Security remains a key issue for any Bitcoin-related companies, especially those who try to unite this disruptive technology with the existing financial infrastructure. Multi-signature security implementations are on the rise, and Bitcoin Debit Card provider E-Coin has recently partnered with BitGo in order to further secure their platform. Also read:E-coin Takes Bitcoin Debit Cards To A New Level E-Coin – One of the Leading Bitcoin Debit Card Providers One way of making Bitcoin more accessible
VeraCrypt, free disk encryption software bought from IDRIX, is now accepting Bitcoin donations. Based on TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partition encryption, which supposedly makes it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. VeraCrypt decided to accept Bitcoin donations upon request from members of the Bitcoin community. Also Read: SendChat Tightens Bitcoin Security With BlockTrail Partnership is a source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE) to create
Kraken, a popular San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, announced on Wednesday on the /r/BitcoinMarkets subreddit that its new margin trading option entered Beta launch. The launch of this option comes right after another popular exchange, Poloniex, opened a similar feature a few days ago. Also read: Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Revamps Their Website for Margin Trading What is Margin Trading? Margin Trading is the practice of buying stock with money borrowed from a broker. In this arrangement, the investor makes a
In recent weeks, we have seen an increased level of interest in Bitcoin in South American countries, such as Argentina. Is this the beginning of a Bitcoin boom in South America, or should we be more realistic? Also read: Chip Chap Lets You Buy Bitcoin From 5,000 Major Retailers South American Governments Wary of Bitcoin South American countries are notorious for their history financial instability. Not only are most countries plagued with hyper-inflationary local currencies such as
The World Table is a Utah-based startup who specializes in Online Reputation Services. The company has recently announced the key elements of its online reputation product architecture, and has invited the technology and the digital currency community to participate and test their product.
At the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, we were able to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Valery Vavilov, CEO of BitFury. So many changes have happened over the past couple years in the Bitcoin Transaction Processing industry (Bitcoin Mining), and many Bitcoin mining companies have began to branch out. BitFury has not only invested in and developed new technologies, but has also continued investing in themselves; the company’s talented team and stellar board of
The remittance market is a key area where Bitcoin and digital currency could make a splash. Sending money overseas to family and friends is pretty expensive these days, and the remittance space is dominated by a handful of players. But that isn’t stopping Australia-based DigitalBTC from distributing a remittance product of their own. Also read: BitSpark Shuts Down Bitcoin Exchange, Focuses on Remittance Service DigitalBTC – Digital Payment Solutions When it comes to processing digital
In an attempt to make logins safe and easy, AlphaPoint has announced Clef’s no-password two-factor authentication for the exchanges built on the AlphaPoint platform. This move is expected to help the company gain more Bitcoin exchanges as clients. Currently, AlphaPoint provides the technological backend to approximately 20 Bitcoin exchanges. Also read: AlphaPoint’s New Service to Streamline Bitcoin Trading AlphaPoint believes that its partnership with Clef will enable its exchanges to accept Clef’s popular two-factor authentication solution. Currently, the company is
Bitfilm is a company that makes films for websites looking to increase revenue, traffic, or improve the aesthetic quality of a website. “A film makes your website much more attractive, it generates more traffic and more revenues. We know how to turn even the most complex and abstract matter into an entertaining movie. We are specialized in films for the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry. So if you run a Bitcoin-based business and want to make it more successful, Bitfilm will
A note from the Editor: In recent months, Factom has made a splash in the Bitcoin community. The goal of the Factom project is to create a “scalable data layer for the blockchain.” Essentially, the team wants to create a blockchain-based data management system that streamlines and simplifies businesses’ record-keeping systems. Factom has displayed the potential of their project through a proof of concept project that stored the entirity of Project Gutenberg on only four hashes of
We recently published an article about blockchain-esque technology and its uses for a couple sectors. What we mean by “blockchain-esque” is that tracking, ownership of goods, etc. can be traced through an open database. This “database”, some might call it the world’s largest filing cabinet, can be utilised by everyone. For example: If you buy a new pair of Nike’s and you want to know where they came from and if they were created ethically.
Imagine a digital form of identity and access control that can replace passwords, forms of physical identification like passports and driver’s licenses and how this can bring about a lot of changes. This has now been made possible as blockchain startup Onename has launched its new product Passcard. Also read: “Indestructable” Cryptosteel Wallet Gets a Redesign Passcard uses a blockchain-tied profile to create a secure and “trustless” identity and according to the company, is a
On May 7, 2015, Cryptosteel and SatoshiLabs announced their new partnership and redesign of the Cryptosteel cold wallet. Cryptosteel is an “indestructible” offline key storage system for digital currencies such as bitcoin. Cryptosteel, originally designed by Wojciech Stopinski, was created to make using and storing bitcoin safer. Made of lightweight stainless steel, this cold wallet is advertised as fireproof, acid-resistant, and uncrushable. Also Read: Coinprism is now Trezor Compatible Disclaimer: Bitcoinist is not affiliated with SatoshiLabs or Cryptosteel, and
The relationship between Bitcoin and the online gambling industry has created somewhat of a trend for digital currency adoption. Bitcoin casino solutions are one of the more popular types of Bitcoin gambling platforms. CoinGaming.io is one of the industry leaders on that front, and it has recently announced its partnership with XIN Gaming. Also read: CoinGaming To Launch QuickFire Mobile Gaming Platform CoinGaming.io: Pushing Bitcoin Adoption in the Gaming Industry CoinGaming.io is a popular a white-label Bitcoin casino solutions provider. This company
Social messaging applications are playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, as we want to be in contact with the rest of the world at any given time. Most everyday consumers have a few different messaging apps on their devices. This growing prevalence of social messaging could be beneficial for Bitcoin adoption. SendChat wants to capitalize on this potential, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make its app available for both iOS and Android users. Also read:
Over the past year or so, it has become quite obvious that Bitcoin is one of the preferred online payment methods when it comes to online gambling. The online gambling business is slowly evolving, with more and more efforts focusing on the mobile market. Especially when it comes to playing casino games on Android, there seems to be a huge market. And Bitcoin could play a big role in that regard. Also Read: Nevada Attorney
Although Bitcoin has not yet reached Wall Street, its underlying blockchain technology will soon be right in the middle of the action. NASDAQ OMX, the company behind the NASDAQ stock exchange, revealed that it is testing a system that uses blockchain technology to oversee stock trades on a separate market solely for private companies. Also read: Overstock Wants to Issue $500 M in Bitcoin-Like Stocks The reasoning behind the idea of using the blockchain without Bitcoin holds that
Over the past several days, the debate over increasing the Bitcoin block size limit has been rekindled. Gavin Andresen, the most prominent Core developer, restarted the debate in a blog post announcing his intention to respond to each substantial argument that opposed raising the limit. Staying true to his word, Andresen proceeded to publish a slew of posts addressing several different arguments against raising the limit. This series of articles sparked yet another community-wide discussion
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Polychemy, a fashion technology company, is rolling out its unique Bitcoin necklaces. Users can engrave their Bitcoin addresses directly onto the necklaces and use them to transfer funds without a mobile phone. Also read: Bitcoin to Play a Key Role in Denmark’s Cash-Free Economy? The elegantly designed Polychemy Bitcoin necklace will also help users keep their wallets safe & close to their hearts. They can store any type of data including names, messages, and URLs. The necklaces can
Speculation is running wild in the world of Bitcoin and digital currency after Rand Paul announced his tech counsel team members. Among those members are some very important people in the Bitcoin industry, particularly Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne. But what does Rand Paul need a tech counsel for, and what will Byrne’s appointment mean for Bitcoin and digital currency in general? Also read: Rand Paul Accepts Bitcoin for 2016 Campaign Donations Rand Paul: Accepting Bitcoin Donations for Political
When it comes to Bitcoin manufacturers on a global scale, there are plenty of companies to choose from. As a result, you hardly ever see a manufacturer operating one of their own ATM’s these days. This opens opportunities for other companies, whom will gladly purchase one or more machines from a respected manufacturer. EBTM is a Belgian Bitcoin ATM operator, and this is their story. Also Read: The Mt. Gox Post-Bankruptcy Claims: A Detailed Guide Buying
On the 21st of April, Robocoin released its Romit remittance software. Romit is a new global remittance platform that leverages blockchain technology, but it removes Bitcoin from the user experience. Romit’s fully automated remittance platform makes running a money transfer business easy, with low and transparent fees.