• Reinvent.Money is an upcoming conference taking place at Erasmus University in Rotterdam this weekend. During this one-day event, the future of our monetary system will take center stage. Entrepreneurs and industry experts from all corners of the financial world will share their ideas and vision for the future. Bitcoin and blockchain technology will be a hot topic of conversation during this conference. Also read: Money 20/20 – The Venetian, Las Vegas – October 25-28, 2015

    Reinvent.Money Takes Place September 26 In Rotterdam

    | 2015/09/24 9:27 am
  • Ledger (not to be confused with the hardware wallet company) aims to be the first of its kind: a bitcoin-only scholarly journal. Ledger plans on publishing original research articles exclusively about cryptocurrency and cryptocurrency-related topics, such as mathematics, politics, and economics, to name a few. Also read: Tim Draper’s Startup U Should Focus More on Bitcoin “Ledger aims to encourage greater involvement by academics in cryptocurrency and foster a culture of rigorous analysis and peer-review

    Ledger: First Scholarly Bitcoin Journal Invites Authors

    | 2015/09/24 8:00 am
  • Freedom of speech is a basic human right that is not embraced with open arms in every country in the world. China has its great “firewall”, and it looks like Thailand wants to restrict Internet access in the entire country as well. The political groundwork for Thailand’s Great Firewall has been revealed, and it’s not looking good. Also read: Jeb Bush Wants to Repeal FCC Net Neutrality Regulations Internet Censorship in Thailand Is Coming Closer

    Great Firewall of Thailand Proposal Could Enforce Bitcoin Ban Even Further

    | 2015/09/24 4:53 am
  • NeuCoin is a virtual currency that has been in development for quite some time. Originally announced by the launch of the whitepaper in February of 2015, the NeuCoin team unveiled their plan of battle for the future. Core values include convenience, not requiring upfront investments to get acquainted with the currency, and a large focus on microtransactions. The long wait is finally over, as NeuCoin has officially launched today. The NeuCoin Project Focuses On Many

    NeuCoin – Not Just Another Blockchain, But A Complete Virtual Currency Ecosystem

    | 2015/09/23 2:30 pm
  •   We’re now less than 6 weeks from Money 20/20, the industry’s primetime conference and trade show. Spaces are filling up and time is running out so we wanted to make one last call for companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting. With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000+ CEOs, from 3,000+ companies and 75 countries, expected at our 2015 U.S. event, Money 20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers

    Money 20/20 – The Venetian, Las Vegas – October 25-28, 2015 – Last Call For Sponsors

    | 2015/09/23 11:30 am
  • One of the major announcement in the Bitcoin world came from an unlikely ally, as Neteller, a leading online payment processor, enabled the virtual currency as a payment method last year. Bitcoin users can fund their Neteller account with virtual currency, and spend it on any website where this payment method is accepted. Just recently, Neteller has lowered the Bitcoin deposit fees from 5% to 1%. Also read: QuickActions Wins Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon The

    Neteller Lowers Bitcoin Deposit Fee To 1%, Twice As Cheap as Credit Cards

    | 2015/09/23 8:21 am
  • Tim Draper has become one of the biggest names in the Bitcoin world in recent years. After successfully placing the highest bid on the first batch of Bitcoins seized and sold by the FBI during the shutdown of Silk Road, Tim Draper has become synonymous with price predictions and Draper University , a startup accelerator. Also read: Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin Price Rockets, FinTech Industry Stirs Draper University Center of Focus in ABC’s “Startup

    Tim Draper’s Startup U Should Focus More On Bitcoin

    | 2015/09/23 8:00 am
  • Nearly every physical retailer is accepting in-store card payments, either through credit, debit or bank cards. Most consumers have access to these types of payment in the Western world, and cashless payments are slowly but surely becoming the norm in several countries. But when merchants are not receiving the funds from these card payments due to the third-party company processing these transactions, it becomes clear once again why alternatives such as Bitcoin are so valuable.

    Worldline Not Crediting Card Payments to Merchants, Bitcoin Is Superior

    | 2015/09/23 3:57 am
  • London-based Indacoin Exchange has launched Visa & Mastercard payments that will allow users from all over the world buy Bitcoins & Litecoins with their banking cards. The minimum amount is $5 and the limit for the first month is $500. After 40 days of the card using monthly limit will be increased to $3 000. Disclaimer: This article is a press release provided by Indacoin. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Indacoin and is not responsible

    Indacoin Exchange has launched Visa & Mastercard payments

    | 2015/09/23 2:46 am
  • Money makes the world go round. Whether you’re watching Gary Coleman speaking on Cash Call commercials or listening to the Broadway musical “Cabaret,” this is an old saying that you’ve likely heard time and time again, and it’s true. The globe unites in its views on money. We all need it, we all want it, and we sure love to spend it. Regardless of universal thought, however, there’s no denying that money is always changing,

    How Bitcoin Boosts the Jobs Market

    | 2015/09/22 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin wallet security and technology is more important than ever these days. As the Bitcoin community grows larger, there are many people who use digital currency without taking the necessary security precautions. Luckily for them, companies such as BitGo are focusing their efforts on providing top-notch security to every Bitcoin user in the world. That strategy is paying dividends, as the company processed over US$1 billion in Bitcoin transactions during Q2 2015. BitGo Combines Multi-sig

    BitGo Surpasses US$1bn In Quarterly Bitcoin Transaction Volume

    | 2015/09/22 9:00 am
  •  Adverti.io is a new Bitcoin advertising network that allows users to earn Bitcoin by placing ads on their websites or blogs. It is the first advertising network to facilitate payments in both Bitcoin and USD. Also Read: Pay To Skip: A New Model Aiming To Disrupt Advertising Disclaimer: Author has worked with Adverti previously  Adverti officially announced the launch of its new ad platform on August 29, 2015. Founder and CEO of Adverti, Jonas Hals, said

    Adverti: the First Advertising Network to Accept Bitcoin and USD

    | 2015/09/22 8:00 am
  • The well funded Bitcoin company, 21 inc., has released a product: The 21 Bitcoin Computer. The Bitcoin computer will allow any type of user to have full access to the Bitcoin network and comes complete as a Linux box Bitcoin ASIC miner combo. The Bitcoin Computer is a full node and will bring Bitcoin functionality far and wide. The CEO of 21.co, Balaji S. Srinivasan, explained in a Medium post: With this pocket-sized device, if

    Introducing the $400 Bitcoin Computer, 21 Inc.’s First Product

    | 2015/09/21 4:56 pm
  • Bankymoon, a South African-based Bitcoin solutions company, is changing how people pay for utilities, making them more affordable. Bitcoinist spoke with Lorien Gamaroff, founder and CEO of Bankymoon, to find out more about the utility crisis in Africa and what Bankymoon is doing to solve it. Lorien, a South Africa native, shared with us about the crisis and how it is impacting Africans and the education system. Also Read: Bankymoon Offers Bitcoin Solution For Paying Utility

    Blockchain Smart Meters: Solution to Africa’s Utility Crisis and Struggling Schools?

    | 2015/09/21 3:00 pm
  • The online payment space is evolving at an accelerated pace, and the competition among payment processors is heating up. While there is a lot of focus on conquering the mobile payment ecosystem, most of the money is still changing hands through websites and online platforms. Paypal-owned Braintree, which also allows for Bitcoin payments, expects to process $50 billion USD worth of transactions this year. Also read: BitNation’s Emergency Refugee Responds to Europe’s Lack of Union

    Braintree Expects $500b USD in Transactions, Bitcoin Volume Key?

    | 2015/09/21 12:00 pm
  • After two weeks of sharp, last minute changes in the Bitcoin price, the markets caught a break this week, with the price remaining fairly stable throughout. Thus, it seems as if the speculators have finally settled down. This, combined with this week’s relatively slow news week, explains the sideways action that persisted throughout the week. Also read: QuickActions Wins Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon Daily Bitcoin Price Action September 14: $228.18 September 15: $229.61 September 16:

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: BitPay Hack, California Bitcoin Bill Dies

    | 2015/09/21 8:00 am
  • Yesterday, September 19, 2015, hundreds of hackers spent the day at Pier 70 in San Francisco working on projects in hopes to win the Disrupt SF Hackathon. In this competition, hackers have to create a fun and creative hack in 24 hours; the grand prize for the competition was $5000 USD, along with two runner-up prizes. Also read: Sharebeast Shut Down, Blockchain to fix bad File Sharing Companies? The winner of the 2015 Disrupt SF Hackathon

    QuickActions Wins Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon

    | 2015/09/20 11:03 pm
  • File-sharing services have faced a ton of scrutiny in recent years, as public opinion on these platforms is generally positive; these services are perfect for sharing illegal content among Internet users. About a decade ago, warez sites were a pain in the neck for government officials around the world, but that period came to an abrupt end a few years ago. By the look of things, file sharing services won’t be around for much longer either.

    Sharebeast Shut Down, Blockchain to fix bad File Sharing Companies?

    | 2015/09/20 8:00 am
  • Wireless giant AT&T is suing three former employees for taking part in an illegal phone unlocking scheme. Marc Sapatin, Nguyen Lam, and Kyran Evans may have to face off against AT&T in court for allegedly installing malware on AT&T computer systems to unlock hundreds of thousands of AT&T-supported mobile phones. Also read: NYDFS Going Soft? Symphony Allowed to Launch Despite Encryption Methods AT&T filed its complaint last week in at US District Court in Seattle,

    AT&T Phone Unlocking Scheme: Decentralization is the Answer

    | 2015/09/19 10:23 pm
  • There are multiple ways for virtual currency enthusiasts to support the Bitcoin network. Not only can they spread the word about Bitcoin and try to “convert” as many people as possible, but there is also the option of running a Bitcoin node. In recent months, it has become clear the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is more than capable of running a Bitcoin node. With a touchscreen for this little device to be released soon, visually

    Raspberry Pi 2’s Touchscreen Lets Users Visually Monitor Bitcoin Node

    | 2015/09/19 8:00 am
  • Making Bitcoin more accessible to everyday consumers remains one of the most optimal ways to raise virtual currency awareness on a global scale. Bitcoin ATM’s are a great way to achieve that goal, as they are easy to use and allow for conversion between fiat and virtual currency. TowerBTM is a brand new Bitcoin ATM company looking to make a splash in the market.   Also read: Robocoin’s Romit Software: Become a Bitcoin ATM DISCLAIMER:

    TowerBTM: A Futuristic Bitcoin ATM Running Lamassu Software

    | 2015/09/18 12:00 pm
  • Meet “the bitcoin kid.” He’s not a Wall Street broker turned rogue or a manager at Coinbase, but a 15-year-old sophomore student who currently attends Brentwood School in Los Angeles. His name is Whit Jackson, and the bottom line is, he’s passionate about bitcoin. Also read: Ethereum Powered Prediction Market Platform, Augur, Launches Crowdsale Jackson explains: “All my teachers know me as ‘the bitcoin kid.’ I told a few of my friends and it spread

    Meet Whit Jackson: the Bitcoin Kid

    | 2015/09/17 12:00 pm
  • The Ledger wallet is a new hardware Bitcoin wallet that has generated a lot of buzz in the Bitcoin community. Bitcoinist.net, in partnership with Ledger, will be giving away three Ledger wallets for free to our readers!  Also read: Review: Ledger Wallet, Secure Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Ledger is a France-based startup that provides an innovative new hardware wallet that allows Bitcoiners to safely store their coins. The wallets utilize Ledger OS, an “elegant and innovative

    Ledger Wallet Giveaway: Win a Ledger Wallet From Bitcoinist!

    | 2015/09/17 3:40 am