• Russian minister Nikolai Nikiforov says that it’s likely that Russia will never legalize Bitcoin due to it being a “foreign product.” However, Russia is still gung-ho on blockchain technology. Cryptocurrency and Russia have been an intriguing mix over the last few years. The acceptance of Bitcoin, mining, and cryptocurrencies in general has gone back and forth between acceptance and rejection. Now it looks like Bitcoin may be shot down for good in the Russian Federation

    Nyet! Russian Minister Says Bitcoin May Never Be Legalized

    | 2017/11/22 9:00 am
  • Daniil Rausov, the founder of KYC.Legal, sits down with Bitcoinist to discuss his company’s unique service, the similarities between its business model and Uber, and the client verification procedures designed to make life easier for all market participants. Bitcoinist: For starters, tell us about KYC.Legal? What makes this a unique product on the market? How is it convenient for the client? DR: In short, this is a simple and quick way to complete client identification

    KYC.Legal Founder: ‘We are Creating a Global Universal Personal Identification Alternative’

    | 2017/11/21 2:45 pm
  • Blockchain tech is primed to usher in a new age of business and technology around the world in a way we’ve never seen before. Businesses now, more than ever, need to constantly adapt to stay profitable and compete with their competition, and Storiqa is looking to help brick and mortar stores all over the world expand and improve. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Changing Face of Worldwide Business Worldwide commerce is moving online.

    Growing Local Business Online Through Storiqa and Blockchain Technology

    | 2017/11/21 12:00 pm
  • Blockchain-powered global ad exchange AdEx announced today that they have entered into an exclusive partnership with Ink, the world’s leading travel media company. About Ink Ink is the world’s biggest travel media company with an audience reach of over 775 million passengers annually. They offer opportunities for advertisers to connect with a global audience through in-flight magazines, mobile devices, and other digital, print, and video media products. They work with some of the world’s most

    Blockchain Ad Network AdEx Crosses into Real Sector with Ink Partnership

    | 2017/11/21 8:00 am
  • The BANKEX technical team has recently announced they have developed the world’s first private blockchain that supports the Plasma Protocol for public audit which will allow users to transfer different assets directly to each other leaving intermediaries behind and solving one of the most pressing problems of the current crypto world – high gas consumption. The Plasma-like protocol open source code is already available here. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Inspired by the Plasma

    Dashing Forward – BANKEX Develops World’s First Working Plasma-like Protocol Bringing Vitalik Buterin’s Idea to Life

    | 2017/11/17 8:15 pm
  • The Lightning Network brought to Bitcoin with Segwit enables users to instantly exchange Bitcoin for Litecoin and vice versa. The first ever transaction between the two coins has now happened. Segwit (short for Segregated Witness) brought with it many new exciting features for Bitcoin when it was implemented in August this year, not least of them atomic swaps and the Lightning Network. The Lightning Network is an off chain network, that can, among other things,

    First Ever Cross Chain Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Litecoin a Success

    | 2017/11/17 2:30 pm
  • VIABET is poised to completely transform the online gambling industry as the blockchain-based, cloud betting platform allows players to operate their own casinos and reap the rewards. Investors can enjoy a massive 40% discount during the VIABET token pre-sale that is currently underway. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Gambling has long been a profitable enterprise as can be seen by the success of cities like Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Even governments participate in

    This Blockchain-Powered Platform Aims to Disrupt the Gambling Industry

    | 2017/11/15 12:00 pm
  • Smart Contracts are becoming an important part of modern corporations and institutions. But often times most small and medium businesses prefer to stay aside from Smart Contracts, due to associated legal risks (smart contracts often are not recognized by courts because they aren’t always legally binding) and lack of technical expertise. Jincor aims to solve these problems by offering a platform for businesses that want to create legally binding Smart Contracts in a cost-efficient manner. [Note:

    Jincor – Simple, Safe and Legal Smart Contracts for Businesses

    | 2017/11/14 9:30 pm
  • Companies such as HealthHeart are leading the charge when it comes to implementing the security, usability, and scalability of the blockchain to improve on current EHR (electronic health record) offerings. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] While blockchain technology is primarily associated with the financial world, its benefits can be applied to other sectors too. Healthcare is one sector in particular that could realize significant benefits through blockchain implementation – especially with regard to patient records.

    Blockchain and Healthcare – a Partnership Whose Time Has Come

    | 2017/11/13 10:00 pm
  • This new sport is attracting droves of participants while it’s also on pace to generate more than a billion dollars in revenue within the next two years. It’s being featured on major sports networks, and, when you tune into the 2020 Olympics, you may be watching it along with the cadre of established sports that typically comprise the games. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] It’s being cheered by arenas full of fans, but it

    There’s a New Sport in Town

    | 2017/11/11 12:00 pm
  • Prompt development of digitalization in all sectors triggers change within financial markets. Existing approaches to securitization are no longer in-demand as the procedures are complicated, long and cannot keep up with the pace of change, that new technologies bring to virtually every aspect of one’s life. Tokenization has come along to provide reliable instruments and revolutionize the whole financial industry. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] What is the Proof-of-Asset Protocol by BANKEX? BANKEX is

    BANKEX – How Did They Do It? A Dive into Asset Tokenization

    | 2017/11/10 12:30 pm
  • A different kind of Ethereum-token presale is underway in the City of London. Sharpe Capital is selling a token called SHP that is based on a product that exists now and actually works. Unlike some initial cryptocurrency offering (ICO) promoters that are selling only a concept, Sharpe has a platform that is scheduled to go live on 11 December 2017. Sharpe’s Financial Markets Protocol, which is designed to make trade decisions based on crowdsourced asset

    A Different Kind of Token Pre-sale Underway

    | 2017/11/10 12:00 pm
  • FinTech company The NAGA Group AG aims to bring the advantages of financial technology to the masses through the first blockchain-based ecosystem for decentralized trading, investing, and education in financial markets, virtual goods, and cryptocurrencies. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The NAGA Group AG is a German technology company whose mission is to “[identify and build] disruptive business models” and disrupt they have. After conducting one of Germany’s fastest recorded IPOs in the past

    FinTech Wunderkind The NAGA Group AG Continues to Disrupt Financial Markets

    | 2017/11/09 11:00 am
  • DreamTeam builds a platform to provide a clear and transparent way to create teams and offers the fastest and easiest way to grow from amateur to novice and, if desired, to professional player. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Esports is Changing the Way We Look at Competition The growing popularity of Esports isn’t something people can deny anymore. Over the past few years, view counts have skyrocketed, with the biggest tournaments touting million-dollar prize

    DreamTeam Creates the First and Largest Recruitment and Management Network for eSports Players

    | 2017/11/09 5:00 am
  • Selling your unused bandwidth after its already paid for seems like a no-brainer, right? You get some extra spending money, while you help a worldwide community of people trying to gain access to censorship free information. The team at Privatix is looking to make it a reality. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Privatix VPN network is a platform that has the ability to change how the world gets online. Based on the Ethereum

    Privatix’s Bandwidth Marketplace and How it Could Change Internet Access as We Know It

    | 2017/11/08 2:00 pm
  • As UK-based X Real Estate Development (XRED) enters into the second week of its ICO, community interest continues to build amid the announcement of their first proposed development project. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] What is XRED? XRED is the first cryptocurrency fund to focus specifically on real estate development and investment. Their unique investment platform, which is built on the Ethereum blockchain, utilizes asset tokenization to convert the rights to a physical asset

    XRED Enters Week 2 of its ICO, Announces First Development Project

    | 2017/11/07 8:30 pm
  • SportyFi has added Bitcoin pioneer Charlie Shrem as an advisor shortly before the decentralized sports ecosystem begins its ICO on November 21st.  [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Sports is often a world of dreams. Young children dream of one day playing in the big game where they make the winning score, and this dream helps sustain them through their journey from youth to, hopefully, college and then professional sports. Fans dream of doing more

    SportyFi Adds Charlie Shrem as Advisor Before ICO Launch

    | 2017/11/06 4:45 pm
  • Russia-based farming cooperative announced the successful launch of its BioCoin ICO on November 1, 2017. In the first 12 hours, the ICO managed to raise close to $500,000 USD. BioCoin has the distinction of being the first token sale to be held in full compliance with Russian laws and is expected to become the poster child for the future regulation of ICOs in Russia. The ICO, which runs through December 1, 2017, follows a wildly

    LavkaLavka’s BioCoin ICO Underway, Raises Nearly $500,000 in First 12 Hours

    | 2017/11/03 11:45 am
  • VPNs have become increasingly important in providing encrypted data transfers, and Privatix is looking to fundamentally change the industry with a blockchain-based VPN network allowing people to buy and sell bandwidth. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Protecting Yourself in a Digital World We live in a world where our entire lives are online. Everything from your shopping cart and pictures to friends, to more sensitive information such as bank account passwords and credit card

    Why VPNs are Important and How Privatix Looks to Revolutionize the Industry

    | 2017/11/02 6:45 pm
  • Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the business world, from smart contracts to decentralized data storage, and Dragonchain is helping businesses, both big and small, effortlessly take advantage of this new technology. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Blockchain technology is leading an online revolution, and many companies are taking notice. The vast potential in recordkeeping, smart contracts, and automated payment systems has businesses working hard to jump onto the blockchain bandwagon. Major corporations, such as IBM

    Dragonchain – How the Blockchain is Poised to Revolutionize BaaS

    | 2017/11/01 9:00 pm
  • Kubera is an innovative platform for playing online games with a cryptocurrency. Kubera team uses the Ethereum blockchain to provide a cryptographically secure payment system and provably fair gambling with smart contracts for games in the future phases of the project. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Kubera platform aims to: Eliminate Player Deposit Risk Kubera will enable players to have full custody over their funds by using Ethereum smart contracts to escrow tournament

    Kubera: Innovative Gaming Platform Powered by Ethereum Blockchain

    | 2017/11/01 12:15 pm
  • Chicago, Illinois-based HealthHeart aims to transform the management and security of electronic health records through its innovative blockchain-based EHR. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Problem with EHRs Today In the United States alone over 96% of hospitals and 87% of office-based physicians use some form of EHR (Electronic Health Record) system. Despite this widespread adoption, most healthcare providers are unhappy with these systems. The most common challenges being reported include: Not user-friendly: Healthcare

    HealthHeart: Bringing Security, Usability, and Scalability to Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

    | 2017/10/31 10:16 pm
  • Confideal boasts a vibrant ecosystem where the core features of the integrated platform, such as smart contracts and arbitration, unite to form an application that is far more than just the sum of its parts. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] International trade has existed since ships first sailed upon the seas and caravans crossed mountains, but the increasing pace of technological innovation has led to a massive surge in international trade. Contracts and manufacturing

    Confideal – More Than Just the Sum of Its Parts

    | 2017/10/31 3:45 pm