• Apptrade, recently announced at CoinAgenda in Las Vegas, and covered by Forbes contributor Roger Atkins, will hold an ICO with OpenLedger. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. This ICO is one of three upcoming crowdsales on the OpenLedger platform that will reportedly bring mainstream attention to the ICO method of fundraising, according to the decentralized conglomerate. Apptrade: ‘The Stock Market of Apps’ Apptrade, calling itself “the stock market of apps,” presents a

    Apptrade to Hold ICO on OpenLedger, Mainstream Investors Expected

    | 2016/10/30 1:00 pm
  • Centz, a digital currency service letting users convert gift card balances to cash, will hold an ICO in November, hosted by OpenLedger. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Centz: Turn Gift Cards Into Digital Cash   Announcing its service at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, Centz uses a specialized digital currency called “Centz Gold Bucks” (CGB) to convert gift card balances to digital cash, letting users spend their balances on anything. To use

    Centz Gift Card Service to Host ICO on OpenLedger

    | 2016/10/29 3:43 pm
  • This week at the CoinAgenda conference in Las Vegas, a group of leading cryptocurrency investors, experts, and entrepreneurs discussed ongoing trends in the Bitcoin and blockchain industries. At the center of this discussion was the rising “Appcoin” phenomenon, a topic which sits in murky legal waters. Also read: Bitcoin Price Keeps Booming, Another $30 Rise in the Books CoinAgenda Las Vegas 2016, organized and run by Michael Terpin, co-founder and chairman of BitAngels, was well received, with one prominent attendee

    CoinAgenda Recap: Investors, Entrepreneurs Convene in Las Vegas

    | 2016/10/28 3:00 pm
  • Beyond the Void, and upcoming MOBA title geared towards eSports competitors, will become the first game ever to raise development funds through an ICO. Hosted on CCEDK-owned OpenLedger, the sale starts Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Beyond the Void is a real-time strategy game, designed for competitive play. The game’s developers told press they want to tap into the ever-growing eSports market, which brings in hundreds of

    ‘Beyond the Void’ to Be First-Ever MOBA to Hold ICO

    | 2016/10/28 1:00 pm
  • LAS VEGAS — At CoinAgenda, OpenLedger CEO Ronny Boesing said his company is “taking ICOs mainstream” by opening pre-investment to 3 new funding projects, all of which are unrelated to the cryptocurrency market. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Three Companies to Draw Attention to Blockchain Through OpenLedger ICOs   Boesing said that the three incoming ICOs will be fore Apptrade, Centz and Beyond the Void, all of which will reportedly attract

    OpenLedger: 3 New ICOs Have Crypto ‘Going Mainstream’

    | 2016/10/26 5:00 pm
  • Note (10-31-2016, 10:34 AM EST): This article has been updated to remove the stated 45,000 Ether number that was originally reported as having been raised by Vulture Capital. The number came from a misreport; Vulture Capital said that it had raised the minimum Ether required, but it has not disclosed a specific number at this point in time. Vulture Capital, working with Hedley Productions to integrate cryptocurrency into the film industry, has announced that the

    Vulture Capital Hits Crowdfunding Minimum for ‘Listen Carefully’

    | 2016/10/26 1:00 pm
  • On Tuessday afternoon at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas, Daniel Montellano, director of strategic business development at Shift4 Corporation spoke to the benefits of using the EMV standard (also known as “chip”) technology, as well as how blockchain technology will affect payment processors. Also read: HYPR Announces $3M Funding Round for Biometric Security Products Shift4, a leading pioneer in initially implementing tokenization technologies into the payments world, serving over 33,000 merchants, provides industry-level secure transaction environments. EMV

    Shift4 Discusses EMV and Blockchain Cooperation in Payment Processing

    | 2016/10/26 12:00 pm
  • HYPR, an encryption-specific solution to enable secure biometric login authentication, announced on Tuesday that it has secured $3 million USD in funding from RTP Ventures, Boldstart Ventures and Mesh Ventures. Also read: Only Permissioned Blockchaines Can Transform Finance, Says Chain’s Ludwin This announcement, coupled with an ever-increasing roster of multi-national customers in the banking industry and beyond, underscores the fact that biometric authentication is a key realm for advancement in login security, person-ability, and user control in securing biometric data. Speaking

    HYPR Announces $3M Funding Round for Biometric Security Products

    | 2016/10/26 8:45 am
  • Who really understands what a blockchain is? Could you explain it to your mother? Chain CEO Adam Ludwin got down to fundamentals yesterday, as he explained his company’s intention to transform financial services by digitizing already-existing assets. Also read: Visa Introduces Blockchain-based Solution for Payment Services Ludwin spoke on a Tuesday afternoon panel with at the Money 20/20 Conference in Las Vegas. Blockchains Transform Finance From the Bottom Up Assets including U.S. dollars and Starbucks points

    Only Permissioned Blockchains Can Transform Finance, Says Chain’s Ludwin

    | 2016/10/26 4:37 am
  • LOS ANGELES — Bitcoin IRA, marketed as the first and only bitcoin-based retirement investment company, has announced a gold rebate for new clients. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoin IRA Giving Away Free Gold New account holders automatically qualify for the rebate, paid out in gold eagle coins. The size of the rebate depends on the size of the new account, with the rebate schedule as follows: $15,000 bitcoin investment = 1/10

    Bitcoin IRA Is Giving Away One Ounce Gold Coins to New Customers

    | 2016/10/25 9:00 pm
  • SAN DIEGO — Airbitz, a popular bitcoin wallet provider, has announced the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign through Wefunder. Through Wefunder’s BitPay integration, Airbitz will become the first company to raise bitcoin investments in full compliance with Title III of the JOBS Act. Also read:  Technical Analysis: Explaining the Weekend Bitcoin Price Rally Airbitz to Raise Funds in Compliance With SEC Rules The JOBS Act — or the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act —

    Airbitz to Leverage US JOBS Act to Raise Funding for Expansion

    | 2016/10/24 10:02 am
  • Recently, EasyBit announced the installation of 6 Bitcoin ATMs in 4 states across the US. The company expressed confidence in the future success of these machines, even dismissing news that “money mules” had used Bitcoin ATMs to launder money as a service to other criminals. Also read: ShapeShift Removes Support for Ethereum Following Forking Mishap The money mule accusations  are the latest in a long and growing list of alleged crimes that have been facilitated by Bitcoin

    Bitcoin ATM Industry Reacts to ‘Money Mules,’ Changing Markets

    | 2016/10/22 8:03 am
  • BitCasino.io, a popular bitcoin-based, online casino, has been nominated for the 2016 “Rising Star” EGR Operator award. The winner of this award will be chosen at the November 28 ceremony at the HAC in London. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. BitCasino the Next ‘Rising Star’ in Egaming? The EGR Operator Awards are some of the most prestigious accolades available in the online gambling industry. Companies such as Lottoland, Casumo and ColossusBets

    BitCasino Nominated for Prestigious ‘Rising Star’ EGR Operator Award

    | 2016/10/20 10:45 am
  • Update (10-20-2016, 11:26 AM EST): This article was based on a tweet from ShapeShift that they had temporarily removed all Ethereum-based assets from their platform. That tweet has since been deleted, and the company’s blog post on the matter does not mention removing the assets, although they caution Ethereum-based token traders, telling them to expect transaction delays. Update (10-20-2016, 11:42 PM EST): Ethereum-based assets have been up and running without issue since being returned to the site.

    ShapeShift Removes Support for Ethereum Amid Forking Mishap

    | 2016/10/20 8:07 am
  • WorldCoinIndex is a platform that provides real-time price information and news updates for over 400 listed cryptocurrencies. Launched in 2014, the website hopes to bring in members of the digital currency community looking for blockchain market data. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Real-Time Cryptocurrency Price Data The platform’s administrators said in a press release that the index draws data from over 35 cryptocurrency exchanges, tracking cryptocurrency prices in major fiat currencies,

    WorldCoinIndex: Mainstream-Grade Crypto-Data Streaming?

    | 2016/10/19 8:48 pm
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vanbex Group is proud to announce the addition of Kip Warner and Gregg Jensen to the company’s executive team. Warner will lend his expertise as new director of engineering, while Jensen will serve as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Disclaimer: This is a press release. Vanbex Group Hires New Director of Engineering, CFO Warner is a senior software engineer with more than ten years of industry experience providing engineering

    Vanbex Group Adds to Executive Team for Next Phase of Growth

    | 2016/10/19 9:02 am
  • CGBets is a new gambling platform that allows users to wager bitcoin against other gamers as they go head-to-head in skill and logic-based multiplayer games. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. CGBets Offers Games of Skill   On the platform, players compete against each other in flash-based games. According to a press release, the following games are currently available: Basketball game – A game for two or more players where they are

    CGBets: Betting Bitcoin on Games of ‘Skills, Not Luck’

    | 2016/10/18 9:57 pm
  • VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The VanFUNDING 2016 conference is being held today (Oct. 18) at The Imperial on 319 Main Street where Vanbex Group founder and president Lisa Cheng will be a panelist. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Vanbex Founder Lisa Cheng to Speak at Vancouver Fintech Conference Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada, Craig Asano, said the event is about connecting innovators and key stakeholders in the financial technology and crowdfunding

    Vanbex Founder Lisa Cheng a Panelist at VanFUNDING 2016 in Vancouver

    | 2016/10/18 1:54 pm
  • BitCasino.io, a popular bitcoin gambling platform, has added 120 new games to its website. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. BitCasino’s New Games The new titles, coming from Pragmatic Play, include Beowulf, Lucky Dragons, and Go! Monkey. This addition brings the total number games offered by the platform beyond 1,000 titles. “We are thrilled to be adding more than one hundred titles from Pragmatic Play to our online casino game portfolio,” said

    BitCasino.io Adds 100+ Games to Its Gaming Library

    | 2016/10/17 1:02 pm
  • LOS ANGELES — Bitcoin IRA, a company that provides bitcoin-based retirement vehicles, has added a returns calculator to its platform. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. The calculator, the company says, lets users figure the potential returns on their bitcoin investments, as well as compare them against returns they could have

    Bitcoin IRA Launches Investment Returns Calculator

    | 2016/10/15 12:17 pm
  • On October 6, 2016,  Decentral made the decision to integrate the Augur coin, REP, onto its multi-platform wallet, Jaxx. This decision created some buzz around the crypto-community, and CEO Anthony Di Iorio says there is still more to come. Also read: Industry Report: Japanese TV Educating People on Bitcoin? Augur Joins a Growing Number of Platforms on Jaxx Jaxx’s addition of Augur’s recently released currency gives users the option of 8 different platforms to choose

    Jaxx Announces Plans to Go International After Augur Integration

    | 2016/10/13 12:26 pm
  • The California-based THMiners Inc. has launched two new mining machines for bitcoin and Litecoin. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored  by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services. THMiners Releases Two New Mining Rigs   According to the company, the bitcoin miner is capable of producing 60 TH/s, while the Litecoin miner can reportedly produce 1200 MH/s. Starting at

    THMiners Launches New ‘Top-Quality’ Bitcoin, Litecoin Mining Rigs

    | 2016/10/11 5:26 pm
  • An open source, blockchain-based project, Antshares, has reportedly raised $4.5 million in their ICO to help fund their blockchain that operates under an “Onchain universal blockchain” framework. In addition to this, they have also announced a partnership with software giant, Microsoft. Also read: Earning Bitcoin to Watch Ads: Is the “Attention Economy” Finally Here? Introducing Onchain’s Universal Blockchain Framework The purpose of the Antshares project, which is located in Shanghai, China, is to digitize, record,

    Antshares Raises Millions in ICO, Partners with Microsoft

    | 2016/10/09 3:00 am