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Here's one of the most interesting predictions for the future of bitcoin

2015 has seen the digital currency's volatility stabilise and price jump, but it has also seen much of the hype dissipate. And there's been a divergence between bitcoin and the technology that underpins it — blockchain.<p>Blockchain, which uses complex cryptography to regulate and record transactions, …

Bitcoin

The 9 startups that secretly run the Internet

But they can't be everywhere. And there are plenty of startups that help the web run smoothly, behind the scenes, in ways you don't even realize.<p>Here are the nine startups that keep the web running smoothly — and they're doing such a good job you don't even realize you're using them.

Startups

Why Sweden Is Going Cash-Free

Sweden could very well be the first country to one day go totally cash-free.<p>In fact, the Scandanavian country is well on its way, according to a new …

Europe

The US government will auction $10 million worth of bitcoin seized from Silk Road

On 5 November, 44,341 bitcoins (£7m, €9.4, $10.6m at current prices) will be offered in what will be the fourth auction of bitcoins confiscated from the now defunct dark web marketplace.<p>The US Marshals Service (USMS) will auction the bitcoins in 21 blocks of 2,000 bitcoins and one block of just …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin exchange Cubits launches instant no-fees crypto donation service for refugees arriving in Germany

German bitcoin exchange and wallet provider Cubits is offering a charitable donation service in Bitcoin, to help deal with the current refugee crisis …

Here's why Bitcoin is the future of money

commentary Bitcoin may not last, but crypto-currency is here to stay -- it's only a matter of time before a government replaces paper with more traceable, secure digital money. But is that a good thing?<p>The interesting thing about Bitcoin isn't what it is today. What's interesting is that this …

Bitcoin

Business School Programs Explore Disruptive Bitcoin Blockchain

The bitcoin blockchain is a buzzword fizzing through businesses everywhere. So it should come as no surprise that the world’s top business schools …

Blockchain

Winklevoss Twins on the Launch of Their Gemini Bitcoin Exchange

During an interview on FOX Business Network’s Countdown to the Closing Bell, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss discussed the launch of their new Gemini bitcoin exchange.<p>“Gemini is basically a Nasdaq for bitcoin buying and selling,” Tyler Winklevoss said. “Just like you sign onto E*TRADE and buy a share …

Tyler Winklevoss: Gemini will have a positive effect on price of Bitcoin

Tyler Winklevoss, one half of the ownership of New York Bitcoin exchange Gemini, is hopeful its compliance conscious approach will provide an on-ramp …

What will Happen to Bitcoin when the Economy goes Bust?

October 10, 2015 · 8:00 am<p><b>Many people interested in Bitcoin have a less than optimistic view about the health of the global economy. This skepticism</b> …

Cryptocurrency

How Bitcoin Has Been Building Brand Equity As A Spectator Of Itself

From the Grexit crisis to the recent block size split debate, Bitcoin frequently finds itself at the center of regular news cycles. As the debates about its price performance, volatility and political implications continue to mount, beneath it all lurks the less obvious but fascinating undercurrent …

Bitcoin

Scorechain Raises $570k for European Bitcoin Compliance Solution

Bitcoin compliance solutions provider Scorechain has raised €500,000 ($570,000) in seed funding from an undisclosed group of angel investors.<p>The …

Blockchain Startups
Blockchain

Group 3

Bitfilm Festival , the first global film festival dedicated entirely to Bitcoin, is getting ready for its second annual iteration. The festival will …

Buenos Aires

Blockstream to Launch First Sidechain for Bitcoin Exchanges

Nearly one year after the release of its sidechains white paper, bitcoin technology startup Blockstream has announced the first commercial …

Bitcoin

This bitcoin startup is changing its name and moving away from bitcoin

Just over a year ago, Halsey Minor quietly launched Bitreserve, a site that allowed customers to convert the digital currency bitcoin into other …

Cryptocurrency

Man runs 3,237 miles in name of Bitcoin and homelessness

Homeless advocate and Bitcoin evangelist Jason King runs across America to bring attention to how the open nature of virtual currencies can help solve poverty. And, he's just about to cross the finish line.<p>Enduring rain, heat, wind, and exhaustion, Jason King has only 30 miles left to finish his …

Homelessness

Rebranding As Uphold, Bitreserve Says Goodbye To Bitcoin

The company formerly known as Bitreserve is moving beyond its Bitcoin roots to become a full-service provider of financial transactions under the new moniker Uphold.<p>In a blog post published earlier today, Uphold president and chief executive Anthony Watson laid out the new vision for the …

FinTech

How a Bitcoin ATM Promotes Mixed Martial Arts in a Las Vegas Gym

Advertisement<p><b>Mixed martial arts students in Las Vegas can now pay for their training in bitcoin if they so choose. They can also buy bitcoin at One</b> …

BlockTrail Launches Multi-Platform Bitcoin Wallet With No Access To Your Coins

Does the Bitcoin community need another wallet? Amsterdam-based BlockTrail reckons there’s space for another player, despite some sizable and well-funded wallet entities already — such as Blockchain.info and Coinbase, to name two. The former has raised around $30 million to date, according to …

Bitcoin

Ex-Apple CEO and Beats designers create sleek budget Android phones

2015 will be remembered as the year budget Android smartphones stopped being junk and started being pretty damn good.<p>The $199 Obi Worldphone SF1 and …

5 Days That Taught Investors All They Need to Know - Briefly - WSJ

<i>“I’ve learned everything I needed to know in five days, the last 15 years. The trick is not to ignore what’s smacking you in the face.”</i><p>In the business of markets, just a few days in a career can teach you everything you need to know. Whether you work on a trading floor, or just meet with a local …

Dow Jones

These Bad Habits and Behaviors Stop People From Finding Success | Inc.com

Recently, close to 9,000 Inc.com readers shared my article about the common habits of successful people--on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. That was pretty cool--and it got me thinking: What about the other side?<p>We all aspire to be like the really successful people we know, but how do we avoid the …

Self-improvement

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Yahoo is trying to become one of the smartphone cool kids

The Internet giant wants to make sure it's relevant on mobile devices -- especially among young people. Is the budding portfolio of CEO Marissa Mayer pointed in the right direction?<p>When Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo three years ago, the former Google executive staked her reputation on one …

Advertising

How to invest in shares with a 99.4pc chance of success

This chart highlights the golden rule investors need to follow to make money from the stock market<p>We are constantly reminded that investing is a long-term game. This chart shows just how true that is.<p>It shows the probability of making money from the UK stock market since 1965 if the shares were …

Hacking Team zero-day used in new Darkhotel attacks

Exploits stolen from Hacking Team have been repurposed by a major cyber-espionage group responsible for attacks on corporate executives staying at …

Cybersecurity