• The Vanbex Report is a periodic summary of the blockchain industry’s top news stories from the biggest companies, as well as the most promising newcomers. February 2016 — Week after week, industry insiders and cryptocurrency pundits have looked on as blockchain-mania has swept the world, grabbing a choke hold of the financial industry and governments with talk of consortiums, private and permissioned distributed ledgers. Also read: Burger King Arnhem Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments The Vanbex Report

    The Vanbex Report: Lines in the Sand

    | 2016/02/18 12:00 pm
  • SWITZERLAND, Feb 17, 2016 – ShapeShift.io, an instant Bitcoin and blockchain exchange service, has been integrated into the multi-sig Bitcoin wallet, BitGo. The ShapeShift API integration allows BitGo wallet users to send or receive all leading cryptocurrencies without leaving the wallet. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for these companies’ products and/or services. Multi-Sig Wallet for Altcoin Exchange   “We’re constantly impressed with the ShapeShift product for its speed and ease of

    Multi-sig Wallet BitGo Integrates with ShapeShift.io API

    | 2016/02/17 5:25 pm
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 17, 2016 — Moneytis was launched in 2015 by 2 French expatriates fed up with money transfers opacity. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. Moneytis: A Comparison Service for Money Transfers, Launched by Expatriates The 10-member team goes at this market by comparing in real-time the main offers like Western Union with other actors using P2P technology and with the Blockchain network, exclusively on the Moneytis platform.

    Moneytis Brings Transparency to the Finance World

    | 2016/02/17 1:00 pm
  • The Australian bank Westpac had showcased its technology centre at Kogarah in Sydney last week. The local Financial Review (AFR) reported that the financial-service provider continues to promote blockchain technology. Not only does the legacy institution believe in distributed ledgers they are also pretty fascinated with artificial intelligence helping the process. Also read: AirTM Currency Conversion Success Hinges on Bitcoin Integration Westpac’s Kogarah Technology Centre The first thing the corporate firm gave insight to during the

    Kogarah Technology Centre Showcases Robotics and Blockchains

    | 2016/02/17 8:00 am
  • The world of Bitcoin and digital currencies allows for the creation of many different business models, some of which improve upon existing financial solutions. Buying or selling Bitcoin through an exchange is often a hassle, but there are services which make the process a lot of more streamlined. BTCDirect has a unique approach to the Bitcoin exchange concept, as they are more of a brokerage than a regular exchange. Also read: Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash:

    BTCDirect: Making Purchashing Bitcoin Easier

    | 2016/02/16 12:00 pm
  • The problem I am observing lately is that there are many different markets by which I can earn bitcoin, yet there aren’t many who are willing to spend their bitcoin in these markets so it’s sometimes a desert for opportunities (I can find you a developer in “X” with less than 5 minutes of effort; try doing the reverse and finding that same said developer some work involving “X” for bitcoin; good luck).  It’s a shame

    Bitcoin Liquidity: Why Are we so Stingy?

    | 2016/02/16 8:00 am
  • BTCBear is an international bitcoin exchange platform based in London. The company was founded by Morteza Rezaei in August 2015 with the goal of providing a secure, high quality bitcoin trading experience.  Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services.  Secure Trading With BTCBear BTCBear offers a web-based trading service with  two advanced order forms: Market Order and Limit Order. Market Orders are executed as soon as

    BTCBear: Trade Bitcoin With Security and Ease

    | 2016/02/15 10:00 pm
  • Manifold Technology is positioning itself to capitalize on the inevitable blockchain database industry. As Bitcoin’s blockchain technology continues to gain mainstream recognition from the very businesses that previously shunned it, large institutions still struggle to decide what to do with the blockchain. All they know is that this new technology is supposedly more secure, and they want to learn more about it.  Also read: Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed Manifold Technology was founded

    Manifold Technology CEO Chris Finan: “Blockchain Is Inherently a Security Technology”

    | 2016/02/15 12:00 pm
  • Green candles dominated the charts for most of the week, as the bitcoin price climbed upwards towards $400. We finally broke that barrier late in the week, reaching $403.20 as it came to a close, making for a total gain of 7.22%. The week was also marked with some rather significant news. To name a few stories that broke this week: Valve may be accepting bitcoin in the near future, Coinbase adopted Bitcoin Classic, and

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Valve Accepting Bitcoin, Antonin Scalia Dead

    | 2016/02/15 8:00 am
  • JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is back in the Satoshi spotlight. Speaking during an appearance on CNBC’s coverage of the World Economic Forum meetings in Davos last month, Mr. Dimon once again pronounced his lack of faith in Bitcoin. Also read: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Deat at age 79 Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Going Nowhere “Bitcoin the currency, I think, is going to go nowhere,” Dimon said, “And it’s not because of anything to do

    Jamie Dimon: Bitcoin Doomed While Blockchain Is for Real

    | 2016/02/14 4:00 pm
  • February 10, 2016,—There’s a way to purchase diamonds now with cryptocurrency using the exchange Bitcoin.de. The Deutschland-based Bitcoin service has just launched an internal diamond store within its platform. Now customers can use bitcoin to participate in the diamond market and the precious metals scene through the company’s marketplace. Also read: Online Gambling Made Easier by OnlineCasinoGuide Entering the Diamond Market With Bitcoin The business is pleased to announce this new feature saying: “Bitcoins are scarce and have

    Diamond Market Meets Bitcoin Through Bitcoin.de

    | 2016/02/10 8:00 am
  • The largest US bank by assets, JPMorgan Chase & Co, believes there is potential in the blockchain, a digital currency platform, to make back office processes more efficient, according to the Financial Times. Also Read: Why JP Morgan’s CEO Sees Bitcoin As Unimportant JPMorgan officials said the bank believed blockchain could make multiple transaction types more efficient and accurate. They could also make transactions more transparent. This is a telling move by a bank long

    JPMorgan Sees Block Chain’s Potential, Reteams With Blythe Masters

    | 2016/02/06 3:25 pm
  • Vancouver, CAN — ­ Among the various digital currency hardware wallets to emerge last year, the Washington-­based company KeepKey sticks out for its elegance, simplicity, and security. The device and software, in the form of Chrome extension, remove the nuances of securing a wallet and can be setup in minutes. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist.net is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. The KeepKey software takes control of the management of

    Premium Hardware Wallet KeepKey Partners with The Vanbex Group

    | 2016/02/02 7:17 pm
  • This week, we saw an overall decline in the bitcoin price, as it fell from $398.78 at the beginning of the week to $373.55 at Sunday’s close. This week’s bearish activity was characterized by relatively flat activity, punctuated by sudden price drops that the market seemed to be unable to fully recover from. Meanwhile, in the news, we learned of new Bitcoin network milestones, regulatory efforts and investments.  Also read: Gamerholic, the Next ‘Billion Dollar Gaming

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin Mining Milestone, DCG to go Public?

    | 2016/02/01 8:00 am
  • While Bitcoin represents a great currency for trading, there aren’t too many platforms that accept the digital currency as market trading collateral. A newly-formed company known by the name of First Global Credit Private Trading Group is aiming to change this. Also read: China’s Growing Number of Internet-Connected Users is Positive for Bitcoin First Global Credit Private Trading Group Is Looking for Talented Traders According to recent reports, the company has begun a search for

    First Global Credit: Encouraging Bitcoiners to Become Traders

    | 2016/01/30 8:00 am
  • January 30, 2016 – Gavin Andresen, former head Bitcoin Core maintainer, posted a short treatise on the issue of consensus infighting among the Bitcoin implementations on the Svbtle writing network. The squabbling between the different dev teams has caused a deal of speculation and nervousness about the future of Bitcoin, but Andresen sees the issue a bit differently. Also Read: Bitcoin Network Reaches 1 EH/s For First Time Andresen: The Worst Case Isn’t That Bad

    Bitcoin In-Fighting Doesn’t Matter: Gavin Andresen Weighs in

    | 2016/01/30 4:24 am
  • Bitcoin is gaining global recognition for being a very disruptive force in the financial industry. Though the community is currently divided by the block size issue, the technology carries on and with it comes the ongoing opportunity to spawn innovation, create new applications for blockchain technology, and start new businesses. Entrepreneurs have been taking advantage of Bitcoin to develop new platforms and businesses that expand the utility of the blockchain and empower people with additional financial power.

    Innovation Through Bitcoin: An Entrepreneur’s Heaven

    | 2016/01/28 8:00 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
  • 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
  • This past week was an exciting one, with the rising bitcoin price, community drama, and shaky financial markets giving us a lot of things to watch. China started the week with a massive stock market crash, putting the global economy on high alert. Meanwhile, in the Bitcoin community, we discovered that the Cryptsy team moved out of their building in Delray Beach, Florida without warning — no one knows where they are.  Also read: Bitcoin

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Cryptsy Disappears, China Shakes World Markets

    | 2016/01/11 12:00 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
  • If you’re a fan of Broadway or the world of the theater, you’ve likely seen the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.” Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s chilling novella about a man who is a respectable doctor by day and a criminal by night, the musical premiered at the Plymouth Theater in New York in 1997. To this day, it stands as the Plymouth’s largest and longest-running production. Also read: Potential Impact of CES 2016 on Bitcoin

    2016 and Bitcoin: What Changes Will Come?

    | 2016/01/08 8:00 am