• Bitcoinist.net had the opportunity to talk to founder of LocalBitcoins.com founder Jeremias Kangas recently. Jeremias speaks at length about how he got started in bitcoin, government intervention, the current state of LocalBitcoin.com and where they are headed in the future.  What is LocalBitcoins.com? “LocalBitcoins.com is a marketplace  for trading bitcoins locally to cash or online payments of your choice. LocalBitcoins.com facilitates peer-to-peer bitcoin transactions.” The Interview What is the history of LocalBitcoins.com – how did

    Exclusive Interview with Founder of LocalBitcoins.com: Jeremias Kangas

    | 2014/07/14 9:46 pm
  • For anyone new to Bitcoin, getting your first couple of Satoshis is easy with faucets. Which one? As there is so many to choose from. I’m here with Bitcoin Zebra, which promises high payouts and excellent service with events and giveaways all the time! 1. What sparked the idea to make ANOTHER Bitcoin faucet? About 4 months ago I didn’t even know what a Bitcoin faucet was. But I was starting down the path that a

    Bitcoin Zebra: Feed the Zebra!

    | 2014/07/14 4:48 pm
  • Bitcoin believers from the music industry part 2 Hungarian by heart, mondial by spirit! These two producers called Daniel and Sullivan have been active in the music industry as producers for over a decade. Started in 2002 both gentlemen have seen most parts of the world in their career as a DJ. The main reason why both Daniel and Sullivan stand out with their music is because of their spot on blend of production techniques,

    Exclusive interview with the world famous MUZZAIK at 2014 Balaton Sound

    | 2014/07/14 8:48 am
  • If you don’t know what Kryptradio is already, read up on my fellow colleagues work, that should explain most of it. Its an excellent technology, and really shows how far Bitcoin can go, we just have to guide it there. I personally find this technology very exciting and will personally follow it closely for any updates. 1. What sparked the idea of Kryptoradio? In March this year I was experimenting with the Bitcoin protocol. I

    Kryptoradio: Exclusive Interview

    | 2014/07/13 10:41 pm
  • Similiar to for example Yahoo Answers, but for actual bits instead of “points”. Another way Bitcoin ability for microtransactions opens up new business models and tipping. Today is the launch day of Earnabit as well, the first 300 users will get a 1000 bits on signing up as well! 1. What sparked the idea of Earnabit? I noticed that a lot of very technical or very niche questions on sites like stackoverflow.com often get ignored. You

    Earnabit: Get paid to answer questions!

    | 2014/07/13 10:25 pm
  • HolyTransactions is a wallet that not only supports multiple currencies, it allows you to send it to your non-crypto oriented friends through Facebook,Linked, twitter, and even email. They are constantly striving to be better, with even plans to include fiat currencies in later iterations. How did the idea of a wallet to hold many coins appear? Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, but there are more than 300 cryptocurrencies in existence already. They all need ecosystem

    Exclusive Interview with Holy Transactions: Multi-Currency Wallet

    | 2014/07/11 5:32 pm
  • Now with Bitcoin becoming adopted by more and more companies, people need an easy way to buy products that accept Bitcoin. That way is here, meet Spendabit. 1. What sparked the idea of spendabit? I’ve long noticed a lack of quality Bitcoin directories. Traditionally, most of the directories have been sparse and/or outdated. The long-standing “Trade” page at the Bitcoin.it wiki was the best source for quite a while, but it has long since outgrown

    Spendabit: Bitcoin Search Engine!

    | 2014/07/11 12:40 am
  • Exclusive Interview with the communications and Marketing responsible for Cryptonote Platform You may have already heard about innovative CryptoNote platform and its reference code Bytecoin (BCN), the first currency said to have truly anonymous transactions and egalitarian CPU mining only. Cryptonote technology is based on ring signatures, differs from Bitcoin source code completely and is already being discussed by the community. On July 4th Bytecoin celebrated its 2nd anniversary and we took this opportunity to

    Exclusive Interview with Bytecoin and Cryptonote Platform

    | 2014/07/10 9:19 pm
  • Lately, most of the new startups I have heard of have been in the Philippines, but we can’t forget about the other countries, with startups like CryptoPick pushing Bitcoin adoption. Canada is a great place for Bitcoin, with one of the more open regulations regarding Bitcoin ventures. Subsequently, more merchants and other Bitcoin related events occur here. 1. What is CryptoPick? Cryptopick represents a small group of Bitcoin miners from the early days. Most of

    CryptoPick: Pushing Candian Bitcoin adoption!

    | 2014/07/10 7:18 pm
  • With innovative features like B.Y.O.E and “Project X”, ARAWR isn’t your run-of-the mill mining company. If your looking for up to a terahash of cloud mining at a competitive rate, consider ARAWR. 1. What sparked the idea of your company? I started mining back in 2010, and have been addicted ever since. I guess you could say that this is what started the idea for Arawrmc.com 2. History of Development? We started off rather humbly mining

    ARAWR Mining Company: Exclusive Interview

    | 2014/07/10 6:02 pm
  • Firstly, what’s ZipZap? ZipZap is a payment network through which people can buy bitcoins with cash and some other payment methods. Personally, any way to spread bitcoin to more people is great in every way, and more so when you give them easier ways to access bitcoin. From the website, it says that the team behind ZipZap expects digital currency to reduce poverty, create jobs, improve healthcare, and a couple more. I was able to

    Interview with ZipZap CEO Alan Safahi

    | 2014/07/10 8:08 am
  • Popular Applications and Bitcoin APIs To Be Featured In The Plug n Play Marketplace With the goal of making all those programmers lives better, there is a new marketplace for programmers to find the APIs they need, its called the Plug & Play Marketplace. The initial list of APIs in this marketplace has just been released and includes large data sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and IMAP for email. In addition the API Network

    Popular Applications and Bitcoin APIs To Be Featured In The Plug n Play Marketplace

    | 2014/07/10 2:35 am
  • If your looking for a “to the moon experience” some may turn to drugs such as tobacco. But there’s a new kid on the street, vapes. And now you can pay for it in Bitcoin. I met “R” through another interview I did with CCA regarding Arbitrage , and it turns out that he is very close with them. Small world indeed.  1. Why did you make Cloud99Vapes? My two partners and I, we all vape.

    Cloud99 Vapes: Now Accepting Bitcoin!

    | 2014/07/10 2:12 am
  • Like most coins, HYPER is a scrypt coin. Unlike many coins, they have a SPACE MMO in the works, similar to Voidspace. Today I’m here with the developer of HYPER discussing the views and direction that HYPER is headed, with potential followup articles in the future.  1. What is HYPER? Essentially, HYPER is a low energy cryptocurrency designed for use in online games, MMOs, virtual worlds and more. The currency is currently used in Counter-Strike, Minecraft,

    HYPER: Coin Overview

    | 2014/07/09 5:47 pm
  • The Philippines, as you know is full of cryptocurrency startups and activity , such as Rebit for sending money online, to the recent partnership of Dragonpay and BuyBitcoin opening up 12,000 locations where Bitcoin can be bought. So it wasn’t long until a cryptocurrency paid tribute to the Philippines. Meet PHCoin. In the process of making this article, I have talked to many people on the PHCoin team, and they are all very excited to see

    PHCoin: Crypto for the Philippines

    | 2014/07/09 12:30 am
  • Why go with Imperial Coin (IPC) among the hundreds of coins available to choose from? Here’s what the developer of Imperial Coin had to say about it……. In the world of cryptocurrencies, so many come and go every week now. With that many, it is hard for users to sort out which ones to invest in or to use as a payment system for their business. Imperial Coin is not just any cryptocurrency, like so

    Interview with Imperialcoin Developer: Upcoming DGW3 fork!

    | 2014/07/06 11:25 pm
  • I’m here with Fran, the same person that brought you BraveNewCoin. Except this time, its not about price-indexing coins. It’s about people coming together talking about Bitcoin, and striving to making it better. 1. What is Bitcoin South? New Zealand’s first Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology conference. 2. How does one get a ticket? Just go to http://Bitcoinsouth.co and grab a discounted early bird before it runs out. We have only opened doors a couple days

    Bitcoin South Conference: Here’s what you need to know

    | 2014/07/05 10:50 pm
  • Today I’m here with ” gruve_p ” , a Groestl developer who is here to announce Groestl’s new upcoming feature: Groestlsend! On top of that, they are also announcing a switch to POW/POS to further secure the network. 1. What made you develop a new coin? Bitcoin was overtaken by ASICS. Then ASICS started to come in for Scrypt. Then there were FGPA’s for x11. We needed a ASIC free/FGPA algo. We wanted a new algo which was AES supported/accelerated. We contacted groestl on groestl.info

    Groestlcoin Interview: Groestlsend announcement!

    | 2014/07/05 5:46 pm
  • Cloud-hashing or mining, allows miners to participate in mining and supporting the blockchain but with C-Mining you get these benefits: Mining hardware is kept safe and we do the maintenance. No need to pay electricity No noise problems No cooling or space-related problems No power or network connection losses Even if your GHS are in order. You can receive mining rewards!  C-Mining is a company which provides mining power. This mining power mine different coin

    C-Mining: Cloudmining for all!

    | 2014/07/05 1:33 am
  • 1. History of Development? We started early stage testing on our system around November of 2013. During the period of November to January our company took on about five clients for our Alpha period. After a successful alpha period, we incorporated in early January as a Delaware C corporation. We then began our beta period, where we have been open to clients for services.Since then we have added 10 more clients, and continue taking on

    Cryptocurrency Analytic Company: Arbitrage

    | 2014/07/04 10:46 pm
  • About Rebit.ph (taken from their website): Rebit.ph is a service of Satoshi Citadel Industries, a Philippine-based holding company for Bitcoin-related ventures. It is our mission to further the growth of the Bitcoin network in the Philippines, by providing universal access to otherwise inaccessible financial services, enabling unencumbered participation in the internet economy regardless of the size of your bank account, and fostering innovation without permission from central authorities. Okay that’s great, but does the Philippines need a

    Rebit.ph: Sending Money has never been easier!

    | 2014/07/03 6:19 pm
  • Now, we must first know that Goalcoin is pretty much like any other coin concerning the algorithm and the fact that it’s fully PoW. Goalcoin runs on the scrypt algorithm using DigiShield and it’s fully PoW. Therefore, it can be mined indefinitely. Also, it has a max number of 2.3 million coins, and after this amount is mined, the block reward will change to .03 goalcoins.  Goalcoin is currently in it’s IPO phase which is

    Interview with GoalCoin Developer

    | 2014/07/02 2:52 am
  • Here’s a fun fact: According to LA Times, Makati City in the Philippines is the number one place in the world when it comes to selfies, ahead of New York, Miami, and Cebu City, which is also in the Philippines. With so much drive for social media, the same people over at Bitmarket.ph decided to make a sister company that combined selfies and Bitcoin to further drive adoption, Bitstars.ph 1. How did it all get

    Q&A with Bitstars.ph: Bitcoin for selfies!

    | 2014/07/01 6:28 pm