• Editor’s Note: This article has been changed to make the nature of the Bitcoin Africa Conference more clear. The name of this title is “Bitcoin Africa Conference,” and this is the first time the conference has been held. The author of this article was not saying that this Bitcoin conference is the very first one in Africa. We apologize for any misunderstanding.  As you may know, the world’s first  Bitcoin Africa Conference will be held

    Inside the First Annual Bitcoin Africa Conference: Lorien Gamaroff Offers Sneek Peek

    | 2015/04/13 7:01 pm
  • I had an opportunity to review a Ledger Nano hardware wallet. The wallet itself, which sells (with shipping) for about $51, features unique software paired with a physical USB stick. The wallet cannot be opened if the USB isn’t plugged in, making it so that a thief would need physical access to even attempt to gain control of your funds. The ledger wallet is locked with a pin code, enter it wrong three times and

    Review: Ledger Wallet, Secure Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

    | 2015/04/13 2:00 pm
  • 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
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa is going to host the inaugural Bitcoin African Conference on April 16 and 17, 2015. The two-day event will bring together merchants, investors, venture capitalists, start-ups and Bitcoin enthusiasts who are all looking to move Bitcoin forward in Africa. Also Read:  Bitcoin – Empowering Rural Economy’s and Protecting the Elephants in Africa The organizers of the Bitcoin Africa Conference plan to address many of the issues surrounding

    Cape Town to Host Inaugural Bitcoin Africa Conference

    | 2015/04/12 6:00 pm
  • Bitcoin can be earned in many ways, and there are quite a few people out there who wouldn’t mind receiving at least part of their monthly wage in bitcoin. This is especially true for small business owners and freelancers; it can be quite the hassle to wait for funds to come through traditional payment services. Hiveage, one of the most popular online billing services, is now accepting Bitcoin payments. Also read: RE/MAX London Accepts Bitcoin for Rent Payments Hiveage:

    Hiveage Now Lets You Bill Clients in Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/12 2:00 pm
  • Ever since Bitcoin gained more mainstream attention, it has become clear that certain groups of people were naturally attracted to the idea behind the digital currency. One of those groups were gamers, as they were able to put their powerful GPUs to work mining bitcoin in the early days. And as we have seen over the past year so, video gaming and Bitcoin still seem to go hand in hand. Also read: Xapo Releases New Comments on

    Xapo Brings Bitcoin To eSports Through New Partnerships

    | 2015/04/12 8:00 am
  • Bitlanders is a new social network that pays people for their content. With bitLanders, users that post blogs, videos, images, and share the best content will have an extra income paid by the social platform. Also read: BitLanders: A Social Network That Pays You in Bitcoin Last week, Bitcoinist published an article review of this social network. This week, we decided have a conversation with the bitLanders Co-Founder and CEO, Francesco Rully.   Where did you get the

    Interview with Bitlanders CEO Francesco Rulli

    | 2015/04/11 7:00 pm
  • Kaspersky Labs and INTERPOL have presented research in which they show how blockchain-based cryptocurrencies can potentially be abused with arbitrary data that can be disseminated through its public decentralized databases. Also Read: DBS Blockchain Hackathon These two entities addressed the issue at the BlackHat Asia conference in Singapore. They successfully demonstrated how arbitrary data can be injected into a digital currency decentralized database simply by using an exploit code that opens a notepad enabling corrupted

    Kaspersky and INTERPOL Say Blockchain is Vulnerable

    | 2015/04/11 1:00 pm
  • While several companies are trying to bring Bitcoin to mobile payment systems, one of the world’s biggest telecom providers has plans to invest in Silicon Valley’s Bitcoin startups. Orange SA, France’s leading telecom provider, and worldwide brand name, has grown fond of the technology powering digital currencies and wants to see how it can benefit its products in the future. Also read: Bitcoin Can Revolutionize the Telecommunications Sector Early Adopter Phase For Blockchain Technology One of the things

    Telecom Provider Orange Set to Invest in Bitcoin Startups

    | 2015/04/11 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin operations in Canada have taken a hit earlier this year, as two of its major exchanges had to shut down. Both Vault of Satoshi and CaVirtex — the leading Canadian bitcoin exchange — halted all Bitcoin-related services in Q1 of 2015. However, it looks like CaVirtex is far from done, as the exchange platform was recently acquired by New York-based bitcoin exchange Coinsetter. Also read: Virtex Shuts Down Unexpectedly, Customers Lose Funds. CaVirtex: Closing Down

    Coinsetter Acquires CaVirtex Bitcoin Exchange in Expansion

    | 2015/04/10 9:00 pm
  • A micropayment is a type of payment that uses relatively small amounts of money to purchase every day items, such as food and drink. Now that bitcoin’s user base is growing, it may end up being the “missing link” that makes micropayments a viable option for everyone. Also Read: Thoughts on Bitcoin Blocksize Economics. The micro-payment idea originated with banks in the early 90’s. It was a pretty solid idea; load around 150 dollars on a card to

    Is Bitcoin The Future of Micropayments?

    | 2015/04/10 7:00 pm
  • One key area where Bitcoin could make a splash is in the world of money remittances. As things stand right now, sending money overseas is a very costly business, with fee amounts running in double digits most of the time. Bitcoin is a borderless digital currency at low to 0 fees, making it a viable competitor. Bitspark, the world’s first end-to-end remittance service powered by Bitcoin, has recently partnered with Bitgo Inc. Also Read: BitGo Secures

    Bitspark Partners With BitGo To Offer Multi-sig Security

    | 2015/04/10 3:00 pm
  • One of the things we all want to know more about is how Bitcoin is faring in various countries around the world. With most of the Bitcoin-related efforts focusing on the US and Canada, the rest of the world seems to be neglected at times. But that doesn’t mean Bitcoin isn’t thriving around the world, as a recent interim survey report from BitcoinsInIreland tells us. Also Read: News Bits on: Rakuten will accept bitcoin,BIT,Bitcoin Nanosatellites

    International Bitcoin Survey Shows Interesting Trends

    | 2015/04/10 8:00 am
  • When it comes to Bitcoin wallets, there are so many different options to choose from. That being said, having so many different wallet applications does not necessarily make it easier to spend Bitcoin in the real world, which remains a big problem to this very date. OneBit is looking to change that, as this is a Bitcoin wallet that lets users pay anywhere in the world as long as the retailers accept MasterCard PayPass payments.

    OneBit Brings Bitcoin to Mastercard Paypass Terminals, Seeks Funding

    | 2015/04/09 7:00 pm
  • Many people see Bitcoin as just another way to send digital payments while it is about so much more than just money or even the financial aspect of Bitcoin and its technology. The main ideology of Bitcoin is to create an independent and equal financial infrastructure for everyone on this planet, especially those with no access to bank accounts. Also Read: Coinkite API Unlocks Potential for Bitcoin Developers, Merchants and Users Bitcoin – Financial Equality

    Coinkite Now Enables You To Send Bitcoin Via SMS Worldwide

    | 2015/04/09 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain Apparatus is a voting system based on the Blockchain, providing a transparent, secure and incorruptible voting system. Blockchain Apparatus has been developing several innovations and working to put software in control of will execution. The Denver-based startup announced this week their latest developments and their innovations are bound to change how people manage their estates. Also Read:  Response to Critics That Say The Blockchain Has No Value Blockchain Apparatus is one of several startups incubated

    Blockchain Apparatus Launches a New Trusted Will System

    | 2015/04/09 8:00 am
  • Editor’s Note: This article has been modified to correct an error in reporting. Previously, this article said that Jim Fulner was a “libertarian state senate candidate.” Fulner was actually a Libertarian Party candidate for US Senate. We apologize to Mr. Fulner for our mistake.  Bitcoin donations have been helping homeless people, Ebola patients, Edward Snowden, and hundreds of other causes. Now, bitcoin will be helping U.S. Senator Rand Paul fund his 2016 presidential campaign. Also Read:

    Rand Paul Accepts Bitcoin for 2016 Campaign Donations

    | 2015/04/08 8:00 pm
  • The two previous articles (part one and part two) in this series covered the basic mechanics of the blockchain and the largest problem the blockchain currently faces. Now, I will move on to the future of the blockchain. In the last part, I talked about a method of storing and time stamping any document on the blockchain through a fairly simple method. This method allows users to back legal claims using blockchain technology, all for about four

    All About: The Blockchain Part Three

    | 2015/04/08 3:00 pm
  • ShapeShift.io, is an instant online cryptocurrency exchange that provides instant currency exchange between many cryptocurrencies without having to open an account. This Thursday, ShapeShift.io announced it was integrating Counterparty (XCP), along with Moner (XMR) into its platform. Customers anywhere in the world will now be able to buy or sell XCP or XMR instantly with Bitcoin or over two dozen of other cryptocurrencies with the ShapeShift.io exchange platform. Also Read:  ShapeShift Raises £525k, Reveals its Mysterious

    Shapeshift.io Integrates Monero and Counterparty

    | 2015/04/08 12:00 pm
  • Buttercoin, an American start-up that provides digital currency exchange services, has announced that it will be closing its operations on April 10, 2015. According to the company, it is shutting down due to a lack of interest in Bitcoin among venture capital firms. Also Read: UK Plans to Regulate Bitcoin Exchanges Interestingly, the reason cited has surprised many Bitcoin observers, as lately there has been a lot of seed funding by venture capitalists in several

    Buttercoin Announces Permanent Shutdown on April 10th

    | 2015/04/08 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin technology is all about coming up with new and creative ways to unlock the technology driving this ideology. Over the past few years, we have seen many unique Bitcoin applications, most of which were developed during a hackathon. As a result of that success, Coinbase will be hosting BitHack V2, a six-week hackathon challenging developers to push Bitcoin to limits they never knew existed. Also Read: Coinbase Exchange Passes Bitstamp and BTC-e in Trading

    Coinbase Announces Bitcoin Hackathon BitHack V2

    | 2015/04/07 10:40 pm
  • Sean’s Outpost is a renowned homeless shelter that has been accepting bitcoin donations for quite some time now. One of the initiatives of Sean’s Outpost — called Satoshi Forest, a homage to Satoshi Nakamoto — has been the subject of a court case in the state of Florida. Justice has been served, as Satoshi Forest has been deemed legal, and homelessness is not a crime. Sean’s Outpost: A Brief Overview The reason why Sean’s Outpost

    Sean’s Outpost Wins Satoshi Forest Case

    | 2015/04/07 8:00 pm