• Nubis and Santiago agreed in setting up a website so that he could be accepting Bitcoin online. A week after Nubis had the site up and running and selling organic vegetables every day. It solved a bunch of issues for Santiago; not only receiving payments but also taking orders and keeping track of who order what and how they paid.

    Bitcoin is Helping Argentinian Organic Farmers

    | 2015/01/04 9:00 pm
  • ChiliPhone allows you to make long distance calls with a phone, from your web browser, and for a lower price than your local phone provider. The kicker, they accept Bitcoin. In fact, they only accept Bitcoin. “This is a service that lets you make cheap phone calls all around the world! You don’t need to download or install any software; you can call directly from your web browser!” – Chiliphone Chiliphone allows anybody with a

    Chiliphone: Phone Calls From Your Browser For Bitcoin

    | 2015/01/04 3:00 pm
  • The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada has announced the resignation of Executive Director Anthony Di Iorio. Di Iorio served as Executive Director of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada since it was formed in 2012, during which he helped spread awareness of Bitcoin across Canada. Di Iorio has stepped down from his position as Executive Director and as a member of the Board. In his time as Executive Director, Di Iorio was responsible for successfully organizing Canada’s first Bitcoin conference, and

    Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Appoints Interim Executive Director

    | 2015/01/04 8:00 am
  • London, January 3, 2015—SpaceBIT, the first decentralized space company, has announced its program to create a space banking platform for digital currencies. The company plans to launch a constellation of satellites that will act not only as depositories for digital cash, but also as a platform to provide global and universal access to remote areas around the globe where payment infrastructures are non­existent.   Some of SpaceBIT’s objectives are: ●  To establish a secure decentralised

    SpaceBIT, A Space Banking Program for Digital Currencies

    | 2015/01/03 11:53 pm
  • Prior to their presale of cryptocurrency tokens, Ziftr was known as an internet browser add-on that assisted in finding the lowest prices across the web for whatever items users were looking to purchase. Earlier this year, they decided to expand their business by launching their own altcoin called ziftrCOIN. Due to its position in the retail market, the company believes they can leverage their authority to both their shoppers and retailers to try to convince

    Bitcoin Exchanges Add ZiftrCOIN Listing Prior to Presale End

    | 2015/01/03 9:00 pm
  • With 2015 getting ever closer, many of us are creating our “good intentions” list. The top 3 on these lists usually involve losing weight, quitting cigarettes, or trying to be more optimistic. For those of us that have been laid off or have our contracts cancelled, finding a job is probably on the “good intentions list” as well. If you like digital currency and all things that revolve around Bitcoin, why not make a job out of

    Bitcoin Jobs in 2015

    | 2015/01/03 3:00 pm
  • This article is the second part of our coverage of Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg, Russia. In the last article, we gave a general overview of the conference as well as a summary of the lecture given by Alex Fork, the first speaker of the conference. In this article, we will summarize the speech of Michael Chobanian, the founder of the Kuna Bitcoin Agency. Michael Chobanian: The Efficacy of Bitcoin Organizations Michael Chobanian is the founder

    Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg 2014 Part 2

    | 2015/01/03 8:00 am
  • Giving to charities has been one of the highlighted use cases of crypto-currency. The Dogecoin community is known for its philanthropic campaigns; some of the world’s largest charities have started accepting Bitcoin donations as well. Now, there is Charitycoin, a crypto-currency designed to incentivize Bitcoin donations. “All donations can be instantly verified on the Blockchain. [Charitycoin’s] donation can also be verified on the JustGiving website, to ensure that your donation reaches the charity.“ Charitycoin.co.uk has

    Charitycoin Is The First “Proof Of Donation” Crypto-Currency

    | 2015/01/02 9:00 pm
  • With PlayStation, Xbox and Oculus Rift bringing gaming and virtual reality closer to mainstream popularity, 2015 looks to be an enormous market for the virtual reality industry as a whole. In response, Vizor wants to expand their services. Deemed the “YouTube of Virtual Reality,” Vizor allows anyone to create virtual reality videos and host them on their site for others to enjoy. With the drive to expand, they needed an option to crowd fund an

    Virtual Reality Platform Builds on Dogecoin Blockchain to Crowdfund Developer Toolkit

    | 2015/01/02 3:00 pm
  • PocketSmith is a New Zealand-based company building personal financial software that is tailored to you. Their budget software differentiates itself by using data to forecast. They help users see possible future outcomes by compiling historical data and showing the user if they are on target for their goals — even if that goal is 30 years down the line. “Having accounts in multiple different currencies is tricky to do properly.” – PocketSmith On Monday, the

    PocketSmith Adds Bitcoin To Budget Software

    | 2015/01/01 9:00 pm
  • On December 19, 2014, United States President Barack Obama signed an executive order prohibiting financial transactions between people and businesses located in the United States and Crimea a region of Ukraine. Because of the sanctions, Crimean oDesk freelancers were no longer able to receive payment for their work if they were employed by US companies. Even worse, the companies couldn’t pay them for the services they already completed due to the legal restraints. oDesk is

    Crimean oDesk Freelancers Unpaid Due to U.S. Sanctions; Perfect Opportunity for Bitcoin

    | 2015/01/01 3:00 pm
  • When it comes to discussing the most popular trends of 2014, 3D printing is always a part of the conversation. Ever since 3D printers have been made available to regular consumers, we have seen a lot of interest in this space from designers and enthusiasts alike. Thanks to ISG3D, we can now buy our very own 3D printers with Bitcoin, combining two disruptive technologies into one shopping experience. ISG is a company based in Sherbrooke,

    ISG3D Lets You Buy a 3D Printer With Bitcoin

    | 2015/01/01 8:00 am
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is a 100-year-old trade organization for state regulators that primarily concerns itself with representing state regulators interests and dealing with issues facing the industry to federal and state authorities. One of their primary invitations is advocating consistent regulations among the financial industry from state to state. The organization announced a new focus on emerging financial technologies in February of 2014. They formed a task force for emerging payment systems

    Bitcoin Regulation Is Still Far Away For America

    | 2014/12/31 9:00 pm
  • On December 4, 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia hosted a Bitcoin conference featuring several speakers who gave lectures on the business and regulatory implications of Bitcoin. This event was one out of several in a series of conferences across Russia organized by Bitcoin Conference Russia. Two other conferences have been planned by these organizers, and will take place in in Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine in 2015. Speakers at these conferences include Roger Ver, Max Krupyshev,

    Bitcoin Conference St. Petersburg 2014 Part 1

    | 2014/12/31 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin seemed to stabilize around Christmas Eve around December 24th, but steadily decreased to a floor around $318, going back up to $330 and plummeting down to $310. As described in my last market analysis, I predicted this movement two weeks ago. People liquidating holdings for holiday cash, as shown by the massive sell-offs today. Since the end of November, we have fallen from a price of around $380 and reached a price of $318.73

    Market Summary: 12/21 – 12/28

    | 2014/12/31 8:00 am
  • A lot of people talk about bitcoin as a new kind of currency, but Bitcoin is a whole lot more than that. The real revolution of bitcoin is that it can be used in account less applications while having an intrinsic ideological nature tied to it. For now the real positive application is that it could be something much like Visa or Paypal but it has the potential to replace it.

    Bitcoin Is Much Like the Internet in Its Beginnings

    | 2014/12/30 9:00 pm
  • Florida has become going a Mecca for Bitcoin in the last few weeks. The world’s first Bitcoin Bowl was held in St. Petersburg; the Atlantic Coast Conference faced-off against the American Athletic Conference as millions of fans cheered on. In preparation for the event, BitPay, the sponsor for the event, signed up 100 merchants onto their platform. Trucoin, a Bitcoin selling service, added their custom Bitcoin ATMs so participants could easily buy and spend Bitcoin. A few

    Miami Bitcoin Hackathon Offers Huge Prizes

    | 2014/12/30 2:00 pm
  • AsicSpace is an interesting project led Damir Kalinkin and Robert Van Kirk, which involves hosting Bitcoin mining equipment. When I contacted Robert regarding an interview he was quite excited to answer my questions and he did so assertively. Robert answers questions regarding AsicSpace and their role in the bitcoin mining industry. He also addresses how AsicSpace works in a customer point-of-view which should be interesting to those interested in having your equipment hosted by them:

    Interview with Robert Van Kirk, VP of AsicSpace

    | 2014/12/30 8:00 am
  • Ever since Amsterdam started its very own Bitcoin City initiative, merchants have been chomping at the bit to be a part of the Bitcoin revolution in the capital of the Netherlands. Even though the Amsterdam Bitcoin City initiative only started in November 2014, 24 merchants have signed up so far and are now all accepting Bitcoin payments. One of the reasons why this initiative is so successful is the partnership between Bitstraat and BitPay. Bitstraat

    More Retailers Join The Amsterdam Bitcoin City Initiative

    | 2014/12/29 9:00 pm
  • Welcome to the last Bitcoinist news bits of 2014. This time, we’ll make a special edition, a summary, to point out the most significant stories of this year. Bitcoin 2014 Year in Review We made a monthly disposition, so lets start with January 2014: Overstock‘s announcement of Bitcoin acceptance caused the price to increase before correcting and settling down at $853 by the end of the month. In February, After the collapse of Mt.Gox and

    Bitcoinist News Bits 29.12.14

    | 2014/12/29 2:57 pm
  • Elliott Waves are a popular yet controversial technical analysis indicator. This post will explore the relevance of Elliott Waves for bitcoin trends. Introduction to Elliott Waves Elliott Waves are a technical analysis indicator to predict future price trends. The principles of Elliott Waves are founded on the belief that markets follow predictable sequences of optimism and pessimism. The sequence of a bull market follows the below pattern. A bear market follows an exact opposite sequence.

    Can Elliott Waves Really Predict the Price of Bitcoin?

    | 2014/12/29 10:00 am
  • We at Bitcoinist have built up a good relationship with the team behind the Gems social messenger app. We ran into them while we were attending various conferences. The Gems team is fun, intelligent, friendly and are always glad to answer any questions. So drop a line and say hi to the developers on social media. We were also very happy that Daniel Peled made some time for us in his busy schedule to do an interview

    Interview with Daniel Peled from Gems Social Messenger

    | 2014/12/29 8:00 am
  • As most of you know, Bitpay is the sponsor of this year’s Bitcoin St.Petersburg bowl and they joined NC State and UCF at the All Children’s Hospital on Tuesday. This marked the initiation of the activities of the St.Petersburg bowl. The visit included players, cheerleaders, and mascots from both teams who spent time with the children as they signed autographs, took pictures, and provided memorabilia from the bowl and the respective teams to the children.

    BitPay Executives Visit Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg

    | 2014/12/28 3:00 pm