CEX.IO Upgraded PCI DSS Certificate to Level 2

We are glad to announce that CEX.IO has repeatedly passed assessment and successfully upgraded PCI DSS certificate to Level 2. Such enhancement proves that our company has satisfactorily validated its compliance with the requirements of PCI DSS, allowing it to...

How to Buy Bitcoins in Canada

Amid expanding awareness of Bitcoin around the world, people are constantly searching for the best places to purchase cryptocurrency without hassle. Being a forward-looking country, Canada is not an exception, and its people is expressing high demand in Bitcoins, for...

Important CEX.IO API Updates

Please be informed about considerable updates to CEX.IO API that have been already implemented or will come into effect shortly. Maximum Order Amount — 30 BTC Next week, maximum order amount for BTC/USD and BTC/EUR pairs will be limited to 30 BTC. If you are using...

3 Days of Free Bitcoin Trading for US Users!

On the eve of July 4th, the Independence Day of the Unites States, we would like to sincerely congratulate our American users and set their trade fee to 0% on all pairs. Free trading will be enabled automatically for all users from the US who have a verified account...

CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange Reached 700,000 Users

We are proud to share a great news with you, namely, reaching 700,000 user accounts on CEX.IO Bitcoin exchange! Such a rapid growth is nothing more than an acknowledgment of your trust in our service, and we kindly thank you for staying with us. We at CEX.IO do...

CEX.IO Mobile App Updates

Official CEX.IO mobile app for trading Bitcoins, Litecoins, and Ethers on the go, has been recently updated. What’s new in this version? We have created a step-by-step guide with tips for new users, which gives a short overview of the app’s main functions and...

How to Sell Bitcoin for PayPal

Adoption of Bitcoin is pretty much dependant on the ease of its use. Because cryptocurrency is not capable to survive on its own without using fiat money yet, it is highly important to ensure easy conversion of national currencies into Bitcoin and vice versa. That...

ETH/EUR Trading Launched on CEX.IO

We are pleased to announce the launch of ETH/EUR trading on our platform and continuing support of Ethereum network, which requires Ethers for its operation. ETH/EUR is the third Ether-related market on CEX.IO, after ETH/BTC and ETH/USD. To drive Ether market growth,...

Extreme Commission Lowering for Card Payments

We at CEX.IO Bitcoin exchange are thrilled to announce that fees for deposits and withdrawals using payment cards have been significantly lowered. The new fee schedule is available on the website and looks as follows: Withdrawal Fees Visa $ 3.80 per USD withdrawal €...

Buy Bitcoin for Euro with 0.1% Fee

In case you are living in a European Union country, or just possess Euros, you might be interested in buying BTC for EUR at the best conditions. Thus, it should be easy, fast, and cheap. Considering that you are going to entrust your money, it is highly crucial to...

Buy Bitcoins in South Africa

Along with Bitcoin being an innovative technology and expanding the range of money transfer opportunities in the developed countries, cryptocurrencies are now viewed as a solution to change remittance problems in such developing countries as Africa. Thus, many people...

Trade ETH for BTC with 0% Fee

Interested in trading Ether? Then we at CEX.IO welcome you to try out our exchange and trading platform. Here, you can trade ETH/BTC and ETH/USD right on the website, via our official mobile app, or using several API solutions. Although CEX.IO has enabled Ether...

CEX.IO Mobile Application Updates

We are glad to announce recent updates made to official CEX.IO mobile application that allows you to trade Bitcoins on the go, wherever you are. Bitcoin Market Data Analysis From now on, the list of exchanges is delivering real-time Bitcoin data from CEX.IO, Bitfinex,...

How to Buy Bitcoins with PayPal

PayPal is a well-known payment system giant in the fintech world. Adored and used by millions of users who enjoy transferring funds via emails connected to their PayPal accounts, this system is still often negatively perceived by the Bitcoin community that envisions...

Trade Fee Decrease on CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange

We are glad to announce lowering trade fees on CEX.IO as of today. The fees are set to zero on cryptocurrency pairs, namely, LTC/BTC, ETH/BTC, as well as on GHS/BTC. EUR and RUB markets have experienced fees halving, resulting in 0.1% commission on BTC/EUR, LTC/EUR,...

Ethereum as It Is

Ethereum is a word that has been actively hitting headlines after announcement of the project in January 2014. In 2015, considered to be a year of blockchain, Ethereum experienced even more coverage. So, what is Ethereum and how it came to be so widely discussed? What...

CEX.IO Wallpapers Anthology

Throughout history of our blog, we had a nice tradition of creating marvellous CEX.IO wallpapers for your devices. Today you can take a glance at all wallpapers we have ever made, as well as brand new ones. Download links for different dimensions can be found below...

Maximum Order Amount Change

Pleased be informed that shortly, maximum order amount for all trading pairs will be limited to amount equivalent to 30 BTC. In case you are using trading bots, make sure to change their configurations taking this update into consideration. This update will come into...

How to add a credit card on CEX.IO

We at CEX.IO made buying Bitcoins with payment cards simple. To make your first deposit, you need to link a card by providing information and proving your ownership of the card. Once the card is successfully linked to your account, it can be easily accessed in your...

CEX.IO WebSocket API Goes Public

We are glad to inform that WebSocket API documentation is now available in open access on CEX.IO website. WebSocket API is a useful tool for automated trading management. Allowing to get real-time notifications without sending extra requests, WebSocket API is a faster...

CEX.IO Accepts Virtual Cards

Consolidating experience of buying bitcoin with physical credit cards, CEX.IO accepts virtual payment cards as well. Users are welcome to fund their account with VCC’s of such providers as Neteller, EntroPay, Payoneer, Netspend and others. How to buy Bitcoins with...

600,000 Users on CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange

We are proud to announce reaching 600,000 accounts registered on CEX.IO. This number is a great milestone signifying growing trust in our business and overall Bitcoin expansion. Augmentation of 100,000 users during the past 4 months has fundamentally influenced trade...

Meet Winners of Trading Marathon on CEX.IO!

Dear users, We are glad to announce winners of our New Year offer. According to the offer, we are giving away 3 iPad Mini for users who gained the highest monthly trading volume in January 2016. For security reasons, we won’t disclose neither personal information, nor...

Win an iPad for Winter Holidays!

The year 2016 has been truly tremendous for Bitcoin and blockchain. We would like to express our endless gratitude for your trust in CEX.IO and all the feedbacks you provided during this year.  We have prepared 3 iPad Mini for users who will gain the highest monthly...

New Fees for Bank Transfer Withdrawals

Dear users, Please be informed that fee calculation for bank transfer withdrawals has changed. Check out new withdrawal commissions below:  $50 for SWIFT withdrawals in USD €15 for SWIFT withdrawals in EUR ₽1,750 for SWIFT withdrawals in RUB €3.99 for SEPA withdrawals...

Altcoins Removal and Multipool Suspension

Dear users, We at CEX.IO have decided to focus on higher volume markets such as BTC and LTC, which would allow us to provide you a better exchange service and trade opportunities. Thereby, please be informed about GHash.IO Multipool suspension and removal of...

Official Statement on Cloud Mining

Dear Users, Please be informed that despite considerable Bitcoin price growth, it is still not enough for profitable Bitcoin mining, taking into account current difficulty and maintenance cost. Take a look at the following calculations: There’s an average...

How to Identify Transaction Malleability Attack

In the past month, we have experienced several attempts of transaction malleability attack against CEX.IO exchange. This is not the first round of attacks against the exchange, and, within our professional team, we always manage to detect such attacks very quickly,...

Updated Charts on CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange

We would like to announce updated charts on CEX.IO. From now on, you are able to view candlesticks with a time period ranging from 1 minute to 1 week. Check out a screenshot of BTC/USD chart with 15-minute candlesticks: Recently, CEX.IO has also been integrated with...

Bitcoin Forums Overview

It’s hard to argue that Bitcoin ecosystem significantly differs from traditional financial environment by its community. Apart from various websites covering news of the cryptocurrency world, like CoinDesk, CCN, Bitcoin Magazine, and others, specialised forums and...

What is Bitcoin Difficulty?

The best way to think about Bitcoin difficulty is to view it as the maximum amount of computing power it will take to find a particular block reward. The difficulty number is what helps keep the Bitcoin block time at around ten minutes. As more hashing power is added...

What Determines Bitcoin Value?

One of the main criticisms made when it comes to the value of bitcoins is that there is no central authority that can control the price of the digital currency over a long period of time. This lack of price stability has caused problems for some users over the short...

Why Should Everyone Use Bitcoin?

One of the best attributes of Bitcoin is that there is no single reason that new people are flocking to the payment system on a daily basis. Some Bitcoin users are merchants who want to cut down on payment processing fees, while others are just trying to find a cheap...

Fees for Deposits with Payment Cards Lowered

CEX.IO Bitcoin exchange is glad to announce that fees for payment card deposits in USD and EUR have been lowered to 3.5% + $0.25/€0.20 respectively.  We did our best to make deposit procedure as easy as possible. If you experience any issues though, check out our...

What is Bitcoin Fork?

About the author of the following guest post: Ariel Horwitz is a Bitcoin activist, educator, consultant and writer for 99bitcoins. He has been involved with the Israeli Bitcoin Association, The Bitcoin Embassy in Tel Aviv, and has founded AlefBit — the first Bitcoin...

What is Bitcoin Mining?

One of the challenges of understanding Bitcoin mining is that it is actually a terrible name for what Bitcoin miners are really doing with their computer power. Miners are actually the custodians of the transaction ledger known as the Bitcoin blockchain. Although...

CEX.IO Official Statement

We at CEX.IO officially state that we do not have an established relationship with the QIWI payment service provider. All CEX.IO users are able to trade on the BTC/RUB trading pair, which is active and fully functional on our platform. Deposit and withdrawal methods...

CEX.IO Lowers Fees for Payment Card Deposits

CEX.IO Bitcoin exchange is glad to announce decreasing fees for deposits with a payment card from 4.5% + 0.25 USD/EUR to 3.75% + 0.25 USD/EUR. As known, CEX.IO users are able to deposit up to 1,000 USD/EUR with simplified verification. Together with lowered fees for...

Is Bitcoin a Ponzi Scheme?

Although the critics of Bitcoin don’t bring up this accusation as much as they did in the early days of cryptocurrencies, there are still a few people out there who believe that the digital currency is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. These naysayers see the price of...

Is Bitcoin Anonymous?

When people first hear about Bitcoin, they are often told that it is a form of anonymous cash that cannot be tracked by any government or company. While the digital currency can be used in a private and secure manner, it is definitely not anonymous by default. There...

Is Bitcoin Secure?

One of the main issues that has been holding back mass adoption of Bitcoin as a payment system and currency is the notion that it is not secure. There have been plenty of hacks and frauds in the Bitcoin ecosystem, so people who are unsure of the digital currency...

How to keep Bitcoins safe

Any Bitcoin owner, an early adopter or a newcomer, should know how to keep their earnings safe. Along with Bitcoin exchange hacks and coins thefts, the ethics of keeping Bitcoins secure is one of the most discussed issues within the Bitcoin community. But as the...

Is Bitcoin Legal?

With all of the negative publicity related to drugs and investment scams found whenever Bitcoin is mentioned in the mainstream media, there are plenty of people out there who believe that the digital currency is illegal. While there have been harsh statements made in...

Where to Spend Bitcoins

In the early days of Bitcoin, many critics would point out the fact that the digital commodity could not be considered money because there really wasn’t much you could do with it. Although there were a few websites that sold niche items, such as alpaca socks, there...

Bitcoin Price Drops

Bitcoin is known to be extremely volatile as a currency. During its existence, its price has seen rises and falls of extreme significance. While the bears may be taking advantage from the negative trends, bulls, along with Bitcoin enthusiasts, tend to wish for the...

How to Get Paid with Bitcoins

While Bitcoin is often hyped as one of the most revolutionary inventions of our time, there are still some issues when it comes to figuring out how it all works. Sending and receiving payments is not as straightforward as it will probably be in the future, and there...

DarkCoin Becomes Dash

Alternative Side of Cryptocurrencies Apart from Bitcoin, the oldest and most popular cryptocurrency, there are a plenty of altcoins, which are either mined with SHA-256, as Bitcoin does, or with other algorithms. Some of altcoins are forks of Bitcoin. In this article...

How to Pay with Bitcoins

How to Pay with Bitcoins Learning how to use Bitcoin can still be quite difficult for new users because the easy-to-use layers on top of the underlying protocol are still being created at this point in time. Having said that, most people who have used digital payment...

How to Get Bitcoins

How to Get Bitcoins Once you’ve decided that you’d like to tryout this new Bitcoin phenomenon, it can be difficult to figure out where to get started. Having said that, the answer of how to get bitcoins is actually much easier than you may think. The best way to think...

Bitcoin Wallets

If you’re just getting started with Bitcoin, then you’ll want to learn about all of the different ways you can store your coins. The Bitcoin wallet is the file that stores your private keys. These keys are what are used to sign transactions for certain Bitcoin...

6 Ways to Earn Bitcoins Online

Everyday, Bitcoin the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin the technology gets more popular. When in 2011 you had to write a person from the other continent to order a pizza for you with Bitcoins, now you can do something like that in a number of major cities. In some countries...

FPGA Биткоин Майнинг

FPGA Биткоин майнинг: основы FPGA майнер являлся превосходной альтернативой GPU и CPU майнинговым процессорам, но он и в подметки не годится ASIC майнерам. Несмотря на то, что эти майнеры считались лучшими и самыми быстрыми майннговыми устройствами в определенный...

Bitcoin News: March 2, 2015

Due to a huge number of Bitcoin companies and investors interested in the cryptocurrency field, the Bitcoin industry is always full of news and developments. Last week was not an exception. Bitcoin Mining ASIC by BitFury BitFury, one of the mining chip vendors, has...

What are the Advantages of Bitcoin?

Many people have become fascinated by Bitcoin over the past few years, but there are still plenty of individuals out there who don’t get the big picture. There are some people who have become devout Bitcoin evangelists after hearing about the world’s first successful...

Bitcoin Price Live Chart

Skill of reading charts that represent fluctuation of the Bitcoin price can make a fortune when buying Bitcoin on an online exchange. To become successful in understanding the data reflected on the bitcoin price live chart, there is no need to be a tech savvy geek....

What is Bitcoin?

If you try to find out about Bitcoin from someone on the Internet, you’re probably going to get a variety of different answers. Some will call it “digital cash”, while others will claim it is “gold 2.0”. While these short descriptions do a good job of pointing out...

FPGA Bitcoin Mining

FPGA Bitcoin Mining: Genereller Hintergrund FPGA Mining ist die bessere Variante, verglichen mit GPU oder CPU Mining, aber verblasst im Vergleich mit ASIC Miner. Auch wenn FPGA einst die besten Miner waren, sind diese Zeiten vorbei. Der Hauptvorteil dieses Miners ist...

Minage de Bitcoin via FPGA

Minage de Bitcoin via FPGA : informations générales Le minage via FPGA est une meilleure option que le minage via GPU ou CPU, mais sans égaler toutefois la puissance des mineurs ASIC. Bien que les mineurs FPGA aient été considérés un temps comme les meilleurs et les...

Ethereum: the Bitcoin 2.0

There has been a lot of talk about Ethereum after its announcement by Vitalik Buterin in early 2014 at the North American Bitcoin Conference. Then, about a half year later, it became the centre of community’s attention as no. 2 most crowdfunded project of all times....

Hot Bitcoin Conferences for 2015 (Part 2)

In the previous article on the hot conferences to look forward to in 2015, we have covered only six of them (The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Bitcoinconference 2015 in Amsterdam, Bitcoin Expo 2015 in London, Inside Bitcoins in Singapore, Let the Bit...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: February 11, 2015

Is the breakout on hold? In last week’s bitcoin price analysis, I concluded a weekly forecast with bearish expectations from $250 prices at the time. In case you missed it, here is a quote from last week “This week I expect bearish prices with targets as low as...

The Hope of Bitcoin While EUR Falls Against USD

Currency Volatility Not Limited to Bitcoin in Early 2015 While the bitcoin price was on the decline in 2014, it should be pointed out that it was a slow and painful loss of liquidity. In fact, the last quarter of 2014 was one of the most stable ones on record for the...

Best Ways to Purchase Bitcoins

Purchasing Bitcoins Through Various Means In the world where technology is dominant, where present and the future closely depends on it, it brings a solution to some everyday problems, or at least improves people’s lives significantly. With the introduction of Bitcoin...

The Reality of Offline Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin is the currency of the future. It meets most expectations one might have regarding a payment method. The great idea behind it, called Blockchain, makes the transactions valid, secure, cheap, and swift. Bitcoin tends to be all those things, but sometimes it...

Bitcoin Investing

Bitcoin investing is not for the light-hearted. Over the past few years, the volatility in the Bitcoin price has made a lot of money for some traders, but others have lost large percentages of their wealth by entering the market at the wrong time. Online investing has...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: February 04, 2015

 When is the next bubble? In our price analysis last week, I concluded with two alternatives as possible price movement this week. Despite the news driven price run up to $315, following Coinbase highly anticipated announcement, we are still in a long-term bear market...

Best Ways to Purchase Bitcoins

Purchasing Bitcoins Through Various Means In the world where technology is dominant, where present and the future closely depends on it, it brings a solution to some everyday problems, or at least improves people’s lives significantly. With the introduction of Bitcoin...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: January 29, 2015

This week was an exciting mix of an unusual price run up and healthy Wall Street bitcoin money talk speculation. Are we close to a major trend reversal? Bitcoin Price Recap Last week, we wrapped up our forecast with bearish sentiments but, due to a series of events...

Bitcoin Weekly News in Review: January 22, 2015

It’s been a rocky start for bitcoin in 2015, but it seems that everything — including the price — is beginning to stabilize. We’ve already had our first major bitcoin hack earlier in the year, and now we’ve also had the first major bitcoin conference of...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: January 21, 2015

Silence before the storm – up or down? Last week, our forecasts proved true. After anticipating a break to fresh lows from $220 levels, Bitcoin markets surprised most by capitulating to an unexpected low under heavy volume – $165 low accompanied by...

Phishing Attempt on Users via an Android App

Recently, we have been notified about phishing attempts on some of CEX.IO and other Crypto Services users via an Android application.  The App was reported, and removed from the Play Store, however, the developer of the app managed to acquire sensitive information...

Bitcoin Trading Platform and Sites

An Introduction to Bitcoin Trading: Risks, Advantages, and Bitcoin Trading Sites Trading Bitcoin is becoming popular, as the cryptocurrency is seen both as a profitable investment and a viable source of income. This trend within the cryptocurrency ecosystem is mostly...

How to choose your Bitcoin wallet?

Why do I need Bitcoin wallet? Bitcoin is significantly different from any financial tool we have ever used. For this reason, it is crucial to take the time to educate yourself about the special features and the dynamics of cryptographic environment. In order to start...

CEX.IO Temporarily Suspends Cloud Mining Services

Taking into consideration our users’ interests, the recent Bitcoin price drop, as well as the upscaling of the mining difficulty, CEX.IO Bitcoin Exchange would like to announce a temporary suspension of cloud mining services provided by the platform at the time...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: January 6, 2015

  More price drops to come. Bitcoin traders should now be asking themselves: How low can we go? In last week’s bitcoin price analysis, we wrapped up with a bearish forecast – breakdown of $ 333 support into sub $ 300, followed by a retest of 2014’s bottom...

Why Does Business Need Bitcoin?

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur Charles Clarke The beginning of the financial year is the best time to make future projections and plan all sorts of transformations for your business without fears. As soon as...

A Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Trading

As any seasoned trader can tell you, profiting from trading is hard, really hard. Fortunately, for those willing to give it a shot, CEX.IO blog offers quite a bit of free information. From futures to automated trading bots, there certainly is plenty to learn before...

Hot Bitcoin Conferences for 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to take a peek at the bitcoin conferences that the community has to look forward to in 2015. Although the first bitcoin conference took place in San Diego less than two years ago, it now seems as if there’s a new conference to look...

The Bitcoin Overview in Philippines & East Africa

Bitcoin is a remedy for the challenges facing remittances around the world due to its low cost, non-discriminatory nature and speed of settlement. In both East Africa and the Philippines, Bitcoin is an alternative channel to sending value home from abroad. While both...

The Bitcoin Price Special – 2014 Year in Review

2014 – An exciting year for Bitcoin akin to a roller coaster ride from January till today [December]. Don’t be fooled by the lowest Bitcoin price in 12 months; everything else about Bitcoin – news, events, adoption, regulation, or legitimacy – has never been better!...

The 5 Biggest Bitcoin News Stories of 2014

2014 was bitcoin’s biggest year yet. Although the price has fallen from its historic highs of late 2013, more users have continued to join the network and take a closer look at the blockchain technology behind the world’s most popular digital currency. There’s never a...

Top Ten Altcoins of 2014

With the new year quickly approaching, it is time to take a look at a few of the many altcoins that were developed over the past year. As most cryptocurrency fanatics have noticed, the development of altcoins has slowed down quite a bit over the past few months, and...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: December 17, 2014

  And we are going down! The price this week was traded within a $10 range, bouncing between $348 – $359 and exhibiting similar price behaviour observed weeks ago at the $370- $380 range. This is a distinctive pattern of breaking consecutive supports...

Mining News in Review: December 15, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, the news in the bitcoin mining industry seems to be as constant as ever. The mining industry as a whole has continued to grow over the course of the year, even as the bitcoin price has not been able to get back to its highs from late 2013....

The Christmas Presents You Can Buy on Bitcoins

With the holidays quickly approaching many Bitcoin and digital currency enthusiasts and supporters are looking for new places to use their new age currency. Fortunately, there is a rapidly growing number of businesses that accept Bitcoin and other digital currencies...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: December 10, 2014

This week was a tug of war between bulls and bears, resulting in a stalemate. Bulls couldn’t hold it anymore and bears now seem to have taken full control and tilted it in their favour. The price last week was a truncated sideways trend that has persisted for a three...

Hot New Altcoins in Review (December 5, 2014)

While production of new altcoins seems to have slowed down quite a bit since the recent Bitcoin sidechain announcement, there are still a few good-looking coins around with potentially bright futures. With their strong development teams, the following three coins are...

The Worst Things a Company Can Do to Bitcoin

There has been a multitude of new companies on the Bitcoin scene over the last few years, a few of which have done nothing but tarnish the cryptocurrency image. Still it seems as though Bitcoin is holding strong with generous support from its growing number of users...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: December 03, 2014

Where will the Bitcoin price break? In our analysis last week, we wrapped up with a bullish call after an ambivalent week of price action. Well, it seems this week is a truncated sideways pattern of last week as the market has been dull and maintained trading range...

Learn How to Trade Bitcoin: The Fundamentals

Want to earn some extra cash by trading bitcoin? Then you need to make sure that you understand the fundamentals of becoming a successful trader. Many traders acknowledged with traditional financial markets have also found that success when trading bitcoin, but there...

Mining News in Review: December 01, 2014

Business has never been better in the world of bitcoin mining. The amount of investment and new businesses popping up in the bitcoin mining space has increased rather dramatically over the course of 2014, and there’s never a dull week in this particular part of the...

A Bitcoin Security Guide for Beginners

Have you ever felt anxious about the security of your Bitcoins? With a currency that is entirely digital, knowing how to store your Bitcoins safely from the threat of hackers, scams, and possible data loss is very important. After all, you are a bank of your own, and...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: November 26, 2014

Will the Black Friday be bullish or bearish for the price leading up to and a little after the day? Last week in our analysis, we wrapped up a summary by speculating a possible turn in trend with more signals pointing to a bullish short-term outlook. The market was in...

Portrait of a Modern Miner

Mining is the process by which transactions are added to and confirmed on the blockchain; it also adds fresh coins to the supply as compensation for running the energy-intensive mining hardware. People mine cryptocurrencies with graphics cards or special ASIC...

Legal Environment Around Bitcoin

One of the first things people think about when they heard the word “bitcoin” is all of the illegal activity that has been associated with the digital currency over the past few years. Having said that, the ability to use bitcoin for illegal or somewhat illegal...

What Is ChangeTip and Why Is It So Viral?

Needless to say that crypto-currency communities are well known for their generosity. Just to name one example, the Dogecoin community and foundation have encouraged fundraising for charities. Along the way, many users are willing to spread the word about Bitcoin:...

Mining News in Review: November 20, 2014

Although the days of personal mining are over, there is still plenty of news to cover when it comes to the larger operators in the bitcoin mining industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most important stories in bitcoin mining from the past few weeks. New Bitcoin...

Best Bitcoin Girls Communities To Follow

Bitcoin world is closely connected with technology and science, and male developers, innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers rather often dominate in these industries. Fewer women work in the STEM field; most of the attendants at tech-conferences held around the...

Bitcoin Community Voice: Predicting the Year 2015

Bitcoin in 2015. How many predictions have you already heard from the experts? Professionals of the Bitcoin industry? Employees of Bitcoin companies? Lots of them. Hundreds. Thousands. But what about voice of the community, the real power that supports the blockchain...

Bitcoin Price Roundup: November 19, 2014

The elusive mythical bull and the hunt for a new ATH! This past week was exciting and turned out to be in a rally that is fun to watch and scrap some healthy profits! Depending on what price you got in – $275 bottom, $316 bottom, $333 level, $366 range $380 –...

The History of Bitcoin Mining

You must have heard about Bitcoin mining. Bitcoin miners use special software and hardware to solve Bitcoin-related mathematical problems and as a result get Bitcoins. Due to constant difficulty increase and more people involved, Bitcoin mining has significantly...

Problems With Money Management

Although trading is not easy, it’s not usually a run of bad trades that leads to a trader having a losing portfolio on a yearly basis. Making the right picks in the market is a key aspect to turning a profit over the long term, but proper money management is also a...

So You’ve Got Your First Bitcoins: Now What?

If you’ve recently received your first bitcoins, then you’re probably wondering what you can do with this new form of digital money. While you may think that there are limits on what you can expect to purchase with your bitcoins, the reality is that you can basically...

3 Must Do’s for Profitable Bitcoin Trading

As any day trader will tell you, whether you’re trading stocks or cryptocurrencies, there is risk involved. Meticulous management of this risk is how day traders are able to profit on a consistent basis, and while all traders have their own preferred strategies...

5 Tips How not to Lose your Bitcoins

Bitcoin safety is considered to be one of the most urgent and highly discussed topics within the Bitcoin community. Any Bitcoin owner should know how to keep the digital funds safe, similar to the way we keep our regular wallets protected from pickpockets and thieves....

Mining News in Review: November 11, 2014

  There never seems to be a dull week in the world of bitcoin mining. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a preview of our cyberpunk future in the form of a bitcoin mining meltdown, Gavin Andresen gives his thoughts on bitcoin mining centralization and a new...

New Coins You Should Look at (November 6, 2014)

The announcement of Bitcoin’s sidechaining feature that will likely soon be active is very good news for Bitcoin, but it might be even better news for altcoins. Sidechains will likely be just the first of many useful additions to Bitcoin and clearly demonstrates...

Mining News in Review: October 31, 2014

Bitcoin mining was one of the first new industries to rise up out of the invention of cryptocurrency, and there never seems to be a dull day in this new market. With plenty of scandals and fraudsters in the industry, most of the stories seem to focus on how purchasing...

Altcoins Roundup or New Coins You Should Look at

Although support for Bitcoin is probably higher now than it has ever been, many enthusiasts and investors alike are all too aware of its potential problem in sustainability. As anyone who has personally attempted to mine knows, it is extremely energy-consuming and, at...

What is a Coinbase Transaction?

All transactions on the bitcoin network are not created equally. A coinbase transaction is a unique type of bitcoin transaction that can only be created by a miner. This type of transaction has no inputs, and there is one created with each new block that is mined on...

4 Posts On /r/bitcoin, October 27, 2014

Reddit is a weird place. It is the main source of the Internet talk, news and a good laugh. Yes, reddit has it all. What bubbles to the top on one day, may easily be forgotten on another.  Here is the list of four posts on /r/bitcoin that were recently discussed....

Bitcoin Mining News in Review: October 24, 2014

Although there haven’t been any huge announcements for new Bitcoin mining hardware lately, there’s still been plenty of Bitcoin mining-related news that has come out recently. The first-ever Bitcoin conference that focused on mining above everything else took place in...

Where to Go Out on Bitcoin?

Bitcoin enthusiasts are always looking for new places to spend high-tech currency, and it seems to get easier every day. While there is no shortage of companies accepting digital currency in the United States, there are certainly a few places that stand out. Boston,...

An Overview of Bitcoin Crowdfunding Projects

Crowdfunding is quickly becoming one of Bitcoin’s “killer apps”, but it’s easy to get confused when there are so many different crowdfunding platforms available in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. One of the main value propositions of Bitcoin is that it cuts out the...

Company Review: 24xbtc.com

24xbtc.com is a Ukrainian-based company that focuses its activity on e-Commerce, investments, finance, banking, and cryptocurrencies on the Eastern European market. The company has the 4-year experience of working in different countries around the world, being...

5 Questions Bitcoiners Hate Being Asked

As any innovative phenomenon, Bitcoin has numerous supporters and skeptics, and that’s fine. When people are not familiar with the concept, they ask a lot of questions. In general, all the questions are important and require thorough responses. Some of these questions...

CEX.IO otwiera rynek fiducjarnych walut

22 września 2014, Londyn, Wielka Brytania. CEX.IO, wiodąca platforma wymiany kryptowalut, ogłosiła dzisiaj zakończenie fazy beta i oficjalne uruchomienie możliwości handlu z użyciem dolarów amerykańskich. Depozyty w dolarach przyjmowane są za pośrednictwem przelewów...

CEX.IO API Updated with New Features

In terms of CEX.IO constant development, we are glad to announce about brand new features in our API delivering the best experience to Bitcoin developers and our users. From now on, CEX.IO API is extended with such functions as: Price Ticker — shows the real-time...

CEX.IO Introduces Online SEPA Payments

CEX.IO continues improving its services. The latest move in this direction is introduction of a new payment instrument, SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area). We aimed to simplify financial transactions in Euro on CEX.IO and make deposits and withdrawals for EU users even...

Interview with Fred Mazo (Exclusive)

Fred Mazo is by far one of the most vibrant Bitcoin enthusiasts with a true passion to cryptocurrency and decentralized networks. Fred spends a great deal of his time promoting Bitcoin in the UK, being a working member of The United Kingdom Digital Currency...

We Are Searching for Translators!

Committed to Bitcoin community around the globe, we strive to make our service even better. So we’ve launched a free translation project and now kindly ask all our friends and peers to join it and help us to translate our website. The following languages are...

Breaking the Myths: Why Do Bitcoins Have Value?

Many people like to claim that bitcoins are worthless and that they couldn’t possibly have any value because they aren’t backed up by anything tangible. The easiest way to dismiss this myth is to take a look at the state of fiat currency in the world today. There...

What Is Hashing Algorithm?

In public-key cryptography, a hash value is used as a summary of the initial input number. A hashing algorithm is applied to the original input number to create that hash value. The point of a hash value is that it is theoretically impossible to find the original...

How to Read the Trading Page on CEX.IO

Traders who are familiar with the CEX.IO platform may have noticed some changes with the main trading page in recent weeks. There is now a variety of new features with the trading page, and the layout of the page has been optimized for simplicity and ease-of-use. The...

10 Presents You Can Buy with Bitcoin

With the holidays approaching quickly, many Bitcoin supporters may be attempting to complete their holiday shopping using only Bitcoin. Fortunately, there are many companies that now accept Bitcoin, which should make holiday shopping for supporters of the digital...

What are Public and Private Keys?

Public key cryptography, also known as asymmetric cryptography, is a type of cryptographic algorithms that operate with the help of two separate keys — private and public keys. These two are different, but at the same time they are mathematically related to one...

CNY vs. USD or How is Bitcoin Traded?

Many of you may wonder about the currency distribution within the Bitcoin ecosystem. In order to answer this question we should analyse statistical data and compare the distribution rate of various fiat currencies. Currently, there are two different resources...

5 Most Unusual Places to Accept Bitcoin

While most Bitcoin enthusiasts are aware of being able to spend their Bitcoins on electronics, furniture, or clothes at sites like tigerdirect.com, newegg.com, and overstock.com, there are quite a few other companies offering some more unusual products and services...

5 Ways to Explain Bitcoin to Your Friends

For us, true Bitcoin fanatics, explaining Bitcoin to the friends can be challenging and often as effective as talking to a wall. Here are 5 ways that could help you thrive if you are looking to turn your fellows to Bitcoin lovers: 1. It’s money, but on the...

CEX.IO Adds Euro Support

We are proud to announce adding Euro support to CEX.IO Bitcoin Crypto Exchange. With the new pairs, traders will be able to buy and sell Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin for Euro. It is the second fiat currency for CEX.IO following the release of USD, which has been...

Five New Altcoins

  As altcoin exchanges constantly add new currencies, it is important to watch for prominent new coins being developed. The extremely energy intensive mining processes for bitcoin and litecoin are becoming more difficult to sustain and may one day have to be...

Education for Bitcoins

  With more and more businesses and organisations accepting Bitcoin every day, there is sure to be an interest in using Bitcoin to pay for education. While Bitcoin acceptance still has much progress to be made, especially in schools and universities, there are a...

What is Maintenance Cost?

Bitcoin mining involves consumption of an excessive amount of electricity and the necessity of constant hardware supervision. Both, mining with personal hardware and Cloud mining, are subject to the maintenance cost. Cloud mining, which is rapidly gaining popularity,...

Bitcoin Startups: Bitok.com

In a constant search for solutions allowing to make transactions with Bitcoin easy and quick, Bitcoin startups are emerging unbelievably fast. One of them, Bitok.com, a new cryptocurrency market exchange, is on our Bitcoin startups category today. What is Bitok.com?...

Bitcoin Mining With GHash.IO: First Results

The number of Bitcoins mined on GHash.IO has gradually been increasing from August 2013 to August 2014. Several elevated points are obviously present — October 2013, January 2014 and June 2014. From August 2013 to October 2013 the rise of Bitcoins mined at GHash.IO...

Protected: Downtime

Cex.io is a cloud mining provider, which contributes to the Bitcoin network with hashing power. Participants are rewarded with shares of the block rewards and transaction fees. A share is your percentage of the overall hashing power, so when a block is found by your...

Pay With Bitcoin Bitcoin in LA

In Los Angeles, the bitcoin community is strong – more new places have started to accept bitcoins. You can pay with bitcoins at bars, restaurants, hair salons, and even for jiu-jitsu lessons. So here are few places in LA where you can spend bitcoins. The Ham...

Crypto 2.0: a Historical Look Inside

At the rise of Internet, users mostly consumed information than created content. In 1999, the whole picture changed while a new concept of Web 2.0 evolved. From this point, a global community stepped in and contributed to generating content. Wikipedia, the world’s...

What is an Orphan Block?

There are plenty of people out there who are upset at the amount of computing power and electricity that is currently going into Bitcoin mining, and these people would likely be even more upset after learning about the intricacies of orphaned blocks. Although the...

Bitcoin Mining vs Litecoin Mining

When analysing the development of Bitcoin and Litecoin mining, it is crucial to examine the interest in the mining process over time. According to the graph taken from Google Trends, timespan October 2013 to September 2014, we can observe a significant peak in...

Interview with Levin Keller (Exclusive)

Bitcoin scene in Berlin unites developers, start-uppers and crypto dreamers.  More and more people are coming to launch projects there. Levin Keller, founder of Bitcoinage.de and a member of newly created Bitcoin Center Berlin, is one of them. He is also a member of...

Bitcoiner of the Week: Hal Finney

On August 28, 2014, Bitcoin world lost one of its earliest pioneers, Hal Finney, at the age of 58. Finney was one of the developer of Bitcoin project and the recipient of the first bitcoin transaction. “I mined block 70-something, and I was the recipient of the first...

Top-5 Bitcoin Firsts

Once in a while we hear the inspiring, amusing and often ridiculous stories about Bitcoins, the innovative cryptocurrency that is taking the world by storm. Here is an overview of the Bitcoin’s first achievements in integrating into the mainstream. The first...

What influences the price of Bitcoin?

Intro Since its launch, Bitcoin seems to create a new question for each one  it answers. Questions such as “Is the system viable?” or “Is It a Ponzi scheme?” have been answered.  Often still, with any increase in price, and the subsequent...

Promising Altcoins

New cryptocurrencies appear every day. At the moment, there are over 200 of them and the number increases almost exponentially.  With this many coins, it is hard to find those that have any potential. Simply, numbers are overwhelming and do not allow for a clear view...

How to Track Bitcoin Difficulty

For anyone who is entering the Bitcoin mining industry, difficulty is one of the most important statistics to track on a regular basis. There are plenty of different factors to look at when it comes to figuring out whether or not a Bitcoin mining operation is going to...

How to Read the Charts on BitcoinWisdom.com

The price has always seemed to be the most important aspect of the Bitcoin ecosystem, and it actually blinds people from seeing the true potential behind a distributed, global ledger. Many of the most adamant Bitcoin proponents claim that the price doesn’t matter to...

LinkedIn as a New Home for Bitcoin Groups

  It would appear that Bitcoin communities have found a new home in the LinkedIn social network. Until now, most Bitcoin community activity has been happening on reddit, a social network that allows a topic to have multiple threads and sub-threads in addition to...

Bitcoin Startups: GogoCoin

  Gogocoin is a new Bitcoin startup that will offer easy-to-redeem gift cards for Bitcoins at retailers worldwide. In exchange for local currency, users will be able to enter retail stores and buy Bitcoins. The cards are then redeemed...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Real Watches

Watches. It was at the age of nine, that I was first introduced to the punctual world of Phileas Fogg. If you know your Jules Verne, you might recognise the name Fogg as the protagonist of the novel, Around The World In Ninety Days. Very briefly, it is a story about...

Bitcoin Startups: CrowdCurity

  Security in Bitcoin will always be an issue. Many companies and services have been hacked since the start of Bitcoin and companies need to take any measure possible to secure their services. What do you do if you can’t afford an expensive security team or...

Bitcoin Paradise: The Galt’s Gulch Chile

  With the rapid development of the Bitcoin community more and more ventures that accept Bitcoins come to light. This time we will have a look at Galt’s Gulch Chile, an extraordinary community of scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and other Bitcoin enthusiasts...

Bitcoin Mining Hardware Roundup

  Although it is a bit more difficult to get involved with Bitcoin mining these days, there are still plenty of hardware companies out there vying for their spot in the mining market. Whether you’re talking about cloud mining or personal mining devices, it seems...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Quad Lock

In a lot of jurisdictions, driving while speaking on your mobile phone could land you in a lot of trouble. Thanks to a new product called the Quad Lock smart phone mount you can now integrate your smart phone around your lifestyle whether you are driving, cycling,...

GHash.IO: Reading the Last Blocks Spreadsheet

When visiting the GHash.IO website, it’s important to make sure that you completely understand all of the information that is being thrown your way. There are a large number of mining statistics available to the individuals who wish to join the mining pool, and these...

Bitcoin Center Berlin

While the acceptance of Bitcoin is overwhelmingly spreading over the world, the new co-working spaces aimed to gather Bitcoin developers and dudes with a true Bitcoin passion are emerging for the accumulation of the brainpower to cultivate Bitcoin ecosystem worldwide....

Bitcoin Paper Wallets

  Money comes along with a wallet. That is simple as ABC. If you own Bitcoin, which is a form of money, then you already have a wallet, more than likely a desktop, mobile or online one. But have you ever thought of something more material in terms of a Bitcoin...

Mining for Bitcoins and Turning Them into Cash

When you ask yourself, “How do I mine bitcoins?”, it’s important to realize that you could actually have a variety of different answers come your way. One person will tell you to purchase your own mining hardware and start a mining facility of your own, while others...

Where to Sell Bitcoin Securely

Whether you’re a freelancer who needs to sell your bitcoins that you received as payment for a finished project to pay your bills or you’re just not that bullish on the bitcoin price over the next few months, it’s always important to plan where you’re going to sell...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Pure Fix Cycles

Have you ever heard of the tête de taureau? If you speak French and know a thing or two about modern art, you might recognize that as “the Bull’s Head”, a whimsical yet delightful sculpture that is on display at the Picasso Museum in Paris. Spanish painter Pablo...

CEX.IO Website Tip of the Week #3

You don’t have to log in to your CEX.IO account to access lots of resource and data from CEX.IO. 1. When you navigate to our homepage https://cex.io/ informative platform statistics, social media connections and live data is available to view and access. For instance,...

Top 5 Bitcoin Wallets in 2014

As with most forms of money, there are many different ways in which you can store your bitcoins. Although you should keep the majority of your funds in some form of cold storage or vault, you still need to have easy access to your spending money while you’re on the go...

CoinSummit London: Report

Here are the highlights of the CoinSummit London, one of the main Bitcoin conferences. Worthwhile discussions, advantageous networking, top-notch speakers in figures and quotes. Check it out!...

Bitcoin Price Prediction

Bitcoin experts around the world have different opinions about the possible changes in the Bitcoin prices. We can only explore the probable future price of BTC with the presumption that the historical price data indicates the future value of this cryptocurrency. At...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: BitFash

It’s amazing how many things you can easily get for your Bitcoins these days: from food and drinks to traveling and accommodation! Today we want to share one more find with you. Bitfash is great and simple online-store, which features some of the world’s most famous...

Bitcoin Startups: BitPagos

There are a large number of new Bitcoin startups popping up on what seems to be a daily basis these days; however, only a few of these companies are actually helping people in the developing world gain access to the Bitcoin ecosystem. BitPagos is one of these...

KYC, AML and Bitcoin

While a good number of Bitcoin exchanges have popped up in different spots around the world over the past few years, the reality is that certain jurisdictions are making things harder on Bitcoin entrepreneurs than others. Any exchange is going to have to operate...

Who Receives Newly Created Bitcoins?

One of the main areas of skepticism that people hold onto when they are new to the Bitcoin ecosystem has to do with who is receiving new bitcoins after they have been created. After all, if this is supposed to be a decentralized currency and payment system, it...

GHash.IO Website Tip #2

Q: Can you show me how to organise Auto Payout for my GHash.IO mining profits? 1. From the main GHash.IO page navigate and select CEX.IO in the top right of the screen. From there you’ll be directed to the CEX.IO homepage. Now select your username then Profile (all at...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: 5Dimes

It has long been said that Bitcoin could be useful for certain transactions that currently have to deal with a large amount of friction. The online gambling industry is definitely one such market where there are plenty of blocks and holds on transactions, and it’s...

CoinSummit Overview

Last week, London hosted an incredible event, which thundered throughout the Bitcoin community, — CoinSummit conference. CEX.IO and GHash.IO were glad to support the event with Platinum Sponsorship and make the first step out at such a significant conference....

What is Cryptography?

Many people have heard of the term “cryptocurrency”, but they are unsure of the origins of this new addition to the English language. The second half of the word is rather straightforward, as a currency is most easily understood as another term for money. In most...

Using the correct bitcoin to USD calculator

  When attempting to convert a certain amount of Bitcoins to dollars or any other currency, it’s important to make sure that you have the correct tools at your disposal. While some people feel like any calculator will be able to get the job done, it is important...

Successful Trading with CEX.IO. Introduction

Back in March we published a blog called the ‘Top 5 Rules for Successful Trading’  where we introduced some of the basic rules traders should employ to ensure they treat their trading activity in a professional and disciplined manner. Over the coming weeks we will be...

Overview of the brightest Bitcoin podcasts

Currently more and more Bitcoin enthusiasts are engaging in various online activities (videos, info-graphics, podcasts) to shine light on what some might think is a complicated subject — what the Bitcoin is, its benefits and threats in terms of technical and societal...

CEX.IO Website Tip of the Week #2

Q: How do I place a buy or sell order and manage it? From the CEX.IO Trade page select the required trading pair (for this example we are using GHS/BTC and buying). This automatically calls up the pair charts and trade depth information. Scroll down to the Trade: Buy...

Anti-money laundering and bitcoin

As most of you know, Anti-Money Laundering suggests a number of procedures, laws and regulations that are implemented to prevent the practice of generating income through illegal actions and criminal behaviour. Targeting businesses providing financial services is an...

Bitcoin accepted here: Expedia

Expedia is the latest large company to decide that accepting Bitcoin may not be such a bad idea. The online hotel and flight booking agency has decided to partner with Coinbase in order to accept Bitcoin payments from all over the world. Much like the other big...

Bitcoin accepted here: Fiverr

Bitcoin has a lot of potential for growth in the world of online freelancers, and the largest place to pay freelancers for odd jobs with Bitcoin right now is Fiverr. Fiverr is one of the largest hubs for freelancers on the entire Internet, and it’s now the perfect...

Bitcoin investment

Since the creation of cryptocurrencies, there has been certain controversy around Bitcoin investment. Throughout 2014 a great deal of venture-capital investments have been made into businesses associated with Bitcoins. Simultaneously, with the price fluctuation of...

Bringing bitcoin into masses

Gradually Bitcoins and various altcoins are becoming more popular winning favourable attitude of millions around the world. However, this is only the beginning of the integration for cryptocurrencies in our daily life. The crypto community should take a number of...

How will PayPal integrate bitcoin?

The CEO of eBay made headlines in recent weeks by claiming that PayPal is eventually going to have to integrate digital currencies, such as Bitcoin, into their payment platform. While this should be huge news for anyone interested in mainstream adoption of Bitcoin,...

DISH decides that bitcoin is worth the trouble

Overstock was able to make headlines a few months ago as the first major retailer to accept Bitcoin as a payment method, and now DISH is getting in on the action as well. DISH is nearly seventy-five times as large as Overstock, so this is a much bigger deal than...

Did Apple change their view on bitcoin?

While most of the general public was interested in the new operating system unveiled by Apple at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the Bitcoin community was excited about a different kind of release that was happening at the same time. Apple decided to make...

GHash.IO is open for discussion

Rapid growth of GHash.IO mining pool, seen over the past few months, has been driven by our determination to offer innovative solutions within the Bitcoin ecosystem combined with significant investment in resource. Our investment, participation and highly motivated...

The Hype Behind the X11 Mining Algorithm

X11 is a relatively new mining algorithm that has gained some notoriety in a time when ASICs are just now being released for scrypt-based cryptocurrencies. Scrypt was supposed to be a mining algorithm that made mining a more decentralized process, but it seems that it...

GHash.IO Website Tip of the Week #1

Q: How can I view the performance stats on each of my miners in the GHash.IO BTC pool? 1. From the main GHash.IO page you can view the collective performance of all your miners. By selecting ‘workers’ at the top of the page you will be able to access the same data but...

Bitcoin Centres: Bitcoin Center NYC

The Bitcoin Center in New York City is opened to the public since the beginning of 2014 and it welcomes more than 200 visitors every other day. Which is not surprising, considering that it is located in the heart of New York City’s financial district, only a few feet...

TOP-5 Bitcoin Instagram users to follow

If you are an Instagram user and Bitcoin adherent, then you’ll appreciate this post. We went trough all Bitcoin-themed Instagram accounts and have chosen 5 best ones for you to follow. These are definitely worth your attention! @Bitcoindoc – a documentary about...

CEX.IO Updates and News

CEX.IO Bitcoin Crypto Exchange and GHash.IO would like to inform you about the latest updates appeared on our platform. Expanded mining options GHash.IO has recently added several coins to its Multipool, such as USDe, POT, ANC, MYR, RDD and DGB. Together with other...

Bitcoin accepted here: WordPress

The top publishing service WordPress.com was one of the first global companies to accept the non-governmental cryptocurrency Bitcoin as a payment method for different upgrades, including ad-free interface and custom design. WordPress.com serves as an online publishing...

Gavin Andresen: The king of bitcoin?

Each minute of Bitcoin2014 conference was meaningful, and everyone was completely torn between simultaneous presentations, panel discussions and exhibition stands. But there were moments, when all the eyes were looking at one place and all the ears hearing to one...

About bitcoin meetups

Although most of the Bitcoin conversation still happens online or at monthly Bitcoin conferences, another way to meet Bitcoin supporters in your area is through Bitcoin meetups. Most major cities around the world already have some kind of Bitcoin meetup on a weekly or...

Bitcoin centres: La Maison du bitcoin

It’s been a couple of weeks since La Maison du Bitcoin (‘The House of Bitcoin’) had opened its doors to the public in Paris. We’ve decided that it’s time to have a chat with one of co-funders Eric Larchevêque and ask about first achievements and difficulties he and...

Bitcoin accepted here: Education

Bitcoin acceptance is increasing rapidly as more individuals, businesses and educational institutions adopt this innovative payment method. As the Bitcoin community grows, a great variety of products and services can be acquired for Bitcoins, including NBA tickets,...

Wallets: Integrating bitcoin into text messages

When most people think about using Bitcoin to pay for something, they usually imagine paying with a smartphone or laptop; however, these kinds of advanced computing devices are not widely-used in every part of the globe. Some parts of the world are not able to run an...

Bitcoin converter

What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency and a payment network. Even though the price of Bitcoin isn’t fixed and is highly volatile, many people all over the world begin to see Bitcoin as an exciting opportunity, opposed to a financial threat. It...

How to pay with bitcoin using your iPhone

Most Bitcoin enthusiasts understand that the iPhone is not the best selection for a mobile device if they want to be able to make Bitcoin payments. Still, one of the core ideas flyring around at Bitcoin2014 conference sounded like that: “Bitcoin + iPhone. This...

Too Many Altcoins?

We all know Bitcoin is by far and away the largest crypto-currency out there. With a $6.3B market Cap it dwarfs all the others, Litecoin comes in a distant 2nd with $305M. But did you know there are now way in excess of 250 alt coins available and that number is...

Mastercoin: Blockchain Builder

Mastercoin has recently gotten a lot of attention due to IPO of MaidSafeCoin, with the payment methods beings Mastercoin and Bitcoin. What makes Mastercoin different from the numerous cryptocurrencies available on the exchanges? Well the most significant is the use of...

Bitcoin to USD chart

A Bitcoin to USD chart is the best way to track the price of a single Bitcoin over a long period of time. Although there are now many different exchanges across different parts of the world, most of the early trades made from fiat to Bitcoin were done so with US...

Bitcoin: More Than a Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin is more than a cryptocurrency. It’s a risky concept that has so far, paid off. Many people thought that this couldn’t work, but it has. The concept? A peer to peer payment system. Peer to peer payment gets completely rid of the middleman, in most cases the...

Bitcoin Wallets. Part 1: How Do They Work?

The easiest way to describe a Bitcoin wallet is to think of it as the place where your bitcoins are stored, but it’s really much more than that. There are many different types of wallets that people use these days, and understanding how to use a Bitcoin wallet...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Amagi Metals

We continue reviewing popular online and offline platforms, which have chosen Bitcoin as a way of payment for their goods and services. Amagi Metals website is on our list today. Bitcoin for Gold As known, Amagi Metals company is into selling precious metals to its...

An Overview of the Bitcoin Price History

Launched in 2009, bitcoin price was tremendously changing: from zero to 1300 USD in 2013, and 300 USD at the moment of this article. What is Bitcoin Index? For starters let’s define bitcoin price index (or bitcoin index as further). Bitcoin index is based on a...

Meet winners of CEX.IO AD competition!

Last week we’ve announced a competition for CEX.IO users. As you remember, we asked you to create advertising for CEX.IO platform. Authors of the brightest pieces were promised to get 5 GHS, 10 GHS and 20 GHS for the 1st to 3rd places respectively. Now it’s time to...

What Factors Control the Price of the Bitcoin?

There are plenty of different factors that go into the price of the bitcoin at any one point in time, but all of these different variables can be summed up in nothing more than supply and demand. The bitcoin is the ultimate version of a free market because there is...

The First Bitcoin Debit Card by Xapo

Although Bitcoin has been showing high potential in the global financial sector, it still faces obstacles in various countries. One of the major problems that Bitcoin owners experience is using this digital currency in daily life for small pleasures, for instance...

The Secret of GHS Price

Before investing in any kind of tradeable asset, it’s important to understand the underlying factors that go into that particular asset’s overall value. There are a wide variety of different indicators to look at when it comes to the price of GHS, and...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Sound Waves

An online music store called Sound Waves is on our list today. They have recently launched a new payment gateway, which means that you can buy tracks using Bitcoins. Sound Waves website has a great selection of different music. It is easy to browse by genres, such as...

7 Things to Learn About Bitcoin

So, you are new to Bitcoin, but would like to dive into the waves of the new technology. What should you start with? Here are 7 facts about the basics of Bitcoin that can help you with. We suggest you take a 5-minute break to read them and start your Bitcoin journey....

CEX.IO Lowers Maintenance Costs

CEX.IO announces lower maintenance costs for owners of GHS. The previous cost was estimated at $0.30, but is now lowered to $0.26 for 1 GHS per month. The maintenance costs on these cloud-based mining commodities are used to pay for costs of electricity, hardware...

CEX.IO announces competition!

Take part in our competition and win 5 GHS, 10 GHS or even 20 GHS! Our rules are pretty simple. All you need to do is to create advertising for CEX.IO platform. You are welcome to use your imagination and make any of these: poster, video, audio etc. Be sure to mention...

Bitcoin Accepted Here: Overstock.com

Throughout the year more and more local and international companies have been opening their doors to Bitcoins, the innovative digital currency and a pioneering peer-to-peer payment system. Overstock.com is probably the largest retailer that have embraced the...

What Do Our Users Think?

We actively communicate with users on our official Facebook page and often conduct small surveys to find out about their opinions. Time went by, and we came up with a summary infographics. And what do you think about it? (Full...

Is There a Future in Solar Bitcoin Mining?

One of the main factors people look at when it comes to mining any form of cryptocurrency is the overall cost of electricity. There are many variables that go into the total cost of mining, but none of them are more important than the cost of powering the mining...

Bitcoin ATMs: What Are They?

A Bitcoin ATM is a machine that works just like any other ATM, it’s a device that allows you to buy or sell Bitcoins with cash without the need of a human. Some are also accepting other popular cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin and Litecoin. History of Bitcoin ATMs...

What are Multipools and How Do They Work?

Multipools in cryptocurrency mining are basically used to take out a lot of guess work involved with figuring out which cryptocurrency should be mined at any given time. The most profitable cryptocurrency for miners can change by the second, so it’s important...

The Best Books on Bitcoin

When trying to learn everything there is to know about a complex topic such as Bitcoin, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting all the facts from the right source. While reading Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin white paper is always the...

Getting Help and Support from CEX.IO

Whenever you have a question or comment about our trading platform here at CEX.IO, we’ll always be happy to find a solution to your specific issue. Trading on any exchange can be rather difficult, and we understand that things can get even trickier when...

How to mine at GHash.io multipool pro?

The Multipool Pro from Ghash.IO is a scrypt mining pool that allows miners to always mine the most profitable coins on the market. Because of Ghash.IO’s partnership with CEX.IO, coins can also be sold on the open market soon after they have been mined in the...

Paying with Bitcoin at Real Stores

Understanding the importance of Bitcoin for online merchants is rather easy. After all, Bitcoin is supposed to be the “Internet of money.” There are definitely a large number of Bitcoin advocates in the online world, but what happens when we bring Bitcoin into brick...

Litecoin Mining and GHash.IO

Many of the people who feel like they missed out on the Bitcoin mining craze a few years ago have quickly moved over to various scrypt altcoins, which allow them to mine with nothing more than a GPU. Although ASIC scrypt mining hardware is just around the corner, many...

Future of the Bitcoin Price

One of the main criticisms that some people have against Bitcoin is that the value of bitcoins is not exactly stable. Although the price of a single bitcoin was able to climb from around $10 to over $1000 over the course of 2013, the reality is that 2014 has not been...

Bitcoin Mining Pools

Although most of the Bitcoin community would not like to see a centralization of hashing power within the Bitcoin network, the reality is that it’s bound to happen. Some mining pools are going to offer better perks than others, and these pools are eventually...

Futures Trading at CEX.IO

After becoming the first online commodities exchange for Bitcoin mining hashing power, CEX.IO has now taken their level of innovation to the next level with futures contracts on the delivery of cloud mining equipment. FHA and FHM are the two futures contracts...

Bitcoin on Mobile Platforms

Bitcoin has been a focal point of much controversy in the past year. Despite enormous price fluctuations and companies like Mt. Gox being shut down, Bitcoin is becoming more popular than ever. An increasing number of customers is choosing mobile as their platform of...

Top-5 Rules for Successful Trading

While there isn’t one secret tip to successful trading that will allow you to become a millionaire overnight, there are definitely a few general rules that should be followed before you start trading any kind of asset with real money. Instead of looking for one...

Comparing currencies: fiat, crypto, and virtual

Although most of the world still prefers fiat currency over all over forms of money, cryptocurrency and other types of virtual currencies are definitely starting to bring some real competition to the table. Governments have always liked the idea of controlling the...

New Developments in Mining Hardware

Anyone who’s interested in mining cryptocurrencies understands that this is a market that can change rather quickly. While a certain amount of hashing power may be useful today, it doesn’t take long for the network difficulty to increase when new miners...

How to Read the CEX.IO Trading Graph

Before you start trading on any market, you need to make sure you understand some of the basics of reading the charts and understanding where the market is headed. The graphs on the homepage of CEX.IO look rather confusing to some, but the reality is these graphs are...

Auroracoin, Mazacoin, and other country coins

The latest trend in the altcoin market is the idea of a cryptocurrency created for a specific country. Auroracoin was the first altcoin to enter this space, but we also have Mazacoin and Spaincoin to look at now. Many people are excited about the prospect of these...

Interview with Jeffrey Smith, CEX.IO CIO

CEX.IO Bitcoin Commodity Exchange in the person of Jeffrey Smith, CIO, was interviewed by the Polish news portal bitcoin.pl.  The interview covers up-to-date issues connected with CEX.IO, cryptocurrencies and the Bitcoin community. – Please introduce yourself,...

FPGA Bitcoin Mining

FPGA Bitcoin Mining: General Background FPGA mining is a superior option when compared to GPU or CPU mining, but it does not hold a candle to the power of the ASIC miner. While these were considered the best and fastest mining devices at one point in time, the reality...

What is Bitcoin currency

Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, a payment system and a trading asset. Yes, it has it all. Created in 2009 by a mysterious mastermind of Satoshi Nakamoto bitcoin currency, Bitcoin gradually gained its popularity all over the world. Each transaction is verified...

Excel in bitcoin trading with CEX.IO

CEX.IO is the first and currently leading commodity exchange platform, which aims to make people more aware of the advantages of Bitcoins trading and mining as well as to upskill Bitcoin traders and expand their knowledge of various mining possibilities, e.g. Cloud...