• Bitcoin meetup groups are a great way to get together with like-minded people and discuss anything digital currency-related. Not only will you form a circle of new friends, but you will also be treated to a few presentations now and then. For those among us who like a few statistics, let’s take a look at some of the more recent changes and shifts in the Bitcoin meetup “power rankings.” Also read: California Bitcoin Bill May

    Bitcoin Meetup Growth Around The World (April 20th – May 19th 2015)

    | 2015/05/31 8:00 am
  • Chances are that you may have heard about the Nxt Foundation, a non-profit firm that is currently gaining a lot of momentum by promoting Blockchain technology and helping it advance, but also by offering trustless smart contracts alongside with decentralized crowdfunding and a strong open source ethos. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Nxt and is not responsible for its products and/or services. With over 18 months

    Blockchain Platform Nxt Has New Updates in Store

    | 2015/05/30 6:01 pm
  • ShapeShift.io is an instant Bitcoin and altcoin exchange innovative service. The exchange platform is very popular within the community for allowing users to trade their altcoins instantly without having to register or create an account. Shapeshift.io also allows merchants to receive various cryptocurrencies and trade them for their digital asset of choice. Also read: ShapeShift.io Adds Tether USD to its Instant Exchange Since the beginning of this year, Shapeshift.io has been vigorously growing and introducing new

    ShapeShift.io Adds Monacoin, Vertcoin, Infinitecoin

    | 2015/05/30 3:00 pm
  • Xapo has announced its latest, bold move to add a few financial and political power players to its advisory board. Xapo will strategically grow its company and services with the expertise of Visa founder Dee Hock, former Citibank CEO John Reed, and former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. Also Read: Xapo Releases New Comments on BitLicense  On May 26, 2015 Xapo announced the following additions to its advisory board: Dee Hock An expert in payment systems, Dee

    Xapo Selects Three Finance Moguls for Advisory Panel

    | 2015/05/30 8:00 am
  • It has been coming for a long time now, but one of the most notorious trials in the history of Bitcoin has come to a conclusion. Silk Road owner and operator Ross Ulbricht has been found guilty on all charges, and will face a lifetime sentence in prison. Any pleas for leniency have fallen on deaf ears, and U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest has made an example out of Mr. Ulbricht. Anyone with plans to

    Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life in Prison

    | 2015/05/29 11:13 pm
  • Earlier today, I had the chance to speak with several merchants accepting Bitcoin payments for a while now. My main concern was whether or Bitcoin is being used by customers on a regular basis, and if so, whether or not there were any noticeable trends occurring. I did learn one thing though, Bitcoin is fine in terms of supporting merchants but needs to convince everyday users to work with digital currency. Also read: Ghent Bitcoincity:

    Bitcoin Usage Low Due To Disinterest From Consumers (Op-Ed)

    | 2015/05/29 7:00 pm
  • IdentityMind Global is a company that deal with Bitcoin in a less direct way that is still important nonetheless. Instead of introducing a new Bitcoin technology, IdentityMind Global works on issues that come with accepting Bitcoin like money laundering and KYC issues. Also read: MasterCard Send: New P2P System Offers Near-Instant Transfers “We are impacting and neutralizing some of the most pressing issues facing our society and the financial ecosystem including Money Laundering, Transactional Fraud

    IdentityMind Global releases version 1.19 of their Platform, Emphasis on Digital Currencies

    | 2015/05/29 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin and the backbone technology it has, the blockchain, is a beautiful thing. Bitcoin allows instant transactions, from any point in the world. Due to the decentralized structure of the Bitcoin network, this can be accomplished with no central bank monitoring the movement of your funds. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with SDC and is not responsible for its products and/or services. However, the blockchain features a

    ShadowCash: A Peer Inside an Anonymous Cryptocurrency

    | 2015/05/29 12:00 pm
  • Over the course of 2015, many individuals and companies have been affected by ransomware. While this may have nothing to do with Bitcoin at first glance, there have been a few cases where the ransomware could only be removed by paying a certain fee in Bitcoin. But those days may be over now, as a decryption toolkit for various types of ransomware has been made publicly available, free of charge. Also read: Hackers Steal 7,170

    Developer Creates Solution for Bitcoin Ransomware

    | 2015/05/29 8:00 am
  • ChainPay has been covering a lot of ground in the five short months since its launch. Most recently, ChainPay has reached a partnership with Payment Goblin, allowing customers of Payment Goblin to accept Bitcoin with no changes to branding. Also read: James Carter of AltXE Discusses ChainPay Specializing in enabling merchants to accept Bitcoin, ChainPay allows companies to accept Bitcoin in a seamless fashion by supporting most e-Commerce packages (like Shopify and Magneto) or by using its API to

    ChainPay Partners With Payment Goblin, Users Can Accept Bitcoin

    | 2015/05/28 11:59 pm
  • Roger Ver nicknamed Bitcoin Jesus, an early American investor in Bitcoin at Coyote WallStreet, and Peter Smith of Blockchain will be the keynote speakers at Pioneers Festival, Europe’s major conference for tomorrow’s ideas. The event brings together the smartest startups with corporations, media and investors eager to support the next big thing. Also read: MasterCard Send: New P2P System Offers Near-Instant Transfers The organizers of Pioneer Festival inform that more than 1,600 startups from 90+

    Roger Ver and Peter Smith of Blockchain to be Keynote Speakers at Pioneers Festival

    | 2015/05/28 9:34 pm
  • The United Kingdom, is often one of the friendlier places when it comes to Bitcoin legality, especially when compared to US regulation, such as the New York BitLicense. Citi, a global banking and financial corporation, recommended that the UK take its acceptance one step further with the creation of a UK cryptocurrency. Also Read:Are Wall Street and The Banks Trying to Circumvent the Bitcoin Blockchain? In a document submitted by Citi to the British government, Citi

    Citi Suggests UK Government Create its Own Digital Currency

    | 2015/05/27 7:00 pm
  • Update: The former btc.com forum is available here: http://talk-btc.com   Due to extenuating circumstances Bitcoinist LTD. will no longer be operating BTC.com. Bitcoinist LTD and GAW Miners LLC had a long term license contract for the domain BTC.com – on a revenue sharing model basis. There was to be no content control or input for GAW Miners LLC. As it follows, GAW Miners LLC has been violating our contract by not paying the original lease

    Press Release BTC.com

    | 2015/05/27 9:08 am
  • MasterCard has jumped on the P2P movement with its new service, MasterCard Send. While MasterCard has not gone into a lot of detail regarding the technical aspects of the service, we do know that it is built on a P2P-based system as part of the Federal Reserve’s initiative to speed up the money transfer system, which still relies on the 40+ year old Automated Clearing House (ACH)  method. With the ACH, transactions are bunched in predetermined intervals. ACH

    MasterCard Send: New P2P System Offers Near-Instant Transfers

    | 2015/05/27 8:00 am
  • Streamium.io is definitely one of the most exciting creations to come out the Bitcoin community lately. Twitter was taken by storm upon its launch it seems, with praises for its decentralized realtime streaming video service; a service that gives Meerkat and Periscope a run for their money. Also read: PayPal Fined for Deceptive Practices, Does Not Admit Wrongdoing Bring on the Disruption It wasn’t but a few weeks ago the tech media outlets were abuzz over Meerkat

    Move Over Periscope and Meerkat, Streamium.io + Bitcoin is Here

    | 2015/05/27 7:03 am
  • Disclosure: Mintsy provided us with a 100 gh/s contract to test the features while it is in beta mode. Mintsy, a new cloud mining service that is part of the Cryptsy ecosystem is currently in beta invite only. We were able to get an invite and test the service as it stands so far. Mintsy has several interesting features not the least of which is proof of mining. Also Read:  Review: Avalon 4.1, 1 th/s

    Mintsy Mining Contracts Simple to Use and Backed by Proof of Mining

    | 2015/05/27 3:30 am
  •   A security researcher by the name of Egor Hamakov, part of the Sakurity security consultancy company, found a weakness known as a race condition within in the Starbucks website which is responsible for checking balances and transferring consumer funds to Starbucks gift cards. To test the exploit with a ‘live test, Hamakov purchased three $5 gift cards and transferred the balance of card A to card B twice, resulting in a total balance of

    Researcher that Finds, Tests, and Reports Starbucks Gift Card Bug gets Reproached

    | 2015/05/26 7:00 pm
  • One of the more interesting use cases for Bitcoin comes in the form of paying everyday bills. Even though this functionality is limited to citizens in the European Union for now, there are a few companies in existence who want to make this process as cheap as possible. Bitwala, one of the companies focusing on this market, recently lowered their fees, and they have introduced QuickPay. Also read: User Data, Including Full Bitcoin Wallet Access,

    Bitwala Lowers Fees and Introduces Quickpay Feature

    | 2015/05/26 3:00 pm
  • In the second installment of the three article KNC follow up, I talked to two people: Charlotte C. Lin, the lawyer who is behind kncclassaction.com, as well as Louise Hogarth, a documentary filmmaker who is trying to integrate BTC and movies as well as runs nonprofit campaigns. Also Read: Customers Detail KNC Fraud, Lawsuit Launches Soon Part 1 of 3 One of Louise’s previous works is the Orphan Bracelet Campaign (OBC) which started right after

    KNC Article 2 of 3 Regarding Lawsuit: Interview with Charlotte!

    | 2015/05/26 8:00 am
  • At this moment in time, the use of Bitcoin can be considered overwhelming for those that do not have a solid background in the digital currency and know what it really is about. With this in mind, there are a large amount of elements that have to be considered when switching from fiat to the cryptocurrency, but also some boundaries that can halt the adoption. However, the appearance of certain apps such as SendChat is

    SendChat Crowdfunding Begins, Send Bitcon Through Instant Messages

    | 2015/05/25 10:07 pm
  • Decentralized applications, also known as Dapps have the potential of changing the way we interact with our devices and the main uses of the Internet. However, their development is costly and many developers are discouraged by the lack of resources they can use in order to craft their projects. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with NXT and is not responsible for its products and/or services. As the

    Corona Promotes Bitcoin 2.0 and Provides Funding for Developers

    | 2015/05/25 8:15 pm
  • In a new study by Cambridge University, user data is routinely retrievable from secondhand Android devices that have been wiped through a factory reset. Most Android devices offer no way of easily deleting user data such as access tokens, messages, images, and other content. The problem doesn’t affect only a small percentage of Android users, it affects an estimated 500 million Android devices, this poses a problem for companies that resell used Android devices. In

    User Data, Including Full Bitcoin Wallet Access, Retrievable From Secondhand Android Phones

    | 2015/05/25 8:00 pm
  • Recently, HYPER has been gaining a lot of momentum, as the gaming cryptocurrency has recently joined a couple of different projects, most of which are bound to play an important influence on the financial system, but also help the gaming industry thrive from all the points of view. Disclaimer: This press release was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with HYPER or GoldPieces and is not responsible for their products and/or services. For those

    HYPER, GoldPieces Sponsor Crowdfunding Project, Launch Crypto Gaming Network

    | 2015/05/25 7:00 pm