• Initial coin offerings (ICOs) can easily net millions of dollars from enthusiastic investors, but a number of countries are starting to regulate them. The Philippines is the latest country to join this growing club. The vast surge in cryptocurrency value and popularity, especially Bitcoin, over the last couple of years took many sovereign governments and major financial institutions by surprise. The blockchain has led to a massive explosion in platforms, each looking to generate revenue

    Philippines Joins the Ranks of Countries Regulating ICOs

    | 2017/12/05 9:30 am
  • In a new development suggesting Parity’ recent flaw that locked up over 900,000 ether was more nefarious than previously thought, affected token startup Cappasity thinks they have proof the “bug” was actually a hack. Cappasity Thinks Foul Play’s Been Discovered The Ethereum community was rocked on Tuesday, November 7, after GitHub user devops199 deleted the library responsible for supporting approximately $300 million dollars’ worth of ether in Ethereum wallet provider Parity’s multi-signature wallets. The space

    Ethereum Funds Frozen, Token Startup Cappasity Says Bug Was ‘Hack’

    | 2017/11/11 5:30 pm
  • DDoS attacks are one of the most common problems on the internet. However, blockchain technology may hold the key to a safer and more pleasant internet, an avenue that is being explored by the Gladius project. New Technology Brings New Problems With the inception of new technologies, new problems are also sure to arise and “malicious actors” are usually among the first to take advantage of these problems, using exploits in new systems to disrupt

    Gladius: How Blockchain Technology Is Making the Web Safer and Faster

    | 2017/10/14 1:00 pm
  • Not to be confused with Civic, fledgeling startup Civil aims to curb fake news and innovate the journalistic process with the creation of an Ethereum based decentralised platform for citizens and journalists. The Modern Problem Nowadays, many news organisations are struggling to find a sustainable or profitable business model for their operations. Technologies like AdBlock and other similar ad-blockers have forced many news organisations to block content for ad-blocker users, effectively reducing traffic and potential revenue. Civil, is trying to solve this major

    Civil: Fighting Fake News and Innovating Journalism with Ethereum

    | 2017/06/24 9:00 am
  • Airbitz has partnered with Sphre to secure their Blockchain-Based Identity Management Platform, AIR. Airbitz Partners with Blockchain-Based Identity Firm Sphre, a blockchain-based identity management firm, announced their partnership with Airbitz, one of the most popular mobile Bitcoin wallets and a data security platform with over 140,000 users. Airbitz has been working on its Edge Security Platform since the company’s inception, focusing on providing a secure and easy-to-use solution for decentralized blockchain projects and dApps as a means enhance

    Blockchain-Based Identity Management Will Soon Be a Reality

    | 2017/05/16 6:00 am
  • Estonia-based blockchain startup, Polybius Foundation has projected the participation of over 500,000 of its HashFlare cloud mining service users to take part in the upcoming crowdsale. These early adopters of Polybius Project are expected to help the platform achieve its funding targets during the ICO. [Note: This is a press release.] The Polybius ecosystem connects a ‘Digital Pass remote’ ID service, protected personal data storage, and financial services through Polybius Bank. Digital Pass is touted

    Over 500k Early Adopters to Participate in Upcoming Polybius Project ICO

    | 2017/05/11 4:00 pm
  • As Bitcoin grows in popularity, more use cases for the cryptocurrency pop up every day. This time, an Australia-based startup has created a service that allows citizens in the country to pay their household bills with Bitcoin. Paying Bills with Bitcoin Dubbed the Living Room of Satoshi, the Australian startup allows users to pay their bills with Bitcoin by entering the details of the payment, choosing a payment system (bank account or BPay) and sending

    24 Million Australians can now pay their bills with Bitcoin

    | 2017/05/08 4:00 pm
  • Bitcoinist spoke with Landry Ntahe, head of operations at BCB ATM, a London-based Bitcoin ATM startup that currently holds the number two position by market share in the UK.  UK Bitcoin ATM Scene Today, BCB ATM has 16% of the Bitcoin ATM market share in the UK with seven locations in London where their Lamassu machines can be found. With an aggressive strategy of expansion to other UK cities and beyond, it’s planning to take over

    How One London Startup Plans to Conquer the Bitcoin ATM Industry

    | 2017/04/22 10:30 am
  • According to IndieSquare Co-founder Koji Higashi, new regulations in Japan, which will make Bitcoin an official form of payment (starting today April 1), may do more harm than good for the fledgling industry in the country. Japan to Introduce Own ‘Bitlicense’ Following the disastrous demise of the infamous Japanese exchange, Mt. Gox and the arrest of its CEO Mark Karpelès, regulators in the country decided to introduce regulations for Bitcoin. The regulatory framework has been in the works for over

    Japan’s New Bitcoin Law Could Do More Damage Than NY BitLicense

    | 2017/04/01 9:00 am
  • India is the scene of conflicting reports over Bitcoin’s legality following suspicious statements from the government. Minister: Virtual Currencies Lack ‘Regulatory Approval’ On Tuesday, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said that use of virtual currencies “could subject the users to unintentional breaches of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism laws.” On the creation of virtual currencies, the bank spokesman added that “No regulatory approval, registration or authorization is stated to

    India: Zebpay Refutes Reports Minister Said Bitcoin is Illegal

    | 2017/03/29 2:30 pm
  • Kraken has acquired charting platform Cryptowatch in an effort to improve its interface and cryptocurrency trading experience. Kraken Snatches Cryptowatch San Fransisco based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced the acquisition of Cryptowatch, a popular charting and trading platform to improve its own trading platform. The latest move by Kraken will allow clients to have direct access to an upgraded Cryptowatch trading interface through the Kraken platform itself, introducing users to a tool that is already used

    Kraken Continues M&A Spree: Acquires Cryptowatch Charting Platform

    | 2017/03/01 1:00 pm
  • Chainwashing is the perfect term, coined by R3’s Tim Swanson to describe the current “Blockchain, not Bitcoin” hype that is hopefully nearing its peak.  Peak Blockchain Hype? There is a lot of hype around Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) today. According to a new survey by Synechron among 200 financial services business and IT decision-makers across the US, UK and Europe, over two-thirds (67%) of companies in the industry are actively pursuing blockchain initiatives. Moreover, 94%, believe that key leaders

    97% of Blockchain Startups are ‘Chainwashing’ – R3’s Tim Swanson

    | 2017/02/15 12:00 pm
  • 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
  • East London schoolboy, Ebenezer Odubanjo, presented VeeCee, an innovative online shopping platform for kids and young people, as part of the annual Disrupt 24 Hour Hackathon. Also read: ESMT BERLIN BECOMES FIRST GERMAN UNIVERSITY TO ACCEPT BITCOIN Kids Want Virtual Currency Too VeeCee empowers young people to curate their own buying choices by maintaining an online wish-list. It then provides parents a portal through which to make the purchases and gives them final say on whether items are appropriate. The platform

    12 Year Old ‘Disrupts London’ with Virtual Currency for Kids

    | 2016/12/06 4:00 pm
  • Changelly, a cryptocurrency exchange, is part of a growing movement to enable easier access and informative decisions for new users to trade altcoins. Also read: Bitcoin Price Activity Hints and Pending Growth in Stability Changelly Taps CoinGecko & CoinMarketCap Changelly providers CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap users with an option to instantly buy a cryptocurrency without leaving their websites. Each crypto page on these platforms has its own quick Changelly button “Buy/sell instanly” Coingecko and CMC users with an option to instantly buy

    Changelly Boosts Altcoin Trading with ‘Best Rate’ Tools

    | 2016/12/02 3:46 am
  • Gaming-specific cryptocurrency eBoost has raised over 200 bitcoins in its October crowdsale, worth around $140,000 USD at press time. Designed to be an in-game token for game integration, eBoost advertises itself as the first digital currency geared towards competitive eSports. Also read: Bitcoin Price is Moving Back up, but Fear of Bears Still Remain A Successful eBoost ICO “EBoost’s successful crowdsale is a testament to the fact the eSports and cryptocurrencies are a natural fit,”

    Blockchain Gaming Trend Grows as eBoost Raises $140K in ICO

    | 2016/11/08 3:00 pm
  • Decentralized insurance platform Inchain launched its ICO on October 21, 2016, and will run it until November 24. The company has encouraged investors to participate in the ICO, calling it a “unique opportunity” to invest in a first-of-its-kind insurance solution for cryptocurrency service providers. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Inchain: Decentralized, Ethereum-Powered Insurance The company expects its decentralized to be welcomed by cryptocurrency platform operators and wallet providers, who have suffered

    Inchain Holds ICO for Decentralized Insurance Platform

    | 2016/11/06 6:05 pm
  • ChronoBank.io, a blockchain project aimed at innovating in the short-term recruitment sector, has launched a new website to promote the December ICO for its “time-based” cryptocurrency. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. According to the company, its “Labor Hour tokens” will allow employers to enter into profitable short-term recruitment contracts with new employees. In a press release, the team noted that their idea is simply a refresh of a form of money

    ChronoBank Launches Website Promoting Labor-Backed Cryptocurrency

    | 2016/11/06 1:00 pm
  • As organizations realize they can cover costs by printing their own money, they’re increasingly looking towards creating their own forms of cryptocurrency to access funds. These altcoins can take on a wide variety of shapes and forms, with the underlying technology or mining incentives varying or often mysterious from coin-to-coin. The deluge of altcoin tokens in circulation has muddled investors’ ability to discern legitimacy from myth. Also read: Did Chinese Rumors Crash the Bitcoin Price? How Accurate

    Lawnmower: Industry-Grade Information for a Next-Gen Altcoin Exchange

    | 2016/11/06 5:00 am
  • This week, CoinAgenda organizers announced the final winners of the startup competition held at the Las Vegas conference on October 25-26. Also read: Altcoin Report: Zcash ‘Bug’ Diminishes Privacy CoinAgenda Startup Competition Places Blockchain Business Ideas in Front of Potential Investors The firms participating in this competition showcased their products and services, all of which utilize blockchain technology to solve existing problems or create new experiences and business opportunities not possible without the blockchain. Seventeen businesses

    CoinAgenda Announces Startup Competition Winners

    | 2016/11/04 3:00 pm
  • The bitcoin price has exploded in recent weeks, breaking $700 USD for the second time in 2016. Many analysts attribute this bullish activity to the economic slowdown occurring in China, along with the devaluation of the renminbi (RMB), which reportedly leads Chinese investors to buy bitcoin as a safe-haven asset.   Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by BitKan The Chinese economy has been in a slow decline since the beginning of 2016, with a depreciating

    OTC: The Silent and Growing Sector in the Bitcoin Trading Markets

    | 2016/11/04 1:00 pm
  • The upcoming free-to-play MOBA title Beyond the Void started a month-long ICO on OpenLedger earlier this week on November 1. During the fundraiser, the game’s developers will sell Nexium (NxC) tokens to jump-start the title’s in-game economy. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Beyond the Void to Create a Working Blockchain Economy According to developers, Beyond the Void is the first-ever competitive MOBA to use a smart contract-backed token economy powered by the

    Beyond the Void Launches ICO for MOBA Cryptocurrency

    | 2016/11/03 1:00 pm