• Payment network Square has seen the value of its shares jump as a direct response to its Bitcoin integration. Square Shares Up 30% In 30 days After its announcement last week it was giving Bitcoin payments a limited trial for customers, Evercore ISI said the move was a major benefit to the business. “Following our meeting Wednesday with CFO Sarah Friar, we are upgrading Square to outperform,” analyst Rayna Kumar wrote to clients quoted by

    Square Bitcoin Support: Shares Rise as Analysts Laud ‘Ability to Innovate’

    | 2017/11/20 8:00 am
  • Tumblebit, which garnered much hype after its announcement in August 2016, it finally closing in on completion after adding support for the Tor browser. What is Tumblebit? Tumblebit is the Bitcoin network’s first trustless payment hub that lets users “mix” their coins. It allows for payments to be made between parties while adding a high degree of anonymity for everyone involved, while at the same time not have a third party that could run away

    Tumblebit Adds Tor Integration, Nears Completion

    | 2017/07/13 2:30 pm
  • The number of Bitcoin ATM’s has surpassed 1,000th, a milestone in the history of Bitcoin that marks the continued growth of its infrastructure across the globe. Bitcoin Hits 1,000 BTM’s Today, CoinATMRadar celebrates the submission of the 1,000th Bitcoin ATM on their website. A significant moment for the website that tracks the presence of these machines worldwide, but even more so for the Bitcoin community in general. The current number of Bitcoin ATM’s currently stands at 1,002, according

    Achievement Unlocked: Bitcoin Surpasses 1,000 ATMs Worldwide

    | 2017/02/17 9:00 am
  • Looking for a free ticket into the Crypto world? Bitcoinist has got you covered with four ways to get Bitcoin without having to spend a cent. You Don’t Need Money to Get Bitcoin As Bitcoin price continues to rise, it’s getting ever more expensive to buy for the average person. But earning bitcoin might just be the best way to accumulate this digital gold. Even Bitcoin expert, Andreas Antonopoulos, admitted in one of his many talks,

    4 Ways to Get Bitcoin Without Spending Any Money

    | 2017/02/16 12:00 pm
  • As the world of Bitcoin becomes bigger, more lucrative and more mainstream, there are going to be more eyes on the industry. Here are three easy ways to boost your privacy and security. Spotlight On Your Security Whether its surveillance from government agencies or hackers looking for bitcoins and information, here are three ways to improve your Bitcoin privacy that you may know, but aren’t exploiting. Using Bitcoin is not anonymous, as most current users already

    Three Easy Ways to Improve Your Bitcoin Privacy & Security

    | 2017/02/12 6:00 am
  • This case-study will focus on Bitcoin’s rise in Nigeria. It was partially inspired by a question from Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal about what benefits does Bitcoin bring to people living amid a currency crisis.   Economies with Currency Black Markets There is a currency crisis in the Nigerian economy, and using Bitcoin remittances offers real, measurable financial benefits to its population of 173 million. In the event that President Trump blocks remittances from the US to Mexico (which is a form of capital control

    Nigeria: An In-Depth Look at Using Bitcoin in a Currency Crisis

    | 2017/02/02 11:00 am
  • Paxful has unleashed their new ‘Bitcoin Kiosk’  widget allowing anyone to buy bitcoin in 300 different ways. Bitcoin Kiosk: 300 Ways to Buy Bitcoin People ask me all the time “How do I starting buying Bitcoin?” It’s a good question when meeting someone in stranger through LocalBitcoins.com may be intimidating for a newbie. Entering into a mass surveillance dragnet through Coinbase, via the IRS, may also fail to create an appealing introduction. Now, Paxful has a

    New ‘Bitcoin Kiosk’ Aims to Make Buying Easier Than Ever

    | 2017/01/28 2:00 am
  • The release of Kim Dotcom’s BitCache and Megaupload 2 (MU2) has been said to be a transformational project that alone could double Bitcoin’s global value. It looks like we’ll have to wait awhile for this new app and new Bitcoin value to reach fruiting, as we update you on the new release schedule. Dotcom’s Megaupload 2, BitCache Delayed Last summer, online business mogul Kim Dotcom announced two future Bitcoin applications called Megaupload 2.0, or MU2,

    Kim Dotcom Reveals New Launch Schedule for BitCache, Megaupload 2

    | 2017/01/24 11:00 am
  • 2017 is full of positive energy, renewed spirit, and the winds of change. As with any new year, new aspirations come with it, and the world is waiting for Bitcoin to gain its “killer app” that will take the digital currency mainstream. Kim Dotcom is working on it, but it will have to wait a couple more days. ‘I Want to Take Bitcoin Mainstream’ Last summer, online business mogul Kim Dotcom announced two future Bitcoin

    Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload 2.0 & BitCache Experience Aborted Launch

    | 2017/01/21 12:00 pm
  • Pantera Capital’s new $25 million USD fund will invest in Brave Browser and Abra, two innovative Bitcoin-based apps. Pantera Capital’s New $25 Fund Dan Morehead, founder and CEO of Pantera Capital, recently revealed details regarding their new investment fund in an interview with TechCrunch. While Bitcoin was the main focus of the interview, Morehead disclosed information regarding two of the companies that will receive new funding from Pantera Capital. Following the closure of the first fund,

    Pantera Capital’s New $25M Fund Will Invest in Brave Browser, Abra

    | 2017/01/13 8:00 am
  • We’re seeing a lot of new ways of using your Bitcoin, some more creative than others. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at how all of those Bitcoins you have accumulated can be used to get anything from the latest gadgets to more discounts and special offers. Bitcoin recently reached a new all-time high by crossing over the $1,000 mark. Those who were skeptical about the future of Bitcoin and

    Here Are Some More Creative Ways of Using Bitcoin in 2017

    | 2017/01/12 5:00 am
  • After a few months of experimenting with bitcoin payments for municipal services, the City Council of ‘Crypto Valley’ Zug in Switzerland announced that the pilot program will become a permanent fixture with possible plans to expand.  Bitcoin Payments a ‘Worthwhile Experiment’ Early May this year, Zug City Council decided to place bitcoin payment system on a pilot program to test the feasibility of bitcoin payments for municipal services. At current, the program has been used only

    Zug, Switzerland Makes Bitcoin Payments ‘Permanent’

    | 2016/12/16 8:00 am
  • Late on Tuesday, I received a very sad email from Gavin Stevens, founder of Solid Cloud, and creator of Bitphone, the first-ever encrypted, Bitcoin-accepting online video calling service. Also read: 12 YEAR OLD ‘DISRUPTS LONDON’ WITH VIRTUAL CURRENCY FOR KIDS The contents were sad, but the tone was not of remorse, but of anger and frustration. They had contacted me, as a Bitphone user on their list, to alert me that they were shutting their

    Bitphone, The World’s First Encrypted Skype Competitor, Closes Down

    | 2016/12/07 3:00 am
  • There’s been no official statements as of yet – but it looks like the Mycelium Wallet will be getting built-in peer-to-peer bitcoin mixing/tumbling later this year.  The first testnet transaction from devs went out four days ago, and discussion on internal channels confirms that they’re working on integrating P2P tumbling into their popular Android wallet. Read also: Comedy Tor Forks Emerge In Response to Appelbaum Scandal P2P Tumbling In Mycelium Pipeline As for details, so

    Mycelium May Roll out P2P Tumbling Soon

    | 2016/08/19 8:21 pm
  • The public and private sectora are now joining forces to stop ransomware as part of an international initiative to combat cybercrime. Groups participating in the project include Intel Security, Kaspersky Lab, the Dutch National Police and Europol.  Also read: Lisk Community Continues Developing Ecosystem Tools, Services International Crackdown on Ransomware The initiative, called “No More Ransom,” has a simple goal: make it more difficult for cyber criminals to capitalize on ransomware by outsmarting them. The organizers

    Private-Public Partnership Launched to Combat Ransomware

    | 2016/07/27 4:02 pm
  • Drachmae Club, a blockchain-based travel services ecosystem, is holding a contest where 10 winners will get free memberships to their “exclusive” travel club. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. This “Bitcoin, Altcoin and Blockchain Competition” requires participants to record any travel details and expenses they had over the last year. According

    Drachmae Travel Club Holds Bitcoin Traveling Competition

    | 2016/07/24 6:00 pm
  • Los Angeles-based 34 Bytes has released its new, fully-functional bitcoin point-of-sale (POS) terminals, distributing them to merchants for beta testing. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. The company says that it is “deeply involved in the promotion of the emerging crypto-economy,” working to spread bitcoin through “solutions aimed at improving the

    34 Bytes LLC Launches Bitcoin POS Terminal Beta Testing

    | 2016/07/17 1:00 pm
  • Russia pushes bitcoin, Mark Karpeles goes free, another massive crowdsale in the books, and Steemit gets hacked. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Bursts with ‘Energy’ RUSSIA Once again, a Russian party is pushing for the legalization of Bitcoin. The Party of Growth, which supports “free market economy and democracy,” believes that blockchain technology is growing all around the world,

    Industry Report: Steemit Is the Latest Victim of Cyber Crime

    | 2016/07/16 9:00 am
  • Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.  The World’s Most Affordable Bitcoin ATM Austin, Texas (July 7) – Blockchain Innovation, announced today the official release of their highly anticipated Bitcoin ATM, the BitTeller. With the growing popularity of cryptocurrency; developing and producing the BitTeller was a no brainier for blockchain Innovation. The BitTeller is a small but powerful Crypto­ATM system designed to provide a safe and

    Blockchain Innovation Announces the Release of the Simple, Fast, and Secure BitTeller ATM

    | 2016/07/09 4:19 pm
  • For most, bitcoin is used in two ways; it is either held in cold storage as an investment, or used as an alternative payment medium to fiat. Both have their own advantages over their traditional alternatives, but the real driving forces behind bitcoin’s development are rarely discussed – the conversation hangs largely around bitcoin’s price, and whilst that is an exciting topic, it does not inspire those who are truly interested in the power of

    3 Killer Apps Awaiting Bitcoin This Year

    | 2016/06/20 5:27 am
  • The Coinbase API may be coming to the language and platform of your choice, and not through the usual channels, either. A new specification for the coinbase API has been made for Swagger, a framework for generating client libraries from JSON and YAML API packages. CoinFabrik, a cryptocurrency development and consulting firm, has started an open-source project using Swagger to implement the Coinbase API on many previously unsupported platforms. The auto-generated client libraries include support

    CoinFabrik Ports Coinbase API to 26 Languages

    | 2016/06/12 12:08 am
  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Fined Bitfinex $75,000 today for “offering illegal off-exchange financed retail commodity transactions in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,” citing the Commodity Exchange Act and Dodd-Frank for the action. This development may be the first of many to come if similar services, that host proxy wallets for the user, are found to be in violation of the same regulations. Also Read : Allwinner Backdoor puts SoC users at Risk CTFC Fines Bitfinex

    CTFC Levels 75,000 Dollar Fine at Bitfinex

    | 2016/06/02 7:37 pm
  • Bitcoin Press Release: In partnership with Softswiss, Roger Ver’s Bitcoin.com is proud to announce the official Bitcoin.com casino, a trusted platform where players can bet bitcoins on a number of fun and fair games. All new customers will receive 2 free bitcoins to get them started as a welcome bonus. Casino.bitcoin.com is owned and operated by their partners at SoftSwiss, a market leader in the online gaming space and one of the very first to support Bitcoin. Founded in 2008,

    Bitcoin.com Launches Bitcoin Casino with Over 1000 Games and Free Bitcoin Bonus

    | 2016/05/11 7:57 am