With the end of February just passing, many were saying February the most stable month of Bitcoin so far. With a net change of a $1 per day, Bitcoin users enjoyed a stable price. For a while, it looked that February was going to end with Bitcoin at a price of the mid $230s. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up Later Sunday, after the price dipped to the upper $240s, we had a similar
Igot is an Australian Bitcoin exchange founded in 2013 that is growing at a rapid pace with a focus on the remittance market. Igot is expanding internationally, with local presence in Asia, Europe, and UAE. With a combination of transparency and compliance, Igot is quickly becoming a globally known Bitcoin exchange. Igot is currently available in 40 countries, which includes the EU and parts of the Middle East and Africa. Customers can use all exchange
MapOfCoins.com On first glance, Map of Coins is the coolest thing ever done in an internet browser. It provides a visual representation of the many forks of Bitcoin that have come about over the years. A lot of the stuff that’s easily forgotten in the day-to-day, endless onslaught of new altcoins – that are often essentially nothing more than rebranded forks of successful projects – is easy to remember thanks to MOC. For instance, the first
RE/MAX is one of the best known real estate brands in the world. Recently the RE/MAX London delegation has announced it was starting to accept bitcoin as a payment method for property rentals. The company entered into a partnership with an equally recognized payment processor, the GoCoin platform. GoCoin will deliver a fast a secure service that will relieve RE/MAX of the volatility risk involved with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
In the past year or so, a new trend has emerged in the world of Bitcoin in the form of digital currency debit cards. Several companies are trying to make a name for themselves in this market, with the likes of Xapo and ANX being two of the major names. E-coin, a UK-based company, may have a leg up on their competitors though as their Bitcoin debit card is available right now for a very
Louise Hogarth, an Academy Award winning Director and Producer is preparing a new documentary describing the process of paying wages to rural crafters in Bitcoin. With this project, Louise intends to support and bring attention upon one of the poorest communities in Africa.
We are super excited to kick off this new series covering in depth issues with Bitcoin taxes within the United States. Bitcoinist will be partnering with Daniel Winters of Global Tax, LLC to bring you weekly content. This weekly series will run every Thursday up until the tax deadline of April 15th, and after that point, the series will become a bi-weekly publication, as there are still many topics to cover. In addition to the
Daniel Winters of Global Tax, LLC sits down to talk with Scott of Bitcoinist about basic US tax rules for Bitcoin. He is knowledgeable from everything like corporate tax to personal income tax. Daniel has been consulting many people and businesses in the Bitcoin ecosystem as well as recently giving a presentation at the Bitcoin Center in NYC. Daniel was a significant presence at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami where we were able to
Bitcoin Builder has been keeping the public in the dark as of late, but it has recently recently updated their website with a new announcement: “We’ve re-launched as a ‘Bitcoin Exchange Aggregator’ that pulls in the best prices from multiple exchanges and allows you to trade without fee. Bitcoin Builder will now enable you to sell and buy bitcoins knowing that you will be getting the best price, and trade executions are feeless. Bitcoin Builder
BitWage is a company that allows you to receive a percentage of your paycheck in bitcoin. The company also provides assistance with legal papers. Additionally, it is not necessary to have a bank account to use Bitwage’s services. Amagi Metals and ChangeTip both use BitWage to pay their employees in Bitcoin, making it a well-known company in the Bitcoin space. I was able to talk to Jonathan Chester, the founder and Chief Operations Officer of BitWage, and
January 2015 was an extremely frustrating month in regards to the Bitcoin price. A lot of people returned to earlier unsubstantiated mantras, such as “Bitcoin is a Ponzi.” This has been lessened as of late but, the skeptic attitude has not diminished at all. As investigative journalists, we come in contact with all sorts of people. Crypto enthusiasts, novices to Bitcoin, experts and professionals in digital currency, CEO’s from the leading companies in the crypto world and skeptics. In this
“The Silk Road underground website was the global venue for drug trafficking and money laundering, producing millions in dirty profits. DEA and others followed the money throughout this investigation, leading to this seizure. The website was used by drug dealers to put illicit drugs into our communities and literally at our doorsteps nationwide,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge, Brian R. Crowell. The US Marshals announced that it will auction off another set of 50,000
BitGo, a leader in Bitcoin security as well as a pioneer of multi-sig technology, announced today that it secured insurance coverage. Founded by veterans of online security, Mike Belshe, Ben Davenport, and Will O’Brien, Bitgo has raised more than $14 million in financing from venture capitalists, angels, and bitcoin industry insiders who were the same backers in companies like Paypal and Tesla. First of its kind, BitGo now offers coverage against Bitcoin theft thanks to
Freedom of speech and free expression is in its real sense Decentralization. Freedom of speech is more important now than ever. The intervention of the State and Law is widely expanding. The access to free speech and free expression allows the dynamics of so-called Democratic Societies through the manifestation of individuality in public space dominance. However, what we see today is a control imposition from the Society against the individual.
FreeBitcoins is a new website giving away Bitcoins to the first million visitors, giving anywhere from Satoshis to a full Bitcoin. To receive Bitcoin, all users have to do is join the website by supplying an email. Once signed up, they are briefly sent an email that includes a unique link to access your account. When at the web page itself, you are rewarded 25 Bits for every day you revisit the page. On top
It was not long ago when certain countries were being very vocal and skeptical towards Bitcoin. For example, France cracked down on all things crypto related due to a combination of fear and poor information. People tend to avoid what they do not understand. However as time progressed and France began to understand what Bitcoin was all about, including the benefits it could give to the economy, they somewhat changed their stance on the currency. This was
The Binary Options Trading sector is a fast growing industry in the digital currency ecosystem. There is an increasing competition and many are the companies opening its doors in what appears to be a race to leadership in the sector.
There are a number of schools around the world that accept Bitcoin for tuition payments, which may be enticing to a die hard Bitcoiner. The Cypriot University of Nicosia is deserving of our first mention, accepting Bitcoin for tuition and fees as well as offering a master’s program in digital currency. Cypriots and Britons Lead the Way Last July, Britain’s University of Cumbria claimed to be the first university in the world to accept Bitcoin. However, the program at
In my network of contacts there are a couple people that have given me their opinions on Bitcoin. From professors at reputable European universities and senior business managers to every-day people, all have had interesting things to say. Of course some people didn’t like what these people had to say. However, people need to put their reactionary ways aside when reading criticism about the Bitcoin technology. Yes, it is not fun to read negative things
Bitcoin was packed with headlines this week, which is the first thing I look for when there is a price change. While this does not always work, it is a good rule of thumb that I go by. Bitcoin experienced the loss of two exchanges, CARVITEX and Netagio, as well as a follow up on Mt. Gox from WizSec. Also read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up For the majority of the week, Bitcoin enjoyed relative
CleverCoin allows easy, transparent, and secure exchanging of Bitcoins. Originating in 2013, the entire exchange was developed and is currently maintained under its own management. Over the last year, Clevercoin has been improving and growing. Catching the attention of many people, Boost VC decided to select Clevercoin to work with. I had the opportunity to talk to Paul Buitink, marketing manager over at CleverCoin, regarding this new and exciting headline. Describe to me what services CleverCoin provides.