Author: JP Buntinx

JP is working hard to bring more credibility to the Bitcoin and blockchain news industry. Outside of being Europe Editor at Newsbtc, JP is also an active writer for the website, and does not shy away from letting his opinion be heard.
Bitcoin Does Not Fit The Hidden Agenda Of Mainstream Media. newsbtc

Bitcoin Does Not Fit The Hidden Agenda Of Mainstream Media No Comments

Mainstream media has never been keen on Bitcoin and digital currency unless they were able to spread misconceptions or create negative press that was based on speculation. The popular digital currency has seen various iterations of attacks by mainstream media throughout the years, but journalists are quickly running out of ammunition. If these same writers decided to learn about Bitcoin, rather th...


Symbiont Partnership With Gemalto Brings Smart Securities To Traditional Finance. newsbtc

Symbiont Partnership With Gemalto Brings Smart Securities To Traditional Finance No Comments

Whenever companies active in the world of digital security and blockchain startups meet, good things are bound to happen sooner or later. A recent partnership between Gemalto and Symbiont will lead to the use of smart contracts and other blockchain-based transactions in capital markets. The main goal of this collaboration is preventing illegal activities, such as forgery and theft. Also read: F...


Ukrainian Freelancers Can Now Accept Bitcoin Through Freelancehunt No Comments

Bitcoin is a very powerful tool to bring more financial freedom to people all over the world. One of the key groups of workers who could benefit from Bitcoin is freelancers. Dealing with different employers and different contracts is a big hassle, so the least a freelancer wants is to accept a uniform payment method that works all over the world. Despite best efforts by traditional finance, they a...


Cashila Bitcoin Exchange Adds SOFORT Payments For Instant Purchases

Cashila Bitcoin Exchange Adds SOFORT Payments For Instant Purchases No Comments

Bitcoin exchange platforms are looking at various ways to make the process of buying and selling Bitcoin more convenient for their users. Especially when it comes to buying Bitcoin, there is a growing need for faster payment solutions, as the price can act volatile at certain times. Novice users want to top up their exchange account balances in a heartbeat, and Cashila has integrated SOFORT bankin...


Chinese Mining Pools Worried About Immature Segregated Witness Proposal No Comments

As if the Bitcoin community was not sick and tired of the ongoing block size debate just yet, it looks like the Chinese miners have come to a consensus of their own. The plan is to reject any forking of Bitcoin that does not gain 90% consensus or more while still favoring a 2 MB block size increase. During a recent meeting between mining pool operators, various security concerns associated with Se...


Coinify And Bitcoin Vietnam Partner To Launch Payment Processing Services. newsbtc

Coinify And Bitcoin Vietnam Partner To Launch Payment Processing Services No Comments

Putting Bitcoin into the hands of as many as possible is the right way forward, but there are a lot of challenges ahead. In the Western world, Bitcoin users have been somewhat spoiled thanks to overwhelming support from merchants and businesses. But over in Asia, and more particularly Vietnam, the Bitcoin landscape is vastly different. A recent partnership between Coinify and Bitcoin Vietnam bring...


What Mainstream Media Will Not Tell You About Bitcoin. newsbtc

What Mainstream Media Will Not Tell You About Bitcoin No Comments

To many people, the concept of Bitcoin as a whole is incredibly difficult to grasp. It all comes down to how one looks at Bitcoin, as there are various angles to this technological marvel. A lot of people see Bitcoin as just another form of money, which begs the question as to how they can use this innovative payment over IP tool to their benefit. Consumers can benefit from digital currency in mul...


Popular Chinese VPN Providers Can Learn From Bitcoins Encryption Methods. newsbtc

Popular Chinese VPN Providers Can Learn From Bitcoin’s Encryption Methods No Comments

Using the Internet in China has always been a bit of a struggle, simply because the government is very restrictive regarding which content can be accessed by residents. To counter this problem, many Chinese Internet users have signed up for VPN services to bypass the Great Firewall. But as it turns out, even those services are not free from government surveillance, as their lackluster encryption t...


The Blockchain Should Not Just Be Used To Issue Digitized Fiat Currency. newsbtc

The Blockchain Should Not Just Be Used To Issue Digitized Fiat Currency No Comments

With so many countries around the world keeping a close eye on the evolution of consumer payments, drastic changes are bound to happen sooner or later. Norway is looking to get rid of cash payments altogether while the United Kingdom is being urged to embrace the blockchain and digital currency. But what would to happen if various countries around the world suddenly decided to create their own di...


F2Pool Welcomes Bitcoin Classic Hard Forking Solution But Does Not Actively Support it

F2Pool Welcomes Bitcoin Classic Hard Forking Solution But Does Not Actively Support it No Comments

The ongoing Bitcoin block size debate is causing a fair bit of controversy and concern within and outside of the Bitcoin community. Even though everybody wants to see an overwhelming consensus support for either Bitcoin Core or Bitcoin Classic, a lot of the “voting power” lies with the Chinese mining pools. Whereas a few people misinterpreted support for Bitcoin Classic by F2Pool and HaoBTC, i...


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