• Bitlanders is a new social network that pays people for their content. With bitLanders, users that post blogs, videos, images, and share the best content will have an extra income paid by the social platform. Also read: BitLanders: A Social Network That Pays You in Bitcoin Last week, Bitcoinist published an article review of this social network. This week, we decided have a conversation with the bitLanders Co-Founder and CEO, Francesco Rully.   Where did you get the

    Interview with Bitlanders CEO Francesco Rulli

    | 2015/04/11 7:00 pm
  • While several companies are trying to bring Bitcoin to mobile payment systems, one of the world’s biggest telecom providers has plans to invest in Silicon Valley’s Bitcoin startups. Orange SA, France’s leading telecom provider, and worldwide brand name, has grown fond of the technology powering digital currencies and wants to see how it can benefit its products in the future. Also read: Bitcoin Can Revolutionize the Telecommunications Sector Early Adopter Phase For Blockchain Technology One of the things

    Telecom Provider Orange Set to Invest in Bitcoin Startups

    | 2015/04/11 8:00 am
  • A micropayment is a type of payment that uses relatively small amounts of money to purchase every day items, such as food and drink. Now that bitcoin’s user base is growing, it may end up being the “missing link” that makes micropayments a viable option for everyone. Also Read: Thoughts on Bitcoin Blocksize Economics. The micro-payment idea originated with banks in the early 90’s. It was a pretty solid idea; load around 150 dollars on a card to

    Is Bitcoin The Future of Micropayments?

    | 2015/04/10 7:00 pm
  • One key area where Bitcoin could make a splash is in the world of money remittances. As things stand right now, sending money overseas is a very costly business, with fee amounts running in double digits most of the time. Bitcoin is a borderless digital currency at low to 0 fees, making it a viable competitor. Bitspark, the world’s first end-to-end remittance service powered by Bitcoin, has recently partnered with Bitgo Inc. Also Read: BitGo Secures

    Bitspark Partners With BitGo To Offer Multi-sig Security

    | 2015/04/10 3:00 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
  • The two previous articles (part one and part two) in this series covered the basic mechanics of the blockchain and the largest problem the blockchain currently faces. Now, I will move on to the future of the blockchain. In the last part, I talked about a method of storing and time stamping any document on the blockchain through a fairly simple method. This method allows users to back legal claims using blockchain technology, all for about four

    All About: The Blockchain Part Three

    | 2015/04/08 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin technology is all about coming up with new and creative ways to unlock the technology driving this ideology. Over the past few years, we have seen many unique Bitcoin applications, most of which were developed during a hackathon. As a result of that success, Coinbase will be hosting BitHack V2, a six-week hackathon challenging developers to push Bitcoin to limits they never knew existed. Also Read: Coinbase Exchange Passes Bitstamp and BTC-e in Trading

    Coinbase Announces Bitcoin Hackathon BitHack V2

    | 2015/04/07 10:40 pm
  • Guest Writer Kevin Cruz with additional info by Caleb Chen. The Texas Bitcoin Conference returned to Austin, Texas this year for it’s second annual rendition. This year’s conference took place in Downtown Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater, a week after the eventful SXSW. Compared with the venue last year, the central location attracted more local attendees and media attention. In fact, a Texas Congressman was even on the speaking line up.  Other notable

    Everything Seems To Be Bigger in Texas, Even the Bitcoin Conferences

    | 2015/04/07 3:30 am
  • Bitcoin enthusiasts all across Belgium are doing their darndest to put the country on the digital currency map. With a great initiative such as Ghent Bitcoincity — which is kicking off their official event two weeks from now — things are heading in the right direction. But that is not all, as two new Bitcoin ATMs have been installed in shops in Belgium as well. Also Read: BTCPoint Enables 10,000 ATMs to sell Bitcoin in Spain General

    Two Bitcoin ATMs Installed at Outpost Game Centers in Belgium

    | 2015/04/05 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin on Wall street has been the subject of many headlines in 2015 thus far. As bitcoin makes headway in the financial world, the signs are clear, Wall Street is quickly moving in on bitcoin. Also Read: Interview with David and Ron of Digital Currency Labs The Wall Street Journal reports: Amid a slew of deals involving prominent finance and tech companies lie signs that the U.S. business establishment is exploring innovative new enterprise uses for digital

    Wall Street is Quickly Moving in on Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/04 8:00 am
  • In part one of our series on the blockchain, I explained the importance of the blockchain and explained its basic mechanics. In this article, I will cover the future of the blockchain and the untapped potential that it has. 2015 is most likely the year of expanded blockchain capabilities. The blockchain has far more uses than just recording transactions, which I will cover the second half of this article. Before talking about the future of the blockchain, it is important to address

    All About: The Blockchain Part Two

    | 2015/04/02 8:00 am
  • Chainspotting.co is a new web app that focuses on real-time blockchain data. The site features a number of modules that allow non-programmers to have access to in-depth information regarding their portfolios (collections of addresses). Chainspotting allows users to track the balances of their addresses, track unconfirmed transactions, and run queries on a specific set of addresses, all in real time. The power of this tool comes with the versatility of the software. Before Chainspotting, anyone looking for in-depth

    Chainspotting.co: A Powerful New Bitcoin Web App

    | 2015/04/01 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • While many people understand the basics of Bitcoin’s blockchain, it is important to understand it completely. Many people argue that the blockchain, Bitcoin’s underlying mechanic, has more value than the currency itself. Several different financial institutions have conducted research on digital currencies and have all found that Bitcoin has the chance to turn the global financial industry upside down, all because of the blockchain. The blockchain’s potential is huge, and I will be discussing the

    All About: The Blockchain Part One

    | 2015/03/28 8:00 pm
  • “ARE YOU A BLOCKCHAIN ENTHUSIAST, A HARD-CORE CODER, A DESIGNER OR JUST A HACKATHON OBSESSOR? IF SO, JOIN THE DBS BLOCKCHAIN HACK FOR AN INNOVATIVE TWO DAYS OF EXCLUSIVE BLOCKCHAIN CHALLENGES AND API ACCESS FROM TOP FINANCIAL INSTITUTES – AND SOME SERIOUS HACKING.”  Also Read: Colored Coins, What They Are and How They Work On The Bitcoin Blockchain If you visit the DBS Blockchain Hackathon web page, this is exactly what you are greeted with. The hackathon will have a meeting on

    DBS Blockchain Hackathon

    | 2015/03/28 8:00 am
  • There is currently a special bitcoin project being conducted in Denmark. Coinify is teaming up with Danish journalist Elías Christian Lundström for their experiment; can someone live for a month only using Bitcoin? “Coinify is working toward mainstreaming Bitcoin. We believe in Bitcoin as a real, everyday currency that can be used by the general public. This meant that we had to create an audacious experiment to show the general public that using Bitcoin for

    Can you live solely on Bitcoin? Coinify Project Trys to Find Out

    | 2015/03/27 3:00 pm
  • A.I. Coin is taking blockchain technology to a new level of performance and intelligence. The promising new currency features enhanced block-chain security, instant payment transactions, lower fees, and greater efficiency. The product of eight years of research in artificial intelligence, A.I. Coin is one of the first digital currencies to utilize artificial intelligence. The A.I. Coin Project is Proof-of-Stake (POS) – 21 million coins will be minted. Also Read: Is NeuCoin the Strongest Altcoin Opening in 2015

    Exclusive Interview with A.I. Coin Founders

    | 2015/03/26 9:00 pm
  • Factom is a data layer for the blockchain that allows users to permanently secure documents and even whole business processes. The Factom technology is especially compelling for those who want to build trust with users by providing complete transparency and real-time auditability of their systems, while at the same time maintaining user privacy.

    Factoids: The Tokens that Drive the Factom Protocol

    | 2015/03/26 3:00 pm
  • 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
  • Bitwage is announcing that it will be partnering with Xapo, a bitcoin debit card provider, to release the Bitwage International Debit card. This international payroll debit card service is the first of its kind.   Also Read:  Xapo Announces Free Multi-Signature Deep Cold Storage; Five Private Keys Generated Offline and Scattered Across the World This debit card will allow employees and contractors using Bitwage’s bitcoin payroll service to withdraw United States Dollars, Euros, and British

    Bitwage Partners With Xapo for New Debit Card Service

    | 2015/03/25 3:00 pm
  • Colored Coins is an advanced application of Bitcoin’s blockchain. The protocol is considered to have Bitcoin 2.0 properties, as it expands the use of Bitcoin’s blockchain. Colored Coins are tokens that are marked to represent real world assets. They can be used to prove ownership of cars, real estate, precious metals, etc., and are pretty easy to issue. While there aren’t very many cryptocurrencies that are Colored Coins, the ones that are colored offer some interesting

    Colored Coins, What They Are and How They Work On The Bitcoin Blockchain

    | 2015/03/25 8:00 am
  • UPDATE: In this article we used a picture from blockchain.info which has been deleted! The company Blockchain and its products have nothing to do with what the author writes in this article! However it might caused confusion as we included their picture before. We are sorry for this misunderstanding! Bitcoin critics often make the clame that “crypto-based technology has nothing to contribute to the everyday world.” It seems like demonizing digital currency is a zealous fetish of theirs, while blatantly ignoring the

    Response to Critics That Say The Blockchain Has No Value

    | 2015/03/23 8:00 pm