• Digital currency enthusiasts around the world are doing their best to convince people that Bitcoin has shifted from being a speculative investment to an everyday currency. A recent study conducted by Bitpay, the world’s leading Bitcoin payment processor, confirms that statement. Also read: Bitcoin Investment Recap 2014: Bitcoin Economy Growth BitPay Number Crunching   Because of Bitcoin’s disruptive nature, the digital currency is in a prime position to set a lot of new and unexpected trends. Granted, Bitcoin

    BitPay Study: Bitcoin is Now an Every-Day Currency

    | 2015/04/17 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin and gaming go very well together, and that partnership has a ton of potential to become a major force to disrupt the current financial infrastructure. And we are not just talking about regular PC gaming here, but also online gambling and even mobile games. Coingaming.io, a white-label Bitcoin casino solution software provider, has announced a platform for QuickFire mobile games. Also read: BitCasino.io Adds Microgaming Games via QuickFire in a Bitcoin Industry First Coingaming.io:

    CoinGaming To Launch QuickFire Mobile Gaming Platform

    | 2015/04/16 8:45 pm
  • Trusted Bitcoin news and tech review source Bitcoinist.net is pleased to announce a significant investment to expand its operations, and a new partnership with the leader in the Bitcoin conference industry; Inside Bitcoins.  Bitcoinist.net, a Bitcoin media company founded in early 2014 and dedicated to being an independent voice for the cryptocurrency community, is pleased to announce an additional investment round into the company. Bitcoinist has been a cornerstone of the Bitcoin industry, providing news

    Established Bitcoin Media Platform Bitcoinist.net Receives Significant VC Investment And Announces Inside Bitcoins Partnership

    | 2015/04/16 6:47 pm
  • As a merchant considering accepting Bitcoin payments, you might find yourself wondering how doing so will benefit your business. Not only does Bitcoin give you a hassle-free option of expanding your customer base on a global scale, but the transactions incur fewer fees compared to traditional payment methods. And if it’s up to Tether and GoCoin, Bitcoin payment processing will become completely free of charge. Also read: Factom and Tether Announce Partnership Tether: Protection Against Bitcoin Volatility

    Accepting Bitcoin Made Easier By Tether And GoCoin

    | 2015/04/16 3:00 pm
  • First Global Credit, the world’s first Finance Company 100% focused on digital currency products, has appointed Jon Matonis as a Non-Executive Director. Announcing the appointment, Gavin Smith, Chief Executive and Founding Director of First Global Credit said that he is delighted to welcome Jon to the Board. Also read: Deutsche Banker Starts New Bitcoin Exchange in Brazil Gavin Smith said, “We have found we share a mutual vision for both the future of Bitcoin and

    First Global Credit Appoints Jon Matonis Non-Executive Director

    | 2015/04/16 8:00 am
  • Inside Bitcoins New York will be held in NYC on April 27-29, 2015. The largest event of its kind, Inside Bitcoins promotes and explores blockchain technology and is attended by the most influential names in the digital currency industry. The speakers of the upcoming event will provide insights on bitcoin technology and offer their own unique perspectives on the most pressing bitcoin topics. Also Read: Inside Bitcoins Berlin 2015 – Video Broadcast Sarah Martin to Speak on

    Inside Bitcoins New York: Sarah Martin to Speak on Day 3

    | 2015/04/15 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoiners all agree that the blockchain technology could be quite beneficial to everyone living on this planet, and that the time to start experimenting with its potential is now. Many still see Bitcoin as the prime use of blockchain technology, but that doesn’t stop other teams of developers and enthusiasts from creating their own blockchain projects. One of these projects is called NEM (New Economy Movement) which offers something entirely different from Bitcoin. Also read: NEM: New Economy

    New Economy Movement Focuses on Equal Opportunities

    | 2015/04/15 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin enables users to do a multitude of things, one of which is remitting money overseas quickly and at a low cost. This capability is why Bitcoin currently has the most potential in emerging markets, where impoverished and unbanked people rely heavily on remittances from family members in other countries. BuyBitcoin.ph, a Bitcoin exchange platform for citizens in the Philippines, hopes to take advantage of this potential. Also read: Palarin Brings a Coinbase-Like Bitcoin Exchange to The Philippines

    Satoshi Citadel Industries Acquires BuyBitcoin.ph

    | 2015/04/15 8:00 am
  • One of our sponsors, Paycoinpoker.com has an exciting update as well as evidence to debunk the fact that players were claiming that they were being cheated by the site. It is important that all claims be taken seriously; however, given the evidence provided, it is very clear that the reader that accused Paycoinpoker.com for scamming them, was in fact trying to cheat the website. I will explain this in depth as well as provide the

    PaycoinPoker Rebrands to CryptoPoker and Details Hack and New Features

    | 2015/04/14 7:00 pm
  • Ever since Olivier Janssens exposed negative information regarding the Bitcoin Foundation’ financial situation, one pressing question has risen remains: who will fund the Bitcoin core developers if the Foundation collapses? It looks like the answer to that question may come from Mobbr, a crowdfunding startup that has launched a project dedicated to paying every Core developer. Also Read:  Oliver Janssens and the Bitcoin Foundation’s Woes Mobbr: A Crowdpayment Site Similar to other crowdfunding platforms, Mobbr relies on

    Mobbr Wants to Help People Fund Bitcoin Core Development

    | 2015/04/14 3:00 pm
  • This week on the Bitcoin Taxes series, we will be discussing a quality service that connects professionals in the world of digital currency with clients that have specific needs. The Digital Currency Council (DCC), is a great organization for professionals looking to specialize in a certain area of digital currency and for clients that are seeking specific advice. While it’s probably too late for using the service for reporting this year’s taxable income and capital

    Bitcoin Taxes: The Professionals, The Digital Currency Council

    | 2015/04/14 8:00 am
  • Editor’s Note: This article has been changed to make the nature of the Bitcoin Africa Conference more clear. The name of this title is “Bitcoin Africa Conference,” and this is the first time the conference has been held. The author of this article was not saying that this Bitcoin conference is the very first one in Africa. We apologize for any misunderstanding.  As you may know, the world’s first  Bitcoin Africa Conference will be held

    Inside the First Annual Bitcoin Africa Conference: Lorien Gamaroff Offers Sneek Peek

    | 2015/04/13 7:01 pm
  • I had an opportunity to review a Ledger Nano hardware wallet. The wallet itself, which sells (with shipping) for about $51, features unique software paired with a physical USB stick. The wallet cannot be opened if the USB isn’t plugged in, making it so that a thief would need physical access to even attempt to gain control of your funds. The ledger wallet is locked with a pin code, enter it wrong three times and

    Review: Ledger Wallet, Secure Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

    | 2015/04/13 2:00 pm
  • The bitcoin price is down once again this week — by approximately 9.7% — and volume has been extremely low as well, which comes to more of a shock to people than the price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up As of press time, bitcoin’s total 24 hour USD volume was $12.2 million, lower than the average $15 – $20 million USD volume we see on a typical day of trading. Price has flatlined in the

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 4/5 – 4/12: BTC, LTC, and DASH Down, Crave Cut Short

    | 2015/04/13 8:00 am
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa is going to host the inaugural Bitcoin African Conference on April 16 and 17, 2015. The two-day event will bring together merchants, investors, venture capitalists, start-ups and Bitcoin enthusiasts who are all looking to move Bitcoin forward in Africa. Also Read:  Bitcoin – Empowering Rural Economy’s and Protecting the Elephants in Africa The organizers of the Bitcoin Africa Conference plan to address many of the issues surrounding

    Cape Town to Host Inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference

    | 2015/04/12 6:00 pm
  • Bitcoin can be earned in many ways, and there are quite a few people out there who wouldn’t mind receiving at least part of their monthly wage in bitcoin. This is especially true for small business owners and freelancers; it can be quite the hassle to wait for funds to come through traditional payment services. Hiveage, one of the most popular online billing services, is now accepting Bitcoin payments. Also read: RE/MAX London Accepts Bitcoin for Rent Payments Hiveage:

    Hiveage Now Lets You Bill Clients in Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/12 2:00 pm
  • 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