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What Would Happen if Bitcoin Was Accepted Globally?

What, exactly, would happen if everyone just dropped the money they were using (USD, the euro, the yen, etc.) and resorted to dealing in bitcoin from here on out? Also read...

Nick Marinoff | Sep 26, 2015 | 08:00
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India Attempts Livestock E-Commerce Sales, Bitcoin Payments Next?

India is one of the world’s biggest booming economies, and e-commerce seems to be taking center stage in the lives of everyday consumers. At the same time, Bitcoin acceptance in the...

Jp Buntinx | Sep 25, 2015 | 13:38

The Bitcoin Halving: Deflating the Hype

The approaching halving of Bitcoin’s block reward is the subject of much optimism among Bitcoin enthusiasts and price speculators. Hardcore believers, uncaring about its exchange...

Evan Faggart | Sep 25, 2015 | 08:00

Ledger: First Scholarly Bitcoin Journal Invites Authors

Ledger (not to be confused with the hardware wallet company) aims to be the first of its kind: a bitcoin-only scholarly journal. Ledger plans on publishing original research articles...

Nigel Dollentas | Sep 24, 2015 | 08:00

Blockchain Smart Meters: Solution to Africa’s Utility Crisis...

Bankymoon, a South African-based Bitcoin solutions company, is changing how people pay for utilities, making them more affordable. Bitcoinist spoke with Lorien Gamaroff, founder and...

Natalie Johnson | Sep 21, 2015 | 15:00

Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: BitPay Hack, California Bitcoin Bill...

After two weeks of sharp, last minute changes in the Bitcoin price, the markets caught a break this week, with the price remaining fairly stable throughout. Thus, it seems as if the...

Evan Faggart | Sep 21, 2015 | 08:00
Breaking News

QuickActions Wins Disrupt SF 2015 Hackathon

Yesterday, September 19, 2015, hundreds of hackers spent the day at Pier 70 in San Francisco working on projects in hopes to win the Disrupt SF Hackathon. In this competition, hackers...

Evan Faggart | Sep 20, 2015 | 23:03

Meet Whit Jackson: the Bitcoin Kid

Meet “the bitcoin kid.” He’s not a Wall Street broker turned rogue or a manager at Coinbase, but a 15-year-old sophomore student who currently attends Brentwood School in Los...

Nick Marinoff | Sep 17, 2015 | 12:00

Isle of Man: a Safe Haven for Digital Currency

The Isle of Man is home to a growing number of businesses that accept Bitcoin. During the past decade, the island became an important outpost to online poker, and some of the world’s...

Nuno Menezes | Sep 16, 2015 | 08:00

How Tierion Gives New Purpose to the Blockchain

The blockchain serves as undeniable proof that the spirit of innovation will come through time and time again. Regardless of the BitLicense, ongoing regulation attempts, and the...

Nick Marinoff | Sep 14, 2015 | 12:00

ShapeShift Raises Another US$1.6m in Funding

ShapeShift has proven to be one of the most popular services to be available in the virtual currency ecosystem today. Having the option to trade Bitcoin and over 40 other virtual...

Jp Buntinx | Sep 08, 2015 | 12:47

UK Government Might Be Next to Use the Bitcoin Blockchain

The UK government might be the next entity that starts using the Bitcoin blockchain for non-monetary purposes. Every day we see more news that makes us think, “Man… How many things...

Nick Marinoff | Sep 08, 2015 | 09:00

Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin Price Rockets, FinTech...

This past week, the Bitcoin markets saw very little action, with last week’s sideways trend persisting. That is, however, until Sunday, when the Bitcoin price shot up $10 into the...

Evan Faggart | Sep 07, 2015 | 08:00

Exclusive Interview: Colu Releases Plugin for Copay

Colu has recently announced its successful integration into Copay, a popular multisig wallet from Bitpay. The plugin used for Copay will allow the use of colored coins, giving users...

Nigel Dollentas | Sep 05, 2015 | 08:00

Overstock’s TØ Platform is Reinventing Wall Street

Imagine a world where any business or company could go public without the excessive and often unfair costs involved. A place where the stock market did not control the future of our...

evok3d | Sep 04, 2015 | 08:00

Bitcoin Education Grows as Universities Begin Offering Crypto Classes

College can be an exciting and monumental time for many people. As the Wizard tells the Scarecrow, “Men enter universities, and when they come out, they think deep thoughts.” While...

Nick Marinoff | Sep 02, 2015 | 08:00

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