• Politics in Bitcoin are never far away, and a message posted on the Node Counter front page earlier today only confirms that statement. In fact, the statement they had on their page left very little to the imagination, as it was an outspoken judgement on Bitcoin Core and how the development of Bitcoin has been bought out by Blockstream. It is not the first time these types of allegations appear on the Internet, but this

    Node Counter On Blockstream, Bitcoin Core and Censorship

    | 2016/03/11 3:51 am
  • HashFlare is announcing one year Ethereum cloud mining contracts with no maintenance fees. The company says that, after signing up for a free account, their new Ethereum mining contracts offer the best value on the market. 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. HashFlare Offers Lifetime Cloud Mining Contracts HashFlare allows customers

    HashFlare Offering One-Year Ethereum Mining Contracts

    | 2016/03/10 4:00 pm
  • Leading cloud mining company Genesis Mining has announced the launch of Logos Fund, the world’s first bitcoin mining fund. 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. Genesis Mining Launches Logos Fund The fund, called the Logos Fund, filed Form D with the SEC with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission last

    Logos Fund: World’s First Bitcoin Mining Fund

    | 2016/03/10 1:00 pm
  • Accepting Bitcoin payments can do wonder for any business, and the gambling industry is at the top of that list. Various casinos and other gambling establishments in Las Vegas have taken the plunge by venturing into the world of Bitcoin payments, and they are reaping the rewards from being early adopters. Overall, the interest in digital currency is on the rise in Las Vegas, which could be a sign of positive things to come. Also

    Las Vegas Sees More Business Volume Due To Bitcoin Acceptance

    | 2016/03/10 10:41 am
  • Just because mining pools give individual miners the ability to choose Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin classic, does not mean they will be switching over in droves all of a sudden. That statement is only reinforced by the F2Pool mining statistics, as only a small portion of miners have diverted their hashpower to Bitcoin Classic. This begs the question as to whether Bitcoin miners care enough about the difference between both solutions to risk their steady

    Bitcoin Miners Have Lost Interest In Block Size Debate

    | 2016/03/10 3:26 am
  • “The KeepKey is the most secure, user-friendly, premium hardware wallet device on the market,” said Doug Miller, KeepKey director of strategic alliances and business development.“Sticking to our core values, we brought to market a device accessible to everyone so they too can experience using Bitcoin and the Blockchain with ease and peace of mind.” Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its goods and/or services. 

    Keepkey Expands Worldwide to Retailers and Vendors

    | 2016/03/09 2:41 pm
  • Bitcoin and virtual reality seem to be a very potent combination, and Lumiere Online Store is thinking along those lines precisely. There is a lot of focus on virtual reality right now, and many investors are looking to be part of the game. But at the same time, there is a lot of consumer interest too, and they want access to convenient payment methods, such as Bitcoin. As a result, Lumiere Online Store is now

    Lumiere Online Store Mixes Bitcoin With Virtual Reality

    | 2016/03/09 1:26 pm
  • Facilitating international wage payments is quite painful.  Bank wires and traditional financial technologies are slow and costly. For instance, when sending wage payments to the Philippines through an international wire, it can take 5 days to arrive. In addition to this, you can often lose over 10% in fees and bad exchange rates. You can see a live comparison of Bank Wires to the Philippines with Bitwage Rates here: https://www.bitwage.com/payroll-individual#banktobank. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist

    Bitwage Releases An API, Credit Card Payment Feature & Hubstaff Announcement

    | 2016/03/09 10:34 am
  • Tens of thousands of companies hire internationally, but there are two significant problems that they deal with — wait times and costs. Bitwage is an innovative company, known for combining mobile, cloud and blockchain technology to allow employers to easily send wages throughout the world, via bitcoin. Today, it has announced the launch of its API, as well as two new system updates. Also read: How the Etherum Development Discussion Brings in a Reality Check

    Bitwage Releases API, Announces Two System Updates

    | 2016/03/09 10:26 am
  • Now that the brave browser has been available to users for little over a month, it provides an excellent timeframe to see how the Bitcoin community feels about this powerful tool. While Bitcoin integration is still not available to this point, the consensus seems to indicate brave is a much faster browser compared to any other offering in existence today. That being said, are people looking forward to micropayments from their browser to access premium

    Brave Browser Works As Advertised Despite No Bitcoin Integration Yet

    | 2016/03/09 3:46 am
  • The Bloggers’ Club 500 is the latest project from the OBITS and BTSR initiatives, and it has recently reached a significant milestone. The Club reports that it has given out over 100 bitcoin worth of digital currency to its writers, who have contributed to the Club. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not responsible for the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or

    Bloggers’ Club 500: 11 Bitcoins Paid out so Far

    | 2016/03/08 3:00 pm
  • Kilobitcoinhomepage.com, the self-proclaimed “Million Dollar Homepage” for bitcoin, is now offering “unique advantages” for advertisers that purchase pixels for life on their advertising homepage. 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. About Kilobitcoinhomepage.com This advertising service offers a unique way of conducting marketing campaigns. When companies purchase a pixel, they are totally

    Kilobitcoinhomepage.com: Bitcoin’s ‘Million Dollar Homepage’

    | 2016/03/08 1:00 pm
  • The BitHope Foundation is the first Bulgarian non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses cryptocurrency exclusively. This foundation is reportedly the first crypto-exclusive NGO in compliance with Article 33 of the Law on Nonprofit Legal Entities. BitHope believes that cryptocurrencies are the best form of money “that has been created by the human intellect,” which is why it wants to use digital currency to help people. Also read: John McAfee: ‘There are Tremendous Technology Problems With Bitcoin’

    BitHope Speaks: Scalability and the Future of NGOs

    | 2016/03/08 6:00 am
  • Blockchain technology is captivating audiences all over the world, and now that the financial sector has taken notice of this trend, new projects are being announced on a regular basis. One of the most recent projects is the collaboration between Fujitsu and Mizuho Bank, as both parties will experiment with the blockchain to make cross-border securities transactions settlements faster and cheaper. Also read: The Vanbex Report: Blockchain as a Business Mizuho Bank And Fujitsu Explore

    Mizuho Bank And Fujitsu Successfully Complete Blockchain Trial

    | 2016/03/08 3:33 am
  • March 7, 2016 — It is difficult not to perceive the Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) as an attempt at providing the evolutionary catalyst to changing the way business is conducted in the future. Also Read : IBM goes big on blockchain Vanbex Report: Businesses Integrating the Blockchain Discussion around Vanbex has been whether Microsoft’s “blockchain marketplace” is indeed the best course for the emerging industry. The consensus was mixed and led to the consideration the scenario was

    The Vanbex Report: Blockchain as a Business

    | 2016/03/07 6:31 pm
  • Zebpay today announced a new set of app features exclusively for pro bitcoiners. Already available on Google Play, the app’s new features allows users to set their own bitcoin price (bid / ask), keep Rs balance in app to buy bitcoin instantly and check transaction status using transaction id. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Delivering on the promise

    Zebpay Releases Powerful New Features on Android App

    | 2016/03/07 5:57 pm
  • The block size battle dominated yet another week in the Bitcoin media circuits. The drama started early in the week when confirmation times crept upwards as lots of small transactions unexpectedly filled up Bitcoin’s small blocks. This frustration quickly erupted into outright flaming, as Bitcoin giants fired shots at the Core development community. Also read: New EAST Report Shows ATM Skimming is Evolving Block Size Drama Reaches a Fever Pitch as Bitcoin Giants Get Involved Frustrations

    Bitcoin Giants Swing at Core Devs Amid Controversy

    | 2016/03/07 1:27 pm
  • The European ATM Security Team released a new European Fraud Update for 2016. As part of this report, an interesting picture is painted as to how ATM fraud is evolving in Europe. A total of 23 European countries are represented in this report, and by the look of things, the fraud rates are not going down by much. Bitcoin remains a viable alternative to traditional finance, as digital currency ATMs are not affected by skimming

    New EAST Report Shows ATM Skimming Is Evolving

    | 2016/03/07 11:30 am
  • The recent Bitcoin network issues are a significant threat to the viability and prospects of the Bitcoin ecosystem. In fact, various people are claiming they are leaving Bitcoin and invest their money elsewhere, in some of the more promising blockchain-based projects, such as Ethereum, Maidsafe, and others. But is there a real Bitcoin exodus happening, or is this just a phase community members have to go through before things can take off? Also read: Accessibility

    Core Protocol Issues Can Lead To A Bitcoin Exodus

    | 2016/03/07 3:44 am
  • It is no secret how mobile Android devices are vulnerable to a wide range of attacks, which could have drastic consequences for consumers. Especially when it comes to financial details being leaked, these Android vulnerabilities will need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Accessibility clickjacking is one of the more recent forms of malware putting over 500 million devices – and Bitcoin users around the world – at risk. Also read: This Turing Complete

    Accessibility Clickjacking Threatens Bitcoin Users On Android

    | 2016/03/06 9:22 am
  • There’s never been a whirlwind of politics surrounding an open source project on the scale that we see with Bitcoin. Alternative implementations are considered controversial on principle, and Core devs can’t propose a bug fix without being accused of manipulation on behalf of outside interests. However, BSD, another popular open source project, doesn’t seem to have these problems. Why not?  Also read: Ethereum Node Growth Explodes on “Homestead” Release At the same time, though, we’ve

    Bitcoin Devs Could Learn a Lot from BSD

    | 2016/03/06 6:00 am
  • Understanding the way payments work is quite revealing in some cases. as it explains how a handful of companies make money off millions of transactions around the world. For example, very few people are aware of how PayPal is making a ton of money through their BrainTree hub, which is used for mobile payments by services such as Uber and AirBnb. A lot of revenue is generated for this one company powering a lot of

    PayPal Centralizes Payment Processing For Uber And AirBnb

    | 2016/03/05 8:27 am
  • Last week, the Omni Foundation announced the release of the OmniDex 1.0, a trustless cryptocurrency exchange. The Omni Foundation claims that their exchange is the first of its kind, bringing truly-decentralized trading through a platform that “has no human component.” The purpose of this exchange is secure and trustless trading; OmniDex wants people to be able to buy and sell without getting “Goxxed.” Also read: Visa Is Looking for Blockchain Developers OmniDex: Trustless Cryptocurrency Exchange

    OmniDex: Keeping You From Getting Goxxed?

    | 2016/03/05 6:00 am