• Brilliant minds around the worth are continually exploring the options and possibilities associated with Bitcoin technology. One of the things where Bitcoin could play a major role is in the world of finance, as digital currency works the same way around the world, regardless of any country borders. Could micro-financing become a future use case for Bitcoin? Let’s find out. Also read: Kraken Introduces Margin Trading Bitcoin Is Suitable for Peer-to-peer Lending It is not

    ProudSource Puts New Spin on Bitcoin Peer-to-peer Lending

    | 2015/06/05 8:00 am
  • This week in Bitcoin, we saw a straight trend downwards, with no reversals or bounces. The price briefly held at $240, peaking at $242, and then proceeded to slowly depreciate until it hit a floor at $228 — decreasing nearly 5% over the last seven days. Since then, the price has recovered slightly and is hovering at $230. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Bitcoin’s depression in price is most likely due to the attention OKCoin

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/24-5/31: Bitcoin Falls Below $230, Ripple Rebounds, Vertcoin Holds Steady

    | 2015/06/02 12:59 am
  • This interview was conducted before Changpeng Zhao’s post in /r/bitcoin explaining how OKCoin failed to respect its gentlemen’s contract. Therefore, that Reddit post acts as further support for Roger Ver, who shares his point of view below. Also read: To Avoid Legal Hassle With Roger Ver, OKCoin Stops Managing OKCoin.com Below the interview, readers can find excperts from Zhao’s Reddit post. Reading the emails OKCoin and you exchanged, no where does it appear that OKCoin

    Roger Ver on OKCoin’s Breach of Contract, Changpeng Zhao’s Latest Revelations

    | 2015/06/01 8:00 am
  • The developer of Genesis Coin, the physical cryptocoins, says that he will now be selling his products exclusively on Bitcointalk.org for the first month of the release. Currently, he has 300 coins available for purchase; if there are any left after the first month, the developer will open up to other sale avenues. Also read: Citi Suggests UK Government Create its Own Digital Currency In his detailed post, wheelz1200 says he will be selling a total of

    Genesis Coins to be Sold on Bitcointalk.org

    | 2015/05/31 3:00 pm
  • ShapeShift.io is an instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange innovative service. The exchange platform is very popular within the community for allowing users to trade their altcoins instantly without having to register or create an account. Shapeshift.io also allows merchants to receive various cryptocurrencies and trade them for their digital asset of choice. Also read: ShapeShift.io Adds Tether USD to its Instant Exchange Since the beginning of this year, Shapeshift.io has been vigorously growing and introducing new

    ShapeShift.io Adds Monacoin, Vertcoin, Infinitecoin

    | 2015/05/30 3:00 pm
  • The United Kingdom, is often one of the friendlier places when it comes to Bitcoin legality, especially when compared to US regulation, such as the New York BitLicense. Citi, a global banking and financial corporation, recommended that the UK take its acceptance one step further with the creation of a UK cryptocurrency. Also Read:Are Wall Street and The Banks Trying to Circumvent the Bitcoin Blockchain? In a document submitted by Citi to the British government, Citi

    Citi Suggests UK Government Create its Own Digital Currency

    | 2015/05/27 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoin has made a healthy bounce back since we hit our weekly low of $233 around the night of May 18th. However, Bitcoin only made an additional gain of 1.8% during the week. Also Read: Last week’s Market Wrap Up Between the 17th, and 24th,  we’ve saw the Bitcoin price fall from $237 to $232, with most of the 2.1% decline occurring in a couple hours between the 18th and 19th. In that same time frame, we also saw

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/17 – 5/24: BTC Slight Gains, BC and VTC Surge

    | 2015/05/25 8:00 am
  • For the first two or three years, arguably Bitcoin was a toy for nerds, and some dissenters might even go to say Bitcoin is just for anarchists and liberalists. However, as more people used it, and more companies started accepting it, Venture Capitalists and Wall Street started catching on. Also Read: Wall Street is Quickly Moving in on Bitcoin First it was just the small seed investment round here and there, usually investments below $100,000

    Are Wall Street and The Banks Trying To Circumvent the Bitcoin Blockchain?

    | 2015/05/24 9:00 am
  • BitPesa has made a name for itself in the world of Bitcoin-enabled remittance services. Up until this point, though, most of BitPesa’s efforts have been focused on Kenya, one of the most underbanked countries in the world. But yesterday, the company announced its expansion into Tanzania. Also read: BitPesa Raises $1.1 Million to Expand to New African Countries BitPesa: Sending Money To and From Africa Made Easy The remittance market is being dominated by a handful

    BitPesa Expands Bitcoin Remittance Service to Tanzania

    | 2015/05/21 3:00 pm
  • Kraken, a popular San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Wednesday on the /r/BitcoinMarkets subreddit that its new margin trading option entered Beta launch. The launch of this option comes right after another popular exchange, Poloniex, opened a similar feature a few days ago. Also read: Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Revamps Their Website for Margin Trading What is Margin Trading? Margin Trading is the practice of buying stock with money borrowed from a broker. In this arrangement, the investor makes a

    Kraken Introduces Margin Trading

    | 2015/05/21 8:00 am
  • A clandestine operation conducted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), in conjunction with the United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has resulted in the toppling of an international illegal operation connected to bitcoin. The activities were partially funded through bitcoin and occurred through the so called “dark web,” which is a distributed network  where many online black market services are provided. Also read: Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty of Running Silk Road According to the press release issued

    Authorities Uncover Bitcoin-Funded Gunrunning Operation

    | 2015/05/20 7:00 pm
  • Since last week’s Market Wrap Up, Bitcoin has taken a dive in price, dipping 2.25% from a high of around $244 to $236.50 as of press time. Compared to the mid-week update over on BTC.com, the change is much more sudden as the plunge from $244 to $236 occurred in the later hours of May 13. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up There seems to be no bad “seed” of news that whales could be

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/10-5/17: BTC Plunges, Ripple Still Down, EAC Up

    | 2015/05/18 8:00 am
  • This week has seen much sideways movement from Bitcoin, but nothing that will impact Bitcoin in the long term. Bitcoin started the week in the mid $230s, where it proceeded to decrease slowly to a bottom of $230 around Thursday. On some exchanges like Bitfinex, it even dipped a little below that, briefly touching $228. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up After it had hit the floor, Bitcoin rose $20 in two days, peaking

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/3-5/10: Bitcoin Sideways, XMR, VRC, and NET Solid Performers

    | 2015/05/11 8:00 am
  • At this point in time, with Bitcoin becoming increasingly relevant in the mainstream, outside observers are becoming less skeptical and are now genuinely curious about the currency’s potential. They have accepted that Bitcoin’s code is strong, and arguments that Bitcoin has no “real” value are waning. Many people in the mainstream no longer question whether Bitcoin can be integrated into the global financial system, but instead speculate on how it will be integrated. Also read:

    Bitcoin: Currency vs Transaction Tool

    | 2015/05/06 7:00 pm
  • Cryptocurency markets have been very promising this week. Bitcoin started out at $220 and has crept up to approximately $240, making for a net gain of 9.5% for the week. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Volume has remained fairly level this week, currently sitting just under $18 million — a healthy sign of natural trading without whale influence. The market graph shows a “tick-tock” pattern where the price will peak, move sideways, and then peak again. After

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/26-5/3: Market Trends Upward, Litecoin Similar Patterns & Vericoin Skyrockets

    | 2015/05/04 8:00 am
  • Interesting days are ahead for Bitcoin enthusiasts in the United Kingdom. Despite the difficulties Bitcoin businesses face when trying to secure UK banking partnerships, Coinbase has managed to expand its operations to the country. UK residents will also be able to buy, sell and trade bitcoin on the Coinbase Exchange. Also read: Purse Partners Up With Coinbase Coinbase in the UK: Lots of Options United Kingdom residents will now be able to use Coinbase Wallet in order to

    Coinbase Exchange Takes Its Services To The UK

    | 2015/05/02 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin experienced common symptoms of what I would like to call market manipulation: sudden rise of value followed by a steady decrease in price, punctuated with a sudden and sharp decrease in price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up If nothing else from this article sticks, just know that this week in Bitcoin that the price fluctuated from the low $220s, rising all the way up to $240, where it then decreased and hit

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/19-4/26: Market Slides, DASH & ZiftrCOIN Squeeze Through

    | 2015/04/27 8:00 am
  • Coinmate.io, a new UK-registered bitcoin exchange has just launched. Coinmate.io features USD/bitcoin trading, 0.2% trading fees, and free deposits and withdrawals for Euros, Czech Koruna, and the Polish Zloty. Launched on April 15th, Coinmate.io aims to provide a quality exchange service for Europe and the rest of the world. Coinmate.io is equipped with multiple layers of security to protect users. Also read: Interpol Creates its Own Cryptocurrency to Fight Virtual Currency Crime Disclaimer: The author

    Coinmate.io: New Bitcoin Exchange Launches in Europe

    | 2015/04/21 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin continued to decline from the $240s earlier this week, hitting a floor at around $220. The price is currently retesting new levels between $220 and $230, but that seems to be a losing battle with the price still trending downwards. Also read: Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 4/5-4/15: BTC, LTC, and Dash Down, Crave Cut Short Volume has also been quite low this week, reaching slightly over $15 million for today’s 24 hour trading volume. This

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 4/12 – 4/19: Market Patterns Continue, Crave Bounces Back

    | 2015/04/20 8:00 am
  • The bitcoin price is down once again this week — by approximately 9.7% — and volume has been extremely low as well, which comes to more of a shock to people than the price. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up As of press time, bitcoin’s total 24 hour USD volume was $12.2 million, lower than the average $15 – $20 million USD volume we see on a typical day of trading. Price has flatlined in the

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 4/5 – 4/12: BTC, LTC, and DASH Down, Crave Cut Short

    | 2015/04/13 8:00 am
  • Since last week, bitcoin has rebounded; the price is up 7.04% in the last seven days, with a 2.95% increase in the last 24 hours. While there has been the usual amount of both good and bad news regarding bitcoin, what makes this week special is that people are starting to realize the digital scarcity Satoshi originally intended. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Summary Bitcoin Market Analysis Recently we have passed the 14 millionth Bitcoin that

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 3/29 – 4/5: BTC Rebounds to $260, Privacy Coins Dominate Altcoin Market

    | 2015/04/06 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin on Wall street has been the subject of many headlines in 2015 thus far. As bitcoin makes headway in the financial world, the signs are clear, Wall Street is quickly moving in on bitcoin. Also Read: Interview with David and Ron of Digital Currency Labs The Wall Street Journal reports: Amid a slew of deals involving prominent finance and tech companies lie signs that the U.S. business establishment is exploring innovative new enterprise uses for digital

    Wall Street is Quickly Moving in on Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/04 8:00 am
  • When it comes to explaining bitcoin to a novice user, you will eventually run into the problem of finding a suitable bitcoin wallet for them to use. There are plenty of good wallets out there, but wouldn’t it be easier if they could use an exchange wallet to begin with? However, considering that several bitcoin exchanges have been hacked over the past few months, storing your coins in an exchange wallet might not seem like a good idea.

    Safello Exchange Unveils Bitcoin Wallet Service

    | 2015/04/02 3:00 pm