What the German bitcoin industry thinks about the block size debate

11. June 2015 // 0 Comments

The block size issue has split the community. Do we need bigger blocks? Does bitcoin need to become an everyday global payment mechanism, or does it serve well enough as a form of more expensive, but private and secure money? Should the size of the blocks be increased immediately, or not before every block is full? Should the size be increased from 1 to 20 MB, or is it better to raise it gradually? The German bitcoin scene appears to agree in its views on the matter. [...]

FIDOR Bank and Bitcoin.de launch Bitcoin Express trading system

23. February 2015 // 26 Comments

FIDOR Bank and Bitcoin.de launch Bitcoin Express trading system Europe’s largest Bitcoin market-place is set to become the world’s first trading platform with a direct connection to the classic banking system. As a result, transactions and trading in Bitcoins are not only more secure. Customers of FIDOR Bank AG and its partner Bitcoin.de can now trade Bitcoins within a matter of seconds and conduct the associated euro transactions too. [...]

What is the SuperNET?

12. January 2015 // 6 Comments

The idea behind SuperNET is simple. Take a series of coins that offer genuine innovation and unique advantages. Take a set of services for which there are known and significant markets, and to which cryptocurrency brings new advantages. Put them together under one user-friendly roof and allow everyone to enjoy the collective benefits. So says Brandon Hurst, english author for bitcoinblog.de. To be fair: Brandon is not objective. He has been involved in SuperNET since the beginning and has a financial interest in the project. In this article he gives some insight in SuperNET. [...]

Accounts certified: Bitcoin.de receives seal of approval

4. December 2014 // 2 Comments

Since the insolvency of MtGox back in February this year, many customers of Bitcoin companies have questioned whether their coins are secure. Customers of Bitcoin.de can now enjoy the certainty that they are. Europe’s largest Bitcoin marketplace has had its balances verified by an independent audit firm, after the marketplace and the auditors developed a unique method to verify existing stocks of coins. [...]

Bitcoin Monday Nijmegen

14. November 2014 // 0 Comments

Around the globe bitcoin enthusiasts gather periodically on Bitcoin Monday. In lieu of our brethren in Amsterdam, Bitcoin Monday Nijmegen is a monthly meetup held in the Nijmegen-Arnhem area. It’s happening again at Monday, 17. November, in the Café van OudsAugustijnenstraat 33, Nijmegen. Time: 7:00 PM. What will happen on the meetup? • Socialize with other great people interested in Bitcoin: newcomers, gurus and early pioneers, writers, entrepreneurs, economists, investors, activists, etc. • Demonstrate or pitch your latest Bitcoin project and engage in fascinating conversations. • Discuss topics on virtual currencies, such as: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Peercoin, Mastercoin, Open Transactions, OpenCoin.org, Ripple. Also, talk about social and economical effects of virtual [...]

Barcelona: Bitcoin Meetup @ BCNewt

9. November 2014 // 0 Comments

We welcome you to our next official meetup! The meeting space is cordially provided by BCNewt – a cool new co-working space in Barcelona. As always, this meetup is free to attend and it is intended to discuss bitcoins, as well as any other digital/crypto currencies. We share knowledge and insights into mining, trading and investing! We also give the opportunity to present your bitcoin business to others and learn about exciting new ventures. All talks and discussions are in English! Of course, Spanish speakers are free to have individual discussions in Spanish [...]

Bitcoin’s natural userbase

2. November 2014 // 1 Comment

The idea of a ‘natural partner’ was a common one in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the princes played their game of Cabinet Wars. It described the situation in which different princedoms were destined to be partners because they shared certain interests – whether territorial, economic or religious. So let’s consider who constitutes the ‘natural’ userbase of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. What groups share a motivation – economic or ideological – to make Bitcoin succeed and become a real currency used in a real [...]

Welcome to Bitcoin Stockholm The BTCX|News blog turns 1 year. We want to celebrate it with YOU!

2. November 2014 // 0 Comments

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4:30 PM, BTCX, Götgatan 22A, Stockholm: The BTCX|News blog turns 1 year. We want to celebrate it with YOU! Before the party, at 16:00, the afternoon will start with an introduction to bitcoin for people that are new to the concept, what it is, and what it does, by our marketing guy, Joakim. We will also teach those who are interested how to get your first bitcoin wallet and purchase your first bitcoin. Perfect for you who are new to bitcoin. Feel free to join this or drop in [...]
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