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Fighting cybercrime is an ongoing struggle. Banks and law enforcement agencies need to collaborate to make it a success. Sberbank’s subsidiary BI. Zone and INTERPOL will do exactly that. A new partnership will enhance and extend collaboration on the financial cybercrime front. It is good to see such agreements come to market at such a […]

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Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:00 pm

MasterCard has always been one of the most remarkable companies in all of finance. While always second behind Visa, the company provides some innovative solutions. They have also been working on blockchain technology through in-house development. Earlier today, the company announced this blockchain will be opened to the public through API access. This is good […]

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Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 7:02 pm

Over the past few months we’ve seen numerous countries outline their respective positions on the cryptocurrency space. Japan has established itself as a proponent and – by proxy – a potential leader in the sector. Russia has decided that it’s going to create its own cryptocurrency, interestingly called the Cryptoruble, and that it’s going to […]

The post Kazakhstan Just Weighed In On Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: Samuel Rae
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:54 am

News just hit press in the cryptocurrency space that the police in the UK are investigating Mintpal. Some reading might remember Mintpal – it was a pretty popular exchange a couple of years ago and one that, at its peak, was processing millions of dollars in cryptocurrency transactions daily. Then, between the end of summer […]

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Author: Samuel Rae
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:50 am

BitConnect has dealt with some major allegations over the past few weeks. Numerous people claim this is a pyramid scheme waiting to collapse. Whether or not that is indeed true, remains to be determined. The BCC price has gone through some interesting motions as of late. After surpassing $200 multiple times, BCC is down to […]

The post BCC Price Recovers From Brief Correction as $200 is Within Reach Again appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 18, 2017, 9:30 pm

There is plenty of competition in the world of mobile payments these days. WePay is one of the major competitors in Silicon Valley right now It is not to be confused with the service maintained by the WeChat team, mind you. Surprisingly enough, it seems there is a major acquisition deal on the horizon for […]

The post JPMorgan Chase Acquires Silicon Valley Payment Startup WePay appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 18, 2017, 7:11 pm

When it comes to online bitcoin wallets and buying and selling bitcoin over an online exchange, it doesn’t get bigger than Coinbase. The company is currently adding more than 1 million users per month to its database and, against the backdrop of a dramatic increase in mainstream adoption of bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general globally, […]

The post GDAX Now Has Algorithmic Trading Says Coinbase appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: Samuel Rae
Posted: October 18, 2017, 2:54 pm

Most people are well aware of how payment cards are already on the way out. Although this payment method is still somewhat novel in developing countries, the rest of the world has moved on. More specifically, mobile and e-commerce solutions no longer rely as much as on card payments. World’s annual Global payments Report paints […]

The post Worldpay Report Shows Payment Cards Will be Trumped by Other Solutions in Five Years appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 18, 2017, 1:17 pm

BNP Paribas remains one of the largest financial institutions in the world today. They are also a major proponent of blockchain technology for quite some time now. Surprisingly enough, the company has made an intriguing decision on that front. Paribas will integrate blockchain to their global internal treasury operations. It is one of the first […]

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Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 17, 2017, 9:00 pm

Venmo is one of the most popular mobile apps in the financial sector today. Ever since being launched, Millennials have genuinely grown a liking to this app. PayPal, the parent company of Venmo, announces how there will be more functionality soon. More specifically, the app will become an accepted payment method at over two million […]

The post PayPal Brings Venmo Payments To Over 2 Million US Retailers appeared first on Fintechist.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 17, 2017, 7:07 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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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 Autonomous Vehicle Blameless AccidentThere is another major development in the world of driverless cars on the horizon. A recent announcement by Intel will not go over well with the general public, though; that much is a foregone conclusion. The company claims to have developed a system which ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents. That’s a very bold claim that will need some solid evidence to be backed up. Making autonomous vehicles blameless is not necessarily the right option to pursue right now. Driverless Cars Can’t be Blameless Everyone who has ever worked with a computer program or piece of electronics will know there is no
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:00 pm
TheMerkle Japanese XRP Exchange Operator ArrestWe have seen the arrests of multiple cryptocurrency exchange operators over the past few years. In particular, people who run such businesses without the proper licenses find themselves in a world of trouble sooner or later. In Japan, the police have arrested one individual who allegedly ran a Ripple-related exchange business. He scammed at least one investor out of a deposit, which made him a person of interest to the police. Former XPR Exchange Operator Gets Arrested This entire story is worth taking note of, especially when considering that the same individual defrauded at least a dozen investors across different schemes. Yuki Takenaka
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:00 pm
bank of canadaThere are so many blockchain projects out there, one is almost at a loss when trying to keep tabs on everything. That in itself is no real surprise, as information about most of these initiatives is incredibly difficult to come by. Bank of Canada, one of the more transparent entities in this regard, has announced it will commence the third phase of Project Jasper very soon. Project Jasper Matters to Bank of Canada and TMX It has to be said, Project Jasper is one of the more intriguing finance-oriented blockchain ventures in the world right now. It is a collaborative effort between
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
TheMerkle Palm beach Confidential Altcoin TradingCryptocurrency enthusiasts of all kinds will have come across the name Palm Beach Confidential in the past few weeks. A lot of altcoin traders and speculators associate this group with having made some good calls on which coins to buy at opportune times. Now would be a good time to take a closer look at what this group actually does and why it should – or shouldn’t – be trusted. Always do your own research, though. What is the Deal With Palm Beach Confidential? Most cryptocurrency users will be all too familiar with the concept of “groups” advising people to buy or sell
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:00 pm
TheMerkle Tezos Power Struggle ICOTezos is one of the cryptocurrency ICOs which has received a lot of attention of late. After raising around US$232 million in short order, there are plenty of people with incredibly high expectations for this project. So far, it seems things are not exactly going according to plan, as an internal power struggle is diminishing the project’s chances of success. It was only a matter of time until something like this happened, to say the very least. Tezos Power Struggle is Problematic No one can deny any cryptocurrency ICO raising over US$200 million is bound to run into some trouble sooner or later. In the
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 2:00 pm
TheMerkle WaterMiner Monero Mining MalwareMost people are well aware of the proliferation of malicious Monero mining software and plugins. In most cases, such tools are embedded on various websites. The Pirate Bay, for instance, is doing exactly that. So far, the overall concept of in-browser Monero mining has garnered a very bad reputation. It turns out there is now a new type of malware which attempts to achieve a similar goal. WaterMiner is a pretty worrisome threat, to say the least. WaterMiner Continues the Malicious Monero Mining Trend In a way, no one should be surprised to find out there are many different projects focusing on mining Monero illegally. Ever
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 1:00 pm
TheMerkle Bitcoin price Sideways Sub 5700Not much is happening with the Bitcoin price right now. More specifically, we are seeing some sideways trading again, which is not entirely uncommon right before a weekend. That doesn’t mean we won’t see more Bitcoin price action over the next 48 to 72 hours, but it is doubtful the bulls will show up. For the time being, reaching US$5,700 remains out of reach for Bitcoin. Sideways Bitcoin price Action is Boring With virtually all cryptocurrencies remaining pretty flat right now, it is evident there is nothing to be terribly excited about whatsoever. Even the Bitcoin price is exhibiting sideways momentum right now, which is
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 11:39 am
TheMerkle XRP Price 0.25Things are pretty much at a standstill in the world of cryptocurrency right now. None of the top cryptocurrencies are seeing any significant gains or losses right now. It is true some currencies are struggling somewhat, but there is nothing to be concerned about whatsoever. The Ripple price is aiming to regain some of yesterday’s losses, although that is much easier said than done, to say the very least. XRP Price Aims to Reclaim $0.25 A lot can change in the world of cryptocurrency without any real reason behind it. Just a few days ago, it appeared as if the XRP price would finally hit
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2017, 9:35 am
TheMerkle X3 Ion Thruster MarsAny developments related to science and space are always of great interest to a lot of people. NASA has made a major breakthrough in humankind’s pursuit of traveling to and colonizing Mars one day. More specifically, the X3 thruster is seemingly more than capable of taking humans to Mars in the future. It’s a very ambitious goal, to be sure, and the X3 is a major development in the world of ion propulsion. The X3 Thruster is a Game Changer Scientists have successfully come up with a way to harness ion propulsion in a major way. A recent experiment conducted at NASA’s Glenn
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm
TheMerkle MyMonero phishing Google SearchPhishing attacks have proven to be rather lucrative in the world of cryptocurrency over the past few years. We have seen criminals rely on this method for quite some time now, often resulting in major financial losses for victims. It seems there is a new phishing site on the block related to the MyMonero wallet. Spotting the difference in this fake listing is rather difficult, to say the very least. Beware the Fake MyMonero website When it comes to Monero wallets, a lot of people trust MyMonero. That is not surprising by any means, as it is run by one
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 19, 2017, 5:00 pm

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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: September 30, 2015, 10:14 pm

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 19, 2015, 9:08 pm

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, 1:00 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 6, 2015, 9:02 pm

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, 4:46 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, 8:49 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, 4:30 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, 9:07 am

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