• MasterCard, one of the world’s leading credit card issuers, is stepping up their game to protect banks and payment processors against cyber hacking. Over the past few years, credit card theft through online hacks has increased, leading to increased numbers of fraud reports and identity theft. Safety Net is MasterCard’s answers to this threat, and this global tool has now launched in Europe. Also read: VodaNet Adds Bitcoin, Buy a Vacation with Bitcoin! MasterCard’s Safety

    Blockchain Technology Beneficial To MasterCard’s Safety Net

    | 2015/10/15 5:24 am
  • VodaNet is a company known for selling vacation packages at cheaper rates than the competitors. In an attempt to boost sale and attract more clients, Voda has announced they will be accepting Bitcoin as payment. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with VodaNet and is not responsible for its products and/or services. The company is based on the direct selling or multi-level marketing business model and has used

    VodaNet Adds Bitcoin, Buy a Vacation with Bitcoin!

    | 2015/10/14 3:00 pm
  • GoPro is proving to be a different company than most people had ever imagined. Not only does GoPro make some of the world’s most commonly used camera hardware, but they are also planning to pay users if the company can use their footage. GoPro Awards, as this new system is called, and will serve as a year-round program. Also read: Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed GoPro Pays Consumers Up To US$5m Per Year

    How Bitcoin Will Make GoPro Awards Even Better

    | 2015/10/14 12:38 pm
  • Computer security remains a critical issue for everyday consumers and security researchers alike. Despite Adobe Flash being fully-patched and allegedly vulnerability-free, a previously unknown exploit has surfaced which lets attackers installed malware on people’s computers. It goes without saying this exploit could have very grave consequences, and might even affect Bitcoin users. Also read: Chinese Investors Bank on US Startups – Good News For Bitcoin Adobe Flash Still Vulnerable To Exploits The integration of Adobe

    New Adobe Flash Zero-day Exploit Could Impact Bitcoin Users

    | 2015/10/14 5:43 am
  • Uber released its “Uber Partner App,” a collaboration of ideas between its engineers and drivers that gives users a more personalized feel. The result of the Partner app puts driver insights in the hands of its network — and apparently the general public as well. The app had a data breach of about 1,000 scanned documents of people’s driver’s licenses and personal info. This comes just after Uber and Lyft’s debacle of the 50,000 user data

    Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed

    | 2015/10/13 10:55 pm
  • After facing a fair amount of backlash over the past few months, Uber has [finally] decided to revamp their driver app. The main goal of this decision is improving driver earnings, as well as improve rider satisfaction. Furthermore, the updated Partner app will now display more valuable information for drivers to make more money while driving people around. Also read: 3D Hubs Facilitate Local Production of Industrial-Grade 3D Printing Uber Updates Partner App, Still No

    Uber Partner App Update Still Doesn’t Include Bitcoin Payments

    | 2015/10/13 12:43 pm
  • Blockchain technology has the potential to drastically change the way business is done, mainly in accounting and contracts. Large businesses make contracts on a daily basis. Contract law is a wide field of study and essential to understanding how to run a successful business. What happens if the other party breaches a contract? Does a contract need to be in writing to be legally binding? These are things business owners and decision makers need to

    Bitcoin in Business: Smart Contracts

    | 2015/10/13 12:00 pm
  • Startups are the next hot commodity when it comes to investing in people – and projects – that could become the next Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Uber. However, all of those startups are in need of funding, and that money has to come from somewhere. Young startups based in the US can rejoice, as AngelList announced a new US$400m fund, backed by one of China’s largest private equity firms. Also read: Wynd Creates Modular Restaurant

    Chinese Investors Bank on US Startups – Good News For Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/13 8:33 am
  • 3D Hubs, an online 3D printing service, has announced that it will be facilitating designers in connecting with industrial-grade 3D printers in their areas. According to the organization, with the launch of 3D Hubs HD, they will be able to reach out to over one billion people who will get access to a 3D printer within 10 miles of their homes. 3D Hubs operates a network of 3D printers with over 20,000 locations in over a 150

    3D Hubs Facilitate Local Production of Industrial-Grade 3D Printing

    | 2015/10/13 8:00 am
  • Food delivery services are a convenient form of feeding yourself after a hectic day. French startup Wynd is taking things one step further, by offering a service that combined discovering new restaurants, with a way to order your favorite, and pay for everything within one and the same ecosystem. In a way, Wynd disrupts the traditional chain of command in which restaurants rely on major software vendors to create a custom-tailored solution. Also read: You

    Wynd Creates Modular Restaurant Software Solution – Huge Potential For Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/12 12:51 pm
  • Today, we have an interview with Kai Chng, founder of Digix Global, a company that aims to tokenize physical assets and make them fungible on the Ethereum blockchain in order to increase the pool of liquidity in a decentralized marketplace. Read on for more insight from Kai! Also read: Shapeshift Incorporates Ethereum into Altcoin Exchange Platform   Hi Kai, thanks for taking the time to speak with us today. Can you begin by telling us a little bit about yourself and

    Interview with Kai Chng, Founder of Digix Global

    | 2015/10/12 12:00 pm
  • This week, we saw a significant amount of growth in the Bitcoin price, following several weeks of relatively calm market activity. Starting in the high $230s — carrying on the trend from last week — the price quickly rose to $240 and beyond.   Also read: Purse.io Under Attack — User Funds Are Safe And Accounted for Daily Bitcoin Price Action October 5: $238.70 October 6: $240.46 October 7: $246.27 October 8: $244.26 October 9:

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Poloniex Supports Factom, BlockChainGroup.io Revolutionizes Analytics

    | 2015/10/12 8:00 am
  • There are plenty of reasons to use a router for internet connectivity, rather than relying on the hardware offered by an internet service provider. Unfortunately, not all of the routers in circulation are all that secure. A recent investigation unveiled how thousands of ZHONE routers operated by top enterprises around the world are vulnerable to a remote zero-day exploit. Also read: Dow Jones Subscriber Database Hacked – Time For Decentralized Solutions ZHONE Routers Are Vulnerable

    ZHONE Routers Vulnerable to Zero-Day Exploit – Bitcoin Users At Risk?

    | 2015/10/12 6:04 am
  • There are rumours circulating all over the internet about a recent breach that may have occurred over at Purse.io, one of the world’s leading platforms to spend Bitcoin on Amazon purchases. Although most of the details still remain unknown at this time, Purse has confirmed there have been unauthorized password reset notification emails. The platform was also taken offline for a brief time to investigate the matter. Also read: JCB And Fujitsu Launch Palm Vein

    Purse.io Under Attack – User Funds Are Safe And Accounted For

    | 2015/10/11 5:27 am
  • Even Dow Jones subscribers are not safe from the threat posed by hackers who are seeking out vulnerabilities to collect user data. It is not the first time a major service or company comes under attack, but the Dow Jones hack is of particular worry to former and current subscribers. Payment information may very well be obtained, and all affected consumers are advised to keep an eye on their credit card statements for the foreseeable

    Dow Jones Subscriber Database Hacked – Time For Decentralized Solutions

    | 2015/10/11 3:45 am
  • Many people interested in Bitcoin have a less than optimistic view about the health of the global economy. This skepticism — in some cases pessimism — is fueled by a controversial business cycle theory that is fairly popular in Bitcoin circles. This theory holds that the easy money created by central and fractional reserve banks induce entrepreneurs to embark upon projects that are are not actually profitable. This action sparks a series of events, in

    What will Happen to Bitcoin when the Economy goes Bust?

    | 2015/10/10 8:00 am
  • When new ad-blocking applications were introduced to Apple’s App Store, content creators reacted quite weary. Having these applications block all types of advertisements online, and in-app makes monetizing creations even more difficult. That being said, Apple recently removed quite a few of these apps, as they might pose a security threat to users. Also read: Bitcoin Can Be A Gamechanger During The Holiday Shopping Season iOS Ad Blockers Redirect Traffic Through VPN Connection All of

    Apple Removes Multiple Ad Blockers From App Store Due To Potential Security Threat

    | 2015/10/09 12:02 pm
  • Privacy is one of the major topics of concern for everyday consumers these days. Especially as far as online data is concerned, there doesn’t seem to be any form of privacy left. But in California, that situation is about to change. Law enforcement agencies will need to obtain a legal warrant if they intend to snoop at somebody’s online data, including email accounts. Also read BlockChainGroup.io President Shone Anstey on new Bitcoin Blockchain Analytics Engine

    California Legislators – Protecting Consumer Privacy and Opposing Bitcoin Bill

    | 2015/10/09 5:29 am
  • Tax evasion is a real threat to the global economy, and the biggest culprits are large corporations abusing loopholes to avoid paying taxes. According to research estimates, a total of US$240 billion worth of taxes is not being paid by corporations all over the world. Such a vast sum of money could do a lot of good all over the world, and it is time these practices come to an end. Also read: Bitcoin in

    Ending Corporate Tax Evasion – Impact On Bitcoin Companies?

    | 2015/10/08 12:24 pm
  • Blythe Masters, the Wall Street executive who became the youngest managing director of J.P. Morgan,  likes the blockchain. However, the Chief Executive Officer of the startup Digital Asset Holdings doesn’t pay much attention to Bitcoin. The former credit derivative product manager told Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit, “I never became particularly enamored with cryptocurrency.” Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Why don’t most Businesses Accept Digital Currency? Masters gained a lot of her experience with over two

    The Blythe Masters Philosophy: Pay no Attention to Bitcoin

    | 2015/10/08 12:00 pm
  • BlockChainGroup.io is a new company in the Bitcoin industry that looks to be taking on the difficult task of making blockchain analytics easier and providing more information. They have been coding from the ground up a new way to search and corollate the data the blockchain provides. The Bitcoin blockchain contains all the data of every transaction right from the genesis block. This data and the connections of transactions contain a wealth of data. While

    BlockChainGroup.io President Shone Anstey on new Bitcoin Blockchain Analytics Engine

    | 2015/10/08 8:00 am
  • Making the traditional financials sector more secure requires a lot of technical innovation. Unfortunately, the financial sector has seen little to no innovation over the past few decades. In recent months, however, various companies have been experimenting with passwordless and contactless payments. Palm vein technology is now making its way to ATMs and merchant terminals. Also read: Denying Financial Service Providers To Hide Behind Arbitration Clauses JCB & Fujitsu Partner in Palm Vein Security Trial

    JCB And Fujitsu Launch Palm Vein Payment Authentication By Storing Data on Centralized Servers

    | 2015/10/08 5:32 am
  • Every time a new mobile Bitcoin wallet is released, people get excited about its new features. Over the past few months, most mobile Bitcoin wallets have announced new features, but nothing makes them stand out from one another. Just yesterday, the new BitX Smart Wallet was released, which offers some near, albeit not groundbreaking, features. Also read: Bitcoin in Business: Why don’t most Businesses Accept Digital Currency? BitX Smart Wallet – In-App Bitcoin Buying &

    BitX Smart Wallet Launched for Mobile Bitcoin Users

    | 2015/10/07 12:14 pm