• ICOBox, a premier provider of fixed-price SaaS ICO solutions founded earlier in 2017, has helped its clients collect over $200 million via their ICOs in the first five months of its operations. And there’s more to come – a number of ICOs are still in progress, so the final total will be even higher. Although the advent of ICO technology has significantly simplified and streamlined the process of finding supporters, it still requires significant resources.

    ICOBox’s Clients Have Raised $200 Million through ICOs

    | 2017/11/30 7:00 pm
  • As Bitcoin breaches fresh all-time highs, compliance with the tax authorities becomes a confusing, yet key, priority for anyone booking profits.  The Tax Man Cometh With Bitcoin having broken the $10,000-mark yesterday and currently sitting just shy of that level as of the start of play on Thursday, many holders will be considering cashing out some of their portfolios and converting it to fiat so as to book profits on their longer-term coins. Sure, the longer term hodlers

    Libra Just Made It Easier For Exchanges To Remain Tax Compliant

    | 2017/11/30 3:45 pm
  • Finishing up an extremely successful ICO run last week, UQUID, the all-in-one solution for earning, saving, and spending 90 different cryptocurrencies, raised over $17.8 million. Cryptocurrency-based payment platform UQUID concluded its ICO last week, raising $17.8 million and leaving investors clamoring for more. For those unfamiliar with the platform, UQUID bridges the gap between cryptocurrency and fiat. It allows users to earn, save, and spend Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 88 other cryptocurrencies. Through the UQUID virtual

    Cryptocurrency Payment Platform UQUID Raises Over $17.8 Million in Successful ICO

    | 2017/11/15 1:15 pm
  • Initial Coin Offerings have scarcely been out of the news lately. A number of high profile scams, bans, and regulatory plans have seen them eating up column inches. But where does that leave the genuine value startups and those wishing to invest in them? The Background An ICO in its most basic form is used as a tool for finding backers to raise funds for new blockchain projects. A company will pre-sell a coin (or

    ICO Problem – What’s Next for Startups and Investors

    | 2017/09/14 9:45 am
  • A solution to many of the worldwide concerns about the media comes to market in Snip, a decentralized news feed platform that is completely censorship resist and permissionless. Problems with current media outlets For decades, you could probably count on one hand the number of media sources where you get your news from. The biggest corporations in the space had complete control of the content that is in newspapers, TV, radio. But with the rise

    Snip platform looks to rewrite how the public receives their news

    | 2017/09/05 12:19 pm
  • According to Cisco, about 50 billion devices are due to come online by 2020. With the Internet of Things getting closer the world will never be the same again. The underlying concept for IoT is basically connecting any device to the Internet and/or to each other — everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices to almost anything you can think of. [Disclaimer: This is a sponsored article] And it’s been going on for

    REVAIN and Internet of things: how soon?

    | 2017/09/02 5:00 am
  • Aimwise, a company based in China, is aiming to develop a platform with which companies can launch their own ICOs, and give the community a higher level of trust when it comes to these funding techniques. ICOs Break Record After Record 2017 has truly been the year of the ICOs, with dozens of decentralized blockchain based projects using the method to crowdfund their companies. Some of the more popular ones have been able to raise millions and millions of dollars for

    AIMwise takes on challenges of unregulated ICO market

    | 2017/08/27 7:00 am
  • Canadian Bitcoin ATM company LocalCoinATM recently opened the first Ethereum ATM (ETH) in Toronto, and have added support for Ethereum on all their Bitcoin ATMs in the Greater Toronto Area. Citizens of the Great White North, rejoice! Canadian Bitcoin ATM company LocalCoinATM recently announced the opening of the first Ethereum ATM in Toronto, and have added support for Ethereum on the rest of their Bitcoin ATM network. The new ATM is located at 161 Church Street, Toronto

    LocalCoinATM Opens First Ethereum ATM in Toronto

    | 2017/08/20 11:00 am
  • Idealists have labored on and on about the thousands of potential uses for blockchain services since its inception. As a host of blockchain-based projects and services continue to emerge, we are finally beginning to see the fruits of that labor. Speeding up Administrative Congestion The technology under the hood, known as a blockchain, is being tested more and more to see how it can change different services around the world. From currencies to record keeping,

    Improving Public Services Through Blockchain Technology

    | 2017/06/25 9:30 pm
  • Bitcoinist has compiled a list of ten VPN providers that will gladly offer you their services for your bitcoin.  Why VPN? One of the primary reasons for purchasing a VPN service is to keep your online activity private. It is ironic, then, that some still choose to buy their VPN service via a payment method tantamount to a suitcase filled with marked bills and a transponder — which, if you’ve ever seen No Country for Old

    10 VPN Services Providers That Accept Bitcoin

    | 2017/03/28 5:00 pm
  • The number of Bitcoin ATM’s has surpassed 1,000th, a milestone in the history of Bitcoin that marks the continued growth of its infrastructure across the globe. Bitcoin Hits 1,000 BTM’s Today, CoinATMRadar celebrates the submission of the 1,000th Bitcoin ATM on their website. A significant moment for the website that tracks the presence of these machines worldwide, but even more so for the Bitcoin community in general. The current number of Bitcoin ATM’s currently stands at 1,002, according

    Achievement Unlocked: Bitcoin Surpasses 1,000 ATMs Worldwide

    | 2017/02/17 9:00 am
  • Almost 2.3 Billion people can now shop on Amazon without a computer or a bank account following Purse.io’s Android app launch.  Shopping with Bitcoin on Amazon Now Available to 2.3 Billion Following the launch of its iOS app, Purse.io has now released the Android version for its platform, enabling billions to shop on Amazon with Bitcoin on the most popular smartphone operating system with over 1.4 billion users globally. With both operating systems supported, the number

    2.3 Billion People Can Now Use Bitcoin on Amazon

    | 2017/01/24 7:00 am
  • Spare app has added Bitcoin payment support, allowing users to cash out in national currencies in select U.S. regions using any iOS device. Spare: Cash Out Bits at Your Local Store Spare, an alternative finance app that allows users to withdrawal cash on-the-go through various merchant locations, now supports Bitcoin. Using the Spare app, users can now cash out their bitcoin at certain local stores. The services is currently available in certain parts of the U.S, including New York, Colorado, New Jersey, Philadelphia,

    Who Needs ATMs? This iOS App Cashes Out Your Bits at Retail Stores

    | 2017/01/11 3:00 am
  • The Bitcoin Blockchain has enabled millions of workers in India to receive bigger paychecks in Indian Rupees through a new partnership between Bitwage and Unocoin.  Less Waiting, Bigger Paychecks for Indians Indian Bitcoin exchange Unocoin has partnered with Bitwage in an effort to improve wages for international workers. Leveraging bitcoin transactions, Bitwage is able to skip currency exchange and international transaction fees. It transfers wages directly to workers in India, who now have the option of being paid

    Bitcoin is Now Helping Indians Receive Bigger Paychecks from Abroad

    | 2016/12/22 2:30 am
  • vDice has announced full support for Ethereum light clients. Specialising in gambling games that exist only on the Ethereum blockchain, they have become the leader in Ethereum Gambling Dapps. The vDice platform is unique in the Ethereum space and the area of digital currency generally. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. Their crazy designs are a treat. But the real interesting part is the technology they

    vDice Support Ethereum Light Wallets

    | 2016/08/19 9:43 am
  • Nimirum is a completely decentralized forum platform powered by blockchain technology. We will be creating an autonomous system with no moderators or admins where everyone is equal. Studies from freedomhouse.org show censorship on the internet has increased as of 2015. For that reason, a platform like nimirum is vital for the good of the internet. Since the platform is powered by blockchain tech, there will be 100% uptime. If you post something on the Nimirum

    Nimirum.org – on a mission to end online censorship with blockchain technology

    | 2016/08/12 5:00 am
  • Svante Lehtinen sat down with Bitcoinist to talk about the proposed HEAT ledger. Billed as a ‘blockchain 3.0 technology,’ The project claims to improve upon current blockchain technologies by dramatically improving transaction speeds through a synthesis of proof-of-stake and proof-of-work. Lehtinen is the project leader of HEAT and an experienced entrepreneur of 20 years. He is also the founder of the 2.0 cryptocurrency, FIMK, and the COB of the nonprofit Krypto Fin ry association. Also

    Blockchain 3.0 Technology: Project Leader on the New HEAT Ledger

    | 2016/08/04 12:38 pm
  • The public and private sectora are now joining forces to stop ransomware as part of an international initiative to combat cybercrime. Groups participating in the project include Intel Security, Kaspersky Lab, the Dutch National Police and Europol.  Also read: Lisk Community Continues Developing Ecosystem Tools, Services International Crackdown on Ransomware The initiative, called “No More Ransom,” has a simple goal: make it more difficult for cyber criminals to capitalize on ransomware by outsmarting them. The organizers

    Private-Public Partnership Launched to Combat Ransomware

    | 2016/07/27 4:02 pm
  • For most, bitcoin is used in two ways; it is either held in cold storage as an investment, or used as an alternative payment medium to fiat. Both have their own advantages over their traditional alternatives, but the real driving forces behind bitcoin’s development are rarely discussed – the conversation hangs largely around bitcoin’s price, and whilst that is an exciting topic, it does not inspire those who are truly interested in the power of

    3 Killer Apps Awaiting Bitcoin This Year

    | 2016/06/20 5:27 am
  • Arlington, VA – (May 25, 2016) – BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) (“BTCS” or the “Company”), a blockchain technology focused company which secures the blockchain through its transaction verification services business, increased its Ethereum-mining hosting business to approximately 150 kilowatts (“kw”), up from approximately 50kw announced in March 2016. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. BTCS Expanding Ethereum Mining Hosting “We have gained valuable expertise since

    BTCS Expands Ethereum Hosting Business

    | 2016/05/25 11:08 am
  • Syscoin, a cryptocurrency built for online merchants and marketplaces, has implemented DirectBTC as part of Syscoin 2.0 which builds on the features established on earlier versions. DirectBTC allows Bitcoin users to participate on the currency’s marketplace, which previously required ownership of the coin.  Also read: Pre-Order With Bitcoin Using Purse Pre New Syscoin 2.0 Features The new features allow for a decentralized marketplace where buyers and sellers can use Bitcoin for their transactions. These features will allow buyers

    Syscoin 2.0 Launches DirectBTC on Decentralized Marketplace

    | 2016/05/21 6:00 am
  • Cyber security is on the minds of everybody in the technology world these days, yet hackers and internet criminals seem to be outsmarting the masses yet again. One particular cyber criminal syndicate is using malware-as-a-service through the Nuclear exploit kit. Also read: Kaspersky Labs Outsmarts CryptXXX Bitcoin Ransomware Developers Again Malware-as-a-service Is A Thing Now Everything is being turned into some “as-a-service” model, whether it is technology, the blockchain, or in this case, malware. A

    Malware-as-a-service Is A Cheap Way To Spread Bitcoin Ransomware

    | 2016/05/18 4:10 am
  • Bitcoin is not the only concept which seems to be dealing with creator identity issues as of late. The creator of email – or at last the person claiming responsibility for doing so – is suing Gawker over two articles published on Gizmodo. Also read: Industry Report: Bitcoin Expansion, Ransomware, Dark Web Drudgery The Story of Shiva Ayyadurai According to Wikipedia, email was invented by VA Shiva Ayyadurai back in 1978. However, not everyone seems

    Email Creator Shiva Ayyadurai Faces A Satoshi Nakamoto Moment

    | 2016/05/12 8:24 am