• In a press release, the cryptocurrency/altcoin exchange Shapeshift.io has announced that it will be incorporating the digital asset Ethereum into its platform. Customers of Shapeshift can now buy or sell the digital asset’s unit of exchange, ‘ether,’ instantly using the exchange, along with Bitcoin, Litecoin, and other cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Ethereum is a blockchain-based cryptocurrency — one of many inspired by Bitcoin. Also read: Spells of Genesis Token Sale Launches With ShapeShift Of all the cryptocurrencies to

    Shapeshift Incorporates Ethereum into Altcoin Exchange Platform

    | 2015/08/11 8:00 am
  • Update 8/10/2015 8:20 PM EST: Coinbase has responded to us regarding its reasoning for its information requirements, saying that, “We are required by law to request extra info for high volume customers. High volume. This is the EDD part of KYC.” Coinbase, as you might know, is what many consider to be the “Apple” of the Bitcoin ecosphere. With media coverage from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and even TIME magazine listing

    Coinbase Asking for More Information Than Banks?

    | 2015/08/10 9:00 am
  • For the last few weeks, the Bitcoin price has been on a high following bad financial news from Greece and China. Greece once again found itself staring down the barrel of a debt crisis, while China found itself in the clutches of a stock market collapse. The Bitcoin community met these ominous occurrences with optimism; the next global recession will surely give Bitcoin an opportunity to shine. The possibility of a global recession, combined with

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin Price Falls, Blockchain.info Blunders, and More

    | 2015/08/10 8:00 am
  • Recently, Bitcoiners became aware that Blockchain.info displayed bitcoins supposedly controlled by Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, as being sent to another bitcoin address. As theories ran wild, many quickly pointed out that other block explorers did not show this transaction. It was eventually discovered that Blockchain.info had a bug that allowed transactions to be displayed that weren’t signed with the correct private keys to verify which address sent the coins. Also read: The Future of Blockchain.info A

    Blockchain.info: Satoshi’s Bitcoins Have not Moved

    | 2015/08/07 12:00 pm
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) celebrated its 1 year anniversary on July 19, 2015. Just in its first year, the Chamber has already played an enormous role in Bitcoin education and FinTech regulation. Its efforts to help shape the New York BitLicense framework are one of its greatest contributions this year. Also Read: Chamber of Digital Commerce and DCC Partner to Promote Digital Currencies The Digital Chamber is truly on the forefront of the Bitcoin industry.

    Perianne Boring Speaks On FinTech Regulation and CDC Goals

    | 2015/08/04 8:00 am
  • Since last week, Bitcoin has dropped a net total of approximately $10 (3.5%). This drop came after a brief surge to the high $290s; the Bitcoin price flirted with $300 but ultimately failed to break through the resistance. Furthermore, news of Mark Karpeles’ arrest seems to have indirectly affected the price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Just a few days ago, Mark Karpeles — the ex CEO of the now-defunct Mt Gox exchange

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 7/26 – 8/2: Markets Down, Vanillacoin Takes Lead

    | 2015/08/03 9:00 am
  • Aiming to expand in Asia, particularly in the Southeast, the leading exchange platform of digital currencies in Mexico, meXBT, has bought CoinRepublic, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency brokerage firm. Also read: Revealing Bitcoin’s Legality, the ZapChain Summit Despite the fact that there are a limited number of merchants accepting Bitcoin in Southeast Asia, cryptocurrency companies are entering the region to tap what they believe to be a huge potential. The region’s population is twice as large as that

    meXBT Acquires CoinRepublic Expands to Southeast Asia

    | 2015/08/01 3:00 pm
  • Ever since Benjamin Lawsky, former superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and the man behind the BitLicense, departed from his job and founded a virtual currency compliance consultancy firm, he has faced accusations of creating a conflict of interest. Also read: ShapeShift.io Refutes BitLicense, Halts Services in New York Area Soon after departing from the NYDFS, Benjamin registered the Lawsky Group in Delaware on June 17, 2015, his firm located at

    Ben Lawsky Rejects Conflict of Interest Accusations 

    | 2015/07/30 8:00 am
  • Cloud mining service providers have been facing hard times ever since the Bitcoin price dropped below $320. Whereas major Bitcoin cloud mining service providers had to shut down operations for an undisclosed amount of time, new companies started appearing all over the internet. XScrypt is one of those cloud mining companies, but it looks like the “company” has gone bust after multiple issues with payouts. Also read: MIT’s Enigma: Decentralized Cloud Platform with Guaranteed Privacy

    XScrypt Cloud Mining Provider Shows True Ponzi Colors?

    | 2015/07/28 8:00 am
  •   With a positive gain of around $20 this week, Bitcoin seems to be rebounding, perhaps for a potential break through the $300 barrier once again. The small bump in price is most likely associated with the positive news surrounding Gemini, the Bitcoin exchange in the making brought to you by the Winklevoss twins. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up If you haven’t heard yet, the Winklevoss twins have taken one step further to

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 7/19 – 7/26: BTC & LTC Rebound, $300 incoming?

    | 2015/07/27 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin, among other coins, saw both an increase in price followed by a hefty decrease in price shortly after. Bitcoin broke $300 after nearly a month of steady price gains. Unfortunately, the price was not able to stay there for more than a couple of days and since then price has fallen. While the price has attempted on multiple occasions for reentry into $300, the highest Bitcoin has been this week $294. Price has continued

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 7/12 – 7/19: BTC Down 10%, Markets Holding Steady

    | 2015/07/20 3:00 pm
  • Coinbelly is a company focused on Bitcoin information; with a blockchain, news aggregator, and price charts, Bitcoin users will have no problem following transactions, Bitcoin price, or Bitcoin news. Coinbelly takes it one step further with their hardware wallet, allowing you to keep your Bitcoins safe. I’m here today with Alexander Kent from Coinbelly.   Also read: Social Media Plays Pivotal Role in Bitcoin Media Consumption   Can you tell me what Coinbelly is trying to

    Exclusive Interview with Alexander Kent of Coinbelly

    | 2015/07/17 12:00 pm
  • Rising around $50 in price, Bitcoin had a crazy ride this week. Breaking the monotony that we’ve seen for the last 18 weeks with only single digit changes and the occasional bull run, the rise from $260 to $310 is reminiscent of the kind of trading we saw last year. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up With a steady buying pattern this week, Bitcoin users experienced steady gains in price with no signs of

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: BTC Breaks $300, Rise And Fall of LTC

    | 2015/07/13 2:00 pm
  • As more companies become aware of Bitcoin, as well as the potency of its underlying blockchain technology, the more they are integrating the technologies into product solutions offering new levels of efficiency never seen before. Also Read: United Airlines Flights Grounded Due to Centralized System Failure By taking a more decentralized approach, catastrophic system failures can be prevented, and companies will benefit from a more robust infrastructure, among other things. Since decentralized networks do not have a

    GAHC to Integrate Blockchain Technology in Arbitration Division

    | 2015/07/12 2:00 pm
  • Trestor is a technology non-profit company whose mission is to create the most efficient International service for money, payment, and markets. The Startup is focused on providing a global and accessible money and payment system with over 575 retail partners located across 66 countries. Trestor Network, or T-net, is a decentralized peer-to-peer network. Just like many other cryptocurrencies, anyone who wishes to contribute computation and bandwidth resources can become an active node and help run

    Trestor Foundation Provides A Solution For Greece Capital Controls

    | 2015/07/11 6:00 pm
  • In Europe, online gambling has recently caught the attention of regulators in several countries. This sudden interest has been sparked by a desire among regulators to do more to curb problems normally associated with gambling. Some solutions that have been offered include greater transparency, licensing measures, prohibitions that make it harder for minors to engage in online gambling, and stricter rules on marketing and advertising. The concerted efforts to make online gambling safer, which is being touted

    UK to Address Illegal Bitcoin Gambling Activities

    | 2015/07/10 9:00 pm
  • With the turmoil surround the situation that is developing in Greece, many are looking towards Bitcoin as a potential long-term solution to solving the problem as well as set a precedent if similar situations erupt. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Crypto Collider and is not responsible for its products and/or services. DNotes Alan Yong describes the situation as grave, with the potential for the situation to

    DNotes Alan Yong Comments Regarding Greece; Needs A Global Currency

    | 2015/07/08 6:00 pm
  • BitX has been building a global cryptocurrency platform that provides Bitcoin products and services — like wallets, exchanges, merchant integration, and APIs — to consumers, businesses, and developers, particularly in emerging markets. The company’s latest decision to launch operations in Nigeria marks another venture into an emerging market. Also read: BitX Takes its Bitcoin Services to Indonesia Headquartered in Singapore, BitX’s decision to launch its services in Nigeria is aimed at exploiting Bitcoin’s potential in Africa’s

    BitX Launches Operations in Nigeria as Part of Global Plan

    | 2015/07/08 8:00 am
  • The deadline for creditors to file claims against the bankrupt MtGox bitcoin exchange has been extended until July 29, 12:00 JST. Also read: MtGox Creditors May Get Their Money/Bitcoin Back! On April 22, 2015, the bankruptcy trustee created a system that enabled MtGox users to file claims against the exchange regarding their lost funds. Currently, the bankruptcy trustee is accepting bankruptcy claims filed by users using the system, an online method which the trustee claims to

    MtGox: Deadline for Filing Bankruptcy Extended

    | 2015/07/07 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin has done extremely well this week, rising from a low of $249 from the beginning of this week, all the way up to a high of $270, with price sitting at $269.61 currently. With Bitcoin known to receive significant market movement from global politics, it is no surprise Greece defaulting gave Bitcoin a $20 boost in price. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up Another event that has helped as well as slightly inhibited

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 6/28 – 7/5: BTC Up From BIP66, Greece as Litecoin Approaches $5

    | 2015/07/06 2:00 pm
  • A recent article by Forbes shows that Frontline Media Publications have started accepting the fact that Bitcoin is emerging as a leading option to help remittance market not just reduce cost but increase speed as well. Also Read: BitPesa Expands Bitcoin Remittance Service to Tanzania The blog post says: The global economy spent approximately $44 billion last year on fees for remittances. Remittances—money sent from one country to another—most often goes to low-income households and is

    Bitcoin is Transforming the Remittance Market Around the World

    | 2015/07/05 2:00 pm
  • This week, Bitcoin has seen stable gains, securing a 2.25% increase. While we did see some dips this week, Bitcoin never fell below the $240 threshold. After Bitcoin hit its low at $240, it rose quickly, hitting this week’s high at $252. Since then, Bitcoin has decreased slightly and is hovering just under $250. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Volume has been in the average range this week — possibly on the lower end

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 6/21 – 6/28: BTC Holds Steady, Mintcoin Demand Increases

    | 2015/06/29 8:00 am
  • BTC.SX, a trading platform which has brokered over 60,000 trades since 2013. In the first year of operation alone, BTC.SX has transacted over $50,000,000 worth of Bitcoin. With advanced features like 10:1 leverage to increase market exposure, as well as security features to keep your Bitcoins through cold storage and human audits. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with BTC.SX/Magnr and is not responsible for its products and/or

    BTC.SX Releases Bitcoin Savings Account, Rebrands to Magnr

    | 2015/06/24 6:00 pm