• Clef, the two-factor authentication service from the future, has partnered with crypto crowdfunding platform, Koinify, as it expands its security offering into the Bitcoin world. When deciding to go with a two-factor authentication service, Koinify chose Clef because “its a fresh new solution to the 2FA problem,” stated Tom Kysar, Community Lead at Koinify. Also read: Clef: Bitcoin Adoption and Phishing Protection “I’ve personally gotten tired of having to type in a 6-digit random number, sometimes I

    Koinify Integrates Clef For More Secure 2FA

    | 2015/03/19 3:00 pm
  • Welcome back to Bitcoin Taxes, our special series over Bitcoin taxation with Mr. Daniel Winters. This week, we will be talking about what you should do when you work for Bitcoin rather than fiat currency. As a reminder, be sure to read last week’s article which covered the basics of Bitcoin taxation within the United States if you have not done so already. Each week we will build upon the previous article to cover a

    Bitcoin Taxes: Working for Bitcoin

    | 2015/03/19 8:00 am
  • A little while ago, we introduced our loyal readers to E-Coin, a company selling Bitcoin debit cards which are available right now for a very modest fee. Earlier today, I received a new email from the E-Coin team regarding the new design of its Bitcoin debit card, which marks the first step towards issuing branded cards. New Neutral Bitcoin Debit Card Design Due to banking relations with MyChoice Corporate in Gibraltar — a subsidiary company of Wave

    E-Coin Gets Closer To Issuing Branded Bitcoin Debit Card

    | 2015/03/18 8:00 am
  • Coinapult announced that they have had their hot bitcoin wallet compromised.   The amount of BTC they said is 150 coins.  The hack comes on the heels of their deal with Factom.  Bitcoinist covered the news on their deal. Also Read:  Factom Partners With Coinapult As It Preps Software Sale From the article about their working with Factom. Coinapult CEO, Ira Miller, had the following to say: Coinapult melds trustless, blockchain-based tokens like Bitcoin with

    Coinapult Report 150 Bitcoins Stolen From Their Hot Wallet

    | 2015/03/17 10:20 pm
  • Yesterday, a security notice was launched in Authy’s blog. An independent security researcher from Sakurity found a bug in the popular 2FA app Authy. Egor Homakov was responsible for finding a Format Injection vulnerability that affected the Authy service through a commonly used open source library.

    Independent Researcher Finds Authy Vulnerability

    | 2015/03/17 9:15 pm
  • Avalon has a storied name in the Bitcoin ASIC Mining industry. As one of the first companies to produce and ship ASIC gear, they had several models that were excellent sellers. Simple to use and powerful at the same time. Other manufacturers have stepped up in power and performance since those days. Canaan Creative CO., LTD the company behind the current Avalon name released not too long ago the Avalon 4.1 Bitcoin ASIC miner. The

    Review: Avalon 4.1, 1 th/s Bitcoin ASIC Miner, Quiet Power

    | 2015/03/17 3:00 pm
  • With approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Bitcoin Investment Trust (BIT) is set to be the first publicly traded bitcoin fund. The exchange beats the famous Winklevoss Twins in their attempt to create the first Bitcoin ETF. The Winklevoss Twins’ exchange has been ready for more than a year, but has failed to launch due to not getting regulatory approval. The reason for the delay is that they are trying to create

    BIT to be The First Publicly Traded Bitcoin Fund

    | 2015/03/17 8:00 am
  • From the very beginning, Bitcoin was designed as a p2p financial platform. This allowed easier use of money, also opening the ability to request loans directly from a lender and not a bank. BTCLend facilitates the ability to lend your Bitcoin (as well as Paycoin) and passively earn interest on it. I spoke to the BTCLend team regarding their initiative, progress, and outlook. Also Read:  Stellar Plans To Improve MicroFinance Industry What are the services BTCLend

    BTCLEND: Peer to Peer lending platform (Exclusive Interview)

    | 2015/03/16 9:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin Market was sent on a rollercoaster this weekend, keeping traders on the edge of their seats. Price was close to breaking the psychological barrier of $300, but fell short at a high of around $298. Also Read: Last Weeks Market Wrap Up Volume exceeded $80 million at one point during the week, and with the market in a bullish mood, optimism stayed high throughout the week. Wall Street influenced this heavily, with the

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up: 3/8 – 3/15 : BTC,LTC,DRK Maintain Momentum

    | 2015/03/16 8:00 am
  • Coinapult and Factom have struck a strategic partnership! As part of the collaboration, Coinapult will leverage Factom’s technology to enhance their transparency efforts, and Factom will use Coinapult as an important part of hedging value collected during its factoid software sale. Also read: Tradle and Factom: Delivering Blockchain Economies Of Scale Peter Kirby, President of Factom, commented on the partnership, stating: Factom’s immutable ledger technology can help Coinapult create more transparent and accountable records to serve their customers

    [VIDEO] Factom Partners With Coinapult As It Preps Software Sale

    | 2015/03/15 3:00 pm
  • Paycoinpoker.com, a premium cryptocurrency poker site, is packed full of unique features that set it ahead of the others. First off, Paycoinpoker.com accepts more cryptocurrencies than any other poker site, they also offer a first time deposit bonus match up to 1 BTC (~350 XPY). In addition to the first time deposit bonus, there has never been a better time to start playing on Paycoinpoker.com! New players can try out the site for free, getting

    Paycoinpoker: Spectacular Cryptocurrency Poker

    | 2015/03/15 8:00 am
  • When it comes to Bitcoin discussions, one of the arguments you are bound to encounter is the fact that you can’t pay your real-life bills with digital currency. Technically speaking, that is always incorrect, as you can convert Bitcoin to fiat currency and pay bills. If you live in Europe, however, you can also use a service called BitBill.eu. Use Bitcoin To Pay Any Type of Bill BitBill is hybrid between traditional banking and digital currencies

    BitBill: Paying Bills with Bitcoin

    | 2015/03/14 3:00 pm
  • In a recent report by Goldman Sachs, the Chinese Yuan is now used in about 80% of Bitcoin exchange transactions. In addition to this, they stated that Bitcoin is a megatrend that could redefine the financial industry within the next decade: “Bitcoin, along with improved payment security, ‘big data’ analytics and faster payment networks are the components of a technology trend that will disrupt the payments ecosystem.” Is The Chinese Yuan Taking over Bitcoin? According

    How China Will Shape Bitcoin’s Future

    | 2015/03/14 8:00 am
  • Opening Keynote by Chris Odom   Chris Odom, the co-founder and CTO of Monetas, kicked off the Inside Bitcoins conference with his keynote, “A Practical Distribution of Risk.” He talked about the current state of Bitcoin, the problems it faces, and his company, Monetas, hopes to solve these problems. According to Odom, one of the main problems Bitcoin has is how people have assumed that Bitcoin is trustless without examining the claim with with a critical and professional

    Inside Bitcoins Berlin 2015 – Video Broadcast

    | 2015/03/14 4:45 am
  • Satoshi Bet is an established Bitcoin casino that has been online for almost 2 years. I was able to talk to the Satoshi Bet team to get more insight on their operations and shed some light on things over at Satoshi Bet.   What is Satoshi Bet, and what does it offer?   We started our activity in May 2013, so, it’s been almost 2 years since we are online. We’re still one of the

    Exclusive Interview: Satoshi Bet

    | 2015/03/13 9:00 pm
  • The 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference will showcase a keynote delivered by George Gilder, who will discuss themes from his upcoming book, Bitcoin & Gold: Information Theory of Money. The conference will take place March 27 through 29 at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin. In his 17th book: Bitcoin & Gold: Information Theory of Money, Gilder advances his view of the existence of a disconnection between the needs of players in the global financial markets

    Texas Bitcoin Conference: The Information Theory of Money

    | 2015/03/13 3:00 pm
  • Tradle and Factom have partnered to deliver connected, blockchain-based economies of scale. This collaboration will leverage Tradle’s supply chain model with Factom’s data layer on the blockchain to provide organizations in the finance, manufacturing, distribution, and wholesale industries with the efficient means of verifying processes and coordinating activities. Also read: Factom And Tether Announce Partnership David Johnston, Chairman of the Factom Foundation Board of Directors, commented on the partnership, stating: “We are excited that Tradle has chosen Factom

    Tradle and Factom: Delivering Blockchain Economies Of Scale

    | 2015/03/13 8:00 am
  • Want to start a new Bitcoin business in California? A new legislative proposal may make you think twice. On February 27, 2015 AB 1326, was introduced by Matt Dababneh as part of the Money Transmission Act. As an Assembly member, Matt Dababneh represents the Banking and Finance Committee as Chairman. He and the state of California want you to pay $5,000 just to start your business and be considered a legal operation. Also Read:  OP-ED:

    California Bitcoin Bill May Pose Problems For Startups

    | 2015/03/12 9:00 pm
  • Burst is a emerging cryptocurrency that seeks to solve the problem many consumers have: a way to have cheap, yet secure, cloud file storage. Cryptocurrency and its decentralized nature will allow both users to receive financial incentive for renting out some of their hard drive space, but also benefit from a easily accessible storage system. Bitcoinist talked to the Burst Team regarding Burst and what decentralized file storage really means. 1. What differentiates Burst from other cryptocurencies? BURST is easily differentiated from myriad

    Burst: Decentralized File Storage (Exclusive Interview)

    | 2015/03/12 3:00 pm
  • MicroFinance Institutions (MFI), businesses and charities providing small loans to some of the world’s poorest people, have slowly but steadily been going digital. Antonio Separovic has been at the forefront of this with his company, Oradian, which provides database and accounting software for MFIs. Last year, Separovic went to Stellar’s San Francisco offices with a problem: all the MFIs he was working with had no way to send money quickly and easily between each other. “It takes

    Stellar Plans To Improve MicroFinance Industry

    | 2015/03/12 8:00 am
  • Recently, I discovered a cool new service that allows anyone to verify an idea, document, or file on Bitcoin’s blockchain. Bitproof is one of the first companies to expand on the idea of document storage within the blockchain, one of the many uses of Bitcoin 2.0, the next generation of blockchain functionality.  Disclaimer: The author has no relation with Bitproof.io Bitproof is one of many companies participating in the Boost VC incubator in Silicon Valley. Boost VC

    Bitproof.io: Protecting IP Rights Through the Blockchain

    | 2015/03/11 3:00 pm