June, 2016

  • 30 June

    Will bitcoin be a good investment in 2016?

    Bitcoin has witnessed an exponential growth in recent months and has started gaining attention among the media and government authorities. Several multinational corporations and financial institutions have started embracing bitcoin as a legitimate payment system. Bitcoin is the most popular digital currency holding around 80% of the market share and ...

October, 2015

  • 18 October

    Trezor: The Bitcoin Safe

    Bitcoin is a novel and innovative platform for making digital money transactions over the internet, and it’s cleverly designed to be remarkably secure. Nevertheless, its procedures are still not easy to grasp for the average person, thus restraining its use to a very specific niche of users. Many companies have ...

  • 1 October

    BitPay Aids the New York Stem Cell Foundation

    BitPay, a Bitcoin payment processor used by over sixty-thousand businesses and organizations, has partnered with the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) to increase the reach of donations. The NYSCF is a non-profit organization using stem cell research to accelerate cures and medicine testing. ALS, diabetes, cancer, spinal cord injury, ...

September, 2015

  • 29 September

    Imperial College London Inaugurates Cryptocurrency Centre

    The Imperial College London announced the inauguration of the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering in their Summer of 2015 Engineering Newsletter. This decision comes shortly after the College hosted a Bitcoin forum, which determined a high level of interest amongst students and faculty. During the forum, Mike Hearn (Bitcoin ...

  • 28 September

    MercadoLibre Mexico Adds Bitcoin Payments

    If you’re not familiar with the name MercadoLibre, it’s basically South America’s version of Ebay. In fact, since 2001 — two years after it launched in Argentina — its main shareholder has been the US-based e-commerce titan itself. MercadoLibre was founded by Marcos Galperín — who still serves as CEO ...

  • 28 September

    Variety Jones’s Tale of a Corrupt FBI Agent could Lead to Attack on Ross Ulbricht

    A Silk Road Bitcoin wallet with $75 million protected by a passphrase known only to Ross Ulbricht and one other man. A corrupt FBI agent who runs a million-dollar-per-month darknet criminal operation. A roving team of mercenary bounty hunters. Singaporean safehouses, Interpol red notices, kidnapping and torture. Those are the ...

  • 27 September

    Australian Banks Target Bitcoin Businesses

    During the past weeks, at least 17 Australian Bitcoin companies received official letters from Westpac Banking Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, informing them that their accounts would be closed without any further explanation. Amongst the companies affected by this move are the exchanges BitTrade and Buyabitcoin. BitTrade’s founder, ...

  • 26 September

    Charlie Shrem Does AMA From Prison

    Charlie Shrem, co-founder of the former New York-based exchange BitInstant, as well as founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, recently began an AMA hosted by Shrem answered questions through the federal prison email system. Shrem is currently serving a sentence of two years in federal prison for “operating an ...

  • 25 September

    Vietnamese Exchange VBTC Opens Its Doors Again

    Bitcoin Vietnam, a Vietnamese startup founded in 2013, announced two days ago the re-opening on VBTC. The exchange previously operated during a few months starting from July 2014 but had to close its doors temporarily. “VBTC will allow us to handle Bitcoin remittance services towards Vietnam in a very fast ...

  • 24 September

    Sig3 Simplifies Multisig Bitcoin Transactions

    Sig3, a Bitcoin startup which launched on September 21st, is looking to simplify multisignature (multisig) transactions through automated co-sign policies. Multisignature Bitcoin addresses require more than one key to authorize a transaction. In the case of Sig3, at least two keys must verify the transaction. This may be the user ...