• Another rise in the bitcoin price — since our last price piece, bitcoin has jumped up by about $3, and is hovering around $673 at press time. With the highly-anticipated block reward halving drawing ever-near, this bump might be an indicator for an even larger rally in the coming days. Also read: Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin Price Back Up? The Halving: What’s Going to Happen? The halving month has finally arrived, and this

    The Halving Month Is Here; What Will Happen to the Bitcoin Price?

    | 2016/07/06 5:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency grows in Japan, and Litecoin is coming back with a vengeance. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Have a gander at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin ZAIF Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif is adding XEM currency to its platform. The company repeatedly appears in the headlines, and adding new digital currencies to its trading platform. XEM currently holds heavy power in

    Industry Report: Is Litecoin Making a Comeback?

    | 2016/07/05 11:00 pm
  • The bitcoin price started a brief lateral movement period to accomplish the end of its first main technical cycle. Now, a congestion area is providing an accumulation opportunity, with support at $600 and resistance at $820, preparing for the rise to $1800. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance  Technical Analysis: Expect Resistance Long-Term Analysis The past rounded-bottom is history, and now fundamentals, political factors and news are inconsistent

    Technical Analysis: Roman Circus at the Bitcoin Exchange?

    | 2016/07/05 8:45 pm
  • Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif continues to make media headlines in quick succession as of late. The company announced on July 3rd how they had added the XEM cryptocurrency to their trading platform. Keeping in mind how XEM has seen a spectacular value increase over the past few months, this is not entirely surprising. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance It is not uncommon for cryptocurrency exchanges to add

    Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Adds XEM Trading Market

    | 2016/07/04 5:02 am
  • The Litecoin Association has released a roadmap for the future of the well-known cryptocurrency, introducing new software clients, protocol improvements, and the expansion of the various communication and governance structures. Also read: Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference The main points of the roadmap concern software for both consumers and miners, touching on a new membership drive for the Litecoin Association (LA), legal issues, and communication with the Litecoin community. Litecoin Is Back

    Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance

    | 2016/07/03 2:59 pm
  • Popular bitcoin gambling service FortuneJack has launched a new giveaway promotion, distributing up to 1000 mBTC per day to 10 lucky winners. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Dubbed “LuckyJack,” this new promotional giveaway is open to anyone who has deposited at least 10 mBTC on the FortuneJack platform, as long

    FortuneJack Launches ‘LuckyJack’ Giveaway: Win 100mBTC Per Day

    | 2016/07/03 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain development platform Lisk now has its crypto-token LSK listed on ShapeShift, Yuanbao and CoinPayments. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. According to the development team, adoption has been “steadily growing” since the launch, gaining interest from “payment processors and online merchants.” Now supported by ShapeShift.io, a highly-popular cryptocurrency exchange, traders

    Lisk Adoption Growing as Currency Added to ShapeShift Exchange

    | 2016/07/02 3:00 pm
  • In a conference at Toronto, the heart of the Canadian blockchain industry, technologist and author of Mastering Blockchain, Andreas Antonopoulos, gave a chilling keynote urging technologist to invest in core skills around blockchain and not to worry and speculate about price swings of virtual currencies. Also read: Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe He made many parallels around past technologies, where technologists who invested in learning the core technologies like .NET, Java, and HTML

    Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference

    | 2016/07/02 12:00 pm
  • China loves digital currency, France wants to fight it, and the FBI doesn’t know how to handle it. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency news? Check out the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Thieves Abound As Popularity Skyrockets CHINA China has proposed a new civil law that recognizes the people’s right to own virtual assets. This includes bitcoin and additional cryptocurrencies. The civil code was introduced in the National People’s Congress

    Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin

    | 2016/07/02 9:00 am
  • The bitcoin price is back up! Following a scary and wavering period of political turmoil and financial devaluation, bitcoin has returned to $670 USD and beyond at press time. Also read: Bitcoin Price Down, But Gaining Popularity in UK Following Brexit Bitcoin is getting people excited again, and the reasons for the rise are likely due to several factors. For one thing, the Brexit vote has come to an end. Britain is leaving the EU, and

    Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin Price Back Up?

    | 2016/07/02 5:00 am
  • ATLANTA, July 1, 2016 — Blockchain-based startup, Smart Defense Technologies, has announced the introduction of Blocksafe, the first ever “smart gun” system that utilizes blockchain technology. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation The Blocksafe infrastructure works for smart devices and locks that mount on guns, allowing gun owners to effectively monitor and control the use of their weapons. Blocksafe Chairman and CEO Kevin Barnes is a military veteran and blockchain developer who

    Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe

    | 2016/07/01 5:07 pm
  • Hospital IT security is not up to par, as a recent reported indicated. It looks like the threat is far more real than anticipated, as a new wave of IoT device attacks is taking place as we speak. Medical services, ranging from CT scanners to dialysis pumps, are targeted by hackers. Albeit these assailants will not shut down the machines, they are trying to retrieve confidential patient information. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in

    Hackers Target Medical IoT Devices To Obtain Prescription Drugs

    | 2016/07/01 3:54 am
  • The story of Silk Road is far from finished by the look of things. Gary Davis, also known as Libertas on the deep web marketplace, is fighting his extradition to the US. If he is successful in doing so, he will not be charged for his alleged involvement in Silk Road. The FBI strongly feels they have evidence linking his real identity to that of the Libertas administrator position on the platform. Also read: Running

    FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation

    | 2016/06/30 4:08 am
  • With a current return-on-investment of 10-18% annually, many are wondering how to launch a Dash masternode. Luckily — unlike in the world of mining — detailed information on how to begin is not difficult to come by. But for interested investors who don’t own 1000 Dash now and won’t in the foreseeable future, what is a protocol-level, decentralized solution for the long-term? Also read: Incentivized Model a Healthy Way to Encourage Blockchain Growth? The answer

    Running a Masternode: Setup, Buying Shares, Earning ‘Interest’

    | 2016/06/29 11:53 pm
  • In the “biggest betting event since the 2014 World Cup,” SportsBet.io has already awarded 36 BTC in prizes and two tickets to the European Championship final match as part of its Euro 2016 betting event. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Starting in June, SportsBet’s Euro 2016 betting event has been

    SportsBet.io Euro 2016 Event in Full Swing, 36 BTC Awarded So Far

    | 2016/06/29 6:00 pm
  • Kraken grows its empire, a new strain of malware is spreading, and a bitcoin auction occurs in Australia. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Take a look at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin ‘Hooking Up’ With Traditional Finance RANSOMWARE Cerber, regarded as one of the most dangerous types of bitcoin ransomware existing today, has been cloned as an undisclosed type of malware that targets Office 365 users, and

    Industry Report: Bitcoin Thieves Abound As Popularity Skyrockets

    | 2016/06/29 11:59 am
  • A core issue of Bitcoin’s scalability debate centers around blockchain network strength and continued decentralization as the digital currency’s user base continues to grow. Disclaimer: This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex Group and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Critics wonder if the network will ever be able to handle the workload that would be created by mainstream usage. One

    Incentivized Model a Healthy Way to Encourage Blockchain Growth?

    | 2016/06/29 9:00 am
  • The Brexit vote has come and gone, and while anti-Brexit petitions have arisen among the turmoil, many U.K. residents who have their savings stored in British pounds recently woke up to discover themselves eight percent poorer than what they’re used to. Also read: Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate Move the Price? Bitcoin Price Is Falling, Still Doing Much Better Than the Pound The British Pound has fallen in value since the Brexit

    Bitcoin Price Down, but Gaining Popularity in UK Following Brexit

    | 2016/06/29 5:00 am
  • In this day of mass surveillance and privacy awareness, CCTV cameras are often forgotten about. But as it turns out, these monitoring devices can serve an even nefarious purpose, albeit unwillingly. Security researchers uncovered a botnet operating on 25,000 CCTV cameras. This attack targeted a small jewelry store website, which was unavailable for several days. Also read: A Politician from Paris Wants to Ban Bitcoin Although most people are well aware of how CCTV cameras

    Global CCTV Botnet Successfully Executed DDoS Attack

    | 2016/06/29 4:42 am
  • Sometimes it feels like the only way Bitcoin makes headlines is either through a price change or ransomware. Cerber, one of the most dangerous types of Bitcoin ransomware alive today, has been cloned into a new variant. As a result, this undisclosed type of malware can target Office 365 users through a zero-day attack. It is very well possible millions of business users have been affected already. Also read: Russian Policymakers Set To Deal Another

    Office 365 Zero-day Leads To Ransomware Phishing Attacks

    | 2016/06/28 5:22 am
  • The bitcoin price has accomplished its first technical cycle, and a congestion area could institute a trading box for the next 3 months, depending on fundamentals, political factors and news before a new rise to the annual objective near $1800 USD. Also read: Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate Move the Price? Bitcoin Price Headed for Period of Congested Trading Long Term Analysis Prices had arrived to their long term technical objective, ending the cycle.

    Technical Analysis: Light at End of Tunnel for Bitcoin Price

    | 2016/06/28 5:00 am
  • It if were up to Russian policymakers, Internet controls will become even more strict in the country moving forward. Labeled as an anti-terrorism campaign, there are plans to increase online surveillance measures. If this were to happen, ISPs would need to log metadata about customers for at last three years. Should this proposal pass, encryption will not safeguard user privacy anymore in the country. Also read: Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate Move

    Russian Policymakers Set To Deal Another Blow To Encryption

    | 2016/06/27 4:41 am
  • Another bitcoin price hike is in the books following the unexpected Brexit. At press time, bitcoin has started a recovery and is now hovering around $655 USD. Also read: Bitcoin Price Suffers Nasty Plunge, but It’s Too Early to Panic Bitcoin and Brexit Bitcoin was doing quite well last week, having surpassed the $700 without much trouble, but ironically, things took quite a plunge at the same time that the UK voted to leave the EU.

    Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate Move the Price?

    | 2016/06/26 9:00 am