• Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services.  The World’s Most Affordable Bitcoin ATM Austin, Texas (July 7) – Blockchain Innovation, announced today the official release of their highly anticipated Bitcoin ATM, the BitTeller. With the growing popularity of cryptocurrency; developing and producing the BitTeller was a no brainier for blockchain Innovation. The BitTeller is a small but powerful Crypto­ATM system designed to provide a safe and

    Blockchain Innovation Announces the Release of the Simple, Fast, and Secure BitTeller ATM

    | 2016/07/09 4:19 pm
  • Breakout Coin, branded as “the world’s first ‘multicurrency’ payment system,” has ended its crowdfunding campaign, successfully raising over 700 bitcoins, close to $450,000 as of press time. 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. The crowdsale began on June 13, 2016 and ran until July 7, offering a 25 percent bonus for

    Breakout Coin Closes Crowdsale, Successfully Raises 700 BTC

    | 2016/07/09 1:40 pm
  • A Bitcoin bill becomes law, a new form of Mac malware emerges, and Steemit uses digital currency to steer traffic. Want to catch up on the latest cryptocurrency news? Take a look at the stories below: Also read: Industry Report: Is Litecoin Making a Comeback? THE NEWEST BITCOIN BILL North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has signed a new Bitcoin bill into law, expanding the state’s Money Transmitters Act to include cryptocurrencies. The bill defines virtual

    Industry Report: The Bitcoin Bill That Became Law

    | 2016/07/08 4:00 pm
  • According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint Research, Apple has dropped into fifth place in China’s smartphone market. Also read: New EU Cybersecurity Laws to Cover Online Banking, Markets Is the iPhone Trailing Behind its Competitors Because of Bitcoin? This news is a huge blow to the tech giant, as China represents Apple’s biggest customer base outside of the United States. Additionally, this news follows an earlier market report from the second

    Is Apple’s Attitude Towards Bitcoin Hurting Chinese iPhone Sales?

    | 2016/07/08 11:59 am
  • Another serious drop is in the books. Following a period of hanging in $670 territory, the price has fallen to around $639 at press time. Also read: The Halving Month Is Here; What Will Happen to the Bitcoin Price? But while the forecast may look grim, the fact is that there are plenty of opportunities for bitcoin to rise back up. The British pound is continuing to fall into a deep, dark oblivion since the

    Pound vs Yen: The Battle Over Bitcoin Rages On

    | 2016/07/08 9:00 am
  • What happens to cryptography once quantum computers are everywhere? Will it still be possible to keep encrypted systems — like the Bitcoin network — secure? Also read: The Halving Month Is Here; What Will Happen to the Bitcoin Price? This week, Google addressed the question with a blog post titled, “Experimenting with Post-Quantum Cryptography,” which looks at how possible computing speeds in the future could compromise encryption, even today. Quantum computing, long a computer science

    Google Experimenting with Crypto for the ‘Post-Quantum Era’

    | 2016/07/08 5:00 am
  • The European Union (EU) parliament has approved a new set of cybersecurity laws, ordering firms in “essential service” industries like banking, health, energy and transport to bolster their defenses against cyber-attacks. Also read: Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin The EU network and information security (NIS) directive represents the first EU-wide standards on cybersecurity. According to an EU parliament statement, they are designed to increase cooperation between member states as well

    New EU Cybersecurity Laws to Cover Online Banking, Markets

    | 2016/07/07 7:43 pm
  • Malware is being distributed in a wide variety of ways these days. Security researchers have managed to track down the distribution of Pirrit aware to an online marketing company based in Israel. As it turns out, a new version of the adware is in circulation right now. Albeit this adware is targeting Mac OS X users specifically, it is still a significant threat. Also read: The Halving Month Is Here; What Will Happen to the

    Israeli Advertising Firm TargetingEdge Spreads Pirrit Adware

    | 2016/07/07 5:34 am
  • Another rise in the bitcoin price — since our last price piece, bitcoin has jumped up by about $3, and is hovering around $673 at press time. With the highly-anticipated block reward halving drawing ever-near, this bump might be an indicator for an even larger rally in the coming days. Also read: Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin Price Back Up? The Halving: What’s Going to Happen? The halving month has finally arrived, and this

    The Halving Month Is Here; What Will Happen to the Bitcoin Price?

    | 2016/07/06 5:00 am
  • Cryptocurrency grows in Japan, and Litecoin is coming back with a vengeance. Want to catch up on the latest digital currency news? Have a gander at the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin ZAIF Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif is adding XEM currency to its platform. The company repeatedly appears in the headlines, and adding new digital currencies to its trading platform. XEM currently holds heavy power in

    Industry Report: Is Litecoin Making a Comeback?

    | 2016/07/05 11:00 pm
  • The bitcoin price started a brief lateral movement period to accomplish the end of its first main technical cycle. Now, a congestion area is providing an accumulation opportunity, with support at $600 and resistance at $820, preparing for the rise to $1800. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance  Technical Analysis: Expect Resistance Long-Term Analysis The past rounded-bottom is history, and now fundamentals, political factors and news are inconsistent

    Technical Analysis: Roman Circus at the Bitcoin Exchange?

    | 2016/07/05 8:45 pm
  • Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif continues to make media headlines in quick succession as of late. The company announced on July 3rd how they had added the XEM cryptocurrency to their trading platform. Keeping in mind how XEM has seen a spectacular value increase over the past few months, this is not entirely surprising. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance It is not uncommon for cryptocurrency exchanges to add

    Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Adds XEM Trading Market

    | 2016/07/04 5:02 am
  • The Litecoin Association has released a roadmap for the future of the well-known cryptocurrency, introducing new software clients, protocol improvements, and the expansion of the various communication and governance structures. Also read: Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference The main points of the roadmap concern software for both consumers and miners, touching on a new membership drive for the Litecoin Association (LA), legal issues, and communication with the Litecoin community. Litecoin Is Back

    Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance

    | 2016/07/03 2:59 pm
  • Popular bitcoin gambling service FortuneJack has launched a new giveaway promotion, distributing up to 1000 mBTC per day to 10 lucky winners. 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. Dubbed “LuckyJack,” this new promotional giveaway is open to anyone who has deposited at least 10 mBTC on the FortuneJack platform, as long

    FortuneJack Launches ‘LuckyJack’ Giveaway: Win 100mBTC Per Day

    | 2016/07/03 1:00 pm
  • Blockchain development platform Lisk now has its crypto-token LSK listed on ShapeShift, Yuanbao and CoinPayments. 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. According to the development team, adoption has been “steadily growing” since the launch, gaining interest from “payment processors and online merchants.” Now supported by ShapeShift.io, a highly-popular cryptocurrency exchange, traders

    Lisk Adoption Growing as Currency Added to ShapeShift Exchange

    | 2016/07/02 3:00 pm
  • In a conference at Toronto, the heart of the Canadian blockchain industry, technologist and author of Mastering Blockchain, Andreas Antonopoulos, gave a chilling keynote urging technologist to invest in core skills around blockchain and not to worry and speculate about price swings of virtual currencies. Also read: Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe He made many parallels around past technologies, where technologists who invested in learning the core technologies like .NET, Java, and HTML

    Education not Speculation: Message from the Blockchain Training Conference

    | 2016/07/02 12:00 pm
  • China loves digital currency, France wants to fight it, and the FBI doesn’t know how to handle it. Want to catch up on your latest digital currency news? Check out the stories below. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Thieves Abound As Popularity Skyrockets CHINA China has proposed a new civil law that recognizes the people’s right to own virtual assets. This includes bitcoin and additional cryptocurrencies. The civil code was introduced in the National People’s Congress

    Industry Report: How China, France, and the FBI Do Bitcoin

    | 2016/07/02 9:00 am
  • There is a now form of Bitcoin ransomware on the block, going by the name of Zepto. At its core, this is a different variant of the Locky malware, which has been making the rounds for quite some time now. Security researchers detected a spike in the distribution of this new ransomware. As one would expect, Internet criminals are using spam emails to distribute this payload. Also read: Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin

    Worrisome Locky Ransomware Variant Zepto is Making The Rounds

    | 2016/07/02 5:58 am
  • The bitcoin price is back up! Following a scary and wavering period of political turmoil and financial devaluation, bitcoin has returned to $670 USD and beyond at press time. Also read: Bitcoin Price Down, But Gaining Popularity in UK Following Brexit Bitcoin is getting people excited again, and the reasons for the rise are likely due to several factors. For one thing, the Brexit vote has come to an end. Britain is leaving the EU, and

    Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin Price Back Up?

    | 2016/07/02 5:00 am
  • ATLANTA, July 1, 2016 — Blockchain-based startup, Smart Defense Technologies, has announced the introduction of Blocksafe, the first ever “smart gun” system that utilizes blockchain technology. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation The Blocksafe infrastructure works for smart devices and locks that mount on guns, allowing gun owners to effectively monitor and control the use of their weapons. Blocksafe Chairman and CEO Kevin Barnes is a military veteran and blockchain developer who

    Smart Guns on the Blockchain, Introducing Blocksafe

    | 2016/07/01 5:07 pm
  • Hospital IT security is not up to par, as a recent reported indicated. It looks like the threat is far more real than anticipated, as a new wave of IoT device attacks is taking place as we speak. Medical services, ranging from CT scanners to dialysis pumps, are targeted by hackers. Albeit these assailants will not shut down the machines, they are trying to retrieve confidential patient information. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in

    Hackers Target Medical IoT Devices To Obtain Prescription Drugs

    | 2016/07/01 3:54 am
  • The story of Silk Road is far from finished by the look of things. Gary Davis, also known as Libertas on the deep web marketplace, is fighting his extradition to the US. If he is successful in doing so, he will not be charged for his alleged involvement in Silk Road. The FBI strongly feels they have evidence linking his real identity to that of the Libertas administrator position on the platform. Also read: Running

    FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation

    | 2016/06/30 4:08 am
  • With a current return-on-investment of 10-18% annually, many are wondering how to launch a Dash masternode. Luckily — unlike in the world of mining — detailed information on how to begin is not difficult to come by. But for interested investors who don’t own 1000 Dash now and won’t in the foreseeable future, what is a protocol-level, decentralized solution for the long-term? Also read: Incentivized Model a Healthy Way to Encourage Blockchain Growth? The answer

    Running a Masternode: Setup, Buying Shares, Earning ‘Interest’

    | 2016/06/29 11:53 pm