• Interesting news in regards to the expansion of bitcoin across the world comes in the fashion of expansion through Vietnam. VBTC Vietnam and Coinarch Pte announce that they will bring upon Vietnam, the first live bitcoin trading platform. This platform will be named VBTC plus, and it will offer advanced trading tools to Vietnam. The cooperation between VBTC Vietnam and Coinarch is one that makes much sense due to the high level of expertise offered

    VBTC Vietnam Co. Ltd. and Coinarch Pte. Ltd. announce launch of Vietnam’s first Bitcoin leverage trading platform

    | 2014/11/22 11:59 pm
  • Great news from The Sync Foundation as they announce the first sale of one of their domains. This is incredible news for both the Sync Foundation and for its cryptocurrency SyncCoin as the domain names held by The Sync Foundation are their assets. In regards to the selling of the domain, co-founder of the Sync Foudation Mike Fiol stated that: “Premium domain names sell – it was simply a matter of patience and timing.” He calls it

    The Sync Foundation records its first domain sale

    | 2014/11/22 8:00 pm
  • Working in the Bitcoin world is like working for a drug addict with bipolar disorder. There are brief periods of astonishing, irrational exuberance followed by long periods of deep existential dread over basically nothing. During the good times, nothing can damage Bitcoin’s spirit. But for most of the time, bitcoiners are a bunch of namby-pamby worry-warts who wet their pants over everything. The Bitcoin world is neurotic in the way that fear dominates it. If

    Bitcoiners, Stop Worrying About Everything!

    | 2014/11/22 3:33 pm
  • Counterparty AMA Top 10 Q&As By Alberto Mata On Monday, November 17th, Counterparty founders Robby Dermody, Adam Krellenstein, and Evan Wagner hosted an ask-me-anything, or AMA on the Bitcoin subreddit. Counterparty extends Bitcoin’s functionality from a peer-to-peer payment network into a full-fledged peer-to-peer financial platform. Counterparty enables creating, sending, and selling your own token, issue dividends, utilizing binary options and contracts for difference, and writing and running your own Ethereum-style smart contracts directly on Bitcoin

    Counterparty AMA Top 10 Q&As

    | 2014/11/21 11:59 pm
  • The International Bar Association did a fascinating interview with Bobby lee. We have summarised the 45 minute long interview for you. Bobby Lee, the owner of BTC China the largest and first Bitcoin exchange in China. Previously an engineering manager at Yahoo as well as the vice president of technology at Walmart. His brother, Charlie Lee is also the creator of Litecoin. Recently, a video came out where he was interviewed by Rebecca Lowe over

    Interview with Bobby Lee, CEO of BTC China, on bitcoin

    | 2014/11/20 5:04 pm
  • BitBay is trying to develop a new decentralized marketplace that is said to be introducing a revolution in e-commerce. BitBay is completely decentralized and has no single point of vulnerability or failure. The platform puts the world at the user’s disposal. Members can buy and sell anything, anywhere; so members can use BitBay in the States, or use BitBay in Tokyo or in any other country in the world.

    BitBay – Decentralized Marketplace and the Internet of Things

    | 2014/11/20 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is starting to become a household name when speaking of online payments and its expansion is spreading not only through the United States, but throughout the world. Latin America, however, seems to be embracing it while other countries seem to resent the idea of decentralization. News from Paraguay is that the first Bitcoin ATM will be installed in a restaurant named “Be Okay” meaning that the restaurant becomes the first business in Paraguay to

    “Be Okay” installs the first Bitcoin ATM in Paraguay

    | 2014/11/19 9:37 am
  • The second country that we will take a closer look at is the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is  nestled between Ireland, England,Wales and Scotland. It has been a haven for online gambling companies for a couple of years now. However The Isle of Man is looking toward the future like an open minded country should. There has been quite a storm about the Isle of Man’s decision to become a “pro digital

    Pro Bitcoin countries: Isle of Man.

    | 2014/11/18 8:00 pm
  • Bitcoin in India The community in India is working seriously on bitcoin adoption and education. Bitcoin has the perfect potential to take India by storm because of the following factors: 40% of Indians, approximately 480 million people, have little to NO access to any financial institutions. Families still retain hard assets, such as gold. About 181 million families in India, hold an average of 64 grammes of fine gold. Besides, a 100 Billion of value

    News Bits 17.11.2014

    | 2014/11/18 2:19 am
  •   During our news reporting, interviews, articles, academic life, and networking, we made some interesting connections and friends from all walks of life. So why not do a special interview with some of our connections we’ve build up? That is the exact thought we at Bitcoinist had. However due to the high status and fame these people and their companies have, we will not use their original names. These prominent people speaking out for or

    Digital currency in perspective. Three views.

    | 2014/11/17 8:49 pm
  •     The rumors have been flying that the UK Treasury is looking into digital currencies and how to create some form of legal net for these currencies. The UK Treasury is asking for information on new digital currencies from the public, law enforcement agencies and financial regulators. However, most of these people do not know what digital currencies are. That is why the UK government is giving the hand of friendship toward the Bitcoin

    Crypto Regulation UK style?

    | 2014/11/17 8:20 pm
  •   Who or what is Mobile Vikings?  They are a cell phone operator like Base, Vodafone, T-Mobile but have way better deals to offer their customers. Mobile Viking services are available in Belgium, The Netherlands and Poland. However they are an innovative company and are looking for oportunities to expand. Every time a customer recharges his or her credit on their smart phone, they receive multiple “goodies” so to speak.  These items Mobile Vikings customers

    Mobile Vikings: a Belgian company that accepts Bitcoin.

    | 2014/11/17 8:49 am
  • College Cryptocurrency Network launches Coins Against Ebola initiative. By Alberto Mata Ann Arbor, Michigan — November 12, College Cryptocurrency Network announced partnerships with African organizations to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Network is partnering with leading African mobile payment providers Airtel, MTN, and Splash Cash, bitcoin remittance service Beam, and aid organizations with boots on the ground like LunchBoxGift, Sierra Leone Liberty Group, and U-Foundation. Now that the Bitcoins Against Ebola campaign

    College Cryptocurrency Network launches Coins Against Ebola initiative.

    | 2014/11/16 8:00 pm
  • Opal Coin, a coin which I had the chance to talk with the team behind it. With both Coins Source trust verification as well as Crypto Asians Proof Of Developer, Opal is a coin that first went through a X13 POW phase and is now in its POS stage, with 5% interest annually. Opal now is in the works of releasing their own market, where users can buy and sell goods as well as services

    Opal Coin and Release of its Market!

    | 2014/11/16 8:17 am
  • Bitcoin is yet again recovering from its weekly low of $321 and is currently sitting at $360 range, around a 10% increase in the last 10 days. We have been in the dumps for quite a while now, and it sure seems the market is turning for the good. While progress has stalled around the $370 mark, the constant volume and low prices may prove to be enticing enough for investors to get in at

    Market Analysis 11/9 – 11/15

    | 2014/11/15 11:59 pm
  •   We received a lot of questions at multiple bitcoin and crypto conferences and meet ups: “how to get the maximum out of Crypto” an “what is the best investment”. Is it investing in Crypto companies, day trading or buying collectibles and/or antiques on the fairly new auction houses that have sprung up? We will provide some pointers. All suggestions have merit but all have some problems attached to them.   Investing your digital currency

    Digital currency investing 1.0 Ideas and pointers.

    | 2014/11/15 8:10 pm
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies have opened up new opportunities for all sorts of businesses and people who come with the concepts for them. One of the businesses that have sprung up is Crypto Chips, which are poker chips in a variety of different digital currencies. Entrepreneurship comes in many forms, and Crypto Chips is another great example of it. The Bitcoinist was able to interview the creator of CryptoChips.net Yakpimp from twitter and in the forums.

    Interview With Yakpimp CEO of Crypto Chips, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Poker Chip Maker

    | 2014/11/15 11:08 am
  • “ We were aware that some criminal elements were focusing in on creating a next gen version of the Silk Road.“ the FBI stated  to Bitcoinist a couple days ago. “Like all new things, and the digital currency is something new, there are always opportunistically criminal elements that try to worm their way in. We let them bathe in the false sense of security long enough to collect data so we can prosecute the perpetrators to the fullest

    Cleaning house: Federal government dismantling Silk road 2.0

    | 2014/11/14 11:59 pm
  • November 14, 2014 – Update: Manna Fundraiser is launching soon. Since the publishing of this article, Swarm has announced on it’s website that Manna and DDP crowd sales have not yet started and are launching soon. The facts that are no longer relevant are striked through in the original article below. Manna has zero backers and two days left before their swarm fundraiser ends. By Alberto Mata San Francisco, California – November 13, Manna, a

    11/14 Update: Manna Fundraiser is launching soon.

    | 2014/11/14 8:24 pm
  • EmerCoin (EMC) is a decentralized cryptocurrency that enables international payments for practically zero fees and without reliance on a third party. Made for the real world, it is completely global and decentralized. EMC is developed by ppc.fixx.ru team that has specifically designed it for real world transactions, employing emergent technologies to create a new currency with both long-term and real broad application. Emercoin was the first in the history of crypto currencies, to used STUN protocol that allows obtaining external IP addresses, instead of WEB-services.

    Emercoin – An Innovative Global Currency

    | 2014/11/14 11:56 am