• Xapo is a new company, with an ambitious goal. To make Bitcoin more widespread, through a similar interface, essentially a Visa card. It is a debit card that is funded with Bitcoin. I was lucky enough to get an early access card and take it for a spin myself. I talked to Ted Rogers, the Chief Strategy Officer over at Xapo regarding Xapo as a company and a little bit about them. 1. What sparked

    Interview with Xapo: Bitcoin debit card!

    | 2014/08/08 11:18 pm
  • We all know that Scrypt ASICS are now available for purchase, and miners have been hashing away at Scrypt coins, leaving GPU miners to scramble to under algorithms, most popular being Scrypt-n and x-11. Scrypt ASICS may have also had a negative effect on prices, for Darkcoin and Vertcoin. Darkcoin is the most popular X11 coin, and Vertcoin is the most popular Scrypt-n coin, so it’s logical to assume that is where most GPU miners

    Litecoin and ASICS: Effect on Market

    | 2014/08/08 10:43 pm
  • Coinage is a new Bitcoin exchange coming from the same people that have brought you multiple Philippines services, more on that later. From the looks of it, Coinage is a professional exchange, promising liquidity, a secure and fast system, and more. it seems that they only charge a 1% fee on transactions as  well, making it attractive to traders. 1. What sparked the idea of Coinage? Being staunch believers in Bitcoin, it has always been

    Coinage.Ph: Philippines Bitcoin exchange!

    | 2014/08/07 2:32 am
  • Don’t spend your days watching bitcoin charts trying to find the best time to buy or sell, just get alerts. Many people complain about the volatility of bitcoin, but a good bitcoin alert tool allows you to turn volatility into opportunity. Coindera is a new bitcoin alert platform that monitors 100+ cryptocurrencies. Users can create all types of alerts: volume alerts, price alerts, regular alerts and even moving averages such as the EMA & SMA

    Coindera: Sell, Sell, Sell

    | 2014/08/06 8:34 pm
  • If you have done any mining in the past you know its hot and noisy. Usually alternatives are to either get cloud mining, or pay for someone to host your hardware. Both options are valid, and really intriguing if you have to pay an especially exorbitant electricity rate or just can’t stand the noise. Before we start, it is good to know where Genitrust is today. Genitrust is a company that helps companies, investors, and

    Hashing Plex Interview: Hosted Mining Services

    | 2014/08/06 2:50 pm
  • For people looking to sell houses, and for Bitcoins as well, MyCoinRealty is probably your best (and only option) at looking to sell a house for Bitcoin. The process of putting up a house for sale is both simple and free: Process of selling your home for Bitcoin 1. If you’d like to sell you home for Bitcoins just go to our contact page and provide your contact information, a description of your property, and

    MyCoinRealty: Sell houses for Bitcoin!

    | 2014/08/05 4:03 am
  • Cointerra’s last big action was the acquisition of the Hungarian bitcoin software company Bits of Proof . With this move they are trying to strengthen their back end support for their cloud hashing services. CoinTerra provides large scale Bitcoin mining hash power through its multiple state-of-the-art datacenters installations employing the highly scalable TruePeta™ deployment architecture. However this is not why we write about this company today. I had a chance to meet Cointerra CEO Ravi

    Cointerra Review + Video

    | 2014/08/04 8:39 am
  • Russian plans to ban Crypto! Russia is planing on banning the use of cryptocurrency or “money substitutes and value transmitters”. They are also considering putting criminal responsibilities onto companies and people who use said currencies in operations. It seems that even though nothing has been finalized, Bitcoin prices have taken a toll, briefly hitting $550. Read the full report here, by Nuno Menezes. Cloakcoin Interview about PoSA If you been watching the markets, you would have

    News Round up: August 3rd – August 9th

    | 2014/08/04 12:36 am
  • If your looking for some products that will help your body, check out at Supplements First. they also accept Bitcoin also, which is always a plus. They also hold the BItcoin they recieve, something that seems quite rare still. 1. What sparked the idea for Supplements first? When I noticed that there was a lack of a retailer for health & fitness supplements for Bitcoins on the market. As such when I went into the project to

    Merchant Adoption: Supplements First

    | 2014/08/03 11:08 pm
  • From the same company that brought you Rebit.ph,  Bitstars, Coinage, and Bitmarket, is Prepaidbitcoin. PrepaidBitcoin is essentially what it sounds like. Bitcoin available to be purchased, prepaid. This brings Bitcoin to a familiar interface, as many Filipinos use prepaid cards for everything, from minutes to gift cards. 1. What sparked the idea for PrepaidBitcoin? It seemed like the most obvious thing to do in a market like the Philippines. This is the texting capital of the

    PrepaidBitcoin: Buy Prepaid cards in the Philippines!

    | 2014/08/03 4:39 am
  • A new company has surfaced, call Coinsafe. Using Coinsafe, you can turn your phone,tablet, or computer into your own Bitcoin ATM! You can choose whether to buy or sell Bitcoin, and can even customize what fees you charge. 1. What inspired the founding of Coinsafe? In the US, it’s reasonably easy to buy or sell Bitcoin on Coinbase (though sharing your bank info and waiting for days for wires to clear is pretty annoying), but

    Coinsafe: Your free Bitcoin ATM!

    | 2014/08/02 6:45 pm
  • ZipZap first started out as a network for consumers to make payments with convenience. Now ZipZap has announced that they have raised a $1,000,000, with the main focus of strengthening their network for digital currencies. If you would like to know more about this, Marco did a quick write up of the topic, read it here. 1. What sparked the idea of ZipZap? ZipZap was born from an idea to provide a cash payment option for

    ZipZap: Exclusive Interview

    | 2014/08/02 5:12 pm
  • Draglet is based in Munich, and is one company that has come forward with a new set of options and adaptable plug-in tools to allow exchange-related businesses to run off a pre-manufactured backend system. As bitcoin is becoming increasingly accepted, followed by new users and businesses coming into play everyday, the industry around cryptocurrency has been seeing an extraordinary growth. The digital currency market has dragged exchanges to be a part of the booming industry

    Draglet, the new concept exchange

    | 2014/08/01 4:43 pm
  • Moolah has recently picked up Mintpal, the cryptocurrency exchange gaining a lot of publicity recently for events such as the attack with Vericoin ,requiring it to fork. This is a major deal because at the time, Mintpal was currently in possession of 30% of all Vericoin in circulation.Luckily Mintpal and Vericoin developers worked out a solution to thwart the hackers attacks, but something like this still shakes up the public’s trust and opinion of something, in this

    Mintpal is acquired by Moolah.io

    | 2014/08/01 12:40 am
  • Colorado is getting a “network of bitcoin kiosks” according to a new press release about XBTeller, a Denver based digital currency services company. The ‘first kiosk’ is already available for use in Aurora, CO at The Big Tomato, a hydroponics and organic garden center. XBTeller’s CEO, Noah Berger, said “The Bitcoin protocol may be the most significant invention of our time – a grand experiment and global phenomenon based on free will and math; we

    XBTeller Setting Up Kiosk Network in Colorado

    | 2014/07/31 9:44 pm
  • CEX.IO, a cryptocurrency exchange as well as a cloud mining platform, was seen at the CoinSummit conference where it was a platinum sponsor. With the ability to trade Gigahashes (GH/s) on www.cex.io and put them to work automatically at  Ghash.IO, its a killer combo that can’t be beat. The CoinSummit conference was a Bitcoin conference held in London a couple weeks back, from July 10-11. As well as being a platinum sponsor, Jeffrey Smith, the Co-owner

    CEX.IO Exclusive Interview: CoinSummit Conference

    | 2014/07/31 7:22 am
  • ZIPZAP RAISES $1M+ IN FUNDING AND GROWS EXECUTIVE TEAM Global Payment Startup Adds Senior Banking Executive, Jim Griffin, To Support Expansion Across US, Europe and South America ZipZap, Inc. (www.zipzapinc.com), the leading global transaction network, today announces its recent funding of $1.1M, which brings the total funding to date to $2.7M. This latest fundraising was led by strategic investors from AngelList Syndicate and 500 Startups with follow on investment from Blumberg Capital.  ZipZap will be

    ZIPZAP RAISES $1M+ IN FUNDING AND GROWS EXECUTIVE TEAM

    | 2014/07/31 6:37 am
  • Last Tuesday, Gold Bullion International – GBI as confirmed the opening of a live gateway on the Ripple protocol in order to be able to create a new gold backed crypto currency. The company aims to simplify what has traditionally been a corky, time-consuming and expensive process while trying to combine the best that technology has to offer. Steven Feldman, co-founder and CEO of GBI. Said: “We have been leaders in combining technology and precious

    You can now use Ripple to buy and trade gold

    | 2014/07/31 3:31 am
  • Bitpay is now offering free processing, forever. No catches, no gimmicks, nothing.  Compared to their main competitor, Coinbase, which offers free processing on the first $1,000,000 and then a 1% fee after that. While competitive with Bitpays rates in the past, nothing competes with free. BitPay has built the world’s leading Bitcoin solutions for e-commerce, billing, and retail. We offer daily settlement to our merchants’ bank accounts in 33 countries. We have 99.99% uptime and industry-leading teams

    News Report: Bitpay offering free processing forever!

    | 2014/07/31 1:40 am
  • What is Coinapult? Panama-based Coinapult makes Bitcoin easier to access for both consumers and businesses. Coinapult was the first service for sending bitcoin via SMS and email, and has been one of the longest-operating Bitcoin sites. With its new easy-to-use wallet and Locks™ technology, the company continues to pioneer unique tools that expand the functionality of Bitcoin for the benefit of the whole community. Coinapult strongly believes in the power of Bitcoin to empower consumers

    Coinapult Locks Public Beta : Launch Interview

    | 2014/07/29 2:26 am
  • Merging Mexico Peso with Blockchain? Mexico may become the first country to  have their currency integrated into the Blockchain. This shows how quickly peoples mind can change, as this follows a central bank statement in March about how Bitcoin can be risky, and potential drawbacks and limitations of it when it comes to being used as a substitution for legal tender. One of the driving factors of this change of heart is I believe, the remittance

    News Summary: July 27 – June 2

    | 2014/07/27 7:21 pm
  • As Bitcoin becomes more and more mainstream, it is also becoming a payment method that people need to actually see, not some “magic internet money” as some people call it. ATM’s and other physical processing units solidify the legitimacy of Bitcoin, offering an interface that people are familiar with, to a currency they aren’t. Company Overview: BitAccess Inc. produces the world’s leading Bitcoin Automatic Teller Machine (BTM). Our machines allow anyone to deposit cash and

    BitAccess: ATM Interview

    | 2014/07/26 11:09 pm
  • MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is a growing sport, so its a big event when one of the biggest ad networks for MMA, MMAadnet, starts to accept Bitcoin. MMAadnet is one of the biggest ad networks, with the current status of working with 300 MMA related websites while serving over 5 Billion impressions. If you would like to know more about what MMAdnet is capable of, here is a little excerpt taken from their website. We

    MMAadnet is now accepting Bitcoin!

    | 2014/07/26 5:41 pm