• Most people consider both gold currency and Bitcoin to be deflationary currencies, given their fixed supplies. In the long run, this assumption mostly is true; once all the gold and Bitcoin has been mined, their supplies cannot be expanded to keep track with demand. As a result, prices will gradually fall as the fixed supplies of the two currencies become more valuable. However, during the short run, both currencies are capable of growing in supply

    Is Bitcoin Better than Gold? Part Three: Inflation

    | 2015/06/25 6:00 pm
  • Africa arguably has the most to gain from Bitcoin adoption, as financial inclusion is still a distant dream for the vast majority of the population. Understanding the potential Bitcoin business prospects in Africa, some Bitcoin companies like Igot, Beam, BitPesa, and BitX have set up shop in the continent. BitHub is the latest entrant, which is promising to help Bitcoin startups in the continent. Also read: The Crypto Show Hosting Ross Ulbricht Appeal Fundraiser Based

    BitHub Aims to Take South African Bitcoin Scene to a New Level

    | 2015/06/22 7:00 pm
  • Keynote2015 is a new FinTech conference that aims to spread knowledge about Bitcoin in Los Angeles, California. This conference focuses around Bitcoin, the blockchain, and the benefits these two technologies can bring to the financial sector. Keynote2015 will take place on August 3, 2015, at the Park Plaza Hotel in LA.  Also read: Trestor Partners with Cameroon for New Currency Ecosystem The Keynote team firmly believes that the blockchain is big news for the finance industry.

    Keynote2015: ‘Redefining Financial Technology’

    | 2015/06/22 9:00 am
  • Promoting Bitcoin and digital currency can take many forms, but one of the easiest ways of doing so is by wearing crypto-related clothing. Pro Crypto is a brand new digital currency clothing manufacturer who is trying to make a name for themselves while pushing digital currency adoption to new levels. Also read: BTC Outfitters: Bitcoin Clothing Professional Bitcoin Swag When it comes to buying any clothing, the first and foremost important aspect is whether or

    Pro Crypto – Professional Bitcoin Clothing For The Digital Currency Enthusiast

    | 2015/06/21 7:00 pm
  • The world is changing in terms of how content is being distributed, and more importantly, in which we are consuming it. Whereas families used to be huddled in front of one television set just a decade ago, everyone in the house now has their tv. And where you used to go the comic books store for the latest comics, you can now obtain a digital copy from popular platforms such as Comixology. The Decentralization of

    Amazon’s Approach to Comic Book Distribution Resembles Bitcoin Ideology

    | 2015/06/21 4:38 pm
  • One of the things preventing global Bitcoin adoption is the lack of education on what digital currency is, and why it is relevant to the everyday consumer’s situation. But if Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam has a say in the matter, that will change very soon, as they are hosting “A Complete Beginners Guide to Blockchain Technology” next Friday. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins Comes to Chicago Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam Reaches out to University of Amsterdam It goes

    Bitcoin Embassy Amsterdam To Host “Beginners Guide to Blockchain Technology” Event

    | 2015/06/21 12:00 pm
  • One aspect that is slowing down mass Bitcoin adoption is the rather steep learning curve when it comes to understanding the underlying technology. But that same could be said for the technology we already use today, such as encrypted connections over the HTTP protocol (HTTPS). And while that protocol has been around for quite some time, a lot of app developers are struggling to implement it properly. Major Android Apps Vulnerable Dozens of major Android

    Popular Android Apps Vulnerable To HTTPS Bug, More Education on Technology Needed?

    | 2015/06/20 1:55 pm
  • The BitGive Foundation — celebrating its 2nd Anniversary — is asking for donations to fund its mission to demonstrate the social value of Bitcoin to people around the world. To encourage donations, BitGive will hold an online auction on the occasion. Also read: Less Taxes and More Bitcoin Donations with the BitGive Foundation and LibraTax Connie Gallippi, Founder and Executive Director of BitGive, took an early leadership role in Bitcoin philanthropy, founding BitGive in mid-2013. Gallippi aims to

    BitGive Asks for Donations for Bitcoin Community Services

    | 2015/06/20 8:00 am
  • The world of finance is buzzing with all kinds of new payment technologies that are trying to capture the attention of everyday consumers. With multiple countries around the world slowly evolving to a cashless society, banks will exert even more financial control over our daily lives. Unless a drastic new payment system rears its head, that is. Will it be digital currency? It very well may be, but there will be some stiff competition to

    GoCardless Creates Global Direct Debit Network, but Bitcoin Already Has

    | 2015/06/17 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin could prove to be quite attractive to the world of online gaming and eSports. Not just in terms of using BTC for micro-transactions — due to lower fees and instant transactions — but also in terms of raising funds for major tournaments. With Dota 2’s “The International” tournament just a few months away, there is still ample time for Bitcoin companies and community members to help raise additional funds. Also read: HYPER, GoldPieces Sponsor

    How eSports Tournaments Can Spread Bitcoin Awareness

    | 2015/06/16 8:00 am
  • It is no secret that, in this day and age with so many alternative payment methods rearing their heads, traditional financial institutions will have to step up their game. However, some of these institutions – banks, to be more precise – are choosing to stick with their old methods of advertising their services. And sometimes, that happens in an aggressive tone, daring customers to go somewhere else if they see fit. Also read: Are Wall

    Argenta Bank’s Agressive Behavior Can Push Customers to Bitcoin

    | 2015/06/15 3:10 pm
  • BNP Paribas, the second largest bank in the world, will be organizing a financial technology Hackathon in Brussels this weekend. Over the course of two days, various coders and developers will try to come up with innovative and creative solutions linked to one of four different themes. Even though Bitcoin is not officially featured, some of the participating developers may try to implement blockchain technology in their solution. Also read: Coinbase Announces Bitcoin Hackathon BitHack

    BNP Paribas International Hackathon Starting This Weekend

    | 2015/06/10 3:36 pm
  • Bitcoin businesses have been getting a lot of attention in recent months. Some of that new attention can be attributed to massive VC funding flowing into the world of digital currency. If this trend continues, the Bitcoin industry will surpass the $1 billion USD mark in VC funding will be passed before the end of the year. Also read: CleverCoin Incubated by Boost VC: Exclusive Interview Solving A Critical Issue There are two critical issues

    Bitcoin Capital Raises $1,297,460 in Crowdfunding Campaign

    | 2015/06/10 7:22 am
  • BitExchange has announced its “University Bitcoin ATM Program,” an initiative to spread Bitcoin adoption on university campuses. The company believes that educating university students about Bitcoin and getting them to use the digital currency is an important step in making Bitcoin a popular currency.  Also read: Robocoin’s Romit Software: Become a Bitcoin ATM The ATMs BitExchange will provide are the new BitFlash ATMs, the one-way ATM with a simple, 3 step process for getting Bitcoin. According to BitExchange,

    BitExchange Hopes to Increase University Bitcoin Acceptance

    | 2015/06/08 7:00 pm
  • Consumer behavior has evolved tremendously over the past few years, and not necessarily all for the better either. We are being fed ideas and thoughts to consume as much as possible as often as possible, without giving it a second though. Items we buy may last anywhere from a few weeks up to a few years before they need replacing. But if startup company Byebuy has a say in the matter, that situation will change

    Blockchain Technology To Play Key Role in Consumerism Shift?

    | 2015/06/06 4:19 pm
  • Brilliant minds around the worth are continually exploring the options and possibilities associated with Bitcoin technology. One of the things where Bitcoin could play a major role is in the world of finance, as digital currency works the same way around the world, regardless of any country borders. Could micro-financing become a future use case for Bitcoin? Let’s find out. Also read: Kraken Introduces Margin Trading Bitcoin Is Suitable for Peer-to-peer Lending It is not

    ProudSource Puts New Spin on Bitcoin Peer-to-peer Lending

    | 2015/06/05 8:00 am
  • 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