• The 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference will showcase a keynote delivered by George Gilder, who will discuss themes from his upcoming book, Bitcoin & Gold: Information Theory of Money. The conference will take place March 27 through 29 at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin. In his 17th book: Bitcoin & Gold: Information Theory of Money, Gilder advances his view of the existence of a disconnection between the needs of players in the global financial markets

    Texas Bitcoin Conference: The Information Theory of Money

    | 2015/03/13 3:00 pm
  • Tradle and Factom have partnered to deliver connected, blockchain-based economies of scale. This collaboration will leverage Tradle’s supply chain model with Factom’s data layer on the blockchain to provide organizations in the finance, manufacturing, distribution, and wholesale industries with the efficient means of verifying processes and coordinating activities. Also read: Factom And Tether Announce Partnership David Johnston, Chairman of the Factom Foundation Board of Directors, commented on the partnership, stating: “We are excited that Tradle has chosen Factom

    Tradle and Factom: Delivering Blockchain Economies Of Scale

    | 2015/03/13 8:00 am
  • Recently, I discovered a cool new service that allows anyone to verify an idea, document, or file on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Bitproof is one of the first companies to expand on the idea of document storage within the blockchain, one of the many uses of Bitcoin 2.0, the next generation of blockchain functionality.  Disclaimer: The author has no relation with Bitproof.io Bitproof is one of many companies participating in the Boost VC incubator in Silicon Valley. Boost VC

    Bitproof.io: Protecting IP Rights Through the Blockchain

    | 2015/03/11 3:00 pm
  • Silicon Valley startup 21 Inc., a company that’s managed to stay in the shadows, for the most part, announced it has raised $116 million in venture funding. Formally known as 21e6, 21 Inc. raised the most funding by any startup in the digital-currency sector, based on data from Coindesk. Two years ago under the name 21e6, the company was able to raise $5 million in venture capital. 21 Inc Emerges From The Shadows Silicon Valley

    21 Inc. Breaks Venture Bitcoin Funding Record

    | 2015/03/10 11:11 pm
  • While I was attending the Inside Bitcoins Berlin conference over the past few days, all of the event’s guests were treated to a surprise announcement made by the people over at Block Verify. This unexpected intermezzo had everything to do with using the blockchain technology in such a way that can benefit each and every one of us : combating counterfeit products and goods. Block Verify believes the blockchain holds the technology needed to combat

    Block Verify Turns Bitcoin Into a Life-saving Technology

    | 2015/03/08 3:49 pm
  • MapOfCoins.com On first glance, Map of Coins is the coolest thing ever done in an internet browser. It provides a visual representation of the many forks of Bitcoin that have come about over the years. A lot of the stuff that’s easily forgotten in the day-to-day, endless onslaught of new altcoins – that are often essentially nothing more than rebranded forks of successful projects – is easy to remember thanks to MOC. For instance, the first

    Two Websites for the Aspiring Bitcoin Expert

    | 2015/03/01 3:00 pm
  • Freedom of speech and free expression is in its real sense Decentralization. Freedom of speech is more important now than ever. The intervention of the State and Law is widely expanding. The access to free speech and free expression allows the dynamics of so-called Democratic Societies through the manifestation of individuality in public space dominance. However, what we see today is a control imposition from the Society against the individual.

    Social Networks and Decentralization: the Synereo Case

    | 2015/02/25 8:00 am
  • While people mainly hear about Trezor, a hardware Bitcoin wallet, there are alternatives.  For example, take a look at Ledger. Ledger is a more affordable wallet, which is around .13 BTC and plugs into a PC; it is controlled via a Chrome Browser extension. It signs transactions and can access your wallet, even under the worst possible scenario where PC is infected with malware or key loggers. Ledger’s website touts secure transactions even on a fully

    Ledger Closes 1.3 Million Euro Funding Round

    | 2015/02/21 8:00 am
  • The Internet technologies facilitated the emergence of a broad range of business opportunities along the appearance of several new industries. It also brought the chance to long-established industries to re-invent themselves and introduce new services and solutions that weren’t simply possible before. One of the industry’s that got along real fine was the Radio industry.

    Decentralized TV: The Future of Media?

    | 2015/02/15 8:00 am
  • BitPay is one of the best well-known payment processors for Bitcoin and the second leading payment service provider in the world. The company operates with the peer-to-peer virtual currency Bitcoin and is capable of providing its customers access to an almost free and instantaneous transactions payment method from anywhere in the world with no risk of fraud or chargeback.

    BitPay Introduces the Bitcore Playground

    | 2015/02/14 9:00 pm
  • Campus Party is an annual technology festival where thousands of “campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and geeks) equipped with laptops camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.

    IBM Offers Bitcoin at the Annual Campus Party

    | 2015/02/10 9:00 pm
  • Spondoolies-Tech is entering the cloud mining market by joining forces with Genesis Mining. The news is big as Guy Corem of Spondoolies has been very vocal about many cloud mining companies being a scam. Guy also does not believe in self-mining as he feels it is immoral to compete with your customers for the Bitcoin rewards. Marco Streng of Genesis Mining is also very positive about the new partnership. As one of the remaining cloud

    Spondoolies-Tech Enters Cloud Mining Partnering With Genesis Mining

    | 2015/02/09 3:00 pm
  • American Green, a leader in the new legal weed industry, has deployed the world’s first marijuana vending machine. Vending machines dispensing marijuana related products first made their debut last year and have been limited to selling cannabis-infused foods or edibles. But this bud vending machine, like of all American Green’s previous machines, accepts bitcoin. “[Consumers] can legally purchase the goods and must pay in cash or bitcoin since the federal government doesn’t allow debit or

    American Green Builds World’s First Marijuana Vending Machine Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2015/02/08 8:00 am
  • For years, speculative day-traders have been eagerly awaiting the day that Wall Street cash flows onto their favorite exchange. If a few Wall Street stock traders would come forth and spark the daily volume, maybe the markets would go up instead of down in 2015. When big power-players start placing buy orders, the moon will surely be within the grasp of anyone holding their coins for all that time. MarketWatch recently published an article warning

    Wall Street and Silicon Valley Aren’t Investing in Bitcoin, They’re Investing in Bitcoin Business

    | 2015/02/06 3:00 pm
  • Let’s face it: there’s a sea of altcoins debuting practically every month. Now that cryptocurrency has made its mark for more than five years, the technology is getting more sophisticated and easier to produce. That being said, it doesn’t always mean new altcoins make a significant impact. With new altcoins premiering all the time, it’s hard to break the mold and catch some eyes. But NeuCoin seems to be doing alright with that, as they’re

    Is NeuCoin the Strongest Altcoin Opening in 2015 Thus Far?

    | 2015/02/03 3:00 pm
  • The trials regarding the Silk Road are in full effect as they attract more attention from what was expected. Much information on the trials can be found throughout the website that specifically describe some of the most important parts regarding the cases. People have not shied away from commenting either as a heated debate forms regarding Ross Ulbricht’s guiltiness.  Interesting news from the ongoing Silk Road trial involving Ross Ulbricht was released today as Andreas Antonopoulos was blocked

    Andreas Antonopoulos Deemed Unqualified to Testify in Silk Road Trial

    | 2015/02/03 10:51 am
  • In October of 2014, Gavin Andresen sparked a community-wide debate over the future of the hard-coded, 1 MB size-cap on Bitcoin blocks. Andresen proposed a change to the Bitcoin protocol that would implement an upward-scaling block size limit, necessitating a hard-fork of the blockchain. Many people opposed this idea — mainly on economic grounds. They argued that a constantly increasing block size limit would make the supply of block-space far outstrip the demand for transactions,

    Thoughts on Bitcoin Block Size Economics

    | 2015/02/02 8:00 am
  • The expressed opinions in this article do not reflect those of Bitcoinist but of a guest writer. Bitcoin as an investment tool is an increasing topic of debate for spectators. It’s a clearly divisive topic that often leads to shiny new bitcoin obituaries reading, “Bitcoin is Dead!” or “Is This The End of Bitcoin?” To this date, Bitcoin has died 40 times. A site called Bitcoin Obituaries follows all the major times a newsgroup prints

    Stop Predicting Bitcoin Obituaries Because of Irresponsible Companies [Opinion]

    | 2015/02/01 3:00 pm
  • This February, the Finovate group will hold their conference, Finovate Europe, in the UK’s capital city of London. The US-based Finovate group, created in 1995, is one of the leading experts in research concerning banking technology and financial innovations. You might have heard the name if you have read the top notch research concerning banking and their publications of the online banking reports. They also run a very popular blog called NETbanker.com. Finovate founder Jim

    Bitcoin Lending Platform at Finovate Europe

    | 2015/01/30 3:00 pm
  • MrBitco.in announced that they have officially sold the last Litecoin on their ATM network and do not plan to support it on their platform in the future. According to an announcement on Reddit from the Netherlands-based collective, the reason to pull Litecoin sales from MrBitco.in ATMs is due to low interest in the currency and a small market. Dwindling user interest in Litecoin caused us to decide to stop selling Litecoin through our ATM network,”

    ATM Collective Drops Litecoin After Claims of Low Interest

    | 2015/01/30 8:00 am
  • Gem has just announced that they’re deploying custom Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from Thales e-Security as part of their wallet. The Venice-based bitcoin security platform harnessing lightweight code and multi-signature technology will utilize HSMs in a similar way as the military. The devices are used to protect military encryption keys along with mission secrets. If the military trusts the technology, it might just be good enough to store bitcoins. “Our engineers worked closely with the

    Gem Says Military Hardware and Bitcoin Security Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

    | 2015/01/29 9:00 pm
  • On January 22, the Czech Bitcoin exchange, WBTCB, launched a new service that will allow Czech residents to buy bitcoin at over 8,000 terminals around the country. After completing three steps, users will be able to have bitcoin in their hands. The ATMs do not require extensive identification documents and allows for anonymous purchases. The transaction is fee is 7%, which is higher than other Bticoin ATMs. According to Czech citizen and Reddit user Kamilosas, the

    WBTCB Brings Bitcoin to 8,000 Czech Terminals

    | 2015/01/29 3:00 pm