Economic Instability and Bitcoin: Why are Bitcoin Trades on the Uptick in Brazil?

If you’ve been following along with my previous posts here on Altcoinpress, you’ve seen my articles regarding the Greece economic crisis and the role bitcoin has played. On the other side of the world, we have an interestingly similar event unfolding. Brazil is in the midst of a 9.6 percent inflation rate, and the unemployment

Cryptocurrency as a Career? Universities Offering Digital Currency Classes

Digital currency has grown to be its own industry, a niche that offers a dynamic financial future. More and more people are turning to the decentralized economy offered by digital currency to escape governmental regulations and to remain under the radar. In fact, the total number of people using digital currency is unknown, but the

Transmission 45 – Bitcoin XT and the Block Size Debate

This week on Transmission, Theo and his guests cover the block size debate. The discussion around the block size limit and a possible fork of bitcoin via bitcoin XT has caused a lot of heated discussion recently. What Will Happen? There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in regards to what might happen in

CRIME: Bitcoin Geeksters Blackmail Ashley Madison Victims

As the price of Bitcoin continues its devastating plunge towards zero, users of the Darkweb currency have discovered a new way to utilize their crypto knowledge – download the Ashley Madison database and begin blackmailing sex-crazed womanizers. Cute College Vixens On Tuesday, hackers released the private information of 32 million customers who had used the

Is Cryptocurrency the New Gold? Why Greece is Rolling Out 1,000 Bitcoin ATMs

If you read one of my previous articles, It’s Greek to Me: What a Financial Crisis Means for Cryptocurrency, then you might remember my closing question. Basically, I wanted to know what the Greek economic crisis and the surge of Bitcoin interest meant for economies around the world. At the time of my last writing,

Bitstamp Stays in New York Despite BitLicense Exodus

In June 2015, New York officially adopted BitLicense, a framework of regulations aimed at digital currency companies that either do business in New York State or do business with New York State residents. New York is the first state in the U.S. to impose such regulations. August 8, 2015, was the deadline for such digital

Transmission 44 – Exclusive Interview with BTC Art Gallery

This week on Transmission, Theo Goodman interviews the BTC Art Gallery which features the latest in Bitcoin Art. The new “Bitcoin Deal with it” is an adaptation of the classic “Deal with it” meme. The “Deal with it meme” is a universal response to disapproval, “the cool guy retort”. Chinese Dragon At the American Bankers

It’s Greek to Me: What a Financial Crisis Means for Cryptocurrency

As people in the United States celebrated Independence Day last month, the Greek populace was on-edge after an international bailout was rejected. Since then, a bailout strategy has been put in place. It doesn’t really look like the Greek economy will see a large change from the injected funds, but that’s a different story. The

CRIME: Psycho Bomber: Buying a Glock with Bitcoin Was ‘Like Buying Bar of Chocolate’

(UK) — The fate of Liam Lyburd, 19, a deranged teen hacker accused of planning a mass murder at his former college in Newcastle, is now in the hands of a jury. The crypto teen pleaded guilty to nine charges related to making five pipe bombs, two home-made explosive devices, possessing a handgun, bullets and

Transmission 43 with Flavien Charlon from Coinprism

The “blocksize debate” which is really the blocksize limit debate is an ongoing discussion. Currently the limit is 1MB, when Flavion was asked his opinion on the debate he said: “I think it is going to have to happen (some kind of increase) otherwise we have this limit of 7 transactions per sec. There are