• The Bitcoin community had a fairly quiet week, with the price moving less than 1%. However, we have had a fairly active news week, with many developments coming out that may affect the community — specifically news regarding banning encryption. Let’s take a look at this news alongside the week’s market activities to see how traders might react in the future. Also read: Battlecoin.org: A New Bitcoin Bomberman Experience Daily Bitcoin Price Action November 16:

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Banning Encryption, Writing to Ross Ulbricht

    | 2015/11/23 4:00 pm
  • Contrary to popular belief, Bitcoin is not the preferred currency to fund terrorist attacks. Due to its open ledger accountability and not offering any form of anonymity whatsoever, Bitcoin transactions can easily be tracked from origin to recipient. The main threat comes from insufficient dirty money regulation, especially as far as the UK is concerned. Also read: The Political Bitcoin Crackdown Cash Is Anonymous; Bitcoin Is Not Laundering money is a serious threat to countries

    Lacksidasical AML Efforts Help Fund Terrorist Attacks – Bitcoin Not To Blame

    | 2015/11/23 5:35 am
  • There’s a lot of discussion on reddit and bitcointalk.org concerning Bitcoin. However, there are other groups with vast amounts of people throughout various social media platforms. Other areas of conversation and sharing arenas such as Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, and Voat that offer new playgrounds for digital currency enthusiasts. With all the censorship happening at /r/bitcoin, many are finding different areas to chat about their favorite cryptocurrency — whether it is an altcoin or bitcoin. Also

    Check Out These Cryptocurrency Clubs And Bitcoin Groups!

    | 2015/11/22 8:00 am
  • An interesting discussion is taking place on Reddit right now, debating whether Bitcoin or the blockchain is the real innovation in the financial sector. Even though there are various blockchain projects in existence, the Bitcoin blockchain appears to be the only viable option due to its network strength. Is there a future for all of these financial players without relying on the Bitcoin blockchain? Only time will tell. Also read: BTCC Launches BlockPriority Feature To

    The Blockchain Debate Is Heating Up

    | 2015/11/22 4:17 am
  • The newly rebranded BTCC Bitcoin exchange has announced a new feature for its customers. BlockPriority, as the feature is called, has been designed to prioritize BTCC customers” transaction confirmations, giving them an advantage over any other Bitcoin user in the world. Whether or not this is a positive trend,remains to be seen, and one can rest assured there will be quite a few debates about this move in the not-so-distant future. Also read: The Political

    BTCC Launches BlockPriority Feature To Give Customers Transaction Confirmation Advantage

    | 2015/11/20 10:33 am
  • Creating a paper wallet is one of the most secure ways of securing and storing digital currency. As these funds are kept offline, there is no chance of the wallet being hacked through traditional means. On the other hand paper, wallets can get stolen, end up lost, or damaged by either fire or water. That isn’t keeping people from printing these paper wallets, though, and the PiperWallet is a nifty – albeit expensive-  tool to

    PiperWallet Bitcoin Paper Wallet Printer Available Exclusively Through Purse Merchants

    | 2015/11/19 1:08 pm
  • Bitcoiners like to make a habit of fanatically praising the relatively obscure concept of peer-to-peer computing. The enthusiasm for this fledgling idea is driven by the potential of P2P technology to change the very face of market interaction. The key to this radical development is technological decentralization. Decentralization is the process of dispersing powers or functions away from a central point to a network of independent parts. Also read: Overstock Employees Kept Safe With Gold,

    Monetize All the Things: Making P2P Work in the Real World

    | 2015/11/19 12:00 pm
  • Sometimes, people start to wonder what has become of our society, as certain stories sound too crazy to be true. Or at last, that is what most Sky broadband customers will think once they received a letter from Golden Eye International. Various customers are suspected of illegally downloading adult videos, and the company will demand monetary compensation for these acts. Also read: Clearmatics Technologies and UBS Announce Blockchain-based Utility Settlement Coin Golden Eye International Is

    Blockchain Technology Could Have Prevented Golden Eye International Copyright Infringement

    | 2015/11/18 11:43 am
  • With so many companies exploring the world of blockchain technology, interest from investors keeps on growing month over month. Clearmatics Technologies, a company, based in London and partner of UBS Group AG, wants to adapt blockchain technology to redesign the global payment system. Among the first round of funding were some notable investors, including big names who previously invested in other Blockchain companies. Utility Settlement Coin – Big Market For Blockchain Technology The partnership between

    Clearmatics Technologies and UBS Announce Blockchain-based Utility Settlement Coin

    | 2015/11/18 9:35 am
  • Simplifying cross-border payments for businesses can not be achieved through traditional financial infrastructure; that much is clear by now. In countries where there are limited to no financial services available, there is no adequate infrastructure to speak of. Blockchain technology can help resolve that problem, and Align Commerce is banking big on this innovative form of remittance. Also read: Exclusive Interview with Guy Halfred-Thompson of Blockchain Tech Group Ltd Align Commerce Raises US$12.5m In Funding

    Former Western Union Executive Raises US$12.5m for Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Payment Solution

    | 2015/11/17 10:12 am
  • The Blockchain Tech Ltd group (BTL) is a technology company focused on developing blockchain technologies to disrupt and transform the existing industries. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and develops in-house technology. It specializes in providing support and funding to new blockchain-based projects through the company’s incubator and accelerator programs. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Risk Management The company’s first technology platform is a remittance business called Interbit. Interbit focuses on leveraging blockchain

    Exclusive Interview with Guy Halford-Thompson of Blockchain Tech Group Ltd

    | 2015/11/17 8:00 am
  • These days, expanding a company’s workforce is not done in the same manner it was done a few decades ago. Rather than ensuring these is enough space for additional desks, and cramming in as many people in one room as humanly possible, mobile workers are the new hot commodity in the business world. At the same time, this new paradigm poses a fair challenge, as organizing mobile workers is not the easiest thing in the

    Blockchain Technology Will Help Companies Manage Mobile Workers

    | 2015/11/16 12:21 pm
  • The Bank of Canada may be starting an initiative that will look into changing their monetary policies. The central bank’s second in command Carolyn Wilkins had some encouraging words to say about Bitcoin. It’s possible they are tired of the results of quantitative easing and manipulated interest rates so they have begun looking into alternative tools that may stave off the financial crisis and a stagnate economy ahead. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Smart Contracts

    The Bank Of Canada Is Siding With Bitcoin

    | 2015/11/14 8:00 am
  • Developers all over the world are looking at various ways to integrate blockchain technology into everyday life. In most cases, this is easier said than done, as everyday consumers are not too keen on Bitcoin technology. However, there seems to be something about BlockNotary that gets people excited, and the recent integration of Factom will only keep the momentum going. Also read: Be prepared for this year’s Bitcoin Black Friday! BlockNotary: Storing Digital Fingerprints of

    BlockNotary Integrates Factom to Optimize Digital Fingerprint Storage

    | 2015/11/12 8:00 am
  • Most people are well aware of how blockchain technology can be used to achieve all kinds of different needs. Most of the focus is on the financial sector these days, but this revolutionary technology can be the platform society needs to transition into a digital age. Notarizing the birth certificate of your daughter through blockchain technology is just one of the many examples. Also read: Blockchain Technology Can Bring Counterfeit To A Halt Blockchain Technology

    A Baby’s Video Birth Certificate Digitally Notarized on the Blockchain

    | 2015/11/09 2:18 am
  • Counterfeiting is a matter near and dear to all of our hearts, albeit fighting this trend seems all but impossible. Despite best efforts by government officials around the world, more and more counterfeit goods are making their way to legitimate marketplaces near you. Blockchain technology will play an important role in the battle against counterfeit goods, assuming manufacturers are willing to do something about this problem in the first place. Also read: The Final Silk

    Blockchain Technology Can Bring Counterfeit To A Halt

    | 2015/11/07 4:38 am
  • Blockchain technology has many use cases for the everyday consumer, most of which have yet to be discovered or developed. Simplifying the process of voting – and making the entire process more transparent while preserving voter privacy – is just one of these examples. It won’t take long until the first Bitcoin technology-based voting machine will be making its way to a location near you. Also read: Bitwala’s New EmailPay Platform Disrupting The Voting Process

    Voting Machines Running Blockchain Technology Are No Longer Just A Theory

    | 2015/11/05 10:31 am
  • The healthcare business is booming these days, as this sector is in dire need of some technological innovation. Even though most everyday consumers might feel the world of healthcare has evolved with leaps and bounds, there is still a lot of work left to do. Prenetics is one of the many startups exploring the healthcare market, and their focus lies on DNA testing. Perhaps blockchain technology can be of use down the line. Also read:

    Revamping Healthcare With Non-Invasive DNA Tests and Blockchain Technology

    | 2015/11/05 3:51 am
  • Discussions about changing the dynamic code that runs the Bitcoin blockchain should constantly be happening. Over the course of the past year, the talks of changing the block size have been an overwhelming topic of conversation. There have been some pretty stubborn people when it comes to changing the protocols code, and this is not to say that forking the code is the right step. There has been censorship and subsequently has created a rift

    Bitcoin: Discussing Code Changes Is Half The Battle

    | 2015/11/03 8:00 am
  • Technical issues are a broad concept, especially as far as financial services are concerned. These issues can range anywhere from a broken-down machine to creating a transaction backlog, and everything in between. Customers of Barclays, in the United Kingdom, were unable to access their funds due to these “technical issues”. Also read: Barclays Debit Card Authentication Bypass Lets Merchants Empty Customer Bank Accounts Barclays Web, Mobile, Banking, And Debit Card Payments Affected It is not

    Barclays Customers Suffer Second Outage In One Week

    | 2015/10/31 4:43 am
  • The Bitcoin Investor conference has started at the premier Bitcoin accepting hotel in downtown Las Vegas – The D – following a strong presence for the bleeding edge technology at fintech conference Money 20/20. Just years ago, not even Satoshi Nakamoto or Nick Szabo (the creator of smart contracts), would have imagined that things would be moving forward on such a fast time scale.The event will run through October 29th and 30th and will feature

    Following Money20/20, Bitcoin Investor Conference 2015 Held at Las Vegas Hotel “The D”

    | 2015/10/29 3:45 am
  • Digital assets of The Weather Company has been acquired by data giant IBM, a company that is also invested in blockchain technology. Part of this deal sees the weather.com website, together with several other ventures, change hands. The ever popular Weather Channel is not part of this agreement, as the television network will become independent from now on. Also read: Linq: The New Nasdaq Blockchain-Powered Trading Platform IBM Acquires Valuable Weather Data IBM will now have

    IBM To Integrate Weather Channel Data With Blockchain Technology?

    | 2015/10/29 3:32 am