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Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had all the money in the world? Everyone has. But we take it to be just daydreaming. According to researchers, at least in the US, while entering the top 20% income distribution can be achieved through education and hard work, entering the top 1% is […]

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Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 22, 2018, 6:01 am

Ripple continues to make a lot of headway in the financial sector. Even though not everyone is a fan of the company, their business model is pretty solid. A new business deal with two banks and three payment processors has been signed. As such, the company is venturing into the Indian, Brazilian, and the Chinese […]

The post More Banks and Payment Processors Show an Interest in What Ripple has to Offer appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:30 pm

Cryptocurrency exchanges continue to cause a lot of concerns right now. Zaif, another popular Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, experienced a very weird glitch. Traders were able to claim various digital tokens traded on the platform at zero cost. Technical glitches are nothing new in the world of trading platforms. These problems occur in the traditional financial […]

The post Zaif Exchange Glitch Sends Cryptocurrency Prices Tumbling appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:58 pm

Gamblica, an innovatively designed international gambling platform powered by the groundbreaking blockchain technology, is all set to start its token sale campaign on March 1. Built by the players for the players, Gamblica is looking to initiate a new era in the global gambling industry by addressing long standing problems such as trust and protection […]

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Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:43 am

Google continues to make some big waves in the mobile payment sector. Their unified Google Pay solution is slowly rolling out on a global basis. With a strong focus on simplicity and convenience, the new app for Android will be a great addition for a lot of users. This new solution will also be integrated […]

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Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:00 pm

The opinions on Bitcoin will always remain rather divided. In the case of the Bank of England, they are not too impressed by this cryptocurrency. In fact, BoE Governor Mark Carney states Bitcoin has failed as a currency. An interesting development, although not really a surprising statement. Bitcoin has proven to be a rather interesting […]

The post Bank of England Governor Mark Carney: “Bitcoin Failed as a Currency” appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 20, 2018, 8:19 pm

The rise in popularity of P2P payment apps should not be ignored. Tez, an app developed by Google,, is becoming a lot more popular as of late. The application also received a big update not that long ago As of right now, Tez can handle utility bills and their associated payments. Users no longer need […]

The post Google’z Tez P2P Payment app now Supports Utility Bills appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 19, 2018, 9:30 pm

Cryptocurrencies are an intriguing product in the financial sector. While not everyone approves of this method, it does pose some interesting opportunities. A fair few financial institutions are outright worried about the impact these currencies will have in the future. S&P is not too concerned about cryptocurrency as of right now. That situation can charge […]

The post S&P is Confident a Cryptocurrency Market Collapse Will not Hurt Banks appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 19, 2018, 8:33 pm

These are golden times for most cryptocurrency exchanges. Interest in this new form of money is soaring as we speak. Users from all over the world want to register for an account and begin trading. This also means companies need to smoothen out their onboarding process. Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is doing exactly that, with the […]

The post Bitstamp Partners Onfido to Speed up Their User Verification Process appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 18, 2018, 10:00 pm

The SEC has begun cracking down on malicious cryptocurrency companies as of late. Another three firms have had their trading suspended due to their potentially fictitious acquisition of cryptocurrency and blockchain assets. It is evident a lot of companies aim to defraud users in the hopes of getting away with it. In a way, it […]

The post SEC Suspends Trading of Three Penny Stocks Exploring Cryptocurrency Opportunities appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 18, 2018, 8:11 pm

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One of the most obvious use cases for blockchain technology comes in the form of deploying smart contracts. Unlike its traditional contracts counterparts, a smart contract operates completely autonomously without relying on any human oversight. It goes without saying this technology holds a lot of promise, both in and outside of the financial world. Also […]

The post The Future Role Of Smart Contracts In Finance And Business appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 22, 2016, 4:00 pm
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Creating a Bitcoin wallet as a physical medium sounded like a strange idea a few years ago, but companies like Ledger have shown this might be the thing digital currency needs to reach a larger mainstream audience. Even though Bitcoin does not exist in a physical form, they can be stored on a tangible medium. […]

The post Ledger Wallet Makes Bitcoin Easier To Understand And Store appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 22, 2016, 1:00 pm
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Silicon Valley remains an illustrious name in the world of technology and innovation. This small area in the United States is the one place where nearly all major technological breakthroughs come from. It goes without saying that various countries around the world would love nothing more than reach the same level as Silicon Valley, although […]

The post Is The European Silicon Valley A Utopian Dream? appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 22, 2016, 10:35 am
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. Also read: Word of Mouth Marketing Is A Powerful Tool For Bitcoin Companies Healthcare Marketing – Seeing Is Believing? A little-known fact is the potential Youtube offers to the healthcare industry regarding marketing future advancements. Whenever a new medical innovation is announced, the last place people would look for it is on Youtube. However, […]

The post Wielding The Power of Youtube in Healthcare Marketing appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 20, 2016, 4:30 pm
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Even though not everyone is a fan of some of the current tech trends, that doesn’t mean they won’t become more viable in the not-so-distant future. Regardless of how people feel about certain technological marvels, they will play an important role throughout 2016 and the years to follow. Analytics, 3D printing, cloud computing, and artificial […]

The post What You Should Pay Attention To in The 2016 Tech Industry appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 20, 2016, 2:55 pm
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Despite its success throughout the years, there are a lot of people who still think the blockchain hype will go bust in the next few years. While there are several thousands of use cases for this technological marvel, very few of those concepts have come to fruition. The year 2016 will be an interesting one […]

The post Why The Blockchain is Not A Flash in The Pan appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 19, 2016, 6:34 pm

Bitcoin is getting a lot of mainstream attention all over the world, as more and more people start to see the value in digital currencies. Shares of the Bitcoin Group will be sold publicly on the Australian securities exchange as of February 9th, which can be seen as another validation of Bitcoin’s legitimate status. Whether […]

The post Bitcoin Group IPO on ASX Brings More Legitimacy To Digital Currency appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 19, 2016, 4:34 pm

There is a certain correlation between the world of digital currency and traditional finance, even though very few people will acknowledge this to be true. PayPal, while a direct competitor of Bitcoin, has also embraced the digital currency in the past through its BrainTree subsidiary. To make matters even more interesting, one of the most […]

The post Bitcoin And PayPal Meet When Wences Casares Is Involved appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 19, 2016, 2:32 pm

Spreading the word about a new business or project can be quite difficult in the world of FinTech and Bitcoin. Traditional marketing, such as spreading the news on social media and getting articles published by media outlets will only do so much. The best way to let the world know about a new venture is […]

The post Word of Mouth Marketing Is A Powerful Tool For Bitcoin Companies appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 14, 2016, 11:30 am

There is a huge open market for developers and companies looking to explore big data, as well as consumer-driven data. As more and more consumers become aware of what and how they consume food and beverages, the intake of certain elements has become increasingly important to them. Storing all of that data in an online […]

The post The Blockchain Will Keep Healthy Lifestyle Data Safe And Secure appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 13, 2016, 5:00 pm

Bitcoinist

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Jp Buntinx – Bitcoinist.com

Malware is being distributed in a wide variety of ways these days. Security researchers have managed to track down the distribution of Pirrit aware to an online marketing company based in Israel. As it turns out, a new version of the adware is in circulation right now. Albeit this adware is targeting Mac OS X users specifically, it is still a significant threat. Also read: The Halving Month Is Here; What Will Happen to the

The post Israeli Advertising Firm TargetingEdge Spreads Pirrit Adware appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: July 7, 2016, 9:34 am

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif continues to make media headlines in quick succession as of late. The company announced on July 3rd how they had added the XEM cryptocurrency to their trading platform. Keeping in mind how XEM has seen a spectacular value increase over the past few months, this is not entirely surprising. Also read: Litecoin Is Back: New Roadmap Signals the Start of a Renaissance It is not uncommon for cryptocurrency exchanges to add

The post Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange Zaif Adds XEM Trading Market appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: July 4, 2016, 9:02 am

There is a now form of Bitcoin ransomware on the block, going by the name of Zepto. At its core, this is a different variant of the Locky malware, which has been making the rounds for quite some time now. Security researchers detected a spike in the distribution of this new ransomware. As one would expect, Internet criminals are using spam emails to distribute this payload. Also read: Are the Winklevoss Twins Bringing the Bitcoin

The post Worrisome Locky Ransomware Variant Zepto is Making The Rounds appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: July 2, 2016, 9:58 am

Hospital IT security is not up to par, as a recent reported indicated. It looks like the threat is far more real than anticipated, as a new wave of IoT device attacks is taking place as we speak. Medical services, ranging from CT scanners to dialysis pumps, are targeted by hackers. Albeit these assailants will not shut down the machines, they are trying to retrieve confidential patient information. Also read: FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in

The post Hackers Target Medical IoT Devices To Obtain Prescription Drugs appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: July 1, 2016, 7:54 am

The story of Silk Road is far from finished by the look of things. Gary Davis, also known as Libertas on the deep web marketplace, is fighting his extradition to the US. If he is successful in doing so, he will not be charged for his alleged involvement in Silk Road. The FBI strongly feels they have evidence linking his real identity to that of the Libertas administrator position on the platform. Also read: Running

The post FBI Overstepped Boundaries Again in Silk Road Investigation appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: June 30, 2016, 8:08 am

In this day of mass surveillance and privacy awareness, CCTV cameras are often forgotten about. But as it turns out, these monitoring devices can serve an even nefarious purpose, albeit unwillingly. Security researchers uncovered a botnet operating on 25,000 CCTV cameras. This attack targeted a small jewelry store website, which was unavailable for several days. Also read: A Politician from Paris Wants to Ban Bitcoin Although most people are well aware of how CCTV cameras

The post Global CCTV Botnet Successfully Executed DDoS Attack appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: June 29, 2016, 8:42 am

Sometimes it feels like the only way Bitcoin makes headlines is either through a price change or ransomware. Cerber, one of the most dangerous types of Bitcoin ransomware alive today, has been cloned into a new variant. As a result, this undisclosed type of malware can target Office 365 users through a zero-day attack. It is very well possible millions of business users have been affected already. Also read: Russian Policymakers Set To Deal Another

The post Office 365 Zero-day Leads To Ransomware Phishing Attacks appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: June 28, 2016, 9:22 am

It if were up to Russian policymakers, Internet controls will become even more strict in the country moving forward. Labeled as an anti-terrorism campaign, there are plans to increase online surveillance measures. If this were to happen, ISPs would need to log metadata about customers for at last three years. Should this proposal pass, encryption will not safeguard user privacy anymore in the country. Also read: Bitcoin and Brexit: Did the Great UK Debate Move

The post Russian Policymakers Set To Deal Another Blow To Encryption appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: June 27, 2016, 8:41 am

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts will recall the story of several hospitals being infected with Bitcoin ransomware earlier this year. A new study on how hospitals treat patient privacy and confidentiality shows how malware attacks are not the biggest concern. Poor security practices can be found everywhere, putting patient information at risk unnecessarily. Also read: Necurs Botnet Resurfaces With Updated Locky and Dridex Versions The report, titled Workarounds to Computer Access in Healthcare Organizations, paints a very worrisome

The post New Report Shows Healthcare IT Security is On Wobbly Legs appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: June 25, 2016, 9:00 am

Locky remains one of the biggest ransomware threats to this very date. Now that the Necurs botnet is back, it looks like a new version of Locky Bitcoin ransomware is available as well. A new spam campaign is underway to infect as many computers as possible. Also read: Pound Crashes as UK Votes to Leave European Union Roughly three weeks ago, the Necurs botnet suddenly went offline, leaving security researchers puzzled as to what happened

The post Necurs Botnet Resurfaces With Updated Locky and Dridex Versions appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.

Author: Jp Buntinx
Posted: June 24, 2016, 9:09 am

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investmentThe world of blockchain technology has seen its fair share of investments throughout the years. Just last year, in 2015, a new record for VC funding was noted. But the recent charts by WeUseCoins seems to indicate the blockchain investment bubble is about to burst. Also read: South Africa Bank: Blockchain Could Snatch 40% of […]

The post Blockchain Investment Off To A Slow Start In 2016 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: July 8, 2016, 7:00 pm

Bitcoin.com_Rural PhilippinesReaching consumers in regions where Internet access is limited to non-existent is very difficult. One startup in the Philippines is changing that, by offering free WiFi access to its customers buying shampoo. Also read: Is DAO Technology Viable For Funding eSports Teams? Keeping in mind how roughly four billion people in the world have no […]

The post Bitcoin Making Inroads into Rural Philippines with WiFi Hotspots appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: July 4, 2016, 1:00 pm

Bitcoin.com eSportsThere is an apparent correlation between gaming and cryptocurrency, although this direction is not explored all that often. ESports are becoming a global trend, with tournaments and sponsors providing competitive gamers with a lot of money. But what if we were to use the concept of a DAO to run various eSports teams? Also read: Why Serious Investors Need […]

The post Is DAO Technology Viable For Funding eSports Teams? appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: July 4, 2016, 12:00 am

Bitcoin.com_Bitcoin ValuesBitcoin has been gaining a lot of positive media attention over the past few weeks. Investors are looking at cryptocurrency as a valuable portfolio diversification method. In fact, bitcoin should be in everybody’s portfolio, according to some experts. Also read: Blockchain Technology: Making Smart Guns Smarter Bitcoin offers some exciting traits that other investments do […]

The post Why Serious Investors Need Bitcoin in Their Portfolios appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: July 2, 2016, 1:00 pm

ATM Bitcoin NatwestBanks are struggling to provide around the clock customer support and services right now. NatWest wants to change that by opening a new branch with 24-7 automated banking facilities. However, Bitcoin has been offering its services around the clock for seven years now. Also read: OTC Trading For Regular People: Search For the ‘Uber of […]

The post NatWest Fails to Imitate Bitcoin with Limited 24-7 Accessibility appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: July 2, 2016, 10:00 am

Educating the world on Bitcoin and blockchain technology is a top priority to grow the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Princeton University has revealed a new book on these topics, called “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction.” Also read: Deloitte & ConsenSys Book Ticket on Blockchain Bandwagon Educational Books on Bitcoin & Its Technology Throughout the years, many […]

The post Princeton University Unveils New Bitcoin Textbook appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: June 29, 2016, 4:00 pm

Deloitte and ConsenSys Enterprise are partnering up to enhance their enterprise blockchain solutions amid growing pressure to deliver a robust product for the financial industry. Also read: China’s Proposed New Law Recognizes Bitcoin as ‘People’s Rights’ ConsenSys & Deloitte Partner Up Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have noted how there is a lot of hype surrounding blockchain technology. Financial […]

The post Deloitte & ConsenSys Book Ticket on Blockchain Bandwagon appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: June 28, 2016, 7:00 pm

Bitcoin.com_BitcoinThere has been a lot of talk about investors looking to Bitcoin as a safe haven for their investment portfolio. Safe haven markets are very small and hard to get into. Bitcoin may not fit that bill as perfectly as some people think it does. Also read: Tor Project Enlists Security Researchers to Counter FBI […]

The post Bitcoin is Not A Safe Haven and That’s OK appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: June 27, 2016, 6:00 pm

Bitcoin.com BrexitThe Brexit is a doom scenario for traditional finance all over the world. As stock markets continue to lose ground, and the Pound Sterling devalues, there is an increased interest in gold and silver. Bitcoin, that other scarce store of value, is doing quite well too. Also read: India’s Reserve Bank Talks Up Blockchain Amidst […]

The post Gold Surges, Bitcoin Holds Strong in Brexit Aftermath appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: June 25, 2016, 5:25 pm

UKWhile traditional markets are reeling from Brexit, how much of an impact will it have on the Bitcoin industry, such as UK Bitcoin exchanges, who may face new regulatory guidelines when dealing with EU customers? Moreover, how will this historic vote affect taxation of virtual currency? Also read: Blockchain Book “Chasing Casascius” is the most advanced book launch in history, and is […]

The post Brexit Effect on UK Bitcoin Taxation & Exchanges appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Author: Jean-Pierre Buntinx
Posted: June 24, 2016, 10:00 am

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TheMerkle Western Union Ripple xRapidWestern Union has officially confirmed they are trialing Ripple’s xRapid solution. This is big news for both companies, as improving liquidity in the remittance sector is direly needed. Especially if this also leads to lower fees for users and service providers alike, things can only improve from here on out. Western Union Officially Embraces Ripple’s xRapid Most people in the cryptocurrency industry have rather mixed feelings when it comes to Ripple and their XRP asset. This company is looking to work with banks and other financial service providers, which is in stark contrast to decentralized cryptocurrencies. Even so, most people acknowledge
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm
TheMerkle Zodiac Cryptocurrency ExchangeThere can never be enough competition among cryptocurrency exchanges. Even though the number of decentralized markets is increasing, Zodiac will be a centralized solution targeting the retail market. The Zodiac Cryptocurrency Exchange It is quite interesting to see how the Invest.com team has decided to venture into the world of cryptocurrency trading all of a sudden. In launching their new Zodiac crypto exchange, the team is looking to focus on the retail market first and foremost. While the platform is not open to the public as of yet, it seems to hold a lot of promise for cryptocurrency traders. With existing solutions
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm
TheMerkle BitGrail Hack NanoAll of the drama surrounding the BitGrail exchange is far from over, by the look of things. It seems the exchange operator, an individual known as Francesco the Bomber, is not too sure about how things should proceed. His recent Twitter poll has certainly sparked a lot of debate and concern over the alleged hack which took place recently. The BitGrail Plot Thickens For those who have not been keeping tabs on the news, the Italian BitGrail exchange claims it lost US$170 million worth of the Nano currency due to a hack. Ever since this news was made public, a lot
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:00 pm
TheMerkle PeercoinMost people currently venturing into cryptocurrency may not know about some of the currencies which helped create this ecosystem. Peercoin is one of those currencies which a lot of people tend to forget about, even though it is still a thing. There are a lot of interesting features of Peercoin which people should be paying attention to, even in 2018. Peercoin in a nutshell One of the main reasons why people should pay attention to Peercoin is that it was the world’s first proof-of-stake currency. Even though thousands of clones have emerged since, PoS would not necessarily be as popular as it is right
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:00 pm
TheMerkle Ripio Credit NetworkMany people view cryptocurrencies as a legitimate threat to traditional finance. Moreover, currencies such as Bitcoin offer financial services to people in underbanked regions. Ripio Credit Network wants to connect lenders and borrowers all over the world to establish a peer-to-peer global credit network. What does the Ripio Credit Network Provide? The Ripio Credit Network wants to offer a real global credit ecosystem which is more suitable than traditional solutions and even than similar peer-to-peer lending services. While that sounds like a tall order, the RCN protocol will connect lenders and borrowers all over the world via the native RCN token. By supporting
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 3:00 pm
TheMerkle Simple TokenNot all cryptocurrency and blockchain-related projects have to be complicated. Simple Token is, as the name suggests, designed to be simple. This new token aims to empower businesses worldwide and create stronger digital communities as well. It’s an interesting venture, but what makes it tick? The Simple Token Concept Explained On paper, Simple Token is a cryptocurrency designed to power digital communities all over the world. Anyone will be able to use this ecosystem and create their own digital currencies through public Ethereum sidechains. Businesses can be turned into more dynamic versions of themselves to cater to the digital requirements of this day
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
All cryptocurrency markets are suffering from a major price retrace as of right now, minus some small exceptions. The Bitcoin Cash price is unsuccessful in escaping this gravitational pull, effectively push the price back to do below $1,400 for the first time in nearly a week. It is a matter of time until the markets recover, though, and the Bitcoin Cash price should surpass $1,500 soon enough. Bitcoin Cash Price Takes Solid Hits It is not uncommon for alternative currencies to suffer when the Bitcoin price is going down in value. In most cases, a 3% Bitcoin price dip translates
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:54 pm
TheMerkle OmiseGO OMG PriceThings are not looking all that great for most cryptocurrency markets as of right now. We have seen a major decline in value overnight, even though no one knows what the exact reason is. Some currencies successfully buck this negative trend. The OmiseGo price is an interesting example in this regard, as its value is up to by 7.64%. OmiseGO Price Surges in Surprising Fashion With so many top cryptocurrency markets in the red over the past 24 hours, it is only normal most altcoins struggle to gain any real traction as of right now.  Thankfully, there are always some
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:23 am
TheMerkle DHS Arrest BitcoinThere is never a boring day in the world of cryptocurrency. The CEO of Bitcoin Inc mentioned on Twitter that he had been arrested in his home by the Department of Homeland Security. According to the information shared with us, this arrest is the direct result of a Bitcoin transaction dating back to November of 2016. For now, he has been released on a personal recognizance bond. The Story of The Bitcoin Inc CEO There is a lot of interesting information to be found in this particular story. It all began when the CEO of Bitcoin Inc – not to be confused with the CEO of
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:00 pm
TheMerkle Top Ethereum Trading BotsTrading bots are rather popular in the world of cryptocurrency. Even though a lot of people would like to trade cryptocurrencies, they don’t have the slightest idea how to do so. For those users interested in trading Ethereum back and forth, there are a few trading bots worth checking out. Your mileage may vary when using any of these tools, though, as no trading bot is perfect. 4. BTC Robot Even though the name might not suggest it, BTC Robot is not just dedicated to trading Bitcoin. It has some interesting features, including 24/7 monitoring of cryptocurrency exchange rates, as
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:00 pm

99 Bitcoins

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JP Buntinx – 99 Bitcoins

A non technical blog about Bitcoin - Tutorial, Reviews and Guides

The post Bitcoin is a radical change in the history of money appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

Most people underestimate how old the concept of money really is. While we currently know money in terms of paper bills and various types of coins, this is only the latest iteration of a monetary society. Back when the earliest writings known to man were discovered, they displayed a form of accounting, with balances and [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 1, 2015, 1:14 am

The post Bitcoin offers consumers a choice, and it scares them appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

The idea of creating a ‘sharing economy’ sounds great on paper, but it has proven to be quite a hassle when translating it to the real world. While many people are dissatisfied with the current financial infrastructure, hardly any of them feels like taking matters into their own hands. In fact, there are several protocols, platforms [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: September 20, 2015, 12:08 am

The post Bitcoin’s gimmicky apperance being exploited by all kinds of services appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

If you have ever tried to have a conversation about Bitcoin with a person who is not involved in the virtual currency, the conversation usually follows a certain pattern. First of all, there is the assumption that Bitcoin is not “real money”, as it is a payment method used on the Internet, not backed by [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: September 16, 2015, 4:00 am

The post Why Russia’s attempt to block Bitcoin sites is a much deeper issue appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

Russia is not a country known for its hospitality and respecting freedom of speech on the Internet. Similar to The Great Firewall of China, Russia has created an organization to monitor all Internet activity and restrict access to certain platforms when necessary. While there is definitely a use case for such an Internet watchdog, things [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: September 7, 2015, 12:02 am

The post Bitcoin industry experts need to ramp up educational efforts now appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

There are plenty of people in this world who want and need to be properly educated on Bitcoin and the concept of virtual currency. Whenever someone tries to explain these things, technical terms are often used, but this is not the right approach to drawing people in. Drawing comparisons between Bitcoin and real-life situations, on the [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: August 25, 2015, 7:46 am

The post BitLicense is designed to kill Bitcoin innovation appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

One of the hottest topics in the Bitcoin world as of late is the BitLicense regulatory framework. Both Bitcoin companies and virtual currency enthusiasts are affected by these guidelines, especially when it comes to selling Bitcoin to a third party. In theory, everyone selling Bitcoin to other users, including sellers active on the LocalBitcoins platform, [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: August 17, 2015, 11:49 am

The post Investors move away from US stocks – Bitcoin VC money on the rise appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

Bitcoin venture capitalist funds are on the rise year over year and 2015 has particularly been an interesting year so far. The total amount of VC investment between January 1st and the time of writing exceeded the total investment amount for all of 2014. These numbers are in stark contrast to the investments in US stocks, as those numbers are [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: August 13, 2015, 7:30 am

The post Time to wake up, Bitcoin is more than just the current price appeared first on 99 Bitcoins.

Every time Bitcoin or the underlying blockchain technology make headlines in mainstream media, it won’t take long until the journalist starts referring to the Bitcoin price. We all know that Bitcoin had an unnatural price spike in 2013, partially caused by the failing Mt. Gox exchange. Ever since that time, the Bitcoin price has stabilized [...]

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: August 9, 2015, 12:07 pm

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