• Computer security depends on a quite different factors, including the software we use to keep hackers out. Antivirus software is designed to protect our devices unwanted harm, but not all of them work properly. Trend Micro, which is a very popular antivirus software among Windows users, made computers vulnerable to being hacked. It goes without saying this debacle could have affected Bitcoin users as well, simply because their entire computer could be hijacked with very

    Using Trend Micro Antivirus Put Bitcoin Users At Risk

    | 2016/01/13 1:33 pm
  • TappaBit is different from most games in Bitcoin that is not one of the gambling variety. For people that want to play using Bitcoin but not leave it all entirely up to chance, TappaBit is an engaging Bitcoin game alternative.  Also read: Peter Todd Double Spends on Coinbase Tappabit: Provably Fair The game is provably fair, through the use of mixing 3 client seeds, 3 server seeds, and 3 nonces, with the verify button easily

    TappaBit Interview: 50% Skill, 50% Luck Bitcoin Game!

    | 2016/01/13 8:00 am
  • Determining the future of payments will not be an easy feat, even though various companies around the world are trying to come up with new and attractive payment options. Wearables have been considered to be the next logical step in the evolution of contactless payments for quite some time now. But what if smart fabrics are proving to be a better alternative? Integrating payments into smart fabrics could be a major challenge though. Also read:

    Smart Fabrics Can Take Bitcoin Payments To Mainstream Consumers

    | 2016/01/13 4:41 am
  • Amid the stock market turbulence experienced throughout last week, the Winklevoss Bitcoin Exchange has fared very well. Also read: Coinprism Releases OpenChain 0.5 With Various Improvements The Bitcoin Investment Trust Sees Smooth Sailing The Bitcoin Investment Trust offers the first publicly quoted securities which derive value from the Bitcoin price. BIT is publicly quoted on the OTCQX®. GBTC is sponsored by Grayscale Investments, which believes “digital currencies are poised to radically transform our financial system.”

    Bitcoin Investment Trust Surges Amid Stock Volatility

    | 2016/01/12 4:00 pm
  • When it comes down to bitcoin tipping, charities and micropayments, ChangeTip is the industry leader. Recently, they announced the addition of a new feature known as proximity payments to their mobile app. Also read: Use Bitcoin to Play the $1.3 Billion PowerBall Lottery Will the ChangeTip proximity payments feature do any good? For those who do not know, the ChangeTip mobile app allows anyone in possession of a Twitter of Facebook account to send and

    ChangeTip Adds Proximity Payments to Mobile App

    | 2016/01/12 12:00 pm
  • There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the ongoing Bitcoin block size debate and the stance taken by major companies active in the digital currency world. After Coinbase had announced they were officially supporting Bitcoin XT – which is technically a fork of Bitcoin – the company was removed from Bitcoin.org as a listed Bitcoin exchange novice users should check out. But by the look of things, that decision has been reserved. Also read:

    Coinbase Reinstated On Bitcoin.org Website

    | 2016/01/12 10:19 am
  • There is no denying our educational system will need to be turned upside it’s head if teachers want to cope with the growing demand of our society. Droning on about the same topics over the past thirty years has left a huge gap in the job market, especially where IT and finance are concerned. A Norwegian high school will be adding both gaming and esports on their timetable. Perhaps Bitcoin and blockchain will make an

    Alternative eSports Curriculum At Norwegian School Could Soon Include Bitcoin And Blockchain Classes

    | 2016/01/12 7:42 am
  • The PowerBall lottery in the United States has hit a historical high of $1.3 Billion USD. The lotto is all the craze in the States at the moment, and people around the world are amazed at the sheer size of the prize. Exbino, a lottery services provider, wants to help you improve your chances of winning that jackpot, and will also let you buy your tickets with bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Remains Stable As South

    Use Bitcoin to Play the $1.3 Billion PowerBall Lottery

    | 2016/01/11 12:21 pm
  • This past week was an exciting one, with the rising bitcoin price, community drama, and shaky financial markets giving us a lot of things to watch. China started the week with a massive stock market crash, putting the global economy on high alert. Meanwhile, in the Bitcoin community, we discovered that the Cryptsy team moved out of their building in Delray Beach, Florida without warning — no one knows where they are.  Also read: Bitcoin

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Cryptsy Disappears, China Shakes World Markets

    | 2016/01/11 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin Core, an “open source software project that is a direct descendant of the original Bitcoin implementation”, released a statement late last week on its website. The main focus was how Bitcoin consensus rules were changed, which is typically through soft forks and hard forks. Also read: The Bitcoin Foundation Unveils 2016 Plan, Might Shut Down Instead  Hard forks and soft forks do virtually the same thing, so Bitcoin Core argues that soft forks are to

    Bitcoin Core Releases Statement on Hard vs Soft Forks

    | 2016/01/11 8:00 am
  • The world economy is still feeling the effects of turmoil originating from China, where the markets are still in chaos and investors are looking to liquidate assets at an alarming rate. As a result of this panic, other currencies are being affected as well, as it all comes down to finding a market with some liquidity. South Africa’s rand felt the brunt of that effect, as the currency lost a fair bit of value against

    Bitcoin Remains Stable As South African Rand Loses Value

    | 2016/01/11 3:25 am
  • The Bitcoin Foundation has recently divulged its goals for 2016 amid controversy surrounding the organization. Also read: A Timeline of the Cryptsy Disappearance Mystery Is the Bitcoin Foundation Coming to an End? Many of bitcoins earliest spokespeople have separated themselves from the group. “It’s gonna cost money [to rehabilitate its image] and its lost so much credibility within the industry,”Trace Mayer said in a recent interview. “The problem is outside the industry people still kind

    The Bitcoin Foundation Unveils 2016 Plan, Might Shut Down Instead

    | 2016/01/10 8:00 am
  • Editor’s note: CEX.IO no longer sells GHS CEX.IO, a cryptocurrency exchange where one can exchange BTC, LTC, and GHS against USD, EUR, and RUB, has now expanded its offerings to the mobile side of things via natively supported mobile applications for both iOS and Android operating systems. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with CEX.IO and is not responsible for its products and/or services. While Bitcoin has now established a platform with

    CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange Launches Mobile Apps for iOS and Android

    | 2016/01/09 1:00 pm
  • Update January 12, 2016: Paul Vernon tweeted that a new phishing scam is targeting Cryptsy customers Earlier this morning, we reported on the mysterious disappearance of the Cryptsy team from the building housing their headquarters. An anonymous source visited the building to see Paul Vernon, the cryptocurrency exchange’s Founder, and discovered that the building was empty. Upon contacting the building manager, our source learned that Cryptsy had vacated the building several weeks prior. This unannounced

    A Timeline of the Cryptsy Disappearance Mystery

    | 2016/01/09 8:00 am
  • All over the world, more services are becoming available to consumers who are looking to buy Bitcoin through a convenient method. Over in Australia, SMS Bitcoin is the latest company to offer this type of service, as consumers can sell bitcoins instantly, as well as get cash from bank ATMs. Furthermore, the service allows users to transfer funds by sending a text message. Also read: Microsoft SIM Project Could Bring Thousands of Full Bitcoin Nodes

    Stephen Roger Rowlison Launches SMS Bitcoin Service

    | 2016/01/09 7:23 am
  • Bitcoinist has received exclusive news regarding Cryptsy that is related to the issues surrounding the cryptocurrency exchange as of late. According to a confirmed source, who wishes to remain anonymous, the company has moved out of the building that housed its headquarters. This move was unannounced, and was discovered accidentally when our source went to the building to visit the team.  Also read: 2016 and Bitcoin: What Changes Will Come? Cryptsy’s Mysterious Disappearance This news

    Cryptsy Has Moved Out of Their Building Unannounced, Nowhere to be Found

    | 2016/01/09 12:11 am
  • BetCoin recently launched their new Bitcoin multiplayer poker platform, promising a clean user interface with, for a limited time, 0% rake at all tables. Running via native HTML 5, the entire poker site is fast as it is beautiful. Since it is a web interface, resizing works excellently, with BetCoins casino working on devices of all screen sizes. Moreover, to top things off, the largest Bitcoin poker freeroll will accompany BetCoins Casino. Disclaimer: This article

    BetCoin Poker Launch Accompanied by 1 BTC Freeroll!

    | 2016/01/08 1:00 pm
  • Bringing more devices online which run the Windows operating system opens up interesting opportunities for bringing additional Bitcoin Nodes to the network. Especially when that principle is being facilitated by a major player such as Microsoft, who are apparently planning to roll out their own contract-free mobile data plan. The full extent of the Microsoft SIM plans are still shrouded in mystery right now, but it surely opens up interesting opportunities. Also read: No Bitcoin

    Microsoft SIM Project Could Bring Thousands of Full Bitcoin Nodes To The Network

    | 2016/01/08 10:54 am
  • If you’re a fan of Broadway or the world of the theater, you’ve likely seen the musical “Jekyll & Hyde.” Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s chilling novella about a man who is a respectable doctor by day and a criminal by night, the musical premiered at the Plymouth Theater in New York in 1997. To this day, it stands as the Plymouth’s largest and longest-running production. Also read: Potential Impact of CES 2016 on Bitcoin

    2016 and Bitcoin: What Changes Will Come?

    | 2016/01/08 8:00 am
  • ATM Malware attacks have been a thorn in the side of both consumers and government officials in Europe over the past few months. By infecting bank ATMs with malware, user’s card information can be obtained without them realizing it. As a result, plenty of user funds is at risk, and Europol started a major investigation. Late last night, the news broke several arrests were made, and how the international criminal group responsible for this malware

    No Bitcoin Teller Machines Affected By Recently Arrested ATM Malware Crime Group

    | 2016/01/08 3:40 am
  • Stanford has just introduced a brand new lab course focused on “Bitcoin Engineering,” meant to teach students more about bitcoin, and how to build Bitcoin-enabled applications Also read: Gem Leads 2016 Blockchain Investment with $7.1 Million in Series A Funding Stanford students to learn Bitcoin Engineering To get a background in the digital currency, those interested in the course will start off with a two-week introduction to Bitcoin, and Bitcoin computing. Once this is done, students

    Stanford University Introduces Bitcoin Engineering course

    | 2016/01/07 8:00 am
  • Editor’s Note: In addition to Amazon Web Services, BTCC also hosts nodes using Alibaba Cloud Computing Services, and is testing deployment of nodes on Rackspace. People who have been following the Bitcoin news recently will remember how Chinese exchange BTCC recently deployed an additional 100 nodes on the network. By spreading out these nodes all over the world, the Bitcoin network became a bit more decentralized than before. However, all of these Bitcoin nodes are

    New BTCC Bitcoin Nodes Are Hosted on Amazon Web Services

    | 2016/01/07 4:01 am
  • Gem, a blockchain platform provider, has announced that it has closed a Series A funding round in which it has secured $7.1 million USD in venture capital funding. This funding round, led by Pelion Venture Partners, places Gem in an early lead for 2016 blockchain investment. Also read: Fisher Price Will Create Future Generations Of Bitcoin Developers Gem Secures Significant Blockchain Funding Several firms participated in this funding round, including KEC Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital

    Gem Leads 2016 Blockchain Investment with $7.1 Million in Series A Funding

    | 2016/01/06 1:01 pm