A scammer demanded $600 in Bitcoin for the safe return of a North Carolina woman’s dog, hours after the dog had already been found. Bitcoins and Basset Hounds Last weekend, Patricia Howell lost her basset hound, Happy. She quickly took to local online forums and in-town pet communities, posting pictures of the dog and her telephone number while asking people to call her right away if they had seen him. Within a few days, sheRead MoreThe post Bitcoin Demanded for Safe Return of Beloved Dog appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. ... read more

The High Court of Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on cryptocurrencies in the Southern African country. This follows a lawsuit that was filed by a local cryptocurrency exchange which argued that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe did not have any authority to declare cryptocurrencies illegal.  Contested Jurisdiction On the 12th of May, Zimbabwe’s financial services regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), issued a directive to all financial institutions to stop all forms of transactionsRead MoreThe post High Court of Zimbabwe Lifts Cryptocurrency Ban appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. ... read more

Cryptocurrency trading just became faster and easier than ever before with the launch of Wisebitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency trading service offering leverage levels up to 20:1 utilizing the MetaTrader 5 trading engine. KINGSTOWN, ST VINCENT AND GRENADINES MAY 26, 2018— Wisebitcoin is pleased to announce that their pioneering cryptocurrency trading platform is now up and running. The platform utilizes the MT5 trading engine and has earned the distinction of becoming the first ever cryptoRead MoreThe post Wisebitcoin Launches the First Ever Cryptocurrency Trading Platform with Levera ... read more

Police in the Ukrainian city of Rivne are facing up to three years in jail for mining cryptocurrency at a police station, reports claim this week. 4 Months’ Mining, 3 Years’ Jailtime According to local news outlet 368 Media citing a legal document, staff at the liaison office of the national police department in Rivne County began mining at the start of 2018 and continued “for around four months.” The unnamed accused now face chargesRead MoreThe post Ukraine: Possible Jail For Police Who Mined Cryptocurrency At Work appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. ... read more

Earlier this week, NAGA Coin gained a prominent listing on the popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex. ‘Another Day, Another Exchange’ NAGA Coin (NGC) achieved new listings on the popular cryptocurrency exchanges Bittrex and UpBit. Following NGC’s listing on the US-based exchange, the token’s price spiked from roughly $0.60 to as high as $1.05 — before natural profit-taking and a continued market-wide downtrend pushed the coin back down to what some may consider a very buyableRead MoreThe post NAGA Coin (NGC) Now Listed on Bittrex appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. ... read more

AirPod – one of the most exciting new projects in the blockchain industry and cryptocurrency space – is going to be a Diamond Sponsor at CryptoKonf 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. As such, AirPod is set to give an opening speech, during which the project’s ICO will be introduced to the broader cryptocurrency world. What is CryptoKonf 2018? CryptoKonf 2018 is the most prominent blockchain, FinTech, compliance, cryptocurrency and ICO conference in southeastern Europe, and featuresRead MoreThe post AirPod Synchronizing Pre-Sale Date with CryptoKonf 2018 appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. ... read more

As everyone knows, Bitcoin has had an ultra-impressive run. Now, initial coin offerings (ICOs) are the cryptocurrency space’s hottest offerings, thanks to their ability to provide high returns on investment. Having said that, not all ICOs are created equal. Some will barely reach the finish line, let alone shoot the moon. With investors always looking for “the next Bitcoin,” the race to take the next big ICO to the moon is already underway!  The HighestRead MoreThe post ASKfm Reaches New Peak, Scales Everest appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. ... read more

Technology and military experts suggest that candidates for defense jobs may not be able to obtain a necessary security clearance if they own Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.  The Struggle for Tech Talent in the Defense Sector The Pentagon is struggling to hire new tech talent. Unlike the private sector, the Department of Defense and certain other government agencies require a candidate to obtain necessary security clearances in order to be hired. This leaves a veryRead MoreThe post Could Cryptocurrency Be a Red Flag for U.S. Workers Seeking Security Clearances? appeared first on Bitcoinist ... read more