• The DashnDrink is back! Disclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services.  DashnDrink Returns Better Than Ever The innovative point of sale soda machine project put together by Jeremy Maus and Dustin Eward, two Dash investors, two pioneering chaps, will be making another long-awaited appearance at this year’s d10e Conference in San Francisco

    ‘DashnDrink’: Dash-Powered Vending Machine Returning for d10e

    | 2016/06/17 3:56 pm
  • The recent news of how Snapchat is valued at US$18bn has sent shockwaves through the financial world. For a company that is not monetized in a traditional way, there seems to be a lot of interest from investors. So much even that the company continues to raise cash, albeit their business model may not be very clear to most people. Also read: Swift Investigation Highlights Twelve More Potential Breaches Most people know Snapchat as a

    Snapchat Valuation Soars Due To Fintech Features

    | 2016/05/28 5:55 am
  • Success in the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency inadvertently leads to unwanted attention. In the case of Tech Bureau Corp, the company behind Zaif and Mijin blockchain technology, they became the victim of Akitsu, Co, Ltd. using some of their product names for commercial purposes. Also read: Bitcoin.com Launches Official Casino, Free Bitcoin Bonus Akitsu Crowdfunds By “Borrowing” Tech Bureau Corp. Resources Both Tech Bureau, Corp and Dragonfly Pte, Ltd saw some names of their

    Japanese Company Raising Funds Abuses Tech Bureau Corp. Credentials

    | 2016/05/14 3:28 am
  • On 21 and 22 June over 1,500 people from the world of fintech will come to Nave Boetticher, Madrid to take part in MoneyConf. This invite­ only event is being brought to Madrid by the organisers of the world’s largest startup event Web Summit. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Web Summit’s MoneyConf Coming to Madrid MoneyConf is the most important global meeting place for

    Web Summit to Host Two-Day FinTech Event in Madrid

    | 2016/05/13 10:08 am
  • Editor’s Note: The following article is the opinion of the writer. It has started debate along with both positive and negative reactions. All voices should be heard and acknowledged. Andreas Antonopoulos and others are perpetuating a misconception about the nature of power by advancing the notion that the most monied institutions on the planet won’t crack the code for their own blockchain-based systems. Antonopolous claims that, if a blockchain is not an “open” — or

    Andreas Antonopoulos’ Folly On Private Blockchains

    | 2016/05/11 11:48 am
  • Europe is taking blockchain technology and fintech solutions very seriously. All across the land, government officials, new startups, financial executives, and educators are promoting these emerging markets with much excitement. With investments being made within various European countries, and strategic discussions with parliament, it seems the Europe wants a leading edge in this growing environment. Also read: Peter Todd Exposes MIT ChainAnchor Project That Enables Tracking Bitcoin User’s Identity Dutch Bank Partners With Nexuslab Blockchain Ventures A recent partnership

    Europe Blockchain Fever: Public, Private Sectors Jumping on Board

    | 2016/04/29 5:00 am
  • On April 26th, Taiwan held its first public hearing concerning blockchain technology and its relationship with money transmission, current regulations, and academic research. The meeting saw Government officials, blockchain promoters, and scholars gathering at the Taiwanese Legislative Council to discuss distributed ledgers and the economic implications they will bring. Also read: Vitalik Buterin: Blockchain and the Future of Courts Taiwan Bankers Should Research Blockchain Technology ‘As Soon As Possible.’ During the meeting National Taiwan University Professor,

    Taiwan Holds First Public Blockchain Hearing

    | 2016/04/27 9:00 pm
  • Apr. 22, 2016 — With headlines each week spotlighting millions of dollars in fintech funding for the development and trialing of cutting-edge technology like the distributed ledger, digital currencies or their deploying platforms, it’s easy to lose sight of the core, perhaps altruistic, driving force of creating technology: advancement. This article was provided by the Vanbex group. Written by Brandon Kostinuk Fintech in the Developing World “Globally, we’re seeing the emergence of payment systems via mobile

    Vanbex Report: The World’s Unbanked and Fintech Innovation

    | 2016/04/22 3:08 pm
  • Chip-Chap, the Bitcoin app that is usable at more than 10,000 ATMs in Spain and Europe, expands its network to the Hellene country of Greece with more than 500 EasyPay ATMs, which from now on will allow the purchase of bitcoin via the Chip-Chap android app. Also read: First Blockchain Hackathon In Greece Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for the products and/or services of these firms. Buy Bitcoins In Greece

    Chip-Chap Allows You to Buy Bitcoin At More Than 500 ATMs In Greece

    | 2016/04/14 9:28 am
  • 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 on Thursday morning, Patrick Byrne of Overstock and t0 discussed challenges to traditional settlement infrastructure and the opportunities provided through using blockchain technology to process bonds settlements. Mr. Byrne started off by telling a story of the United States capital market in the early 1960’s, whose employees had difficulty managing the quadrupling of paper work by delivery persons on bicycles. As a result, the DTCC was created to create a

    Money20/20: Patrick Byrne Discusses t0 and Blockchain Securities

    | 2016/04/08 6:00 am
  • On Tuesday afternoon at the Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen, a panel of industry leaders discussed the ongoing trends towards the tokenization of financial data and their respective involvements in these endeavors. Tokenization is growing in popularity among payment processors and their clients alike, and there are a number of overlapping ideas with how the Blockchain obfuscates sensitive information while still making information accessible for applicable parties or use cases. MasterCard in particular wants to

    Money20/20: MasterCard to Launch Tokenization Initiatives

    | 2016/04/06 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
  • In today’s world of advancing technology and innovation, the creation of bitcoin sparked in interest in the use of digital currencies in global financial institutions, and set the foundation for the development of blockchain. The use of this digital ledger to revolutionise tradition banking structures by providing a record of transaction between parties is expected to reduce banking risks and speed up the efficiency of transaction processes. Now is the time for banks to think about the benefits

    How to Implement the Blockchain in Financial Institutions

    | 2016/04/05 6:00 pm
  • It is no secret bitcoin entrepreneurs and startups have a vested interest in disrupting the financial system as we know and use it to this very day. Although not everyone may know the name Zhenya Tsvetnenko, this Australian Bitcoin entrepreneur has joined forces with David Pettit to form a new robo-advice platform. Also read: OB1’s Washington Sanchez Speaks about OB Release FinTech and Bitcoin Collide For New Robo-Advice Platform People active in the world of

    Australian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Launches Robo-Advice Platform

    | 2016/04/05 3:00 am
  • 2 April 2016 – Wikileaks has published the transcripts of an IMF teleconference detailing a conversation between two top IMF officials. The transcript details plans to manipulate Greece into accepting “Draconian Measures,”  in the words of Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, by manufacturing a financial crisis that affects the nation, and the rest of the European Union through the ECB. Aside from the validations of the core concerns of Cryptocurrency adopters, the leak may be

    Wikileaks IMF Leak Validates Crypto Adopter Concerns

    | 2016/04/03 5:09 am
  • Up-and-Coming dApps platform Lisk has closed its crowdfunding campaign, successfully raising 14,000 bitcoins. This sum is worth approximately $5.7 million USD, making this campaign the 2nd most successful cryptocurrency crowd-fund to date. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Lisk ICO Concludes: Over $5 Million Raised Lisk aims to provide a decentralized

    Lisk Closes ICO, Raises Over $5M in Bitcoin

    | 2016/03/25 4:06 pm
  • I’ll assume you’ve already heard about Bitcoin since you’re reading an article on this cryptocurrency-related website. But do you know how does it work? It’s based on a blockchain which is an public ledger for transactions that is resistant to tampering and changing data by anyone. How’s that possible? It’s quite simple in principle but very complex to achieve. This article was written by Erik Baker, Brand Manager of OneHash. Blockchain for Beginners When you make

    Beginners Guide to Blockchain: How to Change the World

    | 2016/03/20 12:00 pm
  • San Francisco CA. March 18, 2016 — Tendermint, a next generation blockchain architecture that moves beyond limiting and monolithic token-based/bitcoin-like systems, is one of the latest added to Microsoft’s exploding suite of blockchain and related tools and applications as part of the tech giant’s Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Tendermint Being Added to Microsoft Azure

    Tendermint Added to Microsoft Azure Platform

    | 2016/03/18 1:00 pm
  • Money 20/20 Europe 2016 is just around the corner, set to bring the world’s largest financial technology conference to European professionals and enthusiasts. On April 4-7, over 3,000 people will gather at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark to listen to industry leaders speak on the future of finance. Also read: Exclusive Discount: €600 off on Money 20/20 Europe Money 20/20 Europe The 3,000 attendees includes over 1,000 CEOs from 1,000 companies in 75 different countries. Some

    Money 20/20 Europe Ushers in the Future of FinTech

    | 2016/03/12 6:00 am
  • Money 20/20 Europe is coming up. The 3-day event starts on April 3 and runs until April 7th. Tickets for this conference are pretty expensive, so you will want to take advantage of Bitcoinist.net’s discount code and save €600. Also read: Coinify Processes Bitcoin Real Estate Sale By using the discount code BITCN200, €600 will be taken off the full price of delegate passes. You can use this now to get the discount on the

    Exclusive Discount: €600 off on Money 20/20 Europe

    | 2016/03/11 9:42 pm
  • 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