• BitGold is a service that essentially digitizes gold, allowing people to buy and sell the precious metal within 1% of spot price. Once purchased, the gold is stored in one of the 10 Brink locations; deposits can be redeemed as 10g gold cubes of 1kg bars. Also read: Bitcoin Mining vs. Gold Mining: a Comparison BitGold allows users to send and receive gold for free, in a fashion similar to the way Bitcoin is transacted. Additionally, BitGold

    BitGold Acquires GoldMoney, Expands its Reach

    | 2015/05/25 3:00 pm
  • Allied Control is a Hong Kong-based technology company that specializes in building immersion cooling systems for supercomputing and data center applications. Allied Control has won the prestigious Green Innovations Award; the head of Hong Kong government even recognized the company for innovation in finding environmentally friendly industry solutions. BitFury, a leading Bitcoin infrastructure provider and Blockchain transaction processing company, recently acquired Allied Control with the intention of using the company’s immersion cooling technologies to help

    BitFury’s Allied Control to Reduce Energy Footprint For Chip Cooling

    | 2015/05/23 8:00 am
  • InvestYourWay, an online fund building platform, yesterday announced it was introducing Bitcoin as a new asset for investment. The company believes making an investment in digital currencies available as part of a diversified portfolio strategy. By offering Bitcoin as part of a fully diversified fund the firm becomes the first UK regulated investment manager to provide Bitcoin investment as part of a bespoke portfolio. Also Read: Blockchain Investor Inc. Offers Opportunities for Investors InvestYourWay clients

    UK Investment Manager InvestYourWay Offers Bitcoin-based Investment Fund

    | 2015/05/22 8:00 am
  • Kraken, a popular San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Wednesday on the /r/BitcoinMarkets subreddit that its new margin trading option entered Beta launch. The launch of this option comes right after another popular exchange, Poloniex, opened a similar feature a few days ago. Also read: Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Revamps Their Website for Margin Trading What is Margin Trading? Margin Trading is the practice of buying stock with money borrowed from a broker. In this arrangement, the investor makes a

    Kraken Introduces Margin Trading

    | 2015/05/21 8:00 am
  • On May 6, 2015, Cryptor Trust launched Blockchain Investor Inc. (BCI), a blockchain technology investment company. Cryptor Trust, a global investment company for bitcoin and cryptocurrency assets, has developed BCI to facilitate investments in industry-leading blockchain technology companies. Also Read: Cryptor Europe Inc. Announces a Global Public Offering of 25 Million Shares of Common Stock Both small and large-scale investors from around the globe are invited to participate in the Blockchain Investor Inc. open cryptocurrency

    Blockchain Investor Inc. Offers Opportunities for Investors

    | 2015/05/14 3:00 pm
  • Although Bitcoin has not yet reached Wall Street, its underlying blockchain technology will soon be right in the middle of the action. NASDAQ OMX, the company behind the NASDAQ stock exchange, revealed that it is testing a system that uses blockchain technology to oversee stock trades on a separate market solely for private companies. Also read: Overstock Wants to Issue $500 M in Bitcoin-Like Stocks The reasoning behind the idea of using the blockchain without Bitcoin holds that

    NASDAQ OMX to Bring Blockchain Technology to Wall Street

    | 2015/05/14 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin is gaining a foothold in European countries as of late. Multiple Bitcoin exchanges are either expanding to Europe or are securing funding to expand existing operations. The latest Bitcoin exchange to secure a round of seed funding is Cryex, based in Sweden. Also read: Legacy Banks Invest In Coinbase’s Record $75m Funding Round Cryex Secures $10m in Funding The main goal of Cryex is to build a bridge between financial markets and the blockchain economy.

    Swedish Bitcoin Exchange Cryex Secures $10M in Funding to Expand Platform

    | 2015/05/12 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin company Circle Internet Financial has completed a funding round of $50 million with help from banking firm Goldman Sachs and venture group IDG Capital Partners. Circle is also updating its core services to enable the transfer and storage of US dollars, which are insured by the FDIC and not subject to bitcoin’s volatility. These functions run parallel to Circle’s existing infrastructure and expand its scope of financial services. Also Read: Wall Street and Silicon Valley

    Circle Raises $50M Off Goldman Sachs Support, Adds USD Features

    | 2015/05/03 8:00 am
  • FreeBitcoins received $150,000 USD from a single investor during the first day of its crowdfunding campaign, which is 30% of the total $500k it is seeking. It claims that it is the fastest growing company in the history of Bitcoin, receiving 0 to 150,000 users in less than 30 days. Additionally, FreeBitcoins has already secured advertising partnerships with the largest Bitcoin companies. Also read: FreeBitcoins: Free Bitcoin for 1 Million People! The company claims to

    FreeBitcoins Receives $150k from a Single Investor

    | 2015/05/03 4:00 am
  • Security has always been a big concern for the crypto currency industry. Since its emergence security has always been a very important issue, too big for businesses and entrepreneurs to ignore. The growing need for increased security led to the development of enhanced applications like 2FA to guarantee complete security for companies trying to act in the crypto currency ecosystem.

    Clef’s Success Story: Protecting the Factom Token Sale

    | 2015/05/01 7:00 pm
  • BTCS is a site offering a holistic solution to all things Bitcoin. BTCS focuses on four major objectives: spending your Bitcoin, storing your Bitcoin, mining your Bitcoin, and exchanging it at various POS terminals across the country. Also read: Overstock Wants to Issue $500 M in Bitcoin-Like Stocks In BTCS’ own words: “BTCS plans to leverage its transaction verification services business while it builds a universal digital currency platform with the goal of enabling users to

    BTCS Acquires $2.3 Million in Financing

    | 2015/04/30 8:00 am
  • Here is Bitcoinist’s coverage of the afternoon and evening sessions of the Inside Bitcoins day 2 coverage! Also read: Inside Bitcoins NYC Presentation Day 1 (Morning till Noon) DigitalFX: A New Asset Class for Investors After the lunch break, Brian Kelly, contributor for CNBC’s Fast Money,  Founder and Managing Member of Brian Kelly Capital LLC, and author of The Bitcoin Big Bang, took take the stage to talk about investing in Bitcoin and start-ups in the Bitcoin world. According

    Inside Bitcoins New York Day 2: Afternoon and Evening

    | 2015/04/29 4:29 am
  • Whenever I go to a conference, I always write an “expectations” article. In those articles, I pick out a couple of interesting speakers and panels that I want to hear. This year’s Inside Bitcoins New York conference is held at the Javits centre. The conference will be a three day event, starting at 12:00 PM EST on April 27th and ending at 5 PM on the 29th. Also read: Barry Silbert to Speak at Inside Bitcoins New York Let us

    Expectations For Inside Bitcoins NY

    | 2015/04/27 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin experienced common symptoms of what I would like to call market manipulation: sudden rise of value followed by a steady decrease in price, punctuated with a sudden and sharp decrease in price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up If nothing else from this article sticks, just know that this week in Bitcoin that the price fluctuated from the low $220s, rising all the way up to $240, where it then decreased and hit

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/19-4/26: Market Slides, DASH & ZiftrCOIN Squeeze Through

    | 2015/04/27 8:00 am
  • Inside Bitcoins New York will host Barry Silbert as a speaker on Day 3 of the event in a moderated “Fireside Chat”. Barry Silbert will discuss bitcoin investing, and the latest trends, changes, technologies, and companies currently shaping bitcoin. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins New York: Sarah Martin to Speak on Day 3 Barry Silbert: Bitcoin Pioneer Barry Silbert has been a key leader in the rising bitcoin industry, even being selected in Fortune’s “40 under 40” in

    Barry Silbert to Speak at Inside Bitcoins New York

    | 2015/04/25 3:00 pm
  • Coinmate.io, a new UK-registered bitcoin exchange has just launched. Coinmate.io features USD/bitcoin trading, 0.2% trading fees, and free deposits and withdrawals for Euros, Czech Koruna, and the Polish Zloty. Launched on April 15th, Coinmate.io aims to provide a quality exchange service for Europe and the rest of the world. Coinmate.io is equipped with multiple layers of security to protect users. Also read: Interpol Creates its Own Cryptocurrency to Fight Virtual Currency Crime Disclaimer: The author

    Coinmate.io: New Bitcoin Exchange Launches in Europe

    | 2015/04/21 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trusted Bitcoin news and tech review source Bitcoinist.net is pleased to announce a significant investment to expand its operations, and a new partnership with the leader in the Bitcoin conference industry; Inside Bitcoins.  Bitcoinist.net, a Bitcoin media company founded in early 2014 and dedicated to being an independent voice for the cryptocurrency community, is pleased to announce an additional investment round into the company. Bitcoinist has been a cornerstone of the Bitcoin industry, providing news

    Established Bitcoin Media Platform Bitcoinist.net Receives Significant VC Investment And Announces Inside Bitcoins Partnership

    | 2015/04/16 6:47 pm
  • As a merchant considering accepting Bitcoin payments, you might find yourself wondering how doing so will benefit your business. Not only does Bitcoin give you a hassle-free option of expanding your customer base on a global scale, but the transactions incur fewer fees compared to traditional payment methods. And if it’s up to Tether and GoCoin, Bitcoin payment processing will become completely free of charge. Also read: Factom and Tether Announce Partnership Tether: Protection Against Bitcoin Volatility

    Accepting Bitcoin Made Easier By Tether And GoCoin

    | 2015/04/16 3:00 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
  • While several companies are trying to bring Bitcoin to mobile payment systems, one of the world’s biggest telecom providers has plans to invest in Silicon Valley’s Bitcoin startups. Orange SA, France’s leading telecom provider, and worldwide brand name, has grown fond of the technology powering digital currencies and wants to see how it can benefit its products in the future. Also read: Bitcoin Can Revolutionize the Telecommunications Sector Early Adopter Phase For Blockchain Technology One of the things

    Telecom Provider Orange Set to Invest in Bitcoin Startups

    | 2015/04/11 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin operations in Canada have taken a hit earlier this year, as two of its major exchanges had to shut down. Both Vault of Satoshi and CaVirtex — the leading Canadian bitcoin exchange — halted all Bitcoin-related services in Q1 of 2015. However, it looks like CaVirtex is far from done, as the exchange platform was recently acquired by New York-based bitcoin exchange Coinsetter. Also read: Virtex Shuts Down Unexpectedly, Customers Lose Funds. CaVirtex: Closing Down

    Coinsetter Acquires CaVirtex Bitcoin Exchange in Expansion

    | 2015/04/10 9:00 pm