• The United States Postal Service (USPS) and the blockchain join hands; Mt. Gox creditors aim to get what’s theirs, and Swift gets slowed down by bank breaches. Want to see what you’ve been missing in digital currency news? Take a gander at the stories below: Also read: Industry Report: Lisk, the First ‘modular’ Currency? USPS Are the United States Postal Service and the blockchain the digital world’s new power couple? According to a new report,

    Industry Report: The USPS Does Digital Currency

    | 2016/05/30 9:00 am
  • BitLox is a new entrant into the physical Bitcoin wallet market. BitLox Creator Dana Coe sent us a wallet to test and review, and also answered some questions about BitLox, its development, and more. One of the first things you will notice about BitLox is it uses an e-ink screen which both saves power and makes reading it easier in many different lighting situations. The screen is one of many features which make it a unique

    Interview With BitLox Bitcoin Wallet Creator Dana Coe

    | 2016/05/05 6:00 am
  • HYPR Corp. is a biometric security company that focuses on making the financial world safer for consumers and businesses alike. Led by CEO and blockchain enthusiast George Avetisov, the company recently partnered with blockchain security firm BitGo, producing an alliance that could secure the entire finance industry with blockchain-powered biometrics. Also read: Bitcoin Price Blunders, Suffers $15 Decline Combining the Blockchain With Biometric Security Bitcoinist got the chance to sit down with CEO George Avetisov

    HYPR CEO: Blockchain Becoming ‘Ubiquitous’ in Banking Sector

    | 2016/05/01 11:59 am
  • The bitcoin marketplace, LocalBitcoins, has reportedly been hacked by a malicious agent who claims to have the full database of usernames and passwords. Also read: Bitcoin Price Stirs Up Bullish Sentiment LocalBitcoins Possibly Hacked So far, the hacker has only posted an alleged partial list for sale on Satoshibox and it remains unknown if there is a larger list being sold. There is a belief among some that this is simply a hoax as the

    LocalBitcoins Database Allegedly Hacked, User Info For Sale

    | 2016/04/24 5:27 pm
  • In a surprising development on Wednesday, Bitcoin developer Peter Todd released information around MIT’s ChainAnchor project. ChainAnchor supposedly involves enticing miners with additional compensation to ensure that only transactions from a list of identified and registered users are included in blocks. The news comes at a time of accelerating initiatives to adopt facets of Bitcoin’s Blockchain technology into traditional banking and trading of other digital assets or securities. Also Read: FBI Used Invalid Warrant To Infect Tor

    Peter Todd Exposes MIT ChainAnchor Project That Enables Tracking Bitcoin User’s Identity

    | 2016/04/22 2:00 am
  • BitcoinTalk user johoe has found more Bitcoin signatures with repeated R values or “nonces,” a vulnerability allowing him to steal coins from wallets associated with the bad signatures. However, johoe’s goal is to exploit security flaws to make Bitcoiners aware, and wants to give money back to the people who can prove ownership of the bad addresses. Also read: BigUp Looks Forward to Future Development After Early Adoption Repeating R Values Leaves Bitcoiners Vulnerable Johoe discovered at

    Another Round of Reused R Values Leads to More Stolen Bitcoins

    | 2016/04/09 8:20 pm
  • 31 March 2016 – The federal government now has a task force dedicated to tracking and analyzing domestic and foreign “unlicensed bitcoin exchangers.” The task force, part of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) branch of the DHS, came to light in a federal affidavit outlining the investigation and arrest of David Burchard for large scale distribution of marijuana on Tor hidden services, under his alias, “Caliconnect”. This kind of inquiry, previously restricted to the FBI

    Homeland Security Task Force Tracks Domestic Bitcoin Traders

    | 2016/04/01 1:24 am
  • 30 March 2016 – Decentraleyes, a decentralized privacy addon for Firefox goes above and beyond to deliver a private experience for users of the browser by loading local versions of common content libraries that mine user data. Web sites increasingly rely on these delivery systems to collect data with ad-blocking and cookie destruction becoming more and more mainstream, and traditional privacy measures tend to break these sites. By offering local, auditable versions of these content

    Decentraleyes Addon Fixes Browser Privacy, Circumvents CDNs

    | 2016/03/30 7:45 am
  • According to recent reports, Eris Industries, the provider of one of the world’s most popular enterprise blockchain platforms, has selected Ledger as their security partner. This partnership is meant to not only improve the security of critical workflows of the platform but also to protect its blockchain-based infrastructure from all sorts of attacks. Also read: Blockchain Technology: Recreating the Cubicle The Eris Industries and Ledger Partnership For those who are not yet aware, both companies

    Eris Industries, Ledger Partner for Advanced Security Solutions

    | 2016/03/23 10:32 am
  • 15 March 2016 – There’s been a lot of contentious events surrounding privacy, encryption, and data security in the past few weeks covered in the media. With the US Presidential Primaries in full swing, and the presidential election looming closer on the horizon, few seem to be concerned with securing that most basic of civil liberties enjoyed in democratic nations: the right to vote. In the US, electronic voting machines, specifically the type manufactured by

    Blockchain-Based Voting Could Fix Election Security in the United States

    | 2016/03/15 9:57 pm
  • 15 March 2016 – Several new Tor de-anonymizing techniques have come to light in the past few days, which primarily exploit old javascript injection bugs to identify Tor users uniquely with mouse movement patterns and metrics. Jose Carlos Norte published these new exploits on his blog last week, shortly after discovering them. The security hole enabling these exploits is a ten-month-old bug that was unfortunately never addressed by the Tor developers. Until these bugs are

    Tor Fingerprinting Makes Tracking Anonymous Bitcoin Users Trivial

    | 2016/03/15 5:02 pm
  • The online privacy discussion is heating up again as President Obama and the Brave browser raised concerns regarding data collection from both the government and the private sector. This time, the debate hits close to home for Bitcoiners, since both Obama’s recent South by Southwest speech and Brave Software take particular interest in our favorite digital currency. Also read: The Vanbex Report: The Tangle and the Blockchain Will Obama Put Bitcoiner Privacy in Jeopardy? On

    Obama, Brave Inc Raise Concern for Bitcoiner Privacy

    | 2016/03/15 6:00 am
  • Apple and FBI have squabbled over the information relating to the murder of fourteen US citizens in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino early this year.  Just Yesterday, the Justice Department stated that Apple Inc. has used “false” arguments to avoid handing over information pertinent to the investigation of the attack. President Obama is now speaking out on this issue, arguing that there needs to be a balance between privacy and national security. Also Read:

    Obama Doesn’t Want You to Have A Swiss Bank in Your Wallet

    | 2016/03/12 4:46 pm
  • 12 March 2016 – A popular browser plugin for Chrome was found to be surreptitiously stealing Bitcoin from its users today. The add-on’s exploit was discovered by the people at Bitstamp, and confirmed by developer Devon Weller. Bitstamp followed the discovery with an announcement on Twitter warning users to uninstall the plugin and let other’s know about its malicious code. The add-on is called “BitcoinWisdom Ads Remover” and it marks the first serious Bitcoin exchange

    Chrome Add-on Steals Bitcoin With Social Engineering, QR Codes Vulnerable

    | 2016/03/12 12:11 pm
  • “The KeepKey is the most secure, user-friendly, premium hardware wallet device on the market,” said Doug Miller, KeepKey director of strategic alliances and business development.“Sticking to our core values, we brought to market a device accessible to everyone so they too can experience using Bitcoin and the Blockchain with ease and peace of mind.” Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with this firm and is not responsible for its goods and/or services. 

    Keepkey Expands Worldwide to Retailers and Vendors

    | 2016/03/09 2:41 pm
  • It is no secret how mobile Android devices are vulnerable to a wide range of attacks, which could have drastic consequences for consumers. Especially when it comes to financial details being leaked, these Android vulnerabilities will need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Accessibility clickjacking is one of the more recent forms of malware putting over 500 million devices – and Bitcoin users around the world – at risk. Also read: This Turing Complete

    Accessibility Clickjacking Threatens Bitcoin Users On Android

    | 2016/03/06 9:22 am
  • 5 March 2016 – Amazon has retracted their move to disable encryption on Fire OS and HDX devices. They have no plans to quickly fix this issue, though, saying that the update reenabling this security feature will come sometime in Spring. This leaves Amazon device users without an option for device encryption for at least a few months, putting their privacy and data at risk. Given Amazon’s heavy integration of monetized services and cloud applications,

    Amazon Leaves Users High and Dry Despite Promising Fire OS Encryption

    | 2016/03/05 12:18 pm
  • Last week, the Omni Foundation announced the release of the OmniDex 1.0, a trustless cryptocurrency exchange. The Omni Foundation claims that their exchange is the first of its kind, bringing truly-decentralized trading through a platform that “has no human component.” The purpose of this exchange is secure and trustless trading; OmniDex wants people to be able to buy and sell without getting “Goxxed.” Also read: Visa Is Looking for Blockchain Developers OmniDex: Trustless Cryptocurrency Exchange

    OmniDex: Keeping You From Getting Goxxed?

    | 2016/03/05 6:00 am
  • NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO – March 1, 2016 – A new partnership announced today between HYPR Corp. and BitGo, Inc. extends biometric authentication to the blockchain space to secure digital assets, cryptocurrency, identities and private keys. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with these firms and is not responsible for their products and/or services. BitGo and HYPR Announce New Partnership  This alliance of key players brings together biometric security with

    Blockchain Meets Biometrics: HYPR Corp. and BitGo Announce Partnership

    | 2016/03/02 11:56 am
  • Wall of Coins is a peer to peer exchange for Bitcoin that advertises security and privacy as their primary features. Their service features zero transaction fees, a web API, and they boast 100% cold storage reserves. While their infrastructure for exchange is an interesting departure from both centralized and P2P exchanges, how practical and convenient is it compared to more sophisticated options like Circle and Mycelium? With a service that operates as uniquely as Wall

    Wall of Coins Review: Good for Bitcoin Beginners, So-So for Veterans

    | 2016/03/02 6:00 am
  • Simple design, sleek look and security measures any hardware wallet user could want to store Bitcoin or any digital asset. Disclaimer: This article was provided by The Vanbex Group. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by the Vanbex group and is not responsible for their products and/or services. Meet the KeepKey, a device that offers a clean 3.12” OLED screen with a polycarbonate front encased in anodized aluminum. The device comes packaged with

    KeepKey: A Deeper Look into Luxury

    | 2016/03/01 8:00 am
  • BitLox is a hardware Bitcoin wallet manufacturer, and its first two products have hit the market. The company says that its titanium encased “BitLox Ultimate,” and the aerospace-grade alloy-encased “BitLox Advanced” are indestructbile, and are “the most advanced and secure hardware Bitcoin wallets ever developed. Disclaimer: This article was provided by Bitcoin PR Buzz. Bitcoinist is not affiliated with the firms represented by Bitcoin PR Buzz and is not responsible for their products and/or services.

    BitLox: ‘Indestructible’ Hardware Bitcoin Wallet

    | 2016/02/24 6:00 pm
  • In an announcement posted to the company’s blog on Medium, 21 Inc. revealed details about the 21 Bitcoin Computer’s unique ability to facilitate micropayments between users. Updates to the group’s main consumer facing product, released in November 2015 and available for $400, now open unchartered possibilities for integration and usage of micropayments for Bitcoin fanatics, entrepreneurs and developers alike. Also read: What’s Causing Bitcoin’s Current Bullish Run? 21 Inc. and Micropayments The post reads: “Today we’re announcing the

    21 Inc. Details Payment Capabilities for its Hardware

    | 2016/02/23 12:00 pm