• People who have been involved in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency will know that QR codes are an invaluable tool when it comes to sending and receiving money. Especially when you want to make a payment with a mobile device, there is nothing more fun than scanning a QR code to move BTC around. But what if we could use that same payment QR code, and attach a photo for each transaction? Using

    BitTorrent’s Shoot Lets You Send Photos and Videos Through QR Codes

    | 2015/06/16 10:15 pm
  • MecklerMedia’s Inside Bitcoins Announces Schedule for its Chicago Launch, including Blockchain Agenda and Startup Competition; July 10-11, 2015 at the Navy Pier (New York, NY – June 16, 2015) – MecklerMedia Corporation announced the list of confirmed speakers and sessions for its Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois, taking place at the Navy Pier on July 10-11, 2015. The event will cover a diverse range of topics including blockchain-based startups, bitcoin markets and

    MecklerMedia’s Inside Bitcoins Announces Schedule for its Chicago Launch

    | 2015/06/16 9:56 pm
  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has decided that Delfi, an Estonia-based news website, holds responsibility for “defamatory” comments made by anonymous readers. Access, a digital rights organization, weighed in on the decision, calling it a “worrying setback.” Furthermore, the organization argues that the ruling contradicts the European Union’s E-Commerce Directive, which protects intermediaries that employ “notice-and-takedown mechanisms” to deal with user comments.  Also read: BTCGuild Shuts Down Because of BitLicense From Access: “Human

    European Court Says Website Liable for User Comments

    | 2015/06/16 8:12 pm
  • Each month, a group of people interested in Bitcoin gather in a small office overlooking the Tribune Building and City Hall in downtown Oakland. Also read: Koinify Integrates Clef For More Secure 2FA They get together to talk about developments in blockchain applications and Bitcoin in general. One person working in the community presents a short talk and then everyone trades stories and information casually over pizza and beer. The event is hosted by Oakland-based blockchain

    Clef: Building A Supportive Bitcoin Community in Oakland

    | 2015/06/16 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin Press Release: With over 350 000 unique visitors per month and a new innovative design, Bitcoinist is pleased to announce that for the next month only, Bitcoin companies advertising on the platform under 100.000 CPM will receive 10% off % by quoting bonus code BTC10. If companies advertise for 150 000 CPM or more, advertisers will receive a huge discount of 30% by quoting bonus code BTC30. Established in early 2014, fast growing Bitcoinist.net is one of the most

    Bitcoin News Platform Bitcoinist.net Experiences Rapid Growth Announces 30% Discount For Advertisers

    | 2015/06/16 10:20 am
  • Bitcoin could prove to be quite attractive to the world of online gaming and eSports. Not just in terms of using BTC for micro-transactions — due to lower fees and instant transactions — but also in terms of raising funds for major tournaments. With Dota 2’s “The International” tournament just a few months away, there is still ample time for Bitcoin companies and community members to help raise additional funds. Also read: HYPER, GoldPieces Sponsor

    How eSports Tournaments Can Spread Bitcoin Awareness

    | 2015/06/16 8:00 am
  • After an aborted closure of BTCGuild, when BitLicense was first announced, the company’s owner has now decided to close it for good on June 30, 2015.  With NYDFS using BitLicense to try and regulate businesses inside and outside of NY, the closure comes as no surprise; the owner has stated before he will not put miners and himself through the invasive and vague regulatory hassles. Even after the release of the final BitLicense draft —

    BTCGuild Shuts Down Because of BitLicense

    | 2015/06/16 2:12 am
  • Moonga is an online trading card game compatible with iOS and Android operating systems. Moonga was released in January 2010 by EverdreamSoft SA. In this game, users need to own their card decks to battle other user’s decks in a very similar approach of Magic the Gathering. With only five years, the game is already very popular counting with over 50k users. Also read: Spells of Genesis – A Blockchain Based Trading Card Game Since

    Moonga and Spells of Genesis: Taking Cryptocurrency to Online Gaming

    | 2015/06/15 7:00 pm
  • It is no secret that, in this day and age with so many alternative payment methods rearing their heads, traditional financial institutions will have to step up their game. However, some of these institutions – banks, to be more precise – are choosing to stick with their old methods of advertising their services. And sometimes, that happens in an aggressive tone, daring customers to go somewhere else if they see fit. Also read: Are Wall

    Argenta Bank’s Agressive Behavior Can Push Customers to Bitcoin

    | 2015/06/15 3:10 pm
  • Recently, Ben Lawsky, the Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released the final draft of the infamous BitLicense. This piece of regulation would place a set of restrictive requirements upon Bitcoin businesses operating in new york. The most controversial of the code’s stipulations include fingerprinting company employees, monitoring customer activity, and strict capital requirements. Also read: Bitcoinist Assistant Editor’s Formal BitLicense Comment This final version of BitLicense is the third draft

    The Final BitLicense: Revisions and Reactions From The Industry

    | 2015/06/15 2:00 pm
  • Since the last market wrap up, price in Bitcoin has finally hit bottom and the trend has reversed. The defining moment that turned the price around was earlier this week when price hit bottom at $222. Since then, price has increased at a steady pace totaling to a net gain of 4.5% over the last seven days. If current trends hold, I’d expect Bitcoin to be either approaching or however just above $240 this time

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 6/7 – 6/14: BTC reverses trend, VTC Goes Down, XPM in its Prime

    | 2015/06/15 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin gambling is a quickly growing sector with many businesses springing up in a competition to offer the best service for their customers. In the midst of the highly competitive market, customers are left with a dilemma: how do I know what gambling websites to pick? Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Bitcoin Gambling Guide and is not responsible for its products and/or services. While you can

    Bitcoin Gambling Guide: 400 Reviews Later

    | 2015/06/14 6:00 pm
  • Finding a job in the Bitcoin world is not as easy as one might think. While there are several companies who are looking to hire additional team members, the recruitment process is still the same as it is with any other company. Send in your resumé, have it checked by a representative, and hopefully you will land a Skype call or a meeting. But what if there was an alternative recruiting process waiting around the corner? Also

    Transparent Job Recruitment Platform Vettery Launches

    | 2015/06/14 3:00 pm
  • Halsey Minor, Founder & CEO of Bitreserve, has announced that his company will make holding, sending, and converting the world’s major currencies instant and free, without charging fees and commissions normally levied by banks, credit card companies, and money transfer businesses. Also read: William Dennings Joins Bitreserve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Minor says that Bitreserve is offering free transfer and conversion of the money for its members. According to him, his company is bringing

    Bitreserve Offers Free Money Transfers and Currency Exchange

    | 2015/06/14 8:00 am
  • If you are interested in emerging financial technologies, then Alt Convention will be something that should be on your radar if it is not already.With 350 tickets already sold, the three-day convention covering topics in business, finance, and technology with an emphasis on FinTech Innovation will be located in Georgia; facilitating the conduction of business. Ranked 15th out of 189 countries for ease of doing business, Georgia boasts a stable, growing economy with forward-thinking leadership, in

    Alt Convention in Georgia; Bitcoin, FinTech, and Government

    | 2015/06/13 6:00 pm
  • In recent years, we have seen a noticeable trend in the world of video games. Or to be more precise, in the market of console games, where as much as two in three games are sold as “digital only”. If this trend continues, there will no longer be boxed versions of games to be found on shelves within a few short years from now. Also read: Bitstarz Casino Partners With FENgaming! Physical Game Copies On The

    Console Games Shift to “Digital Only”, Payment Methods To Do The Same?

    | 2015/06/13 5:35 pm
  • Combined, smartphones and bitcoin have created a whole new vehicle for sending and receiving money. With the widespread use of smartphones and the increasing popularity of bitcoin, it is not surprising the two have found a way to compliment each other. In fact, smartphones are poised to drive anonymous bitcoin transactions in a massive way. Also Read: Polychemy’s Necklaces Transfer Bitcoin Without Phones Welcome to the digital age. With a quick snap of a smartphone camera, QR

    Smartphones and QR Codes to Drive Bitcoin Transactions

    | 2015/06/13 3:00 pm
  • William ‘Bill’ Dennings III has joined Bitreserve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing over two decades of experience to the company. Before joining Bitreserve, Dennings worked as CISO for MasterCard for 15 years, and was Nike’s first ever CISO. Thus, he comes with comprehensive work experience to help Bitreserve move ahead safely and securely. Also read: Bitreserve Now Allows You to Peg Bitcoins to Swiss Franc Dennings is an expert in the information security

    William Dennings Joins Bitreserve as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

    | 2015/06/13 8:00 am
  • On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously voted to expand computer science education to all grade levels. This new initiative will be funded by the Salesforce Foundation, the non-profit wing of Salesforce, a cloud computing company.  Also read: Comcast Customer Loses Email Address, Blockchain Technology Could have Prevented it Presently, computer science is not a widely-taught subject in the San Francisco Unified School District. In the Spring 2014 semester, only

    San Francisco to Teach Computer Science to all Grades

    | 2015/06/12 8:40 pm
  • Digital ownership of an item or service is rather difficult to prove, and can sometimes lead to very awkward situations. An example of such a mishap comes in the form of a disgruntled Comcast customer, who lost her email address to someone with the same name. At this point, it remains unclear how the mistake happened in the first place, but it is a clear sign we need to be able to prove digital ownership

    Comcast Customer Loses Email Address, Blockchain Technology Could Have Prevented It

    | 2015/06/12 6:21 pm
  • Inside Bitcoins is excited to host its next bitcoin event on July 10-11 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The 2-day event will take place at the Navy Pier and feature the most pertinent bitcoin topics. Some of the sessions will be on blockchain-based Startups, investing, security and risk mitigation, fintech innovation, Bitcoin for non-profits, and mobile payments. Also Read: Bitcoin Meetup Growth Around The World (April 20th – May 19th 2015) Perhaps one of the most exciting elements

    Inside Bitcoins Comes to Chicago

    | 2015/06/12 3:00 pm
  • If you haven’t heard about bitcoin, the new digital currency is making its way into our “wallets” and people are finding creative uses for it. People can now send and receive money anonymously without leaving a paper trail. The new digital currency is rapidly changing the way we transact and live. It may also have some unforeseen social realities. Could bitcoin make having an affair easier? Also Read: Dream Lover: Models Sending Pictures for Bitcoin Most people

    Bitcoin Could Make it Easier to Have an Affair

    | 2015/06/12 8:00 am
  • One of the Bitcoin gambling industries leading aspect is the competitiveness of the market. While this good for customers as they have plenty of choices and can select the best company that suits their need; this incentivizes companies to innovate continuously in effort to retain their customer base. Which is the problem that gambling platforms must deal with. With so many new options, what are ways that gambling casinos can do to retain customers? Disclaimer:

    mBIt Bitcoin Casino Announces Revamped VIP Program

    | 2015/06/11 7:00 pm