• At the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, we were able to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Valery Vavilov, CEO of BitFury. So many changes have happened over the past couple years in the Bitcoin Transaction Processing industry (Bitcoin Mining), and many Bitcoin mining companies have began to branch out. BitFury has not only invested in and developed new technologies, but has also continued investing in themselves; the company’s talented team and stellar board of

    BitFury CEO Valery Vavilov on Company, Bitcoin Industry, and More

    | 2015/05/19 7:00 pm
  • The remittance market is a key area where Bitcoin and digital currency could make a splash. Sending money overseas to family and friends is pretty expensive these days, and the remittance space is dominated by a handful of players. But that isn’t stopping Australia-based DigitalBTC from distributing a remittance product of their own. Also read: BitSpark Shuts Down Bitcoin Exchange, Focuses on Remittance Service DigitalBTC – Digital Payment Solutions When it comes to processing digital

    DigitalBTC Launches AirPocket To Take on Remittance Market

    | 2015/05/19 3:00 pm
  • Bitfilm is a company that makes films for websites looking to increase revenue, traffic, or improve the aesthetic quality of a website. “A film makes your website much more attractive, it generates more traffic and more revenues. We know how to turn even the most complex and abstract matter into an entertaining movie. We are specialized in films for the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry. So if you run a Bitcoin-based business and want to make it more successful, Bitfilm will

    Satoshi’s Last Will: Interview with Bitfilm

    | 2015/05/18 7:00 pm
  • A note from the Editor: In recent months, Factom has made a splash in the Bitcoin community. The goal of the Factom project is to create a “scalable data layer for the blockchain.” Essentially, the team wants to create a blockchain-based data management system that streamlines and simplifies businesses’ record-keeping systems.  Factom has displayed the potential of their project through a proof of concept project that stored the entirity of Project Gutenberg on only four hashes of

    Exclusive Interview With Factom CEO Peter Kirby

    | 2015/05/18 3:00 pm
  • We recently published an article about blockchain-esque technology and its uses for a couple sectors. What we mean by “blockchain-esque” is that tracking, ownership of goods, etc. can be traced through an open database. This “database”, some might call it the world’s largest filing cabinet, can be utilised by everyone. For example: If you buy a new pair of Nike’s and you want to know where they came from and if they were created ethically.

    Bitcoin Blockchain Technology, Insurance and Police

    | 2015/05/17 8:00 am
  • 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
  • The relationship between Bitcoin and the online gambling industry has created somewhat of a trend for digital currency adoption. Bitcoin casino solutions are one of the more popular types of Bitcoin gambling platforms. CoinGaming.io is one of the industry leaders on that front, and it has recently announced its partnership with XIN Gaming. Also read: CoinGaming To Launch QuickFire Mobile Gaming Platform CoinGaming.io: Pushing Bitcoin Adoption in the Gaming Industry CoinGaming.io is a popular a white-label Bitcoin casino solutions provider. This company

    CoinGaming.io Expands its Bitcoin Gambling Platform Through XIN Gaming Partnership

    | 2015/05/15 3:00 pm
  • Social messaging applications are playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, as we want to be in contact with the rest of the world at any given time. Most everyday consumers have a few different messaging apps on their devices. This growing prevalence of social messaging could be beneficial for Bitcoin adoption. SendChat wants to capitalize on this potential, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make its app available for both iOS and Android users. Also read:

    SendChat Crowdfunding Campaign Goes Live on BlockTrust

    | 2015/05/15 8:00 am
  • Over the past year or so, it has become quite obvious that Bitcoin is one of the preferred online payment methods when it comes to online gambling. The online gambling business is slowly evolving, with more and more efforts focusing on the mobile market. Especially when it comes to playing casino games on Android, there seems to be a huge market. And Bitcoin could play a big role in that regard. Also Read: Nevada Attorney

    Bitcoin-Enabled Android Casino Games Are On The Rise

    | 2015/05/14 7:00 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
  • Over the past several days, the debate over increasing the Bitcoin block size limit has been rekindled. Gavin Andresen, the most prominent Core developer, restarted the debate in a blog post announcing his intention to respond to each substantial argument that opposed raising the limit. Staying true to his word, Andresen proceeded to publish a slew of posts addressing several different arguments against raising the limit. This series of articles sparked yet another community-wide discussion

    Should We Raise the Bitcoin Block Size Limit?

    | 2015/05/13 7:00 pm
  • Update: In a press release / statement Bitcoinist LTD used the word “acquired” instead of licensed from GAW Miners LLC. We are sorry for the inconvenience and misunderstanding we might have caused to Domain Guardians or anybody else in our press release / statement. The right wording is: The BTC.com domain was acquired By GAW Miners, LLC, However Bitcoinist LTD signed a private, long-term lease agreement until 2018.03.11. The licensee is Bitcoinist LTD and the licensor

    Million Dollar Bitcoin Domain Name BTC.com Launches Bitcoin And Digital Currency Industry Portal

    | 2015/05/13 2:59 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
  • Speculation is running wild in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency after Rand Paul announced his tech counsel team members. Among those members are some very important people in the Bitcoin industry, particularly Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne. But what does Rand Paul need a tech counsel for, and what will Byrne’s appointment mean for Bitcoin and digital currency in general? Also read: Rand Paul Accepts Bitcoin for 2016 Campaign Donations  Rand Paul: Accepting Bitcoin Donations for Political

    Rand Paul Names Patrick Byrne as Part of Tech Counsel

    | 2015/05/12 8:00 am
  • When it comes to Bitcoin manufacturers on a global scale, there are plenty of companies to choose from. As a result, you hardly ever see a manufacturer operating one of their own ATM’s these days. This opens opportunities for other companies, whom will gladly purchase one or more machines from a respected manufacturer. EBTM is a Belgian Bitcoin ATM operator, and this is their story. Also Read: The Mt. Gox Post-Bankruptcy Claims: A Detailed Guide Buying

    EBTM: The Story of a Bitcoin Operator in Belgium

    | 2015/05/10 7:00 pm
  • On the 21st of April, Robocoin released its Romit remittance software. Romit is a new global remittance platform that leverages blockchain technology, but it removes Bitcoin from the user experience. Romit’s fully automated remittance platform makes running a money transfer business easy, with low and transparent fees.

    Robocoin’s Romit Software: Become a Bitcoin ATM

    | 2015/05/10 8:00 am
  • 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
  • BitSeed is an interesting company to keep an eye on in the next few months, as they are determined to bring more nodes to the Bitcoin network. And that is needed, as the more nodes we have, the more secure the Bitcoin network is at any given time. Interested parties can now purchase one of BitSeed’s Bitcoin Node, and contribute to the network from the luxury of their home. Also Read: All About The Blockchain

    BitSeed’s New Bitcoin Hardware Node Has Altcoin Support

    | 2015/05/09 8:00 am
  •  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
  • Social messaging is an emerging trend on a global scale. With so many ways of communicating with other people around the world, it could prove to be an interesting way of increasing Bitcoin awareness and adoption. And there are several applications trying to merge the best of social messaging and digital currency into an easy-to-use platform. SendChat is one of those platforms, and they are focusing a lot of providing top notch security. Also Read:

    SendChat Tightens Bitcoin Security With BlockTrail Partnership

    | 2015/05/07 7:00 pm
  • 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