• Ever since the Bitcoin computer by 21 Inc has been released, various community members have been very vocal about how expensive this device is. Especially when taking into account what the Bitcoin computer does, any owner with a Raspberry Pi 2 can replicate the concept. Or that is what one Reddit user believes, at last, although it remains to be seen whether or not this idea will work. Also read: Quora Launches Writing Sessions To

    Cloning 21 Inc’s Repository Does Not Turn a Raspberry Pi Into The Bitcoin Computer

    | 2015/11/21 4:37 am
  • The newly rebranded BTCC Bitcoin exchange has announced a new feature for its customers. BlockPriority, as the feature is called, has been designed to prioritize BTCC customers” transaction confirmations, giving them an advantage over any other Bitcoin user in the world. Whether or not this is a positive trend,remains to be seen, and one can rest assured there will be quite a few debates about this move in the not-so-distant future. Also read: The Political

    BTCC Launches BlockPriority Feature To Give Customers Transaction Confirmation Advantage

    | 2015/11/20 10:33 am
  • Ask Me Anything sessions are quite popular on the Internet these days, as people want to connect with content creators and prominent figures in the sector they are interested in. Even though most of these AMA sessions used to take place on Reddit, the platform has become quite chaotic in recent months. Quora is launching their version of AMA sessions, called “Writing Sessions”. Also read: Bitcoin Meetup Groups in India and Europe See Amazing Growth

    Quora Launches Writing Sessions To Replace Redundant Reddit AMA

    | 2015/11/20 5:05 am
  • Creating a paper wallet is one of the most secure ways of securing and storing digital currency. As these funds are kept offline, there is no chance of the wallet being hacked through traditional means. On the other hand paper, wallets can get stolen, end up lost, or damaged by either fire or water. That isn’t keeping people from printing these paper wallets, though, and the PiperWallet is a nifty – albeit expensive-  tool to

    PiperWallet Bitcoin Paper Wallet Printer Available Exclusively Through Purse Merchants

    | 2015/11/19 1:08 pm
  • Bitcoiners like to make a habit of fanatically praising the relatively obscure concept of peer-to-peer computing. The enthusiasm for this fledgling idea is driven by the potential of P2P technology to change the very face of market interaction. The key to this radical development is technological decentralization. Decentralization is the process of dispersing powers or functions away from a central point to a network of independent parts. Also read: Overstock Employees Kept Safe With Gold,

    Monetize All the Things: Making P2P Work in the Real World

    | 2015/11/19 12:00 pm
  • US Senator John McCain told reporters that he will be holding hearings and will pursue legislation to require companies to provide the government access to certain encrypted user data. However, encrypted P2P platforms for secure communications are designed so that the companies hosting the services don’t have access to the content, which would create a problem if these businesses were forced to give up this information. Such legislation would require companies to completely redesign of many flagship products,

    Senator John McCain Pushing Government Access to Encryption Protected Data

    | 2015/11/19 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin Meetup groups are thriving over the past few years, and the recently posted power rankings show some interesting facts once again. It should come as no surprise to anyone that Bitcoin Meetup groups in India are growing by leaps and bounds. But the European Bitcoin Meetup groups should not be underestimated either. Also read: WatchMyBit: The Bitcoin Pay-Per-View India & Europe Warming Up To Bitcoin Even though very little of the conferences and educational

    Bitcoin Meetup Groups in India and Europe See Amazing Growth Over Past Month

    | 2015/11/19 6:38 am
  • Sometimes, people start to wonder what has become of our society, as certain stories sound too crazy to be true. Or at last, that is what most Sky broadband customers will think once they received a letter from Golden Eye International. Various customers are suspected of illegally downloading adult videos, and the company will demand monetary compensation for these acts. Also read: Clearmatics Technologies and UBS Announce Blockchain-based Utility Settlement Coin Golden Eye International Is

    Blockchain Technology Could Have Prevented Golden Eye International Copyright Infringement

    | 2015/11/18 11:43 am
  • With so many companies exploring the world of blockchain technology, interest from investors keeps on growing month over month. Clearmatics Technologies, a company, based in London and partner of UBS Group AG, wants to adapt blockchain technology to redesign the global payment system. Among the first round of funding were some notable investors, including big names who previously invested in other Blockchain companies. Utility Settlement Coin – Big Market For Blockchain Technology The partnership between

    Clearmatics Technologies and UBS Announce Blockchain-based Utility Settlement Coin

    | 2015/11/18 9:35 am
  • In response to the tragic terror attacks in France, intelligence agencies have launched another campaign against strong encryption, such as the type that tech companies use to create secure end-to-end communication services. Intelligence agencies are attempting to blame the encryption as an enabler for extremists to plan and follow through with terror attacks. After recent attempts to stifle encryption failed, it seems like this is an opportune time to rebuild their attacks on encryption due to

    Encryption Scapegoated in Wake of Paris Attacks

    | 2015/11/18 8:00 am
  • Simplifying cross-border payments for businesses can not be achieved through traditional financial infrastructure; that much is clear by now. In countries where there are limited to no financial services available, there is no adequate infrastructure to speak of. Blockchain technology can help resolve that problem, and Align Commerce is banking big on this innovative form of remittance. Also read: Exclusive Interview with Guy Halfred-Thompson of Blockchain Tech Group Ltd Align Commerce Raises US$12.5m In Funding

    Former Western Union Executive Raises US$12.5m for Blockchain-Based Cross-Border Payment Solution

    | 2015/11/17 10:12 am
  • The Blockchain Tech Ltd group (BTL) is a technology company focused on developing blockchain technologies to disrupt and transform the existing industries. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and develops in-house technology. It specializes in providing support and funding to new blockchain-based projects through the company’s incubator and accelerator programs. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Risk Management The company’s first technology platform is a remittance business called Interbit. Interbit focuses on leveraging blockchain

    Exclusive Interview with Guy Halford-Thompson of Blockchain Tech Group Ltd

    | 2015/11/17 8:00 am
  • Various major names in the history of Bitcoin have been incarcerated due to various reasons, but that doesn’t mean they no longer have the support of the Bitcoin community. Ross Ulbricht, or Charlie Shrem – to name a few – would love nothing more than to hear from the Bitcoin community, although that will be quite difficult as their computer access is either restricted or simply non-existent. Bitcoin Penpals may offer a solution to this

    Bitcoin Penpals – Communicate With Ross Ulbricht Or Charlie Shrem For 99 Cents

    | 2015/11/17 4:17 am
  • These days, expanding a company’s workforce is not done in the same manner it was done a few decades ago. Rather than ensuring these is enough space for additional desks, and cramming in as many people in one room as humanly possible, mobile workers are the new hot commodity in the business world. At the same time, this new paradigm poses a fair challenge, as organizing mobile workers is not the easiest thing in the

    Blockchain Technology Will Help Companies Manage Mobile Workers

    | 2015/11/16 12:21 pm
  • Any business knows that holding volatile assets involves some degree of risk. In fact, there are several aspects of everyday business in which management is required to constantly assess risk and take action based on findings. Since Bitcoin acts as a mixture of currency, commodity, and property, the risk involved with Bitcoin is different than a lot of other things that have risk associated with them. For example, businesses that sell goods or services to

    Bitcoin in Business: Risk Management

    | 2015/11/16 12:00 pm
  • This week has been somewhat depressing for those hoping to see a return of the bull run that has characterized the market activity of the past couple weeks. The bulls did not make a reappearance this week, while the bears had a firm hold of the Bitcoin price. This week may not be all bad, though. The seemingly tough resistance we have seen at $300 may suggest a leveling-out point, which could mean at new,

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bear Market Special Edition

    | 2015/11/16 8:00 am
  • Interesting things are happening in Portsmouth, as this city in the United Kingdom has announced their progress of bringing Bitcoin to retailers and consumers alike. Months of hard work have finally paid off, as the first Bitcoin ATM has been installed in Hampshire. A special event was organized on Friday the 13th of November, and there is much more coming. Also read: BitHappy The New Bitcoin Browser First Bitcoin ATM Arrives at Portsmouth The city

    Bitcoin ATM in Portsmouth Is Now Open For Business

    | 2015/11/16 4:12 am
  • Bitcoin has been “unbanned” in Taiwan. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. Sources are claiming that the digital currency was never banned in Taiwan in the first place, despite Central News Agency’s — one of Taiwan’s largest media outlets — recent report that the country’s Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) labeled bitcoin and digital currencies “illegal.” The words are attributed to Tseng Ming-Chung, an FSC officer who during a legislative hearing, allegedly referred to digital currencies as “unlawful.” Also read:

    Taiwan: There is no Bitcoin Ban

    | 2015/11/15 8:00 am
  • About a year ago, an interesting topic was brought to people’s attention when details leaked about Tor not being as secure as people would like it to be. Various aspects of Tor were compromised during a hack, and it remains unknown whether or not all of these vulnerabilities have been fixed by now. Furthermore, the FBI is denying any involvement in the process, although there are very few parties who could have pulled this hack

    Are The FBI and Carnegie Mellon Involved In De-Anonymizing Tor?

    | 2015/11/15 5:30 am
  • According to their website, San Diego-based Airbitz is “a blockchain inspired, decentralized, open source, zero knowledge global information security solution.” In other words, they’re all about keeping things safe for their customers. The company made headlines early this year when it began integrating a special two-factor authentication model that swore to protect users while making the login process simpler. The feature became available in mid-March, and can be accessed through a simple button tap. Users have

    Buy and Sell Bitcoin with the New Airbitz App

    | 2015/11/14 12:00 pm
  • Bitcoin Meetups present an excellent opportunity for digital currency enthusiasts to meet up with other like-minded people. Bitcoin users are often criticized for being socially awkward, and how they spent too much time on a computer to earn fake internet money. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, and the Shenzhen Bitcoin community is getting ready for their first ever Meetup event next week. Also read: Revolutionizing the Casino Industry with Bitcoin The First

    Shenzhen’s First Bitcoin Meetup Takes Place November 21

    | 2015/11/14 8:09 am
  • The Bank of Canada may be starting an initiative that will look into changing their monetary policies. The central bank’s second in command Carolyn Wilkins had some encouraging words to say about Bitcoin. It’s possible they are tired of the results of quantitative easing and manipulated interest rates so they have begun looking into alternative tools that may stave off the financial crisis and a stagnate economy ahead. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Smart Contracts

    The Bank Of Canada Is Siding With Bitcoin

    | 2015/11/14 8:00 am
  • Various services around the world have started exploring the option of accepting Bitcoin payments for goods and services rendered. One positive trend to note is how there are so many different businesses where you can spend Bitcoin these days. Perhaps one of the more unique services is Updown.io, a platform to monitor your website’s uptime at low costs. Also read: 100 Banks Approach Blockchain.info Updown.io – Simple Website Monitoring At Inexpensive Rates Website owners can

    Website Monitoring Service UpDown Accepts Bitcoin

    | 2015/11/13 2:27 pm