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Interviews 17 April 2019
Umnai’s Angelo Dalli: Blockchain, AI will bring transparency to art world
Artificial Intelligence is starting to paint works for art, and blockchain will transform how it can be priced and sold.
Interviews 16 April 2019
Silvio Schembri: Malta provides holistic environment for all blockchain operators
Maltese Minister Silvio Schembri discusses with CoinGeek the nation’s significant breakthroughs that earned them the title, “Blockchain Island.”
Interviews 15 April 2019
DQR’s Kristian Haehndel: Education is part of Satoshi’s Vision
DQR’s Kristian Haehndel joined us to talk about increasing adoption through accessible products, education, and the unique opportunities of Malta.
Interviews 12 April 2019
Erich Erstu on how CryptoGraffiti data mines the blockchain
Erich Erstu joined us at a CoinGeek conference to discuss CryptoGraffiti, and what drew him to Bitcoin.
Interviews 10 April 2019
Kristy-Leigh Minehan: Bitcoin should work, but not be seen
For Bitcoin to truly gain global adoption, Kristy-Leigh Minehan told us it needs to make good with governments, make life easier for businesses, and be nearly invisible to users.
Interviews 9 April 2019
Jimmy Nguyen: If you believe in Bitcoin, you believe in Bitcoin SV
Bitcoin Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen joined us to talk about Bitcoin SV’s recent achievements and its future plans.
Interviews 4 April 2019
Unisot’s Stephan Nilsson on building distributed database with Bitcoin
For Norwegian startup company Unisot, the Bitcoin blockchain is a key element the industry needs today to build “a distributed database that all companies can use.”
Events 4 April 2019
CoinGeek Conference Toronto after-party teaser
We are bringing the tropics to the cold North as CoinGeek founder Calvin Ayre throws an after-party with a Caribbean flavor at the CoinGeek conference in Toronto!
Interviews 2 April 2019
CoolBitX CEO Michael Ou on security, convenience with CoolWallet S
Michael Ou’s company, CoolBitX, is focused on providing common sense solutions to difficult security problems in the crypto space. With CoolWallet S, they are providing the best of both security and accessibility.
Interviews 1 April 2019
Dr. Craig Wright: Just like all of us, data wants value too
Dr. Craig Wright joined us to explain how nChain is approaching work on the MetaNet, and how Bitcoin SV does things better than the rest.
Interviews 13 March 2019
Jimmy Nguyen: With Bitcoin SV, fees are decided on ‘transparent, auditable’ open market
For the Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen, the EU fine on Mastercard is a clear indication why merchants should shift towards cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin SV (BSV).
Interviews 11 March 2019
CopPay CEO Ina Samovich: Making crypto payments easier drives adoption
CopPay is making accepting crypto payments easier for businesses, and as a result, adoption is going up in Europe.
Interviews 6 March 2019
Naojiro Hisada shares Rakuten’s blockchain, cryptocurrency initiatives
One of the key topics at the Japan Blockchain Conference in Yokohama is the use of blockchain in various industries and enterprises. Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten shared the firm's key blockchain-related initiatives.
Interviews 5 March 2019
Circle’s Jack Liu: Crypto exchanges ‘right on the cusp’ of innovation
Jack Liu believes the market, and exchanges, are at an evolution point, where they need to prove what they can do and attract users.
Interviews 4 March 2019
Bitcoin World: Tokyo
In this episode of Bitcoin World, Founding President of the Bitcoin Association Jimmy Nguyen and nChain Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright hang out in Tokyo, Japan—the home of tech, finance, and the honorific home of the mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
Interviews 27 February 2019
Binde CEO Rogelio Reyna: Bitcoin SV adds stability for businesses
The Bitcoin SV blockchain doesn’t just revolutionize the internet, it also creates new business models for manufacturing.
Interviews 25 February 2019
How can crypto reach mass adoption? ‘Keep on building,’ says Centbee CEO Angus Brown
Angus Brown joined CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero to discuss the current state of the crypto market, and the challenges Centbee is overcoming to offer Bitcoin SV wallets to the world.
Interviews 22 February 2019
BrewDog UK’s Martin Dempster: Bitcoin SV provides clarity
BrewDog is confident in the stability and clarity that Bitcoin SV provides, and expects it will provide a springboard into the future.
Interviews 13 February 2019
bComm Founding President Jimmy Nguyen: No limits for Bitcoin SV
bComm Association Founding President Jimmy Nguyen recently joined our CoinGeek’s Stephanie Towers to talk about how BSV is evolving with increase OP_RETURN limits, increased block sizes, and enterprise applications for the only protocol to follow Satoshi’s original vision.
Interviews 11 February 2019
Kaspar Korjus: Distributed tech show you don’t need to trust any gov’t employee
How can technologies like distributed ledger help countries stay relevant? In Estonia’s case, the answer is simple: it helps gain trust between the government and the people.
Interviews 7 February 2019
Dominic Frisby: The future economy will need cryptocurrency
Dominic Frisby has a clear vision of what the future holds, for both cryptourrency and the world at large.
Interviews 1 February 2019
Memo SV makes for true connections
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero got to speak with Memo.cash founder Jason Chavannes on the potential of decentralized social networks.
Interviews 29 January 2019
Bitcoin SV wins the Coinify seal of approval
Coinify, a Copenhagen-based payment gateway, has just added Bitcoin SV (BSV) to the 15 or so cryptocurrencies it supports.
Interviews 9 January 2019
Jerry Chan on redefining ‘Bitcoin to the moon’
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to SBI Holdings Crypto Dept.’s Jerry Chan on his ideas to make crypto mining more productive and sustainable.
Interviews 8 January 2019
Ryan X. Charles believes in the economic vision of Bitcoin SV
Ryan X Charles, the CEO of the easy to use BSV payment system, joined CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero to discuss why he is such a fierce proponent of the digital currency, and what’s coming up next for his company.
Interviews 8 January 2019
A souvenir of the birth of Bitcoin: your chance to own a little piece of history
10 years ago Bitcoin genesis block was established. To celebrate this pivotal moment for the industry Commemorative Silver Coins were created. Inside each of 60gm fine silver coins there’s a capsule with the genesis block encoded in DNA. A total of 42 coins were made with 21 being auctioned.
Interviews 27 December 2018
GAP600 CEO Daniel Lipshitz: Bitcoin enables privatization of money
Daniel Lipshitz, CEO of GAP600, spoke to Coingeek’s Becky Liggero about the privatization of money through Bitcoin, how to gain adoption, and why fast, safe transactions are a must to customer experience.
Interviews 26 December 2018
Michael Hudson explains how Bitstocks provides holistic banking experience with Bitcoin SV
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to Bitstocks CEO Michael Hudson on the launch of the company’s Gravity banking ecosystem, powered by Bitcoin SV.
Interviews 18 December 2018
How Dr. Craig Wright’s Bitcoin SV-powered Metanet maximizes value for all
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to nChain’s Dr. Craig Wright on how his Metanet will revolutionize how people do business.
Interviews 17 December 2018
Centbee’s Lorien Gamaroff: Bitcoin SV alone is committed to sound money
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero recently interviewed Centbee CEO Lorien Gamaroff, on his choice of Bitcoin SV for the company’s products.
Interviews 13 December 2018
nChain’s Jimmy Nguyen: ‘There’s finally a stable Bitcoin protocol that just wants to scale’
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero chatted with nChain’s Jimmy Nguyen on the sidelines of the CoinGeek Week conference, where they discussed his—and the community’s—excitement for the future of Bitcoin SV.
Interviews 12 December 2018
Why Squire Mining CEO Taras Kulyk is excited for the future
Squire Mining CEO Taras Kulyk spoke with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero about their recent agreement with CoinGeek, and the future he sees for the company.
Interviews 12 December 2018
HandCash’s Alex Agut: With Bitcoin SV, we have that stability we can rely on
The Handcash CEO revealed some of the exciting projects that the company has been working on over the year—all centered on making and receiving payments easier thanks to Bitcoin SV.
Interviews 11 December 2018
Dr. Craig Wright discusses adversity and one simple Bitcoin
Dr. Craig Wright discusses overcoming adversity, why Bitcoin technology must be simple to use, and why there must only be one Bitcoin for it to realize its potential.
Interviews 10 December 2018
Tokenized’s James Belding: Bitcoin SV presents ‘huge opportunity to standardize’ business communications
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to James Belding on the sidelines of the recently held CoinGeek Week Conference about Tokenized, and how the project will bring about a standardized ledger to the world.
Interviews 6 December 2018
E&S Group’s Dr. Christian Ellul: Crypto businesses get ‘Rolls Royce treatment’ in Malta
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to E&S Group Director Dr. Christian Ellul on the regulatory environment in Malta for both cryptocurrencies and gaming.
Interviews 6 December 2018
Pay in Bitcoin SV using Elizabeth White’s reloadable White Card
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero caught up with White Company CEO Elizabeth White, who’s spreading merchant adoption with her various products.
Interviews 5 December 2018
Bitstocks’ Michael Hudson: For miners to feel truly secure, ‘we need genuine merchants’
In this interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, Bitstocks founder Michael Hudson explains what makes Bitcoin, Bitcoin.
Interviews 4 December 2018
BadChain’s Leo Leiman adds style to the blockchain world
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to BadChain founder Leo Leiman, who is ready to show off his blockchain-themed apparel in whatever conference he attends.
Events 20 November 2018
Alex Agut: Cashport ‘takes care of all complexities’ for businesses on Bitcoin BCH
HandCash co-founder Alex Agut took the stage at the recently held London BCH Speakers Series II, an event organized by Cryptartica, to share a glimpse of how Cashport will bring about “new money movement” for the world with Bitcoin BCH.
Interviews 16 November 2018
Joannes Vermorel: The first step for Bitcoin data management is to shift from full blockchain to UTXO
Joannes Vermorel, founder of quantitative supply chain Lokad, talks about how the Terab project’s main goal is to make the word UTXO challenge so boring that people wouldn’t even describe it as a challenge anymore.
Business 24 October 2018
Now you can buy beer with crypto, thanks to CoinGeek and friends
Together with CoinGeek and wallet-provider Centbee, Brewdog helped their first guests to download a wallet and then gave them free Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to put in it and spend at the bar.
Interviews 22 October 2018
David Paterson: Blockchain to benefit from oversight
CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower spoke to former New York governor David Paterson about how clear regulations could make for a more beneficial blockchain industry.
Events 19 October 2018
CoinGeek spreads the word about Bitcoin Cash
CoinGeek took its message into the heart of a sector that crypto is set to disrupt when it set out its stall - literally - at London’s PayExpo show this week. The event claims to be the UK’s largest devoted to payment businesses and technologies.
Interviews 18 October 2018
‘It’s time for Bitcoin BCH to grow up’: Jimmy Nguyen explains the importance of Bitcoin SV
In this interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, the nChain CEO discusses the three pillars of Bitcoin SV—stability, scalability, and security.
Interviews 17 October 2018
James Clapper: Blockchain has great potential for ‘disaggregated’ transactions
CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower spoke with Lt. Gen. (Ret) James Clapper on how governments can harness blockchain technology.
Interviews 15 October 2018
Xona Partners’ Riad Hartani: First blockchain applications are in Africa
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to Riad Hartani of Xona Partners, who looks at how blockchain technology will impact markets across the world.
Interviews 10 October 2018
Healid’s Bert Kastel seeks to fulfill blockchain’s promise—to advance humanity
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero recently interviewed Healid founder Bert Kastel, who has helped spread the message of blockchain through organizing conferences such as the Transform Africa summit.
Interviews 9 October 2018
BTCC’s Bobby Lee: The essence of Bitcoin is that now information is money
CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower spoke to Bobby Lee, CEO and co-founder of BTCC, on the significance of cryptocurrencies and blockchain in general to society.
Interviews 3 October 2018
Jimmy Nguyen: There are too many tokens in the world
In this interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, nChain CEO Jimmy Nguyen shares gave his thoughts on how to spread the word about Bitcoin Cash (BCH) around the world.
Interviews 1 October 2018
Ricardo Sancho: At the end of the day, crypto price is not the most important factor
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to Cryptartica’s Ricardo Sancho on growing the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) economy through real markets.
Interviews 26 September 2018
CyberCapital’s Alex Fauvel chooses Bitcoin BCH
Alex Fauvel, analyst for CyberCapital BV, discusses with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero the advantages of cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin Cash (BCH), compared to central bank-issued fiat notes.
Interviews 24 September 2018
Dr. Craig Wright on how Bitcoin BCH will open Africa to global trade
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero caught up with Dr. Craig Wright, chief scientist of nChain, to discuss what Bitcoin Cash (BCH) can bring to developing countries around the world.
Interviews 19 September 2018
BitGuild’s Jared Psigoda: Blockchain gives power to the gamers
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero recently spoke to Jared Psigoda on the use of blockchain in gaming, and what could be expected from here on.
Interviews 18 September 2018
Jimmy Nguyen: Bitcoin BCH to be more massively adopted in African countries
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to nChain CEO Jimmy Nguyen while in Kigali, Rwanda, on Africa’s potential for adoption of Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Interviews 17 September 2018
James Howells on BCH: This is the real Bitcoin
In this Coinversation with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, crypto pioneer James Howells talks about how his crypto journey started and why he’s a big proponent of Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
Interviews 12 September 2018
Chamapesa’s Michael Kimani helps Kenyans change their views on blockchain
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero got to speak with Michael Kimani, who, with his company Chamapesa, is bringing the 21st century to the practices of social savings groups in Kenya.
Interviews 11 September 2018
Sandra Ro: Blockchain is about human connectivity
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to Sandra Ro, CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council, who mused on the impact of blockchain across different industries.
Interviews 10 September 2018
Gregory Van den Bergh: Security tokens are the next wave in crypto
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke with Bankorus CEO and founder Gregory Van den Bergh on the disruptions coming to the blockchain and financial industries.
Interviews 5 September 2018
Handcash’s Alex Agut: Real crypto adoption has not happened—yet
CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower chatted with Alex Agut, co-founder of HandCash, on making Bitcoin Cash (BCH) easier for the everyman to use.
Interviews 4 September 2018
Dr. Craig Wright: Young Africans want to be part of the world of tech
In this interview with CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero, nChain chief scientist Dr. Craig Wright talks about how today is the time of great innovation in Africa, particularly blockchain technology.
Interviews 3 September 2018
Vin Armani: Bitcoin is always supposed to be instant
CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower spoke with CoinText CTO Vin Armani about the app’s ability to reach people who otherwise would have no use for blockchain technology, and how similar phenomena are becoming more common.
Interviews 29 August 2018
Dr. Craig Wright wants Bitcoin BCH-powered tokens for everything
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke to Dr. Craig Wright at the Blockchain Summit London about tokenization on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) chain, and what can be expected in the future.
Interviews 28 August 2018
Norbert Haguma: Africans need to understand what blockchain is about
CoinGeek's Becky Liggero spoke with Norbert Haguma, who discussed how blockchain was going to revolutionize systems in Africa.
Interviews 27 August 2018
Jerry Chan: You shouldn’t just be ideological, blockchain should be profitable
Jerry Chan, chief of digital asset solutions at Tokyo-based fintech company SBI Bits, discussed with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower the potential of cryptocurrencies in the coming years.
Interviews 22 August 2018
Lorien Gamaroff: Merchant adoption is going to drive crypto growth
Coingeek’s Stephanie Tower spoke to Centbee CEO Lorien Gamaroff on how entrepreneurs like him have a part in bringing cryptocurrency use to the mainstream.
Interviews 21 August 2018
Regulators need to participate in crypto conferences, LivQuik’s Mohit Lalvani says
CoinGeek’s Becky Liggero spoke with Mohit Lalvani, who launched India's first cryptocurrency wallet—QuikWallet—in 2012, about his dealings as a blockchain pioneer with government regulators in the country.
Interviews 20 August 2018
Jihan Wu: ICOs are ‘unsustainable financial bubble’
Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu recently talked cryptocurrencies with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower, advising caution to investors eager to make a killing off initial coin offerings (ICOs).
Interviews 15 August 2018
Adjustments to block size increases up ahead, Bitcoin ABC’s Amaury Sechet says
CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower caught up recently with Bitcoin ABC’s lead developer Amaury Sechet, who sees Bitcoin Cash as having a significant role in the development of a truly global payment system.
Interviews 13 August 2018
Jonas Odman: Bitcoin Cash is the new Neteller for online poker players
CoinGeek's Stephanie Tower engages Global Poker CCO Jonas Odman, who is also known as the godfather of poker recreational model, in a coinversation about the advantages of integrating Bitcoin Cash in sectors like gambling.
Interviews 6 August 2018
The strongest reason to on board into crypto? Ability to earn money, Ryan X. Charles says
The Money Button enables any website to integrate the same Yours.org micropayment button allowing its reader to pay to read or “buy” a single article. The goal, Ryan X. Charles said, is to on board normal mainstream users to cryptocurrency by giving them the ability to earn money.
Interviews 30 July 2018
Bitcoin World: Rwanda
In the first episode of the Bitcoin Cash world tour, nChan CEO Jimmy Nguyen and Chief Scientist Dr. Craig Wright went around Rwanda to spread the message of Bitcoin BCH.
Interviews 24 July 2018
Dale Dickins: Filipinos are the ideal audience to get Bitcoin Cash moving
In this coinversation with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower, TheBitcoinDoco creator Dale Dickins talks about educating the “unbanked” in the Philippines via the country’s undisputed king of the road—BCH Jeepney.
Interviews 23 July 2018
Joannes Vermorel: Bitcoin BCH will keep transaction fees ‘vanishingly low’ forever
In this coinversation with CoinGeek's Stephanie Tower, Lokad founder Joannes Vermorel discusses what the Bitcoin Cash community has been doing to ensure that its commitment to keep BCH transaction fees "vanishingly low" forever remains intact.
Interviews 19 July 2018
Roger Ver: Bitcoin Cash is money for the world
In this coinversation with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver explains what Bitcoin Cash needs to become “cash for the world.”
Interviews 17 July 2018
Tony Fernandes: With AirAsia’s BigPay e-wallet, remittances will be democratized
In this coinversation with CoinGeek's Stephanie Tower, AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes talks about democratizing remittances with e-wallet BigPay.
Interviews 16 July 2018
Better user interfaces needed for Bitcoin commerce to emerge, nChain chief says
In this coinversation with CoinGeek's Stephanie Tower, nChain CEO Jimmy Nguyen talks about why he's looking beyond the excitement of Bitcoin Cash's successes and focusing on the realism that it's time to get to the real work of making it the most usable electronic cash system in the world.
Interviews 13 July 2018
Christina Storey: To be a good crypto investor, think with a defensive attitude
In this Coinversation with CoinGeek’s Stephanie Tower, Blockchain Initiative partner Christina Storey breaks down the key elements a good, strong crypto investor should cultivate—a form of indifference, skepticism, and willingness to recognize unforeseen events.
Interviews 10 July 2018
Dr. Craig Wright: Atomic age is taking Bitcoin back to the original goal
In this Coinversation with CoinGeek.com's Stephanie Tower, the nChain chief scientist explains how Bitcoin's atomic age will bring the cryptocurrency "back to the original goal."
Interviews 2 July 2018
Colin Goltra: 75% of Filipinos don’t have access to traditional financial services
Colin Goltra, of Coins.ph, sits down with CoinGeek's Stephanie Tower for a Coinversation on Philippines' cryptocurrency market, and how the crypto wallet is providing digital financial services to the "unbanked" population.
Interviews 19 June 2018
Andrew Clifford: Network effect is terribly important for cryptocurrency
In this edition of CoinGeek Coinversation, Andrew Clifford explains what Bitcoin Cash has been doing to enable larger blocks and achieve significant on-chain scaling of the Bitcoin network.
Interviews 17 May 2018
Jimmy Nguyen: Bitcoin Cash can function for higher level technical programming
nChain has started working on a proof-of-concept for a high level language and associated compiler that will enable programming with more sophisticated language capabilities, more sophisticated applications on Bitcoin Cash.
Interviews 16 May 2018
Lorien Gamaroff: If Bitcoin experience is same as WhatsApp, Twitter, adoption will grow a lot more
In South Africa, cryptocurrency's push for mainstream adoption is getting a boost from a Bitcoin wallet called Centbee, which is helping South African expats send money to their family back home.
Interviews 15 May 2018
Emil Oldenburg: We don’t really need Ethereum’s complicated features
Tokenization and smart contracts bring Bitcoin Cash directly head-to-head against Ethereum, a network that Bitcoin.com co-founder and CTO Emil Oldenburg described as “very complex.”
Interviews 14 May 2018
Ryan X. Charles: Best crypto use case is ‘ability to earn money on the Internet’
Yours.org allows users to earn Bitcoin Cash not just for creating good content, but also for finding and moderating informative submissions.
Interviews 11 May 2018
Dr. Craig Wright: The more you attack the Bitcoin network, the more profitable it becomes
Dr. Craig Wright, chief scientist of the nChain Group, sits down to discuss the May 15 Bitcoin Cash network upgrade and how it will make the BCH chain more robust, paving the way for the creation of “the true internet of money.”
Interviews 10 May 2018
Joannes Vermorel: Plan ahead to keep Bitcoin Cash network ‘super reliable, super low cost’
CoinGeek.com’s Stephanie Tower talks to Lokad founder Joannes Vermorel why planning ahead is important so that the Bitcoin Cash network continues to enable reliable, low cost, and fast transactions.
Interviews 9 May 2018
Roger Ver: If you don’t think Bitcoin should be usable as cash, it’s not Bitcoin
CoinGeek.com’s Stephanie Tower chats with Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver about Bitcoin Cash and how the cryptocurrency will bring economic freedom to the world.
Interviews 7 May 2018
Jerry Chan: Cryptocurrency mainstream adoption starts from grassroots
CoinGeek.com’s Stephanie Tower talks to Jerry Chan, chief of Digital Assets Solutions of SBI Bits, about the road ahead for Bitcoin Cash and why grassroots support is important for the cryptocurrency to reach mainstream level of adoption.
Interviews 11 April 2018
Calvin Ayre: Bitcoin Cash is a movement
Antiguan entrepreneur Calvin Ayre described ICO-focused Token2049 as “a multi-level marketing conference,” whereas Satoshi’s Vision “focused on making fundamental changes to the society.”
Interviews 20 March 2018
Jimmy Nguyen: The Bitcoin world needs more positivity
CoinGeek.com’s Becky Liggero sat down with Jimmy Nguyen, CEO of the nChain Group, for an interesting discussion about collaboration and positivity, and how these factors will ignite the growth of Bitcoin Cash.
Events 2 March 2018
Gaming execs, crypto industry leaders join CoinPoint at Bitcoin Cash Party in London
The event celebrated the use of Bitcoin Cash as a sustainable electronic cash system that enables faster, safer, more efficient global transactions.
Interviews 19 February 2018
Zach Piester: Blockchain startups biggest task is ‘to build things that matter’
The practical vision of any blockchain-based startup is “to build products and solutions and applications that people want,” he says.
Interviews 14 February 2018
John McAfee on easing fear from government regulation of cryptocurrencies
Computer programmer and entrepreneur John McAfee explains why banks and governments are afraid of cryptocurrencies.
Events 12 February 2018
CoinGeek bComm Conference rounds up Bitcoin’s biggest minds for one-of-a-kind event
At the inaugural conference, top speakers will present a better way to accept payments and send money—or how to revolutionize transactions for the future.
Interviews 5 February 2018
Digital cash is the ‘killer feature’ in Satoshi white paper, says Bitcoin ABC’s Amaury Sechet
Sechet’s shift to BCH after being attracted to resolving software issues in the BTC network was based on what "the main point is" for cryptocurrencies.
Interviews 31 January 2018
Zac Cheah: Blockchain should be accessible for everyone
Pundi X Labs is attempting to wedge into the crypto space with a simple solution: make buying crypto as easy as buying bottled water.
Interviews 30 January 2018
Roberto Capodieci: Blockchain is going to bring revolution
Basic services that once required tedious paperwork can leverage blockchain to optimize and secure their backend processes.
Interviews 29 January 2018
Dr. Craig Wright: Bitcoin front-end is really problematic
BCH advances in the technical side have been met by an imbalance in terms of the user-facing aspects.
Interviews 26 January 2018
Oscar Darmawan: Anyone can use Bitcoin in Indonesia, but not as payment
The Indonesian demographic is particularly poised to adapt to crypto businesses because of their innate curiosity, says the Bitcoin Indonesia CEO.
Interviews 25 January 2018
Marco Krohn: If there’s 90% of community standing behind one coin, that’s Bitcoin
The advent of mainstream adoption was a difficult moment for BTC, a system that "is a little bit complicated to use at the beginning."
Interviews 23 January 2018
Dr. Michael Yuan: Due to scalability, no one is using BTC as currency
One of the solutions to the network's congestion problem is dedicated proof-of-stake, which doesn't require vast amounts of electricity from the user.
Events 10 January 2018
Bitcoin comedy night Jan 24th 2018
Bitcoin is all over the news right now with some people violently against it and others seeing it as the future of money.
Editorial 24 December 2017
Happy holidays from all of us at CoinGeek.com
Happy holidays from all of us at CoinGeek.com
Business 2 August 2017
First Bitcoin Cash Block Has Been Mined, As Blockchain Split Takes Hold
The first block on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain has been mined, formally bringing alternative version of blockchain into existence.
Business 1 August 2017
UASF Hits Bitcoin Blockchain To Muted Effect
The long-anticipated UASF in the bitcoin blockchain has come into effect, with a thus-far muted reaction to its implementation.
Tech 28 July 2017
New Blockchain Patents Up 100% In 2017
According to data from the US Patent and Trademark Office, the rate of applications for blockchain patents has doubled in 2017.
Business 27 July 2017
Beginning of the End: Altcoin Meets the SEC
The sale of altcoins in the US is subject to US securities regulation, according to findings from the SEC.
Business 27 July 2017
Sportsbooks Accepting Bets on Post-Scaling Bitcoin Price
Sportsbooks are now capitalizing on the uncertainty by quoting odds on the price of bitcoin at the end of the big day.
Editorial 26 July 2017
Time to back Bitcoin and shed the alts
A recent statement from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said that alt coins are a distraction we can no longer tolerate.
Business 26 July 2017
Australian Bitcoin Exchange Completes $815k Series A Funding
Bitcoin.com.au, a new bitcoin exchange serving the Australian market has successfully completed a Series A funding round raising $815,000.
Business 25 July 2017
Hard or Soft: Bitcoin Community Gears Up For August 1 Showdown
Bitcoin is set to undergo its most significant upgrade to date, as the community wrestles for consensus ahead of the August 1 deadline.
Business 25 July 2017
Belarus Central Bank Gives Blockchain for Settlement the All Clear
The Central Bank of Belarus has become the latest central bank to give the all clear to the use of the blockchain within the banking system.
Business 20 July 2017
Retail Titans Overstock Confirm Investment In Symbiont
Retail giants Overstock have confirmed an investment in Symbiont, a blockchain development startup, marked the start of an ambitious project.
Business 19 July 2017
London Stock Exchange Announces Blockchain For Unlisted Companies
Borsa Italiana in conjunction with IBM, the blockchain platform will digitise the capital structure of small businesses.
Business 19 July 2017
Korean Legislators Call for Consumer Cryptocurrency Regulation
South Korea has called for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies for consumers, following a hearing held in the country’s legislature today.
Editorial 14 July 2017
Smoke, Mirrors & (Seg)Wit
Dr Craig Wright is now housed with blockchain start-up (and up-starts) nChain, & this piece on their blog is well worth a read, see it here.
Business 13 July 2017
Swiss Private Bank Announces Asset Management Service for Bitcoin
A Swiss bank has begun offering bitcoin asset mgmt to private clients, in a move to help investors maximise the value of their holdings.
Business 13 July 2017
Airbnb taking Bitcoin seriously
We can hope to see the ‘Bitcoin accepted here’ logo appearing on their website soon as they clearly take cryptocurrency seriously.
Business 12 July 2017
Japanese Consumer Electronics Retailer Opens Up To Universal Bitcoin Payments
Bic Camera, which has outlets right across Japan, is reported to be rolling out bitcoin as a payment method in all of its stores.
Business 11 July 2017
Blockchain Supply Chain Startup Provenance Raises $800k Seed Funding
A UK-based blockchain supply chain startup has announced it has raised £800,000 in a fresh seed funding round.
Interviews 11 July 2017
Jon Matonis and Craig Wright – Shinseiki Evangerion – Arnhem 2017
Australian academic and inventor Dr. Craig Wright explains why he thinks bitcoin scaling should be done on chain.
Business 7 July 2017
Former Bain & Co Exec Launches New Bitcoin and Ethereum Fund
Bain & Company has announced the launch of a new fund, positioned to give access to cryptocurrencies to the Latin American market.
Business 6 July 2017
Commerzbank Announces New Blockchain For Trade Finance Trial
Business 4 July 2017
Delaware Approves Landmark Regulation of Blockchain Securities
The state of Delaware has approved landmark regulations that will see blockchain trading acquire legal certainty for the first time.
Business 29 June 2017
Daimler Launches $100 Million Corporate Bond Blockchain Pilot
Daimler AG, has successfully issued a corporate bond of $100 million through a blockchain pilot, it consider as one of the first of its kind.
Tech 28 June 2017
World Economic Forum Publishes White Paper on Blockchain Governance
The WEF has published about blockchain governance, arguing for a greater spirit of collaboration between diverse blockchain stakeholders.
Tech 27 June 2017
Bitspark Announces New Blockchain Trial in Tajikistan
Blockchain startup Bitspark has announced it is set to work in collaboration with the UN to develop a blockchain for use in Tajikistan.
Business 22 June 2017
Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain Secures $40 million Funding
Blockchain has announced the completion of a successful funding round, which has raised as much as $40 million from investors.
Tech 21 June 2017
Illinois Authorities Back Hackathon For Blockchain
Illinois has announced its formal backing to a forthcoming hackathon event, designed on developing new technologies on the blockchain.
Tech 20 June 2017
Comcast/Disney Consortium Launches Blockchain Advertising Platform
A collection of global media companies including Disney have announced the launch of a new advertising platform powered by the blockchain.
Tech 16 June 2017
AIG & Standard Chartered Hail Successful Multinational Blockchain Trial
The Standard Chartered and AIG have today announced the conclusion of successful tests of a multinational blockchain pilot.
Business 15 June 2017
Top Financial Directors to receive free Bitcoin incentive
CoinGeek.com have sent the Financial Directors of 20 top online retail brands, who don't currently accept Bitcoin, via a QR code.
Interviews 15 June 2017
The Problem With Sidechains & Craig Wright’s View Too
Dr Craig Wright commented "Sidechains are Bitcoin's inflation model." He signed off with: "SegWit today... seigniorage next…"
Tech 14 June 2017
Thomson Reuters Plans Blockchain Smart Contracts System
Multinational media giant Thomson Reuters has become the latest company to announce it is experimenting with blockchain technology.
Tech 12 June 2017
European Commission Launches Study Group For Non-Financial Blockchain Applications
The European Commission announced it is launching a study group to investigate potential use cases for blockchain technology across the bloc.
Tech 8 June 2017
UC Berkeley Announces Plans For Health Research Blockchain
UC Berkeley announced it has collaborated with Bitmark to create two separate research studies to be powered by distributed ledger technology.
Business 7 June 2017
Western Union Unveils Plans For Coinbase Hookup
Western Union has today unveiled plans that will see it develop an implementation of existing services with Coinbase.
Tech 6 June 2017
Energy Firms Complete Successful BTL Group Blockchain Trial
BP and Wein Energy are amongst a group of energy firms to today announce the successful conclusion of an important blockchain trial.
Editorial 5 June 2017
Take Me To Your Leader
The key is a genuine leader rather than a dictator is one that has evolved and shown a natural resilience to rise above the competition.
Business 1 June 2017
Huobi and OKCoin Takes Steps To End China’s Bitcoin Withdrawal Lock
Two Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges are taking steps that would bring the Chinese bitcoin withdrawal ban to an end & more
Business 31 May 2017
Russian Central Bank Begins Proposals for New Bitcoin Legislation
Russia’s central bank has announced they are working on preparations which could pave the way for new legislation governing bitcoin.
Editorial 26 May 2017
Let There Be Light (At The End of The Tunnel)
Coinify admitted a massive increase in unconfirmed transactions which reached over 150,000.
Business 25 May 2017
Wyre Bot Invoices on Ethereum for Facebook and WeChat Bot
Wyre has announced it has launched a bot for WeChat and FB Messenger, an application which will authenticate invoices via the blockchain.
Business 24 May 2017
OTC Exchange Network Signs Up To FIX Group on Blockchain Standards
Trading institutions group OTC Exchange Network has become the latest organisation to sign up to the FIX consortium.
Editorial 24 May 2017
Clarity on Security, Bitcoin and Economics
Security is more about economics than it is about technical tools - no technical tool alone is effective.
Business 23 May 2017
Deloitte Signals Intent By Joining Hyperledger and Ethereum Alliance
Deloitte has announced it has joined two blockchain development projects, to recognize the benefits of the technology.
Editorial 23 May 2017
Market Share, Not Market Share
When we read headlines like Bitcoin is worth more than ever, but it's losing clout because is not really the case.
Business 18 May 2017
Bitcoin Not A Cause For Concern, Says US National Security
Business 17 May 2017
Bitcoin Tops $1800 As Market Continues To Rise
The price of bitcoin has risen beyond $1800 for the first time, as the currency continues to push new boundaries.
Tech 16 May 2017
European Stability Mechanism Could Implement Blockchain System
The organization has responsibility for ensuring financial stability across Eurozone member countries, and was founded as recently as 2012.
Editorial 17 May 2017
Bitcoin vs The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality
The primary feature of modern capitalism has derived from the mass production of goods and services destined for consumption by the masses.
Business 16 May 2017
A reminder from a China miner
The key issue that concerns us here at CoinGeek HQ is how talk of The Fork is not deliberately looking hard enough, at the miners themselves.
Editorial 15 May 2017
The Outcome of a Hard Fork for Bitcoin
While Bitcoin soars behind the scenes the loom of the ‘Hard Fork’ grows ever stronger but that suggests two roads will the outcome.
Business 3 August 2017
Success of Bitcoin Cash Hits the Gaming Industry
Slots.com, a Bitcoin only casino, announced today that it will accept Bitcoin Cash and as result others will follow.
Business 3 August 2017
Swiss Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Agree Terms on Blockchain Trading Platform
SIX and Nasdaq have penned an agreement that will see Switzerland’s stock exchange utilize blockchain technology.
Editorial 8 August 2017
Trollin’, Trollin’, Trollin’ on the Twitter
Bitcoin Cash has got off to a good start, yes, there’s been ups and downs (literally) and Bitcoin is at a record high.
Business 8 August 2017
AT&T and American Airlines accept Bitcoin voucher
AT&T and American Airlines are on the ride of Bitcoin train as they now accept Bitcoin voucher with other big brands are on it as well.
Business 9 August 2017
SegWit Scaling Proposals Set To Lock-In On Bitcoin Network
Bitcoin is expected to complete the latest phase on its scaling journey today, with the SegWit, proposals set to lock in on the network.
Business 9 August 2017
Japanese Department Store Begins Trialing Bitcoin Payments
Marui has begun testing bitcoin payments across its stores, as the currency continues to gain support throughout the Japanese retail sector.
Tech 10 August 2017
Russian Health Ministry to Launch Blockchain Trial
Russian Ministry of Health has announced on possible applications of the blockchain, including the storage and transfer of patient records.
Business 16 August 2017
Arab Banking Corporation Becomes Latest Member of R3 Consortium
Bank ABC became the latest member of the R3 Consortium, one of the leading groups of companies developing distributed ledger technology.
Tech 17 August 2017
PSA International Announces IBM Partnership For Singapore Port Blockchain Trial
PSA International has announced it is partnering with IBM to develop a blockchain-based supply chain trial.
Business 18 August 2017
Australian Lawmakers Set Sights on New Cryptocurrency Legislation
AU has become the latest country to pursue a new bill to extend existing anti-money laundering provisions to regulate the cryptocurrency.
Business 21 August 2017
CalvinAyre.com acquires CoinGeek.com
CalvinAyre.com has acquired cryptocurrency news site Coingeek.com as part of site founder Calvin Ayre’s deeper involvement on Bitcoin.
Events 1 September 2017
A Bitcoin world: with Dr Craig Wright
This event is part of the "We Are Fascinating Project" season of talks from entertaining experts and insightful individuals.
Editorial 11 May 2017
Core Subversion: Close To Conclusive
Folk behind Bitcoin Core are in the pay of the big banks but that could be a positive, they could be trying to make it recognized & ‘trusted.’
Business 10 May 2017
Bitcoin Price Surges To Breach All-Time High
The price of bitcoin has surged to a new all-time high this week, following a strong upwards trend in recent months.
Tech 9 May 2017
Russian Government Suggests Blockchain Regulation By 2019
The Russian government has announced it will be pressing ahead with plans to regulate the blockchain, but not until 2019.
Tech 5 May 2017
Hyperledger Consortium Unveils Two New Blockchain Projects
Hyperledger has today announced two new projects, broadening the scope of their research and development of distributed ledger solutions.
Editorial 4 May 2017
Wow, the spin machines are in full flow now Ladies & Gentlemen. BraveNewCoin suggests that there is now a direct attack on Bitcoin Unlimited miners.
Business 3 May 2017
Norway’s Norges Bank Unveils Plans For Digital Currency
In an ongoing research, Norway becomes the latest country globally to devote increasing resources to the blockchain.
Business 2 May 2017
Bitcoin Hits New Historic High at $1400
Bitcoin, has today surpassed a value of $1400 for the first time, as investors continue to pile in behind the currency.
Business 2 May 2017
Jon Matonis joins nChain as VP of Corporate Strategy
nChain the Blockchain R&D specialist that was recently sold to an equity fund, has wasted no time in picking up the pace and has recruited Jon Matonis.
Editorial 29 April 2017
The Real Numbers Behind Segwit Activation
It’s important to get your maths right; tricky, even boring though it may be, recent claims from a CryptoNews article have some very flawed claims.
Tech 28 April 2017
Oh Dear More Inaccurate Headlines!
We all know the media can be misleading but sometimes it goes too far.
Business 27 April 2017
Ripple Expands ‘Blockchain Network’ With 10 New Members
Blockchain payment protocol Ripple has added an additional 10 members to the consortium it now calls its ‘blockchain network’.
Editorial 27 April 2017
Bitcoin Miners Vote With Their Feet
Our own voice is important, as we become increasingly flooded with adverts, offers, promises and even politicians.
Tech 26 April 2017
Tencent Announces Development of Blockchain Platform
Chinese Internet services company Tencent has announced it is developing its own blockchain platform for a raft of new services.
Tech 25 April 2017
Swift Choose Hyperledger For International Payments Blockchain Proof-of-Concept
Swift has announced it is to develop its international payments blockchain proof-of-concept on the Hyperledger framework.
Business 25 April 2017
Mystery Surrounds New Bitcoin Movie
Editorial 21 April 2017
Segwit/Lightning vulnerable NOT Bitcoin Itself
A user can sign from a machine that is not connected to the Internet, copy it to a USB and send this transaction to the network.
Tech 20 April 2017
Loyalty Marketing via Blockchain: How the Blockchain Changes the Game
Loyalty marketing was founded in 1979 when the frequent flyer program was launched at Texas International Airlines.
Tech 19 April 2017
Elliptic Announce Tool For Banks To Calculate Blockchain Risk
Elliptic have announced the launch of a new tool, designed to make banks more comfortable working with the bitcoin blockchain.
Business 18 April 2017
Chain Announces Goldman Sachs Boss As New President
Blockchain startup Chain has announced the appointment of Goldman Sachs managing director for business and technology as its president.
Editorial 18 April 2017
“VISA has too much expensive capacity to be challenged by Bitcoin”: Oh Really?
The reality, with tech as advanced as it is, is not nearly as expensive/unscalable as you might - and they would like - you to think.
Editorial 15 April 2017
Rotten to the Core
Here’s a rule of thumb to live by: the more aggressive and vociferous somebody is the more they are covering up.
Tech 13 April 2017
Royal Mint Gold Blockchain Testing Begins
The Royal Mint has announced the start of the first testing phase of its hotly anticipated gold trading blockchain.
Business 12 April 2017
How To Get Bitcoin? | CoinGeek
Business 13 April 2017
Russia Plans Legal Recognition for Bitcoin By 2018
Russian authorities have announced their intention to launch a legal framework for bitcoin by 2018.
Editorial 12 April 2017
Here come the equity funds!
Japan, announces official recognition for the digital currency and then barely 48 hours later Russia makes similar noises.
Tech 11 April 2017
Music Rights Groups Announce Blockchain for Rights Management
A consortium of three leading music rights groups have announced plans for a new blockchain, to help protect intellectual property right.
Business 11 April 2017
Russia looks to follow Japan’s lead on Bitcoin… but Bloomberg clearly don’t like it!
It should be no surprise that a media news site like Bloomberg is on the side of the existing financial quagmire.
Editorial 10 April 2017
A Bitcoin Beginner’s Blog
A friend took the initiative to gave me a Christmas gift a card with $25 of Bitcoin with a QR code and it started the Bitcoin journey.
Tech 7 April 2017
Land Registry Blockchain Testing Starts In Brazil
A blockchain solution for land registry is being rolled out for testing in Brazil, w/c could see land rights recorded on a distributed ledger.
Business 5 April 2017
zcash Moves Into Cryptocurrency Top 10
zcash has moved into the cryptocurrency top 10 by market cap for the first time, as investors continue to take a positive future outlook.
Tech 4 April 2017
Broadridge Announces Blockchain Solution for Proxy Voting
Broadridge has announced plans to develop a shareholder voting blockchain, in a move that could radically reshape their business.
Business 4 April 2017
Poll shows CoinGeek readers want Bitcoin Unlimited
The war between Bitcoin Unlimited and Bitcoin Core intensifies as to what should be the future of bitcoin design.
Business 3 April 2017
BANZAI (万歳)! Japan takes legal plunge on Bitcoin
It's a huge leap for Bitcoin to be recognize by economic powerhouse such as Japan as a payment method.
Tech 31 March 2017
Deloitte Partners with Hong Kong Central Bank for Trade Finance Blockchain
Deloitte has partnered with Hong Kong’s central bank, as part of its drive to develop a trade finance blockchain for the Hong Kong market.
Business 29 March 2017
SEC Rejects SolidX ETF Proposal
The SEC has declined to accept a proposal from SolidX that would see its bitcoin ETF listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Tech 28 March 2017
European Commission Outlines Plans for Regulation on the Blockchain
The European Commission, has announced plans that would see the creation of a proof-of-concept blockchain model for dealing with regulation.
Business 23 March 2017
A Fork In The Road? Bitcoin Unlimited Vies For Top Spot
Bitcoin Unlimited have said that their blockchain offers several advantages over the current bitcoin blockchain.
Business 24 March 2017
Coinbase Cleared to Begin Litecoin and Ether Trading
Coinbase has received the go-ahead from NY authorities, in a move that paves the way for trading in cryptocurrencies through their exchange.
Tech 21 March 2017
IBM Launches Its First Commercial Blockchain
IBM has announced the commercial launch of its new blockchain, complete with detailed plans for the first two deployments of the technology.
Tech 16 March 2017
Dubai Hooks Up With IBM in Blockchain City Scheme
The Dubai government has announced a new partnership with IBM, as it seeks to become the world’s first ‘blockchain government’.
Business 15 March 2017
Bitcoin Reaches Milestone as Price Continues to Rise
Digital currency Bitcoin has surpassed yet another milestone, after being valued at over $1,000 for a full month for the first time.
Tech 14 March 2017
British Government Lines Up Blockchain Solution For Future Digital Strategy
The UK government has announced that it envisages the blockchain for its drive to establish a digital future for the private sector.
Tech 9 March 2017
Maine Lawmakers Eye-Up Blockchain Voting System
State of Maine has seen proposals raised in its Senate that would establish a commission to work on the idea of a blockchain voting system.
Tech 8 March 2017
Irish Investment Group Concludes Blockchain Recording Trial
A blockchain recording project, which aims to streamline the reporting requirements of regulatory submissions has been completed.
Business 7 March 2017
Bitcoin Price Plummets, as PBOC Extends Bitcoin Oversight
The price of bitcoin has fallen by over $100 in a matter of minutes, fuelled by tightening regulation in China and more on US SEC ruling.
Tech 2 March 2017
Stock Exchange of Thailand To Build Blockchain Market For Startup Equity
Thailand’s national stock exchange has today unveiled plans to build a blockchain market, through an efficient, secure, decentralised platform
Tech 1 March 2017
Ex-UK Prime Minister David Cameron Supports Blockchain Potential
Ex British Prime Minister David Cameron has become the latest high profile official to praise the wide range of features of blockchain.
Business 28 February 2017
Central Banks Join Hyperledger Project As Member Swell Continues
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Bank of England were two of the new additions in exploring blockchain technologies