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Financial crime remains a very big problem in 2018. It is evident things will need to change in this regard. FICO, an analytics software firm, has introduced several new solutions in this regard. This will help banks, lenders, and fintechs to address criminal activity in the financial sector. Dealing with financial crime is not straightforward. […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:30 pm
Even though not everyone in the US is a fan of their current president, Trump is doing some things right. With the tax cuts introduced this year, local banks are noting some massive profits. According to first-quarter results, the profits are a lot higher compared to previous years. It seems evident this trend will continue […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:48 pm
Startups may very well hold the future of finance in the palm of their hands. Whether or not that is the case, remains to be determined. Sberbank and HSE are joining forces to evaluate around 600 startup ideas. This new incubator will handpick the companies with the best business ideas and help them bring that […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 17, 2018, 9:30 pm
Payment terminals need to keep evolving to cater to consumers’ needs. Worldpay acknowledges things can be improved. Its line of SmartPay Series terminals is being expanded upon through a unit known as PAX A920. A remarkable development which will certainly introduce some new opportunities. Worldpay offers a wide range of payment terminals we speak. Its […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 17, 2018, 7:45 pm
Biometrics are making a big impact on the financial sector. More specifically, consumers show an increasing interest in this new form of security and authentication. Ingenico acknowledges there are possibilities to be explored in this regard. As such, the firm introduces their third-generation biometric point-of-sale terminal. Ingenico Group remains the global leader in seamless payment […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 16, 2018, 4:15 pm
Blockchain technology continues to make inroads in the financial sector. There are dozens of new opportunities waiting to be explored. For Emirates NBD, registered cheques on a blockchain is the new venture to look into. This will help reduce the risk of forgery and bring cheque fraud to an end once and for all. For […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 16, 2018, 12:56 pm
The way we think about invoicing is changing gradually. As of right now, the main focus lies on the digital aspect. As such, companies have to adhere to this new trend in quick succession. For Sage, a partnership with Stripe seems to be the right course of action. Most people are familiar with Stripe as […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 13, 2018, 9:30 pm
Making cryptocurrency more appealing to the masses remains a big challenge. While consumers show an interest in Bitcoin and similar currencies, they are less likely to buy them directly. Boerse Stuttgart acknowledges this problem and plans to change things. Their Sowa Labs subsidiary will unveil a prototype app to make crypto trading more straightforward. Consumers […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 13, 2018, 7:47 pm
Financial threats come in many different forms and shapes. In the past few years, there has been an increase in cyber threats and risks associated with the Brexit. EU regulators, and more specifically the Joint Committee of the ESA, are growing concerned over these developments as we speak. It is evident the financial sector is […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 12, 2018, 10:15 pm
It is evident most major banks are in the crosshairs of consumers right now. The recent development at Nordea Bank AB’s Finnish Branch will certainly cause some debates. Although customers are not affected, the institution faces a 400,000 EUR deficit due to a programming error. Not the best day for this institution, to say the […]
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 12, 2018, 8:26 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

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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 Parity Ethereum no Hard ForkAside from Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies will also need to undergo some major changes in the future. For Ethereum, a new improvement protocol has been submitted which could introduce some major changes. It is only normal that a lot of people will scrutinize the basic idea of this proposal, known as the Standardized Ethereum Recovery Proposals EIP. Ethereum Recovery Proposals in a Nutshell It has become evident there are a fair few issues when it comes to funds on the Ethereum blockchain. Although growing pains are nothing out of the ordinary in this regard, fixing these problems won’t be easy. In the past, the
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 6:00 pm
TheMerkle SEC ICOs Blockchain CEOsVarious worrisome trends involving blockchain technology exist as of right now. One of the more popular solutions for struggling firms is to announce blockchain or cryptocurrency plans. As a result of such turnaround efforts, company stocks will usually soar in value. For Colorado-based Riot Blockchain, the decision to pursue this option backfired rather spectacularly. Riot Blockchain Gets Subpoenaed Riot Blockchain is not the only company to be looking at ways to push the value of its stock to new heights. While there are many ways to achieve that goal, the company apparently decided to announce a cryptocurrency-related turnaround plan several months
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 5:00 pm
TheMerkle_Citigroup Spin offEven though the public’s interest in cryptocurrency has not slowed down in the slightest, there are still risks associated with it. Citigroup acknowledges the potential impact of Bitcoin, yet it aims to gain a better understanding of this new form of money. As such, the company is looking to hire people with a “Bitcoin Professional Certification”. A Positive Move by Citigroup If previous years were any indication, the financial sector will not adopt an overly positive attitude toward Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Even so, it seems Citigroup is looking to explore a completely different option, albeit one that will still raise a fair
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 4:00 pm
TheMerkle Cambridge Analytica Digital CurrencyMost people are all too aware of the recent scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. While the breach of user privacy is a grave concern, it seems this particular analytics firm also had some interesting plans in regards to digital currency. More specifically, the company apparently planned to issue its own type of digital currency before this whole Facebook scandal occurred. Cambridge Analytica and Digital Currency It is not entirely surprising to learn that even firms like Cambridge Analytica are interested in creating digital currencies. We have seen quite a few companies explore this option in the past, and it is
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 3:00 pm
TheMerkle In-browser Crypto MiningCryptojacking is a very popular and worrisome trend. For all of the negative attention in-browser cryptocurrency mining gets, there are still plenty of legitimate use cases for it as well. It is important not to lose sight of how in-browser crypto mining can revolutionize the advertising industry as a whole. In-browser Crypto Mining can be Successful Over the past few months, there has been nothing but negative attention directed at projects looking to mine cryptocurrencies through one’s browser. A lot of websites have begun mining cryptocurrencies through other people’s browsers, usually without asking for permission or giving users the option to opt out.  However,
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 2:00 pm
With the way things are going in the cryptocurrency market right now, fireworks are around the corner. As the total market cap is on its path to surpassing $350bn again, things look very promising indeed. The XRP price is noting some very strong gains right now, as its value surpassed $0.7 for the first time in nearly four weeks. XRP Price is Rising Rapidly As has been the case for all cryptocurrencies in the past few weeks, the momentum seems to turn in favor of this new paradigm once again. Although it is still too early to tell whether or
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:57 am
TheMerkle Stellarport Decentralized ExchangeWith more interesting cryptocurrency price movements over the past 24 hours, some things have notably changed. More specifically, we see the Stellar price noting some strong gains, even though Bitcoin and Ethereum are slowing down in terms of momentum. Even so, the Stellar price has risen to $0.35 again, which further confirms the ongoing uptrend over the past week. Stellar Price Momentum Continues Looking at the past week’s Stellar price chart, it has become evident there is a growing demand for this particular asset. The value has risen from just over $0.2 to $0.35 in the span of seven days,
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 19, 2018, 9:14 am
TheMerkle Crypto RiderTruth be told, it was only a matter of time until someone created a video game about cryptocurrencies. Rather than making players collect coins, this game revolves around price charts. Known as Crypto Rider, the game will certainly let players enjoy the roller coaster emotions which Bitcoin holders experience on a virtually daily basis. Crypto Rider is a Wild Ride While we can only commend people for creating a gaming experience themed around cryptocurrency prices, this is not necessarily a lucrative market for game developers. That hasn’t kept Bitcoin enthusiasts from developing Crypto Rider, which is a pretty interesting creation. As the name somewhat suggests,
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 18, 2018, 8:00 pm
Themerkle Drupal Cryptocurrency MiningCybercriminals often target known and unknown exploits found in operating systems and web architectures. Evidently, someone took advantage of a recent Drupal exploit to mine cryptocurrencies in an illegal manner. Although the exploit was patched in late March, there are still some concerns over how exactly this exploit was leveraged. A Drupal Exploit Enabled Crypto Mining As is the case with any security exploit, the people responsible for maintaining the project’s code will try to address this issue as soon as possible. In a lot of cases, that is much easier said than done, as there are many potential repercussions to keep in mind. For the
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 18, 2018, 7:00 pm
TheMerkle Backpage Money LaunderingNot too long ago, the Backpage.com platform was seized by the US government. This particular development also had some repercussions for cryptocurrencies, as the site’s CEO was charged with laundering money using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It now seems he has pled guilty to these charges and intends to flip on other website officials. Backpage Money Laundering and Cryptocurrency The entire story involving Backpage.com and its officials has been quite interesting to keep an eye on. Not only did the platform legitimize prostitution and even child abuse, but it also seems a lot of money laundering has taken place over the years. Although the latter claims seemed
Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: April 18, 2018, 6:00 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: 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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