• Back before I had a calling to bitcoinist, I was a freelance writer (still am, to an extent) that would write just about everything. That’s where I met Chris Ray, the developer and founder of this coin. So to help kick off the start of his new coin, he came in for a Q&A. The following is the conversation that happened between us. 1. Little Info about you?  I am from Utah USA, studied a little

    Activecoin: Exclusive Q&A

    | 2014/06/20 12:30 am
  • When I first heard of Coined, I was ecstatic. Yes we have the famous Dogecoin NASCAR, and now the St. Petersburg Football Bowl hosted by Bitcoin via Bitpay, but a movie? My interest was immediately peaked. Now I’m happy to announce that I was able to contact some people over at Coined, Adam Cornelius and Chris Higgins, the film creators. Before the actual Q&A, I think a little bit of background regarding this project would

    Q&A with Coined: First documentary about Cryptocurrency

    | 2014/06/20 12:03 am
  • Digital River is now accepting Bitcoin! Digital River is an e-commerce payment processor, but has previously been used for more conventional methods such as credit cards. Since its founding in 1994, Digital River has processed $30 billion dollars in transactions, making it one of the biggest payment processors. Due to this, I think it’s huge that it’s accepted Bitcoin. It allows people that have used Digital River for years to maybe start accepting Bitcoin, and

    News Summary: June 15-21

    | 2014/06/19 2:25 am
  • Point-of-Sale solutions that facilitate bitcoin transactions with over-the counter businesses. Bitcoinist.net recently had a Q&A with DC POS  to discuss their new point-of-sale system. [quote]”We expect to have thousands of merchants accepting bitcoin with DC POS by the end of calendar 2014″[/quote] Q: How did DC POS come about?  Our Managing Director and founder Mike Nelson wanted to do something positive to accelerate Bitcoin adoption. He realized that Bitcoin needs to move from a speculative economy to a

    Exclusive Q&A with DC POS

    | 2014/06/18 5:18 pm
  • A home for Bitcoin enthusiasts in the heart of Texas. [quote]”We hope to show people the new freedoms that are possible by building a strong, independent, economic community.” [/quote] Amid the flood of interest in Bitcoin, a collective of hackers and  entrepreneurs are starting Austin’s first dedicated bitcoin exchange to truly test what businesses and communities look like when using bitcoin as their primary currency. They will be hosting their Official Launch party, dubbed “Freedom Friday”

    Satoshi Square ATX – a Bitcoin Exchange and Social Club

    | 2014/06/18 12:00 pm
  • Firstly, CryptCoin is a hybrid proof of work and proof of security coin based on the X11 algorithm which uses different hash functions for mining. We all know hype is crucial in the success of a coin, but what is the result of hype and innovation? The current answer is simple, CryptCoin. Many can say that CryptCoin’s latest success is due to its Mintpal addition which could be the case, but the fact of the

    CryptCoin: Anonymity and it’s latest surge

    | 2014/06/18 7:19 am
  • Hitbtc, the most technologically advanced exchange on the market, is pleased to announce the addition of full functionality for Dogecoin from today, June 16. Hitbtc offers customers the ability to trade both fiat and cryptocurrencies in complete confidence on a state-of-the-art platform. Already on offer are USD and EUR, as well as Bitcoin and Litecoin, but following the result of users’ votes, Dogecoin is now being implemented, allowing users to trade with the same great

    Hitbtc announces the addition of Dogecoin

    | 2014/06/18 7:17 am
  • Bitcoinist.net recently sat down with Cryptonator to reveal the top 5 things you never knew about Cryptonator. [quote]Bill Gates once said in year 1997 – “We need banking, but we don’t need banks anymore”, and we believe this time is about to come.[/quote] Q: What exactly is Cryptonator? In simple words, it is a cryptocurrency calculator. Cryptonator allows calculating price of a selected cryptocurrency in other cryptocurrency, or in US Dollar, Euro and other fiat

    Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cryptonator

    | 2014/06/17 12:00 pm
  • Rapid growth of GHash.IO mining pool, seen over the past few months, has been driven by our determination to offer innovative solutions within the Bitcoin ecosystem combined with significant investment in resource. Our investment, participation and highly motivated staff confirm it is our intention to help protect and grow the broad acceptance of Bitcoin and categorically in no way harm or damage it. We never have and never will participate in any 51% attack or


    | 2014/06/17 8:48 am
  • Austin, TX  Introducing a new, easier way to make bitcoin transactions. This prototype ATM was developed in part by Cash2btc.com and requires no input of a government issue ID or biometric palm scanning. The ATM takes in over 180 fiat currencies and can convert to bitcoin, litecoin or dogecoin. Best of all, the machine is open sourced technology – meaning anyone in the world is capable of building this machine. Steve Wilkinson of AustinBitcoin.com explains


    | 2014/06/16 11:11 pm
  • While all you Droid fans may say, “‘X’ phone already has this”, when Apple does something it’s big. And it’s big. If you watched Apples WWDC last week you may know what had all the people there cheering in excitement, and it’s big for bitcoin. Since Apple controls such a large percentage of the market of the mobile market with their smartphones and software whatever they introduce has large rippliating effects. Pre-Conference. Before Apple’s world developers conference that took

    Apple: Big for Bitcoin

    | 2014/06/15 8:39 pm
  • Want to try your hand at making some money on the Brazil World Cup? Check out Bitkup. When I contacted Gus, a person over at Bitkup and asked him why Bitkup was created he said (note due to a language barrier, text may be slightly inaccurate due to translation): Brazilians and Spaniards are passionate about football and technology, so we created Bitkup with the main objective of disseminating Bitcoin enthusiasts and the provide the currency; also,

    Interview with Bitkup: Create predictions for Brazil World Cup 2014

    | 2014/06/15 3:21 am
  • Price drop and Wallet update! Bitcoin V0.9.2 has officially released, check out the github to get the update. Minor updates according to release notes “bringing mostly bug fixes and some minor improvements. OpenSSL has been updated because of a security issue (CVE-2014-0224).” Even if it is a minor release, upgrading is still recommended.  On a side note, Bitcoin is down again, around the $560 mark. It seems that the price decrease is a combination of

    Bitcoinist News Round up!

    | 2014/06/14 10:07 pm
  • Today I’m here with RepRapMaker, a new launch that needs some funding to launch their startup. RepRap goal is to use plastic and other affordable materials which results in a cheaper price. The 3D printer is made of plastic components itself, allowing for the printer to reproduce itself and allowing for its name, Replicating Rapid Prototyper. The uses and advantages of 3D printing are numerous. On top of the fact they are using PLA plastic

    Exclusive Interview with RepRapMaker: 3D Printing Cooperative

    | 2014/06/13 11:51 pm
  • Exclusive Launch Interview with Betmoose: User-Driven Betting Exchange Looking for money and have a hunch? We’re not advocating betting, but maybe that’s your calling. After I got a quick response from Lucky House Writing, Betmoose also sent me a reply (with some detailed answers, so expect a long one) and accepted the chance for an interview. Betmoose is a company that lives in the cloud, with a team based out in Canada. Adam (assumedly CEO/founder,

    Exclusive Launch Interview with Betmoose: User-Driven Betting Exchange

    | 2014/06/13 4:23 am
  • As I love to push awareness of companies that accept Bitcoin I decided to reach out to Reddit, asking if there were any companies/ventures that accepted Bitcoin that would like to be interviewed for bitcoinist. Almost immediately, I got my first reply from Lucky House Writing and we started the interview process. Lucky House Writing is a startup company was started by their founder Jack Lucky. Our founder, Jack Lucky, founded this company a short

    Exclusive Interview with Lucky House Writing: Here for all your writing needs!

    | 2014/06/12 7:39 pm
  • Expedia accepts bitcoin for hotel reservations, becoming the first major travel company to accept payments in cryptocurrency. Perfect for the beginning of the travel season and the world cup! Expedia remarked in a press release announcing the move into the bitcoin ecosystem: [quote]“Bitcoin is a great example of how Expedia is investing early in an array of payment options to give our customers and partners more choice in the ways they interact with us” [/quote]

    Expedia Accepts Bitcoin for Hotel Bookings

    | 2014/06/12 5:33 am
  • If you don’t know what TOR is, it stands for The Onion Router. Originally purposed for a third-generation onion routing project of the US Naval research laboratory according to their website, TOR is now used by anyone that would like to remain as private and secure as they can. TOR gets name from how it works. TOR works by protecting you against a well-known form of Internet surveillance, known as” traffic analysis.” It does this

    TORcoin: How it could Save TOR’s networks

    | 2014/06/12 2:39 am
  • Tatiana Moroz, a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur, is the pioneer of revolutionary crowd funding model PRLog (Press Release) – May 30, 2014 – NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Tatiana Moroz, a New Jersey-based, singer-songwriter and entrepreneur is releasing her “Tatiana Coin”, the first-ever artist crypto currency aka “Artist Coin”. “Tatiana Coin” will use a Bitcoin-driven platform to empower fans and music lovers alike to directly contribute to Tatiana’s 3rd album release and subsequent tour. Early fundraising goals are $50,000 up to $250,000. The 30 day

    Bitcoin Backers Embrace Crowd Funding with “Tatiana Coin”

    | 2014/06/11 11:13 pm
  • Inside Bitcoins Conference and Expo heads to Hong Kong SkyCity Marriot Hotel on June 24-25, 2014. Inside Bitcoins Hong Kong is Asia’s largest conference on bitcoins and cryptocurrency, and has lined up an experienced group of speakers to share their expertise on the distributed payment protocol and the overall cryptocurrency scene during the two-day conference. “Remember the gold rush in the 19th century? Asia is going through a similar period; except this time it’s not

    Inside Bitcoins Conference Heads to Hong Kong in 2 Weeks! Get 10% OFF!

    | 2014/06/11 11:13 am
  • ZeroBlock announces ANX exchange as their premium market data feed partner and integrates ANX exchange into its professional level trading platform NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 – Bitcoin news and market data provider ZeroBlock, a subsidiary of Blockchain.info, is proud to announce the integration of ANX into its professional level trading platform.  ANX is a globally-compliant, fully licensed operator with strong compliance policies ensuring a safe trading environment for its traders.  ANX provides an easy,

    ZeroBlock and ANX exchange Partnership

    | 2014/06/11 7:38 am
  • This Thursday, (12th June, 2014) at 5 p.m, the first Robocoin (a bi-directional Bitcoin ATM) will start to operate in Katowice, thus making Poland the 14th country worldwide to have one. All transactions will be possible thanks to cooperation with Polish BTC/LTC exchange, BITBAY.NET. It will stand in the middle of one of the most recognized shopping centres in Poland – Silesia City Center, visited by 15mln people annually (and still counting). It has a

    The first RoboCoin in Poland

    | 2014/06/10 3:34 pm
  • Tired of reading so much about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Here is something that is fun and has to do just a little bit with Bitcoin.  Duck Race comes to Budapest, Hungary for the first time. Since our headquarters is here we thought that we will enter our bitcoin duck. What is duck racing? Rubber duck races has a history. Since 1988, GAME has helped raise over $280 million with the Derby Duck® races with

    Bitcoin duck!

    | 2014/06/07 12:26 pm