• Every time a new mobile Bitcoin wallet is released, people get excited about its new features. Over the past few months, most mobile Bitcoin wallets have announced new features, but nothing makes them stand out from one another. Just yesterday, the new BitX Smart Wallet was released, which offers some near, albeit not groundbreaking, features. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Why don’t most Businesses Accept Digital Currency? BitX Smart Wallet – In-App Bitcoin Buying &

    BitX Smart Wallet Launched for Mobile Bitcoin Users

    | 2015/10/07 12:14 pm
  • Bitcoin is in a unique place right now, it has the ability to help businesses increase their revenue and decreases transaction fees paid for point-of-sale transactions. Many businesses have started to accept Bitcoin payments for goods and services, but many still don’t — despite the number of Bitcoin payment processing companies that allow businesses to convert Bitcoin to fiat currency instantly to avoid market fluctuations. So why do most businesses in the world still continue

    Bitcoin in Business: Why don’t most Businesses Accept Digital Currency?

    | 2015/10/07 8:00 am
  • The traditional financial ecosystem has been on the brink of collapsing for quite some time. To put one more nail in the coffin of traditional finance, it will become much easier for consumers to sue their credit card company in the near future. Right now, credit card companies are protected by an arbitration clause, but that layer of protection could possible fade away in front of their eyes. Also read: Lionsgate now Accepts Bitcoin on

    Denying Financial Service Providers To Hide Behind Arbitration Clauses

    | 2015/10/07 5:10 am
  • A team of engineers from the University of New South Wales has developed a device that allows two quantum bits, known as qubits, to communicate with one another, this brings the world one step closer to quantum computing. The device achieves communication of two qubits with silicon. Binary bits take a state of either 0 or 1. In a quantum computer, qubits can assume a state of 0,1 or both at the exact same time.

    Quantum Computing Draws Closer; Danger for Bitcoin?

    | 2015/10/06 8:00 am
  • Everyday consumers are reaping the benefits of brand loyalty points, as they can be used for future discounts or even free items, depending on how many points have been saved. For the brand itself, this is a great way to tie customers to their stores, and make them revisit the store every so often. But are we really using these loyalty points to their full effect? A recent UK study shows most loyalty points rewards

    Loyalty Points Not Being Spent By Consumers – Bitcoin Discounts Can Solve This Problem

    | 2015/10/06 5:36 am
  • Most of us have been in a pinch somewhere in which we needed to get some cash to pay for goods or services and had to use an ATM that was not from our banking network, a situation in which the fees were staggering. According to a report released on Monday from Bankrate.com, ATM transaction fees for out-of-network withdrawals is now up to an average of $4.52, up 4% from 2014 and 21% from 2010.

    ATM Fees at Record High for Out-of-Network Transactions

    | 2015/10/05 4:33 pm
  • The holiday shopping seasons is almost upon us once again, and everyday consumers are more determined than ever before to secure some special discounts or deals. Buying something for friends, family, or loved ones, has become part of the holiday seasons, but that doesn’t mean deals and discounts become less important; More importantly, can Bitcoin play any major role in the “bargain” holiday shopping this year? Also read: Bitcoin Is Superior To Cashless Systems Used

    Bitcoin Can Be A Gamechanger During The Holiday Shopping Season

    | 2015/10/05 12:20 pm
  • This past week, the Bitcoin markets seemed to be relatively quiet, while subtly hinting at a desire to see the digital currency increase in value. Throughout the course of the week, the Bitcoin price rose from the mid $230s to the high $230s, brushing against $240 several times. This modest growth occurred with a backdrop of fairly mild news. Also read: How Bitcoin is like the Housing Market Daily Bitcoin Price Action September 28: $236.47

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Australia Boots Bitcoin, ERNIT’s New Piggy Bank

    | 2015/10/05 8:00 am
  • Hackers and online hoodlums are not only targeting mobile Android users all over the world, as Chinese iPhone users are not safe from harm either. A recent App Store security breach is a great cause of concern, as users in China and Taiwan might still be at risk of installing malicious software without realizing it. Also read: Bitcoin Users Vulnerable to Android Stagefright 2.0 Bug YiSpecter Malware Affecting Jailbroken and Non-jailbroken Apple Devices The new

    YiSpecter Malware on iOS Threatens Device Security – Bitcoin Users Advised To Upgrade

    | 2015/10/05 5:21 am
  • 04 October 2015 – LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) – With the goal of creating a more reliable and easy open-source cryptocurrency exchange, EuroBitMarket has launched providing customers with a safe, fair and ethical exchange platform protecting them from excessive manipulation and volatility. “With the continued growth and popularity of Bitcoin, customers are increasingly in need of a safe environment in which to trade,” said Giacomo of EuroBitMarket. “Providing a secure marketplace where buyers get their BitCoin,

    EuroBitMarket Brings a Unique Exchange with Unique Background

    | 2015/10/04 12:51 pm
  • The housing market in the United States has been on the decline since late August. While unfortunate, it’s something Americans are used to. Since 2008, the country has struggled with the regular ups and downs of its housing market, and many of us, despite the media’s attempts to convince us that things “have gotten better,” remain skeptical. Also read: The Bitcoin Halving: Deflating the Hype With the recent drop, that skepticism appears to be somewhat

    How Bitcoin is like the Housing Market

    | 2015/10/04 8:00 am
  • On October 2 the National Bank of Ukraine warned regional banks and executives of the certain risks using virtual currency. This comes after previous warnings in 2014 with the financial institution giving similar warnings. Due to the Bitcoin conference in Kiev many in the banking community have seen a surge of interest in the digital currency. This newly found enthusiasm can be seen with many participants at conferences and meetings held amongst the Ukrainian banking

    Ukraine’s National Bank Warns About Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/04 7:30 am
  • A society without physical money is already becoming very apparent in our world. Most people do not use cash or checks like they used to 20 years ago. Currently, there is only 8% of hard physical cash represented in the world, and the rest of our money is pure digits. It’s not hard to see that this is a reality as people use mobile banking, debit cards, and online payments. People can go for quite

    Bitcoin Is Superior To Cashless Systems Used Today

    | 2015/10/03 8:34 pm
  • ERNIT is a piggy bank revamped for the modern world, where children are more likely to have smartphones in their hands than paper currency and coins. ERNIT took it upon themselves to make a classic savings tool relevant once again in an increasingly digital world, where payments are frequently made online. With the ability to deposit funds from credit, debit, as well as Bitcoin, ERNIT is a modern twist on the iconic piggy bank. I spoke to

    ERNIT Exclusive Interview: Piggy Bank with Bitcoin Support

    | 2015/10/03 8:00 am
  • Whenever mobile banking was introduced, a lot of people automatically assumed this gave them a tad bit more financial freedom. While it is convenient to check your bank account on a mobile device, that freedom comes at its very own price though. Depending on whether or not you installed a specific type of light dimming application, mobile ABN Amro banking might not work properly. Also read: Official Launch of Bitcoin.com Forum and News Platform Poor

    ABN Amro Mobile Banking Struggles With Apps Managing Screen Brightness – Bitcoin QR Codes Superior

    | 2015/10/03 5:37 am
  • Update: The source of the downtime seems to be an attack on a website (DolarToday) which was using CloudFlare. As a result, multiple sites, including bitcoin sites, were unavailable for hours earlier today. According to multiple complaints from Bitcoin users within Venezuela, the government of Venezuela has started blocking several known Bitcoin websites. The affected websites include Bitcoin exchanges, Bitcoin news sites, and also Bitcoin mining sites. The major ISP in Venezuela is CANTV, who

    Venezuela “Tests” Bitcoin Website Ban – Streisand Effect Incoming

    | 2015/10/01 2:13 pm
  • A total of six people has been arrested during police raids yesterday, which took place in The Netherlands and beyond. These police raids are a result of an ongoing investigation regarding money laundering with Bitcoin, a service offered by several individual residing in the Rotterdam area. Bitcoin’s PR problem has gotten slightly worse yet again by the look of things. Also read: Bitcoin Criminals Target Australian Financial Sector Guaranteeing Total Anonymity While Exchanging Bitcoin It

    Dutch Police Arrests Three People in Bitcoin Money Laundering Investigation

    | 2015/10/01 5:22 am
  • When it comes down to figuring out the next logical step in the evolution of our society, there are a lot of different factors to take into consideration. One thing most rational people will agree on, however, is that there is a clear need for developers and engineers. Economists, on the other hand, are not required for the time being, as humans are perfectly capable of making their own decisions. Bitcoin is a clear example

    Society Values Engineers More Than Economists – Bitcoin Adoption Will Benefit

    | 2015/09/30 12:59 pm
  • CryptoGames is a custom-developed Bitcoin gambling platform that launched in May of this year. Stationed in London, UK, CryptoGames has already secured over 5 million bets under its belt, as well as 2.6 million wins and a total payout of over 1000 bitcoins. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with CryptoGames.IO and is not responsible for its products and/or services. CryptoGames is unique in that each game it offers

    CryptoGames.IO Launches Wheel of Fortune

    | 2015/09/30 12:00 pm
  • Car ownership is no longer as valuable of a commodity as it used to be a decade ago. In this day and ago, car-sharing and ride-hailing services are providing a viable alternative to owning a car, without the surplus of hassle in terms of maintenance, gas prices, and whatnot. Furthermore, the recent Volkswagen scandal is hurting the prospect of car ownership even more, as consumers are losing faith in car manufacturers. The sharing economy model,

    Car Ownership Numbers Dwindle Due to Decentralized Alternatives

    | 2015/09/30 8:07 am
  • Many people look at digital trends and label them as mere phases. Despite the presence of the e-book, for example, many still prefer print editions of the texts they read. They hate going digital for some reasons, a particularly common one being that “their brains just won’t go there.” Also read: The Bitcoin Question: Buy Now or Cry Later? Which is why a good question to ask is, “How smart do you have to be

    Bitcoin and Digitization: Overhauling Society in a Digital Age

    | 2015/09/30 8:00 am
  • Content creators are scratching their heads while trying to come up with new ways of monetizing their content. The old traditional advertising model seems to be on the way out, as more and more users consume content on mobile devices. Now that Discontent, a new application for iOS users, has been released, monetizing content has become even more difficult, although Bitcoin could prove to be a valuable alternative. Also read: Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin

    Discontent on iOS 9 Makes Bitcoin Viable Alternative to Monetize Content

    | 2015/09/29 1:05 pm
  • Australian executives in the traditional finance are starting to get a bad taste in their mouths concerning Bitcoin. It seems that cyber-attacks involving digital currency ransoms are on the rise in the Aussie region, and banks are taking them seriously. On September 21, 2015, Australian banks sent letters to 17 native Bitcoin companies explaining that they would be terminating the companies’ bank accounts. The news came unexpectedly, and the banks gave no reasoning to why they sent

    Bitcoin Criminals Target Australian Financial Sector

    | 2015/09/29 8:00 am