Daily Fintech News
Digital Money Times
#1 Source For Bitcoin And Altcoin News
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.
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.
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 […]
. 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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Running a successful sector in any business can be quite a daunting task these days, due to there being such a lot of competition in every segment. This is particularly true for startups in the FinTech and Bitcoin industries, where so much attention and money is in circulation that it becomes hard to keep track of […]
The post Tips For A Successful Conversation in FinTech and Bitcoin appeared first on Digital Money Times.
The future of Bitcoin and FinTech businesses will hinge on how they learn to interpret big data. Business intelligence will come to rely on big data more and more in the coming years, and finding ways to interpret that information will provide companies with valuable insights. However, the process of turning raw data into something […]
The post Why Big Data Matters To Bitcoin And FinTech Companies appeared first on Digital Money Times.
Crowdfunding is an intriguing concept, allowing any individual or business in the world to raise funding for their project, without having to rely on a select group of financial players. Every individual can become an investor in a company through crowdfunding platforms, which creates an interesting spin on the traditional business model. At the same time, […]
To many people around the world, Bitcoin and blockchain technology still make very little, if any sense at all. That may seem only natural, however, even these people will have to admit the concept is not just another hype, as initially thought. There are a handful of reasons why Bitcoin matters to the world, and over time, to […]
The post Why Bitcoin and The Blockchain Are Valuable To Our Society appeared first on Digital Money Times.
Reddit remains a mystery to most marketers out there, even though it is not at all difficult to get proper attention for your business or product. Several people have tried different methods to captivate the Reddit audience and some of those turned out to be incredibly successful. A lot of marketing can be achieved through […]
The post Overnight Success From Reddit Marketing Is Possible appeared first on Digital Money Times.
Being an entrepreneur is a great feeling, getting to run your own business and forge a path for yourself. But at the same time, being an entrepreneur brings forth a lot of responsibility and many other things to be taken into account. Luckily for all aspiring entrepreneurs, there are a few basic tips that will go […]
Now that the year 2015 is in the books, Bitcoin enthusiasts and investors are looking ahead to what 2016 will bring for the digital currency. The past twelve months saw a record amount of VC funding flowing to various Bitcoin companies and startups, despite the not always positive news about Bitcoin. Will 2016 be the […]
The future of financial services and products is directly linked to the advancements made in the field of technology. This is why sectors such as FinTech and Bitcoin are thriving right now, as they combine powerful technology with payment options to bring financial services to people all over the world. But what will be the […]
One of the topics being kicked around quite often is why there are so few women involved in the technology industry. To put that into perspective, this discussion goes further than just talking about management positions, even though that is a pressing issue as well. But at the same time, there are very few females […]
The post Computer Programming Levels Technology Playing Field For Women appeared first on Digital Money Times.
Disruption is taking place on multiple levels, as companies and startups try to come up with creative ways to cut out the middleman. In some areas, this approach is working quite well, whereas industries such as finance are far more difficult to disrupt. But the middlemen won’t go down that easily and they are starting […]
The post Middlemen Make A Return In The Form of A Personal Concierge appeared first on Digital Money Times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jean-Pierre Buntinx – Bitcoin News
Daily Bitcoin News
The 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 […]
Reaching 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.
There 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.
Bitcoin 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.
Banks 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.
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 […]
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.
There 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 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.
While 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 […]
JP Buntinx – The Merkle Hash
While most of the top crypto markets are returning to the green all of a sudden, it would appear the same doesn’t apply to the XRP price just yet. More specifically, Ripple’s native asset is still in the red in both USD and BTC value. In fact, there is a genuine chance the asset will drop below the 8,000 Satoshi level over the weekend. XRP Price Remains Under Pressure It is always a bit unusual to see how digital assets and cryptocurrencies follow different market trends more often than not. Whereas Bitcoin and Ethereum are trying to reclaim some lost
The post XRP Price Seems Poised to Rebound yet may Lose the 8,000 Satoshi Level appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
Companies active in the cryptocurrency world need to keep growing and evolving at all times. That is often easier said than done for most service providers. MyEtherWallet has introduced a new feature which many users will enjoy. Users can exchange crypto to fiat without KYC verification. An Unexpected Gift From MyEtherWallet Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are familiar with the MyEtherWallet platform. It is a user-friendly way of dealing with Ethereum balances, ERC20 tokens, and even swaps between supported currencies and tokens. It offers quite a bit of functionality for users to benefit from, although the team has been looking for ways
The post MyEtherWallet Introduces a KYC-Free Crypto-to-Fiat Conversion appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
With Bitcoin still stuck in a bit of a rut right now, it is unlikely the alternative markets will see any positive momentum. While the Cardano price is not necessarily in the worst of places whatsoever, its current market momentum is not too promising either. For now, the $0.045 level is under a fair bit of pressure, although it remains to be seen if it will hold. Cardano Price Handles the Pressure Quite Well One has to commend every alternative market which doesn’t drop off a proverbial cliff every time Bitcoin dips into the red slightly. Although Bitcoin’s pace will
The post Cardano Price Holds its own At $0.045 As Galaxy S10 Support Rumors Spread appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
The going has gotten rather tough in the world of cryptocurrencies these past few days. An ongoing bearish trend is wreaking a bit of havoc among most of the alternative markets right now. While most top markets are trying to hold their own, the Stellar price is giving up a lot of ground. This appears to be a continuation of a one-month downtrend which will not relent. Stellar Price Decline Continues Unabated Although it has become somewhat quiet on the Stellar Lumens front, it would appear the price continues to decline as of late. For people who have been looking
When all cryptocurrency markets turn bearish all of a sudden, people often look at Dogecoin. Whether that is a good thing or not remains up for debate. Under these circumstances, the Dogecoin price is holding its own somewhat. Despite minor losses in USD and BTC value, it would appear the $0.002 level will hold after all. Dogecoin Price Stays the Course It is never fun to see all of the cryptocurrency markets in so much peril all of a sudden. Although it was a matter of time until a correction of sorts kicked in, it appears a lot of markets
The post Dogecoin Price Retains $0.002 Value Despite Bearish Pressure appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
It is very difficult to find any real promising momentum in the cryptocurrency industry right now. As Bitcoin remains in the red, the vast majority of alternative markets is dragged down as well. The NEO price, for example, is losing a lot of ground across the board. It remains to be seen if its value can remain above $8.5 for much longer. NEO Price Gets a Beating Even though Bitcoin is keeping its losses to a bare minimum right now, the same cannot be said for most altcoins on the market. NEO, for example, is losing four times as much
When Bitcoin goes in the red again, a sudden sea of bearish pressure emerges upon all alternative markets. Today is once again one of those days where no project seems to note real gains. One interesting exception is the VeChain price. Despite some hourly bearish pressure, its overall price trend remains intact. VeChain Price Trend Trucks Along Nicely It is always interesting to see how the different alternative markets handle Bitcoin’s bearish momentum. As can be seen on the market cap tracking sites, most of them are not doing too well right now. In the top 15, VeChain is the
The post VeChain Price Resumes Bullish Trend as Community Tries to Educate Elon Musk appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
The bearish pressure continues to mount across all crypto markets. This is not entirely surprising, as it has been brewing for quite some time now. The XRP price, for example, is losing a lot of ground fairly quickly. This is primarily because its overall trading volume has receded in the process, which is never a good sign. XRP Price Faces a Fairly big Struggle Although the year 2019 was off to a pretty good start for more cryptos, tokens, and digital assets, the momentum can always turn around on a dime. A few days of ongoing bullish pressure now culminate
The post XRP Price Gets Driven Down yet Community Remains Excited appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
The cryptocurrency world has seen many potential scams, fraudulent ventures, and projects which were abandoned fairly quickly. BitConnect has been one of the darkest stains in the industry as a whole. Even today, it still leaves its mark, primarily because the FBI is still investigating the matter. They actively seek out victims who fell victim to this major scam in 2016, 2017 and early 2018. The BitConnect Story is not Over yet Most cryptocurrency users will be familiar with BitConnect by now. This Ponzi Scheme dominated the landscape between 2016 and very early 2018. After seeing a lot of initial
The post The FBI Reaches out to BitConnect Victims as Investigation Trucks Along appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
Many people expected yesterday’s bullish momentum to peter out fairly quickly. While that could have been the case pretty easily, it appears things turned out a bit different in the end. As far as the EOS price is concerned, things are not looking all that bad. While yesterday’s surge was temporarily halted a bit, the value is still sitting pretty at $3.8. EOS Price Motor Stalls and Powers Through It quickly became apparent yesterday there would be some bearish momentum for all cryptocurrencies eventually. Although no real damage has been done in the process, it would appear some uneasy momentum
The post EOS Price Resumes Uptrend yet $4 may Remain out of Reach for now appeared first on The Merkle Hash.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]