• Bitcoin exchanges in Europe are soon to be regulated under the scope of Europe’s Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The European Commission issued a statement late Tuesday night detailing new efforts to control financial flows and money transfers, which it described as aimed at subverting terrorist financing. Among these mechanisms are bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The Commission “proposes to bring virtual currency exchange platforms under the scope of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive, so that these platforms

    European Commission to Bring Bitcoin Exchanges Under AML Directive to Curb Terrorist Financing

    | 2016/02/03 2:10 am
  • BTCDirect has a very unique bitcoin exchange platform. Unlike other exchanges, BTCDirect does not own any bitcoin. Instead, it places a bitcoin order on an international exchange once it receives payment from a customer. The goal of this model is to make international bitcoin trading more straightforward, as other options create inconvenient difficulties for traders.  Also read: China’s Growing Number of Internet-Connected Users Is Positive For Bitcoin Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story, Bitcoinist is not responsible for

    BTCDirect: Making International Bitcoin Exchange ‘as Fast as Possible’

    | 2016/01/27 10:35 am
  • Russia blocks one of the largest running cryptocurrency exchanges, BTCe, following BitStamp’s voluntary IP block of its Russian users. These developments are likely a preview of what is to come from enforcement of recent laws criminalizing blockchain technologies and ‘money substitutes’ in the Russian market. Also Read: The Netherlands Wants Clear Regulatory Guidelines For FinTech and Bitcoin Startups Russia Can’t Make Up its Mind on the Blockchain More baffling still is the fact these moves

    Russia Blocks Online Bitcoin Exchange in Midst of Blockchain Reform

    | 2016/01/23 1:42 am
  • Recently in a post on their blog, Shapeshift.io has warned users of various scams that are taking place on social media and attempt to lure users into depositing cryptocurrency on impostor sites such as “shapeshit.io” Shapeshift has released a detailed report to help users protect their funds and avoid falling victim to these attacks. Also read: Local Apple App Store Pricing Changes Show Why Bitcoin is The Only Global Currency   Potential Shapeshift-based scams Shapeshift.io has

    Protect Yourself From These Shapeshift.io Based Scams

    | 2016/01/19 3:16 pm
  • Amid the stock market turbulence experienced throughout last week, the Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange has fared very well. Also read: Coinprism Releases OpenChain 0.5 With Various Improvements The Bitcoin Investment Trust Sees Smooth Sailing The Bitcoin Investment Trust offers the first publicly quoted securities which derive value from the Bitcoin price. BIT is publicly quoted on the OTCQX®. GBTC is sponsored by Grayscale Investments, which believes “digital currencies are poised to radically transform our financial system.”

    Bitcoin Investment Trust Surges Amid Stock Volatility

    | 2016/01/12 4:00 pm
  • Coinbase launched its Bitcoin debit card to much adoration by crypto-currency enthusiasts. Shift Payments, a fintech company, will issue the card, which enables Coinbase users in 24 US states to spend bitcoins online and offline at more than 38 million merchants across the globe. Also read: Peter Todd Double Spends on Coinbase Shift: The Debit Card from Coinbase To receive a Shift Card, you can order it from Coinbase. You will be asked to provide an

    Charlie Lee Opens Up About Coinbase Shift Debit Card

    | 2016/01/12 8:00 am
  • Editor’s note: CEX.IO no longer sells GHS CEX.IO, a cryptocurrency exchange where one can exchange BTC, LTC, and GHS against USD, EUR, and RUB, has now expanded its offerings to the mobile side of things via natively supported mobile applications for both iOS and Android operating systems. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with CEX.IO and is not responsible for its products and/or services. While Bitcoin has now established a platform with

    CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange Launches Mobile Apps for iOS and Android

    | 2016/01/09 1:00 pm
  • Update January 12, 2016: Paul Vernon tweeted that a new phishing scam is targeting Cryptsy customers Earlier this morning, we reported on the mysterious disappearance of the Cryptsy team from the building housing their headquarters. An anonymous source visited the building to see Paul Vernon, the cryptocurrency exchange’s Founder, and discovered that the building was empty. Upon contacting the building manager, our source learned that Cryptsy had vacated the building several weeks prior. This unannounced

    A Timeline of the Cryptsy Disappearance Mystery

    | 2016/01/09 8:00 am
  • Bitcoinist has received exclusive news regarding Cryptsy that is related to the issues surrounding the cryptocurrency exchange as of late. According to a confirmed source, who wishes to remain anonymous, the company has moved out of the building that housed its headquarters. This move was unannounced, and was discovered accidentally when our source went to the building to visit the team.  Also read: 2016 and Bitcoin: What Changes Will Come? Cryptsy’s Mysterious Disappearance This news

    Cryptsy Has Moved Out of Their Building Unannounced, Nowhere to be Found

    | 2016/01/09 12:11 am
  • It’s been seven months since the grand opening, and digital currency exchange Gemini already seems to be making a few enemies. Also read: Decred: The New Kid on the Digital Currency Block Gemini is the brainchild of Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. Earning fame through their lawsuit against Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg, they have gone on to build solid names for themselves in the arena of bitcoin and digital currency. Gemini has many benefits, a big

    Is Gemini Making Enemies Already?

    | 2015/12/27 8:00 am
  • Founded in 2000, XMLGold has become a household name in the digital currency market. Ensuring the utmost security with all transactions protected with SSL 256-Bit encryption, XMLGold is pleased to announce a new instant service for clients that will allow them to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with XMLGold and is not responsible for its products and/or services. In collaboration with Online Bank Transfer, XMLGold clients

    XMLGold Launches Instant Bitcoin Service!

    | 2015/12/17 12:00 pm
  • Ecoin.eu, the Bitcoin and Litecoin trading platform have now launched new features that are available effective immediately. Focusing on convenience and speed, it will allow users to buy Bitcoin and withdraw their funds to a MasterCard with greater ease than before.  Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Ecoin and is not responsible for its products and/or services.  Since eCoin.eu’s implementation of Online Bank Transfer on November 1, 2015, eCoin.eu’s Customers from

    eCoin.eu Implements New Features

    | 2015/12/15 3:01 pm
  • Safe Exchange, the people’s exchange

 – San Francisco, CA — December 12, 2015 The Safe Exchange is proud to release 99% ownership of the Decentralized Board of Trade (DBOT), a blockchain based exchange governance system that oversees the anonymous exchange built on the SAFE Network. This sale is taking place on the website http://safex.io/sale. The Safe Exchange itself is a platform which anyone can use to arrange and settle Safe Contracts which can be as

    Safe Exchange Initial Coin Offering

    | 2015/12/12 12:03 pm
  • Bitcoin has reached a new all-time high value in Ukraine earlier today, indicating a strong uptrend in the interest for this popular digital currency. At the same time, a new Bitcoin exchange has been announced, which will launch very soon in the Ukraine. Things are looking up in this country, which can only be a positive sign for the rest of the world. Also read: Russia’s Sberbank Openly Shows Interest in Blockchain Technology New All-time

    Ukraine – Bitcoin Price Reaches New ATH And Exchange Launching Soon

    | 2015/12/11 12:48 pm
  • There is no denying how Bitcoin is becoming more and more popular, despite stern warnings from central banks around the world. While Bitcoin may pose a risk due to it not being controlled by banks or authorities, that is also one of the selling points of this popular digital currency. Mainstream adoption is still a little while away, the there is a growing demand and respect for what bitcoin is trying to achieve.   Also

    Digital Currency Is Slowly Winning The Popularity Contest

    | 2015/11/30 4:34 am
  • A new way to purchase Bitcoin and altcoins is coming to the UK market — and it’s called Coinerz. The platform allows anyone from the United Kingdom to use their credit card to buy various kinds of cryptocurrency. A list of digital currencies the creators say will keep growing. Bitcoinist got together with James Malach, CTO of the team, and chatted with him about the project. Malach has over 20 years of experience in the field

    Coinerz: Purchase Altcoins And Bitcoin With Ease

    | 2015/11/27 8:00 am
  • According to their website, San Diego-based Airbitz is “a blockchain inspired, decentralized, open source, zero knowledge global information security solution.” In other words, they’re all about keeping things safe for their customers. The company made headlines early this year when it began integrating a special two-factor authentication model that swore to protect users while making the login process simpler. The feature became available in mid-March, and can be accessed through a simple button tap. Users have

    Buy and Sell Bitcoin with the New Airbitz App

    | 2015/11/14 12:00 pm
  • eCoin is a trading platform that trades Bitcoin and Litecoin against USD exclusively. In an attempt to provide easier to the platform, eCoin has recently implemented social media integration into their website. On top of this, eCoin now allows users to withdraw directly to their debit cards, increasing the level of convenience. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with eCoin.eu and is not responsible for its products and/or services. eCoin

    eCoin.eu Trading Platform Integrates Social Media and Fiat Withdrawal!

    | 2015/11/03 12:00 pm
  • UkrCash is a company you should consider, however, due to the variety of options, reliable service, and high-quality customer support if anything is to go wrong. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with UkrCash and is not responsible for its products and/or services. As a certified partner of Perfect Money and OKPay, Ukrcash has been offering its currency exchange services globally since 2005. On top of 10 years of experience,

    UkrCash Offers Three Easy Ways to Withdraw Bitcoin to Fiat

    | 2015/11/01 12:00 pm
  • China is seemingly buying up a lot of Bitcoin and alternative currencies like gold right now. The devaluation of their currency has been slashed over the course of the past month. The country’s Foreign Exchange Commission has ordered financial institutions to increase its checks and balance controls for capital outflow. Currency wars in the region have led to a massive monetary dump as China’s Black Monday looms and looks to a very rough financial week. This

    Is China Turning To Bitcoin As Yuan Devalues?

    | 2015/10/17 4:53 pm
  • Factom reached a major milestone today, as the Poloniex crypto-currency exchange became the first platform to add a trading pair for Factoids, Factom’s software tokens. It was only a matter of time until one of the digital currency exchanges took the first step towards doing so since Factom’s Beta release. Also read: How Bitcoin is like the Housing Market Factom and Factoids Shift To a Higher Gear Investors have been eagerly awaiting the addition of

    Poloniex Enables Trading Market for Factoids

    | 2015/10/05 1:51 pm
  •  As well as advice for beginners, Bitcoin.com has a news section a rapidly growing forum, buy bitcoins page and bitcoin wallets page where anyone can choose from all types of wallets or buy bitcoins from trusted exchanges. Built on the Ultimate Bitcoin domain name newly launched Bitcoin.com aims to become the most comprehensive Bitcoin portal in the world. Bitcoin’s first angel investor Roger Ver is pleased to announce Bitcoin.com; an innovative collaborative platform for both

    Official Launch of Bitcoin.com Forum and News Platform

    | 2015/09/29 3:34 am
  • London-based Indacoin Exchange has launched Visa & Mastercard payments that will allow users from all over the world buy Bitcoins & Litecoins with their banking cards. The minimum amount is $5 and the limit for the first month is $500. After 40 days of the card using monthly limit will be increased to $3 000. Disclaimer: This article is a press release provided by Indacoin. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Indacoin and is not responsible

    Indacoin Exchange has launched Visa & Mastercard payments

    | 2015/09/23 2:46 am