• On August 31, 2016, Coinfirm and Billon announced a partnership to make blockchain transactions more in-line with Anti-Money Laundering laws (AML), helping companies that deal with blockchains to better comply with the law. Also read: KIBO: Creating the World’s First Blockchain Lottery Blockchains Better Complying with Regulations The two blockchain-focused companies have joined forces in an attempt to bring digital currency and blockchain transactions into the institutional and mass market. According to the press release about the partnership,

    Coinfirm, Billon Partner to Make Blockchain Regulation-Friendly

    | 2016/09/03 5:00 am
  • A new report, issued by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explores the potential of digital banking, including the possibility of a world without banks. Also read: Bitcoin IRA Gives Away Free Silver to Celebrate $500K Milestone MIT Report: Legacy Banks Stuck in a Malaise The report, contentiously titled “Digital Banking Manifesto: The End of Banks?” was published in August and authored by Alex Lipton, David Shrier and Alex Pentland of MIT’s Connection Science Department.

    MIT Fintech Report Suggests the End of Banking Is Near

    | 2016/08/30 6:00 pm
  • On July 18th, 2016, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) discussed investing in the blockchain at “2035 Vision — Investing in the Future,” a talk on the agency’s future vision plan. Also read: Kim Dotcom Requests Court Hearing to Be Livestreamed Blockchain: Investing in the Future The talk was lead by Jesse McWaters, Project Lead, Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services, Financial Services Industries, World Economic Forum — who provided a presentation about blockchain technology

    California Public Employees’ Retirement System Talks Investment in Blockchain in 2035

    | 2016/08/30 5:00 am
  • The governor of Japan’s central bank has referred to the importance of security in “blockchain” and “distributed ledger” technologies during a FinTech conference speech in Tokyo. Also read: Ransomware May Threaten the Future of Bitcoin Flagship FinTech Technologies Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda described them as “flagship technologies in FinTech” at Japan’s first FinTech Forum, an event hosted by the BoJ itself at its own headquarters. Without referring to Bitcoin by name, Kuroda also

    Japan Central Banker: Blockchain, Security Vital to FinTech’s Future

    | 2016/08/23 12:00 pm
  • In the National Lifestyle Villages in Busselton, Australia, a group of homes are experimenting with selling excess solar energy over the blockchain. Also read: Industry Report: Moscow Gets its First Bitcoin Exchange Experimenting with Solar Power The Australian-based start-up, Power Ledger, is conducting the experiment that will last for 8 weeks. With the help of another Australian-based start-up, Ledger Assets, the company will be running a trial on Peer-to-peer energy markets that will allow 10 homes to figure

    Australian Neighborhood Selling Solar Energy with Blockchain Tech

    | 2016/08/18 11:31 pm
  • Moscow opens its first digital currency exchange, California shelves its plans to regulate bitcoin, and the Bank of England looks to manage cryptocurrency. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Big Bounty May Help Bitfinex Get its Money Back MOSCOW After years of marking bitcoin as a magnet for criminal activity, Russia shocked the world last week when it announced it

    Industry Report: Moscow Gets its First Bitcoin Exchange

    | 2016/08/18 9:00 am
  • One of the biggest problems facing Bitcoin is people’s lack of trust. Despite the security of the blockchain, many continue to believe that Bitcoin is unsafe, attracting criminals and breeding fraud. Also read: Bitcoin Price Sluggish, But Technical Indicators Still Bullish Gox and Bitfinex: Coincidence, or Signs of Conspiracy? The recent Bitfinex hack has done little to change this attitude. In fact, when one looks at the attack, it’s easy to notice similarities between these

    Coincidence or Conspiracy? A Comparison of Mt. Gox and Bitfinex

    | 2016/08/17 5:00 am
  • Nimirum is a completely decentralized forum platform powered by blockchain technology. We will be creating an autonomous system with no moderators or admins where everyone is equal. Studies from freedomhouse.org show censorship on the internet has increased as of 2015. For that reason, a platform like nimirum is vital for the good of the internet. Since the platform is powered by blockchain tech, there will be 100% uptime. If you post something on the Nimirum

    Nimirum.org – on a mission to end online censorship with blockchain technology

    | 2016/08/12 5:00 am
  • Answering everything from “Will future Dash wallets be based on Electrum or QT?” to “What happens if Evan Duffield gets hit by a bus?” five Dash contractors — Ryan Taylor, Daniel Diaz, Evan Duffield, Holger Schinzel, and Robert Wiecko — recently gave an hour-long Q&A on DASH: Detailed. Also read: Jaxx to be First Dash Wallet for iOS The full group interview is here: ‘Core’ Team Answers Your Questions The five guests featured in this

    Dash’s ‘Core’ Team Fields User Questions in New Video Interview

    | 2016/08/10 7:50 pm
  • News surrounding Bitfinex gets hairier, some warring views surface on bitcoin and its functions, and Colombia’s first digital exchange closes its doors. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitfinex Sinks the Bitcoin Market BITFINEX Following a $72 million dollar hack that occurred just a few days ago, news surrounding Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange Bitfinex is getting mysterious. The company’s elusive

    Industry Report: News Surrounding Bitfinex Gets Weirder

    | 2016/08/07 12:00 pm
  • The decentralized digital content distributor, DECENT, is getting ready to launch its ICO in September. People can already participate in the ICO, though, through the project’s bounty system. Also read: Bet on MMA with Bitcoin: UFC Fight Night 21 DECENT ICO and the Bounty System According to Matej Budo, the ICO will begin September 10th, but for now, people can engage in bounties to participate in the pre-ICO campaign that allows people to earn DECENT

    DECENT Bounty System Allows Users to Earn Coin before ICO Launch

    | 2016/08/06 5:00 am
  • The TAO network has announced the launch of a public crowdsale for its tokens. Calling itself a “future-proof” Bitcoin-based DAO platform, TAO network aims to provide tools for building decentralized applications. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented with Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. With its “IntelliTx technology,” TAO Network offers what they call a “content agnostic” method

    TAO Network Launches Crowdsale for DAO Development Platform

    | 2016/08/04 5:40 pm
  • 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