• Innocoin is a new crypto currency exchange service that allows visitors to buy altcoins with bitcoin, without making an account at an exchange. It is based on an affiliate model and the fee is split 50% with the website owner who puts the Innocoin widget on his site. The widget is also available as a WordPress plugin. Webmasters can just download the plugin and enter their bitcoin address, email address and preconfigure desired currency pair,

    Innocoin Co-Founder Talks Details on Crypto Trading Service

    | 2016/09/08 5:00 am
  • LEOcoin is a relatively new digital currency that operates on a blockchain-based, peer-to-peer network. Entering a market saturated with altcoins, this project will have to set itself apart from the crowd if it wants to avoid getting drowned out by all the altcoin noise. Disclaimer: This article was sponsored by LEOcoin. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this project’s products and/or services. LEOcoin Attempts to Address the Needs of Business in the Technological Age The team behind

    LEOcoin: Currency for the World of Business Technology

    | 2016/08/27 3:00 pm
  • Svante Lehtinen sat down with Bitcoinist to talk about the proposed HEAT ledger. Billed as a ‘blockchain 3.0 technology,’ The project claims to improve upon current blockchain technologies by dramatically improving transaction speeds through a synthesis of proof-of-stake and proof-of-work. Lehtinen is the project leader of HEAT and an experienced entrepreneur of 20 years. He is also the founder of the 2.0 cryptocurrency, FIMK, and the COB of the nonprofit Krypto Fin ry association. Also

    Blockchain 3.0 Technology: Project Leader on the New HEAT Ledger

    | 2016/08/04 12:38 pm
  • Bitcoinist recently spoke with Bill Shihara, CEO of Bittrex, an online cryptocurrency exchange that is based and regulated in the United States. Bittrex prides itself in being “market neutral,” having listed and supported 190 different cryptocurrencies on its platform. Bill offered his opinion and insight on the recent Ethereum hard fork, and the events that have transpired including the rise of Ethereum Classic and Poloniex’s decision to trade it. Also read: Breakout Gaming Appoints Board of

    Bittrex’s Bill Shihara on Ethereum Classic and Poloniex

    | 2016/07/26 7:22 pm
  • Bitcoinist recently spoke with Angus Champion de Crespigny, Financial Services Blockchain and Distributed Infrastructure Strategy leader at EY, the multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. De Crespigny has established the firm’s first Digital Currency and Asset Technology group which consults businesses and financial institutions on blockchain and consensus technologies.  Also read: Dash: The Original DAO Angus gives us an inside look at how he feels about private blockchains, the Bitcoin blockchain, and how these

    Financing the Future: EY Blockchain Advisor on Fintech

    | 2016/06/24 5:00 am
  • Genesis Mining is one of the few cloud mining organizations to actually fulfill their obligations to their customers as well as a huge advocate for the Bitcoin and Cryptopcurrency industry.  Since the beginning of 2016 the mining industry has seen a lot of shifts, as well as new coins to mine that are wildly popular like Ethereum. Also Read: US Banking Regulators Warn About Imminent Swift Attacks Genesis Mining quickly expanded their GPU mining capacity

    Marco Streng of Genesis Mining on Ethereum and DASH Mining

    | 2016/06/10 3:19 pm
  • Syscoin, a cryptocurrency built for online merchants and marketplaces, has implemented DirectBTC as part of Syscoin 2.0 which builds on the features established on earlier versions. DirectBTC allows Bitcoin users to participate on the currency’s marketplace, which previously required ownership of the coin.  Also read: Pre-Order With Bitcoin Using Purse Pre New Syscoin 2.0 Features The new features allow for a decentralized marketplace where buyers and sellers can use Bitcoin for their transactions. These features will allow buyers

    Syscoin 2.0 Launches DirectBTC on Decentralized Marketplace

    | 2016/05/21 6:00 am
  • HYPR Corp. is a biometric security company that focuses on making the financial world safer for consumers and businesses alike. Led by CEO and blockchain enthusiast George Avetisov, the company recently partnered with blockchain security firm BitGo, producing an alliance that could secure the entire finance industry with blockchain-powered biometrics. Also read: Bitcoin Price Blunders, Suffers $15 Decline Combining the Blockchain With Biometric Security Bitcoinist got the chance to sit down with CEO George Avetisov

    HYPR CEO: Blockchain Becoming ‘Ubiquitous’ in Banking Sector

    | 2016/05/01 11:59 am
  • NeuCoin is an up-and-coming altcoin that aims to spread awareness about cryptocurrency through games and community building. Recently, the team behind the digital currency made a few announcements on the future of the project. Most notably, the NeuCoin Foundation will be destroying 2.2 billion of the coins in its reserves, decreasing the supply of the currency by 50%. Also read: NeuCoin Makes Moves With Facebook Game and Tipping Platform Launch NeuCoin Continues to Make Progress

    NeuCoin to Destroy 2.2 Billion Coins, Launching New Projects

    | 2016/04/11 12:00 pm
  • 4 April 2016 – Openbazaar has been moved to the main bitcoin network, and is officially open for business. You can buy, sell and moderate transactions using the newest beta release, and sell real goods and services for Bitcoin. There have been several improvements to the app since our interview with Sam Patterson about the testnet launch, and they certainly show. Read Also: Secure DAO Marketplace Launches Massive Crowdsale Dr. Sanchez’ Thoughts on OpenBazaar Release

    OB1’s Washington Sanchez Speaks about OB Release

    | 2016/04/05 2:28 am
  • ZeroNet the decentralized Internet-like network that uses Bitcoin and BitTorrent technology is a new platform launched in January of 2015. The application is based in Budapest, Hungary and acts as a web host for a network of peer-to-peer pages. Users worldwide can use the open source ZeroNet protocol and begin surfing distributed websites. Also Read: Synthetic Cannabis Proliferates On The Dark Web “ZeroNet’s goal is to create a more decentralized and people-powered Internet with open,

    An In Depth Interview With the Developer of ZeroNet

    | 2016/04/01 6:00 am
  • The BitHope Foundation is the first Bulgarian non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses cryptocurrency exclusively. This foundation is reportedly the first crypto-exclusive NGO in compliance with Article 33 of the Law on Nonprofit Legal Entities. BitHope believes that cryptocurrencies are the best form of money “that has been created by the human intellect,” which is why it wants to use digital currency to help people. Also read: John McAfee: ‘There are Tremendous Technology Problems With Bitcoin’

    BitHope Speaks: Scalability and the Future of NGOs

    | 2016/03/08 6:00 am
  • There are many interesting projects taking place in the world of digital currency right now. IOTA is a project that will serve as a decentralized token for the Internet of Things ecosystem, built on top of “Tangle,” rather than a blockchain. The project looks very interesting, as the Internet of Things is becoming more popular all over the world. But how will this mix of connected devices and micropayments work exactly?  Also read: Ledger Introduces

    IOTA: Internet of Things Without the Blockchain?

    | 2016/03/04 12:00 pm
  • Bitit is a new Bitcoin gift card company that wants to make it easier for Europeans to buy bitcoins. The company believes that their gift cards are a way to smooth the learning curve involved in using bitcoin without an intermediary. On the consumer end, there are no wallets involved or keys to remember, all they do is sign up for a Bitit account and receive a euro-denominated gift card funded with bitcoin.  Also read: T-Mobile

    Bitit CEO: ‘Gift Cards Are a Good Solution’ for Bitcoin Adoption

    | 2016/02/02 8:00 am
  • While Bitcoin represents a great currency for trading, there aren’t too many platforms that accept the digital currency as market trading collateral. A newly-formed company known by the name of First Global Credit Private Trading Group is aiming to change this. Also read: China’s Growing Number of Internet-Connected Users is Positive for Bitcoin First Global Credit Private Trading Group Is Looking for Talented Traders According to recent reports, the company has begun a search for

    First Global Credit: Encouraging Bitcoiners to Become Traders

    | 2016/01/30 8:00 am
  • With The launch of OpenBazaar and the d10e conference on the horizon, There’s been a lot of interest in decentralized commerce technologies. Here, we Interview Sam Patterson, the COO of OB1. This company funds the open source development of Openbazaar in part. I met Sam testing the development build on my Linux machine, after running a few testnet transactions and picking up a conversation about the current functionality of the system. Also Read: Ayden Can

    OpenBazaar in Depth: Interview with COO Sam Patterson

    | 2016/01/28 1:00 pm
  • BTCDirect has a very unique bitcoin exchange platform. Unlike other exchanges, BTCDirect does not own any bitcoin. Instead, it places a bitcoin order on an international exchange once it receives payment from a customer. The goal of this model is to make international bitcoin trading more straightforward, as other options create inconvenient difficulties for traders.  Also read: China’s Growing Number of Internet-Connected Users Is Positive For Bitcoin Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story, Bitcoinist is not responsible for

    BTCDirect: Making International Bitcoin Exchange ‘as Fast as Possible’

    | 2016/01/27 10:35 am
  • Kalpesh Patel is a living testament to the fact that anyone can contribute something to the Bitcoin ecosystem. You don’t have to be a computer genius or a financial expert to participate in this economic experiment. Also read: Ledger Wallet Giveaway: The Winners Have Been Chosen! “You’re missing the point of Bitcoin if you feel left out. You can be as involved as you want to be, just go make something happen — find something

    A Q&A With Kalpesh Patel: Bringing Bitcoin to the Hotel Industry With BookWithBit

    | 2016/01/22 8:00 am
  • In late December 2015, at its Mexico City event, the Latin American Bitcoin Conference made history when it auctioned off a copy of the popular bitcoin comic, Bitcoin: The Hunt for Satoshi Nakamoto, for 20.4 bitcoins. At the time of the auction, that amounted to around $10,000 USD. Two men, Rodolfo Andragnes and Sebastian Wain, won the comic book together. Also read: Number of Ethereum Nodes Grows Exponentially Meet the Comic Book Winners: Rodolfo and

    Meet the Guys Who Paid $10,000 for a Bitcoin Comic Book

    | 2016/01/21 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin is evolving rapidly on a global scale as one of most important financial technologies of the century. Many businesses have decided to integrate Bitcoin, yet many continue to not accept it. I have covered the issue of Bitcoin adoption in-depth in my Bitcoin in Business series. I had the opportunity to interview Moneris chief product and marketing officer Rob Cameron regarding Moneris, their opinion on Bitcoin, and how blockchain technology will influence the financial

    A Payment Processor’s Perspective: Interview with Moneris

    | 2016/01/14 8:00 am
  • TappaBit is different from most games in Bitcoin that is not one of the gambling variety. For people that want to play using Bitcoin but not leave it all entirely up to chance, TappaBit is an engaging Bitcoin game alternative.  Also read: Peter Todd Double Spends on Coinbase Tappabit: Provably Fair The game is provably fair, through the use of mixing 3 client seeds, 3 server seeds, and 3 nonces, with the verify button easily

    TappaBit Interview: 50% Skill, 50% Luck Bitcoin Game!

    | 2016/01/13 8:00 am
  • Redwood City Ventures is a new name in the Bitcoin industry that people are just starting to see some of their work appearing. RWCV are focusing on helping different companies and startups that are trying to bring collaboration between the US and Chinese companies to the Bitcoin ecosystem. One of the first ventures that people are seeing is blockC.co. Redwood City Ventures brokered a deal between blockC.co and Avalon/Canaan-Creative to be the global master distributor

    Sean Walsh of Redwood City Ventures on Facilitating US/Chinese Bitcoin Collaborations

    | 2015/12/18 8:00 am
  • Bitcoinist chatted with a good friend of ours this past weekend. Daniel Krawisz an activist and prominent voice in the digital currency space who once drew some cool comics here at our publication. As well as being a talented artist, Krawisz is the Director of Research at the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. He’s also a great speaker and was recently a guest at the recent Bitcoin Investor Conference in Las Vegas, the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and many

    Daniel Krawisz: Bitcoin Skeptics Have Pretty Terrible Arguments

    | 2015/12/15 8:00 am