• The US leg of the Money 20/20 event, held in Las Vegas over the weekend, had guests Bill Barhydt of Abra, Bobby Lee, and Steve Wozniak all speaking about Bitcoin. The Money 20/20 event, which runs from the 22nd through the 25th of October in Las Vegas, describes itself as a place “where technology meets money, money meets people, people meet ideas, and ideas become reality.” The event, now in its 5th year, made cryptocurrency

    Money 20/20 : Steve Wozniak, Bill Barhydt, and Bobby Lee Promote Bitcoin

    | 2017/10/24 4:00 pm
  • On September 20, 2017, Hong Kong played host to the Blockchain Global Summit. One of the highlights of the event was the much-anticipated premiere of Bitcoin – Shape the Future, a documentary that explores Bitcoin’s growth in China. Many readers may recall that this year’s Blockchain Global Summit was originally scheduled to be held in Beijing earlier this month. Due to recent legislation by the Chinese government, however, the decision was made to hold the

    Blockchain Global Summit a Smashing Success, Bitcoin – Shape the Future Documentary Premieres to Resounding Acclaim

    | 2017/09/22 12:30 pm
  • The BitKan “2017 Shape the Future” Blockchain global summit has changed its location, it will now be held in Hong Kong instead of Beijing and will take place later this month on September the 20th and 21st. Tickets for the event are still available to purchase. BitKan has changed the location of their “2017  Shape The Future“summit from Beijing to Hong Kong, where it will now be held in the Grand Hyatt Hotel where it

    2017 Blockchain Global Summit – Shape The Future

    | 2017/09/14 8:00 pm
  • On September 10, Bitcoin and blockchain industry leaders from around the world will be in attendance for the much-anticipated premiere of the documentary, one of the highlights at this year’s Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit in Beijing, China. Directed by well-known Chinese director Li Yunqi and BitKan Co-CEO Fanny Yu, and with photography by renowned photographer Du Peng, Bitcoin – Shape the Future is a beautifully produced and informative film. It chronicles the history

    Chinese Documentary ‘Bitcoin – Shape the Future’ to Premiere at Blockchain Global Summit

    | 2017/08/15 7:30 am
  • John McAfee, Chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments and Co-Founder of McAfeeXL, has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit.  The event, which will be held on September 10, 2017, in Beijing, China, will focus on the current state of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as well as how each one will impact the future. According to the Summit’s web site, McAfee is scheduled to begin his presentation

    John McAfee to Join Shape the Future: Blockchain Global Summit in Beijing

    | 2017/08/07 2:30 pm
  • In September, Bitcoin and blockchain experts and industry leaders from around the world will gather in Beijing, China to discuss the current state of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology as well as how each will impact the future. The 2017 BTC & Blockchain International Summit will be held on September 10, 2017, at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing Hotel in Beijing, China. Attendance is expected to be well into the thousands and includes prominent members of the

    2017 BTC & Blockchain International Summit Date Announced

    | 2017/07/13 6:00 pm
  • Ross Ulbricht’s defense team has uncovered more proof of evidence tampering in the Silk Road case undermining his life sentence for being convicted as the operator of the Silk Road marketplace.  Evidence Tampering a ‘Travesty of Justice’ Ross Ulbricht’s legal team has announced finding more proof of evidence tampering. A previously unknown copy of the Silk Road forum database clearly shows that someone with access to the site deleted significant portions of evidence, according to Ulbricht’s lawyers.

    New Proof of Evidence Tampering Could Help Free Ross Ulbricht

    | 2016/12/15 4:00 am
  • On Tuesday evening at the WeWork Times Square in New York, Charlie Shrem and Marco Santori featured in an hour-plus long panel covering a wide range of topics in the Bitcoin space, including ICOs, the Ethereum hard fork and blockchain initiatives, in front of about 70 people. Also read: Celebrities Turn Out to Support Ross Ulbricht Appeal The CoinDesk-run panel, moderated by chief editor Pete Rizzo, was streamed on Facebook Live. A lighter demeanor permeated

    Event Recap: Charlie Shrem, Marco Santori on Trends in Bitcoin and Beyond

    | 2016/11/23 6:29 am
  • At 4:20pm Denver time CCC is announcing the Crypto Cannabis Conference (CCC) 2016 is hosting its second annual event in Denver, Colorado on October 21-22, 2016. The conference is special in that it works to connect the cannabis and cryptocurrency industries. While Marijuana laws have been changing at the state level, with almost half of the United States adopting medical use statutes, the plant remains illegal at the federal level. Conflicting laws have made it difficult for

    Crypto Cannabis Conference 2016 to Examine Bitcoin, Legalization

    | 2016/08/01 5:20 pm
  • On Wednesday afternoon at the Money20/20 Conference in Copenhagen, a panel of experts from the Bitcoin industry shared their thoughts on the current state and potential of Blockchain technology.  The discussion was delivered to an overcrowded room, as interest in Blockchain was widespread at the conference.  The talk was wide-ranging, with topics consistent of the Blockchain’s potential to Ethereum to long term applications of the blockchain. Also read: WageCan Launches Euro-Based Bitcoin Debit Card Discussing

    Money20/20: Blockchain Technicalities and Potential

    | 2016/04/08 12:00 pm
  • On Wednesday afternoon, a leading panel of leading Bitcoin experts and figures from around the industry met on a panel focused around the scaling of Bitcoin technology. This block size talk was decidedly less crowded than the previous talks around the blockchain, yet attracted a more technically focused discussion and engaged crowd of enthusiastic Bitcoiners, many of who lingered around the room afterwards, than any other panels at the conference. As Moderator Jon Matonis of the

    Money 20/20: Bitcoin industry Leaders Discuss Block Size Debate

    | 2016/04/08 9:00 am
  • At the Money20/20 conference in Copenhagen, Western Union announced the launch of the WU EDGE platform, designed to provide increased transaction channels and analytics opportunities for Western Union small and middle-sized business clients. The Enterprise Digital Global Exchange (EDGE) is the new Western Union business-to-business digital platform which will make buying and selling overseas much more seamless and cheap. Also read: How to Implement the Blockchain in Financial Institutions Western Union Borrows From the Blockchain Given Western

    Western Union Launches B2B Platform for Global Payments

    | 2016/04/06 6:00 am
  • Reports have surfaced of the highly-publicized London Bitcoin Forum being a scam, cheating people out of hundreds of dollars. Based on the widespread media attention for the Forum, it seems like the entire Bitcoin industry may have participated in yet another scam. Also read: Developers Announce the Very First Ethereum ATM Probable London Bitcoin Forum Scam Press releases for the London Bitcoin Forum began appearing on Bitcoin media outlets in late February, and the meeting

    London Bitcoin Forum Revealed as Likely Scam

    | 2016/03/11 6:33 am
  • The block size battle dominated yet another week in the Bitcoin media circuits. The drama started early in the week when confirmation times crept upwards as lots of small transactions unexpectedly filled up Bitcoin’s small blocks. This frustration quickly erupted into outright flaming, as Bitcoin giants fired shots at the Core development community. Also read: New EAST Report Shows ATM Skimming is Evolving Block Size Drama Reaches a Fever Pitch as Bitcoin Giants Get Involved Frustrations

    Bitcoin Giants Swing at Core Devs Amid Controversy

    | 2016/03/07 1:27 pm
  • Manchester, UK (February, 20, 2016) – Would you like to work with CoinFest UK? We need interested Bitcoin and digital currency volunteers! We need these volunteers to help us cover both of the event days, but please remember Friday the 8th will be an extra long day from 9am to 10pm. We want anyone who is interested in cryptocurrencies and wants to help cryptocurrencies grow. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist.net is not responsible

    CoinFest UK Seeks Interested Cryptocurrency Volunteers for Bitcoin Conference

    | 2016/02/20 9:00 am
  • Decentralized Bitcoin marketplace, OpenBazaar, is nearing open beta release and will be holding an exhibit at the d10e conference in Amsterdam, February 17-19. They’ll be presenting in the main conference and running a smaller event of their own on the 19th, showcasing their standalone app. This marks an enormous milestone in the project’s maturity. Also Read: BitGo Instant — ‘Eliminates Bitcoin Transaction Delays’ OpenBazaar Tests New Developments as Beta Release Approaches Originally a darknet hackathon

    OpenBazaar Nears Beta Release, Presenting at d10e Con

    | 2016/01/24 8:00 am
  • This piece was written by Ryan Strauss. This weekend, I am in Miami for The North American Bitcoin Conference.  This is the third Bitcoin Conference that I have ever attended; the first was in Chicago in June 2014, the second was in San Diego last month.  I am incredibly excited to be here.  Every Bitcoin conference or Meetup I have ever attended has been three things; informative, uplifting, and nerdy.  There’s nothing better than being

    The North American Bitcoin Conference 2016: Day 1

    | 2016/01/21 10:53 pm
  • Editor’s note: If you receive an email saying that you are a winner, you will be asked to provide us with your full name. That way, you will be added to the list, and will be permitted entry upon arriving at the TNABC 2016 venue.  The North American Bitcoin Conference’s (TNABC) 2016 Miami event will kick off tomorrow, January 21. This conference is sure to be a good one; famous names in the Bitcoin community

    TNABC 2016 Ticket Giveaway Closed: The Winner Has Been Chosen!

    | 2016/01/20 1:08 pm
  • MIAMI — The North American Bitcoin Conference (BTCMIAMI) is getting really close for its fourth year starting this January 20th-22nd. Financial applications, Bitcoin, and distributed ledger technology have gained mass attention over the past year, and the event in Miami is meant to keep attendees up to speed on the latest innovations. The conference will be filled with developers, enthusiasts, analysts, industry executives and so much more discussing this emerging economy and all the accessories

    Get Your TNABC Miami Tickets Today!

    | 2016/01/07 3:58 pm
  • The third annual Latin American Bitcoin Conference takes place this week in the beautiful and bustling Mexico City on December 4th and 5th. Also read: PNC Bank Plastic Card Issue Shows Why The World Needs Bitcoin With over forty speakers, some of the world’s most influential bitcoiners will discuss technology behind Bitcoin, and give advice to startups, opine on the pace of global Bitcoin adoptions, merchant tools, nation state-related compliance and more. Bitcoin Industry Leaders

    Latin American Bitcoin Conference 2015 Brings Digital Currency to Mexico City

    | 2015/12/04 5:28 pm
  • Bitcoin startups (and the inevitable venture capital funding), have seen a trend away from Bitcoin and a new focus on the underlying technology, the blockchain. Are these indicators that spell the end of Bitcoin, or just a short-lived fad? Also read: Bitstamp to be Banned by Theymos for Supporting BIP 101 The blockchain right now is used for storing transaction information from the blocks miners mine, creating a chain of blocks (hence the name). Transactions

    Bitcoin vs. Blockchain: Inside Bitcoin Speakers Weigh In

    | 2015/12/01 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin Meetup groups are thriving over the past few years, and the recently posted power rankings show some interesting facts once again. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Bitcoin Meetup groups in India are growing by leaps and bounds. But the European Bitcoin Meetup groups should not be underestimated either. Also read: WatchMyBit: The Bitcoin Pay-Per-View India & Europe Warming Up To Bitcoin Even though very little of the conferences and educational

    Bitcoin Meetup Groups in India and Europe See Amazing Growth Over Past Month

    | 2015/11/19 6:38 am
  • Bitcoin Meetups present an excellent opportunity for digital currency enthusiasts to meet up with other like-minded people. Bitcoin users are often criticized for being socially awkward, and how they spent too much time on a computer to earn fake internet money. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, and the Shenzhen Bitcoin community is getting ready for their first ever Meetup event next week. Also read: Revolutionizing the Casino Industry with Bitcoin The First

    Shenzhen’s First Bitcoin Meetup Takes Place November 21

    | 2015/11/14 8:09 am