The Latest Bitcoin News

February, 2017

  • 17 February

    Live Bitcoin Seminars Returning to NYC

    Bitcoin. What is it?  How does it work? Why are millions of people around the world using Bitcoins to transact? How can you get in on the action?! “Bitcoin was the best performing currency of 2016” – Financial Times “Bitcoin’s Rally Crushed Every Other Currency in 2016. Here’s Why” – Bloomberg With the price of a single Bitcoin more than …

    Read More »

January, 2017

  • 3 January

    Happy 8th Birthday, Bitcoin!

    Today, January 3rd 2017, marks the 8th year since the beginning of the Bitcoin blockchain. Satoshi Nakamoto’s “Genesis block,” the first block in the blockchain, was mined on January 3rd, 2009. The block contained the text “The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” which was a newspaper headline from the British publication The Times. The whitepaper for Bitcoin, which …

    Read More »

December, 2016

  • 30 December

    Bitcoin Headed for $1,000 Any Day Now

    The price of Bitcoin has been a wild ride. After hitting an all time high of $1,242 per Bitcoin in November, 2013 (Mt. Gox), the price continuously declined for the next two years, eventually going as low as $160 in January, 2015. Fortunately, Bitcoin’s pains proved temporary and the exchange rate has been steadily rising since then. After hitting a …

    Read More »
  • 2 December

    Bitcoin Price Hits 2-Year High Of $781

    Following Bitcoin’s price has been a wild ride with plenty of ups and downs along the way. November 2013 saw a Bitcoin frenzy with each Bitcoin trading over $1000 a piece, then in 2014 Mt. Gox collapsed and there was a year long decline in price, reaching under $200 per Bitcoin in January, 2015. The price of Bitcoin has slowly …

    Read More »

August, 2016

  • 31 August

    Blockchain Voting is Coming, But It Won’t Be Online (Yet)

    Reposted from Blockchain Technologies Corp.’s Blog Forbes recently published an article about the possibility of using blockchain technology to secure elections. With all of the recent talk about hackers targeting U.S. election systems and blockchain hype cycle in full effect, this seems like a natural story to appear. Considering we have been working on ablockchain voting machine for almost two …

    Read More »

May, 2016

  • 2 May

    Meltdown at Arizona GOP Convention; Blockchain Ensures Smooth NY Libertarian Convention 

    Former Gov. Brewer “loses” first election in 35 years with dubious results; AZ State Treasurer demands recount NEW YORK, NY – Disputed results due to technical malfunctions at Saturday’s Arizona GOP State Convention further undermines public confidence in the fairness of the Republican nominating contest, as former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she was cheated out of the contest and the …

    Read More »

April, 2016

  • 26 April

    Blockchain Technologies Corp. Brings Blockchain Voting To New York

    NEW YORK, NY – Blockchain Technologies Corp. (BTC), the New York-based innovator in blockchain-based voting solutions, has been chosen by the New York Libertarian Party (NYLP) to provide balloted-election services during the party’s 2016 state convention. The event will cover election of officers, members of State Committee and delegates to National Convention, nomination of US Senate candidate, and approval of …

    Read More »
  • 25 April

    New York City’s Bitcoin ATMs

    New York City is home to the world’s largest collection of Bitcoin ATMs. Even with the strict requirements of the relatively new “BitLicense” regulations, multiple companies operate Bitcoin ATM Networks across all of New York’s five boroughs. One of the longest running ATMs is located at Bitcoin Center NYC. There are two ATMs to choose from — a classic Genesis machine and …

    Read More »

March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 24 February

    Electrum Lightweight Bitcoin Wallet To Be Released Under MIT License

    Summary: Electrum, a popular lightweight Bitcoin wallet, is making a big change with their latest release, version 2.6. It’s not necessarily in the form of fancy new features or major performance upgrades; rather it is in the form of their licensing. Open source software relies on special usage licensing — otherwise it would be trivially easy for someone to take …

    Read More »
  • 24 February

    Blockchain eAuction Platform Being Tested In Ukraine Government Auctions

    Summary: In an effort to bring increased transparency and efficiency to the process of auctioning state owned property, the Ukrainian government is looking to a decentralized blockchain-based solution to facilitate the auction process. “With the help of volunteers from Distributed Lab, Oschadbank, Privatbank, Unitybars and Microsoft we developed a blockchain system yet without rivals in the world,” said Lasha Antadze, a spokesperson …

    Read More »
  • 23 February

    BoostVC To Begin Investing in Ethereum Startups

    Summary: BoostVC, the venture capital firm founded by Adam Draper, has focused solely on investing in Bitcoin companies since 2012. Now, they say, BoostVC will begin looking at expanding their investments into Ethereum-based startups as well. Although many felt skeptical about Ethereum’s lofty goals as a platform — especially since the project took a long time to have anything to show …

    Read More »
  • 23 February

    Update: Bitcoin Core 0.12.0 Released

    Summary: A new version of Bitcoin Core, version 0.12.0 has been released today, 2/23/2016. This is a pretty significant update that brings a number of improvements to the Bitcoin Core wallet and background node service. Changes include: 7x Faster Signature Validation Ability to Limit Upload Traffic Crash Prevention via Memory Pool Limits Option to Send Transactions That Can Be Fee-Boosted …

    Read More »
  • 22 February

    Bitcoin Center NYC Bitcoin ATM

    Bitcoin-atm-nyc

    The easiest way to get started with Bitcoin is to buy a small amount and use it to buy things online and off! The easiest way to buy Bitcoin in NYC is by visiting our Bitcoin ATMs! Using it is easy. Walk up to the machine, press “buy Bitcoin,” show the machine a Bitcoin address in the form of a QR …

    Read More »
  • 17 February

    GAW Miners & CEO Josh Garza Charged With Fraud by SEC, Fined $10 Million

    gaw-miners-scam

    Summary: GAW Miners and ZenMiner appear to have been a classic ponzi scheme. Customers believed they were buying into a lucrative “cloud mining” operation with guaranteed profits, when in reality Garza had little or no Bitcoin mining hardware and was paying customers from proceeds of other companies. GAW Miners and ZenMiner are reported to have sold $19 million worth of cloud …

    Read More »