• 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
  • Peer-to-Peer digital currency exchange Unichange.me has a new bitcoin debit card ordering procedure that it says makes the process simpler. 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. Unichange.me: Ordering Bitcoin Debit Cards Made Much Easier According to the company, this new process allows customers to order bitcoin debit card with “two clicks.”

    Unichange Launches New Ordering Process for Bitcoin Debit Card

    | 2016/10/07 7:07 pm
  • Shake, the service that creates VISA debit cards you can load with bitcoin, is opening beta testing to the public. A bunch of new features is also on the way to complement the service. Also read: OpenLedger Offers Exclusive Perks for Incent ICO Participants Tap-and-Pay, Plastic Cards, All With Bitcoin Shake is launching the open beta after a successful six-month alpha testing period. Famously, the test saw BitGo engineer Mason Borda order a Tesla Model 3 using a

    Create Your Own Tap-and-Pay Bitcoin VISA Cards With Shake

    | 2016/10/07 4:15 pm
  • On October 3rd, 2016, Blockstream announced that they have selected Dr. Adam Back to replace the outgoing Austin Hill as their new CEO. Also read: Bitcoin Uncensored: Block Size Showdown With Roger Ver The Selection of Adam Back to Become CEO The company’s board-of-directors voted unanimously to make Back the new CEO as Hill stepped down from the board to pursue other opportunities. Back is known to the bitcoin community as a Core developer and small

    Adam Back Unanimously Selected to Become CEO of Blockstream

    | 2016/10/03 3:59 pm
  • Cryptocurrency trading platform QUOINE has announced several two major following a $20 million USD funding round. The exchange says that these updates come as part of an effort “to create the most advanced digital currency exchange platform on the market.” 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. QUOINE Launches New Dashboard, Mobile App  

    QUOINE Bitcoin Exchange Rolls Out Dashboard Updates, New App

    | 2016/10/03 9:27 am
  • Distributed derivatives platform Velocity went live this week with a product demo version. The “simple” smart contract invites users to speculate on price for Ethereum’s native token ether. Also read: Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Holds Record-Setting Fundraiser Velocity Making ‘Financial Building Blocks’ Velocity‘s aim is to provide a blockchain-based smart contract alternative to existing derivatives, built on Ethereum. The demo version currently runs on Ethereum’s testnet. Chief architect Vignesh Sundaresan indicated where the financial industry could use his

    Velocity’s Demo Invites Users to Try ‘Simple’ Smart Contracts

    | 2016/10/02 2:58 pm
  • BANGALORE, India – Unocoin, a Bangalore based Bitcoin startup, has raised $1.5 million USD in a Pre Series-A round, the highest total raised for a digital currency venture in Indian history. Also read: The War on Bitcoin Has Only Just Begun With Mike Hearn Leaving Unocoin Gets a Boost from Big Players Like DCG Funding was sourced from well-known Indian entities such as Blume Ventures, Mumbai Angels and ah! Ventures, along with prominent international investors such

    Indian Bitcoin Startup Unocoin Holds Record-Setting Fundraiser

    | 2016/10/01 1:26 pm
  • NEW YORK — Dash has entered a partnership with Coinfirm to create AML/KYC compliant methods of adoption for commercial and financial institutions. According to a press release from Coinfirm, this partnership marks the first-ever “interwoven solution” for cryptocurrency AML/KYC compliance. Also read: Incent Project to Put $65B Loyalty Rewards Industry on Blockchain Dash Aiming at AML/KYC Compliance for Corporate Clients According to Dash core developers, the partnership with Coinfirm “allows traditional commerce a tried-and-true pathway

    Dash Partners With Coinfirm for AML/KYC Compliant Adoption Methods

    | 2016/09/28 6:09 pm
  • GENEVA, Switzerland — Blockchain-based, mobile trading card game, Spells of Genesis (SoG), is announcing a reset of the game’s solo campaign following the successful web soft-launch last week. The reset occurred yesterday (Sept. 22) at 3 p.m. CEST. All in-game items and solo leaderboard points were erased to give players a clean slate. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its products and/or services.  Spells

    Spells of Genesis Announces Game Reset for New Rewards Season

    | 2016/09/23 10:53 am
  • ICONOMI is a fintech startup, determined to become the “Uber” of fund management. With several crypto-based investment funds launching soon, the platform’s developers said that ICONOMI will simplify investing into cryptocurrencies. Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by ICONOMI. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this firm’s products and/or services. ICONOMI: Financial Services of the Future? ICONOMI’s mission is to provide an opportunity for investors looking for high profits, not possible in the old economy. ICONOMI will

    ICONOMI: Fund Management ‘Uber’ Raises $5M USD in Crowdsale

    | 2016/09/22 3:30 pm
  • Indian Bitcoin company Coinsecure has announced a partnerships with OKCoin’s OKLink service. This partnership is intended to bring “blockchain technology powered remittance services in India,” Coinsecure said in a press release. 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. Coinsecure, OKLink Partner in New Remittance Service This partnership is part of an initiative

    Coinsecure and OKLink Partner for Bitcoin Remittance Service in India

    | 2016/09/22 12:52 pm
  • BitKan, an all-in-one Bitcoin service application, has announced a series of updates in an effort to improve user experience. The biggest update so far is found in the service’s mobile application, with a peer-to-peer, over the counter (OTC) trading utility. This news comes on the heels of a $1.6 million USD capital injection into BitKan by Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain.   Disclaimer: This article is sponsored by BitKan. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this

    BitKan Announces Mobile OTC Trading, New Updates

    | 2016/09/21 10:54 am
  • Distributed app platform Synereo announced that it has destroyed 50% of its native currency, AMP, ahead of a crowdsale, worth roughly $146,221,787 USD on the market. Also read: FirstBlood: Blockchain-Based ESports Platform Nears Crowdfund Second Synereo Crowdsale Starting Soon The move comes just before Synereo’s second round of fundraising in a three-stage crowdsale starting 19 September. The Israeli company originally intended to keep the 731,108,937 now-burned AMP tokens as part of its long-term budgeting strategy. In a statement, Synereo CEO

    Synereo Destroys Half its AMP Tokens Ahead of Crowdsale

    | 2016/09/18 12:00 pm