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  • 11:38
    Bitcoinist_Cell Site Simulator

    DOJ Tightens Requirements for Cell Site Simulators, Blockchain Offers More Transparency

    Consumer privacy has been a hot topic for over a year now, and it looks like a new ruling by the Department of Justice might move things along in the right direction. Federal law enforcement agencies will be forced to be more transparent about cell-phone surveillance technology. While this decision is only a small step […]
  • 8:00

    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 children and fluctuate our daily expenses based on nothing more than a few personal gains. These gains owned by few who — through […]
  • 8:00
    Silk-Road-Marketplace-Camel (1)

    Former US Federal Agent Pleads Guilty to $800,000 Bitcoin Theft

    Ross Ulbricht, founder of the infamous Silk Road drug market, will be remembered as one of bitcoin’s most relevant contributors, a man that grew bitcoin’s relevance to extraordinary levels, and became instantly popular following his arrest. Silk Road was a dark net market that ran on the TOR Network. At its peak, Silk Road accounted for 70% of all […]
  • 18:41

    Encryption Under Attack in Turkey as 3 Journalists for Vice Are Jailed

    The authoritarian government in Turkey has charged three journalists working for Vice News for ‘engaging in terrorist activity’ on behalf of ISIL (ISIS). The charge according to the government is that one of the three journalists used encryption software on his personal computer which is often used by the ISIL. Also Read: Teaching Encryption Soon […]
  • 11:12
    Bitcoinist-HIV Clinic Data Loss

    HIV Clinic Data Leak Shows Clear Need For Autonomous Solutions Using Blockchain Technology

    In this day and age, no source of information is safe from prying eyes and hackers attempting to breach databases. Every so often, a company will accidentally leak confidential data, to great chagrin of affected individuals. In the case of a London HIV clinic, the leak of patient data could prove to be quite costly. […]
  • 9:00
    Valery of BitFury

    BitFury CEO Talks BIP 100 and Announces 16nm Bitcoin Mining ASIC Chip Tapeout

    Bitcoin mining company BitFury’s CEO Valery Vavilov has been clear on the company’s stance in the Bitcoin block size debate. When we contacted him for his thoughts on the debate, Valery sent a full statement detailing where BitFury stood on the issue and why. While going over this statement with BitFury, they gave us access to the news of their […]
  • 8:00

    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 this statement still holds true today, many of those thoughts focus new technologies and ideas. Until now, it wasn’t uncommon to run into students majoring in […]
  • 19:50

    Exclusive Interview With Jihan Wu of Bitmain on S7, Block Size Debate and More

    The current Bitcoin block size debate has dragged in everyone from all corners of the Bitcoin industry. Miners and Mining pools have recently begun to have their say, with nearly all of them supporting an increase in block size. However, with over 62% supporting the BIP100 variant, the XT proposal has been left for dead. […]
  • 15:00

    Streamium Can Benefit From War Between Twitch and Youtube Gaming

    One of the major disadvantages associated with centralized services is how they can enforce exclusivity rules in certain cases. With the “war of game streamers” heating up between Twitch and Youtube, exclusivity deals are already being forced upon partners. Depending on whether or not individual streamers have monetized their game streaming, these decisions might be […]
  • 9:34

    BitGive Addresses Non-Profit Accountability With Bitcoin Technology

    An interesting collaboration has been formed between BitGive Foundation, Factom, BitPesa, The Water Project and The Plug and Play Accelerator. Such a partnership would not come to fruition without a good reason, and all noses are pointed in the same direction. There is one simple goal for this effort: building a transparent donation platform connecting […]
  • 8:00
    Bitcoinist_New York Yellow Cab

    New York Cab Drivers Fight Uber and Lyft With Arro, Bitcoin Payments Soon?

    It was only a matter of time until this “war” between decentralized car-sharing services and regular car drivers would lead to some positive news. Hailing a ride with a mobile application is not only convenient, but it also allows for automated payment processes. Most of Uber’s and Lyft’s success comes from the ability to get […]
  • 21:53
    Apple: Big for Bitcoin

    Hackers Steal Record Number of Apple Accounts with IOS Malware

    A recent wave of malware has allowed hackers to steal over 250,000 Apple accounts, the largest recorded theft of its kind. Fortunately for mainstream users, the malware only affects devices which are jailbroken. Named Keyraider, the malware works through the popular Cydia platform which acts as an underground App Store, allowing jailbroken devices to purchase […]
  • 17:28

    Chinese Bitcoin Exchange OKCoin Stops Accepting American Bitcoin Deposits

    American users of have been informed that they cannot deposit USD, Bitcoin or Litecoin to OKCoin anymore. The Chinese Bitcoin exchange cites regulatory issues and also states that the ban on American deposits is temporary. OKCoin representatives have apologized for the inconvenience and confirmed that the ban is due to regulatory uncertainty. OKCoin is […]
  • 15:00

    USAA Develops Thesis on Blockchain Technology

    Victor Pascucci, the head of corporate development at USAA, says blockchain technology is game changer, and that he has not seen many technologies that meet this description during his nearly 20 years in the VC sector. Thus, Pascucci has stated his organization is developing a thesis on the application of the blockchain. Also read: How the […]
  • 13:13

    NatWest And HSBC Payment Network Issues, Bitcoin Carries On Like Usual

    If there was ever a doubt regarding how little innovation there has been in the financial sector over the past 50 years, the recent NatWest outage and HSBC payment issues are a fine example. The banking system as we all know it is struggling to keep up with new forms of technology, and the sector […]
  • 9:00

    Beware of This ALS Fundraiser Accepting Bitcoin Donations

    One of the many reasons why Bitcoin attracts a lot of attention is that virtual currency can be a powerful tool for charities around the world. Rather than relying on credit card and wire transfer payments, both of which are subject to fees and delays, Bitcoin donations are instantaneous at a fraction of the cost. But […]
  • 8:00
    Bitcoinist News Re-Hash

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin XT Dies, Bitcoin Price Stabilizes

    Bitcoiners breathed a sigh of relief this week when the drama-fueled price decline finally came to a close. The downtrend persisted for the first two days of the week, but the price quickly rebounded and began making small — yet welcome — gains that continued for the rest of the week. This recovery in the […]
  • 15:00

    How the Blockchain may be the Future of Wall Street

    It’s difficult not to love the ending of the movie “Jaws.” Chief Brody and Matt Hooper are forced to paddle their ways to the nearby shore through a rising mountain of seagulls and shark remains after destroying the killer fish responsible for terrorizing swimmers native to Amity Island. After only a few moments of paddling, Brody says, “I […]
  • 13:14

    Completely Functional Decentralized Marketplace Protocol Drop Zone is Released

    /u/ _miracle-max_ on reddit has released a working release of his project titled Drop Zone. The Drop Zone Protocol is a decentralized marketplace layer that is written on top of Bitcoin. While this is by no means a finished project, the functioning command line client allows “for the selling, buying, and facilitation of secure messaging […]
  • 8:00

    INTERPOL Takes On the Darknet

    In “The Godfather Part II,” Michael Corleone sits in the family home with his distant relative, Frankie Pentangeli, and recites the famous words his father once told him in secret: “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.” The line is simply a take on the old saying, “know thy enemy.” It’s a strategy that […]

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