• 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
  • February 21, 2016 – The website of the second most popular Linux distribution, Linux Mint, has been hacked to point users to an altered installation image with a backdoor and malicious software pre-loaded. Their primary site and Forums are down at the moment as well, due to repeated intrusions by these hackers. The distro is popular among the Cryptocurrency mining community as a platform for running GPU mining software packages, and this security breach could

    Linux Mint Backdoor Puts Users and Bitcoin Miners at Risk

    | 2016/02/21 3:47 am
  • February 19, 2016 — Drive traffic, secure sales, earn money. With the KeepKey affiliate program, it’s as easy as that. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. The New KeepKey Affiliate Program KeepKey, the only premium hardware wallet in the market with affiliates worldwide is looking to expand its reach even further — with your help. Best of all, you get paid. Simply add a graphic

    KeepKey Wants to Pay You to Be an Affiliate

    | 2016/02/19 12:00 pm
  • KeepKey is a next level, premium hardware wallet. It protects your digital currency from hackers and thieves, offering cutting-edge security in a beautiful package. Also read: Multi-Sig Wallet BitGo Integrates With ShapeShift.io API The KeepKey Hardware Wallet Its function meets style and there’s no other hardware wallet on the market comparable. KeepKey, which went on sale last September, provides advanced security with a sophisticated design — it’s a product you won’t be afraid to use or

    KeepKey Offers ‘Sophisticated Simplicity’ to Bitcoiners

    | 2016/02/18 4:00 pm
  • Manifold Technology is positioning itself to capitalize on the inevitable blockchain database industry. As Bitcoin’s blockchain technology continues to gain mainstream recognition from the very businesses that previously shunned it, large institutions still struggle to decide what to do with the blockchain. All they know is that this new technology is supposedly more secure, and they want to learn more about it.  Also read: Uber Data Breach Proves Blockchain Model Needed Manifold Technology was founded

    Manifold Technology CEO Chris Finan: “Blockchain Is Inherently a Security Technology”

    | 2016/02/15 12:00 pm
  • Armory Technologies Inc. will be changing leadership soon. This announcement was made on the bitcointalk.org forum today by Armory CEO Alan Reiner. Armory Technologies, founded in 2011 by Reiner, Developed the Armory wallet, an open-source bitcoin wallet with security features like multisig and cold storage very early in Bitcoin’s development. Other security implementations like PGP signing of their packages instead of using the less secure md5 hash system made Armory one of the most secure

    Armory CEO to Step Down After Years of Bitcoin Development

    | 2016/02/04 1:18 am
  • The goal of this article is to review the growth of Bitcoin as a whole over 2015 compared with 2014. This article will be broken down into months, covering January-December. Bitcoin’s price over the months will be explained simply rather than in-depth for the sake of brevity. I hope you enjoy a review of 2015! Also read: SF Block Chain Conference by Lighthouse Partners to Feature More than Just Bitcoin  Disclaimer: The author is invested

    Bitcoin 2015: A Year in Review

    | 2016/01/30 12:00 pm
  • Brave is a new open-source Internet browser being developed under the Mozilla license. The Project development is handled by Brave Inc., led by JavaScript creator and former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich. Their Stated aim is to “fix the internet,” and they take several departures from traditional browsers, including universal ad-block by default, forcing https and other security measures out of the box, decentralized Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) account management, and most intriguingly, an integrated bitcoin

    Brave Web Browser Early Look: 27% Faster Than Firefox, Bitcoin Integration

    | 2016/01/29 8:00 am
  • With The launch of OpenBazaar and the d10e conference on the horizon, There’s been a lot of interest in decentralized commerce technologies. Here, we Interview Sam Patterson, the COO of OB1. This company funds the open source development of Openbazaar in part. I met Sam testing the development build on my Linux machine, after running a few testnet transactions and picking up a conversation about the current functionality of the system. Also Read: Ayden Can

    OpenBazaar in Depth: Interview with COO Sam Patterson

    | 2016/01/28 1:00 pm