• By the look of things, Microsoft is less keen on Bitcoin than they have ever been before. Although the technology giant announced the acceptance of Bitcoin payments several months ago, the Microsoft Store is no longer accepting digital currency payments for certain services. Existing balances can still be used, but new deposits are no longer possible. Is this a direct result of the ongoing Bitcoin block size debate, or is there a different reason? Also

    Microsoft Store Partially Drops Bitcoin Support

    | 2016/03/12 9:37 am
  • As more and more companies and service providers start accepting Bitcoin payments, things are slowly shifting for digital currency all over the world. UserEcho is not an everyday business, though, as their software solution is specially designed to create a better customer experience. With over 15,000 customers using the software, UserEcho’s acceptance of Bitcoin payments is sending a major message to companies all over the world. Also read: Money 20/20 Europe Ushers in the Future

    UserEcho Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments Through Stripe

    | 2016/03/12 8:44 am
  • Money 20/20 Europe 2016 is just around the corner, set to bring the world’s largest financial technology conference to European professionals and enthusiasts. On April 4-7, over 3,000 people will gather at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark to listen to industry leaders speak on the future of finance. Also read: Exclusive Discount: €600 off on Money 20/20 Europe Money 20/20 Europe The 3,000 attendees includes over 1,000 CEOs from 1,000 companies in 75 different countries. Some

    Money 20/20 Europe Ushers in the Future of FinTech

    | 2016/03/12 6:00 am
  • Money 20/20 Europe is coming up. The 3-day event starts on April 3 and runs until April 7th. Tickets for this conference are pretty expensive, so you will want to take advantage of Bitcoinist.net’s discount code and save €600. Also read: Coinify Processes Bitcoin Real Estate Sale By using the discount code BITCN200, €600 will be taken off the full price of delegate passes. You can use this now to get the discount on the

    Exclusive Discount: €600 off on Money 20/20 Europe

    | 2016/03/11 9:42 pm
  • BetChan Casino is an online gambling platform that supports Bitcoin payments. This casino offers a variety of popular games, including Platinum Lightning, Lucky Sweets and Lucky Lady’s Clover. Available game categories include Slots, Roulette, video poker and Blackjack. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored story. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. A Variety of BetChan Games BetChan offers several games in each of its categories, from providers SoftSwiss and Ezugi. The complete

    BetChan Casino: Fair Bitcoin Gambling

    | 2016/03/11 11:37 am
  • The technology powering the Bitcoin protocol can be used for a lot of different use cases, and the healthcare sector is one of those standing to benefit from distributed ledger technology. Gem, a prominent blockchain technology provider, is thinking along those lines as well, as they have started a collaborative project with various players in the healthcare sector. Making medical records accessible to hospitals, doctors, and specialists is a prospect well worth exploring. Also read:

    Gem Expects To Unveil Blockchain Plans For Healthcare Industry Soon

    | 2016/03/11 10:46 am
  • Reports have surfaced of the highly-publicized London Bitcoin Forum being a scam, cheating people out of hundreds of dollars. Based on the widespread media attention for the Forum, it seems like the entire Bitcoin industry may have participated in yet another scam. Also read: Developers Announce the Very First Ethereum ATM Probable London Bitcoin Forum Scam Press releases for the London Bitcoin Forum began appearing on Bitcoin media outlets in late February, and the meeting

    London Bitcoin Forum Revealed as Likely Scam

    | 2016/03/11 6:33 am
  • Politics in Bitcoin are never far away, and a message posted on the Node Counter front page earlier today only confirms that statement. In fact, the statement they had on their page left very little to the imagination, as it was an outspoken judgement on Bitcoin Core and how the development of Bitcoin has been bought out by Blockstream. It is not the first time these types of allegations appear on the Internet, but this

    Node Counter On Blockstream, Bitcoin Core and Censorship

    | 2016/03/11 3:51 am
  • 10 March 2016 – Valery Vavilov, CEO/Co-Founder of the BitFury Group, has commented on the importance of the blockchain today on Medium, going out of his way to debunk a lot of myths pervasive in the mainstream’s understanding of Bitcoin and the Blockchain. The piece serves as a great “Public Service Announcement” that defines Bitcoin in a more dispassionate light than traditional media would like to paint it. He goes over how Bitcoin is secure,

    BitFury’s Valery Vavilov Addresses Big BTC Issues Amidst Block Size Infighting

    | 2016/03/11 2:13 am
  • HashFlare is announcing one year Ethereum cloud mining contracts with no maintenance fees. The company says that, after signing up for a free account, their new Ethereum mining contracts offer the best value on the market. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. HashFlare Offers Lifetime Cloud Mining Contracts HashFlare allows customers

    HashFlare Offering One-Year Ethereum Mining Contracts

    | 2016/03/10 4:00 pm
  • Editor’s note: At the request of the Brave team, Bitcoinist will be conducting an interview with the company’s CEO so he can make his case for Brave’s data collection practices. We will publish this interview in full on Bitcoinist.net.  Editor’s note (3/13/2016 3:39 PM EST): The Brave CEO did not agree to an interview with Bitcoinist. Instead, an interview between Bitcoinist and “someone from Brave” was discussed. We would like to apologize to our readers

    Brave Browser’s Ad Replacement System: Vulture in Lion’s Clothing?

    | 2016/03/10 2:01 pm
  • Leading cloud mining company Genesis Mining has announced the launch of Logos Fund, the world’s first bitcoin mining fund. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Genesis Mining Launches Logos Fund The fund, called the Logos Fund, filed Form D with the SEC with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission last

    Logos Fund: World’s First Bitcoin Mining Fund

    | 2016/03/10 1:00 pm
  • During the last couple of months, Ethereum has been quickly gaining pace, and is situated on the road to success, especially considering the fact that the world’s first Ethereum ATM is now live. Also read: How Bitcoin Miners have lost their interest in the block size debate The First Ethereum ATM Is Now Live In a recent blog post published on the Ether Camp website, the developers explained how the ATM came to be. To

    Developers Announce the Very First Ethereum ATM

    | 2016/03/10 11:39 am
  • 10 March 2016 – Spanish Bitcoin startup Octopocket is enabling Bitcoin transactions in the ephemeral messaging app, Telegram. Their technology works without any additional software, and works through Telegram’s chat interface. Their English support is skeletal at best, and their service isn’t yet live in the US. If you want an early look, you can start a chat with their service by sending a message to @octopocket_bot via Telegram, though. Their interface and service methodology

    Octopocket Lets you use BTC in Telegram, Without Convenience or Security

    | 2016/03/10 10:48 am
  • Accepting Bitcoin payments can do wonder for any business, and the gambling industry is at the top of that list. Various casinos and other gambling establishments in Las Vegas have taken the plunge by venturing into the world of Bitcoin payments, and they are reaping the rewards from being early adopters. Overall, the interest in digital currency is on the rise in Las Vegas, which could be a sign of positive things to come. Also

    Las Vegas Sees More Business Volume Due To Bitcoin Acceptance

    | 2016/03/10 10:41 am
  • The blockchain-based collectible and vintage sneaker company Chronicled has just announced it has raised $3.4 million USD in a seed funding round. The startup, founded in 2014, has created a team of engineers in Silicon Valley to build a system that tracks the authenticity and movement of this footwear. The investments injected into the business came from the venture capital firms Mandra Capital, Colbeck, and Pantera Capital.  Also read: Keepkey Expands Worldwide to Retailers and Vendors

    Chronicled Raises $3.4 Million In Seed Round

    | 2016/03/10 10:04 am
  • Just because mining pools give individual miners the ability to choose Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin classic, does not mean they will be switching over in droves all of a sudden. That statement is only reinforced by the F2Pool mining statistics, as only a small portion of miners have diverted their hashpower to Bitcoin Classic. This begs the question as to whether Bitcoin miners care enough about the difference between both solutions to risk their steady

    Bitcoin Miners Have Lost Interest In Block Size Debate

    | 2016/03/10 3:26 am
  • “The KeepKey is the most secure, user-friendly, premium hardware wallet device on the market,” said Doug Miller, KeepKey director of strategic alliances and business development.“Sticking to our core values, we brought to market a device accessible to everyone so they too can experience using Bitcoin and the Blockchain with ease and peace of mind.” Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its goods and/or services. 

    Keepkey Expands Worldwide to Retailers and Vendors

    | 2016/03/09 2:41 pm
  • Bitcoin and virtual reality seem to be a very potent combination, and Lumiere Online Store is thinking along those lines precisely. There is a lot of focus on virtual reality right now, and many investors are looking to be part of the game. But at the same time, there is a lot of consumer interest too, and they want access to convenient payment methods, such as Bitcoin. As a result, Lumiere Online Store is now

    Lumiere Online Store Mixes Bitcoin With Virtual Reality

    | 2016/03/09 1:26 pm
  • Facilitating international wage payments is quite painful.  Bank wires and traditional financial technologies are slow and costly. For instance, when sending wage payments to the Philippines through an international wire, it can take 5 days to arrive. In addition to this, you can often lose over 10% in fees and bad exchange rates. You can see a live comparison of Bank Wires to the Philippines with Bitwage Rates here: https://www.bitwage.com/payroll-individual#banktobank. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist

    Bitwage Releases An API, Credit Card Payment Feature & Hubstaff Announcement

    | 2016/03/09 10:34 am
  • Tens of thousands of companies hire internationally, but there are two significant problems that they deal with — wait times and costs. Bitwage is an innovative company, known for combining mobile, cloud and blockchain technology to allow employers to easily send wages throughout the world, via bitcoin. Today, it has announced the launch of its API, as well as two new system updates. Also read: How the Etherum Development Discussion Brings in a Reality Check

    Bitwage Releases API, Announces Two System Updates

    | 2016/03/09 10:26 am
  • Now that the brave browser has been available to users for little over a month, it provides an excellent timeframe to see how the Bitcoin community feels about this powerful tool. While Bitcoin integration is still not available to this point, the consensus seems to indicate brave is a much faster browser compared to any other offering in existence today. That being said, are people looking forward to micropayments from their browser to access premium

    Brave Browser Works As Advertised Despite No Bitcoin Integration Yet

    | 2016/03/09 3:46 am
  • The Bloggers’ Club 500 is the latest project from the OBITS and BTSR initiatives, and it has recently reached a significant milestone. The Club reports that it has given out over 100 bitcoin worth of digital currency to its writers, who have contributed to the Club. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not responsible for the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or

    Bloggers’ Club 500: 11 Bitcoins Paid out so Far

    | 2016/03/08 3:00 pm