Back to the Future: Bitcoin as a Vehicle for Innovation

Money is an interesting thing; it infiltrates our lives at every turn. It has become a necessity for life, and through its use, people can gain access to just about anything they need or want. From something as simple as bread and other foods needed for basic subsistence, to extravagant luxury items like mansions and diamond-encrusted Rolex watches. Also read: Borderless...

A brief look at bitcoin wallet statistics

The bitcoin wallet space has been infused with hundreds of millions of venture capital dollars creating a very competitive space alongside bitcoin exchanges, where there is certainly some overlap between the two creating “hybrid” services. Well known startups for example are Coinbase and Circle, both in the U.S. who are both wallets and exchanges/brokers (buying and selling of bitcoins). The...

Peek Inside CoinPoint: A Full-Service Bitcoin Marketing Agency

Some say Bitcoin sells itself. While that may be true, the companies that sell Bitcoin don't necessarily sell themselves. But Oron Barber does. He is the Managing Director for CoinPoint, a full-service Bitcoin marketing agency based in Sydney. CointPoint helps companies integrate with Bitcoin-related partners, accept and safeguard bitcoins, and increase crypto-interested site traffic via a large range of marketing services. Also...

Bitpay adds beta exchange to the Copay wallet

Bitcoin payment processing company Bitpay has announced that it has launched a new feature in it’s open source bitcoin wallet Copay which will allow users to buy and sell bitcoins directly inside of the wallet app. Tapping into the Glidera bitcoin exchange API, Bitpay is testing the invite-only exchange in the updated Copay wallet version 1.3.1. Recently Airbitz bitcoin wallet...

Beware of the Bitcoin Economy Bust

A belief held by a large portion of the Bitcoin community maintains that our beloved digital currency is recession proof. Bitcoin is based on the principles of sound money; the currency possesses scarcity, portability, fungibility, and infinite divisibility. Most importantly, Bitcoin’s scarcity makes it impossible to inflate the supply, which many Bitcoiners believe to be the source of financial...

Borderless Block Party: The Month-Long College Hackathon

The College Cryptocurrency Network (CCN) is having a month-long hackathon, starting November 1st, which is sure to be a coding fiesta for students. Participants in the hackathon will be encouraged to use their creativity and technical skills to help build the “next generation of solutions utilizing both bitcoin and blockchain technologies.” The Borderless Block Party -- maintained online --...

Bitcoin Payments Make Perfect Sense for Outsourcing Micro Jobs

Micro jobs are an important aspect of decentralizing the job market. In fact, one could go as far as saying that micro jobs are a cog in the machine that makes up the sharing economy since individuals and businesses can pay anyone in the world to complete a task. Pending regulation and taxation aside, for the time being, the question is...

A Safe Guide for Bitcoin Travelers Visiting Ukraine

This guide can be helpful for you when visiting the beautiful country of Ukraine. While doing so, you'll need trusted bitcoin exchanges, where you can convert digital money to local currency. This article shows you my personal TOP 3 exchanges list. And also: did you already searched DuckDuckGo for a list of interesting places? Don't worry — you will...

Openchain: Enterprise-Ready Blockchain Technology

SAN MATEO, Ca. -- Coinprism has released an enterprise-ready blockchain technology called “Openchain.” In contrast to Bitcoin, the service enables companies and institutions to set up their own Openchains that are also interoperable with each other. The company has forged new technology into the crypto-industry and traditional finance with colored coins, as well as the Open Asset technology used by NASDAQ....

Coinimal Adds PayPal to Crypto-to-Fiat Services

Coinimal is an online exchange which supports Bitcoin, Ethereum and NXT trading for several fiat currencies. Previously, Neteller and SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) bank transfers were the site's only payout options. PayPal is now added to the payout provider list. Customer preference for this addition was strong, the company reports. "This option was implemented because of popular demand," a...