During our stay at the Bitcoin Expo 2015 in London last week, we met a whole lot of interesting people and startups. Some of them were based in the digital realm but others were presenting physical items. One of these companies was Vaiex, which is a name that will probably be unfamiliar to most Bitcoin enthusiasts out there.
Yesterday was a very sad day for Bitcoin enthusiasts and investors around the world, as we were all witness to another massive price drop. It is not the first time this year that we see the Bitcoin value go below US$250, but there was a shimmer of hope when the digital currency managed to climb back to US$300 and higher a few days ago. But what could be the reason for this sharp price drop? We will try to find out.
Lots of Bitcoin-related services are really making a stand to directly compete with the current financial ecosystem. BitWage, a service we briefly talked about in this article, lets you receive (part of) your monthly wage in Bitcoin, without your employer knowing about it. But now there is also Bitwala, which lets you pay any bills you may have directly with Bitcoin.
A few days ago, we mentioned that ZeusHash was working on creating a new Bitcoin cloud mining contract for their new and existing customers. Not too many details were known at that point other than the fact that maintenance costs would be reduced drastically. The latest ZeusHash newsletter - which was sent out yesterday - contains all of the relevant information, so let’s take a look!
The Netherlands are a very interesting place to keep an eye on for everyone who is involved with Bitcoin in some way. Especially when it comes to projects such as Arnhem Bitcoincity, as their list of participating retailers keeps growing on a regular basis. In fact, two more places have recently started accepting Bitcoin payments, bringing the total number of participants to 48.
During our stay at the Bitcoin Expo 2015 over the past weekend, we met up with a lot of interesting people. Alejandro De La Torre is one of those fine people who you can instantly strike up a conversation with, as he is one of the most down-to-earth guys you will ever meet. But did you know he is the CEO and co-founder of SendChat, a very popular messaging application that also lets users send cryptocurrency around the world?
Swedish Bitcoin exchange Safellohas expanded to neighboring countries Norway and Denmark in order to make the process of buying and selling Bitcoin more easy by using local bank transfers. Norwegian Bitcoin enthusiasts have been plagued by a lack of decent options after Norway’s largest Bitcoin exchange lost their bank accounts and was forced to shut down their operations. Safello is now targeting the power vacuum left behind in Norway, as they want to bring the Norwegian people and Bitcoin together once again.
Despite his busy schedule, I managed to get a hold of our friend Aleks(ander) Nowak, COO of XBTerminal. Aleks agreed to conduct a short written interview prior to his presentation at the Bitcoin Expo 2015 later today, and you can find our discussion topics below.
We have been getting panicky emails in our mailbox by concerned readers about the latest developments of the Bitcoin price. Articles, even from reputable newspapers, are headliend by titles such as “Bitcoin is a Ponzi”. In nearly every article out there about “Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme”, the term Ponzi isn’t explained.
One of the most significant Bitcoin-related events to take place in 2014 has to be the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Multiple hours of Bitcoin and Bitpay promotion on ESPN, which remains one of the most prominent US sports channels/ Even though there are some kinds to be worked out between BitPay, ESPN and participating merchants for the next two editions, it was a great day/night for Bitcoin enthusiasts. ANd I am one of the few people who will for always commemorate that event with the Bitcoin Bowl physical coin.
During the Bitcoin Expo 2015 in London this past weekend, we had a chat with one of the Cointellect representatives regarding their cloud mining service. As I am also one of their paying customers, I managed to ask some questions to which I received fairly satisfying answers. I have written down the answers in an interview format below, for your reading pleasure.
The Darkcoin developers have recently announced their plans for the next client update, now that the network has updated to version 11 and seems to be relatively stable for the time being. According to a recent post on DarkcoinTalk, several projects will be worked on at the same time, which is made possible thanks to the ever growing group of developers. Furthermore, the Darkcoin Ambassador Group has launched, so we will take a look at that as well.
The first time we heard about Dogecoin we thought: “ Just another alt coin?” However it became rapidly clear that that was not the case. Where other alt coins would try some pump and dump schemes ( not all of them but a lot), Dogecoin took a brand and made it their own.
ISG3D Is quickly becoming a household name among Bitcoin and cryptocurrency enthusiasts, as they are one of the first companies to sell a full-fledged 3D printer in exchange for Bitcoin. Earlier today, I received word from the ISG3D team as they let me know they have partnered with Shapeshift.io to accept more cryptocurrencies as a form of payment.
The DRK developers released Darkcoin Core V0.11.0 yesterday afternoon, which brings a lot of changes to DarkSend, as well as some security fixes and other things. Many people have been eagerly waiting for this release, which has been 2 months in the making and combines the work of no less than 10 different developers.