• Facilitating international wage payments is quite painful.  Bank wires and traditional financial technologies are slow and costly. For instance, when sending wage payments to the Philippines through an international wire, it can take 5 days to arrive. In addition to this, you can often lose over 10% in fees and bad exchange rates. You can see a live comparison of Bank Wires to the Philippines with Bitwage Rates here: https://www.bitwage.com/payroll-individual#banktobank. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist

    Bitwage Releases An API, Credit Card Payment Feature & Hubstaff Announcement

    | 2016/03/09 10:34 am
  • Blockchain SF is taking place at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center at 505 Howard Street in San Francisco on Mar. 7, featuring “a day of inspiration, talks, panels, demos and plenty of time to engage with attendees and speakers.” Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this organization and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Blockchain SF: March 7, 2016 Over a dozen speakers will be featured throughout morning and afternoon

    Blockchain SF Event to Be Hosted at Nasdaq Center

    | 2016/03/04 1:39 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
  • The Australian bank Westpac had showcased its technology centre at Kogarah in Sydney last week. The local Financial Review (AFR) reported that the financial-service provider continues to promote blockchain technology. Not only does the legacy institution believe in distributed ledgers they are also pretty fascinated with artificial intelligence helping the process. Also read: AirTM Currency Conversion Success Hinges on Bitcoin Integration Westpac’s Kogarah Technology Centre The first thing the corporate firm gave insight to during the

    Kogarah Technology Centre Showcases Robotics and Blockchains

    | 2016/02/17 8:00 am
  • LimoPlay stands out from its online gambling competitors by bringing a feeling of luxury to every one of its customers. Created by a team of “iGaming professionals, with more than 15 years of experience,” LimoPlay believes that its services trump all others, giving its players “the best games and offering you the biggest rewards.” The company expects to improve their player experience even further after the London Affiliates Conference 2016 (LAC) on February 4 through

    LimoPlay to Announce Cutting Edge Game at LAC 2016

    | 2016/01/31 12:44 pm
  • The Block Chain Conference is a cryptocurrency agnostic conference. Rather than focusing on Bitcoin exclusively, the Block Chain conference focuses on “accelerating the development and deployment of blockchain based approaches by global businesses.” Also read: Bitcoin Core Launches Social Media Presence The Block Chain Conference: When and Where Scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016, the conference will be held at Mission Bay conference center, located on the campus of UCSF Mission Bay

    SF Block Chain Conference by Lighthouse Partners to Feature More than Just Bitcoin

    | 2016/01/29 3:10 pm
  • This piece was written by Ryan Strauss Hello again!  Checking in here from TNABC Day 2 in Miami.  It was a lot of fun writing yesterday.  I’m going to try and keep the style the same today; honest, open reporting about what’s actually being discussed here at a Bitcoin conference.  There’s a lot more going on here than you may think!  While the media often turns their attention to huge shows like DevCon and ComicCon,

    The North American Bitcoin Conference 2016: Day 2

    | 2016/01/22 8:49 pm
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce on January 13th announced that the first D.C Blockchain Summit is a go, and is scheduled to take place on March 3, 2016, at Georgetown University. While the press is expected to attend, the summit will be targeted at “providing government employees, nonprofit representatives, students, and blockchain experts a chance to explore opportunities and challenges surrounding blockchain technology in the nation’s capital.” Also read: New York Public Transportation Going Contactless

    Registration for D.C Blockchain summit Now Open

    | 2016/01/16 12:00 pm
  • The North American Bitcoin Conference is one of the biggest annual Bitcoin conferences in the world. This Miami conference always features panels and keynotes with the biggest names in the Bitcoin community. This year, the roster includes giants such as Patrick Byrne, Brock Pierce, Bobby Lee, Jerry Brito, Bruce Fenton, and Tone Vays. Big names are usually associated with big prices, and TNABC is no different. “Early Bird” and General Admission tickets are completely sold out,

    Bitcoinist Giveaway: Win a Free Ticket to TNABC 2016

    | 2016/01/15 9:51 am
  • The Consumer Electronics Show for 2016 is just around the corner, and a lot of eyes will be on how the technology industry will keep evolving throughout the next few years. These evolutions are of great importance to the Bitcoin community as well. With more and more internet-connected devices, Bitcoin adoption can thrive in due time. Also read: One-Tap Ordering Could Be Bitcoin’s Killer App What Type of Devices Will Be Internet-Connected At CES 2016?

    Potential Impact of CES 2016 On Bitcoin Adoption

    | 2016/01/02 10:45 am
  • 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
  • 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
  • The BitUnit Foundation is holding a Bitcoin blockchain conference in Accra, Ghana, in the region of Dansoman, on November 28, 2015. The group will introduce to attendees the importance of the digital currency and its underlying technology. Founder Richmond Asumin, also known as “Colours,” teamed up with local friends to create entrepreneurs in the African market, and gravitated to cryptocurrency education. Promoting Bitcoin was the natural choice for the young group, who wishes to eradicate disease and

    BitUnit Foundation to Host Bitcoin Conference in Ghana

    | 2015/10/27 8:00 am
  • A lot of people active in the world of Bitcoin, Fintech and blockchain business have almost no affinity left for banks and other traditional financial institutions. It has to be said, though, banks are facing a fair amount of challenges these days. Not only are there more competitors in the financial space than ever before, but internal changes are taking place as well, albeit at a slower pace than most people would like. Also read:

    Understanding FinTech – Banking in a Changing World

    | 2015/10/21 3:33 am
  • The Hellenic Bitcoin Community (HBC) is hosting its first Blockchain Hackathon in Athens, Greece on October 17, 2015. The Chainthon — as it’s called — will be hosted at Orange Grove (Leoforos Vasileos Konstantinou 5), offering a fun-filled coding experience and discussions for everyone involved. The theme of the event is called “We Hack Crisis,” derived from the economic crisis happening in the region. Also read: How Bitcoin will Make GoPro Awards Even Better The HBC

    October 17: The First Blockchain Hackathon In Greece

    | 2015/10/15 8:00 am
  • The Bitcoin ecosystem extends far beyond the realm of finance and money; there are so many use cases for the blockchain technology underpinning the digital currency. While developers and engineers try to come up with creative ways to integrate the blockchain into our daily lives, various conferences are taking place all over the world, which could have implications for Bitcoin and its technology. Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2015 is a premier event that may be of

    Crowdsourcing Week Europe 2015: Shaping the Future of Bitcoin?

    | 2015/10/06 8:49 pm
  • Reinvent.Money is an upcoming conference taking place at Erasmus University in Rotterdam this weekend. During this one-day event, the future of our monetary system will take center stage. Entrepreneurs and industry experts from all corners of the financial world will share their ideas and vision for the future. Bitcoin and blockchain technology will be a hot topic of conversation during this conference. Also read: Money 20/20 – The Venetian, Las Vegas – October 25-28, 2015

    Reinvent.Money Takes Place September 26 In Rotterdam

    | 2015/09/24 9:27 am
  • Yesterday, September 19, 2015, hundreds of hackers spent the day at Pier 70 in San Francisco working on projects in hopes to win the Disrupt SF Hackathon. In this competition, hackers have to create a fun and creative hack in 24 hours; the grand prize for the competition was $5000 USD, along with two runner-up prizes. Also read: Sharebeast Shut Down, Blockchain to fix bad File Sharing Companies? The winner of the 2015 Disrupt SF Hackathon

    QuickActions Wins Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon

    | 2015/09/20 11:03 pm
  • Today, we have an interview with the founder of Bitwage, a company that aims to pay workers with bitcoin that in turn pay bitwage through wire transfers. The instructions are fairly straight-forward. Bitwage will send you a bank number, you tell your employer to wire transfer your paycheck to said bank number and voila, bitwage will then pay you in bitcoins. Also read: Inside Bitcoins San Diego: Digital Currency Institute’s Steven Michaels Speaks What is

    Inside Bitcoins San Diego: Bitwage Founder Jonathan Chester Speaks

    | 2015/09/11 8:00 am
  •       Money20/20 • 19 W 44th Street, Suite 1108 • New York, NY 10036   Money 20/20 is a large FinTech convention that is held every year. This year, Money 20/20 will be held from October 25, 2015 through October 28, 2015 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The conference will host “10,000+ attendees, including 1,000+ CEOs and 500+ speakers from 3,000+ companies and 75+ countries.” Money 20/20 will cover several hot topics in

    Money 20/20 2015: Slash 20% off Conference Registration

    | 2015/09/08 5:39 am
  • Latin America held its first forum discussion on the financial and regulatory environment for virtual currencies in the continent. The organizers aptly named the forum, “Latin American Forum on Virtual Currencies,” and put an effort to bring Bitcoin advocates and Latin American governments together. With BitLicense hogging the headlines in the Bitcoin ecosystem, this recent development in the South America was unable to make to get much traction in the news. The forum was a one-day discussion

    Latin American Virtual Currency Forum: Finncial & Regulatory Environment

    | 2015/08/16 3:00 pm
  •   We’re now about 80 days from Money20/20, the industry’s primetime conference and trade show. Spaces are filling up and time is running out so we wanted to make one last call for companies interested in sponsoring or exhibiting. With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000+ CEOs, from 3,000+ companies and 75 countries, expected at our 2015 U.S. event, Money20/20 is critical to realizing the vision of disruptive ways in which consumers and businesses manage,

    Money 20/20 – October 25-28, 2015, The Venetian, Las Vegas

    | 2015/08/12 7:29 am