• As Bitcoin continues to break new price records, people in cities around the globe are turning to the internet to find out more. Bitcoin Trending Worldwide As Bitcoin continues to rally, this time nearing the $2,300 mark, its worldwide popularity has become undeniable. With over $36 Billion in market capitalization Bitcoin is slowly walking towards mainstream adoption, a long and arduous journey that began more than eight years ago. Not only are millions of dollars pouring into

    These 10 Global Cities are Catching Bitcoin Fever

    | 2017/05/24 6:30 am
  • The Beth Fund is a new generation investment fund, headed by Dr. Seiji Yoshizaki, partner Hayato Takano and a team of four Japanese fintech entrepreneurs. The blockchain-based fund combines their company’s ‘Deep Learning’ practices with the power of Ethereum Technology.   As they develop innovative technology, the company is offering an opportunity to investors and cryptocurrency community members to be part of the ecosystem by participating in the ICO. The upcoming Beth crowdsale is expected

    Beth: A New Generation Closed-End Fund Based on Ethereum & Deep Learning

    | 2017/05/23 5:30 pm
  • Swiss EY (Ernst & Young) Partner Daniel Haudenshild, financial services managers Valdemar Scherer and Sven Möller are collaborating with Polybius Bank project’s team to assist in company operations, technology, and legislation. Polybius’ target is to offer a fully regulated, decentralized bank for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Big Four Auditor EY Interested in ‘Cryptobank’ Project The Estonia-based startup is targeting the ICO for this month, in a bid to add to the initiative’s growing community support.

    Swiss EY Team & Polybius Are Building a ‘Cryptobank’, ICO to Follow

    | 2017/05/23 7:00 am
  • MobileGo has gathered over $26 million dollars making it the second most successful crowd sale in the cryptosphere, and the fourth in the world. [Note: This is a sponsored article] MobileGo Raises Over $26 Million & Counting Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are changing the way projects are being crowdfunded, creating a new generation blockchain-based tokens like appcoins and assets. Although ICOs started with Mastercoin’s relatively modest sum of roughly 500,000 USD, they are now taking

    MobileGo Becomes 2nd Biggest ICO Ever, Netting Over $26 Million

    | 2017/05/19 9:30 am
  • Bitcoin price has broken yet another price record, this time surpassing the $1,900 mark and dipping its toes in the mainstream market audience. Could this be a pivotal moment for cryptocurrencies? Bitcoin Price in All-Time High Territory, Again Bitcoin has once more broken its previous all-time high record today. Currently sitting at $1,925, over $168 Million were exchanged in the last 24 hours in the BTC/USD markets. The rally comes following the mild setback caused by the

    Bitcoin Price Steams to $2000 as Traditional Investors Get Onboard

    | 2017/05/19 6:30 am
  • As the Bitcoin revolution continues to spread throughout the world, there are still some places where buying or using Bitcoin is illegal and can get you in trouble. Bitcoin Still Illegal in Some Countries As Bitcoin’s popularity continues to grow throughout the world, some governments are beginning to realize its benefits and potential and are integrating Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in their economy, rather than trying to punish those that use it with restrictive policies and exaggerated

    Bitcoin is Still Illegal in These 6 Countries

    | 2017/05/18 9:30 am
  • Bitstamp and Poloniex have reported a surge in new users as cryptocurrency prices and press coverage pique mainstream interest. Poloniex: Users Up 600%, Transactions 640% in 4 Months Poloniex, commonly considered the go-to resource for crypto-to-crypto trading, released data showing a 600% increase in user numbers, while first-time traders caused Bitstamp to warn about delays to support response times. “As digital currencies continue to gain in popularity, the increase in the number of new traders

    Bitcoin Boom: Poloniex, Bitstamp Stretched Thin Amid 600% User Surge

    | 2017/05/17 4:00 pm
  • Cryptocurrency based retirement fund, BitcoinIRA.com has announced the launch of Ethereum IRA. The new investment product offering allows people to invest in an Ether-based, Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Demand for Ether Prompts Ethereum IRA Ethereum has recently fortified its position as the second largest cryptocurrency in the market, right below Bitcoin. The demand for Ether is on the rise following significant developments and implementations of Ethereum platform for a range of applications. The creation of

    Bitcoin IRA Launches World’s First Ethereum IRA Retirement Fund

    | 2017/04/29 6:00 am
  • eToro has revealed that the number of users its Bitcoin and Ethereum has soared while trading volumes have “exploded” on its platform since the beginning of the year.  eToro Runs Up Trading Volume 4,500% EToro, a leading online trading and investment platform, has experienced a huge increase in both cryptocurrency users and trading volume of Bitcoin and Ethereum, according to Marketwatch.  So far this year, eToro users trading CFDs (contracts for difference) in cryptocurrencies his risen by

    EToro Sees Bitcoin & Ethereum Trading Volume ‘Explode’ by 4,500%

    | 2017/04/28 5:30 am
  • The Ethereum Classic team addressed the current ICO hype, warning against “manipulative crowdsale tactics,” while promising not to vouch for coin offerings “in the same capacity” as the Ethereum Foundation.  Ethereum Classic on ‘Irrational Appcoin Exuberance’ The Ethereum Classic development team has shared its opinion on what Nick Tomaino’s called, the “Irrational Appcoin Exuberance.” This exuberance is currently seen in Ethereum and may soon come to Ethereum Classic as more capital flows into the network. Citing concerns regarding

    Ethereum Classic Takes Stance Against ‘Manipulative Crowdsale Tactics’

    | 2017/04/27 8:30 am
  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will review its decision regarding the Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF. SEC to Review Its Bitcoin ETF Decision The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will review its decision regarding the rejection of the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. A statement issued by the SEC in response to a petition for review of the Disapproval Order by the Bats BZX Exchange reads: […] it

    Take Two: SEC to Review Its Bitcoin ETF Decision

    | 2017/04/26 9:00 am
  • The total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies has not only broken the $30 billion dollar mark for the first time ever, but is growing at an accelerating pace. Crypto Cracks $30 Billion Market Cap & Counting It looks like Coinmarketcap website will need a bigger chart as cryptocurrencies are now above the $30 billion dollar market capitalization line. This is indeed a big milestone for cryptocurrencies in general, which are now growing at the fastest

    Cryptocurrency Market Cap Hits an All-Time High $30 Billion

    | 2017/04/25 4:30 am
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Landry Ntahe, head of operations at BCB ATM, a London-based Bitcoin ATM startup that currently holds the number two position by market share in the UK.  UK Bitcoin ATM Scene Today, BCB ATM has 16% of the Bitcoin ATM market share in the UK with seven locations in London where their Lamassu machines can be found. With an aggressive strategy of expansion to other UK cities and beyond, it’s planning to take over

    How One London Startup Plans to Conquer the Bitcoin ATM Industry

    | 2017/04/22 10:30 am
  • Spells of Genesis (SoG), a blockchain-based mobile game, was released on the Apple App Store and Google Play store yesterday. Spells of Genesis Available in App Stores The blockchain-based fantasy trading card game, Spells of Genesis (SoG), has been added to the Apple App Store and Google Play Store yesterday. This means that cryptocurrency is one step closer to mainstream adoption as anyone with an iOS or Android device can now play this game.   Shaban Shaame,

    Spells of Genesis Game Launches for iPhone & Android

    | 2017/04/21 6:30 am
  • National cryptocurrencies will never be able to compete with Bitcoin because no one will trust a system that requires advance permission from and which is controlled by a government to use it.  [Note: This is an op-ed, edited by Allen Scott]  National Cryptocurrencies Will Never Be Global News is just in that the mint of a very important, historic sovereign nation has just hired a company in a separate nation to help it launch its own “Blockchain not

    Why National Cryptocurrencies Will Never Beat Bitcoin

    | 2017/04/14 2:00 pm
  • Both artificial intelligence and blockchain technology have made major advances in the past few years. Could they be combined to bring us the money of the future? Artificial Intelligence Recently, many advances have been made in the field of artificial intelligence. In the past few years, we saw artificial intelligence beat one of the world’s best players at Go, save drivers from car crashes, and predict the outcome of the US Presidential Election. Many companies,

    Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence: Money of the Future?

    | 2017/03/25 8:00 am
  • Here’s a novel way you can use your Twitter account to earn Bitcoin from your new followers as well as other social interactions. A New Twitter Hustle for Bitcoin Here is a hustle to earn Bitcoin from your Twitter account. Credit where credit is due, the idea of charging a fee to Follow Back on Twitter came from here: I played around with this concept during my morning swim. Charge people a fee to Follow Back on Twitter. But even better,

    How You Can Earn Bitcoin From Your Twitter Followers

    | 2017/03/02 8:00 am
  • This case-study will focus on Bitcoin’s rise in Nigeria. It was partially inspired by a question from Bloomberg’s Joe Weisenthal about what benefits does Bitcoin bring to people living amid a currency crisis.   Economies with Currency Black Markets There is a currency crisis in the Nigerian economy, and using Bitcoin remittances offers real, measurable financial benefits to its population of 173 million. In the event that President Trump blocks remittances from the US to Mexico (which is a form of capital control

    Nigeria: An In-Depth Look at Using Bitcoin in a Currency Crisis

    | 2017/02/02 11:00 am
  • Trading volumes continue to break records in Mexico as citizens look for ways to escape Peso inflation, lack of financial services and the recent 20% gasoline price hike. Mexico Wants Bitcoin Just last month, Mexican exchange Bitso reported record-breaking trading volume in the BTC/MXN market. Fueled by the recent BTC price surge and the economic uncertainty that rules the country, citizens are turning to Bitcoin as a means to protect their savings from the peso’s

    Now Mexico is Catching Bitcoin Fever as Peso Plummets

    | 2017/01/06 12:00 pm
  • Speculation is growing that Beijing is behind Bitcoin’s sudden $300 drop Thursday, as an uptick in yuan/ dollar value causes a bubble to burst. The Dust Settles? “The Chinese government’s policy is an important factor,” Joseph Yang, a finance worker who owns about $2 million of bitcoins, told Bloomberg Friday. “There may be room for further gains in price, but there’ll be a big pullback soon. It’s hard to sustain such a rapid rise for a

    All Eyes on Beijing as Bitcoin Investors Anxious for Stability

    | 2017/01/06 7:00 am
  • As the deadline for handing in India’s decommissioned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes arrives, the government has signed a law jailing those who continue holding them. 4 Years’ Jail for Possessing Worthless Rupee Notes The Indian Cabinet has cleared a so-called ordinance, transferring liability to consumers and away from banks and authorities after a final cut-off point of March 31. Consumers could thereafter land themselves in jail for four years. Regular consumers only have until tomorrow

    India Will Now Jail Junked Rupee Holders for 4 Years

    | 2016/12/29 8:30 am
  • This article will cover another approach to solving the data bloat problem in blockchains utilizing a tried and tested enterprise software solution – the Enterprise Database – alongside an Ephemeral Blockchain. [Note: This article is an op-ed] Blockchain Data Bloat in the Supply Chain MultiChain, Sidechain, BigchainDB, Factom, and other chains built either on or off the Bitcoin Blockchain will eventually suffer from the data bloat syndrome. Pruning techniques like SPV and sharding can help with this syndrome

    …And It’s Gone: How Ephemeral Blockchains Can Fix Data Bloat

    | 2016/12/27 3:00 am
  • Bitcoinist caught up with Chris Horlacher, CEO of Equibit, a decentralized, peer-to-peer securities platform. It integrates multiple blockchains into a single application allowing issuers and investors to manage every aspect of their relationship in a decentralized, secure manner. Interview with Equitbit CEO, Chris Horlacher Bitcoinist: What’s the major problem with OTC markets, depositories and transfer agents that you’re trying to solve with blockchain technology? Chris Horlacher (CH): The entire securities industry is built on top of

    ‘Ultimately There’ll Be Many Different Blockchains’ – Equibit CEO, Chris Horlacher

    | 2016/12/23 2:30 am