• After a short Paypal video talking about mobile payment systems that briefly mentioned using Bitcoin for the aforementioned payment systems, Braintree has now confirmed the rumors of Bitcoin integration. Timing seems all too well if you consider that Apple also released their new iterations of products, including and Apple payment system. Braintree is owned by Paypal, which also happens to be owned by eBay, so the possibility of finally using Bitcoin for eBay transactions may

    Paypal to start accepting Bitcoin?

    | 2014/09/11 12:29 am
  • CoinAcademy is an excellent resource if your new to the cryptocurrency game, and want to get up to speed ASAP. It is also free, which really leaves you with no reason to take them if your a veteran to cryptocurrency and just want to get a refresher, or are just starting out. 1. Why did you found CoinAcademy? Stephen & I both feel that education will play a pivotal role in fostering mass adoption of

    CoinAcademy: Exclusive Interview

    | 2014/09/10 2:15 pm
  • 9/2/14 marked the launch of the first comprehensive digital currency education site, Coin Academy. Read about the launch here. The Review Bitcoinist.net decided to try CoinAcademy and write a review about our experience. Watch the review below: When a user lands on the homepage they will be prompted to listen to a guided tour of the service. I suggest watching as it gives you a full comprehensive outline of the service. The website offers curated

    Review of Coin Academy

    | 2014/09/09 10:14 pm
  • Taken from Dominica “The Bit Drop” PR: Dominica is set to be the first nation to adopt Bitcoin following a successful collaboration between island officials, Coinapult, Aspen Assurance, Bitcoin Beauties and the College Cryptocurrency Network, who have partnered to deliver the project, officially titled The Bit Drop. The Bit Drop project will send Bitcoin to every resident on Dominica, a Caribbean commonwealth island, via SMS texting. With a population of over 70,000, this project will

    The Bit Drop: Bringing Bitcoin to Dominica (Exclusive Interview)

    | 2014/09/09 12:17 am
  • When it comes to cryptocurrency, one of the ways it is used for is gambling. It allows for more privacy than if you used fiat, and little fees allow companies to accept lower amounts of cryptocurrency, lowering the barrier of entry. Here I’m with Wheel of Doge, a Dogecoin exclusive gambling site. 1. What is Wheel of Doge? Wheel of Doge is the funnest dogecoin game in the world 2. Why did you develop Wheel

    Wheel of Doge: Exclusive Interview

    | 2014/09/08 11:01 pm
  • Last week I took a look at the new BitsharesX platform and tried to make sense of their BitAsset system. Since then I’ve gone through 5 versions of the application, hurdled a number of bugs, and generally spent a lot of time staring at my screen trying to get a grasp on exactly what was happening. Despite all this I still managed to make money. While the application and the whole BitsharesX paradigm are still

    Bitshares X: I attempt to Profit from the Grand Experiment (Part 2 of 2)

    | 2014/09/06 10:43 am
  •  Interview with Hash Profit team! As Nuno goes more in depth about in this article, cloud mining is becoming an increasingly popular option for miners, veterans and people new to the game alike, as the difficulty of mining increases, with subsequently the cost of entry rising as well. In the interview, Hash Profit team goes over mining operations, hardware used, etc. Full article can be read here. Bills Ninja: Pay Bills with Bitcoin! Coming from

    News Summary: August 31 – September 6

    | 2014/09/06 2:13 am
  • This article will present an overview of Bitcoin-Trader investment opportunities. Bitcoin-Trader is a digital currency investment management company launched at the end of 2013, offering Bitcoin related investments to the general public. In April 2013, the Bitcoin-Trader Team decided to develop a business model of its own. As the result Bitcoin Trader was born, with a clear vision to create a company that revolutionizes the way to earn residual income, with the main focus on

    Bitcoin-Trader Investment Platform Review

    | 2014/09/06 12:11 am
  • Like ZobrZobr, BTC Outfitters specializes in Bitcoin related apparel. On top of that, their suppliers accept Bitcoin, and they are expecting to have a large presence at the St. Petersburg bowl where Bitpay will be sponsoring as well. 1. How did you come up with the designs for the shirts? I personally had a couple ideas in mind that I thought were good representations of what bitcoin stands for, but are also stylish and trendy.

    BTC Outfitters: Bitcoin Clothing

    | 2014/09/05 11:02 pm
  • The demand for digital currencies is on the rise and there is already an estimated 80,000 businesses currently accepting Bitcoin throughout various countries. Bitcoin is becoming progressively of mainstream use, and businesses who are still delaying bitcoin payments acceptance are falling behind from this digital currency revolution, that is surely is here to stay. The Majority of forward-thinking business man around the world is hopping onto the Bitcoin payments trend; many of them are adopting

    There are many reasons why Merchants should accept bitcoin

    | 2014/09/05 9:11 pm
  • MerchantCoin.net is trying to facilitate global adoption of bitcoin. MerchantCoin announced early this week, its incorporation in Crypto Valley Zug, Switzerland. MerchantCoin is a marketing centric digital currency (XMC) working to globally present and commercialize the use of bitcoin. MerchantCoin is the first self sustaining, marketing centric crypto-currency that incentivizes consumers, advocates and businesses to acquire and use Bitcoin. Despite its rise in stature since inception in 2008, Bitcoin has faced significant challenges in garnering

    MerchantCoin.net set to launch new digital currency (XMC)

    | 2014/09/04 7:12 pm
  • The cryptocurrency ecosystem is constantly developing new and improved accessibility options for digital currencies; Exchanges are trying to go even further while presenting more direct service options. Localbitcoins finds that the demand for effortless and easy exchanging services is becoming increasingly necessary in order to serve a rising number of people and businesses starting to use Bitcoin. People are more interested in Bitcoin, and more shops accept Bitcoin everyday, both offline and online. The usability

    LocalBitcoins now lets you operate your own bitcoin ATM

    | 2014/09/04 6:00 pm
  • Palm trees, turquoise horizons, perfect weather, happy people… When you think of Bitcoin and other blockchain related technologies, the most remote island chain on the planet is generally not the first place that springs to mind. A fact highlighted by Hawai’i being ranked dead last on Forbes’ list. Yet, being so remote offers us a unique opportunity. As the old adage goes, “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere”. While they

    Hawai’i gets its first Bitcoin ATM

    | 2014/09/04 1:28 pm
  • It seemed with the ability to earn Bitcoin through selfies, buy bitcoin through a well designed exchange, and the ability to remit to the Philippines using bitcoin, Miguel had it pretty good over at Satoshi Citadel Industries, or SCI. Today I talked to them about Bills.Ninja, a service that allows people to pay for bills in the Philippines using Bitcoin. All bills are promised to be paid with in 24 hours, and only a PhP 30

    Bill Ninja: Pay Bills in the Phillipiines with Bitcoin!

    | 2014/09/03 2:25 pm
  • Coming off a rather slump week at the markets, with most of the top crypto-currencies simply holding or losing ground, I thought I’d take the time to cover one of the few that has actually managed to gain in value over the past 7 days. Up an impressive 58.29% this week, Viacoin ranks 22nd in overall market cap with 4,282 BTC (or 2,048,981 USD). While at first glance there are mostly superficial differences between Viacoin

    Viacoin climbs in a slump week

    | 2014/09/03 6:54 am
  • Modern scholars agree that one of the earliest systems of writing appeared in Sumer in the late 4th millennium BC as a way to keep account of inventories and record transactions. Humanity sure has come a long way from signing records on clay tablets. Now a new service called Blocksign allows anyone to sign legally binding documents and preserve records on the blockchain. This technology is very disruptive and has the potential to render notaries

    Exclusive interview with Blocksign – A New Way to Sign Documents

    | 2014/08/29 11:23 pm
  • NXT Lost, Hacker stole 8.3 million NXT! A story of how hackers stole quite a lot of NXT from the popular exchange BTER. The total amount is 8.3 million NXT, with CFA Consulting leading the manhunt. Read the full article here. Shadowcoin Developer Interview! Shadowcoin is one of more well known private centric coins. Read my article to find out why they are worth your time. World’s first Virtual Bitcoin Expo! Bitcoinist did an write

    News Summary: August 24-30

    | 2014/08/28 11:59 pm
  • Bitcoin is catching some steam over U.S. online merchants including Overstock, DISH and Expedia, as customer’s using the digital currency id becoming increasingly large. For now sales paid for in bitcoin have been a fraction of one percent, but this number is expected to rise as acceptance grows, and the online currency will become as ubiquitous as the internet. Michael Gulmann, vice president of global products at Expedia Inc. has stated: “Bitcoin isn’t going anywhere;

    Bitcoin is exceeding U.S. online merchant’s expectations

    | 2014/08/28 9:13 pm
  • Add another spot to spend your bitcoins, New Age Auto Sales is accepting bitcoin so you can purchase your next car. New Age Auto Sales is part of the New Age Auto Group and they are Miami based, but don’t worry they can ship. It is quite surprising, when I talked to the owner Shmuel Hazan, he told me that people from all over were calling in and not to buy cars, but just to

    Car Dealership Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2014/08/25 11:29 pm
  • We mentioned ZobrZobr in an earlier article. If you don’t already know, they are a Bitcoin company that specializes in making shirts of various Bitcoin designs and allowing you to post a QR code with a Bitcoin address of your choice, which can be one that you supplied or a popular charity address. 1. What sparked the idea of ZobrZobr? Actually we were hanging out in a cafe with friends and talking about different Bitcoin

    ZobrZobr: Wear your Bitcoin QR!

    | 2014/08/22 11:07 pm
  • Officially jumping into the coveted 3rd slot and  declaring itself “King of 2.0”. BitSharesX (BTSX) with 106,424 BTC  (53,755,292 USD) has used the most recent alt-coin push to propel itself past some serious competition. Signalling to the market that there is plenty of room for fresh innovation at the top. A series of Distributed Autonomous Companies, BitsharesX is the logical economic culmination of open source. If open source development allowed a small upstart from Helsinki to take on IBM, what

    A New Star Rises

    | 2014/08/22 10:57 am
  • Chain.com is providing the best experience for developers, and venture capitalists are taking notice. Chain just raised 9.5 million dollars in a new round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures, Thrive Capital, and SV Angel. Chain may only be a few months old, but it grew out of another company that had previous funding. Before, there were two groups working on making a bitcoin programming interface for developers. One of the groups was

    Chain: A Developer’s Dream

    | 2014/08/21 10:34 pm
  • You may have heard of BetVIP on many other news sites,  I was lucky enough to talk to some people over at BetVIP, a site that claims to be the best Bitcoin Sportbook. 1. What is betVIP? BetVIP is the world’s first licensed Bitcoin sportsbook. If you fancy a bet on any sport from around the world using your Bitcoin then BetVIP.com is the place to do it! 2. What makes you different from other Bitcoin

    betVip: Exclusive Interview

    | 2014/08/21 2:14 am