• Cybercrime is a real threat to computer and mobile device users all over the world. With every device being connected to the internet, hackers are having a feasting frenzy over exploiting vulnerabilities and infecting devices with all kinds of malware. According to statistics provided by UK’s Office of National Statistics, over 7.5 million incidents of cybercrime have been reported. Also read: Ugandan Government Allegedly Uses FinFisher Spyware Cybercrime Is On The Rise In The UK

    New UK Cybercrime Report Makes No Mention of Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/17 10:03 am
  • Bit4X is a company launched in 2012 and has now grown to become a leading platform for trading everything from high liquidity forex to other crypto markets with Bitcoin. Featuring 41 currency pairs, 12 commodities, 12 indices, 10 stocks, leverage up to 1:500, and integrating with MetaTrader 4, Bit4X is a platform that appeals to amateur and professional traders alike. Another significant fact about Bit4X is the lack of KYC/AML verification, with many traders appreciating

    Bit4X Launches New Backend & Referral System with 100% commissions!

    | 2015/10/16 3:00 pm
  • Technological innovation in the financial sector is much needed at this point, yet there are different obstacles along the way for achieving this goal. Peer-to-peer lending sounds great on paper, but there is one major issue with most of the platforms offering such a service right now. Any type of misconduct within the company will not only harm colleagues, but it can even lead to platforms being shut down altogether. TrustBuddy: A Brief Company History

    P2P Lending Platform TrustBuddy AB Investigates Internal Financial Misconduct

    | 2015/10/16 12:33 pm
  • Whenever the terms “government” and “surveillance technology” are mentioned in the same sentence, people will hold their breath in anticipation of another scandal. A recent report, published by Privacy International, documents the campaign to vanquish Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s opposition movements. If that wasn’t enough, the report also claims a new communications monitoring center is on the horizon. Also read: BITMIN Quarter of Way through Crowdfund Campaign, New Cloud Mining Company! FinFisher – Taking Invasive

    Ugandan Government Allegedly Uses FinFisher Spyware

    | 2015/10/16 10:33 am
  • BITMIN is a company that offers investors a platform with a lower entry barrier to mining, which is becoming more important due to the fact that the competition in Bitcoin mining has increased, and will continue to do so. The idea was conceived by Sathes Kumar, a person that wanted to give people a real chance at earning profit from Bitcoin mining after seeing the extremely high costs of competitive Bitcoin mining.  Also read: October

    BITMIN Quarter of Way through Crowdfund Campaign, New Cloud Mining Company!

    | 2015/10/16 8:00 am
  • Pakistan is an emerging market for both financial and technological innovation. The sharing economy is gaining ground in this country, as an Uber-like service for tuk-tuks has launched in Pakistan. Travly is making a name for itself, as Pakistan’s traffic and limited public transport are a thorn in the side of individuals and companies alike. Also read: October 17: The First Blockchain Hackathon In Greece Travly – Ride-Sharing for Tuk-tuks In the Western world, transportation

    Travly Combines Ride-Sharing and Tuk-tuks – Huge Bitcoin Potential

    | 2015/10/16 5:33 am
  • Long-time tech entrepreneur Halsey Minor has now revealed his latest company – Voxelus. Voxelus is a marketplace for virtual reality assets, games, and experiences that runs on the voxels cryptocurrency. The company hopes that virtual reality fans will come on and use virtual currency for the first time – it’s only fitting to use virtual currency to pay for stuff to do with your virtual reality (VR) headset. The VR game industry is estimated to alone will be

    Voxelus Will Be the First Virtual Reality Marketplace with Its Own Digital Currency

    | 2015/10/16 3:42 am
  • DNotes, a diverse cryptocurrency aimed at long-term adoption is on the verge of releasing yet another building block to their ecosystem. This time, it is something of a more physical nature, a for-profit DNote company that will implement their existing blockchain for a global payment system. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with DNotes and is not responsible for its products and/or services. This move is in part

    DNotes Announces Launch of Company in 2016!

    | 2015/10/15 3:00 pm
  • Over the past few months, computer systems have failed at airports and airline companies on several occasions. The latest incident, which saw the US Customs and Border Protection processing systems experience a 90-minute outage, was another clear example of why technological innovation is needed. So far, the disruption doesn’t seem to be of malicious intent, but it’s an option that can’t be ruled out either. Also read: How Bitcoin Will Make GoPro Awards Even Better

    Computer Outage Wreaks Havoc at US Airports – Decentralized Systems Needed

    | 2015/10/15 10:26 am
  • The Hellenic Bitcoin Community (HBC) is hosting its first Blockchain Hackathon in Athens, Greece on October 17, 2015. The Chainthon — as it’s called — will be hosted at Orange Grove (Leoforos Vasileos Konstantinou 5), offering a fun-filled coding experience and discussions for everyone involved. The theme of the event is called “We Hack Crisis,” derived from the economic crisis happening in the region. Also read: How Bitcoin will Make GoPro Awards Even Better The HBC

    October 17: The First Blockchain Hackathon In Greece

    | 2015/10/15 8:00 am
  • MasterCard, one of the world’s leading credit card issuers, is stepping up their game to protect banks and payment processors against cyber hacking. Over the past few years, credit card theft through online hacks has increased, leading to increased numbers of fraud reports and identity theft. Safety Net is MasterCard’s answers to this threat, and this global tool has now launched in Europe. Also read: VodaNet Adds Bitcoin, Buy a Vacation with Bitcoin! MasterCard’s Safety

    Blockchain Technology Beneficial To MasterCard’s Safety Net

    | 2015/10/15 5:24 am
  • VodaNet is a company known for selling vacation packages at cheaper rates than the competitors. In an attempt to boost sale and attract more clients, Voda has announced they will be accepting Bitcoin as payment. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with VodaNet and is not responsible for its products and/or services. The company is based on the direct selling or multi-level marketing business model and has used

    VodaNet Adds Bitcoin, Buy a Vacation with Bitcoin!

    | 2015/10/14 3:00 pm
  • GoPro is proving to be a different company than most people had ever imagined. Not only does GoPro make some of the world’s most commonly used camera hardware, but they are also planning to pay users if the company can use their footage. GoPro Awards, as this new system is called, and will serve as a year-round program. Also read: Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed GoPro Pays Consumers Up To US$5m Per Year

    How Bitcoin Will Make GoPro Awards Even Better

    | 2015/10/14 12:38 pm
  • Computer security remains a critical issue for everyday consumers and security researchers alike. Despite Adobe Flash being fully-patched and allegedly vulnerability-free, a previously unknown exploit has surfaced which lets attackers installed malware on people’s computers. It goes without saying this exploit could have very grave consequences, and might even affect Bitcoin users. Also read: Chinese Investors Bank on US Startups – Good News For Bitcoin Adobe Flash Still Vulnerable To Exploits The integration of Adobe

    New Adobe Flash Zero-day Exploit Could Impact Bitcoin Users

    | 2015/10/14 5:43 am
  • Uber released its “Uber Partner App,” a collaboration of ideas between its engineers and drivers that gives users a more personalized feel. The result of the Partner app puts driver insights in the hands of its network — and apparently the general public as well. The app had a data breach of about 1,000 scanned documents of people’s driver’s licenses and personal info. This comes just after Uber and Lyft’s debacle of the 50,000 user data

    Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed

    | 2015/10/13 10:55 pm
  • After facing a fair amount of backlash over the past few months, Uber has [finally] decided to revamp their driver app. The main goal of this decision is improving driver earnings, as well as improve rider satisfaction. Furthermore, the updated Partner app will now display more valuable information for drivers to make more money while driving people around. Also read: 3D Hubs Facilitate Local Production of Industrial-Grade 3D Printing Uber Updates Partner App, Still No

    Uber Partner App Update Still Doesn’t Include Bitcoin Payments

    | 2015/10/13 12:43 pm
  • Blockchain technology has the potential to drastically change the way business is done, mainly in accounting and contracts. Large businesses make contracts on a daily basis. Contract law is a wide field of study and essential to understanding how to run a successful business. What happens if the other party breaches a contract? Does a contract need to be in writing to be legally binding? These are things business owners and decision makers need to

    Bitcoin in Business: Smart Contracts

    | 2015/10/13 12:00 pm
  • Startups are the next hot commodity when it comes to investing in people – and projects – that could become the next Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Uber. However, all of those startups are in need of funding, and that money has to come from somewhere. Young startups based in the US can rejoice, as AngelList announced a new US$400m fund, backed by one of China’s largest private equity firms. Also read: Wynd Creates Modular Restaurant

    Chinese Investors Bank on US Startups – Good News For Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/13 8:33 am
  • 3D Hubs, an online 3D printing service, has announced that it will be facilitating designers in connecting with industrial-grade 3D printers in their areas. According to the organization, with the launch of 3D Hubs HD, they will be able to reach out to over one billion people who will get access to a 3D printer within 10 miles of their homes. 3D Hubs operates a network of 3D printers with over 20,000 locations in over a 150

    3D Hubs Facilitate Local Production of Industrial-Grade 3D Printing

    | 2015/10/13 8:00 am
  • Food delivery services are a convenient form of feeding yourself after a hectic day. French startup Wynd is taking things one step further, by offering a service that combined discovering new restaurants, with a way to order your favorite, and pay for everything within one and the same ecosystem. In a way, Wynd disrupts the traditional chain of command in which restaurants rely on major software vendors to create a custom-tailored solution. Also read: You

    Wynd Creates Modular Restaurant Software Solution – Huge Potential For Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/12 12:51 pm
  • Today, we have an interview with Kai Chng, founder of Digix Global, a company that aims to tokenize physical assets and make them fungible on the Ethereum blockchain in order to increase the pool of liquidity in a decentralized marketplace. Read on for more insight from Kai! Also read: Shapeshift Incorporates Ethereum into Altcoin Exchange Platform   Hi Kai, thanks for taking the time to speak with us today. Can you begin by telling us a little bit about yourself and

    Interview with Kai Chng, Founder of Digix Global

    | 2015/10/12 12:00 pm
  • This week, we saw a significant amount of growth in the Bitcoin price, following several weeks of relatively calm market activity. Starting in the high $230s — carrying on the trend from last week — the price quickly rose to $240 and beyond.   Also read: Purse.io Under Attack — User Funds Are Safe And Accounted for Daily Bitcoin Price Action October 5: $238.70 October 6: $240.46 October 7: $246.27 October 8: $244.26 October 9:

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Poloniex Supports Factom, BlockChainGroup.io Revolutionizes Analytics

    | 2015/10/12 8:00 am
  • There are plenty of reasons to use a router for internet connectivity, rather than relying on the hardware offered by an internet service provider. Unfortunately, not all of the routers in circulation are all that secure. A recent investigation unveiled how thousands of ZHONE routers operated by top enterprises around the world are vulnerable to a remote zero-day exploit. Also read: Dow Jones Subscriber Database Hacked – Time For Decentralized Solutions ZHONE Routers Are Vulnerable

    ZHONE Routers Vulnerable to Zero-Day Exploit – Bitcoin Users At Risk?

    | 2015/10/12 6:04 am