• Further “liberty” is taken away; Gatecoin is hacked, and a digital coin that’s faster and stronger than Bitcoin? Check out the stories below to see what you’ve been missing in digital currency news: Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Expansion, Ransomware, Dark Web Drudgery GATECOIN Cryptocurrency exchange Gatecoin may be the world’s latest cyber-attack victim. The company mysteriously went offline a few nights ago following the discovery of what appeared to be suspicious transactions, and now

    Industry Report: Liberty Loses, Gatecoin Hacked, Bitcoin Gets Bit

    | 2016/05/16 5:00 am
  • MUMBAI, India, (May 14, 2016) — India’s first Conference on Virtual Currencies, Fin-tech & the Blockchain is being conducted on 23rd May, 2016 at The St. Regis Mumbai. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. About India’s Blockchain Conference Titled “Future Money Conference (India), 2016”, it brings together thought leaders from the industry, law enforcement and Government. The conference includes experts’ sessions, panel discussions, proof-of-concept, live demos and

    India’s First Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Conference

    | 2016/05/14 2:30 pm
  • Editor’s Note: The following article is the opinion of the writer. It has started debate along with both positive and negative reactions. All voices should be heard and acknowledged. Andreas Antonopoulos and others are perpetuating a misconception about the nature of power by advancing the notion that the most monied institutions on the planet won’t crack the code for their own blockchain-based systems. Antonopolous claims that, if a blockchain is not an “open” — or

    Andreas Antonopoulos’ Folly On Private Blockchains

    | 2016/05/11 11:48 am
  • The Emercoin platform was built with a key goal in mind, to help solve real-life problems and deliver decentralizing solutions for businesses around the world — and that goal became a little easier to achieve earlier this year. This article was provided by the Vanbex Group on behalf of the Emercoin project. Emercoin Added to Microsoft Azure Platform As of January 2016, Emercoin-based products were made available in Microsoft Azure’s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)

    Emercoin Added to Microsoft Azure Platform

    | 2016/05/06 6:00 pm
  • On Tuesday at the Consensus Conference in New York City, Deloitte announced a number of partnerships with companies in the blockchain space to develop 20 ongoing blockchain initiatives and prototypes, thereby signaling a commitment towards becoming an early mover in blockchain consulting services. Also read: Craig Wright Exits The Bitcoin Stage With Weird Blog Post Deloitte Making Big Industry Moves The “Big 4” firm is scoping and leading development for blockchain-related solutions that span across

    Deloitte Announces Growing Blockchain Initiative and Services

    | 2016/05/06 5:00 am
  • (Consensus, New York) – May 2, 2016 – Bloq (bloq.com) is pleased to announce key additions to its team, as well as the formation of its Board of Advisors. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. “Each team member and advisor brings incredible knowledge and experience, providing immediate impact to Bloq,” says Matthew Roszak, co-founder of Bloq. “These new additions signal our commitment to building the

    Bloq Expands Team and Announces Board of Advisors

    | 2016/05/04 1:00 pm
  • Over the past few months, there have been some minor headlines regarding the UK government looking closely at blockchain technology. Credits has announced their strategic partnership to deliver blockchain-as-a-service to the UK public sector. Also read: Crypto Valley In Switzerland Now Accepts Bitcoin For Train Tickets Credits Delivers BaaS to UK Public Sector The name Credits may ring a bell among blockchain aficionados as they are one of the blockchain infrastructure providers in the world.

    Credits Brings Blockchain-as-a-service To UK Public Sector

    | 2016/05/04 2:52 am
  • Bitcoin blockchain development is an area worth exploring by all kinds of developers, and the Bitcoin Spellbook v0.1 wants to make that process a lot more approachable. Don’t expect any pointy hats and wand-waving, though, as this project is all about combining APIs and web services using the Bitcoin blockchain to create new applications and tools. Also read: BitPay Launches Loadable Visa The Bitcoin Spellbook Focuses on Blockchain Development Wouter Glorieux, the man behind Valyrian

    Valyrian Tech Presents Bitcoin Spellbook Project

    | 2016/05/03 4:08 am
  • Blockchain consortia are nothing new under the sun these days, and Agentic Group is one of one consortium very few people have heard of so far. This global Blockchain and digital currency initiative has added former Maestro CEO Ann Camarillo to their Senior Advisors board. Also read: New Ransomware Strains No Longer Want Your Bitcoin Agentic Group Focuses On Blockchain And Digital Currency The name Agentic Group will not ring a bell for most people,

    Former Maestro CEO Joins Agentic Group Blockchain Consortium

    | 2016/05/02 12:19 pm
  • HYPR Corp. is a biometric security company that focuses on making the financial world safer for consumers and businesses alike. Led by CEO and blockchain enthusiast George Avetisov, the company recently partnered with blockchain security firm BitGo, producing an alliance that could secure the entire finance industry with blockchain-powered biometrics. Also read: Bitcoin Price Blunders, Suffers $15 Decline Combining the Blockchain With Biometric Security Bitcoinist got the chance to sit down with CEO George Avetisov

    HYPR CEO: Blockchain Becoming ‘Ubiquitous’ in Banking Sector

    | 2016/05/01 11:59 am
  • CHAIN-FINANCE, a provider of news, research & events on blockchain technologies for global financial services, today announced that its next “Blockchain in Finance” seminar will assess how blockchain technology might impact the global insurance industry. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Sponsored by Clyde & Co, the seminar is being held in London on May 18, 2016 at the Rainmaking Loft. Confirmed speakers include Nigel

    CHAIN-FINANCE to Assess Blockchain Insurance Disruption

    | 2016/05/01 11:34 am
  • Though cryptocurrencies have received much attention with the rise of Bitcoin, what has resulted in more excitement and utility for real businesses has been what is possible using the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, the blockchain. The team at Emercoin have matched creative ideas for what blockchain solutions are capable of to comprehensive technical approaches for solving issues surrounding current, centralized models of commerce. This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. CEO of Emercoin, Evgeny Shumilov,

    Blockchain Platform Emercoin is Moving Beyond Cryptocurrencies

    | 2016/04/30 6:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency exchange OpenLedger has added gold-backed crypto-token DigixDAO asset (DGD) to it’s list of supported tokens. Now, users can trade DGD for ether, bitcoin and all other digital assets supported by OpenLedger. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. DGD is branded as “a gold standard of cryptocurrency.” Each token is “hedged

    OpenLedger Strikes Gold: DigixDAO Asset Trading Now Supported

    | 2016/04/30 1:00 pm
  • With all of this focus on blockchain technology these days, there are a lot of questions waiting to be answered. One recent Kickstarter campaign for The Business Blockchain Books successfully reached its goal, and two new blockchain books will be coming very soon. Also read: Bitcoin PR Buzz Accepts Ethereum for Press Release Services The Business Blockchain Books Campaign The person behind this Business Blockchain Books campaign on Kickstarter is William Mougayar, who has been

    Business Blockchain Books Project Is Nearing Completion

    | 2016/04/30 8:37 am
  • Europe is taking blockchain technology and fintech solutions very seriously. All across the land, government officials, new startups, financial executives, and educators are promoting these emerging markets with much excitement. With investments being made within various European countries, and strategic discussions with parliament, it seems the Europe wants a leading edge in this growing environment. Also read: Peter Todd Exposes MIT ChainAnchor Project That Enables Tracking Bitcoin User’s Identity Dutch Bank Partners With Nexuslab Blockchain Ventures A recent partnership

    Europe Blockchain Fever: Public, Private Sectors Jumping on Board

    | 2016/04/29 5:00 am
  • The European Central Bank is engaged in “experimental work” on blockchain technology. As some banks have warned, the technology is still too new to know what real world uses it has. But, according to an ECB executive board member on Monday, the central bank is researching how the technology could apply to modern financial systems.  Also Read: Bitcoin Prices Inches Towards $470. Will $500 Be Next?  Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, Yves

    ECB Executive Places Europe As Leader In Blockchain Technology

    | 2016/04/28 12:00 pm
  • On April 26th, Taiwan held its first public hearing concerning blockchain technology and its relationship with money transmission, current regulations, and academic research. The meeting saw Government officials, blockchain promoters, and scholars gathering at the Taiwanese Legislative Council to discuss distributed ledgers and the economic implications they will bring. Also read: Vitalik Buterin: Blockchain and the Future of Courts Taiwan Bankers Should Research Blockchain Technology ‘As Soon As Possible.’ During the meeting National Taiwan University Professor,

    Taiwan Holds First Public Blockchain Hearing

    | 2016/04/27 9:00 pm
  • Contracts are an integral part of society and rule our world. Now the genesis of smart contracts is bringing new meaning to agreements within the global atmosphere. One idea recently described on the r/ethereum subreddit explains the application of blockchain technology being used for a decentralized court system written by Vitalik Buterin co-founder of the programmable protocol. Also read: Follow My Vote Launches Kickstarter For Blockchain Voting Project Buterin Says Ethereum Can Create a Decentralized Court System

    Vitalik Buterin: Blockchain and the Future of Courts

    | 2016/04/27 5:00 am
  • A total of 34 different companies has formed the Blockchain Collaborative Consortium, which is designed to educate the public on researching, developing, and investing in blockchain technology. This announcement marks Japan’s first blockchain industry organization and is a milestone event for this technology in the country. Also read: Bitcoin Wallets Vulnerable To Opt-in Replace-by-fee Double Spend Attacks Blockchain Collaborative Consortium in Japan As one would come to expect from such an effort, the primary purpose is

    Japanese Blockchain Collaborative Consortium Has Been Formed

    | 2016/04/26 8:20 am
  • Blockchain voting service provider Follow My Vote (FMV) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the development of open source blockchain voting software. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Hosted on Kickstarter, this crowdfunding campaign is aimed at funding a blockchain voting project that hopes “to bring transparency, convenience,

    Follow My Vote Launches Kickstarter For Blockchain Voting Project

    | 2016/04/25 1:00 pm
  • Want to see which cryptocurrency stories are leading the news? This week, Hullcoin takes the spotlight. Have a look at the rest of the week’s hot news below. Also read: ShapeShift Leads the Week in Crypto News HULLCOIN Approximately 500 investors have been cheated out of nearly $1.1 million by a Chinese investment scheme posing as London-based cryptocurrency platform Hullcoin. Emerging in 2014, Hullcoin’s claim to fame of using digital currency to battle global poverty is

    Hullcoin Leads This Week’s Digital Currency News

    | 2016/04/23 12:00 pm
  • BitFury Group has partnered with the Georgian National Agency of Public Registry to bring a blockchain land titling project to fruition. Additionally, with the help of Hernando de Soto, the collaborative project wants to bring more transparency and proper record-keeping to this sector. Also read: Peter Todd Exposes MIT ChainAnchor Project That Enables Tracking Bitcoin User’s Identity BitFury Group And Blockchain Land Titling Property rights have always been a topic of substantial debate in the

    BitFury Group To Develop Blockchain-based Land Titling Project in Georgia

    | 2016/04/22 2:55 am
  • In a surprising development on Wednesday, Bitcoin developer Peter Todd released information around MIT’s ChainAnchor project. ChainAnchor supposedly involves enticing miners with additional compensation to ensure that only transactions from a list of identified and registered users are included in blocks. The news comes at a time of accelerating initiatives to adopt facets of Bitcoin’s Blockchain technology into traditional banking and trading of other digital assets or securities. Also Read: FBI Used Invalid Warrant To Infect Tor

    Peter Todd Exposes MIT ChainAnchor Project That Enables Tracking Bitcoin User’s Identity

    | 2016/04/22 2:00 am