• Litecoin will go down in the digital currency history books as the second cryptocurrency to ever employ a different algorithm than Bitcoin’s. Ever since Litecoin’s creation, we have seen many Scrypt-based alternate currencies emerge, yet Litecoin will always remain the very first to do so, cementing its legacy. However, it looks like a rebrand is in order for Litecoin. Also read: Litecoin Association Takes Step Forward and Launches Litecoin.com Litecoin: First Scrypt Coin, Little Innovation Since Many

    Litecoin Undergoes Changes With Official Branding Guide

    | 2015/04/20 3:00 pm
  • The Chamber of Digital Commerce will host an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Bootcamp for Digital Currency in New York City on April 30 – May 1, 2015. On May 2, a separate AML Program Drafting Workshop will be held as well. The bootcamp and workshop are meant to provide education on AML and OFAC compliance specifically for bankers and professionals in the digital currency industry. Also Read: Oliver Janssens and the Bitcoin Foundation’s Woes The Chamber

    Chamber of Digital Commerce to Host AML Compliance Bootcamp

    | 2015/04/19 8:00 am
  • On April 17, 2015, Synereo and Factom announced their new partnership. Synereo, the new decentralized social network platform, will integrate Factom’s time stamped immutable ledger for publishing and verifying digital data. Also Read: Factom Partners With Coinapult Peter Kirby, President of Factom, stated: “This is a great opportunity to use Factom’s blockchain technology to build identity and reputation tools and explore new ways of looking at the attention economy. Synereo’s social contracts will benefit greatly from Factom,

    Factom Announces Partnership With Synereo

    | 2015/04/18 3:00 pm
  • BURST, the latest Bitcoin 2.0 cryptocurrency, uses a unique algorithm called “Proof of Capacity” (POC). POC utilizes miners’ unused hard drive space instead of their processor or graphics card to mine. Additionally, BURST says that it will offer a free marketplace without fees, taxes, and has no central authority. According to BURST, these qualities make its market place a competitive alternative to eBay. What is BURST Market? The BURST Market is located inside the  BURST wallet  and the payment  is

    BURST’s Decentralized Marketplace May Challenge eBay

    | 2015/04/17 7:00 pm
  • Bitcoin and gaming go very well together, and that partnership has a ton of potential to become a major force to disrupt the current financial infrastructure. And we are not just talking about regular PC gaming here, but also online gambling and even mobile games. Coingaming.io, a white-label Bitcoin casino solution software provider, has announced a platform for QuickFire mobile games. Also read: BitCasino.io Adds Microgaming Games via QuickFire in a Bitcoin Industry First Coingaming.io:

    CoinGaming To Launch QuickFire Mobile Gaming Platform

    | 2015/04/16 8:45 pm
  • Trusted Bitcoin news and tech review source Bitcoinist.net is pleased to announce a significant investment to expand its operations, and a new partnership with the leader in the Bitcoin conference industry; Inside Bitcoins.  Bitcoinist.net, a Bitcoin media company founded in early 2014 and dedicated to being an independent voice for the cryptocurrency community, is pleased to announce an additional investment round into the company. Bitcoinist has been a cornerstone of the Bitcoin industry, providing news

    Established Bitcoin Media Platform Bitcoinist.net Receives Significant VC Investment And Announces Inside Bitcoins Partnership

    | 2015/04/16 6:47 pm
  • As a merchant considering accepting Bitcoin payments, you might find yourself wondering how doing so will benefit your business. Not only does Bitcoin give you a hassle-free option of expanding your customer base on a global scale, but the transactions incur fewer fees compared to traditional payment methods. And if it’s up to Tether and GoCoin, Bitcoin payment processing will become completely free of charge. Also read: Factom and Tether Announce Partnership Tether: Protection Against Bitcoin Volatility

    Accepting Bitcoin Made Easier By Tether And GoCoin

    | 2015/04/16 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin can be earned in many ways, and there are quite a few people out there who wouldn’t mind receiving at least part of their monthly wage in bitcoin. This is especially true for small business owners and freelancers; it can be quite the hassle to wait for funds to come through traditional payment services. Hiveage, one of the most popular online billing services, is now accepting Bitcoin payments. Also read: RE/MAX London Accepts Bitcoin for Rent Payments Hiveage:

    Hiveage Now Lets You Bill Clients in Bitcoin

    | 2015/04/12 2:00 pm
  • London, April, 2015. UK Bitcoin service provider SpectroCoin.com (http://spectrocoin.com) is the first to offer functionality to exchange Bitcoins on the spot during the payment via SpectroCoin applications on iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices. One of the key obstructions of Bitcoin adoption is relatively volatile bitcoin price. It not only restricts from using bitcoin as a store of value in the long run, but also causes difficulties while using bitcoin on daily basis. Many ordinary

    UK based Spectrocoin.com allows to pay via Bitcoin without holding bitcoins, just Euros

    | 2015/04/10 4:55 pm
  • There is no stopping when it comes to the line-up of MasterCard Balaton Sound. Besides the EDM superstars, organizers have now announced prominent names as Jason Derulo, Pusha T and Ludacris as well as several names for fans of house, tech house and minimal electronica. The 4+1 day party on the beach of Lake Balaton is held between 8-12 July in Zamárdi, Hungary. Summer is coming and MasterCard Balaton Sound tickets are selling quickly. By

    Beach party with the biggest names

    | 2015/04/09 11:35 am
  • Blockchain Apparatus is a voting system based on the Blockchain, providing a transparent, secure and incorruptible voting system. Blockchain Apparatus has been developing several innovations and working to put software in control of will execution. The Denver-based startup announced this week their latest developments and their innovations are bound to change how people manage their estates. Also Read:  Response to Critics That Say The Blockchain Has No Value Blockchain Apparatus is one of several startups incubated

    Blockchain Apparatus Launches a New Trusted Will System

    | 2015/04/09 8:00 am
  • Bitcoin enthusiasts all across Belgium are doing their darndest to put the country on the digital currency map. With a great initiative such as Ghent Bitcoincity — which is kicking off their official event two weeks from now — things are heading in the right direction. But that is not all, as two new Bitcoin ATMs have been installed in shops in Belgium as well. Also Read: BTCPoint Enables 10,000 ATMs to sell Bitcoin in Spain General

    Two Bitcoin ATMs Installed at Outpost Game Centers in Belgium

    | 2015/04/05 3:00 pm
  • The Loudermilk Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia is slated to host the 2015 Bitcoin Consumer Fair on the April 18. The event is geared towards consumers and merchants who are interested in expanding the use of bitcoin in the Atlanta area, as well as those interested in working on the business and technology side of Bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin and The World Money Fair in Berlin The purpose of the fair is to bring together consumers, merchants and

    Bitcoin Consumer Fair is The First of its Kind in Atlanta

    | 2015/04/01 8:00 pm
  • On Wednesday, March 25 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new rules to facilitate smaller companies’ access to capital. The new rules presented by the SEC will provide a greater level of confidence from investors and there will be an increased amount of choices. Also Read: Bitcoinist Assistant Editor’s Formal BitLicense Comment These new rules are said to be updated and expanded from Regulation A, an existing exemption from registration for smaller issuers of securities.  The

    SEC Facilitates Smaller Companies’ Access to Capital

    | 2015/03/27 8:00 am
  • Bitwage is announcing that it will be partnering with Xapo, a bitcoin debit card provider, to release the Bitwage International Debit card. This international payroll debit card service is the first of its kind.   Also Read:  Xapo Announces Free Multi-Signature Deep Cold Storage; Five Private Keys Generated Offline and Scattered Across the World This debit card will allow employees and contractors using Bitwage’s bitcoin payroll service to withdraw United States Dollars, Euros, and British

    Bitwage Partners With Xapo for New Debit Card Service

    | 2015/03/25 3:00 pm
  • Diverse Conference Agenda Covers Blockchain and Big Picture Business, Charity and Community, Economics and E-Commerce, Social Impact and Security AUSTIN, Tuesday, March 24, 2015 — This weekend’s 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference (http://texasbitcoinconference.com/) at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin will provides a 360-degree insight into the world of Bitcoin, Bitcoin 2.0 and blockchain applications, with a diverse agenda highlighting the crypto-currency’s impact on the economic big picture, business and e-commerce, charities, communities and social initiatives.

    Texas Bitcoin Conference – A 360-Degree View of Crypto-Currency Developments

    | 2015/03/25 12:32 pm
  • Lately, the cryptocurrency ecosystem has been pledged by a series of hacks and other attacks. Digital currency exchanges seem to be the preferred target for hackers since they usually carry large volumes in their wallets.

    42 BTC Stolen From Allcrypt Exchange

    | 2015/03/22 8:00 am
  • Although every day we hear new cases of companies and businesses starting to accept bitcoin, the general public still doesn’t see much use for the digital currency. In fact, it is still pretty difficult if not impossible for a mainstream bitcoin user to do online shopping and paying directly with bitcoin. This has given rise to a new business niche on the ecosystem and the chance for new companies to flourish. What exactly is Purse?

    Purse Partners Up With Coinbase

    | 2015/03/21 3:00 pm
  • Bitcoin Press Release: The SF3301 will be the next generation of dual-algorithm mining chips; the world’s first 28nm with the capability to mine SHA-256 and Scrypt simultaneously. The advantages of this ability translate to an extended period of effectiveness for the miner and increased profitability. Beijing, China – Tape out of the company’s 28nm SF3301 ASIC is currently underway. By using FDSOI technology not currently present in any other chip on the market, power efficiency

    SFARDS (formerly Gridseed) Announced World’s First 28nm Bitcoin and Litecoin Dual-Algorithm ASIC Tapeout

    | 2015/03/20 3:48 pm
  • Navajo Coin recently announced that they will be releasing a new wallet enabling full anonymous transactions. The Navajo Developer team has been working on a new technology that will turn their coin into a fully secure anonymous crypto currency.

    Navajo Coin Goes Anonymous

    | 2015/03/20 8:00 am
  • Yesterday, a security notice was launched in Authy’s blog. An independent security researcher from Sakurity found a bug in the popular 2FA app Authy. Egor Homakov was responsible for finding a Format Injection vulnerability that affected the Authy service through a commonly used open source library.

    Independent Researcher Finds Authy Vulnerability

    | 2015/03/17 9:15 pm
  • Coinapult and Factom have struck a strategic partnership! As part of the collaboration, Coinapult will leverage Factom’s technology to enhance their transparency efforts, and Factom will use Coinapult as an important part of hedging value collected during its factoid software sale. Also read: Tradle and Factom: Delivering Blockchain Economies Of Scale Peter Kirby, President of Factom, commented on the partnership, stating: Factom’s immutable ledger technology can help Coinapult create more transparent and accountable records to serve their customers

    [VIDEO] Factom Partners With Coinapult As It Preps Software Sale

    | 2015/03/15 3:00 pm