Bitcoin Derivatives Company LedgerX Appoints Ex-CFTC Commissioner Wetjen to Board

By Nick Abouzeid on Sep 25, 2015

LedgerX, an institutional bitcoin trading and clearing platform, announced this week that Mark Wetjen, the ex-commissioner of the U.S. C...

itBit Hires Former NYDFS General Counsel Daniel Alter, Pushes Ahead with Bankchain Project

By Giulio Prisco on Sep 03, 2015

In April, Bitcoin Magazine reported that Bitcoin exchange itBit had filed for a banking license in New York. Later in May, itBit was gr...

Leading Bitcoin Startups Integrate Vogogo’s Risk Management Platform

By Joseph Young on Aug 27, 2015

Bitcoin Is a Natural Part of the Digital Lifestyle, Says Fidor Bank CEO

By Giulio Prisco on Aug 18, 2015

In February Bitcoin Magazine reported that German Fidor Bank had established a partnership with bitcoin exchange, enabling F...

When Disaster Strikes: Developing a Recovery Plan for Bitcoin and Digital Tokens

By Pamela Morgan on Aug 03, 2015

Ashley Barr Reveals New Details about Mt.Gox Operations after Karpeles’ Arrest

By Christie Harkin on Aug 02, 2015

Spartan Route Offers Invoicing and Bitcoin Payment Service to Greek Businesses

By Giulio Prisco on Jul 06, 2015

Earlier this week, Greece became the first developed nation ever to default on the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Negotiations with...

Major Credit Card Companies Weighing the Pros and Cons of Bitcoin

By Giulio Prisco on Jun 29, 2015

The major credit card companies – American Express, MasterCard and Visa – are exploring uses of Bitcoin and the blockchain technolog...

Greece Closes Banks and Stock Markets, Introduces Capital Controls

By Giulio Prisco on Jun 29, 2015

Greece has closed its banks and imposed capital controls to prevent financial chaos after the breakdown of bailout talks with its intern...

Lloyd’s Report Analyzes Bitcoin Risks for Insurers

By Giulio Prisco on Jun 15, 2015

Android Pay Unveiled at Google I/O Could Make Mobile Payments Ubiquitous

By Giulio Prisco on Jun 01, 2015

Ex-Investment Bank CCO Joins Bitcoin Exchange Kraken To Prepare For US Expansion

By Jeffrey Maxim on May 27, 2015

Bitcoin exchange Kraken has announced that financial compliance veteran Howard Bernstein has joined the company as chief compliance offi...

Xapo Adds Visa Founder and Former Citibank CEO to Advisory Board

By Jeffrey Maxim on May 26, 2015

Universal Bitcoin services startup Xapo has announced that former executives from Visa and Citibank, alongside a former secretary of the...

BitGold Review – Bitgold Inc. Acquires for CAD $52 Million

By Jeffrey Maxim on May 26, 2015

digitalBTC Raises $3.5 million AUD to Launch AirPocket

By Joseph Young on May 21, 2015

Digital BTC, an Australian Bitcoin company that is publicly traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as Digital CC Limited has...

Gem Partners with Elliptic for Insured Storage of the Third Key

By Kyle Torpey on May 21, 2015

Elliptic and Gem have announced a new partnership today that will involve Elliptic acting as a trusted and independent third party for t...

MasterCard Introduces Fast Bitcoin-like Global Payments to Consumers

By Giulio Prisco on May 21, 2015

MasterCard has launched MasterCard Send, a personal payments service that enables funds to be sent quickly and securely to consumers dom...

Danish Exchange CCEDK launches Bitcoin Debit Card

By Juan Galt on May 19, 2015

Ripple Labs Raises $28 Million Series A from Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Seagate

By Jeffrey Maxim on May 19, 2015

Ripple Labs, the creator of the international payment network and digital currency Ripple (XRP), has raised a $28 million series A fundi...

XAPO Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Privacy-Friendly Switzerland

By Giulio Prisco on May 15, 2015

Xapo, a provider of secure bitcoin wallet and vault storage solutions deemed “the Fort Knox of bitcoin,” announced that it is reloca...

BitGold Announces a Bitcoin-like System for Gold Storage and Payments

By Giulio Prisco on May 06, 2015

BitGold Inc. has announced the public launch of the BitGold platform, a software service that connects gold storage with payment network...

Bitcoin Job Fair Highlights Payroll Trends in Fintech

By Priya Samra on May 04, 2015

Accenture’s recent report projects investment in the financial tech sector to more than double in five years, from $3 billion in 2013...

Bitcoin-friendly Fidor Bank Expands to the United Kingdom

By Giulio Prisco on Apr 30, 2015

Fidor Bank, the innovative German bank that is bringing Bitcoin and digital fintech to mainstream banking, is now operating in Great Bri...

itBit Files for Banking License in New York

By Giulio Prisco on Apr 28, 2015

Bitcoin exchange itBit has filed for a banking license in New York, Reuters reports. Approval for the license may come in the next coup...

Industry Consolidation Continues: Brawker Closes Down

By Jeffrey Maxim on Apr 16, 2015

Bitcoin marketplace Brawker announced on Tuesday the company would be shutting down due to insufficient growth. The service was one of t...

Barry Silbert Shares Vision for Bitcoin Industry Professional Development

By Barry Silbert on Apr 15, 2015

This a guest post by Barry Silbert; t he views and opinions expressed are those of the author.The success of the Digital Currency Counci...

Former Bitcoin Foundation Director Jon Matonis Joins Board of First Global Credit

By Christie Harkin on Apr 14, 2015

Jon Matonis has joined First Global Credit Board as a non-executive director where he will play an advisory role related to strategic di...

Quadriga Fintech Solutions to Launch Fleet of New BitXATMs across Canada

By Christie Harkin on Apr 14, 2015

A new fleet of BitXATM machines is set to launch across Canada in the coming months.Quadriga CX, Canada’s largest Bitcoin exchange, ha...

Former Nike CIO Joins Bitreserve

By Giulio Prisco on Apr 07, 2015

Former Nike CIO and member of the exclusive Fortune 40 Under 40 list Anthony Watson has joined the Bitcoin bank Bitreserve as President...

Bitreserve Expands to India and Mexico; Partners with Mexican Billionaire

By Giulio Prisco on Mar 23, 2015

Bitcoin bank Bitreserve , founded by CNET founder Halsey Minor in 2013, shields its customers from the volatility of bitcoin by instantl...

Intel Joins the Blockchain Technology Race, Forms Special Research Group

By Giulio Prisco on Mar 19, 2015

Last week Bitcoin Magazine reported that IBM is considering adopting the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin to create a digital cash...

Facebook Instant P2P Payments and the Future of Money

By Giulio Prisco on Mar 18, 2015

The prestigious MIT Technology Review has published a Business Report on “ The Future of Money.”The report surveys emerging digital...

Wall Street Bitcoin Alliance Launches to Reflect Growing Institutional Interest

By Giulio Prisco on Mar 12, 2015

JPMorgan Star Blythe Masters Leads Digital Currency Startup

By Giulio Prisco on Mar 11, 2015

Digital economy startup Digital Asset Holdings will allow its clients to trade financial assets using bitcoin as operating currency for...

CheapAir Allows Travel to Cuba, Payment with Bitcoin

By Kevin Cruz on Mar 06, 2015

CheapAir, the first mainstream online travel agency to offer customers the option to pay in bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin, is now first...

Will Google’s Android Pay Support Bitcoin?

By Giulio Prisco on Mar 04, 2015

Bitcoin Market Aimed at College Students, CoinBase Bitcoin Give Away

By John Bush on Feb 28, 2015

German Fidor Bank Brings Bitcoin to Mainstream Banking, Expands Overseas

By Giulio Prisco on Feb 25, 2015

German Bitcoin exchange and Fidor Bank have announced a new “Bitcoin Express” option for Fidor Bank customers to buy and...

Central Bank of Italy Declares Virtual Currency Exchanges Are Not Subject to AML Requirements

By Stefano Capaccioli on Feb 05, 2015

The Central Bank of Italy ( Banca d’Italia ) is that country’s first governmental authority to issue a statement on virtual currenci...

Bitcoin Bargains Make Black Friday at Amazon Even Bigger

By Mark Rees on Nov 26, 2014

Amazon is jumping the gun this year by already starting their “Black Friday” sales five days early. Although Amazon does not accept...

Wineries Growing the Bitcoin Ecosystem: Where Wine Goes So Goes the World

By Chris Pardo on Nov 18, 2014

Serving up bottles of select vine varieties, Picnic Wine Co. was the first winery dedicated to selling wine exclusively for bitcoin. Emb...

Bitcoin as a Solution to E-Commerce Pain

By Guest Author on Nov 14, 2014

Written By: Ashok Misra of Alina ConsultantsIntroduction Bitcoin as a Solution to E-Commerce PainBitcoin is a decentralized virtual curr...

Vancouver Bitcoin Community Unites for Startup Weekend

By Andrew Wagner on Oct 28, 2014

Bitcoin is a competitive business. Due to its decentralized nature, it has attracted a libertarian culture prone to individualistic thin...

Introducing – Just in Time Bitcoin

By Mark Rees on Oct 20, 2014

A New Way to Fund Ideas: Crowdfunding, Crypto-Assets, and the Future of Decentralized Investments

By Chris Pardo on Oct 10, 2014

With the rise of Kickstarter, the average person now has a greater opportunity to raise money for his or her ideas than ever before. The...

Butterfly Labs Asset Seizure Spurs On Mining Industry Competition

By Chris Pardo on Oct 10, 2014

Amid the FTC injunction of Butterfly Labs additional insight was gleaned about the operations of the company. Butterfly Labs (BFL) sells...

Here’s to the Crazy Ones – of Bitcoin

By Mark Rees on Oct 07, 2014

Apple computer’s return from ashes in 1997 began in the public’s mind with one wildly successful ad campaign: "Think Different".The...

Video Game Virtual Currencies – The forerunner to bitcoin

By Jamie McCormick on Oct 06, 2014 Seeks To Build New Stock Market

By Victoria van Eyk on Oct 06, 2014’s CEO, Patrick Byrne, announced today at Inside Bitcoins in Las Vegas, Nevada, that he intends to reinvent the stock mar...

Texas: Future Headquarters Of Bitcoin

By John Scianna on Sep 27, 2014

When it comes to creating jobs, don’t mess with Texas. The state has had stronger job growth over the last 13 years than any of the ot...

Exclusive Coverage of Digital Currency Innovation in Music Panel at New York’s Premier Studios

By Adam Hofman on Sep 25, 2014

How to Access Top Bitcoin Minds: A Profile on ZapChain

By Victoria van Eyk on Sep 23, 2014

Recently, I was introduced to a new social network for the Bitcoin community called ZapChain. Started by Matt Schlicht, ZapChain is a co...

Network Visibility Product Incorporates Bitcoin Pooled Mining Detection

By Victoria van Eyk on Sep 23, 2014

Bitcoin is gaining popularity. Although the price has declined, people are still asking about and joining the ‘mining frenzy’ with i...

Greenpeace Now Accepting Bitcoin

By Victoria van Eyk on Sep 23, 2014

Completely independent organization Greenpeace announced today that it now accepts donations in bitcoin, becoming the latest charitable...

Don’t Strangle the Bitcoin Golden Goose: Spend Them

By Mark Rees on Sep 22, 2014

First Ottawa-based Not-For-Profit to Accept Bitcoin

By Victoria van Eyk on Sep 16, 2014

On October 3rd at The SpinBin at 310 Dalhousie St., Ottawa-based not-for-profit Ottawa Charity Ping Pong will become the first organizat...

A Fundraising Platform that Could Change Bitcoin Crowdfunding

By Adam Hofman on Sep 12, 2014

Kryptokit, the company that brought you RushWallet, announced the addition of RushWallet Fundraiser to their list of product offerings...

Stop Thinking Bitcoin is Just a New Kind of Currency

By Adam Hofman on Sep 12, 2014

This article is a guest post written by Valery Kholodkov, Lead Researcher at AVG Innovation Lab in Amsterdam. Valery is on the forefront...! The New Marketplace

By Kevin Cruz on Sep 09, 2014

What if every time you used Amazon they gave you money, just for using it?And what if eBay accepted multiple digital currencies as payme...

OpenBazaar Looking for Beta Testers

By Kevin Cruz on Sep 02, 2014

The online marketplace ecosystem is currently run by companies like Amazon and Ebay that each acquire respective fees for their service...

Free, Unlimited, Forever – BitPay’s New Pricing Plan

By Adam Hofman on Aug 05, 2014

Pheeva: New Things on Horizon

By Kevin Cruz on Aug 05, 2014

The Pheeva Bitcoin Wallet is now in the Apple app store. You can also get this crafty hot-wallet in the Google Play Store and the Google...

Comments and Petitions: How the BitLicense Will Affect the Future of Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on Aug 01, 2014

When Ben Lawsky and the NYDFS met with key players in the Bitcoin community earlier this year, there were many questions of what the com...

BTCTrip: We Accept Bitcoiners

By John Scianna on Jul 31, 2014

You have probably heard it a hundred times by now: we accept bitcoins…This “we accept bitcoins” phrase is perhaps the latest marke...

Blockchain is Back! Relaunches on Apple App Store, Completely Revamped Android Wallet App

By Adam Hofman on Jul 30, 2014

Apple users and bitcoiners can now breathe a little easier. Six months after Apple removed the Blockchain wallet app from the App Store,...

Buying Your Next Car with Beepi

By Adam Hofman on Jul 28, 2014

If you are looking to purchase a pre-owned vehicle with Bitcoin, look no further – Beepi has made it a possibility. With the help of B...

UltraCoin 101

By Kevin Cruz on Jul 28, 2014

For the first time ever in human history, we can create unforgeable documents. This is thanks to the Blockchain.The Blockchain is a peer...

BitPay Releases Copay Beta – A New Multi-signature Wallet

By Adam Hofman on Jul 16, 2014

CoinPip Supports Merchants Internationally

By Tristan Winters on Jul 15, 2014

Singapore-based bitcoin payment solution CoinPip Pte Ltd has been working tirelessly to make accepting digital currency even easier for...

Q&A with GoCoin’s Steve Beauregard

By Kevin Cruz on Jul 10, 2014

Newegg Jumps On Board with Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on Jul 02, 2014

Newegg, one of the largest online electronics retailers, made the announcement today that it will begin accepting bitcoin. To many of th...

Wait, There’s a Bitcoin Bowl Game?!

By Adam Hofman on Jun 25, 2014

Oregon Scientific Officially Launches Bitcoin Support

By Adam Hofman on Jun 20, 2014

After nearly six months, the time has finally come for Oregon Scientific, the global lifestyle consumer electronics brand, to accept Bit...

Bitcoin is Revolutionizing How Consumers Buy Music

By Adam Hofman on Jun 17, 2014

Today, music consumption is stronger than ever, but you probably would not be surprised that a great many consumers are turning to subsc...

Swarm Redefines Crowdfunding

By Adam Hofman on Jun 05, 2014

There has been a lot of talk in recent months regarding the role of cryptocurrency for the future of crowdfunding and equity creation. A...

50 Cent Catches the Bitcoin Bug

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jun 03, 2014

50 Cent announced today that he will sell his new album Animal Ambition for bitcoin through BitPay. As 50 Cent will not be the only arti...

Bitcoin in Botswana

By Tristan Winters on Jun 02, 2014

Africa is often touted as the region most likely to benefit from Bitcoin. However, for the most part, the technology has yet to take off...

Euro Pacific Precious Metals Embraces Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on May 28, 2014

Long-time Bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff is embracing the future of cryptocurrency as a valuable form of payment. Late last year Schiff ma...

Investment without Banking

By Andrew Wagner on May 28, 2014

Imagine, for a moment, you were a new member of China’s growing middle class, and looking to invest your savings. You’ll soon discov...

Increasing Adoption with Pheeva Wallet and Pheeva Plus

By Adam Hofman on May 23, 2014

Love Will Inc., the creators of the Pheeva Wallet, have launched an exciting new feature aimed at simplifying the user experience and bo...

Live Tracking of All Things Bitcoin and Altcoin with Blockstreet

By Adam Hofman on May 23, 2014

There is a new digital currency app in town and it is giving ZeroBlock a run for the money. A California startup, Blockstreet has releas...

Bitcoin is on Speed

By Victoria van Eyk on May 22, 2014

Eight hours of sleep is too long to be disconnected from the ever-changing crypto landscape. Currency urgency permeates business dealing...

North Bay Gets Bitcoin

By Victoria van Eyk on May 22, 2014

Andrea Ciceri and Mike Walker are excited. They are the first people to bring bitcoin accessibility to their North Bay home.After months...

BloomNation – Disrupting the Flower Industry

By John Scianna on May 22, 2014

All About AirBitz With Paul Puey

By Kevin Cruz on May 20, 2014

Don’t you wish there was a resource that knew all the businesses that accept Bitcoins in your area? WelI I had a chance to talk to Pau...

Bitcoin Shows Off

By Victoria van Eyk on May 19, 2014

Movements succeed with numbers. Many people must partake to create the change we want to see.Bitcoin has come a long way since its intro...

The Future of Touchless Payments – Why iBeacon Technology Needs Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on May 16, 2014

Bitcoin Needs Employers, Not Merchants

By Vitalik Buterin on May 14, 2014

Disclosure: the author of this article is a partner at KryptoKitOne of the more exciting things to come out of the Bitcoin economy in th...

Storage Meets Usage with New Bitcoin Development

By John Bush on May 12, 2014

The latest Bitcoin development just might revolutionize the popular cryptocurrency, fueling the largest cryptocurrency network.Last week...

CryptoCurrency Castle Consummated

By Joseph VaughnPerling on May 06, 2014

Grand Castle Malla Becomes the Bitcoin Supernode Perpetual Conference CenterManor House of Bitcoin Baron, Risto PietilaOne thing we can...

Funding Software with Bitcoin and Bountysource

By Adam Hofman on May 06, 2014

BitPay at the Bitcoin Job Fair, Working for Bitcoin

By Catherine Bleish on May 05, 2014

The first ever Bitcoin Job Fair was held at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, CA. This landmark event symbolizes the growing j...

Announcing World’s First Bitcoin Job Fair

By John Bush on May 03, 2014

The world’s first ever Bitcoin job fair is set to launch in Silicon Valley on May 3, 2014, featuring numerous employers and sponsors,...

Madison’s MobCraft Combines Crowdsourced Craft Beer and Bitcoin

By Joseph S. Diedrich on Apr 29, 2014

Wisconsinites love their beer, and several craft breweries call Madison home. Among them is MobCraft, a brewing concern quickly earni...

Mt. Gox Shouldn’t Stay Down…Or Should It?

By Jason M. Tyra on Apr 29, 2014

Her World on a String, Spotlight on a Bitcoin Business

By Catherine Bleish on Apr 20, 2014

If you seek artisan made goods, Central Texas is the place to be. Some attribute it to the magical waters flowing from springs into the...

Where Do You Bitcoin? BitScan Launches Mobile Applications

By Adam Hofman on Apr 11, 2014

Late last month BitScan launched their new mobile applications, including a revamp of the company’s popular iOS application. The app i...

Virtex Launching International Cryptocurrency Exchange

By Adam Hofman on Apr 10, 2014

Virtex is soon launching a platform that will allow for the exchange of cryptocurrencies at an international level. The company based in...

Sacramento Kings and BitDazzle Launch

By Adam Hofman on Apr 09, 2014

The Sacramento Kings became the first team in the NBA to accept Bitcoin in January of this year. In the first months since the announcem...

BitPay Expands to Amsterdam

By Adam Hofman on Apr 09, 2014

Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has achieved rapid growth since its founding, and in the past month the company has opened locations th...

BitAccess Presenting to Canadian Senate

By Victoria van Eyk on Apr 09, 2014

Ottawa, ON – Locally owned and operated BitAccess announced today that it will be appearing before the Canadian Senate’s Standing Co...

Bitcoin Hearing For Small Businesses

By Adam Hofman on Apr 09, 2014

Last Wednesday, the Committee on Small Business held a hearing aimed at exploring Bitcoin, the benefits and risks for small businesses...

The Altcoin Debate Continues

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 07, 2014

Altcoins, or alternative cryptocurrencies such as , Primecoin and Dogecoin, have always been a popular and controversial topic in the Bi...

Bitcoin Arrives in Vietnam!

By Victoria van Eyk on Apr 05, 2014

On March 24th, Israel’s most reputable exchange entered the booming Vietnamese market.Israel Bitcoin: Fertile GroundBit2C Ltd, one of...

People’s Bank of China Bans April Fools Jokes

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 01, 2014

Wu Zhengfu, a top-level official in the People's Bank of China, has made a public announcement that April Fools day jokes are now offici...

Achtung.. Fertig.. Bitcoins! The first Skischool of the world to accept crypto currency.

By Christien Havranek on Mar 31, 2014

A wide range of different businesses have started accepting Bitcoin as a currency. After a lot of horeca, online webshops, it is also co...

BitPay Clarifies Its Stance on Gun Retailers

By Jason M. Tyra on Mar 31, 2014

BitPay responded to criticism this week over its alleged refusal to do business with an Austin, Texas based firearms seller by releasing...

Positive News: Another Roundup

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 29, 2014

The Bitcoin price has undeniably been in a strong bear market these last two months. From an initial value of $800 at the end of January...

Stripe to Accept Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on Mar 28, 2014

Stripe, a popular online payments company has announced that it will soon support Bitcoin payments. This means that customers currently...

Vault of Satoshi Approved by FINTRAC

By Victoria van Eyk on Mar 28, 2014

Vault of Satoshi – a Canadian-based bitcoin and alt-currency exchange – made huge news this past February by announcing their approv...

The Bitcoin Foundation Welcomes BitPay as Gold Member

By Adam Hofman on Mar 27, 2014

The Bitcoin Foundation, an organization focused on growing the Bitcoin economy, has welcomed another Gold Member to its ever-expanding c...

Fraud Detection in the World of Bitcoin

By Razvan Peteanu on Mar 26, 2014

The Bitcoin protocol is strong cryptographically (to the best knowledge so far), and we wish the world encompassing its network and user...

Destinia: The First Spanish Based Travel Agency to Accept Bitcoin

By Ferdinand Reyes on Mar 25, 2014

We’ve talked with the Bitcoin enthusiast Amuda Goueli, CEO and co-founder of, one of the top 5 online travel agencies in...

BitPay Opens New York and San Francisco Offices

By Adam Hofman on Mar 21, 2014

In support of the continued growth of Bitcoin, BitPay has expanded its operations and opened offices in San Francisco and New York. The...

Controversial New York Lawyer to Accept Bitcoins

By Arkady Bukh on Mar 20, 2014

In the 1970s and 1980s, E. F. Hutton was one of the best known brokerage houses in the United States. A Madison Avenue ad-maker came up...

CoinTouch – Do Your Friends Buy and Sell Bitcoin?

By Adam Hofman on Mar 20, 2014

Why Bitcoin Makes Sense for SaaS – How Productive is Your Business?

By Adam Hofman on Mar 17, 2014

The modern workplace is all about productivity. What can we get done now, and how can we plan for the success of future business endeavo...

Mining and GHS Trading – Jeffrey Smith and the Future of CEX.IO

By Adam Hofman on Mar 17, 2014

CEX.IO and company CIO Jeffrey Smith believe that mining equipment should be sold at a fair market price. Currently in beta stages, CEX...

Cryptoauction Relaunch – Will it Help Bring Bitcoin Mainstream?

By Adam Hofman on Mar 12, 2014

Aimed at becoming the ‘eBay for Bitcoin,’ Cryptoauction was launched by Daryl Cusack in November 2013. Since then, we in the vast cr...

Bitcoin in South America – BitPay Opens Latin American Headquarters

By Adam Hofman on Mar 08, 2014

FreedomPop’s Snowden Phone – A Mobile Service Built for Privacy

By Adam Hofman on Mar 08, 2014

Bitcoin Decentral Launches Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency 2.0 Accelerator

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 08, 2014

Over the past few months, Bitcoin Decentral, the new Toronto-based Bitcoin community center and coworkingspace that has been operational...

Why Overstock is a Perfect Example of What Bitcoin Can Do For Business

By Adam Hofman on Mar 07, 2014

In early January, if you would have asked Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne when his company would reach $1 million in Bitcoin transactions, h... Launches ZeroBlock Trading Platform RTBTC

By Adam Hofman on Mar 06, 2014

This week showed us just how easy it is to acquire a company. The company purchased the encrypted currency trading platf...

SVB Financial Group Places Cryptic Bitcoin Message in Annual Report

By Brian Cohen on Mar 04, 2014

Late Thursday evening when Gil Luria of Wedbush Securities and I announced on Twitter that Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) is prob...

Nod Your Head, Pay in Bitcoin with EAZE

By Adam Hofman on Mar 03, 2014

Another brand new product hot off the shelf works with Google Glass and allows consumers to pay with Bitcoin by simply nodding twice. Th...

Don’t Get Goxed – Use The Five Parties Model

By Ken Griffith on Mar 01, 2014

India Under Bitcoin Regulation? Or Not?

By Joel Dalais on Mar 01, 2014

Recently in December 2013, the Indian Central Bank ( Reserve Bank of India, RBI ) decided to not regulate, and stated clearly that they...

Do You Need Payment Protocol Support? – Now You Can Have It

By Adam Hofman on Feb 28, 2014

Last week BitPay launched a support platform for the Bitcoin Payment Protocol, working to make Bitcoin payments easier than ever for mer...

Bitcore – Open Source Developer Tools for the Bitcoin Network

By Adam Hofman on Feb 27, 2014

Mt. Gox May Have Been A Ponzi Scheme (But Bitcoin Isn’t)

By Jason M. Tyra on Feb 27, 2014

Bitcoin is trendy in Spain with 100+ ATM installations

By Ferdinand Reyes on Feb 27, 2014

Today, February 22, was the inauguration of the first Spanish bitcoin ATM in Diagonal Mar, a shopping center situated in one of the main...

Seeing Through the Smoke: A Look At the Good News for Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 21, 2014

There can be no doubt that the Bitcoin ecosystem has been hit hard this past month. Canadian financial regulators, long held as the para...

What Do Contests Have to Do with Bitcoin?

By Adam Hofman on Feb 20, 2014

All too often, companies and individuals, especially those who are tech-savvy, get caught up in the ones and zeros, continually evaluati...

Glass Boxes: Bitcoin Investments and Real-Time Transparency

By Kent Barton on Feb 18, 2014

This is an incredibly exciting time to be alive. Before our eyes, we’re witnessing the evolution of a technology that’s simultaneous...

New Currency in Old Montreal

By Victoria van Eyk on Feb 17, 2014

What happens when you approach business from a place of excitement and opportunity instead of fear and doubt?You make more money, of cou...

Verso Card – Your New Everyday Wallet

By Adam Hofman on Feb 15, 2014

Colony Earth – An Interview with the Founder of Bitcoin Permaculture

By Adam Hofman on Feb 14, 2014

Would you live in a completely sustainable skyscraper?Colony Earth is an Eco Development company that runs on permaculture, renewable re...

Triple Entry Bookkeeping With Bitcoin

By Jason M. Tyra on Feb 10, 2014

This article corresponds with David Mondrus’ January 29th post entitled “In Mining, We Trust” to the extent that this piece explai...

Transaction Malleability: MtGox’s Latest Woes

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 10, 2014

In the Midst of Winter, Bitcoin is Heating Up New York City

By Adam Hofman on Feb 08, 2014

If you want to experience Bitcoin unlike any other, take a step into the newly formed Bitcoin Center NYC. A block from the New York Stoc...

Bitcoin at the Startup & Tech Mixer in San Francisco

By Adam Hofman on Feb 07, 2014

If you are in the San Francisco area, there is an event that you won’t want to miss. The Startup and Tech Mixer is taking place at the...

Does Your Favorite Team Accept Bitcoin?

By Adam Hofman on Feb 06, 2014

The countdown to March 1 has begun for basketball fans everywhere. This is not March Madness in the usual sense, but instead is a huge d...

Nymi – The First Wearable Bitcoin Wallet Secured by Biometrics

By Adam Hofman on Feb 05, 2014

The First Land Rover Sold with Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on Feb 05, 2014

Whether or not you are in the market for a new car, a growing amount of dealerships are allowing customers to pay using Bitcoin. In late...

Watch the Clock – Oregon Scientific to Accept Bitcoin

By Adam Hofman on Feb 01, 2014

Bitcoin Mining with HashPlex

By Bernie Rihn on Jan 30, 2014

TLDR We at HashPlex are building a new kind of datacenter designed from the ground up for bitcoin miners. Our prices have already set a...

TigerDirect: First Major Internet Retailer to Accept Bitcoin Via BitPay

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jan 24, 2014

Today, TigerDirect announced its embrace of Bitcoin through BitPay, Inc. TigerDirect has met the needs of customers for over 25 years an...

Bitcoin’s Tipping Point Could Come Soon

By Jason M. Tyra on Jan 14, 2014’s rollout of Bitcoin payment acceptance capability last week generated much rejoicing among Bitcoin enthusiasts in the U...

Quetzal Embraces Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jan 10, 2014

Bitcoin Magazine recently learned of Quetzal’s development and decision to start working with the Bitcoin currency. Quetzal issued the...

Target Stores’ Security Nightmare Solved with Bitcoin

By Mark Rees on Jan 09, 2014

eBay Files Patent Application for Programmable Money

By Brian Cohen on Dec 31, 2013

Gift giving during the holidays just took on a whole new meaning. eBay, the parent company of PayPal, filed patent application 201303391...

FinCEN Issues Money Service Business Clarification

By Jason M. Tyra on Dec 29, 2013

On December 27th, reported that FinCEN has issued a clarification to the money service business rules for Bitcoin miners. I...

The BitPay BOOM

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Dec 04, 2013

On the tails of Bitcoin Black Friday, BitPay Inc. announced a new record of processing 55,288 of bitcoin merchant transactions in Novemb...

Chinese State-Owned Telecom Accepts Bitcoin

By James Choi on Dec 03, 2013

Written by: James Choi (8BTC)Edited By: Elizabeth T. Ploshay (Bitcoin Magazine)Jiangsu Telecom, a branch of China Telecom, the largest f...

Bitcoin’s Steep Rise is a Setback to Wider Adoption

By Jason M. Tyra on Nov 29, 2013

Travel to space with Bitcoin and Virgin Galactic

By Ferdinand Reyes on Nov 25, 2013

250,000 US Dollars or 297 Bitcoins (at 840$/BTC). This is what a space travel costs with Virgin Galactic, Virgin Group’s company that...

In Bitcoin We Trust Re-Launch

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Nov 20, 2013

In Bitcoin We Trust, one of the lead Bitcoin exchanges in the UK, sent out the following announcement:After a temporary halt to trading,...

Why The Bitcoin Greenlist is Structurally Dangerous to the Bitcoin Ecosystem

By Vitalik Buterin on Nov 15, 2013

Several days ago three Bitcoin businessmen based in New York, Alex Waters, Yifu Guo and Matt Mellon, came out with an announcement that...

Gyft Launches Rewards Platform

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Nov 14, 2013

Just this morning, Gyft, Inc, the lead mobile gift card company announced the Gyft Points program to reward customers for use of gift ca...

Obama Initiative Spawns Identity Based Bitcoin Greenlist

By Brian Cohen on Nov 12, 2013

The IDESG or Identity Ecosystem Steering Group recently filed paperwork with the Commonwealth of Virginia to incorporate the IDESG as a...

Bittylicious Goes International

By Stephen Malagodi on Nov 09, 2013

London: Bittylicious expands services to international market.Bittylicious, the UK-based startup enabling users to buy Bitcoins with Bri...

Cointerra Announces GoldStrike1 ASIC

By Stephen Malagodi on Nov 09, 2013

Disclosure: the author of this article is the founder and Chief Scientist of the Ethereum projectLast week, Adam Back and Austin Hill ca...

Brazilian Magazine SUPER Embraces Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Nov 06, 2013

Bitcoin continues to open doors for companies around the world as a convenient currency and a movement towards innovation and decentrali...

Tomcar Australia: World’s FIRST Original Equipment Car Manufacturer to Accept

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Nov 05, 2013

Today, CoinJar, Melbourne-based Bitcoin payments provider, announced Tomcar’s decision to accept Bitcoin in payment. Tomcar Australia...

BitPay Processes $1 Million Bitcoin Merchant Transaction

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Oct 29, 2013

The Bitcoin economy has now surpassed 2 billion USD and transactions sizes between USD and BTC continue to rise. Just this morning, lead...

The Economic Singularity: From Holland with Love

By Richard Kohl on Oct 29, 2013

Richard Kohl is a founding member of, a mobile wallet that lets you send bitcoins to anyone on Twitter. He is also a board m...

A Word from the CEO and Co-Founder of Bitmarkers

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Oct 28, 2013

This past week, Bitmarkers launched to integrate Bitcoin into the commercial casino market. Bitmarkers provides services to individuals...

Bitcoin in Canada, Part 3: Interview with Anthony Di Iorio on Bitcoin Gambling

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 25, 2013

Trouble may be brewing for some of the leading bitcoin faucet operators, as problems persist with three of the main micro wallets used b...

Western Union Says Bitcoin Not Ready For Primetime

By Brian Cohen on Oct 24, 2013

At the eighth annual Western Union Consumer Protection Compliance Conference held September 18th, 2013, Jay Postma, CAMS, President, MS...

Bitcoin Breaks 1000 CNY, Rally Continues

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 20, 2013

Amir Taaki’s libbitcoin has come to be one of the most advanced alternative implementations of the Bitcoin protocol in existence. Alth...

Introducing the New Bitcoin Central

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 02, 2013

It is almost six months ago that Bitcoin Central, the main Bitcoin exchange in France, shut down after losing tens of thousands of dolla...

In Bitcoin We Trust Launches into the Bitcoin Ecosystem

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Sep 30, 2013

Today, In Bitcoin We Trust, a virtual currency exchange, launched. In Bitcoin We Trust (IBWT) will initially be working with Bitcoin, po...

Bitcoin Investment Trust Launches on SecondMarket

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Sep 26, 2013

This evening, SecondMarket, took a further step into the Bitcoin space through announcing its new work with the Bitcoin Investment Trust...

Boost VC Startups Complete Accelerator Session at Demo Day 2013

By Ryan Taylor on Sep 22, 2013

The very first, largely Bitcoin-focused startup accelerator session wrapped-up on Thursday with a remarkable event that the founders at...

Mt. Gox USD Withdrawals To Take Up To 22 Months

By Peter N. Steinmetz on Sep 21, 2013

Since June 2013, the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been struck by severe problems with fiat currency withdrawals. According to their pres...

In Bitcoin We Trust: UK Based Platform to Launch

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Sep 19, 2013

In Bitcoin We Trust, a virtual currency exchange, is set to launch soon. In Bitcoin We Trust (IBWT) will initially be working with Bitco...

BitPay Surpasses 10,000 Merchants

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Sep 16, 2013

BitPay Inc, one of Bitcoin’s lead payment processing companies, has just announced that it has surpassed 10,000 merchants. BitPay now...

Coinsetter CEO’s Message to Banks: You Will Soon Love Bitcoin

By Jaron Lukasiewicz on Aug 30, 2013

Tradehill Confirms Trading Suspension

By Johann Summers on Aug 30, 2013

One day after customers reported receiving emails indicating that Bitcoin exchange Tradehill was closing shop for the second time in as...

BitMonet: BitPay’s Newest Merchant

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Aug 27, 2013

Today, BitPay Inc. announced a new partnership with BitMonet. BitMonet’s partnership with BitPay will permit customers to monetize con...

BTCTrip: Travel the World with Global Currency

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 20, 2013

In the past year, travel has become a mainstay of the Bitcoin economy. There are currently dozens of hostels and hotels accepting Bitcoi...

Bitcoin Nordic: Buy CashU Vouchers with Bitcoins

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 14, 2013

Bitcoin Nordic’s Lasse Birk Olesen has announced that the company is now offering a way for Bitcoin users to purchase CashU coupons, a...

Coinsetter CEO: How to Survive Regulation in the Bitcoin Space

By Jaron Lukasiewicz on Aug 10, 2013

Over the past six months, we have seen federal and state regulators place increasing attention on Bitcoin and similar financial innovati...

3dcart Partners with BitPay to Offer 16,000+ Merchants Transactions in Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Aug 08, 2013

Just this afternoon, BitPay, Bitcoin’s lead payment processor, signed on 3dcart as its newest merchant. 3dcart serves as an online sho...

CoinTerra Announces Partnership with Open-Silicon

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Aug 06, 2013

On August 5, 2013, CoinTerra, announced its selection of Open-Silicon as their ASIC design and development partner. As a semiconductor e...

New Liberty Dollar Silver QR Coin Obtains Live Bitcoin Prices

By Brian Cohen on Aug 06, 2013

Left: “Cognitare Extra Buxum” / “Think Outside of the Box”Right: “Veritas Vos Liberabit” / “The Truth Will Set You Free”...

Freedom Hosting Taken Down, Founder Arrested, Users fed Javascript Exploits

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 05, 2013

Freedom Hosting, a web hosting provider specifically targeting websites in the Tor community, has been shut down, and its owner Eric Eoi...

The Bitcoin Gambling Diaspora

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 03, 2013

Over one year ago, the launch of Erik Voorhees’ SatoshiDice marked the moment that Bitcoin gambling took its first major step into the...

Coinforest: The Cheaper In Bitcoin Movement Takes Another Step Forward

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 02, 2013

One of the aspects of the modern consumer economy that Bitcoin users often miss out on is that of special deals, where customers can, wh...

2013 NYC Inside Bitcoins Conference: When Venture Capitalist Meets Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Aug 02, 2013

Bitcoin Magazine was proud to serve as a sponsor for the 2013 Inside Bitcoins Conference in New York City on Tuesday, July 30 at the Hot...

Bitcoin’s Watershed Moment: An Open Source Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

By Brian Cohen on Jul 31, 2013

At “ Inside Bitcoins the future of virtual currency ” Bitcoin Conference in New York held on July 30th, Adam B. Levine, senior fello...

Beef and Bitcoin

By Justus Ranvier on Jul 26, 2013

If the level of participation shown by meetup attendance is a reliable indicator, Bitcoin interest appears to be rising in Argentina. Th...

Amagi Metals to Lose Bank Account

By Johann Summers on Jul 23, 2013

Precious metals purveyor Amagi Metals announced on Friday that as of mid-August, their current bank account with San Francisco headquart...

Synergetic Press: First Publisher to Accept Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jul 23, 2013

As a greater number of brick and mortar businesses are embracing the Bitcoin currency, so have larger companies and most recently Synerg...

Ultra Light Startups Hosts Successful NYC Bitcoin Pitch Event

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jul 20, 2013

On Thursday, July 11, Ultra Light Startups hosted a successful NYC Bitcoin Pitch Event. Nine entrepreneurs provided two minute pitches o...

BIPS: Buy Bitcoins In Denmark With Your Mobile Phone

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 12, 2013

Note: there has been some confusion regarding Danske Bank’s involvement with this service. Danske Bitcoin is a service independently r...

Predictious: Prediction Markets Are Coming Back… With Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 12, 2013

One of the more interesting applications of peer-to-peer finance is the concept of a prediction market - a market where people can specu... Announces Partnership with European Bank

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 11, 2013

Last year in December, Bitcoin Central, the leading Bitcoin exchange in France, shocked the Bitcoin world with an announcement which at...

300 Year Old Russian Watch Factory Raketa Accepts Bitcoins

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jul 10, 2013

The Bitcoin community and user base continues to expand and businesses old and new are embracing this new digital, decentralized cryptoc...

The Chinese Bitcoin Economy: Are the Hundred Flowers Here to Stay?

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 09, 2013

The Bitcoin community continues to flourish as new developments are made in the area of wallet security and open source web-based wallet...

WalletBit Shuts Down

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 04, 2013

WalletBit, a payment processor and online wallet that had acquired some attention especially in Canada and Denmark, has announced that i...

MtGox Resumes USD Withdrawals

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 04, 2013

The largest Bitcoin exchange, MtGox, has announced that they are resuming USD withdrawals around the world, putting an end to two weeks...

BTCGuild Starts Selling ASICMiner USBs, Sells Out in 40 Minutes

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 29, 2013

BTCGuild, currently the second largest mining pool with 17% of the network hashpower, started selling ASICMiner’s USB Block Erupter mi...

MtGox Gets FinCEN MSB License

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 29, 2013

Nearly one and a half months ago, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange took a sudden and crushing blow from the United States governme...

Bitcoin: A Friend NOT a Foe to Small Businesses

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jun 28, 2013

On Wednesday, Bitcoin yet again entered the limelight as the Wall Street Journal highlighted, “More Small Businesses Embrace Bitcoin.â...

Coinsetter: Will a Better Virtual Currency Make Bitcoin Obsolete?

By Jaron Lukasiewicz on Jun 27, 2013

Building my first startup in the highly competitive online ticketing industry taught me a lot about who wins and loses in a changing env...

PikaPay: Microfunding Over Twitter

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 26, 2013

Many of us are already familiar with Bitcointip, the bot that allows anyone to easily send any amount of money to anyone else on Reddit...

Evidence In Favor of Kenilworth’s Reputation

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 24, 2013

Mt. Gox Announces Temporary Hiatus on U.S. Dollar Withdrawals

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jun 22, 2013

Yesterday, Mt. Gox released the following notice from Tokyo, Japan: Statement Regarding Temporary Hiatus on U.S. Dollar WithdrawalsTOKYO...

Bitcoin at Porcfest, Part 4: Interview with Lamassu’s Josh Harvey

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 21, 2013

Lamassu's Bitcoin ATM has proven to be a critical piece of Porcfest infrastructure this year. The machine, which allows anyone to insert...

Kenilworth Exploration: Bitcoin Crowd Investing Meets Real-World mining

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 15, 2013

Bitcoin-based investment platforms have had a long and colorful history in the past two years. The idea first started with the Global Bi...

Bitcoin Becoming a Household Name with the First Bitcoin Baby

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Jun 11, 2013

Each day, the Bitcoin currency is growing in utility and becoming more of a household name. Yesterday, major newswires including, Busine...

LibertyBit Suspends Operations

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 10, 2013

LibertyBit, the second largest Bitcoin exchange in Canada, has announced that it is suspending its operations and returning all funds to...

BTCGlobal: Commoditizing The Bitcoin Exchange

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 08, 2013

As Coinsetter CEO Jaron Lukasiewicz pointed out in his letter last week, Bitcoin exchange is rapidly becoming a capital-intensive indust...

Mt. Gox, OKPAY Play Regulatory Catch-up

By Johann Summers on Jun 05, 2013

In an apparent bid to keep pace with the regulatory restrictions surrounding Bitcoin, Mt. Gox released a statement on 30 May announcing...

Charlie Shrem: Bitcoin is cash with wings

By Felix Moreno on Jun 04, 2013

Charlie Shrem is 23 years old and one of the leading Bitcoin entrepreneurs, having founded BitInstant in 2011. One of the early “Bitco...

FastCash4Bitcoins Suspends Sales

By Johann Summers on Jun 03, 2013

Tangible Cryptography, LLC announced last night (UTC + 5) on that it had suspended operation of its bitcoin sales site,...

Has The Fall of MtGox Already Begun?

By Vitalik Buterin on May 31, 2013

MtGox has suffered considerably over the past two months. All within the relatively short period of April and May 2013, we have seen the...

A Letter From Coinsetter’s CEO: The Future of Bitcoin Has Never Been Brighter

By Jaron Lukasiewicz on May 31, 2013

The Bitcoin Search Engine Launches

By Johann Summers on May 31, 2013

Billing itself as an easy to use, user generated, searchable database of businesses that accept Bitcoin, The Bitcoin Search Engine (TBSE...

WebMoney, Bitcoin, and Off-Shore Banking

By Johann Summers on May 29, 2013

The currency trading and transfer system WebMoney announced earlier this month that it is adding bitcoin to its ecosystem. It joins a st...

OKPAY Takes Bitcoin Hiatus

By Johann Summers on May 28, 2013

One year and two months after heralding “ the ultimate integration of bitcoin ” into their system, the ecommerce company OKPAY has a...

Liberty Reserve Shut Down For Money Laundering

By Vitalik Buterin on May 25, 2013

Liberty Reserve, one of the more popular alternative payment processors for the USD and Euro, has been shut down and its owner, Arthur B...

BitPay Raises $2 Million Led by Founders Fund

By Elizabeth Ploshay on May 16, 2013

Just this morning, BitPay’s press office released an announcement that the lead payment processor for bitcoin has raised an additional...

BitPay Hires Jeff Garzik

By Elizabeth Ploshay on May 15, 2013

Yesterday, BitPay Inc, the world’s leading payment processor for Bitcoin announced an expansion to now 10 full time employees. BitPay,...

Investors Join Forces With Boost VC to Benefit Bitcoin Businesses

By Ryan Taylor on May 14, 2013

The next round of the Boost VC accelerator program keeps getting more rewarding for Bitcoin entrepreneurs as the June 1 deadline to appl...

Bitcoin Magazine Congratulates Gyft’s Opening of 50,000 Locations to Bitcoin via BitPay, Inc

By Elizabeth Ploshay on May 09, 2013

PayPal President Considers Bitcoin

By Elizabeth Ploshay on Apr 24, 2013

After reaching $20 Billion in mobile transactions, PayPal President appeared on Bloomberg TV’s “The Pulse,” with Guy Johnson to di...

BitFloor Shuts Down

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 19, 2013

The fourth largest Bitcoin exchange in the world, BitFloor, has announced that it is closing its doors, and will soon be refunding depos...

Interview with Amagi Metals’ Stephen Macaskill

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 10, 2013

Trace Mayer on FOX Business – Why Bitcoin Is Just Getting Started

By Trace Mayer, J.D. on Apr 07, 2013

Trace Mayer recently appeared on FOX Business and was asked the question by host Melissa Francis:Â "Bitcoin is just insane and it has re...

BitcoinStore Sells $500,000, Renews Ingram Contract

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 03, 2013

The BitcoinStore, a very popular electronics retailer in the Bitcoin community, has announced that has managed to keep its contract with...

BitPay Processes $5 Million in March, Eclipses Silk Road

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 02, 2013

A week ago, BitPay CEO Tony Gallippi announced that his payment processing service had set a new record: a transaction volume of $2 mill...

Market Value of all Bitcoins in Circulation Hits $1 Billion

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 28, 2013

Movements succeed with numbers. Many people must partake to create the change we want to see.Bitcoin has come a long way since its intro...

Prime: Tradehill Comes Back to Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 28, 2013

Although it was nowhere near the earliest in Bitcoin history, Tradehill was one of the largest exchanges in the Bitcoin economy when the...

BitPay Exceeds $2 Million In Transactions Month-to-Date

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 25, 2013

BitPay, the world’s largest Bitcoin payment processor, has announced that they have processed over $2 million in payments in the first...

WalletBit Team Comes Out With New and Improved Platform BIPS

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 08, 2013

Adam Harding and Kris Henriksen, the two people currently in charge of the popular Bitcoin payment processing platform WalletBit, have c...

BitPay Announces Integration with Fulfillment by Amazon

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 06, 2013

Bitcoin’s largest payment processor, BitPay, has announced that they have added a new feature to their array of merchant services: int...

Namecheap Latest to Accept Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 06, 2013

As most people have now heard, the IRS just granted itself the power to tax the gains realized when individuals sell or spend their bitc...

BitPay Receives Another Round of Venture Capital Funding

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 05, 2013

Bitcoin’s largest payment processor, BitPay, has announced that they have received another round of funding from a group of angel inve...

BitcoinStore Officially Launching Today, 0% Markup

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 28, 2013

The Bitcoin community’s largest electronics retailer, the Bitcoin Store, has announced that it is exiting beta and formally launching...

Coinlab Bringing Bitcoin to Wall Street with MtGox Deal

By Teri Buhl on Feb 27, 2013

Photo: Wallstreet Charging Bull, CC BY 2.0 herval, FlickrA venture capitalist backed Bitcoin company wants to make it safe for U.S. and...

Mega Sidesteps US State Censorship With Bitcoin

By Amir Taaki on Feb 17, 2013

Roughly one year ago the FBI forcibly closed Megaupload and proceeded with criminal cases against its owners. They accused Megaupload ow...

Reddit Gold Accepting Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 15, 2013

Reddit has just announced that they are now accepting Bitcoin as payment for their premium Reddit Gold service. As Reddit describes it,...

$13 to $26: Exploring The Bitcoin Rally

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 14, 2013

Over the past month or so, we have seen Bitcoin’s price leave the comfortable range of $10 to $14 that they had been at for nearly fou...

BitcoinWireless: Top Up Your Phone Plan with Bitcoins, At Or Below Cost

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 07, 2013

Update, Feb 14: many users have been reporting orders not fully processing or being unable to add their top-up credits to their account...

January 2013: Bitcoin News Roundup

By Vitalik Buterin on Feb 05, 2013

January has been an exciting month for Bitcoin. We have seen a number of news articles about Bitcoin from various mainstream media sourc...

Merchants Will Be Able to Pass on Credit Card Fees Starting Sunday

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 27, 2013

Under the terms of a $7.2 billion class action settlement that a US federal judge approved in November, starting this Sunday, merchants...

Avalon Ships Bitcoin’s First Consumer ASICs

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 23, 2013

ASIC Mining Updates: bASIC Hanging On a Thread, Butterfly Delayed to February

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 16, 2013

Update: rumors of bASIC’s demise have been, at least for now, grossly exaggerated.Updates on the Bitcoin ASIC mining scene are coming...

Bitpay Receives $510,000 From Investors

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 09, 2013

BitPay has announced that it has secured a funding round of $510,000 from outside investors. The investors include Barry Silbert, founde...

ASIC Mining Updates: ASICMiner Deploying, Butterfly At CES

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 08, 2013

After over three months of delays from all major competitors, it seems as though the race to develop the first ASIC-based Bitcoin mining...

The Next Year in Bitcoin: What 2013 Has in Store

By Vitalik Buterin on Jan 03, 2013

2012 has been an exciting year for Bitcoin. We have seen BitPay grow from near-irrelevance to processing transactions for over 2000 merc...

Journal of Peer Production Calling For Papers on Value and Currency

By Vitalik Buterin on Dec 13, 2012

The Journal of Peer Production, an academic publication dedicated to exploring, investigating and promoting what they consider to be the...

Bitcoin Central Licensed to Work with Payment Services Provider in France

By Vitalik Buterin on Dec 10, 2012

This Friday, Bitcoin Central, a Bitcoin exchange based in France, announced what has already been hailed as a major step forward for Bit...

BitFloor and Bitcoinica Refunds Showing Signs of Progress

By Vitalik Buterin on Dec 05, 2012

BitFloor and Bitcoinica Refunds Showing Signs of Progress The Bitcoin exchange platforms BitFloor and Bitcoinica, the two largest instit...

WalletBit Launches Bank Transfers for Merchants in Europe

By Vitalik Buterin on Dec 03, 2012

Update: WalletBit has posted their official press release on Reddit and Bitcointalk. Also, the flat rate portion of their bank deposit f...

Block Reward Halving: A Guide

By Vitalik Buterin on Nov 27, 2012

Recently, in the media surrounding Bitcoin, you may have heard about an event called the “block reward halving” that will soon be ta...

Where Is Bitcoin? A Look At Some Analytical Data

By Vitalik Buterin on Nov 20, 2012

Bitcoin has come far in this past year. Almost exactly one year ago, the Bitcoin price was almost at the bottom of the largest prolonged...

BFL Confirms 65nm Process for SC Lineup

By Justin Porter on Nov 07, 2012

[divider] Disclaimer: Bitcoin Magazine has previously run advertisements for Butterfly Labs. This article was written independently of t...

Butterfly Labs Releases More ASIC Photos

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 20, 2012

Disclaimer: Bitcoin Magazine has previously run advertisements for Butterfly Labs. This article was written independently of this fact...

Bitstamp Under DDoS

By Mihai Alisie on Oct 16, 2012

Bitstamp’s website and service came under DDoS attack on October 15, 2012, completely disabling the services as of around 11:00 PM GMT...

Global Bitcoin Stock Exchange Shuts Down For Good

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 10, 2012

Last Thursday, the Global Bitcoin Stock Exchange, the first and by far the largest securities exchange in the Bitcoin economy, unexpecte...

Intersango Shuts Down USD Trade

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 10, 2012

This morning, users of the Bitcoin exchange Intersango were greeted with an email from support stating that Intersango would soon be shu...

Butterfly Labs Offers Lifetime Warranty, ASIC Competition Surges On

By Vitalik Buterin on Oct 05, 2012

About three months ago, Butterfly Labs was the first to announce a specialized Bitcoin mining device based on a technology with the pote...

WalletBit Under DDOS – 1000BTC Demanded

By Justin Porter on Sep 16, 2012

Bitfloor Hacked, $250,000 Missing

By Vitalik Buterin on Sep 05, 2012

Bitfloor, the fourth largest exchange dealing in US dollars, has just announced [1] that it has been hacked, and the service has taken a...

The Silk Road Report: Part II

By Vitalik Buterin on Aug 09, 2012

Much has happened since the first Silk Road report that we released a month ago. In mid-July, a Silk Road user was arrested by Australia...

Silk Road’s “The Armory” Terminated

By Justin Porter on Aug 06, 2012

BTC-e Attacked

By Justin Porter on Jul 31, 2012

A moderator of the chat at BTC-e known as “Dev” indicates that a malicious entity was able to deposit fake Liberty Reserve funds, an...

Bitcoinica Stolen From… Again

By Vitalik Buterin on Jul 17, 2012

Can Bitcoin Help the Chinese Save?

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 29, 2012

As a recent article by Business Insider describes it, “China is a kleptocracy of a scale never seen before in human history.” The ex...

Bitpay Breaks Daily Volume Record with Butterfly ASIC mining release

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 26, 2012

Butterfly Labs had just unveiled their latest addition to their line of specialized Bitcoin mining computers: the Bitforce SC Single. Bu...

Why Bitcoin Is Not Ready for Peer Lending

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 11, 2012

Over the past ten years, as even the most perfunctory observation will be bound to conclude, the financial system has become more and mo...

Anniversary of the Great Bubble of 2011

By Vitalik Buterin on Jun 08, 2012

On June 8 exactly one year ago, the price of a bitcoin, having risen over the preceding two months from sub-dollar prices and public obs...

10 Questions with Zhou Tong

By coinabul on May 30, 2012

This interview can also be found on Coinabul’s official blogA 17 year old coder and entrepreneur named Zhou Tong (pictured above) crea...

Bitcoin is Uninsured: A Misconception

By Vitalik Buterin on May 26, 2012

Faced with the growing need to justify the fees, delays, chargebacks and centralization of power that are behind modern fiat currencies,...

MtGox: What the largest exchange is doing about the Linode theft and the implications

By Vitalik Buterin on May 21, 2012

This article was originally written on March 28, 2012Following the recent Linode theft, in which over 43000 total bitcoins were stolen f...

Adam Kokesh on Bitcoin and Free Market Money

By Ryan Taylor on May 15, 2012

The rising career of Adam Kokesh maintains a steady and distinct focus on liberty and individual empowerment. Since serving in the Unite...

Social Media Virtual Currencies, Facebook Credits and the Internet

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 16, 2012

As little as five years ago, virtual currencies only had a very niche role in the internet ecosystem. You might see one used to maintain...

BusinessInsider’s Misconceptions About Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Apr 12, 2012

Bitcoin And Consumer Economies in the non-Western World

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 05, 2012

In the common discourse, Bitcoin is often treated as a revolutionary new concept in how we handle our funds, substituting irreversible f...

The Bitcoinica Linode Theft and What it Means for Bitcoin

By Vitalik Buterin on Mar 03, 2012

On March 1, web hosting provide Linode’s servers were hacked, resulting in a theft of 3000 BTC from Slush and, most severely, 43000 BT...