•  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
  • 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
  • BitGo, a company known for its expertise in Bitcoin security, has recently announced a partnership with TradeBlock, an online cryptocurrency data provider. Bitgo offers many products such as BitGo Enterprise — an enterprise-grade, multi-sig, multi-user bitcoin wallet — and BitGo Platform API, a robust set of tools and services to access the underlying platform. Also read: ShapeShift.io Adds Tether USD To Its Instant Exchange Traders use Tradeblock to receive detailed information about current trading environments. Miners can

    BitGo Partners With TradeBlock for Seamless Bitcoin Trading Infrastructure

    | 2015/05/01 8:00 am
  • Server security is an important issue for internet hosting, and many companies turn to dedicated server suppliers for secure hosting. MaxiDed aims to provide ideal solutions to clients looking for server hosting, listing thousands of server configurations and offering customer service in English and Russian.   Also read: Robocoin’s “Romit” Software Tackles Remittance Markets Serves in 72 Countries with More Than 400 Technical Experts The company was founded in 2007; since then it has expanded its

    MaxiDed Accepts Bitcoin in Over 72 Countries

    | 2015/05/01 6:00 am
  • Here is Bitcoinist’s day 3 coverage of the Inside Bitcoins New York conference! Also read: Inside Bitcoins New York Day 2: Afternoon and Evening Solving Real Business Problems with the Blockchain Peter Kirby, President of Factom, opened day 3 of Inside Bitcoins New York with his lecture on using blockchain technology to solve real business problems. Factom, Kirby’s blockchain project, builds on top of the Bitcoin blockchain — much like how many useful applications are built on top of the

    Inside Bitcoins New York Day 3: Morning and Noon

    | 2015/04/29 9:01 pm
  • Overstock has filed a prospectus with the SEC (the Securities and Exchange Commission) and asked permission to issue up to $500 million in stock that is controlled by a Bitcoin-like network. The new concept may transform the way the traditional stock market is perceived. However, permission is still awaited from the SEC. Also read: Interview With Overstock CEO, Patrick Byrne The filing to the SEC reads: “We may decide to offer securities as digital securities…the ownership

    Overstock Wants to Issue $500 M in Bitcoin-Like Stocks

    | 2015/04/29 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 mining centralization has been a point of concern in the community for a while now. People are worried that the growing size of mining firms will continue until one of them attains 51% or more of the network’s hashing power. Although a firm holding the majority of the hashing power would not inherently compromise the network, it would certainly centralize the creation of bitcoin and the confirmation of transactions. Such centralization opens the door

    The Economics of Bitcoin Mining Centralization

    | 2015/04/20 5:00 pm
  • Bitcoin continued to decline from the $240s earlier this week, hitting a floor at around $220. The price is currently retesting new levels between $220 and $230, but that seems to be a losing battle with the price still trending downwards. Also read: Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 4/5-4/15: BTC, LTC, and Dash Down, Crave Cut Short Volume has also been quite low this week, reaching slightly over $15 million for today’s 24 hour trading volume. This

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/12 – 4/19: Market Patterns Continue, Crave Bounces Back

    | 2015/04/20 8:00 am
  • Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI) is developing its own cryptocurrency. The purpose of this project is to help personnel gain a first-hand understanding of what cryptocurrency is and how it is being used for cyber crime. The IGCI houses the international police’s first digital crime centre and cybercrime research and development capabilities. Also read: Kaspersky and INTERPOL Say Blockchain is Vulnerable Dr. Madan Mohan Oberoi announced this project, among others, at the “Interpol World” conference

    Interpol Creates its Own Cryptocurrency to Fight Virtual Currency Crime

    | 2015/04/19 3:45 am
  • 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
  • I had an opportunity to review a Ledger Nano hardware wallet. The wallet itself, which sells (with shipping) for about $51, features unique software paired with a physical USB stick. The wallet cannot be opened if the USB isn’t plugged in, making it so that a thief would need physical access to even attempt to gain control of your funds. The ledger wallet is locked with a pin code, enter it wrong three times and

    Review: Ledger Wallet, Secure Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

    | 2015/04/13 2:00 pm
  • Kaspersky Labs and INTERPOL have presented research in which they show how blockchain-based cryptocurrencies can potentially be abused with arbitrary data that can be disseminated through its public decentralized databases. Also Read: DBS Blockchain Hackathon These two entities addressed the issue at the BlackHat Asia conference in Singapore. They successfully demonstrated how arbitrary data can be injected into a digital currency decentralized database simply by using an exploit code that opens a notepad enabling corrupted

    Kaspersky and INTERPOL Say Blockchain is Vulnerable

    | 2015/04/11 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain Apparatus is a voting system based on the Blockchain, providing a transparent, secure and incorruptible voting system. Blockchain Apparatus has been developing several innovations and working to put software in control of will execution. The Denver-based startup announced this week their latest developments and their innovations are bound to change how people manage their estates. Also Read:  Response to Critics That Say The Blockchain Has No Value Blockchain Apparatus is one of several startups incubated

    Blockchain Apparatus Launches a New Trusted Will System

    | 2015/04/09 8:00 am
  • BTCS, also know as Bitcoin Shop, Inc, has announced the acquisition of additional ownership within Coin Outlet. The company also announced the deployment of new transaction verification servers in a new location, which will lower operating costs for the company by 30%. Both of these announcements signify forward moving progress for BTCS’ vision of becoming a universal platform. The goal of BTCS is to give users the ability to engage with the digital currency ecosystem

    BTCS Announces Additional Acquisition of Coin Outlet Equity

    | 2015/04/05 8:00 am
  • Third Key Solutions, a new company that offers consulting and cryptographic key management solutions for companies using digital currencies, has just launched. The Third Key Solutions team consists of CEO Pamela Morgan, CTO Andreas M. Antonopoulos, and Adviser Richard Kagan. Third Key Solutions seeks to establish customized solutions for companies dealing with Cryptocurrency and to develop best practices for safely and securely managing and storing funds. Multisignature wallets aren’t enough, companies need to establish operational

    Third Key Solutions: Exclusive Interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan

    | 2015/04/01 8:00 am
  • Guest article by Kevin Cruz A common concern of prospective bitcoin users is the fear that hackers will get a hold of their devices and take all of their money. The possibility is very daunting. Many developers and companies, however, have rallied around providing powerful cybersecurity in the Bitcoin space. Rivetz, a provider of security services that protects private keys and encryption for any Bitcoin Wallet or distributed app, is aiming to quell these concerns —

    Rivetz

    | 2015/03/31 3:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin Investment Fund (GBTC) trading is now live. This means that bitcoin finally made it to the international traditional markets. From the slums of the internet cypher community and the uncertainties of volatility to the benches of international financial markets, Bitcoin has come a long and hard way, and finally we can say that is now being recognized as a trusted investment fund.

    GBTC: Bitcoin Investment Fund Goes Live

    | 2015/03/31 8:00 am
  • Coinprism, in a recent blog post, has announced the support of cold storage for TREZOR on its platform. Coinprism is the first Bitcoin 2.0 platform to integrate cold storage. This launch brings new things to both Bitcoin 2.0 applications as well as the Coinprism wallet itself. First, users will now be able to store colored assets in cold storage. Second, users will be able to link their spending to their TREZOR devices. Users of Coinprism and

    Coinprism is now TREZOR Compatible

    | 2015/03/26 8:00 am