Blockchain Review

Posted on December 8, 2017

      Blockchain is a transformational technology with the potential to extend digital transformation beyond a company’s walls and into the processes it shares with suppliers, customers, and partners. At its core, a blockchain is a data structure that’s used to create a digital transaction ledger that, instead of resting with a single provider, is shared […]

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SEC Moves To Take Down “Scam” ICO PlexCoin

Posted on December 6, 2017

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint with the Federal Court in New York seeking to freeze all U.S. assets of Quebec-based cryptocurrency startup PlexCoin, including the personal assets of founders Dominic Lacroix and Sabrina Paradis-Royer. The company’s Canadian assets have already been frozen by Quebec’s regulatory agency, the Autorité […]

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Venezuela Announces New Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Posted on December 4, 2017

On his weekly television address on Sunday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced plans for the country to develop a state-backed cryptocurrency. Apart from revealing the proposed digital currency’s name — the Petro — and claims that it will be backed by the country’s oil, gas, gold and diamond wealth, Maduro provided few details about the […]

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Gameflip’s ICO Revolutionizes the Digital Goods Marketplace

Posted on December 3, 2017

Digital goods are the gaming industry’s trillion-dollar opportunity. Here’s why. Each year, the gaming industry generates more than $100 billion in revenue. Around 87% of that annual revenue—$94.4 billion—comes from the digital gaming industry. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Why? Because that digital gaming figure only includes publisher-purchased goods, not the ones […]

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Tech Profile: Ammbr

Posted on December 2, 2017

Here in the U.S., a major political battle is currently taking place over “net neutrality.” At the core of this discussion is a simple question: Should the giant telecom companies be able to control how their customers access and use the internet? Not surprisingly, the telecom giants have spent tens of millions of dollars on […]

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Interview with Jonathan Gueron – Founder and CTO of ConnectJob

Posted on December 1, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to. BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who […]

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Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Says Cryptocurrencies “Not Legal”

Posted on November 29, 2017

Speaking to an audience at the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe annual conference earlier this month, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Director Normal Mataruka said that cryptocurrencies and related investments are “not actually legal” in the country. As reported by NewsDay, Mataruka took a firm stance against cryptocurrency in the country, saying “In Southern Africa, what we […]

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Keep an eye on ICO

Posted on November 28, 2017

ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) are one of the hottest topics of the year because it’s an easy way to raise cash. An ICO allows businesses to raise capital. In an ICO, Businesses sell virtual tokens to supporters that can be exchanged and traded for other currencies or used to buy goods or services from that […]

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Update: Global Cryptocurrency Regulations

Posted on November 27, 2017

In recent months, trading values for the major cryptocurrencies have experienced explosive upward growth. At the time of this writing, BTC is trading at an all-time-high of $9,700, with major players like Ether (also the major fuel behind many ICOs), Litecoin, and Ripple seeing similar price growth. To a casual observer, this can easily be […]

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Time to Start Looking at ICO

Posted on November 3, 2017

If you have any type of a connection to the cryptocurrency industry, you have become extremely aware of ICO’s. They are the most popular topic right now because everyone just wants to buy coins in hopes of major returns. It is gambling at its finest.   ICO is a relatively new concept of raising funds […]

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The Blockchain fundamentals

Posted on October 26, 2017

Blockchain has come a long way in eight years, with 2017 signaling the start of a paradigm shift in mainstream understanding of the technology. Blockchain-backed currencies have caught fire over the past nine months, partly in anticipation of major disruptions in the financial industry as a result of the distributed ledger. Blockchain’s appeal has helped […]

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Interview with Petr Belousov – CEO of Confideal

Posted on October 24, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to. BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who […]

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Interview with Nicholas Amato – CEO of 803 MINE

Posted on October 16, 2017

Thank you for agreeing to be interviewed about your project and ICO. We will publish this interview as an article on the site. Please send an image of the person you would like the interview to be attributed to. BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who […]

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Interview with Ruslan Popa – CEO of VIULY

Posted on October 5, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. Shall we begin with who you are and what you do at VIULY? Ruslan Popa (RP):  Hi, I’m very pleased for the opportunity! My name is Ruslan Popa and I am the CEO of VIULY.   BitcoinX: Tell us – what is VIULY? […]

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Interview with Sergey Grybniak – Founder of Opporty

Posted on October 5, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at OPPORTY? OPPORTY: Hi! My name is Sergey Grybniak. I am a serial entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and a blockchain enthusiast. Mostly, I am interested in Ethereum, but I try to keep track […]

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Interview with Stanislav Taktaev – Founder and CEO of DARFchain

Posted on September 21, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at DARFCHAIN? DARFCHAIN: My name is Stanislav Taktaev, and I’m a founder and CEO of DARFchain. BitcoinX: Tell us – what is DARFCHAIN? What is the main idea behind the project and […]

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Neo & Bee Moves Forward With Reverse ICO

Posted on September 15, 2017

After years of total silence, failed bitcoin startup Neo & Bee is finding its way back into the spotlight for doing the one thing no one expected: Repaying investors. Last month, the long-shuttered “bitcoin bank” sent out emails inviting shareholders to access a new “redemption portal” for “NEOBEE” tokens. (Full disclosure: This reporter owns a […]

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China’s ICO “Ban” May Actually Be A “Pause”

Posted on September 13, 2017

Last week, Chinese financial regulators sent shockwaves across the cryptocurrency world when reports surfaced that authorities were preparing for a crackdown on ICOs and exchanges in the country. Although hardly surprising given the Chinese government’s often tense relationship with the booming blockchain sector, many suspected that the so-called “ban” on ICOs wasn’t quite what it […]

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Russia Reverses Stance on ICOs

Posted on September 11, 2017

Late last week, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov told reporters that his ministry was drafting plans to regulate both cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs). The move comes as a surprise, as only last year the ministry proposed criminal charges — with a maximum sentence of seven years in jail — for those dealing in […]

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Canadian Regulators Give Green Light To ICO

Posted on September 8, 2017

This week, Quebec’s financial regulatory agency — Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) — announced that it would be including an ICO into its experimental “sandbox” program for non-traditional securities and financial instruments. The AMF has approved a proposal from Toronto-based “socially responsible” banking startup Impak Finance, giving official approval to its MPK coin ICO. The […]

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After SEC contact, Protostarr ICO shuts down and offers refunds

Posted on September 6, 2017

Late last week, the founders of the Protostarr token announced that they would be immediately halting operations following contact with the enforcement arm of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The project will also be returning the 119.5 ETH raised during their ICO (around $40,000 at press time), which launched on August 13th. The […]

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China’s Central Bank Bans ICOs

Posted on September 4, 2017

In a new ruling published on Monday, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) declared ICOs and similar cryptocurrency-based fundraising tools to be illegal within the country. The PBOC’s statement also demanded that all current ICOs on China-based exchanges be halted immediately, and that funds from previous ICO rounds be returned. The ruling follows an extended […]

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Meet Anton Galenovich – Leader of DAO IPCI Team

Posted on September 3, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at DAO IPCI? DAO IPCI: Anton Galenovich – leader of DAO IPCI Team. BitcoinX: Tell us – what is DAO IPCI? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you […]

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The Quick Start Guide for Participating in an ICO

Posted on August 31, 2017

Few things are as exciting as the launch of a new initial coin offering (ICO). But if you’re new to the club, the process for actually participating in an ICO can be downright confusing. Most of the popular guides on the subject assume that you’re already familiar with the basics of both managing cryptocurrency and […]

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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – Weekly Overview

Posted on August 30, 2017

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Getting Real About Estonia’s Government-Backed ICO

Posted on August 30, 2017

Last week, the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia found itself at the heart of the cryptocurrency and ICO rumor mill. In a post on Medium, the managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency program, Kaspar Korjus, said that the country was considering the possibility of launching its very own ICO. The proposed token — tentatively named “Estcoin” […]

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Interview with CEO of Crystal Clear Services (CCT)

Posted on August 29, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES? CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES: I’m the founder and CEO of Crystal Clear Services BitcoinX: Tell us – what is CRYSTAL CLEAR SERVICES? What is the main idea behind the project […]

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SEC Issues Investor Warning On ICOs

Posted on August 29, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an “Investor Alert” about “potential scams involving stock of companies claiming to be related to, or asserting they are engaging in, Initial Coin Offerings (or ICOs).” Given the turbulent and uneasy relationship between the U.S. government and crypto-based startups, this investor warning sent a brief chill […]

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ICO Scene Overview: August 2017

Posted on August 28, 2017

Only a few years ago, the idea of treating bitcoin as a serious investment was, to the financial mainstream at least, laughable. Why take a risk on this digital funny money when there were “real” currencies to invest in? Looking back, those experts and talking heads couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Interview with Derick Smith – Managing Director of Ammbr

Posted on August 26, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at AMMBR? AMMBR: I am Derick Smith, the managing director of the Ammbr Foundation, a not-for-profit set up in Singapore to further the goals of the Ammbr Network and its technology.   BitcoinX: […]

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Do’s and Don’ts : White Paper for ICO

Posted on August 24, 2017

Cryptocurrency, specifically Blockchain, has been proven to be a groundbreaking technology in society today, yet it is still in the early stages of adoption. Consequently, many new cryptocurrency concepts are being marketed to bridge the gap between technical complexity and usability of Blockchain. Cryptocurrencies will change the world . Initial Coin Offering’ ( ICO’s) seem […]

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Interview with Niсk Evdokimov – co-founder of ICOBox

Posted on August 22, 2017

BitcoinX: So, who are you and what is your position at ICOS? ICOS: Niсk Evdokimov, a co-founder of ICOBox. BitcoinX: Tell us –  what is ICOS? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you decide to start it? ICOS: Founded in 2017, ICOBox offers fixed-price services to projects seeking to sell […]

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Interview with Sergei – CEO of Ahoolee Project

Posted on August 22, 2017

BitcoinX: So, tell us who you are and what your position is at AHOOLEE? AHOOLEE: My name is Sergei and I’m a CEO of Ahoolee project. BitcoinX: Tell us –  what is AHOOLEE? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you decide to start it? AHOOLEE: Ahoolee is the world’s first search […]

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Interview with Fran Villalba Segarra – CEO of INTERNXT

Posted on August 21, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at INTERNXT? INTERNXT: I am Fran Villalba Segarra, Founder & CEO at Internxt. I’m 20 years old, and love new-tech and entrepreneurship, amongst others. I started with smaller online projects at the age […]

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Interview with Vytautas Karalevicius – CEO of Bankera

Posted on August 21, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at BANKERA? BANKERA: I am Vytautas Karalevicius, CEO of Bankera. BitcoinX: Tell us –  what is BANKERA? What is the main idea behind the project and why did you decide to start it? […]

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Interview with LAToken CEO, Valentin Preobrazhenskiy

Posted on August 18, 2017

BitcoinX: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. So, tell us who you are and what your position is at LAToken? LAToken: I am Valentin Preobrazhenskiy, CEO and founder of LAToken. Four years ago, armed with solid experience in trading equities ($200 million portfolio) and building a back office for hedge […]

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Ethereum, rising star!

Posted on August 15, 2017

Ether is the second most valuable form of digital money after bitcoin. Ethereum is a rising star in the world of cryptocurrencies, entirely digital forms of currency that grew in popularity after the creation of bitcoin. A cryptocurrency is a form of digital currency created through encryption. A cryptocurrency has no physical form — like […]

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New chance from the European banks, to bitcoin

Posted on August 5, 2017

It is true Bitcoin, and cryptocurrency is faster and cheaper options compared to traditional finance. This is causing some panic among bankers, as they will need to address this challenge sooner rather than later. Doing so is a lot harder than anticipated, which explains their venture into blockchain technology in recent years. Bitcoin Suisse founder […]

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Some biggest bitcoin hacks and thefts of all times

Posted on July 23, 2017

For your pleasure, entertainment, and hopefully some information, I present below the wall of shame, starting with a less obvious and perhaps incorrect choice for the repugnant honor of the biggest bitcoin hack and theft of all time. Jed McCaleb, founder of Ripple (publicly announced he was to sell around one billion of them crashing […]

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A french official what to ban bitcoin in Paris

Posted on July 15, 2016

Paris politician Bernard Debré, the deputy of the National Assembly of France and a member of the Union for a Popular Movement in Paris, has stated that Bitcoin should be banned in the city. Debré, a urologist and aerospace medicine specialist by profession, participated in a French-based survey published by Current Values magazine which revealed the […]

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Hillary Clinton declares her support for blockchain

Posted on July 12, 2016

Presumptive US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind blockchain tech applications in the public sector. Blockchain Technology offers many promising applications through a wide variety of industries and sectors. Clinton, who is expected to receive the presidential nomination from the US Democratic Party next month, released a broad technology and innovation agenda […]

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A smart device from PayPal That Accepts Cryptocurrencies?

Posted on June 17, 2016

Difficulty in the use of Bitcoin and Satoshi as legal tender in day-to-day transaction has long been cited as one of the chief obstacles to its wider use by non-payment industry sophisticates. The apparent intention of online and mobile payment enabler PayPal to provide a solution to this problem is here. The international payments processor […]

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CoinCorner Sponsor “Flying Kiwi” Bruce Anstey in the Isle of Man TT 2016

Posted on May 30, 2016

Douglas, Thursday 26th May 2016   10-time TT winner Bruce Anstey will be backed by bitcoin this year as he prepares to compete in the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Races 2016.   Anstey, who is currently signed to Padgett’s Honda Racing Team, will return once again to the world famous Mountain Course, sponsored […]

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The Bitcoin law in Russia will pass?

Posted on May 28, 2016

A bill prepared by Russia’s Ministry of Finance targeting the creation and circulation of so-called money surrogates, a classification that would include digital currencies like Bitcoin, has been at least temporarily withdrawn from consideration following comments from the country’s Justice Ministry. As reported by regional news source RNS, the bill – popularly known as the […]

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Bitcoin Faucet ToolBox Chrome Extension

Posted on May 27, 2016

We are happy to present you “Faucet ToolBox”, a fast and easy way to collect Free Bitcoin (satoshi). Get Bitcoin rewards from more than 50 faucet sites, updated daily. Now everyone can own and exchange Bitcoins. Below are the steps to earn free Bitcoin with Faucet ToolBox: 1. Open Chrome Install Faucet ToolBox extension 2. […]

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Can bitcoin to provide the next generation of financial services?

Posted on May 13, 2016

Since the digital currency bitcoin burst in to the scene in 2009, serious skepticism and palpable passion have played equal roles. Bitcoin and blockchain regulation has been a hot topic at conferences and on the nascent technology’s online forums. Bitcoin, known for its anarchist and libertarian leanings, fear government legislators and regulators. Many bitcoin devotees […]

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CoinCorner Achieves Designated Business Status

Posted on May 10, 2016

Douglas, Friday 6th May 2016 British bitcoin exchange CoinCorner has announced today that it has been awarded Designated Business status in the Isle of Man. The title, granted by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (IOMFSA), took effect on Wednesday 4th May 2016 after CoinCorner successfully applied to become a Designated Business, following the […]

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We can forget about Satoshi Nakamoto ?

Posted on May 6, 2016

Craig Steven Wright went public with the claim that he was the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of bitcoin.  His admission follows years of speculation about who came up with the original ideas underlying the digital cash system. Mr Wright has provided technical proof to back up his claim using coins known to be […]

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Bitcoin Vs The King: Gold

Posted on April 28, 2016

Gold is one of the most durable substances on earth, it doesn’t degrade and will never go away. Bitcoin exists in a public ledger on thousands of hard drives and other media around the world, and the Bitcoin network can’t be shut down by any government. While in theory Bitcoin can go away, it won’t […]

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Shift’s bitcoin-backed debit card beta issues new round of invites

Posted on September 26, 2014

Last month, San Francisco-based bitcoin startup Shift Payments announced plans to release a new debit-card system that would enable users to pay with traditional bank accounts, as well as bitcoin and Ripple wallets. Backed by tech-industry kingmakers Y Combinator, the card promised to serve as a next-generation bridge between digital currencies and traditional banking by […]

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U.S. military meets with bitcoin industry insiders

Posted on September 26, 2014

Could bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies be used to aid terrorist groups? That’s the question officials from the U.S. Special Operations Command asked members of the bitcoin industry this week in a meeting Tampa, Florida. While not an entirely secret event, the Virtual Currency Workshop was a closed-door conference seeking to determine the potential for anti-American […]

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OKCoin becomes biggest USD/BTC exchange

Posted on September 25, 2014

Only a week after exiting beta testing for its new bitcoin-to-dollar exchange platform, China’s OKCoin has skyrocketed past Western exchanges in terms of volume. As CoinDesk reports, the USD/BTC trading pair on the site had a volume of 16,342 BTC yesterday, handily beating Bitfinex’s 15,552 BTC volume, as well as Bitstamp’s 14,463 and BTC-e’s 6,556. […]

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BitPay announces major protocol update for Bitcore and Copay

Posted on September 25, 2014

Perhaps in advance of their looming PayPal partnership, the engineers at Atlanta-based bitcoin payment processor BitPay have been hard at work updating Copay and Bitcore — their open-source, multisig wallet platform and bitcoin core implementation, respectively — to become as “featureful as possible.” The new updates, announced today, bring a range of new options and […]

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Two U.S. banks to test Ripple protocol

Posted on September 24, 2014

Ripple Labs announced today that their bitcoin-friendly alt-coin system will soon be offered to the customers of two small U.S. banks. The Ripple system is part of a new low-cost, real-time international payments service offered by CBW Bank of Topeka, Kansas, and Cross River Bank of Teaneck, New Jersey. The integration is the first time […]

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PayPal announces partnerships with BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

Posted on September 24, 2014

One of the biggest concerns about PayPal’s rapidly approaching integration with bitcoin-based payments has been liquidity. The eBay-owned payment processing giant handled around $180 billion in transactions last year, roughly 30 times bitcoin’s total market cap. If PayPal aims to bring bitcoin payments to the masses, even a relative giant in the space, like Coinbase, […]

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