• When it comes to Bitcoin adoption and awareness, most of the money is flowing in through Chinese Bitcoin exchanges. Several major players, such as BTCChina, OKCoin and Huobi, are coming up with various tools and features to give them a competitive edge. And it is OKCoin who has come up with the very first Superwallet, a tool that gives mainstream consumers access to Bitcoin technology in the native currencies, starting with CNY. Also Read: OKCoin

    OKCoin Announces Bitcoin Superwallet OKLink

    | 2015/04/27 7:00 pm
  • Whenever I go to a conference, I always write an “expectations” article. In those articles, I pick out a couple of interesting speakers and panels that I want to hear. This year’s Inside Bitcoins New York conference is held at the Javits centre. The conference will be a three day event, starting at 12:00 PM EST on April 27th and ending at 5 PM on the 29th. Also read: Barry Silbert to Speak at Inside Bitcoins New York Let us

    Expectations For Inside Bitcoins NY

    | 2015/04/27 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin experienced common symptoms of what I would like to call market manipulation: sudden rise of value followed by a steady decrease in price, punctuated with a sudden and sharp decrease in price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up If nothing else from this article sticks, just know that this week in Bitcoin that the price fluctuated from the low $220s, rising all the way up to $240, where it then decreased and hit

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/19-4/26: Market Slides, DASH & ZiftrCOIN Squeeze Through

    | 2015/04/27 8:00 am
  • Considering crypto-currency is a relatively new technology, many are still unfamiliar with it and don’t understand the concept. Consequently, public opinion of Bitcoin is generally viewed with an air of skepticism, from laymen to economists, and met with accusations of being a bubble or a Ponzi scheme. There have even been embellished reports proclaiming “the death of bitcoin” published by various news outlets at different points in time. This kind of criticism has diminished in recent years, as price charts

    Rand Paul Vouches for Bitcoin at NY Fundraiser Event

    | 2015/04/26 7:00 pm
  • David Berger, founder and CEO of the Digital Currency Council (DCC), will speak at Inside Bitcoins New York on April 29, 2015, Day 3 of the event. David shares some insights into the event and speaks on behalf of the company’s continuing education partnership with Inside Bitcoins. Also Read: Interview: David Berger, Digital Currency Council (DCC) President At Inside Bitcoins New York, David Berger will speak in two separate sessions. His first session is titled, “The Pros and Cons

    David Berger of DCC Slated to Speak at Inside Bitcoins NY

    | 2015/04/26 3:00 pm
  • Blockchain technology allows us to do many things, most of which we haven’t even discovered yet. One thing we do know is that the blockchain allows us to transfer ownership of assets in a transparent manner, and it also lets us back up these assets with tangible goods such as precious metals. This is where Midas Rezerv comes into the picture, as this company portrays itself as a decentralized distributed 100% gold-backed digital token in

    Midas Rezerv Brings Precious Metals and Bitcoin Technology Together

    | 2015/04/25 7:00 pm
  • Inside Bitcoins New York will host Barry Silbert as a speaker on Day 3 of the event in a moderated “Fireside Chat”. Barry Silbert will discuss bitcoin investing, and the latest trends, changes, technologies, and companies currently shaping bitcoin. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins New York: Sarah Martin to Speak on Day 3 Barry Silbert: Bitcoin Pioneer Barry Silbert has been a key leader in the rising bitcoin industry, even being selected in Fortune’s “40 under 40” in

    Barry Silbert to Speak at Inside Bitcoins New York

    | 2015/04/25 3:00 pm
  • On April 13, 2015 the Free Republic of Liberland was officially formed by a group of Czech citizens. The newly formed country of Liberland is a three square mile plot of land between Serbia and Croatia. The President of Liberland, Vit Jedlicka, has confirmed that Liberland will not have an official currency nor a printed currency. The country will however, accept all currencies, both bitcoin and other digital currencies. Also Read: Bitcoin House Taiwan: Enjoy a

    Liberland: Europe’s Newly Formed Country to Use Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/24 5:00 pm
  • Update: Gavin Andersen has contacted us via Twitter regarding this article. He has stated that he is still the Chief scientist for the Bitcoin Foundation. Bitcoinist is reaching out for additional comments, and apologizes for the confusion.   Gavin Andresen, if you do not know, is a well-regarded Bitcoin celebrity of sorts. Most known for his work for Bitcoin, Gavin has access to the alert key that allows him to broadcast messages about critical network

    Gavin Andresen Leaves Bitcoin Foundation; Joins Digital Currency Initiative

    | 2015/04/24 1:00 pm
  • Bitcoin debit cards are a great way to unify disruptive technology and existing infrastructure. While the merchant won’t even notice you are paying in Bitcoin – they just see you use a Visa or Mastercard debit card – you will know and feel the difference on your bank account. One of the major up-and-coming companies in the Bitcoin debit card space is E-Coin, and they have released their Reseller and White Label Card API. Also

    Bitcoin Debit Card Issuer E-Coin Reveals API Packages

    | 2015/04/24 8:00 am
  • Earlier this week, ShapeShift.io announced its latest move; the exchange integrated Tether into its platform. This addition enables access to fiat currency for the platform users. Also read: ShapeShift.io Integrates Monero and Counterparty Tether is the first blockchain-enabled platform that allows fiat currency to be used like digital cash. Tether digital cash is a token working on top of the blockchain and backed by fiat currency. By combining Bitcoin’s instant transactions with a fiat-pegged token, Tether hopes

    ShapeShift.io Adds Tether USD To Its Instant Exchange

    | 2015/04/23 7:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin community has always speculated that Mt. Gox was insolvent before its collapse in early 2014. A new study done by WizSec now confirms this speculation. The study reports that MtGox was insolvent long before it collapsed, with thieves were routinely stealing bitcoin from the exchange’s reserves. Also Read: Mt. Gox Investigation Continued: WizSec Report Released! The WizSec study also confirms that the majority of the missing Gox bitcoin was stolen by someone on the inside — echoing a report

    WizSec Study: Mt. Gox Insolvent As Early As 2011

    | 2015/04/23 3:00 pm
  • Today the Bitcoin community was presented with great News. It seems that MTGox customers will now be able to claim their lost Bitcoin. An MTGox trustee has opened a two-way process for customers who lost their funds. MtgGox customers will be able to initiate this process either through Kraken or through claims.mtgox.com, a special MTGox platform created for this purpose only. Also Read: Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Revamps Their Website for Margin Trading “This website makes

    MTGox Customers Will Be Able to Retrieve Their Funds

    | 2015/04/22 10:15 pm
  • The world of Bitcoin is filled with so much technological innovation that it becomes hard to imagine something may never be possible. Just a few years ago, no one would have believed in a public ledger to not only record all transactions, but also store documents and even transfer ownership. Netki is taking things one step further by introducing human-readable addresses to the world. Also read: “Not-So-Decentralized” Ripple Freezes $1m in User Funds Netki: Removing

    Netki and HolyTransaction To Lower Bitcoin Barriers to Entry

    | 2015/04/22 7:00 pm
  • Just a few days ago, I came across an interesting new project called “Bitcoin House Taiwan”. Not sure what to make of it at first, I decided to check their thread on BitcoinTalk and post a reply.  A little while later, Eduard, one of the people working on the project, added me on Skype and started explaining it to me. And I have to say, Bitcoin House Taiwan is not just an idea, but it’s

    Bitcoin House Taiwan: Enjoy a Slice of Paradise

    | 2015/04/22 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin has gained recognition in the gambling industry due to the benefits it provides both gamers and businesses. its ability to benefit both the user, as well as the business. BitPlay is now aiming to increase Bitcoin’s role in the gaming industry, launching the BitPlay Network. Also Read: Apple removes Sarutobi from App Store BitPlay Today Inc. is a privately held, Boston-based startup that is working to increase mainstream bitcoin adoption by developing mobile games that

    BitPlay Network Expands Bitcoin Gaming

    | 2015/04/22 8:00 am
  • Australia has been one of the frontrunners in terms of regulating digital currency, which has proven to be a very difficult task if you want to do it properly. At the end of 2014, a decision was made to tax Bitcoin in such a way that a fee would have to be paid when sending funds to pay for goods or services, and another fee would be invoked for providing an intermediary service for customers.

    Additional GST For Bitcoin And Digital Currencies in Australia?

    | 2015/04/21 7:00 pm
  • Coinmate.io, a new UK-registered bitcoin exchange has just launched. Coinmate.io features USD/bitcoin trading, 0.2% trading fees, and free deposits and withdrawals for Euros, Czech Koruna, and the Polish Zloty. Launched on April 15th, Coinmate.io aims to provide a quality exchange service for Europe and the rest of the world. Coinmate.io is equipped with multiple layers of security to protect users. Also read: Interpol Creates its Own Cryptocurrency to Fight Virtual Currency Crime Disclaimer: The author

    Coinmate.io: New Bitcoin Exchange Launches in Europe

    | 2015/04/21 3:00 pm
  • The Finnish Pirate Party, also known as Piraattipuolue in Finnish, ran in the Finnish Parliment elections on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Bitcoin donations to the party have skyrocketed in the last month, exceeding over 10,000 Euros of BTC, more than the 4,000 Euros they received from all donation channels last year. This shows not only that the party is growing significantly, but also that Bitcoin is increasing in popularity within the party. The FPP’s platform focuses

    Bitcoin Donations to Finnish Pirate Party Skyrocket

    | 2015/04/20 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoin mining centralization has been a point of concern in the community for a while now. People are worried that the growing size of mining firms will continue until one of them attains 51% or more of the network’s hashing power. Although a firm holding the majority of the hashing power would not inherently compromise the network, it would certainly centralize the creation of bitcoin and the confirmation of transactions. Such centralization opens the door

    The Economics of Bitcoin Mining Centralization

    | 2015/04/20 5:00 pm