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  • Altcoin News, Companies, Mining, News, News teaser

    Cryptocurrency Miners Flocking to Nordic Countries

    In a recent cryptocurrency trend, miners have been trying to find ways to maintain profitable mining operations. One such method is to move their operations to countries with lower electricity costs, such as Norway and Sweden.  Mining is the essential action required for blockchains to stay secure and decentralized. As a miner, you need computing power and copious amounts of electricity, which doesn’t come cheap. Some analysts estimate that the energy cost to mine a singular

    · April 13, 2018 · 9:00 am
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    This Week in Dash: Tracking the Path of Bitcoin’s Stealthier Cousin

    Dash is one of the cryptocurrencies hoping to one up Bitcoin by promising greater privacy, instant transactions, and token fungibility. Taking a break from BTC price hysteria, let’s instead take a look at what this perennial top-10 cryptocurrency has been up to in the past week. You never know…Bitcoinists might even learn a thing or two.  Dash in the News Let’s make a grand (and short) sweep across social happenings, price movements, networks statistics, development updates

    · December 24, 2016 · 5:00 am
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    Proposed Hard-Fork to Nullify ASICBoost Patent

    Bitcoin Core contributor, Peter Todd, announced that a hard-fork had been proposed to negate attempts to patent the ASICBoost method. Also read: Kraken Launches ETH Dark Pool Trading According to a message sent out by Peter, this proposed idea sprang from an agreement made at a Bitcoin-oriented round-table in February. The round-table was attended by a slew of representatives from the Bitcoin development and industry, and focused on a variety of different subjects. The intent

    · May 11, 2016 · 5:01 pm
  • Bitcoin, News, News teaser, Press releases

    Less Taxes and More Bitcoin Donations With the BitGive Foundation and LibraTax

    BitGive Foundation and LibraTax have partnered to bring users maximum tax savings by enabling charitable donations in bitcoin. The partnership brings a new feature to LibraTax that enables direct donations to BitGive, and suggests donation amounts that will return the greatest tax savings. LibraTax is a software that calculates capital gains and losses on cryptocurrency transactions while abiding to IRS guidelines. The new software leverages the Chain API to analyze transaction history, and after choosing

    · December 17, 2014 · 7:00 am
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Businesses, News, News teaser

    Bitpay Enables You to Buy Xbox Games and Music Using Bitcoin.

    December 11, 2014 — Microsoft now accepts bitcoin. Enabled by bitpay, the tech giant now allows users to spend their bitcoins on Microsoft Content. The announcement was originally published on Firehose, Microsoft’s news blog, but even before the official announcement the bitcoin community noticed the customer support page titled “How do I use Bitcoin with my Microsoft account.” Users can add bitcoin to their Microsoft account, but are not yet able to directly purchase digital

    · December 13, 2014 · 6:00 pm
  • Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Companies, News, News teaser

    Stellar Forks and Decides to Create a New Consensus System.

    On December 5, Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim disclosed news of a ledger fork related to a failure of their consensus system. The consensus system used by both Stellar and Ripple have never been used at the scale Stellar is implementing, and the system failed to reach consensus causing a fork in the ledger. Stellar has about 140,000 active accounts per week, and over 3 million total accounts. The maximum number of total accounts the

    · December 12, 2014 · 4:00 pm
  • Conferences, News, News teaser

    Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim Explains Stellar at The Future of Money and Technology Summit.

    San Francisco, California — On December 2, Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim sat on a Stellar panel and gave an overview of the Stellar project to the audience at The Future of Money and Technology Summit, a yearly fintech conference that meets to discuss the evolution of money. The panel was called “Stellar: Building a Common Financial Platform”, and also included Stripe CTO Greg Brockman and Ripple Founder Jed McCaleb. The entire panel session was

    · December 9, 2014 · 2:00 pm
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Businesses, News, News teaser

    Hundreds of Bitcoins Are Reported Stolen From Blockchain.info Accounts

    On December 8, a scheduled software update left Blockchain.info vulnerable for 2.5 hours, and hundreds of bitcoins are reported stolen. Blockchain.info published a security disclosure on their blog and committed themselves to rectifying any issues experienced by affected users. “When making a scheduled software update overnight to our web-wallet, our development team inadvertently affected a part of our software that ensures private keys are generated in a strong and secure manner. The issue was present

    · December 9, 2014 · 2:09 am
  • Conferences, News, News teaser

    Stellar and Stripe Speak at The Future of Money and Technology Summit 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO, California — December 2, Stellar Executive Director Joyce Kim, Stripe CTO Greg Brockman, and Stellar Lead Developer Jed McCaleb sat on a panel and gave an overview of the Stellar project to the audience at The Future of Money and Technology Summit, a yearly fintech conference that meets to discuss the evolution of money. The panel was called “Stellar: Building a Common Financial Platform”, and the entire session was streamed live and published

    · December 9, 2014 · 1:45 am
  • Altcoin News, Bitcoin, Companies, News, News teaser

    Social Messaging App Gems Raises Over $450k In Less Than One Week

    December 8 — Social messaging app Gems is having a token pre-sale on Koinify, and in less than one week has raised $450k worth of bitcoin. A total of 50% of the total GEMZ supply is available for pre-sale, and 42.5% of those have been sold in the first seven days of the crowdsale. GEMZ is a Counterparty issued asset or token, and funds are going to a 2-of-3 Coinbase multisig wallet. The three key

    · December 8, 2014 · 3:20 pm
  • Bitcoin Businesses, Companies, Interviews, News, News teaser

    Exclusive 20 Minute Interview With Coinapult COO & CFO Justin Blincoe

    Exclusive 20 Minute Interview With Coinapult COO & CFO Justin Blincoe By Alberto Mata On Friday November 28, Coinapult re-launched their Bitcoin by SMS service and announced it via a reddit post titled “Send BTC by SMS – a new, global service from Coinapult that operates through plain old txt msg, no need for a data plan. Bitcoin can boldly go where it hasn’t gone before.” The post received 245 comments and 901 upvotes, and

    · December 7, 2014 · 7:01 am
  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Businesses, Companies, Interviews, News teaser, Start-Ups

    Coinapult Re-Launches bitcoin by SMS service.

    On Friday November 28, Coinapult re-launched their Bitcoin by SMS service and announced it via a reddit post titled “Send BTC by SMS – a new, global service from Coinapult that operates through plain old txt msg, no need for a data plan. Bitcoin can boldly go where it hasn’t gone before.” The post received 245 comments and 901 upvotes, and the Coinapult SMS walkthrough infographic received 54,093 views. “If I’m working in Canada, and

    · December 6, 2014 · 11:44 am
  • Bitcoin, News, News teaser, Videos

    Bitcoinist News Bits 01.12.14

    Today the Bitcoinist weekly news bits brings you news of conferences and donations. Stay with us! Bitcoin Expo 2015 London The CryptoEvents team brings BitcoinExpo conference into London , on the 24. and 25. Of January 2015. The event brings value to speeches, debates, networking, exhibitions and this time also startups show. It’s exclusively organized for everyone who cares about new technology, crypto users, investors and professionals. An important part of the conference will be

    · December 1, 2014 · 6:49 pm
  • Bitcoin, News, News teaser, Start-Ups

    BoostVC declares itself the Bitcoin accelerator.

    BoostVC declares itself the Bitcoin accelerator. BoostVC is focusing it’s accelerator program exclusively on Bitcoin companies. The accelerator aims to invest in 20-30 Bitcoin companies twice a year for three months, and strives to accelerate 100 Bitcoin startups by 2017. “We made a promise to the bitcoin community to back 100 bitcoin companies in the next three years,” says BoostVC CEO Adam Draper. “[This focus] gets us there faster.” BoostVC is 2 years old, and

    · November 28, 2014 · 3:12 pm
  • Companies, News, News teaser

    BitNation Crowdsale Raises less than 1% of funding goal with under 2 months left.

    BitNation Crowdsale Raises less than 1% of funding goal with under 2 months left. Launched October 10, BitNation’s crowdsale has raised 0.46% of their target seed round and 49 days remain before the sale is over. BitNation is a decentralized governance project led by Founder and CEO Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof. On October 13, three resigning BitNation team members published their resignation letters on Bitcoin Magazine in an article titled, “Why We Won’t Be a Part

    · November 27, 2014 · 8:00 pm
  • News, News teaser

    The Denver Bitcoin Center has it’s Grand Opening Party.

    The Denver Bitcoin Center has it’s Grand Opening Party. Early November marks the beginning of the Denver Bitcoin Center, a non-profit, grassroots incubator and shared working space for Bitcoin startups. The Center had it’s Grand Opening Party on November 7, and was attended by Bitcoin users, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs from all over including Founder of Sean’s Outpost Jason King and Founder of the College Cryptocurency Network Daniel Bloch. “The grand opening was awesome, we had

    · November 24, 2014 · 8:41 pm
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    News Bits 24.11.2014

    Today we’ll bring you news of Snapchat, Paraguay and Bobby Lee. Snapchat Investing in P2P Payments with Snapcash Snapchat, a popular mobile messaging service has announced integration of a peer-to-peer payment system called Snapcash. By partnering with the payment service Square, everyone over eighteen that are located in the US, can connect their debit cards to their account and instantly send money to friends. You just have to type the dollar sign, the amount, and

    · November 24, 2014 · 4:17 pm
  • Bitcoin, News

    Jason King replies to transparency questions about Sean’s Outpost.

    Jason King replies to transparency questions about Sean’s Outpost. By Alberto Mata On November 20, Sean’s Outpost Founder Jason King published an open letter that included the charity’s statements and answers to recent questions about how the Outpost is handling donated funds. The letter was in response to Ben Doemberg’s questions on transparency and accountability published on November 14 on Let’s Talk Bitcoin in an article titled, “An Open Letter to Jason King of Seans

    · November 23, 2014 · 11:59 pm
  • News, News teaser

    Dream Bitcoin Foundation prepares to create awareness and educate college students in Ghana.

    Dream Bitcoin Foundation prepares to create awareness and educate college students in Ghana. By Alberto Mata The Ghana Dream Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit organization created to empower young entrepreneurs, is fundraising on Indiegogo for the first Regional Bitcoin Seminar at Kumasi, Ghana. There is only two days left to contribute to the fundraiser, and the seminar will be December 5 – 7. “Bitcoin can really change the life of the young Entrepreneurs(Cheetahs) in the country

    · November 23, 2014 · 3:44 pm
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    Counterparty AMA Top 10 Q&As

    Counterparty AMA Top 10 Q&As By Alberto Mata On Monday, November 17th, Counterparty founders Robby Dermody, Adam Krellenstein, and Evan Wagner hosted an ask-me-anything, or AMA on the Bitcoin subreddit. Counterparty extends Bitcoin’s functionality from a peer-to-peer payment network into a full-fledged peer-to-peer financial platform. Counterparty enables creating, sending, and selling your own token, issue dividends, utilizing binary options and contracts for difference, and writing and running your own Ethereum-style smart contracts directly on Bitcoin

    · November 21, 2014 · 11:59 pm
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    College Cryptocurrency Network launches Coins Against Ebola initiative.

    College Cryptocurrency Network launches Coins Against Ebola initiative. By Alberto Mata Ann Arbor, Michigan — November 12, College Cryptocurrency Network announced partnerships with African organizations to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The Network is partnering with leading African mobile payment providers Airtel, MTN, and Splash Cash, bitcoin remittance service Beam, and aid organizations with boots on the ground like LunchBoxGift, Sierra Leone Liberty Group, and U-Foundation. Now that the Bitcoins Against Ebola campaign

    · November 16, 2014 · 8:00 pm
  • News, News teaser

    11/14 Update: Manna Fundraiser is launching soon.

    November 14, 2014 – Update: Manna Fundraiser is launching soon. Since the publishing of this article, Swarm has announced on it’s website that Manna and DDP crowd sales have not yet started and are launching soon. The facts that are no longer relevant are striked through in the original article below. Manna has zero backers and two days left before their swarm fundraiser ends. By Alberto Mata San Francisco, California – November 13, Manna, a

    · November 14, 2014 · 8:24 pm
  • Conferences, News, News teaser

    Cryptocurrency Takes Money 20/20 by Storm

    Cryptocurrency Takes Money 20/20 by Storm By Alberto Mata Las Vegas, Nevada – November 5 marks the end of Money 20/20, but the cryptocurrency presence in the world of finance is growing and getting stronger. Money 20/20 is the leading global event for innovation in money that sold out this year and had more than 7,500 attendees. Cryptocurrency was one of the six central themes of the conference. The six major payment themes were point

    · November 7, 2014 · 9:17 am