• Ever since Bitcoin gained more mainstream attention, it has become clear that certain groups of people were naturally attracted to the idea behind the digital currency. One of those groups were gamers, as they were able to put their powerful GPUs to work mining bitcoin in the early days. And as we have seen over the past year so, video gaming and Bitcoin still seem to go hand in hand. Also read: Xapo Releases New Comments on

    Xapo Brings Bitcoin To eSports Through New Partnerships

    | 2015/04/12 8:00 am
  • 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
  • Bitcoin operations in Canada have taken a hit earlier this year, as two of its major exchanges had to shut down. Both Vault of Satoshi and CaVirtex — the leading Canadian bitcoin exchange — halted all Bitcoin-related services in Q1 of 2015. However, it looks like CaVirtex is far from done, as the exchange platform was recently acquired by New York-based bitcoin exchange Coinsetter. Also read: Virtex Shuts Down Unexpectedly, Customers Lose Funds. CaVirtex: Closing Down

    Coinsetter Acquires CaVirtex Bitcoin Exchange in Expansion

    | 2015/04/10 9:00 pm
  • 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
  • London, April, 2015. UK Bitcoin service provider SpectroCoin.com (http://spectrocoin.com) is the first to offer functionality to exchange Bitcoins on the spot during the payment via SpectroCoin applications on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. One of the key obstructions of Bitcoin adoption is relatively volatile bitcoin price. It not only restricts from using bitcoin as a store of value in the long run, but also causes difficulties while using bitcoin on daily basis. Many ordinary

    UK based Spectrocoin.com allows to pay via Bitcoin without holding bitcoins, just Euros

    | 2015/04/10 4:55 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
  • One of the things we all want to know more about is how Bitcoin is faring in various countries around the world. With most of the Bitcoin-related efforts focusing on the US and Canada, the rest of the world seems to be neglected at times. But that doesn’t mean Bitcoin isn’t thriving around the world, as a recent interim survey report from BitcoinsInIreland tells us. Also Read: News Bits on: Rakuten will accept bitcoin,BIT,Bitcoin Nanosatellites

    International Bitcoin Survey Shows Interesting Trends

    | 2015/04/10 8:00 am
  • When it comes to Bitcoin wallets, there are so many different options to choose from. That being said, having so many different wallet applications does not necessarily make it easier to spend Bitcoin in the real world, which remains a big problem to this very date. OneBit is looking to change that, as this is a Bitcoin wallet that lets users pay anywhere in the world as long as the retailers accept MasterCard PayPass payments.

    OneBit Brings Bitcoin to Mastercard Paypass Terminals, Seeks Funding

    | 2015/04/09 7:00 pm
  • Many people see Bitcoin as just another way to send digital payments while it is about so much more than just money or even the financial aspect of Bitcoin and its technology. The main ideology of Bitcoin is to create an independent and equal financial infrastructure for everyone on this planet, especially those with no access to bank accounts. Also Read: Coinkite API Unlocks Potential for Bitcoin Developers, Merchants and Users Bitcoin – Financial Equality

    Coinkite Now Enables You To Send Bitcoin Via SMS Worldwide

    | 2015/04/09 1:00 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
  • Editor’s Note: This article has been modified to correct an error in reporting. Previously, this article said that Jim Fulner was a “libertarian state senate candidate.” Fulner was actually a Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate. We apologize to Mr. Fulner for our mistake.  Bitcoin donations have been helping homeless people, Ebola patients, Edward Snowden, and hundreds of other causes. Now, bitcoin will be helping U.S. Senator Rand Paul fund his 2016 presidential campaign. Also Read:

    Rand Paul Accepts Bitcoin for 2016 Campaign Donations

    | 2015/04/08 8:00 pm
  • 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
  • ShapeShift.io, is an instant online cryptocurrency exchange that provides instant currency exchange between many cryptocurrencies without having to open an account. This Thursday, ShapeShift.io announced it was integrating Counterparty (XCP), along with Moner (XMR) into its platform. Customers anywhere in the world will now be able to buy or sell XCP or XMR instantly with Bitcoin or over two dozen of other cryptocurrencies with the ShapeShift.io exchange platform. Also Read:  ShapeShift Raises £525k, Reveals its Mysterious

    Shapeshift.io Integrates Monero and Counterparty

    | 2015/04/08 12:00 pm
  • Buttercoin, an American start-up that provides digital currency exchange services, has announced that it will be closing its operations on April 10, 2015. According to the company, it is shutting down due to a lack of interest in Bitcoin among venture capital firms. Also Read: UK Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Interestingly, the reason cited has surprised many Bitcoin observers, as lately there has been a lot of seed funding by venture capitalists in several

    Buttercoin Announces Permanent Shutdown on April 10th

    | 2015/04/08 8:00 am
  • 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
  • Sean’s Outpost is a renowned homeless shelter that has been accepting bitcoin donations for quite some time now. One of the initiatives of Sean’s Outpost — called Satoshi Forest, a homage to Satoshi Nakamoto — has been the subject of a court case in the state of Florida. Justice has been served, as Satoshi Forest has been deemed legal, and homelessness is not a crime. Sean’s Outpost: A Brief Overview The reason why Sean’s Outpost

    Sean’s Outpost Wins Satoshi Forest Case

    | 2015/04/07 8:00 pm
  • At least three states in the US may soon allow bitcoin to be used to pay taxes. The State of New Hampshire, New York and Utah have been considering introducing a bill that would make this possible. Each of these states have come up with their own slightly different versions on why this could be a great option and what would be the benefits.

    Some US States Have Plans to Enable Tax Payments with Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/07 3:00 pm
  • There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Bitcoin Foundation over the past few days, and all the facts are slowly coming into perspective. From the information I have gathered, it has become quite clear the Bitcoin Foundation has lost track of its original purpose and as a result of mismanagement, was forced to fire most of the people making up the Bitcoin Foundation. Also Read: Patrick Murck Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation on CNN Talks About

    Oliver Janssens and the Bitcoin Foundation’s Woes

    | 2015/04/07 8:00 am
  • 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 company Xapo recently released its second comment letter on New York’s revised BitLicense. Additionally, the company has teamed up with other bitcoin industry leaders in submitting a combined comment letter to provide further feedback on the BitLicense proposal. Also Read: Bitwage Partners With Xapo for New Debit Card Service After BitLicense was introduced by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) last year, Xapo released its first letter  providing its comments. The NYDFS released its

    Xapo Releases New Comments on BitLicense

    | 2015/04/06 3:00 pm
  • Since last week, bitcoin has rebounded; the price is up 7.04% in the last seven days, with a 2.95% increase in the last 24 hours. While there has been the usual amount of both good and bad news regarding bitcoin, what makes this week special is that people are starting to realize the digital scarcity Satoshi originally intended. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Summary Bitcoin Market Analysis Recently we have passed the 14 millionth Bitcoin that

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 3/29 – 4/5: BTC Rebounds to $260, Privacy Coins Dominate Altcoin Market

    | 2015/04/06 8:00 am