• 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
  • Coinify, the company that allows merchants to accept Bitcoin payments in next-day settlements, has entered into a partnership with PensoPay. PensoPay a service that enables free, instant settlements in a fraud-free and chargeback free Bitcoin payment environment.As a result of this partnership, PensoPay has become a Coinify Certified PSP Partner.  Also Read: vibist In a press release, Coinify, announced, “Effective as of March 15, 2015, the agreement entitles PensoPay the right to promote, advertise, and sell the

    Coinify Signs PSP Partner Agreement with PensoPay, Helps Merchants Accept Bitcoin Payments

    | 2015/04/18 7:00 pm
  • The Ghent Bitcoincity event is almost here, and the time has come to give one last overview of what the organizers have in store for us tomorrow. At this point in time, we know there will be two walking routes to choose from, both of which will take you past the biggest retailers. It will undoubtedly be a fun day with lots of like-minded people to put Belgium on the global Bitcoin map. Also read: Inside

    Belgium Prepares for Ghent Bitcoincity

    | 2015/04/18 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin has been caught in the crosshairs of many politicians around the globe, which can be both a curse and a blessing at the same time. Some politicians will openly embrace Bitcoin – or at least as long as it fits their agenda – while others will call Bitcoin “a financial instrument that should be avoided at any cost.” Whether you are into politics or not, the upcoming presidential elections in the United States could

    New York’s BitLicense Faces Competition From Rand Paul Event

    | 2015/04/17 11:45 pm
  • First Global Credit, the world’s first Finance Company 100% focused on digital currency products, has appointed Jon Matonis as a Non-Executive Director. Announcing the appointment, Gavin Smith, Chief Executive and Founding Director of First Global Credit said that he is delighted to welcome Jon to the Board. Also read: Deutsche Banker Starts New Bitcoin Exchange in Brazil Gavin Smith said, “We have found we share a mutual vision for both the future of Bitcoin and

    First Global Credit Appoints Jon Matonis Non-Executive Director

    | 2015/04/16 8:00 am
  • Inside Bitcoins New York will be held in NYC on April 27-29, 2015. The largest event of its kind, Inside Bitcoins promotes and explores blockchain technology and is attended by the most influential names in the digital currency industry. The speakers of the upcoming event will provide insights on bitcoin technology and offer their own unique perspectives on the most pressing bitcoin topics. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins Berlin 2015 – Video Broadcast Sarah Martin to Speak on

    Inside Bitcoins New York: Sarah Martin to Speak on Day 3

    | 2015/04/15 7:00 pm
  • This week on the Bitcoin Taxes series, we will be discussing a quality service that connects professionals in the world of digital currency with clients that have specific needs. The Digital Currency Council (DCC), is a great organization for professionals looking to specialize in a certain area of digital currency and for clients that are seeking specific advice. While it’s probably too late for using the service for reporting this year’s taxable income and capital

    Bitcoin Taxes: The Professionals, The Digital Currency Council

    | 2015/04/14 8:00 am
  • Bitlanders is a new social network that pays people for their content. With bitLanders, users that post blogs, videos, images, and share the best content will have an extra income paid by the social platform. Also read: BitLanders: A Social Network That Pays You in Bitcoin Last week, Bitcoinist published an article review of this social network. This week, we decided have a conversation with the bitLanders Co-Founder and CEO, Francesco Rully.   Where did you get the

    Interview with Bitlanders CEO Francesco Rulli

    | 2015/04/11 7:00 pm
  • Kaspersky Labs and INTERPOL have presented research in which they show how blockchain-based cryptocurrencies can potentially be abused with arbitrary data that can be disseminated through its public decentralized databases. Also Read: DBS Blockchain Hackathon These two entities addressed the issue at the BlackHat Asia conference in Singapore. They successfully demonstrated how arbitrary data can be injected into a digital currency decentralized database simply by using an exploit code that opens a notepad enabling corrupted

    Kaspersky and INTERPOL Say Blockchain is Vulnerable

    | 2015/04/11 1:00 pm
  • A micropayment is a type of payment that uses relatively small amounts of money to purchase every day items, such as food and drink. Now that bitcoin’s user base is growing, it may end up being the “missing link” that makes micropayments a viable option for everyone. Also Read: Thoughts on Bitcoin Blocksize Economics. The micro-payment idea originated with banks in the early 90’s. It was a pretty solid idea; load around 150 dollars on a card to

    Is Bitcoin The Future of Micropayments?

    | 2015/04/10 7:00 pm
  • One of the things we all want to know more about is how Bitcoin is faring in various countries around the world. With most of the Bitcoin-related efforts focusing on the US and Canada, the rest of the world seems to be neglected at times. But that doesn’t mean Bitcoin isn’t thriving around the world, as a recent interim survey report from BitcoinsInIreland tells us. Also Read: News Bits on: Rakuten will accept bitcoin,BIT,Bitcoin Nanosatellites

    International Bitcoin Survey Shows Interesting Trends

    | 2015/04/10 8:00 am
  • The two previous articles (part one and part two) in this series covered the basic mechanics of the blockchain and the largest problem the blockchain currently faces. Now, I will move on to the future of the blockchain. In the last part, I talked about a method of storing and time stamping any document on the blockchain through a fairly simple method. This method allows users to back legal claims using blockchain technology, all for about four

    All About: The Blockchain Part Three

    | 2015/04/08 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin technology is all about coming up with new and creative ways to unlock the technology driving this ideology. Over the past few years, we have seen many unique Bitcoin applications, most of which were developed during a hackathon. As a result of that success, Coinbase will be hosting BitHack V2, a six-week hackathon challenging developers to push Bitcoin to limits they never knew existed. Also Read: Coinbase Exchange Passes Bitstamp and BTC-e in Trading

    Coinbase Announces Bitcoin Hackathon BitHack V2

    | 2015/04/07 10:40 pm
  • Stablecoins are a new idea that is being advanced by some people in the cryptocurrency community. A stablecoin is a digital currency with a flexible supply. The idea behind such a coin is simple: we create a cryptocurrency that uses some kind of metric to track demand for the coin, which will trigger an automatic increase or decrease in the coin’s supply. This is supposed to keep the purchasing power of the currency stable —

    The Economics of Stablecoins

    | 2015/04/03 8:00 pm
  • In part one of our series on the blockchain, I explained the importance of the blockchain and explained its basic mechanics. In this article, I will cover the future of the blockchain and the untapped potential that it has. 2015 is most likely the year of expanded blockchain capabilities. The blockchain has far more uses than just recording transactions, which I will cover the second half of this article. Before talking about the future of the blockchain, it is important to address

    All About: The Blockchain Part Two

    | 2015/04/02 8:00 am