The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

New Altcoin Promotes Fitness with 'Proof of Sweat'
Mining bitcoins chews up a lot of computing power for no other purpose than to sustain the network.
Dignitas International: Bitcoin Holds Promise for Non-Profits
With the initiative, Dignitas hopes to reach a whole new pool of donors for whom bitcoin technology can help pass these incremental savings on to life-changing projects in the region.
Why We Need All The Altcoins We Can Get
The cryptocurrency markets are littered with crummy coins that add little technical merit to the coins that they cloned, and which have no clear goal or community backing.
BitHalo: Smart Contracts Without The Block Chain Bloat
BitHalo allows two parties to engage in a broad variety of smart contracts without having to pay any fees or overhead costs.
New Conference to Highlight Isle of Man's Growing Bitcoin Economy
Lieutenant Governor and the British Queen's personal representative Adam Wood is set to headline the first annual Crypto Valley Summit on the Isle of Man next month.
Why Japan Fell in Love with Monacoin, the Cat Meme Cryptocurrency
Never mind the cute Shiba Inu of dogecoin, people in Japan are falling for a new Internet meme-based cryptocurrency - the locally invented and cat-logoed 'monacoin'.
The Promise and Pitfalls of Crypto Crowdfunding
CoinSummit London saw a number of notable speakers, panels and announcements during its two-day run this July, but those issued by Swarm, a crowdfunding platform that seeks to use cryptocurrency to empower industry businesses, may have passed under the radar.
Moolah Acquires Troubled Altcoin Exchange MintPal
Jul 28, 2014 at 17:40 UTCUpdated Jul 29, 2014 at 12:48 UTC. Moopay LTD, the digital currency service provider more commonly known as Moolah, has purchased MintPal, the altcoin exchange which recently suffered from a severe hack that compromised nearly $2m in customer funds.
The 9 Biggest Screwups in Bitcoin History
Do you know where your bitcoins are right now? Hopefully they're still in your wallet where you left them, but the history of bitcoin is littered with human error, poorly implemented software and heists that would make even the most hardened of Wild West outlaws tip their hat in respect.
The MintPal Fallout, Viacoin's Big Haul and an Altcoin for Kids
From new service launches to catastrophic conclusions to altcoin projects, the ups and downs of the altcoin ecosystem still show no sign of abating as we head into the final days of July.
8 Million Vericoin Hack Prompts Hard Fork to Recover Funds
Digital currency exchange platform MintPal has suffered a successful hack attack that resulted in the loss millions of vericoins from its hot wallet.
Expresscoin Raises $150k in Funding from Bitcoin Shop
Jul 14, 2014 at 15:25 UTCUpdated Sep 10, 2014 at 10:32 UTC. Digital currency-only online retail outlet Bitcoin Shop has announced a $150,000 investment in cryptocurrency-buying service expresscoin.
Swedish Parliamentary Candidate to Raise Bitcoin-Only Campaign Funds
As of 10th July his campaign accepts donations exclusively in bitcoin.
All Things Alt: McShibe Burgers, E-Sports Currencies and a Game of Coins
With July underway and the summer of 2014 shaping up to be a big one for digital currencies of all kinds, let's take a look at a couple of the recent happenings in alt that could have long-term effects on the altcoin movement.
5 Global Problems Bitcoin's Proof of Work Can Help Solve
It is possible that when compared to rare metals, bitcoin mining is not as wasteful in terms of environmental impact, but it remains clear that there could be better and more efficient uses of cryptocurrency mining power than solving arbitrary cryptographic problems.
Independent Scotland Could be 'Cryptocurrency Testbed'
Guy Debelle, the assistant governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, believes Scotland could become a testbed for cryptocurrencies if it gains independence from the UK. Debelle's remarks were addressed to the audience at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville event in London, in a rather unconventional fashion for a banker: in a T-shirt, speaking through a telepresence robot.
Poloniex Claims All Customers Repaid Following March Bitcoin Hack
Jul 2, 2014 at 14:29 UTCUpdated Aug 20, 2014 at 15:12 UTC. US digital currency exchange Poloniex has released a new update on the customer repayment plan it implemented following the loss of 12.3% of its total bitcoins in a March attack.
HolyTransaction Bets Big on Universal Cryptocurrency Wallet
HolyTransaction is a new cryptocurrency company that wants to be the market leader in the often speculative world of alternative digital currencies, and believes it stands to make big gains in the market by doing so.
Expresscoin Expands Into Canada, Offers Debit Card Payments
Jul 1, 2014 at 12:48 UTCUpdated Jul 1, 2014 at 12:56 UTC. Digital currency retailer expresscoin has launched a Canadian branch of its business, in the first phase of its expansion beyond the US market.
What Would You Buy With 30,000 Bitcoins?
The US Marshals are auctioning off 30,000 BTC. In 2009, that wouldn't have been worth very much, but at the time of writing, CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index puts that at a cool $17,610,000.
Vericoin: The Altcoin You Can Spend Wherever Bitcoin is Accepted
Vericoin has launched an innovative and potentially game-changing approach to gaining merchant acceptance that could shake up the altcoin world should the service gain broader usage.
MaidSafe COO Reflects on Lessons Learned from Crowdsale
Computers running MaidSafe talk to others on the network to create a large storage array.
Max Keiser Talks Altcoins, Investment and Political Disruption
To get a perspective on the possible road ahead, All Things Alt caught up with Max Keiser, host of The Keiser Report, guru for maxcoin, and one of the leading voices behind StartCOIN, a new altcoin-powered crowdfunding initiative.
Bolivia's Central Bank Bans Bitcoin
Jun 19, 2014 at 19:30 UTCUpdated Jun 20, 2014 at 11:58 UTC. El Banco Central de Bolivia, the central bank of the South American nation, has officially banned any currency or coins not issued or regulated by the government, including bitcoin and a list of other cryptocurrencies including namecoin, peercoin, Quark, primecoin and feathercoin.
Cai-Capital Opens Up UK Property to Foreign Cryptocurrency Investors
Jun 19, 2014 at 18:45 UTC. Since the bitcoin price rose sharply last year, the sale of properties for the digital currency has become, if not commonplace, definitely a growing trend - albeit for more luxury properties.
Mining Roundup: BBB Warning, Alpha Technology and a Pool Attack
Succeeding in the cryptocurrency mining industry over the long term may require thinking outside of the box.
StartCOIN's Crowdfunding Twist, World Cup Fever and Vertcoin
Any superstitious altcoin enthusiasts out there? Today marks the coincidence of both Friday the 13th and the full moon, an appropriate way to end yet another week in the digital currency world.
How Cryptocurrency Mining Could Help Archive Society's Important Data
The latest one comes from a research team that wants to use a cryptocurrency network to store archival data.
All Things Alt: A Dogecoin Wedding, Ire Over Isracoin and Crypto Commodities Go Wild
Relaxing after a long week in the alternative digital currency world? If so, it's time to kick back, count your coins and remember that we're all here to have fun.
Facebook Approves First Cryptocurrency Tipping Apps
Jun 6, 2014 at 10:27 UTCUpdated Jun 6, 2014 at 20:15 UTC. Facebook has approved two new cryptocurrency tipping apps, according to the small team of dogecoin enthusiasts that developed them.