Reddit Launches “Upvoted” News Site: Bitcoin not Welcome

Reddit is not exactly known as a safe haven for constructive posts, friendly comments or honest moderators. In fact, this “front page of the Internet” has become rather toxic in some cases, as readers can turn on each other in a heartbeat. However, there is also a great amount of valuable content to be found on this platform, which...

Can Satellite Internet Connectivity Boost Bitcoin Adoption in Africa?

Bitcoin adoption around the world is a patient process, as one of the factors involved in the currency's success relies on internet connectivity. The Western world has gotten accustomed to having the internet at their disposal wherever they go, but things are vastly different in areas such as Africa, South America and parts of Asia. Facebook wants to deliver...

The First Russian Language Bitcoin Documentary

The first Russian Bitcoin documentary filmed by the television crew, Govorit I Pokazivaet (Speaking And Showing), shows the world cryptocurrency perspectives from the region. The film is meant to educate the general public of Russia about the digital currency. However, the company had issues with its sponsors but just recently retained all the rights to the film. The project...

Bitcoin.com Adds A Dedicated Warrant Canary

Bitcoin.com has announced its ‘Warrant Canary’ page and is encouraging all cryptocurrency related websites and related organizations to follow suit. This website owned by Saint Bitts LLC, and its related subdomains, feels that privacy is of great importance in this age of technology and that our users' personal information should be at the top of that list. Contributors to...

Wall Street Woes not Affecting Bitcoin Investments

Wall Street investors are preparing themselves for the worst year in the US stock market since 2008. There are several events contributing to this downfall, including the vague policies outlined by the Federal Reserve. Furthermore, the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan, combined with a crash in oil prices and slower earnings growth, are not helping matters either. More Wall...

Bitcoin Bank Acceptance Spotlight: De Nederlandsche Bank

It has been over a year since De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Dutch Central Bank, was vocal about bitcoin. The bank previously voiced its opinion that “virtual currencies are not a viable alternative” to fiat currency, and that they “are unlikely to become a viable alternative for traditional currency in the foreseeable future.” Also read: The Role of Blockchain Technology in...

Gemini bitcoin exchange, a first look

The long awaited launch of the Gemini bitcoin exchange has finally come to an end, as the exchange has gone live this morning sending out early access invites to select users to test out the exchange before their global launch on Thursday October 8th, 2015. BitcoinX was able to get early access and review the exchange, and here are...

A Conversation With Alena Vranova of SatoshiLabs on the Trezor

Hardware wallets became a reality in 2014 -- most notably by the popular and well-reviewed Trezor. Developed by Prague-based SatoshiLabs, the device stores private keys and uses a USB connection for outgoing transactions. The device gives a seed to the owner with 12-24 words for recovery purposes, and also offers a pin to access funds. The Trezor can be used...

Peer-to-Peer Solutions are the Way Forward for Gambling

Gambling is one of the oldest forms of entertainment in the world. Putting a wager on the outcome of an event -- sports, political or anything else -- seems to bring out the best form of competition in humans. But even the world of gambling has to evolve to keep up with technological innovations, and it seems like peer-to-peer...

The Role of Blockchain Technology in Freedom of Speech

In this day and age of accelerated technological innovations, lawmakers and regulators have a hard time keeping up with changes. Bitcoin is a prime example of throwing a monkey wrench in the plans of regulators and legislators to maintain centralized control. But there is a change coming to the political system as well, as Wyoming lawmakers have adopted legislation to...