Visa is working on a blockchain-based solution for cross-border, business-to-business exchange called Visa B2B Connect. Cross-border payments between businesses is a complex market that is fraught with problems but is lucrative nonetheless, a potential that Visa seems eager to tap into. Also read: CoinAgenda Brings Blockchain Leaders to Vegas on October 25 Visa Unveils its Collaborative Project Visa, in collaboration with tech start-up, Chain Inc., unveiled the project on October 21, 2016. Chain, a startup that Visa
Quantum computers may end Bitcoin, all episodes of Trust Disrupted are available to view, and Jaxx vows to go international. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Read the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Japanese TV Educating People on Bitcoin? TRUST DISRUPTED The new show, brought to you by TechCrunch, is now completely available for audiences’ viewing pleasure. The first season of the show, which delves deeply into digital currency
Since its inception, Bitcoin as a payment medium has a cemented an impression of being anonymous and privacy-centric. So much so that the currency has been glorified by the masterminds behind the doomed Silk Road, and advocated by recognized influencers such as German politician Franz Schäffler, celebrity Ashton Kutcher, famed author & economist David Friedman, and finance guru Kevin O’Leary to name a few. Also read: Jaxx Announces Plans to Go International After Augur Integration
On October 6, 2016, Decentral made the decision to integrate the Augur coin, REP, onto its multi-platform wallet, Jaxx. This decision created some buzz around the crypto-community, and CEO Anthony Di Iorio says there is still more to come. Also read: Industry Report: Japanese TV Educating People on Bitcoin? Augur Joins a Growing Number of Platforms on Jaxx Jaxx’s addition of Augur’s recently released currency gives users the option of 8 different platforms to choose
TechCrunch creates a new blockchain series, Backpage.com’s CEO is arrested, and Antshares raises a lot of money. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Check out the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Lawyers Defending Digital Currency Users TECHCRUNCH The news publication will release a six-episode series called “Trust Disrupted.” The topic: cryptocurrencies and the blockchain. TechCrunch seems to believe that Bitcoin and related digital currencies are among the hottest
A recent downgrade of Google noted that their advertising model was being potentially threatened by companies that will offer “paid attention” services to users. Could this rising attention economy be the silver bullet that digital currencies need? Also read: Industry Report: Lawyers Defending Digital Currency Users Why Is the Attention Economy Important? A recent analyst report by James Dix ad Wedbush Securities downgraded Google, warning of a future in which search as we know it
Dubai looks to operate fully via blockchain, lawyers unite to aid digital currency users, and Iceland is interested in Auroracoin. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Read the following stories. Also read: Industry Report: Deutsche Bank Bailout Unlikely DUBAI Dubai is looking to place all its documentation on a blockchain by the year 2020. The announcement came by way of Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed, who also supports full, blockchain-based
Blockchain company DECENT has partnered with Naughty America, a major US adult content producer, to develop a platform that focuses on Intellectual Property (IP) rights and privacy protection. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored 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. DECENT and Naughty America: Adult Film ‘Plagued’ by Piracy This collaboration aims to produce a blockchain-based Digital
After taking a week off to visit Charlie Shrem, and having a block size showdown with Roger Ver, Chris DeRose and Junseth are back to their regular schedule on Bitcoin Uncensored. Episode 49 is a big one, covering a wide range of topics in the hosts’ unique and uncensored fashion. However, before jumping into the news, the guys wanted to know what Bitcoin icon MK Lords thinks about the show. Also read: Bitcoin Uncensored: Block
Deutsche Bank isn’t likely to receive a bailout, UnoCoin sets a new funding record, and Velocity invites you to try “simple” smart contracts. Want to catch up on your latest tech and digital currency news? Read the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Authorities Warn Against OneCoin, Likely Scam DEUTSCHE BANK Deutsche Bank is on the edge of financial crisis. Currently facing a $14 billion USD fine from the U.S. Department of Justice, German legislators
Another episode of Bitcoin Uncensored is up, and it’s a good one. This time, hosts Chris DeRose and Junseth talk with Roger Ver. Chris and Junseth have a showdown of sorts with Ver about the Bitcoin block size, the most contentious topic in Bitcoin at the moment. Also read: Bitcoin Uncensored: The Libertarian Nonsense Machine Roger Ver: Big Bitcoin Block Size or Bust Ver, affectionately known as “Bitcoin Jesus” in the cryptocurrency world, travels the
Distributed derivatives platform Velocity went live this week with a product demo version. The “simple” smart contract invites users to speculate on price for Ethereum’s native token ether. Also read: Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Holds Record-Setting Fundraiser Velocity Making ‘Financial Building Blocks’ Velocity‘s aim is to provide a blockchain-based smart contract alternative to existing derivatives, built on Ethereum. The demo version currently runs on Ethereum’s testnet. Chief architect Vignesh Sundaresan indicated where the financial industry could use his
Have a listen to Episode 7 of the Bitcoinist podcast, featuring special guest Kevin McKernan, founder of the Cannabis Genome Project. The podcast is now available on iTunes as well as Stitcher, and gPodder. If you like what you hear, please leave a comment or review on iTunes or in the comments: Join us as we discuss alternate uses of the BTC blockchain as a pedigree, IP managment, and marijuana strain verification platform, and future
A massive data breach at Yahoo, and IPFS prefers Ethereum over Bitcoin. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Take a gander at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Poloniex Ditches NH, Santander Embraces Ethereum YAHOO Believing Yahoo to have been the victim of a massive 2014 hack, executives of the Internet and email giant sent out a notice last Thursday evening warning users of a potential data breach.
Poloniex exiles New Hampshire, Santander joins hands with Ethereum, and a new copper gadget offers digital payments. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency and tech news? Read the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: $150 Million in Cryptocurrency is Destroyed POLONIEX Digital currency exchange Poloniex is suspending all services in New Hampshire thanks to new license-based regulations and requirements. Poloniex is giving New Hampshire customers until October 6 to withdraw their funds.
The raw and brutally honest Bitcoin Uncensored podcast has come to Bitcoinist. As usual, hosts Chris DeRose and Junseth talk about recent events in the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency world, in the most hilarious and offensive way possible. Also read: Bitcoin Price Rises: How U.S. Trading Activity May Be Countering China Bitcoin Uncensored Episode 48 As part of a new collaboration with Bitcoin Uncensored, Bitcoinist will post each episode on the same day it airs. Don’t
Reddit users get a glimpse into the lives of dark net vendors, Ethereum nodes come crashing down, and Synereo destroys nearly $150 million in cryptocurrency. Want to catch up on your latest tech and digital currency news? Read the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Apple Eases Up On Crypto DARK NET VENDORS A Reddit user posting questions about the daily lives of dark net vendors has gotten some interesting answers. One commenter, nicknamed “Vendurr”
BitShares Munich is building the future of digital payments. Disclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services. BitShares Munich Announces BlockPay, Holds Successful ‘Pre-ICO’ After securing a considerable financial footing following their recent pre-initial coin offering (pre-ICO), the Germany-based independent software development company is poised to deliver on their prospective vision to reshape the
KPMG launches its blockchain services, a donor graces the African Water Project with bitcoin, and Apple loosens up. Want to catch up on your latest tech and digital currency news? Read the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Apple’s Got a New Grudge Against Crypto BITCOIN DONOR An anonymous bitcoin donor has granted 38 coins (valuing nearly $23,000 USD) to the Water Project in Africa. Clean water and sanitation will now be provided for an
EverdreamSoft and IndieSquare have announced a new collaborative effort called Project ORB. Launching on Friday, Sept. 16. The project uses blockchain technology to enable the use and trade of in-game items across different titles. Diclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Project ORB As part of their effort to make blockchain technology
On September 14th, 2016, professional services firm, KPMG, announced a suite of services built around distributed ledgers and how companies can implement them into their business models. Also read: Vanbex Group Selected as Top Up-and-Coming Tech Company in Canada KPMG and Microsoft Partner Up to Create Blockchain Solutions As part of this effort, KPMG will collaborate with Microsoft in a partnership they say will combine the best aspects of both firms to offer the best experience
In the world of cryptocurrency, countless new projects pop up every day. While a lot of them look strong, and even experience success, many others end up going nowhere. In fact, a lot of these projects end up being outright failures. Also read: Bitcoin Price Hits $600, Technical Indicators Bullish The worst of these failures start out with promising futures, generating a lot of hype and raising large amounts of starting capital. Then, they flop.
Seagate plays surrogate host to cryptocurrency malware, Europol cracks down on digital currency launderers, and Apple doesn’t like ShapeShift. Want to catch up on your latest tech and virtual currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: The iPhone is the Latest Fan of Bitcoin SEAGATE Many of Seagate’s FTP servers have inadvertently played host to criminals who use the devices to spread cryptocurrency malware. Researchers at Sophos discovered this problem, finding that