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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
DigitalMoneyTimes_Bitcoin

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
DigitalMoneyTimes_Healthcare Marketing

. 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
DigitalMoneyTimes_Trends 2016

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
DigitalMoneyTines_Blockchain Matters

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

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.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

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.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 13, 2016, 11:20 am

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, […]

The post How Bitcoin Can Revamp The Crowdfunding Industry appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:30 pm

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.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 12, 2016, 3:46 pm

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.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 12, 2016, 2:26 pm

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 […]

The post Tips To Make It As A FinTech Entrepreneur appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 11, 2016, 5:00 pm

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 post 2016 Will Be The Year of Bitcoin Bulls appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

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 […]

The post Bitcoin And FinTech Technology Trends For 2016 appeared first on Digital Money Times.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 11, 2016, 11:29 am

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.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

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.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: January 8, 2016, 3:00 pm

Bitcoinist

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Pirrit Adware

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
Bitcoinist_New Economy Movement XEM

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
Zepto Ransomware

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
Bitcoinist_Medical IoT Devices

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
Bitcoinist_FBI Jurisdiction

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
CCTV Botnet

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
Bitcoinist_Office 365

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
Bitcoinist_Encryption

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
Healthcare Security

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

Bitcoin.com

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Jean-Pierre Buntinx – Bitcoin News

Daily Bitcoin News

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

The Merkle

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JP Buntinx – The Merkle Hash

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Bitcoin to become global currencyOn paper, the Lightning Network is designed to make Bitcoin a lot more versatile. The world’s leading cryptocurrency struggles when it comes to smaller transactions and payments. With the LN technology, that situation can be rectified in the near future. However, there are still users who lose money using this technology due to force-closing payment channels the wrong way.  What Went Wrong? A recent Reddit thread confirmed how one Bitcoin Lightning Network user lost roughly 4 BTC due to a wrong course of action. More specifically, he had an open payment channel which he decided to force-close. This is a

The post Bitcoin Lightning Network User Loses US$30,000 appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 23, 2019, 12:13 pm

TheMerkle Litecoin Price 0502When it comes to cryptocurrency development, altcoins are often considered test cases for technology that could benefit Bitcoin. Litecoin is often the go-to testing ground in this regard. It appears the popular altcoin will get its own MimbleWimble implementation. Two separate improvement proposals have been made public on GitHub.  Extensions Blocks are an Option Scaling cryptocurrencies remains one of the more pressing matters in the industry today. Several altcoins have tried multiple approaches to achieving this goal. Unfortunately for them, they do not see a transaction volume on the scale of Bitcoin, thus it remains to be seen if any

The post Litecoin Developers Mull Using Extension Blocks and MimbleWimble appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 22, 2019, 7:34 pm

TheMerkle_VPN Review NordVPNIn this day and age, there appear to be a few worrisome common trends. One of those trends comes in the form of technology companies and service providers getting hacked. One of the most recent victims of such an attack is NordVPN. The company confirmed the hack this week, although it seems unlikely any user information has been obtained. The internal investigation is still ongoing at this time.  The NordVPN Hack For a little while now, there have been rumors as to how popular VPN service provider NordVPN might have been breached. The initial claims mentioned how the company’s expired

The post NordVPN Confirms one of its Data Center Servers was Compromised in 2018 appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 21, 2019, 10:55 pm

Counter Network has completed the integration for Unstoppable Domains, a simple and easy way to acquire uncensorable blockchain domain names. Through this integration, Counter Network aims to provide a better service and increase convenience for all of our users. Unstoppable Domains (unstoppabledomains.com) is a San Francisco-based company building secure decentralised domains on blockchains. Blockchain domains from Unstoppable Domains provide an array of benefits to users, including: Payments – Blockchain domains replace cryptocurrency addresses with a human-readable name. Users can connect all of their crypto addresses to one .zil domain.  Uncensorable Websites – Other companies and governments cannot control the content

The post Counter Network, the first P2P exchange to integrate UD appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 21, 2019, 11:36 am

Upcoming Shariah-compliant P2P financing platform aims to be the first to introduce unsecured crypto loan products. One important feature seems to be missing in the ever-expanding crypto credit market, there are still no unsecured crypto loan products. This is primarily due to the issue of enforcement in the event of loan default. Whereas secured loans collateralized by cryptocurrencies can be documented and enforced solely through smart contracts, it is a totally different proposition when it comes to unsecured loans.       “Since smart contracts are not recognised as a valid legal agreement in many countries, in order to  provide unsecured loan products,

The post IP2PGlobal Filling up the Void in Crypto Financing Markets appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 21, 2019, 11:27 am

TheMerkle Siacoin ValueDespite some of the cryptocurrency markets showing signs of recovery, there are other trends well worth keeping an eye on. Over the past few months, it became apparent the US$1bn market cap club member size has declined significantly. Just 12 coins manage to reach this threshold, even though two of them risk falling out if a minor bearish trend were to materialize. Tron and Cardano are on the Bubble Whereas the cryptocurrency market cap list had dozens of currencies above $1bn in valuation in 2017, things look very different today. That is only to be expected, as the year 2018

The post Just 12 Cryptocurrencies Maintain a Market Valuation of Over $1bn appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 20, 2019, 10:00 pm

qtum logoEven the lesser-known cryptocurrencies tend to undergo radical development changes. Qtum is one interesting example, as the network has entered its second phase earlier this week. Similar to most currencies, this project underwent a hard fork in its own right. Some crucial changes have been introduced which need to be highlighted.  More Blocks and Staking Rewards Whereas most cryptocurrencies become deflationary as time progresses, the Qtum 2.0 upgrade ushers in a slightly different change. The developers have purposefully opted to increase the number of blocks generated by the network per day. This will make it easier to process more transactions

The post Everything you Need to Know About the Recent Qtum Hard Fork appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 19, 2019, 7:10 pm

poloniex logo largeA lot of things change behind the scenes of the cryptocurrency industry. Poloniex, only recently acquired by Circle, is now being spun off into a new company by the name of Polo Digital Assets, Ltd. It is a surprising turn of events, as it seems the focus of the exchange will shift as well.  Poloniex Spins off Given how surprised most cryptocurrency enthusiasts were when Circle acquired Poloniex, it was seemingly a matter of time until that situation changed. The platform had a very negative reputation at that point, primarily due to some very odd trading behavior and customer support.

The post Poloniex Becomes an Independent Company Again Following Circle Spinoff appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 18, 2019, 7:14 pm

TheMerkle_Brave Browser BitcoinVery few cryptocurrency projects manage to make a lasting mainstream impact. Brave has proven to be a different breed in this regard. The new browser solution continues to grow and evolve across the board. In a recent update, the team confirmed there are now over 8 million active users per month. A major turn of events, primarily because so many users doubted this venture during the early stages.  The Growing User Base Any cryptocurrency or blockchain solution is only as strong as its user base. Whereas most of these projects taper off after a few weeks of excitement, Brave continues

The post Brave Surpasses 8 Million Active Monthly Users appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 17, 2019, 11:51 am

TheMerkle_SteemitOne of the main reasons cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are met with high hopes is due to their aspect of monetizing content. In the case of online content, the reliance on the traditional advertising model is almost coming to an end. A new solution needs to be found sooner rather than later. Steemit’s issuance of Smart Media Tokens can make a positive impact, assuming there is sufficient interest in what this venture brings to the table. Steemit Enters the Next Stage The vast majority of cryptocurrency users and enthusiasts are familiar with Steemit. It has always been a platform that

The post Steemit Announces its Smart Media Tokens Testnet Launch appeared first on The Merkle Hash.

Author: JP Buntinx
Posted: October 16, 2019, 3:01 pm

99 Bitcoins

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JP Buntinx – 99 Bitcoins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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