• Svante Lehtinen sat down with Bitcoinist to talk about the proposed HEAT ledger. Billed as a ‘blockchain 3.0 technology,’ The project claims to improve upon current blockchain technologies by dramatically improving transaction speeds through a synthesis of proof-of-stake and proof-of-work. Lehtinen is the project leader of HEAT and an experienced entrepreneur of 20 years. He is also the founder of the 2.0 cryptocurrency, FIMK, and the COB of the nonprofit Krypto Fin ry association. Also

    Blockchain 3.0 Technology: Project Leader on the New HEAT Ledger

    | 2016/08/04 12:38 pm
  • Bitfinex gets hacked, the first feature film funded via cryptocurrency is announced, and bitcoin and cannabis seek to join hands. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look below. Also read: Industry Report: No Bitcoin Crime Goes Unpunished BITFINEX The bitcoin price has undergone a massive drop following a cyber-attack on Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex, which has resulted in nearly $70 million stolen from users’ accounts. Blockchain security company BitGo

    Industry Report: Bitfinex Sinks the Bitcoin Market

    | 2016/08/04 12:00 pm
  • Vancouver, B.C. — The Vanbex Group and NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE: NC) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between the professional services firm and the online payment service provider. The partnership will work together to provide a streamlined, full end-to-end innovative financial services platform. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for the products and/or services of these firms. The union allows both companies to utilize each other’s strengths in order

    Vanbex, NetCents Partner to Bring Blockchain to Canadian Banks

    | 2016/08/04 9:00 am
  • Biometrics is a new and effective trend in the security industry. HYPR deploys biometrics in financial applications, but also adds the benefits of decentralized technology to enable enterprises to eliminate passwords and replace them with biometrics. Also read: Technical Analysis: Weekend Bitcoin Price Drop Explained HYPR: Biometrics Decentralized The blockchain biometrics firm, which has worked with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms on proof-of-concepts, Rather than storing fingerprints, facial features, iris images, or voice patterns,

    The Future of IoT: Blockchain Biometrics with HYPR

    | 2016/08/02 12:00 pm
  • Lisk, the highly-publicized blockchain application platform, is reporting “healthy growth” over the past few months, with community members using the platform to develop various tools and services. 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. Since the project’s launch, the developers say community involvement has been strong, resulting in several projects aimed at

    Lisk Community Continues Developing Ecosystem Tools, Services

    | 2016/07/27 1:00 pm
  • A new blockchain service, BitCluster, is making it easier for people to snoop through the Bitcoin blockchain in search of information they are trying to find. Also read: Technical Analysis: Bears Taking Hold of Bitcoin Price BitCluster: The Bitcoin Deanonymizer BitCluster claims to be the “Bitcoin Deanonymizer,” and according to the official site, it is an open source tool that analyzes all bitcoin transactions and regroups wallet addresses according to their incoming and outgoing transactions. This

    BitCluster Claims to Streamline Blockchain Data Mining

    | 2016/07/26 5:00 am
  • Charlie Shrem is released from prison; Ethereum successfully “hard-forks,” and the Bank of England may issue its own digital currency. Want to catch up on your latest crypto-news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: India’s Druggies Turning to Bitcoin CHARLIE SHREM Bitcoin evangelist Charlie Shrem has been released from prison after serving one year of what was originally set to be a two-year sentence. Shrem was arrested at JFK airport

    Industry Report: Charlie Shrem Is a Free Man

    | 2016/07/22 12:00 pm
  • What is “cryptocurrency 3.0?” According to developer and cryptocurrency enthusiast Charles Hoskinson, it’s the stage reached after both “decentralized currency” and “smart contract” applications are achieved — the point at which governance and self-funding are addressed. But is that really the best order in which to achieve 3.0 status? Should governance and blockchain funding really come last? Also read: Do You Make These 4 Mistakes When Explaining Cryptocurrency to Newcomers? See this video for more:

    Charles Hoskinson of Ethereum: ‘I Didn’t Realize [Dash] Evolved This Much’

    | 2016/07/22 5:00 am
  • Blockchain-based decentralized apps platform Expanse has launched its newest project: Borderless.Tech. This platform offers “revolutionary” new decentralized governance services powered by smart contracts. 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. Expanse founder Christopher Franko explains that the project’s design allows more efficient mining, which in turn can reportedly enable decentralized application developers to

    Expanse Unveill New Borderless.Tech Governance Project

    | 2016/07/16 11:00 pm
  • Russia pushes bitcoin, Mark Karpeles goes free, another massive crowdsale in the books, and Steemit gets hacked. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Bursts with ‘Energy’ RUSSIA Once again, a Russian party is pushing for the legalization of Bitcoin. The Party of Growth, which supports “free market economy and democracy,” believes that blockchain technology is growing all around the world,

    Industry Report: Steemit Is the Latest Victim of Cyber Crime

    | 2016/07/16 9:00 am
  • San Francisco ,CA — In the first-ever live-streamed blockchain event, a studded cast of presenters and panelists will take to the stage at the two-day conference in San Francisco. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. The fifth installment of the d10e Conference, which runs July 19-20, is set to showcase the latest in fintech and disruptive, decentralizing technology, with two marquee presenters in renowned computer scientist

    D10e Conference Featuring John McAfee Fast Approaching

    | 2016/07/14 2:02 pm
  • Energy and bitcoin come together, a bitcoin trust files with the SEC, and Iceland gives a “thumbs up” to digital currency. Want to catch up on the latest crypto-news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: The Halving That Came and Went BITCOIN ENERGY CONFERENCE Big-time miner Bitmain recently held a private conference in southwest China. Representatives and government officials of nearby regions were invited to discuss local power sources and

    Industry Report: Bitcoin Bursts with ‘Energy’

    | 2016/07/13 9:00 am
  • The halving comes and goes, Ethereum wants to hard-fork, and the blockchain does income grants. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: The Bitcoin Bill That Became Law BITCOIN HALVING The halving has officially come and gone, and the results haven’t been as big as we all hoped for. At mid-day on Saturday, the bitcoin price fell to the $620 range but

    Industry Report: The Halving That Came and Went

    | 2016/07/11 5:00 am
  • A Bitcoin bill becomes law, a new form of Mac malware emerges, and Steemit uses digital currency to steer traffic. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below: Also read: Industry Report: Is Litecoin Making a Comeback? THE NEWEST BITCOIN BILL North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed a new Bitcoin bill into law, expanding the state’s Money Transmitters Act to include cryptocurrencies. The bill defines virtual

    Industry Report: The Bitcoin Bill That Became Law

    | 2016/07/08 4:00 pm
  • In a conference at Toronto, the heart of the Canadian blockchain industry, technologist and author of Mastering Blockchain, Andreas Antonopoulos, gave a chilling keynote urging technologist to invest in core skills around blockchain and not to worry and speculate about price swings of virtual currencies. Also read: Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe He made many parallels around past technologies, where technologists who invested in learning the core technologies like .NET, Java, and HTML

    Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference

    | 2016/07/02 12:00 pm
  • ATLANTA, July 1, 2016 — Blockchain-based startup, Smart Defense Technologies, has announced the introduction of Blocksafe, the first ever “smart gun” system that utilizes blockchain technology. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation The Blocksafe infrastructure works for smart devices and locks that mount on guns, allowing gun owners to effectively monitor and control the use of their weapons. Blocksafe Chairman and CEO Kevin Barnes is a military veteran and blockchain developer who

    Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe

    | 2016/07/01 5:07 pm
  • A core issue of Bitcoin’s scalability debate centers around blockchain network strength and continued decentralization as the digital currency’s user base continues to grow. 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. Critics wonder if the network will ever be able to handle the workload that would be created by mainstream usage. One

    Incentivized Model a Healthy Way to Encourage Blockchain Growth?

    | 2016/06/29 9:00 am
  • A party standing in next week’s Australian election wants to hand voting power directly to its members, exercising and trading political power with verifiable transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain. Also read: Blockchain-Based Voting Could Fix Election Security in the United States State of Flux: Vote Blockchain The party, called Flux, is running 13 candidates for the Australian Senate (the parliament’s upper house) in the federal election to be held on July 2nd, 2016. Flux’s ultimate vision is

    Blockchain Democracy Party on Ballot in Australian Election

    | 2016/06/26 5:00 am
  • Is Canada going cashless? Are PayPal and Coinbase an item? Is IBM testing the blockchain? Take a look below to catch up on all the Bitcoin and digital currency news. Also read: Industry Report: How Badly Was the DAO Attacked? Is the Finance Sector Getting Cozy With Bitcoin? COINBASE In what’s being called a “stellar move,” Bitcoin exchange Coinbase is adding PayPal and credit card support for its users. Coinbase recently reported on its blog:

    Industry Report: Bitcoin ‘Hooking Up’ With Traditional Finance

    | 2016/06/25 1:52 pm
  • Bitcoinist recently spoke with Angus Champion de Crespigny, Financial Services Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy leader at EY, the multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. De Crespigny has established the firm’s first Digital Currency and Asset Technology group which consults businesses and financial institutions on blockchain and consensus technologies.  Also read: Dash: The Original DAO Angus gives us an inside look at how he feels about private blockchains, the Bitcoin blockchain, and how these

    Financing the Future: EY Blockchain Advisor on Fintech

    | 2016/06/24 5:00 am
  • Vancouver, B.C. —  Professional services firm Vanbex Group is expanding operations to blockchain-based products, according to company founder Lisa Cheng and CEO Kevin Hobbs. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.  Vanbex Launching New Products   The Vancouver company operating in the digital currency and blockchain technology space will launch two projects in the coming months with Etherparty and Genisys, the former set to go live

    Vanbex Group Expanding into Blockchain-Based Products

    | 2016/06/23 6:16 pm
  • All decentralized, blockchain-based networks are DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organizations — a fact not commonly discussed. But what precisely is a DAO, anyway? And is any form more effective than another?  Also read: Dash: The Original DAO The current makeup and performance-to-date of Dash’s DAO is found in this video: Dash: A More Sophisticated DAO? A DAO can be summed up as an organization of people who communicate with each other via a “network protocol,”

    How Does the Dash DAO Work?

    | 2016/06/23 5:00 am
  • For the longest time, there has been a shift in though from Bitcoin to blockchain in the financial world. The increasing Bitcoin hype poses one interesting question: what is blockchain? Cambridge University wants to help answer that question. Also read: Exiting The DAO is a 67-Step, 48-Day Ordeal Blockchain Knowledge Is Disappointing Although a lot of financial experts claim the blockchain will solve all of the problems, they have a hard time actually explaining the technology. Some people

    Cambridge University Acknowledges Need For Blockchain Education

    | 2016/06/21 5:00 am