• The world of finance already seems to evolve at a slow pace, yet some countries manage to come up new ideas that make the situation even worse than before. Recently the Belgian Court of Cassation has decided to let the Department of Finance use any evidence in court, even if it has been obtained through “dubious” activities. Also read: European Court Says Website Liable for User Comments Which Evidence is Allowed and Which is Not? When

    Belgian Court Allows “Unlawful Evidence” In Fiscal Court Cases

    | 2015/06/18 3:00 pm
  • William ‘Bill’ Dennings III has joined Bitreserve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing over two decades of experience to the company. Before joining Bitreserve, Dennings worked as CISO for MasterCard for 15 years, and was Nike’s first ever CISO. Thus, he comes with comprehensive work experience to help Bitreserve move ahead safely and securely. Also read: Bitreserve Now Allows You to Peg Bitcoins to Swiss Franc Dennings is an expert in the information security

    William Dennings Joins Bitreserve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

    | 2015/06/13 8:00 am
  • Inside Bitcoins is excited to host its next bitcoin event on July 10-11 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The 2-day event will take place at the Navy Pier and feature the most pertinent bitcoin topics. Some of the sessions will be on blockchain-based Startups, investing, security and risk mitigation, fintech innovation, Bitcoin for non-profits, and mobile payments. Also Read: Bitcoin Meetup Growth Around The World (April 20th – May 19th 2015) Perhaps one of the most exciting elements

    Inside Bitcoins Comes to Chicago

    | 2015/06/12 3:00 pm
  • Our everyday life is slowly taking on a more digital form, which is made possible thanks to great advances in technology. However, our imperfect knowledge about these technologies leads us to make errors, which often results in valuable information getting into the wrong hands. Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has recently learned this lesson first hand, accidentally leaking customer data.  Also read: Smart Contracts, Intelligent Investing Woolworths Forced To Cancel $1M USD Worth of Gift Cards

    Woolworths Leaks Customer Data, Blockchain Technology A Viable Alternative?

    | 2015/06/09 8:00 am
  • After a year of testing, BitPay has launched, Copay, a secure and shared Bitcoin wallet. BitPay advertises Copay as a “true” Bitcoin wallet rather than an online account, securing users’ personal funds with the option of multi-sig. Also read: BitPay Study: Bitcoin is Now and Every-Day Currency On BitPay’s official blog, the company says that Copay is an outcome of the efforts put towards the goal it set for itself one year ago. BitPay aimed to build a Bitcoin

    BitPay Releases Copay after Successful Beta Testing

    | 2015/06/08 8:00 am
  • Many Bitcoin enthusiasts around the world are keeping a close eye on the developments being made in the mobile payments industry. Cashless transactions are on the rise in several countries around the world, and the shifting paradigm leaves the door open for alternative payment methods to gain a foothold. While Apple Pay may seem to be a strong contender, a recent security vulnerability may have you think twice about using it. And that gives Bitcoin

    iOS Vulnerability Spoofs Apple Pay, Bitcoin the Better Option?

    | 2015/06/05 9:40 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
  • Bitcoin is a great way to move money around the world, and it is also a movement that wants to decentralize all services. However, the digital currency has not been embraced fully just yet, due to identity and reputation management, which could not be decentralized up until now. Trust remains an important factor, and people don’t trust decentralized platforms just yet. One of Bitcoin’s positive aspects is that there will be no disputes when things need

    Bitrated to Bring Reputation to the World of Bitcoin

    | 2015/06/03 7:00 pm
  • This interview was conducted before Changpeng Zhao’s post in /r/bitcoin explaining how OKCoin failed to respect its gentlemen’s contract. Therefore, that Reddit post acts as further support for Roger Ver, who shares his point of view below. Also read: To Avoid Legal Hassle With Roger Ver, OKCoin Stops Managing OKCoin.com Below the interview, readers can find excperts from Zhao’s Reddit post. Reading the emails OKCoin and you exchanged, no where does it appear that OKCoin

    Roger Ver on OKCoin’s Breach of Contract, Changpeng Zhao’s Latest Revelations

    | 2015/06/01 8:00 am
  • The developer of Genesis Coin, the physical cryptocoins, says that he will now be selling his products exclusively on Bitcointalk.org for the first month of the release. Currently, he has 300 coins available for purchase; if there are any left after the first month, the developer will open up to other sale avenues. Also read: Citi Suggests UK Government Create its Own Digital Currency In his detailed post, wheelz1200 says he will be selling a total of

    Genesis Coins to be Sold on Bitcointalk.org

    | 2015/05/31 3:00 pm
  • The United Kingdom, is often one of the friendlier places when it comes to Bitcoin legality, especially when compared to US regulation, such as the New York BitLicense. Citi, a global banking and financial corporation, recommended that the UK take its acceptance one step further with the creation of a UK cryptocurrency. Also Read:Are Wall Street and The Banks Trying to Circumvent the Bitcoin Blockchain? In a document submitted by Citi to the British government, Citi

    Citi Suggests UK Government Create its Own Digital Currency

    | 2015/05/27 7:00 pm
  • In a new study by Cambridge University, user data is routinely retrievable from secondhand Android devices that have been wiped through a factory reset. Most Android devices offer no way of easily deleting user data such as access tokens, messages, images, and other content. The problem doesn’t affect only a small percentage of Android users, it affects an estimated 500 million Android devices, this poses a problem for companies that resell used Android devices. In

    User Data, Including Full Bitcoin Wallet Access, Retrievable From Secondhand Android Phones

    | 2015/05/25 8:00 pm
  • Security remains a key issue for any Bitcoin-related companies, especially those who try to unite this disruptive technology with the existing financial infrastructure. Multi-signature security implementations are on the rise, and Bitcoin Debit Card provider E-Coin has recently partnered with BitGo in order to further secure their platform. Also read:E-coin Takes Bitcoin Debit Cards To A New Level E-Coin – One of the Leading Bitcoin Debit Card Providers One way of making Bitcoin more accessible

    Bitcoin Debit Card Issuer E-Coin Partners With BitGo

    | 2015/05/22 3:00 pm
  • VeraCrypt, free disk encryption software bought from IDRIX, is now accepting Bitcoin donations. Based on TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partition encryption, which supposedly makes it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. VeraCrypt decided to accept Bitcoin donations upon request from members of the Bitcoin community. Also Read: SendChat Tightens Bitcoin Security With BlockTrail Partnership is a source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE) to create

    VeraCrypt, The TrueCrypt Replacement Now Accepting Bitcoin Donations

    | 2015/05/21 7:00 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
  • On May 7, 2015, Cryptosteel and SatoshiLabs announced their new partnership and redesign of the Cryptosteel cold wallet. Cryptosteel is an “indestructible” offline key storage system for digital currencies such as bitcoin. Cryptosteel, originally designed by Wojciech Stopinski, was created to make using and storing bitcoin safer. Made of lightweight stainless steel, this cold wallet is advertised as fireproof, acid­-resistant, and uncrushable.  Also Read: Coinprism is now Trezor Compatible Disclaimer: Bitcoinist is not affiliated with SatoshiLabs or Cryptosteel, and

    “Indestructable” Cryptosteel Wallet Gets a Redesign

    | 2015/05/15 7:00 pm
  • Polychemy, a fashion technology company, is rolling out its unique Bitcoin necklaces. Users can engrave their Bitcoin addresses directly onto the necklaces and use them to transfer funds without a mobile phone. Also read: Bitcoin to Play a Key Role in Denmark’s Cash-Free Economy? The elegantly designed Polychemy Bitcoin necklace will also help users keep their wallets safe & close to their hearts. They can store any type of data including names, messages, and URLs. The necklaces can

    Polychemy’s Necklaces Transfer Bitcoin Without Phones

    | 2015/05/12 7:00 pm
  • New startup ShoCard is building a digital identity system that encrypts and embeds sensitive information onto the bitcoin blockchain, removing the risk of a third party losing that data. The company is still in its early stages, but founders say they’re already in talks with financial institutions to start implementing ShoCard as verification for online purchases. Also Read: Blockchain Apparatus Launches a New Trusted Will System ShoCard was presented this week at the TechCrunch Disrupt

    ShoCard Embeds Your Identity in the Bitcoin Blockchain

    | 2015/05/09 7:00 pm
  •  Crypto Vault, a company that focuses on cold storage for cryptocurrencies, has created “Vault Coin,” made with nickel-copper alloy with high heat resistance. Each of these coins are numbered individually so it is easy to keep track of what currency is being stored on what coin and adds a small bit of collector value. Also read: SendChat Tightens Bitcoin Security With BlockTrail Partnership In an interview with Bitcoinist, Kyle O’Brien, a founder of the company, said

    Crypto Vault Creates Fire-Resistant “Vault Coin”

    | 2015/05/08 3:00 pm
  • Blockchain.info. Surely you’ve heard of it. It’s one of the more original and long-standing organizations in the Bitcoin space; one that has had its share of negative, and positive press — an issue faced by many others in the space, too. Also read: The Future of Blockchain.info Trusting companies in the Bitcoin industry can be difficult. The constant fear of over-regulation, exchanges going belly up, internal employee theft risk, the external risk of hacks/exploits — who

    BitcoinSF: Interview with Kristov Atlas of Blockchain.info

    | 2015/05/08 4:42 am
  • News powered by Bitcoinist.net Article by Drew Cordell As a continuation of my Blockchain series, I will be covering the potential of the blockchain for the purpose of voting reformation. In order to properly cover sidechains, I need to continue to dig into the knowledge base regarding the technology to learn more about the technology before I write about it. Sidechains are a revolutionary idea for Bitcoin, and it deserves to be reported well. In this part

    All About: The Blockchain Part Four

    | 2015/05/07 3:00 pm