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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Square CEO hints bitcoin integration on the horizon

Posted on September 23, 2014

In an interview with CBC News, Square CEO Jack Dorsey dropped an interesting hint about his company’s future relationship with bitcoin. Speaking about concerns that Square might face stiff competition from the forthcoming Apple Pay mobile point-of-sale system, Dorsey said: “We’re building a register so that sellers can accept a credit card, so they can […]

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GABI hedge fund announces first bitcoin purchases

Posted on September 23, 2014

The Jersey-based Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI) announced yesterday that it was in the early stages of deploying the fund’s assets into bitcoin. The company spent the whole of August and much of early September acquiring customers for its initial offer period, and appears to have closed that initial round in the last few […]

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Greenpeace partners with BitPay to accept bitcoin

Posted on September 22, 2014

International environmental nonprofit Greenpeace announced today that has partnered with BitPay to begin accepting bitcoin donations. The organization is in a unique position to benefit from bitcoin’s international and decentralized nature, as the it is wholly funded by direct individual donations rather than corporate sponsorship or government support. As a result, Greenpeace donations are typically […]

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UK-based gold and bitcoin exchange Netagio passes ISAE 3000 audit

Posted on September 22, 2014

The first bitcoin-related company to submit to an audit under the standards of the International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) has passed with flying colors. Netagio, a small bitcoin and gold exchange based in the U.K., recently announced the results of an ISAE 3000 review conducted by international auditing firm BDO. Netagio claims this to […]

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BitOcean launches two-way bitcoin ATM

Posted on September 21, 2014

Beijing-based bitcoin ATM maker BitOcean announced the release of a new, two-way machine this week. According to a report on CoinDesk, the kiosk-style ATMs are designed to compete against similar Robocoin and Lamassu machines. In addition to allowing users to buy and sell bitcoin directly from the the ATM through a “bank level experience,” the […]

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Coinbase announces new API for multisig accounts

Posted on September 21, 2014

One of the biggest concerns with third-party bitcoin services like Coinbase is this: Who controls the private keys? If you host your own wallet on a mobile device or PC, or even have a printed paper wallet, ultimately you control when and how BTC moves from your private address to another. That’s not the case […]

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Bitcoin mining difficulty set to rise 18% next week

Posted on September 19, 2014

As bitcoin’s price continues to decline, miners have gotten even more bad news. The projected difficulty is currently expected to jump 17.94% on Thursday, climbing from roughly 29 billion to 35 billion. The network hashrate, the key factor in determining difficulty, has grown dramatically in recent days, rocketing up from 213 Petahash per second to […]

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Bitcoin Savings and Trust fraudster fined $40 million

Posted on September 19, 2014

In July of 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Trendon T. Shavers with defrauding investors in a bitcoin-targeted Ponzi scheme. Shavers claimed to have created a bitcoin-based arbitrage system, the Bitcoin Savings and Trust (BTCST), and promised investors 7% interest per week on their BTC loans. Instead, the BTCST was a classic Ponzi […]

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Following central bank decision, Bitcoin Foundation Bangladesh halts activities

Posted on September 19, 2014

Earlier this week, Bangladesh’s central bank issued a new warning strongly suggesting that bitcoin use was now a criminal offense in the country. Bank officials later told news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) that anyone found guilty of using or selling bitcoin in the country could be sentenced to up to 12 years in jail. Bangladesh […]

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Bitcoin’s price isn’t falling alone — commodities across the board in steep decline

Posted on September 19, 2014

It’s all too easy for the bitcoin community to lose sight of the bigger investment trends. For almost all of bitcoin’s history, is has existed in a bubble, completely removed from the forces that drive forex trends and commodity prices. As we mentioned yesterday, that era appears to be coming to an end. Bitcoin’s price […]

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BitPay showcases updated API

Posted on September 18, 2014

The competition between Coinbase and BitPay looks like it has spilled over to the API battlefield. Yesterday, Coinbase released Toshi, an open-source bitcoin node with a JSON API for developers. Today, BitPay responded with their own API update, packed with new features, updates, and fixes. Not to be outdone, the BitPay API is built on […]

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Bitcoin startup CoinPlus raises over $220,000 in seed round

Posted on September 18, 2014

Bitcoin payment-processing and currency exchange startup CoinPlus announced yesterday that it had raised €172,500 ($220,000) in its seed funding round. The Luxembourg-based company launched in early July following legal clarifications of bitcoin’s status in the country by the Commission de surveillance du secteur financier (CSSF) in February. No list of investors has been published, and […]

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