• The UK government might be the next entity that starts using the Bitcoin blockchain for non-monetary purposes. Every day we see more news that makes us think, “Man… How many things can the blockchain do? What all is it good for?” With what appears to be constantly-growing capabilities, it’s no wonder the budding technology has so many advocates. Also read: How the Blockchain may be the Future of Wall Street Several businesses orient themselves around blockchain

    UK Government Might Be Next to Use the Bitcoin Blockchain

    | 2015/09/08 9:00 am
  • In this day and age, website viewers want to see content displayed in a beautiful manner, without too many ads ruining the experience. Or to be more precise, having no ads at all would be a better option, as advertisements lead to slower loading times, especially when using mobile devices. Monetizing content is becoming increasingly harder through relying on tried and tested models, and ad-blockers become more and more popular. Also read: Binary Options: Golden

    How Bitcoin Will Change The Mobile Advertising Strategy

    | 2015/09/08 8:16 am
  •       Money20/20 • 19 W 44th Street, Suite 1108 • New York, NY 10036   Money 20/20 is a large FinTech convention that is held every year. This year, Money 20/20 will be held from October 25, 2015 through October 28, 2015 at the Venetian in Las Vegas. The conference will host “10,000+ attendees, including 1,000+ CEOs and 500+ speakers from 3,000+ companies and 75+ countries.” Money 20/20 will cover several hot topics in

    Money 20/20 2015: Slash 20% off Conference Registration

    | 2015/09/08 5:39 am
  • Binary options are an alternative trading method that seems to be thriving within the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Many binary options platforms provide access to stocks, indices, commodities and foreign exchange, as a high-low binary, in which customers open their positions in relation to what will be the price move within a certain period of time. This is because the option runs on a certain period which means it has an expiry time and also a strike price.

    Binary Options: Golden Investment Opportunity for Bitcoin Users

    | 2015/09/07 8:51 pm
  • The payment world has evolved from cash transactions into a cashless ecosystem, as customers want to check out and pay for their goods with as little friction as possible. Contactless payments are on the rise in various countries, and in the United Kingdom, the average contactless payment transaction limit has been increased by 50%. Regardless of this change, additional infrastructure is required for merchants who want to make use of this system. Also read: Hackers Steal

    Contactless Payment Limit Increased in UK, Bitcoin a Viable Alternative

    | 2015/09/07 12:00 pm
  • Editor’s Note: This article has been modified to correct some factual inaccuracies. ItBit is not governed by BitLicense, it operates in the state of New York under a trust charter.  Following the path of his colleague Benjamin Lawsky, former New York Department of Financial Services general counsel Daniel Alter has moved into the private sector, joining itBit as the Bitcoin exchange’s general counsel. This former NYDFS regulator will also work as itBit’s Chief Compliance Officer. In

    Through the Revolving Door: NYDFS Regulator Joins ItBit as General Counsel

    | 2015/09/07 12:00 pm
  • This past week, the Bitcoin markets saw very little action, with last week’s sideways trend persisting. That is, however, until Sunday, when the Bitcoin price shot up $10 into the $240s range. With the Bitcoin XT drama finally settling down, and no changes in major fundamentals, it currently looks as if this latest spike is mostly speculative. Will this speculative surge liquidate itself, or will it establish a new fundamental support level? Also read: Bitcoinist

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin Price Rockets, FinTech Industry Stirs

    | 2015/09/07 8:00 am
  • Colu has recently announced its successful integration into Copay, a popular multisig wallet from Bitpay. The plugin used for Copay will allow the use of colored coins, giving users the ability to issue digital assets for virtually anything. I spoke to Mark Smargon, VP Product & Founder of Colu regarding the new plugin, and what it means for Colu, Coloredcoins, and Copay. Concurrently, ColoredCoins.org is extending an open invite to all developers who wish to be

    Exclusive Interview: Colu Releases Plugin for Copay

    | 2015/09/05 8:00 am
  • Consumer privacy has been a hot topic for over a year now, and it looks like a new ruling by the Department of Justice might move things along in the right direction. Federal law enforcement agencies will be forced to be more transparent about cell-phone surveillance technology. While this decision is only a small step in the right direction, it is setting a precedent for future rulings protecting consumer privacy. Also read: HORNET Combines User

    DOJ Tightens Requirements for Cell Site Simulators, Blockchain Offers More Transparency

    | 2015/09/04 11:38 am
  • Imagine a world where any business or company could go public without the excessive and often unfair costs involved. A place where the stock market did not control the future of our children and fluctuate our daily expenses based on nothing more than a few personal gains. These gains owned by few who — through the use of the media and internal conversations — manipulate the future of our global wealth. Wealth that could be

    Overstock’s TØ Platform is Reinventing Wall Street

    | 2015/09/04 8:00 am
  • Ross Ulbricht, founder of the infamous Silk Road drug market, will be remembered as one of bitcoin’s most relevant contributors, a man that grew bitcoin’s relevance to extraordinary levels, and became instantly popular following his arrest. Silk Road was a dark net market that ran on the TOR Network. At its peak, Silk Road accounted for 70% of all dark net drug sales. People wondered whether Ulbricht’s arrest was justified; consequently, his prison sentence became controversial as well. In

    Former US Federal Agent Pleads Guilty to $800,000 Bitcoin Theft

    | 2015/09/03 8:00 am
  • The authoritarian government in Turkey has charged three journalists working for Vice News for ‘engaging in terrorist activity’ on behalf of ISIL (ISIS). The charge according to the government is that one of the three journalists used encryption software on his personal computer which is often used by the ISIL. Also Read: Teaching Encryption Soon to Be Illegal in Australia Out of the three journalists charged, the two are from Britain (Jake Hanrahan and Philip

    Encryption Under Attack in Turkey as 3 Journalists for Vice Are Jailed

    | 2015/09/02 6:41 pm
  • In this day and age, no source of information is safe from prying eyes and hackers attempting to breach databases. Every so often, a company will accidentally leak confidential data, to great chagrin of affected individuals. In the case of a London HIV clinic, the leak of patient data could prove to be quite costly. There is no better time for decentralized record-keeping solutions and blockchain technology it seems. Also read: Tim Draper-Backed DataWallet Pays

    HIV Clinic Data Leak Shows Clear Need For Autonomous Solutions Using Blockchain Technology

    | 2015/09/02 11:12 am
  • Bitcoin mining company BitFury’s CEO Valery Vavilov has been clear on the company’s stance in the Bitcoin block size debate. When we contacted him for his thoughts on the debate, Valery sent a full statement detailing where BitFury stood on the issue and why. While going over this statement with BitFury, they gave us access to the news of their new 16nm chip announcement. The timing of this release follows its climb to the second largest hash rate provider in

    BitFury CEO Talks BIP 100 and Announces 16nm Bitcoin Mining ASIC Chip Tapeout

    | 2015/09/02 9:00 am
  • College can be an exciting and monumental time for many people. As the Wizard tells the Scarecrow, “Men enter universities, and when they come out, they think deep thoughts.” While this statement still holds true today, many of those thoughts focus new technologies and ideas. Until now, it wasn’t uncommon to run into students majoring in subjects such as psychology, communications, or even nursing. So many degrees to choose from, but if none of them fit

    Bitcoin Education Grows as Universities Begin Offering Crypto Classes

    | 2015/09/02 8:00 am
  • The current Bitcoin block size debate has dragged in everyone from all corners of the Bitcoin industry. Miners and Mining pools have recently begun to have their say, with nearly all of them supporting an increase in block size. However, with over 62% supporting the BIP100 variant, the XT proposal has been left for dead. At any rate, XT sparked a needed debate in the Bitcoin community. While all of this has been going on,

    Exclusive Interview With Jihan Wu of Bitmain on S7, Block Size Debate and More

    | 2015/09/01 7:50 pm
  • One of the major disadvantages associated with centralized services is how they can enforce exclusivity rules in certain cases. With the “war of game streamers” heating up between Twitch and Youtube, exclusivity deals are already being forced upon partners. Depending on whether or not individual streamers have monetized their game streaming, these decisions might be a determining factor. If only there were a decentralized solution to tackle this problem. Also read: Move Over Periscope and

    Streamium Can Benefit From War Between Twitch and Youtube Gaming

    | 2015/09/01 3:00 pm
  • An interesting collaboration has been formed between BitGive Foundation, Factom, BitPesa, The Water Project and The Plug and Play Accelerator. Such a partnership would not come to fruition without a good reason, and all noses are pointed in the same direction. There is one simple goal for this effort: building a transparent donation platform connecting donors to the results of their generosity. Also read: BitGive Asks for Donations for Bitcoin Community Services Ending Non-Profit Accountability

    BitGive Addresses Non-Profit Accountability With Bitcoin Technology

    | 2015/09/01 9:34 am
  • It was only a matter of time until this “war” between decentralized car-sharing services and regular car drivers would lead to some positive news. Hailing a ride with a mobile application is not only convenient, but it also allows for automated payment processes. Most of Uber’s and Lyft’s success comes from the ability to get a ride by tapping your phone a few times. Now, in an attempt to stay competitive, New York’s yellow cab drivers

    New York Cab Drivers Fight Uber and Lyft With Arro, Bitcoin Payments Soon?

    | 2015/09/01 8:00 am
  • A recent wave of malware has allowed hackers to steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest recorded theft of its kind. Fortunately for mainstream users, the malware only affects devices which are jailbroken. Named Keyraider, the malware works through the popular Cydia platform which acts as an underground App Store, allowing jailbroken devices to purchase apps that Apple would/has banned from the official App Store. Once a device has been compromised, hackers can gather data

    Hackers Steal Record Number of Apple Accounts with IOS Malware

    | 2015/08/31 9:53 pm
  • Victor Pascucci, the head of corporate development at USAA, says blockchain technology is game changer, and that he has not seen many technologies that meet this description during his nearly 20 years in the VC sector. Thus, Pascucci has stated his organization is developing a thesis on the application of the blockchain. Also read: How the Blockchain may be the Future of Wall Street So far, the most involved the USAA has been in the blockchain

    USAA Develops Thesis on Blockchain Technology

    | 2015/08/31 3:00 pm
  • If there was ever a doubt regarding how little innovation there has been in the financial sector over the past 50 years, the recent NatWest outage and HSBC payment issues are a fine example. The banking system as we all know it is struggling to keep up with new forms of technology, and the sector needs a major overhaul to say the least. While these issues took place, the Bitcoin network carried on like nothing

    NatWest And HSBC Payment Network Issues, Bitcoin Carries On Like Usual

    | 2015/08/31 1:13 pm
  • One of the many reasons why Bitcoin attracts a lot of attention is that virtual currency can be a powerful tool for charities around the world. Rather than relying on credit card and wire transfer payments, both of which are subject to fees and delays, Bitcoin donations are instantaneous at a fraction of the cost. But not every “entity” claiming to accept Bitcoin donations does it for the right reasons. Also read: Cubits-Wikando Partnership Expands Charity Bitcoin

    Beware of This ALS Fundraiser Accepting Bitcoin Donations

    | 2015/08/31 9:00 am