The Blockchain ‘Industry’ Stripped the Innovation of THE Innovation

There is much discussion today about multinational firms entering into the blockchain space. They, in fact, with their deep pocketbooks, created an entirely new Industry: the blockchain industry. At industry events, many topics are explored, most notably centered on the ways in which forms of blockchain technology could make more efficient the business and government […]

Seniors-Scamming Conman Dealing in Bitcoin Sentenced to Prison

A man who admitted collecting more than $800,000 from seniors he tricked into sending virtual money orders to help distressed relatives has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison, according to the Florida Sun Sentinel. The man converted the virtual money orders from some of his victims into bitcoin. Stephan Moskwyn, 33, pled guilty to […]

Jonas Schnelli on Why Elected Officials May Not Be Good for Bitcoin

Bitcoin Core contributor Jonas Schnelli was recently featured in a panel discussion about improvements to Bitcoin at the 2016 MIT Bitcoin Expo. During the Q&A portion of the panel, an audience member asked the participants about the previous presentation by the World Bitcoin Network’s James D’Angelo in which he articulated the idea of replacing miners […]

OpenBazaar Integrating InterPlanetary File System to Help Keep Stores Open Longer

OpenBazaar is integrating the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) into their decentralized online marketplace. While no official announcement about this move has been made, OpenBazaar developer Chris Pacia, who is currently working on the IPFS integration, has shared some of the details related to this change with Bitcoin Magazine. According to Pacia, the main advantage of integrating […]

Code to Inspire: Bitcoin Gives Afghan Women Financial Freedom

One nonprofit organization is going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to empowering underprivileged women in Afghanistan. Code to Inspire (CTI), led by founder Fereshteh Forough, started an after-school program in January 2015 followed in November of the same year by the opening of its first coding school for girls in Herat, Afghanistan. Forough’s aim […]

Bitcoin Exchange ShapeShift’s Hack an Insider Job

Following the temporary closure of trading and the subsequent downtime of the website in its entirety, bitcoin and digital currency exchange ShapeShift has now revealed that the instigating hack stemmed from an insider who previously worked with the exchange. In a new Reddit post that followed a steady, transparent cycle of updates from the time […]