Author: Cynthia Turcotte

Biocoin: Russian Green Initiative Builds a Better Tomorrow

Bitcoinist seized a unique chance to talk to Boris Akimov, CEO of BioCoin and an ICO committee chairman of the Russian Association of Cryptocurrency And Blockchain (RACAB), an advisory body for Presidential Administration. Boris helped us take a glimpse at the state of events in Russian crypto-community and updated us on the first legal token sale currently happening in Russia. BioCoin is apparently the next big thing in Russia and maybe not only in Russia due to its full legal compliance which so far resulted in formidable success in a country which is not exactly very cryptocurrency-friendly. Bitcoinist: Why is...

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WELL Telemedicine Project Cures from Crypto Neurosis to Achieve Hard Cap

The usual mornings for cryptocurrency traders have been starting out on-edge lately. Rate exchanges for crypto have been going up and down sporadically and no one can predict it’s path. The wheel of neurosis untwists with every piece of news about whales going to a certain cryptocurrency or another; just one glance at Markets List can make somebody insane. Until getting into crypto becomes as routine as going to the mall, each of us has to hold in their nerves by ourselves or try to get some help. “It’s insane!” – the most common definition of what is happening...

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Saifu: Enabling the Transition to a Digital Economy

Getting new users into the digital currency space is one of the biggest problems faced by the community at large today. Most new investors don’t know what they’re getting into, but Saifu is looking to streamline this process. On-Ramping New Users Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular by the day, as is made evident by the increasing number of users across networks and mainstreaming in the form of futures trading and hedge funds. While this is a very good thing for adoption, cryptocurrencies are still in their infancy. Most people don’t know a lot of important information needed...

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Revolutionizing Music Streaming with Voise, the First Music Platform on the Ethereum Blockchain

Artists not getting fairly paid for their content is a growing problem today, as music streaming services are cutting them out. Voise has a solution that will put the power back in the artist’s hands. Taking Advantage of Artists We live in an age where music creators aren’t getting paid the revenue they deserve for their work. The most recent lawsuit against Spotify is great evidence of that, with Wixen Music Publishing launching a $1.6 billion case. The company represents popular artists who are being taken advantage of, such as Neil Young, The Black Keys, and Tom Petty. And...

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Invisible War: How to Stop Being Screwed by Centralized Crypto Exchanges

The impetus behind Bitcoin’s success is, without doubt, society’s increasing demand decentralize money. Rapidly growing dissatisfaction with banks and governmental monetary policies have led people to seek new methods of storing and transferring value that would eliminate intermediaries, central authorities and regulators. Being controlled by an algorithm and maintained by a decentralized community of miners, blockchain-based cryptocurrencies have created endless opportunities for the underbanked and unbanked. Add to that the decreased risk of fraud, censorship, and forced inflation, and it’s no wonder that cryptocurrencies have gained so much popularity. Like all new technologies, however, there are growing pains. As the...

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Lessons Learned on the Roadshow – Attracting Investors: 4 Types of Asian Tigers

China attracts businessmen and women from around the world with tremendous growth potential. However, this market requires scrutiny. Sharing their experiences from their recent roadshow, Storiqa’s co-founders explain what to expect from the Asian market’s investors and look forward to collaborating with partners from all over the world to grow and develop e-commerce. Storiqa launched its token sale on November 28, 2017. The company is developing a marketplace on a scale similar to that of Amazon but with different outstanding features. During the token sale, several major Chinese investment and development companies expressed interest in Storiqa’s business and plans to...

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An Exclusive Interview with Blockchain-Based Lottery BitPlay Club

Feeling lucky? We certainly were when Bitcoinist had the opportunity to sit down with the team behind the hot new blockchain-based international lottery, BitPlay.Club. The crypto community is abuzz about BitPlay.Club, the new blockchain-based lottery players are flocking to in droves, thanks to an easy to use interface, better odds than many traditional lotteries, and an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability. Bitcoinist sat down with the platform’s team to learn more about what makes BitPlay.Club tick. Bitcoinist: What made you decide to launch a blockchain-based Bitcoin lottery? BP: When blockchain broke onto the scene, it began improving each and...

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See Dick. See Dick Call Bitcoin a Pyramid Scheme. Wrong, Dick. Wrong.

In an interview with CNBC earlier Tuesday, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard ‘Dick’ Kovacevich denounced Bitcoin as a pyramid scheme. First, it was economist Robert Schiller calling Bitcoin a “bubble”. Then JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon added his pontificating opinion to the mix, labeling it a “fraud.” Now it looks like Wall Street talking heads are doubling down on the stupid. Yesterday, in an interview on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, former Wells Fargo CEO Richard Kovacevich pronounced Bitcoin a pyramid scheme: I think it’s a pyramid scheme. It makes no sense. I’m just surprised it isn’t even lower....

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Exclusive Interview with Blockchain-based Consulting Platform Experty

In 2016, the global consulting services market was worth over $250 billion and that number is growing quickly. In addition to in-office consultations, many providers are incorporating an online consulting model as well. The problem facing these providers, however, is that the options available to track and facilitate payment for these online consultations are limited at best. Bitcoinist sat down with the Experty team to find out how their innovative blockchain-based consulting platform will revolutionize the way that consultants and their clients interact and do business online.  Bitcoinist: What was the main impetus behind Experty? ET: We founded Experty...

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Poking Holes in the Latest ‘Bitcoin is a Bubble’ Argument

The list of experts and talking heads eager to belly up to the bar and spout forth on why Bitcoin is a bubble and we’re all fools for believing in it is, as Goose would say, long, but distinguished. The latest expert to lend his voice to the bubble echo chamber is Columbia University professor Jeffrey D. Sachs. Sachs, who is also a published author and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, penned an article in The Boston Globe today wherein he explained in a very concise and easy to digest manner why Bitcoin is...

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