• Bitcoinist spoke to David Drake, Chairman of LDJ Capital, a $200 million dollar cryptocurrency fund, about the current price downtrend, what determines ICO quality, and the potential impact of regulations in key countries across the globe.  David Drake is the Chairman of LDJ Capital, who has also been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, clean tech, energy, and social impact investments for more than 20 years. Drake is an advocate of innovative investing in

    ‘Prices Will Go Off Around March and April’ – Crypto Fund Manager [Interview]

    | 2018/02/04 3:00 am
  • Feeling lucky? We certainly were when Bitcoinist had the opportunity to sit down with the team behind the hot new blockchain-based international lottery, BitPlay.Club. The crypto community is abuzz about BitPlay.Club, the new blockchain-based lottery players are flocking to in droves, thanks to an easy to use interface, better odds than many traditional lotteries, and an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Bitcoinist sat down with the platform’s team to learn more about what makes

    An Exclusive Interview with Blockchain-Based Lottery BitPlay Club

    | 2018/01/22 2:00 pm
  • Zach Piester, a co-founder of Intrepid Ventures, works in Central Asia and refers this part of the world to a center of the universe for him and his colleagues. During the interview with the media office of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Philippines, he described the region in terms of the growth of blockchain companies there and revealed why investments in cryptocurrencies and blockchain would be a prerogative of major investors soon. Interviewer: Blockchain & Bitcoin

    Zach Piester: Singapore Has Become a Hub for ICOs

    | 2018/01/20 9:00 pm
  • In 2016, the global consulting services market was worth over $250 billion and that number is growing quickly. In addition to in-office consultations, many providers are incorporating an online consulting model as well. The problem facing these providers, however, is that the options available to track and facilitate payment for these online consultations are limited at best. Bitcoinist sat down with the Experty team to find out how their innovative blockchain-based consulting platform will revolutionize

    Exclusive Interview with Blockchain-based Consulting Platform Experty

    | 2018/01/06 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Bitcoin Core developer Nicolas Dorier who explains why BTCPay is not only a cheaper alternative to BitPay but also provides merchants and users with more control over their funds. What is BTCPay? BTCPay Server is an open-source payment processor that conforms to the invoice API of Bitpay. This allows easy migration of your code base to your own self-hosted payment processor. According to BTCPay, the service would be a good choice for

    BTCPay is a Better (and Cheaper) BitPay, Says Core Developer Nicolas Dorier

    | 2017/12/27 12:30 am
  • Bitcoinist sat down with HealthHeart CEO Mark Rudnitsky to discuss how his company is revolutionizing the way Electronic Health Records (EHR) are kept. Through storing EHR on the blockchain, with a development focus on health care providers themselves, HealthHeart aims to help make patient records both secure and flexible enough to meet the demands of the cutting edge developments being made in holistic healthcare. Bitcoinist: What is your experience within the EHR industry? MR: I

    HealthHeart CEO: ‘With the Promise of Blockchain Tech, I Decided to Stop Complaining and Work to Improve Healthcare’

    | 2017/12/07 11:30 pm
  • Even though everyone is talking about smart contracts and their advantages over traditional paper contracts, only a handful of people are addressing the elephant in the room: most of the businesses don’t know how to use smart contracts yet. Vagan Abelyan, the COO and co-founder of Jincor, is among those few who are trying to make smart contracts and other blockchain technologies more accessible to modern businesses. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] At Jincor,

    Interview with Jincor Co-Founder and COO Vagan Abelyan

    | 2017/11/24 2:00 pm
  • Daniil Rausov, the founder of KYC.Legal, sits down with Bitcoinist to discuss his company’s unique service, the similarities between its business model and Uber, and the client verification procedures designed to make life easier for all market participants. Bitcoinist: For starters, tell us about KYC.Legal? What makes this a unique product on the market? How is it convenient for the client? DR: In short, this is a simple and quick way to complete client identification

    KYC.Legal Founder: ‘We are Creating a Global Universal Personal Identification Alternative’

    | 2017/11/21 2:45 pm
  • Like many other industries being disrupted by blockchain today, content sharing platforms are facing new challenges in their quest to meet the new consumer trends and needs. The obvious synergy behind blockchain technologies and p2p content sharing protocols (i.e. torrents) has brought to life a new generation of decentralized online services that are on the heels of such market’s giants as YouTube, Twitch, and Netflix. To explore the nascent future of this industry Bitcoinist talked

    Flixxo: A Swarm of Individuals Connected

    | 2017/11/10 11:00 pm
  • These days, the ICO market is booming. Companies come up with more and more synonyms for this notion: crowdsale, token sale, contribution campaign, and so forth. Even those who have never been related to cryptocurrency, let alone invested therein, weigh on launching a token sale for different purposes. The market is still expanding, and most new ICO’s, whatever they are called, use Ethereum-based solutions to issue their tokens and roll out smart contracts.  Some companies

    BlockStarter CTO on the ICO Boom: Lots of People Want to Invest, Few Want to Understand

    | 2017/11/08 9:15 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Cryptograffiti, who runs one of the most popular crypto art design and merchandise companies in the space under the same name. Cryptograffiti reveals what is the most popular design and explains why art is so important in educating the public even in a hi-tech field like Bitcoin.  Bitcoinist: First, do I refer to you as Cryptograffiti or do you have a name? Cryptograffiti (CG): Cryptograffiti works! Bitcoinist: How did you first get into

    ‘You Can Buy a Fraction of a Bitcoin’ Has Started The Most Conversations – Cryptograffiti

    | 2017/11/03 7:00 am
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Vitaly Balakhonov, CEO of Eloplay, the eSports platform that allows players to organize and participate in tournaments with decentralized prize pools through the use of its innovative blockchain-based Smart Tournaments. Eloplay’s ICO begins on October 16, 2017. Bitcoinist: How did you come up with the idea for Eloplay? VB: At first it was a simple idea to create a service for one-on-one video games competitions. In April 2016, the platform hosted the first trial battles where

    Interview with eSports Game Changer Eloplay

    | 2017/10/10 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Viktor Shpakovsky and Vladimir Smerkis, the founders of The Token Fund, which allows investors an easy portal into the world of cryptocurrency trading, investment, and management. Bitcoinist: Tell us about The Token Fund in your own words. What makes The Token Fund similar to other funds and in what ways is it unique? Vladimir: We launched The Token Fund in March 2017. Over the past five months, the portfolio under our management

    Interview With The Token Fund: The ETF Alternative for Cryptocurrency Investing

    | 2017/09/25 9:30 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Volodymyr Panchenko, Founder and CEO of DMarket, a first-of-its-kind marketplace that allows gamers to buy, sell, or trade in-game items from any game on any gaming platform. Bitcoinist: What is DMarket? VP: DMarket is the first cross-game marketplace that allows gamers from all over the world to trade or exchange in-game goods originating from any gaming platform. In fact, DMarket will allow more than two billion gamers to buy and sell their items.

    Interview with DMarket: The First Cross-Game Marketplace for In-Game Items

    | 2017/08/11 4:15 pm
  • Bitcoinist decided to dig deeper into the SEC’s newly issued guidance on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and its implications for investors. We chatted with three legal experts, namely Alfredo Silva, Joshua Ashley Klayman and Daniel Kahan. Joshua Klayman is a founding member and the head of MoFo’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group. Her practice focuses on finance and corporate matters including advising on leveraged finance transactions, commercial transactions, and corporate governance matters. Daniel Kahan is an

    Legal Experts: Investors May View SEC’s Statement as Validating ICO’s

    | 2017/08/02 8:00 am
  • The halt on cryptocurrency withdrawals from Bitcoin exchanges in China may be coming to an end. Bitcoin talked to Bitkan to understand the situation with Bitcoin exchanges and how it has affected P2P trading in the country. Withdrawals to be Resumed The halt on cryptocurrency withdrawals imposed by Chinese exchanges is coming to an end, with withdrawals expected to be resumed in June 2017. The moratorium was caused by the task forces assembled by the country’s

    Bitkan: Peer-to-Peer Volume Keeps Growing in China

    | 2017/05/11 11:00 am
  • Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem shared his views on the scaling debate, stating that “it’s not about technology anymore, it’s about power.” Shrem: ‘It’s About Power’ Charlie Shrem, Bitcoin entrepreneur and co-founder of Intellysis, was present in today’s episode of the  Double Down show, dubbed “Does Block Size Matter?” with the usual hosts Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert. During the show, Shrem expressed his thoughts regarding the current state of the scaling debate or as Herbert called

    Charlie Shrem: ‘It’s Not About The Technology Anymore, It’s About Power’

    | 2017/04/25 9:00 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
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Jon Boroughs of Bitstashers, a provider of metal-etched Bitcoin wallets that are designed to withstand an apocalyptic event unlike a fragile paper wallet. These are also not limited to cold storage as they can also be custom made for colored coin asset addresses as well.  Metal-Etched Bitcoin Wallets Metal wallets are quickly becoming a thing in the crypto space with a few options available such as Cryptosteel and Bitkee, which start at $40 USD. However,

    Bitstashers: Should You Upgrade from a Paper Wallet to Metal?

    | 2017/04/04 6:00 am
  • It’s Sunday morning, and even though it is almost Spring, it feels like Groundhog Day. I look at the markets and Bitcoin is down another 9% while Dash is up another 10%. This two-step has been playing out for the last three days now. I have questions, and I need answers…. Dashing to $1 Billion Dollar Market Cap As the fork debate seems headed for a messy, unfortunate conclusion, Dash is cleaning up in the

    How Dash Stole Bitcoin’s Mojo – Interview with Amanda B. Johnson

    | 2017/03/19 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Leon Liu, the CEO of BitKan, a Chinese P2P Bitcoin trading service, to get a better idea on the current situation following the recent regulatory clampdown on Bitcoin exchange withdrawals in the country. Bitcoinist: What kind of trading services does BitKan provide? Leon Liu (LL): BitKan provides P2P bitcoin trading services with broker match-making to save time for our users. During a trade, BitKan acts as an escrow service, guaranteeing funds delivery for

    BitKan: Our Volume Grew ‘Twelve Times’ Since PBoC Halted Withdrawals

    | 2017/03/07 12:00 pm
  • Andrew Zimine, Founding Partner and CEO of Exscudo, spoke with Bitcoinist in detail explaining his view of the cryptocurrency industry and how blockchain platform Exscudo is aiming to bridge traditional finance with the cryptocurrency market his blockchain platform.  Bitcoinist: Can you describe the current cryptocurrency market? Andrew Zimine (AZ): The evolution of the cryptocurrency market makes this sphere less chaotic and more regulated each year. This is a natural process of any nascent market. The most progress

    Exscudo CEO: Cryptocurrency Exchange Market ‘Already Too Big’

    | 2017/02/21 3:00 am
  • Bitcoinist spoke with the Dutch Pirate Party Leader Ancilla van de Leest on their recent attempt to pay the Election Council with Bitcoin, their appeal with younger voters, and why they believe everybody should be free to choose the currency they want to use. Dutch Pirate Party: ‘We Need a Viable Alternative to Fiat’ Bitcoinist: Why was the Netherlands Pirate Party founded? What issues does it focus on? Ancilla van de Leest (AVL): The Dutch Pirate Party is one

    Dutch Pirate Party: The Powers That Be Aren’t Too Welcoming of Bitcoin

    | 2017/02/08 11:00 am