Also read: Fold Brings Bitcoin to Hong Kong Starbucks Branches Starbucks And The Digital News

    Starbucks Loyalty App Users To Receive Free New York Times Headlines, Bitcoin Payments Next?

    | 2015/07/22 8:50 am
  • The business of commerce has become an increasingly difficult hurdle to overcome for most companies. Having just a physical presence alone is no longer sufficient, as customers want to check out your catalog online and compare prices with other platforms. But how do you go about establishing a powerful online presence for your brand? The only way forward is aiming for the stars and creating a global platform, with global payment methods. Also read: Smartphones

    Becoming A Global E-Commerce Player Will Require Universal Payment Methods Like Bitcoin

    | 2015/07/21 10:30 am
  • While Various governments around the world are trying to invade user privacy on an even bigger scale,  VPN provider CyberGhost is taking a different approach. Creating a pro-privacy boot camp to find a helping hand in the form of tech startups working on privacy tools seems to be the way forward. Also read: Bitcoin is Not Anonymous and Lacks Privacy Cyberghost: Taking Back User Privacy In Europe Cyberghost, mostly known for their VPN services, has

    VPN Provider Cyberghost Launches Pro-Privacy Initative, Refers to Bitcoin

    | 2015/07/21 6:56 am
  • More and more Bitcoin-inspired services are popping up all over the Internet. Blockchain technology and strong encryption standards allow developers to come up with new and creative ways to protect services we use in our daily lives. Passphrase.io is a new zero-knowledge notepad-like service that can be accessed at any time from any device, by using a passphrase. Also Read: Symbiont Develops Smart Security for Financial Institutions Passphrase.io – A Social Experiment With Lots of

    Passphrase.io Uses Bitcoin-level Encryption To Create A Safe Online Notepad Service

    | 2015/07/20 3:00 pm
  • Cybersecurity is a booming business, as there have been numerous attacks and threats against Internet services in recent years. Even in the Bitcoin world, there is a constant threat to various services by hackers looking for a way to score some easy money. As a result, there is an increase in cybersecurity startups, and some of them are seeing a major success once they IPO. Also read: Symbiont Develops Smart Security for Financial Institutions Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity Is A Hot Market, Bitcoin Businesses to Benefit From New Solutions

    | 2015/07/20 8:00 am
  • The recent media storm about Hacking Team has shed light on some things most people would have rather never known. And despite all of the negative parts, there are major companies still showing a legitimate interest in hacking Team and what they can bring to the table. Building more drones to inject spyware through Wi-Fi networks is just one of the many possibilities. Also read: Hacking Team Collective Gets Exposed Due To Non-Decentralized Servers Boeing

    Installing Spyware With Drones Could Lead to Linking People To a Bitcoin Address

    | 2015/07/19 10:08 am
  • In our Bitcoin Breaking News Brief article yesterday, it was mentioned how the ProxyHam Box will not be revealed after all. As sad as the news was to some privacy enthusiasts, there are quite a lot of alternatives available. In fact, most of these devices can be constructed by the end users themselves, with a little hands-on mentality. Also read: ProxyHam Box, A Privacy Protection Tool That Will Never See The Light of Day ProxyGambit

    Remotely Proxied Internet Connectivity To Boost Bitcoin Adoption in Oppressive Nations?

    | 2015/07/19 8:00 am
  • Decentralized and so-called on-demand services are facing a lot of uphill struggles these days. Not just due to the legal and regulatory considerations, but there is one major topic of debate that has not changed since day one. Is an on-demand contract an employee, a self-employed person, or should they be categorized differently? By the look of things, that last option seems to be the best choice for now. Also read: Bitcoin: The End of

    Decentralized Services Responsible for On-demand Worker Class Creation?

    | 2015/07/18 7:43 am
  • If there was ever a time when it became clear the current system is failing and things need to change, it would be right now. A government IT official used fake degrees to run US law enforcement data systems for years and was only found out a few days ago. Screening processes are not doing a thorough enough job it seems. Also read: Chicago Bitcoin Center Launches at 1871 as Chicago’s First Bitcoin Incubator Educational

    Educational Credential Fraud Lands Government IT Official A Job Without Proper Degree

    | 2015/07/17 9:04 am
  • Security over the Internet is a topic of great concern among industry experts, as it looks like we are on the brink of facing a massive threat. As much as one-third of the world’s encrypted Web connectivity suffers from a fatal flaw, which could be exploited any day now. Additionally, the same type of attack can be used to break into certain types of wireless networks. Also read: Trestor Foundation Provides A Solution For Greece

    HTTPS/TLS RC4 Vulnerability Serious Threat to Bitcoin Platforms

    | 2015/07/17 8:00 am
  • Social media is a new type of technology that revolutionizes our everyday lives. Whether we want to stay in touch with friends or families, read the latest news, or simply share what we love and do with the world, social media is there to help. And even though there are some privacy concerns regarding social media, most people still use this centralized type of service for lots of reasons. Also read: Twitter Wants Your Date

    Social Media Plays Pivotal Role in Bitcoin Media Consumption

    | 2015/07/16 12:00 pm
  • The Digital Currency Council (DCC) supports the development of best-in-class professional practices in the digital currency economy through training, certification, as well as connectivity with peers and prospective clients, has entered into a partnership with the Chamber of Digital Commerce (“Chamber”) to strengthen the advocacy and education efforts for the digital asset and digital currency industry. Also Read: Chamber of Digital Commerce Launches New Site, Announces Advisory Board The DCC, which has members from leading professionals

    Chamber of Digital Commerce and DCC Partner to Promote Digital Currencies

    | 2015/07/16 9:00 am
  • Ever since the Internet became a mainstream tool, one of the main concerns has been how users would be able to get content through illegal means. Piracy is a daily occurrence in the Internet world, regardless of whether the media in question is a book, tv show, movie, or audio track. The Authors Guild is calling for a major revamp of the copyright law to help combat this perceived problem. Also read: New Australian Law Attacks

    How the Blockchain Can Help Authors Guild Fight Piracy

    | 2015/07/15 7:00 pm
  • [ezcol_1quarter]★★★/5 Director: Torsten Hoffmann, Micheal Watchulonis Documentary Running Time: 60 minutes [/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]The subject of money is undoubtedly a source of enigmatic confusion. Many people have covered it, from economic professors, to bloggers and authors; even Ira Glass on NPR. But Bitcoin continues to feed confusion over what it is, how it got here, and whether or not it could change money in our lifetime. Director Torsten Hoffmann breaks out into the world of money with his

    Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It (2015) Film Review

    | 2015/07/15 1:00 am
  • August would have been a very exciting month for technology enthusiasts around the world. A security researcher, by the name of Ben Caudill, had set the date and time to unveil his privacy device that would allegedly mask the physical location of Internet users. But for some reason, that unveiling has been scheduled, which is cause for concern and consternation around the world. Also read: Dutch Government Officials to Change Privacy Laws With Bulk Online

    ProxyHam Box, A Privacy Protection Tool That Will Never See The Light of Day

    | 2015/07/14 9:17 am
  • Decentralization of everyday aspects of our society is upon us, and as you would come to expect, government officials are not too keen on giving up their control and power. Airbnb is one of the most interesting projects in recent years, as it allows citizens to rent out their home for a short time to people looking for a place to stay. Also read: Tim Draper-Backed DataWallet Pays Users To Sell Personal Info To Advertisers

    San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors Wants to Centralize Airbnb And The Decentralized Economy

    | 2015/07/13 7:02 am
  • The Chicago Bitcoin Center is launching at 1871, Chicago, sponsored by a group of Chicago-based technology entrepreneurs and investors. The Center will act as a Bitcoin incubator, the result of a pioneer effort from prominent entrepreneur who claim that the Center will serve as Chicago’s key resource and center of gravity for blockchain-based technologies. Also read: Bitcoin Center NYC Launches a Startup Incubator Jonathan Solomon, the first executive director of the Chicago Bitcoin Center, says that he

    Chicago Bitcoin Center Launches at 1871 as Chicago’s First Bitcoin Incubator

    | 2015/07/11 2:00 pm
  • Even though most of use several social media platforms n a daily basis, hardly anyone thinks about the possible consequences and implications this has. Sharing personal information with a social media platform may sound like a great idea, but it hardly ever is. And now Twitter wants to actively know your date of birth for rather obvious reasons. Also read: Dutch Government Officials To Change Privacy Laws With Bulk Online Surveillance>/em> Animated Balloons And Ads,

    Twitter Wants Your Date of Birth For Targeted Ads, Time For Decentralized Social Networks?

    | 2015/07/07 3:50 pm
  • Politics dominates much of the Bitcoin vs. gold debate. Bitcoin enthusiasts often speculate on how the digital currency can undermine the state, fostering individual economic liberty for society at large. On the other hand, Bitcoin skeptics worry about the currency enabling their political enemies to gain a financial advantage. For example, Bitcoin-friendly political candidates can draw in single-interest voters from all demographics — from both the left and right — by taking a strong and

    Is Bitcoin Better Than Gold? Part Four: Politics

    | 2015/07/07 8:00 am
  • [ezcol_1quarter]★★★/5 Director: Tomer Kantor Online, Documentary Running Time: 52 minutes[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]At the moment, US politicians are lining up in droves to seek the coveted  Presidential seat in the White House, and yet public faith in government institutions are at the lowest in decades. In an attempt to revive citizen participation, many candidates are slapping on new faces, new words, and new labels like ‘restore,’ ‘defend’ or ‘grassroots.’ But despite their tries to enfranchise a disenchanted

    Ulterior States (2015) Film Review

    | 2015/07/03 2:00 pm
  • Crowdfunding platforms is one key area where Bitcoin has not yet been able to break much ground, even though there are local initiatives such as BitFlyer’s platform. Now that major electronics company Sony has announced their Japanese crowdfunding platform, things might be picking up for Bitflyer and Bitcoin as well. Also read: Kraken Aims to Take Mt. Gox’s Place in japan Sony Launches “First Flight” Crowdfunding Platform It is no secret that Sony has been

    Sony’s First Flight Crowdfunding Platform Targets Japanese Market, Bitcoin Boost Imminent?

    | 2015/07/01 3:44 pm