• Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, has enacted a citizenship policy where anyone who pays  $20,000, or the equivalent in Bitcoin, can become a citizen of the country. The announcement marks the first time that a country’s citizenship can be bought with Bitcoin, setting an exciting precedent for the still relatively nascent currency. The move comes as people increasingly adopt a more globalized outlook with a rise in people seeking as many as

    Vanuatu Citizenship Offered For Under 50 BTC

    | 2017/10/11 1:15 pm
  • In A CNBC Fast Money interview, Michael Novogratz of Galaxy Investment Partners predicted that Bitcoin’s price is likely to be over $10,000 in six to 10 months. Just how high could #bitcoin go? Hedge fund legend @novogratz says $BTC will soar to over $10K in the next 6 to 10 months pic.twitter.com/b3ZKS1hXau — CNBC's Fast Money (@CNBCFastMoney) October 10, 2017 Former Fortress Investment Group manager Michael Novogratz agrees that Bitcoin shows signs of being in a

    Novogratz Predicts $10,000 Bitcoin Coming Soon As Bitcoins Price Rallies

    | 2017/10/11 11:00 am
  • Confideal brings smart contracts to the masses with its unique platform that makes creating, managing, and enforcing smart contracts as easy as filling out a simple form. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] It used to be that if you wanted to create a smart contract for a transaction that you would have to code it manually (or hire someone to code it for you) and the end result would look something like this: Are

    Confideal Brings Smart Contracts into the Mainstream Business World

    | 2017/10/11 9:45 am
  • Famous cryptocurrency proponent and antivirus software developer John Mcaffee stated in a recent article that governments fear cryptocurrencies because they can’t tax them. Making Profits with Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrencies have received a lot of attention from individual and institutional investors since there is a lot of money to be made. From day trading to cryptocurrency mining, there are a lot of ways to make a profit in the digital asset space. Initial Coin Offerings have become one of

    John McAfee: Governments Fear Cryptocurrencies Because They Can’t Tax Them

    | 2017/10/10 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Vitaly Balakhonov, CEO of Eloplay, the eSports platform that allows players to organize and participate in tournaments with decentralized prize pools through the use of its innovative blockchain-based Smart Tournaments. Eloplay’s ICO begins on October 16, 2017. Bitcoinist: How did you come up with the idea for Eloplay? VB: At first it was a simple idea to create a service for one-on-one video games competitions. In April 2016, the platform hosted the first trial battles where

    Interview with eSports Game Changer Eloplay

    | 2017/10/10 3:00 pm
  • Nvidia’s participation in the cryptocurrency industry is paying big dividends. In effect, fueled by Bitcoin’s impressive surge, Nvidia stock price continues to soar. Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Are Here to Stay On October 10, 2017, Nvidia’s stock value reached an all-time high: $192.92 USD per share. In parallel, Bitcoin’s value soared to $4,800 USD per coin. This bullish drive demonstrates that Nvidia continues to profit from producing devices used in cryptocurrency mining, artificial intelligence, driverless

    Bitcoin Boom is Fueling Nvidia’s Stock Price to All-Time Highs

    | 2017/10/10 11:30 am
  • Security experts are suggesting that Blockchain technology could replace Social Securities Numbers as identification credentials. Giving Hackers No Chance Cyber hacking attacks have risen drastically in the last couple of years, with hackers primarily targeting companies that hold very sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords etc. Last month, news broke out that the well-known credit reporting agency, Equifax, was a victim of an elaborate hacking attack. The hackers were able to access

    Could Blockchain Technology Replace Social Security Numbers?

    | 2017/10/09 11:45 pm
  • The University of Melbourne has announced plans to pilot blockchain based certification and verification based scheme, allowing a private, secure and long-lasting way to verify their student’s credentials. The University of Melbourne is trialing a blockchain-based record keeping program, allowing recipients to both store their credentials and allow third party access for verification purposes. Learning Machine are behind the issuing system using the Blockcerts open source code developed by the MIT Media Lab in 2016. Professor

    University of Melbourne Piloting Recipient-Owned Blockchain Records

    | 2017/10/09 4:00 pm
  • Robert Ophèle, the new head of France’s stock market regulatory agency, the AMF, presented his goals, which focus on Bitcoin, initial coin offerings (ICOs) regulation, and making Paris more attractive for financial investors leaving London as a consequence of Brexit. Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies Fulfill a Legitimate Business Need Robert Ophèle detailed his five-year program for the AMF (Authorité des Marchés Financiers), in a recent interview with Challenges. He noted that the priorities of the

    France’s Stock Market Regulator is Positively Interested in Bitcoin and ICOs

    | 2017/10/09 12:00 pm
  • According to a recent report by security intelligence group RedLock, hackers were able to breach into the Amazon Cloud services of two companies in order to mine Bitcoin. Amazon Cloud Used for Bitcoin Mining In a recent article, Business Insider reported that hackers were able to hack into the AWS cloud services’ infrastructure of two companies in order to mine Bitcoin. According to the security firm RedLock, the two affected companies were Aviva and Gemalto. The security firm

    Hackers Breach Amazon Cloud to Mine Bitcoin

    | 2017/10/08 9:00 pm
  • The world of talent development will soon be shaken up by the launch of TokenStars, the first blockchain-based celebrity management platform that applies decentralized scouting and community voting to ensure transparent engagement for millions of users: celebrities, fans, brands, and advertisers. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] A young person faces a lot of obstacles in becoming a star in their chosen field, such as sports and show business. It is true that such an

    TokenStars Blockchain Platform Allows Ignored Young Talents to Be Supported and Achieve Success

    | 2017/10/08 12:00 pm
  • Matthew Goetz, former vice president at the famous financial institution Goldman Sachs believes that investing in Bitcoin is like investing in the Internet in the late 90’s.  Betting Big On Bitcoin The decentralized cryptocurrency had a very good run this year. Even after receiving bad publicity from the comments of the JP Morgan CEO and the recent report that China ordered Bitcoin exchanges to close down. Bitcoin is up by 450% this year and is currently

    Former Goldman Sachs VP Believes Bitcoin is the Next Internet

    | 2017/10/07 9:45 pm
  • Bitcoin’s supremacy is strengthening in the cryptocurrency market, as its resiliency continues to impress experts and Wall Street’s top executives. The financial markets are clearly reflecting this sentiment as Bitcoin’s value now surpasses the US$ 4,300 mark. Bitcoin Leads the Cryptocurrency Market Bitcoin maintains its preeminence not only among fiat currencies but also among the other cryptocurrencies. According to a recent CNBC article, “Bitcoin was the top performing cryptocurrency in the last three months, despite the mega-rally

    Despite Detractors Bitcoin Remains Best Performing Currency

    | 2017/10/07 11:30 am
  • Josh Garza, Founder and CEO of the infamous GAW Miners has been ordered to pay almost $10 million to the SEC. Josh Garza, CEO of  GAW, GAW Miners, ZenMiner, and ZenCloud plead guilty to a $9 million fraud scheme back in July of this year. Pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud related to his role in his companies’ purported generation and sale of virtual currency, Garza has now been ordered to pay almost $10 million, consisting

    Founder of GAW Miners Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

    | 2017/10/07 9:45 am
  • Famous investor and billionaire, Mark Cuban, believes that Blockchain technology will be the main platform for future technology. Investing in Bitcoin and ICOs In a recent interview with Bloomberg, known investor and the owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, confirmed that he has invested in Bitcoin. Cuban also noted that he strongly believes that Blockchain will be the platform upon which future technology will be built. This isn’t the first time that the billionaire

    Mark Cuban Believes Blockchain is a Great Platform for Future Technology

    | 2017/10/06 5:30 pm
  • Dan Morehead believes that Bitcoin and other digital currencies will soon become an essential part of every financial portfolio. Bitcoin Continues to Gain Traction Bitcoin has continued to make headlines in the news in recent weeks. From the famous comments of JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to China ordering major exchanges to shut down their operations, Bitcoin has received a lot of attention from both media and investors. Almost as if in defiance of its detractors,

    Bitcoin May Soon Be Part of Every Financial Portfolio

    | 2017/10/06 3:30 pm
  • Blockchain technology continues to prove itself as one of the most secure record keeping and ledger system options currently on the market. The issue of malleable records continues to harm businesses that struggle with corruption and malicious third-party oversight. Blockchain technology can provide solutions to the problems faced by these companies. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] Blockchain as a Service, or BaaS, is also seeing a rise in popularity as more and more business

    Dragonchain Introduces Business Facing Blockchain Platform

    | 2017/10/06 2:15 pm
  • According to reports, new hedge funds are now investing millions of dollars into Initial Coin Offerings. ICOs: The New Way to Make Quick money? In the last couple of months, Initial Coin Offerings have received a lot of attention from investors worldwide. According to data from Coinschedule, 153 projects were able to raise the impressive amount of $2.3 billion through ICOs. Experts believe that hedge funds are the main contributors of these ICOs. A recent

    Hedge Funds Are Investing Big Sums Into ICOs

    | 2017/10/05 11:00 am
  • Wu-tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah appears to be affiliated with a cryptocurrency venture looking to raise $30 million in Cream tokens to fund cryptocurrency ATM empire. Ghostface Killah will assume the role of Chief Branding Officer as part of the Cream token ICO looking to raise $30 million, although he has so far remained unavailable for comment. In a recent interview, Brett Westbrook, CEO of Cream Capital elaborated; His work capacity will be laying out a framework for

    Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah To Launch Cream ICO

    | 2017/10/05 10:45 am
  • The decentralized advertising network announced that it has entered into a partnership with community-based video distribution platform Flixxo. The announcement, which was made on the company’s blog on October 3, was met with much excitement and praise from the cryptocurrency community. One user on Twitter tweeted: congrats, Flixxo seems like a great project, makes lots of sense to partner with that team — tyler (@asapyoungty) October 3, 2017 while another user chimed in with: Wow!

    AdEx Announces Partnership with Video Distribution Company Flixxo

    | 2017/10/05 12:45 am
  • The entire spectrum of traditional financial assets has always been plagued with issues stemming from lack of liquidity. Blockchain technology is now being deployed to solve some of these issues through the tokenization of these assets. [Note: This is a sponsored article.] The Problem Plaguing ‘Traditional’ Real World Assets Real estate, stocks, oil, or gold: All real-world traditional financial assets, all succumb to one common shortcoming – they’re not liquid. Liquidity refers to the ‘inexpensiveness

    Tokenization of Traditional Assets

    | 2017/10/04 3:45 pm
  • BitProperty, the blockchain-powered real estate investment platform, has announced that it will launch a closed beta release on October 5, 2017. Ten days later, on October 15, it will kick off a token sale to raise funds for further development of the platform. How BitProperty Works Based in Japan, BitProperty is a decentralized real estate platform that gives users a quick, low-cost, and easy to use way to own and trade real estate revenue streams.

    BitProperty Announces Upcoming Token Sale, Beta Release of Real Estate Investment Platform

    | 2017/10/04 2:00 pm
  • Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s recent tweet is on the fence when it comes to Bitcoin, but teases comparison of Bitcoin with paper money replacing gold. Still thinking about #Bitcoin. No conclusion – not endorsing/rejecting. Know that folks also were skeptical when paper money displaced gold. — Lloyd Blankfein (@lloydblankfein) October 3, 2017 There may be no definitive conclusion, but the tweet certainly suggests that the CEO can imagine a future where Bitcoin is at

    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Hints At Bitcoin Revolution

    | 2017/10/04 12:00 pm