• Blockchain analysis is both intriguing and worrisome for Bitcoin enthusiasts all around the world. Even though the blockchain functions as a public ledger for all types of transactions, there is still some work involved if you want to properly analyze patterns. With smsBlockChain, that process is now as simple as sending a text message. Also read: An Analysis of the Last Eighteen Months of Bitcoin smsBlockChain – Full Blockchain Information via SMS The reason a

    smsBlockChain – Blockchain Analysis Via SMS

    | 2015/06/07 6:22 pm
  • An easy way to get more people acquainted with Bitcoin is through encouraging non-profit organizations to accept Bitcoin donations. Bitcoin dramatically reduces transaction costs, which would allow non-profits to use more of their resources in advancing their causes. Also read: Charity Coin is the First “Proof of Donation” Crypto-Currency This is where Bitcoin provider, Cubits, and non-profit fundraising service Wikando come into place. In a new partnership, Cubits and Wikando aim to bring Bitcoin to the

    Cubits-Wikando Partnership Expands Charity Bitcoin Acceptance

    | 2015/06/07 8:00 am
  • Consumer behavior has evolved tremendously over the past few years, and not necessarily all for the better either. We are being fed ideas and thoughts to consume as much as possible as often as possible, without giving it a second though. Items we buy may last anywhere from a few weeks up to a few years before they need replacing. But if startup company Byebuy has a say in the matter, that situation will change

    Blockchain Technology To Play Key Role in Consumerism Shift?

    | 2015/06/06 4:19 pm
  • Shapeshift.io is the simplest, easiest and fastest crypto currency exchange in the ecosystem that allows for users to instantly trade their digital currencies without even having to register. ShapeShift is how all digital currency exchanges should work. From start to finish users can convert digital currencies in seconds, with no account required. ShapeShift has been building strategic partnerships throughout the Bitcoin and blockchain industry, including Coinomi, Purse.io, Tether, and a new merchant processing agreement reached

    Shapeshift.io Announces New Pricing System

    | 2015/06/06 3:00 pm
  • Taking a proactive approach, Kraken has appointed Howard Bernstein, the ex-CCO of Merriman Capital as the new Chief Compliance Officer. The company says the appointment will help it as Bernstein is someone who comes with similar background, can anticipate the evolving regulation around Bitcoin and to help ensure it is regulated in a way that protects consumers while allowing the game-changing Bitcoin ecosystem to flourish. Also read: Is Bitcoin Better than Gold? Part One: Transaction

    Kraken Appoints Howard Bernstein, the Ex-CCO of Merriman Capital as New Chief Compliance Officer

    | 2015/06/06 8:00 am
  • For Bitcoiners, Purse.io seems to be one of the best options for spending Bitcoin for goods, as Amazon carries almost anything you would want to buy. In addition to the ability to spend Bitcoin on Amazon products, Purse.io allows you to choose a discount rate between 1-50%. However, since Purse acts as an escrow service, it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to get a 50% discount on anything. In past transactions with

    Purse.io: Purse Instant and Choose Your Discount Review

    | 2015/06/06 5:26 am
  • Many Bitcoin enthusiasts around the world are keeping a close eye on the developments being made in the mobile payments industry. Cashless transactions are on the rise in several countries around the world, and the shifting paradigm leaves the door open for alternative payment methods to gain a foothold. While Apple Pay may seem to be a strong contender, a recent security vulnerability may have you think twice about using it. And that gives Bitcoin

    iOS Vulnerability Spoofs Apple Pay, Bitcoin the Better Option?

    | 2015/06/05 9:40 pm
  • While there are already many real-world uses for Bitcoin, some grow more rapidly than others. Gambling through the use of cryptocurrencies is wildly popular, due to the emergence of provably fair gambling as well as the benefits both customer and company receives from using Bitcoin versus traditional payment methods. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Vegascasino.io and is not responsible for its products and/or services. Due to

    Vegascasino.io Launches, Aims to Deliver World-Class Experience

    | 2015/06/05 7:00 pm
  • While exchanges adequately offer traders the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, there aren’t many services that allow you to execute transactions on a larger scale, sometimes with orders spanning several exchanges. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Digital Trading Solutions and is not responsible for its products and/or services. That is where Digital Trading Solutions, a New York-based company backed by Cross Coin Ventures comes in.

    DTS Launches Iceberg Trading Platform, Large Scale Trading on Multiple Exchanges

    | 2015/06/05 6:00 pm
  • DNotes, a digital currency branded as the “CryptoCurrency of the future,” recently announced the release of its “Employee Incentive Benefits Plan.” The incentive plan is part of a bigger program known as the “Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plans,” also known as CRISPS. This program contains methods for investing in children, student, and retirement funds. “The Employee Incentive Benefits Plan combines knowledge of the employer/employee relationship with macro-economic foresight to maximize its users’ long-term potential benefit.” DNotes states that employees look for

    DNotes Adds Employee Benefits to CRISPs

    | 2015/06/05 3:00 pm
  • Brilliant minds around the worth are continually exploring the options and possibilities associated with Bitcoin technology. One of the things where Bitcoin could play a major role is in the world of finance, as digital currency works the same way around the world, regardless of any country borders. Could micro-financing become a future use case for Bitcoin? Let’s find out. Also read: Kraken Introduces Margin Trading Bitcoin Is Suitable for Peer-to-peer Lending It is not

    ProudSource Puts New Spin on Bitcoin Peer-to-peer Lending

    | 2015/06/05 8:00 am
  • One of the hurdles plaguing Bitcoin adoption in emerging countries is the fact you need an active internet connection to send and receive digital currency. Certain countries offer some form of Internet connectivity to locals at high prices, making it less appealing to use Bitcoin. But if SpaceX has a say in the matter, their satellites will be providing internet access all over the world. Also read: SpaceBIT Challenges Traditional Banking With Banking Above The Clouds>/em>

    Bitcoin Adoption To Thrive From SpaceX’s Internet-providing Satellites?

    | 2015/06/04 6:15 pm
  • SuperNET is a unique concept, especially considering that cryptocurrency was a radical idea in itself. Rather than being a cryptocurrency, SuperNET is a cryptocurrency initiative. In support of blockchain innovations, which is what the basis of SuperNET lies on, they have announced that they will be sponsoring Drachmae’s “Blockchain Solution for Greece” project. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with Bit Starz and is not responsible for its

    SuperNET Sponsors “Blockchain Solution in Greece” Project by Drachmae

    | 2015/06/04 6:00 pm
  • Trust is a component in both gold currency and Bitcoin, although working in two fundamentally different ways. With gold, trust is almost always required, be it in mining, minting, or banking. On the other hand, with Bitcoin, mandatory trust only enters the equation with a centralized mining network. All other trust requirements with Bitcoin occur when an individual voluntarily gives a company or other person control over his or her coins. Also read: Is Bitcoin Better

    Is Bitcoin Better Than Gold? Part Two: Trust

    | 2015/06/04 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin is often advertised as an anonymous digital currency that offers a high level of user privacy. People can hide their identities behind a wallet address, and generate additional addresses if needed. But is Bitcoin as anonymous and privacy-centric as uneducated people assume? The answers might surprise you. Also Read: All About: The Blockchain Part Six Anonymity vs. Pseudonymity Right now, there is a decent level of customer privacy in business. But it only exists

    Bitcoin is Not Anonymous and Lacks Privacy

    | 2015/06/04 8:00 am
  • After rumors of Coinbase not working for users located in Wyoming, Coinbase has since come out with an announcement that they will be indefinetly suspending service to users in Wyoming. This comes from an issue with The Wyoming Division of Banking in which recently communicated regulatory policy causes uncertainty for the legality of digital currency operations. Also read: Legislators to Introduce Pro-Bitcoin Bill in New Jersey Coinbase, in their post stated: “Although we strive to provide

    Coinbase Suspends Service in Wyoming Indefinitely

    | 2015/06/03 8:33 pm
  • Bitcoin is a great way to move money around the world, and it is also a movement that wants to decentralize all services. However, the digital currency has not been embraced fully just yet, due to identity and reputation management, which could not be decentralized up until now. Trust remains an important factor, and people don’t trust decentralized platforms just yet. One of Bitcoin’s positive aspects is that there will be no disputes when things need

    Bitrated to Bring Reputation to the World of Bitcoin

    | 2015/06/03 7:00 pm
  • The problem with any centralized exchange is that it is centralized. All the funds are located at one place, which makes it a weak chain in the link, so to speak. Even Bitfinex, respected by many as one of the more secure exchanges, succumbed to an infiltration of their hot wallet recently. Also read: Chamber of Digital Commerce Launches New Site, Announces Advisory Board Now for the first time through a partnership between BitGo and Bitfinex,

    Bitfinex and BitGo Partner Up to Offer First Ever Multi-Sig Exchange!

    | 2015/06/03 6:11 pm
  • In New Jersey, two legislators have brought a bill to the state legislature (A4478) that will create a regulatory framework for Bitcoin-related companies. Both the legislators and some in the Bitcoin community have touted the bill as a positive step towards bringing the cryptocurrency to the mainstream. Also read: 12charge Allows You to Pay for Utilities and More With Bitcoin A4478, alternatively titled the “Digital Currency Jobs Creation Act,” was introduced with the purpose of

    Legislators to Introduce Pro-Bitcoin Bill in New Jersey

    | 2015/06/03 3:00 pm
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC) has launched its newly updated website, which includes an automated online membership portal, as well as the announcement of the advisory board and prominent member companies. Among these member companies is MecklerMedia, one of the leading producers of global trade shows featuring Bitcoin, 3D printing, and robotics. MecklerMedia has multiple global events on various topics coming up in the following months. Through the new portal and ease of membership, the CDC

    Chamber of Digital Commerce Launches New Site, Announces Advisory Board

    | 2015/06/03 8:00 am
  • In many ways, gold and Bitcoin are similar. They are both scarce; gold is scarce by nature and Bitcoin has scarcity coded into its protocol. Gold and Bitcoin are divisible; gold can be melted into small coins or even shaved into tiny flecks. Each bitcoin is divisible by eight decimal places. They are both fungible; each ounce of gold is interchangeable with the next, and all bitcoins are interchangeable with one another. Gold and Bitcoin

    Is Bitcoin Better than Gold? Part One: Transaction Costs and Centralization

    | 2015/06/02 3:00 pm
  • Editor’s note: This article contains links that may be NSFW. Click at your own risk.  Bitcoin enables users to keep a certain level of anonymity when conducting business on the internet. When buying items from someone in a digital form, there is no need to disclose any of your personal information. When it comes to online gaming or gambling, Bitcoin allows people to game without leaving evidence on credit card statements. Now, Dream Lover allows

    Dream Lover: Models Sending Pictures for Bitcoin

    | 2015/06/02 8:00 am
  • This week in Bitcoin, we saw a straight trend downwards, with no reversals or bounces. The price briefly held at $240, peaking at $242, and then proceeded to slowly depreciate until it hit a floor at $228 — decreasing nearly 5% over the last seven days. Since then, the price has recovered slightly and is hovering at $230. Also Read: Last Week’s Market Wrap Up Bitcoin’s depression in price is most likely due to the attention OKCoin

    Bitcoin Market Wrap Up 5/24-5/31: Bitcoin Falls Below $230, Ripple Rebounds, Vertcoin Holds Steady

    | 2015/06/02 12:59 am