• Christmas is once again around the corner (metaphorically speaking at least, as time isn’t actually endowed with too many corners), and you may be considering giving loved ones the gift of Bitcoin. But what is the best way to do it, and should you really be doing it at all? Not Just For Christmas: A Bitcoin Is For Life As a Bitcoin enthusiast, you probably love spreading the word, and what better way than to force coerce those you care about

    4 Ways to Give Bitcoin: The Christmas Gift That Will Keep On Giving

    | 2016/12/17 5:00 am
  • Kraken announced yesterday that they have acquired the American Bitcoin wallet provider Glidera to their corporate umbrella. Kraken Snatches Yet Another Startup 2016 has been a huge year for the Kraken bitcoin exchange, and they are looking to let the good times roll when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. Kraken added the resources of three major bitcoin exchanges, Coinsetter, Cavirtex and Clevercoin. Now, they have acquired the American Bitcoin wallet provider Glidera to their corporate

    Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Acquires Bitcoin Wallet Provider Glidera

    | 2016/12/14 3:00 am
  • Bitcoinist spoke with KeepKey CEO Darin Stanchfield on what makes this hardware wallet different from the Trezor; why sales are increasing in India; and how hardware wallets can boost security for both users and exchanges. ‘Large Uptick’ in Sales to India, CEO says Bitcoinist: KeepKey costs $99. Why should Bitcoin users store their funds with the KeepKey hardware wallet instead of a piece of paper that costs zero? Darin Stanchfield (DS): Paper wallets are a great way to secure your digital assets

    ‘Very Large Uptick’ in Hardware Wallet Sales to India – KeepKey CEO

    | 2016/12/13 8:00 pm
  • The torment of waiting hours for a Bitcoin transactions to confirm is officially over, thanks to a little-known trick called ‘child-pays-for-parent’ (CPFP). Also read: BLOCK SIZE BLUES: CONFIRMATION TIMES RISING AS 1 MB LIMIT LOOMS  Transactions in Seconds from Most Wallets A Reddit post by user super3 Friday states that if a transaction is sitting idle due to a low (or ‘standard’) fee, a CPFP transaction may be created to speed it up – drastically. An

    Child-Pays-For-Parent: Bitcoin Transactions Now Confirmed in Seconds

    | 2016/12/02 9:00 am
  • There’s been no official statements as of yet – but it looks like the Mycelium Wallet will be getting built-in peer-to-peer bitcoin mixing/tumbling later this year.  The first testnet transaction from devs went out four days ago, and discussion on internal channels confirms that they’re working on integrating P2P tumbling into their popular Android wallet. Read also: Comedy Tor Forks Emerge In Response to Appelbaum Scandal P2P Tumbling In Mycelium Pipeline As for details, so

    Mycelium May Roll out P2P Tumbling Soon

    | 2016/08/19 8:21 pm
  • Jaxx, the “multi-token and multi-platform blockchain wallet” is expanding this week to include support for Dash, according to its developers. This is indeed notable news as the Decentral team builds out support for more cryptocurrencies. Also read: Industry Report: News Surrounding Bitfinex Gets Weirder The news is significant as Jaxx.io will become the first Dash wallet for the iOS platform. Jaxx is also available for Android, as a desktop app for Windows, OSX and Linux,

    Jaxx To Be First Dash Wallet for iOS

    | 2016/08/09 9:28 pm
  • The Coinbase API may be coming to the language and platform of your choice, and not through the usual channels, either. A new specification for the coinbase API has been made for Swagger, a framework for generating client libraries from JSON and YAML API packages. CoinFabrik, a cryptocurrency development and consulting firm, has started an open-source project using Swagger to implement the Coinbase API on many previously unsupported platforms. The auto-generated client libraries include support

    CoinFabrik Ports Coinbase API to 26 Languages

    | 2016/06/12 12:08 am
  • 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
  • The Bitcoin company Mycelium recently announced the launch of a new updated wallet service and crowdsale. The application will no longer be a “typical wallet” says the Mycelium team and the API will allow developers to implement their own tweaks and modifications within the platform. Alongside the company’s latest offering Mycelium is allowing people to purchase stake within the firm. So far the company has raised over 1,344 BTC equal to roughly $616,000 USD at

    Mycelium Unveils New Wallet and Strategic Partnership

    | 2016/05/07 9:48 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
  • The topic of transaction fees has been kicked around a few times in the world of Bitcoin, but the question remains whether or not wallets are ready to deal with opt-in replace-by-fee. Several exchange platforms have taken the necessary steps to detect opt-in replace-by-fee situations, but more efforts are needed. Also read: Follow My Vote Launches Kickstarter For Blockchain Voting Project Bitcoin Wallets Are Not Ready For Opt-in Replace-by-fee It will come as a big

    Bitcoin Wallets Vulnerable To Opt-in Replace-by-fee Double Spend Attacks

    | 2016/04/26 2:46 am
  • Zebpay, India’s biggest Bitcoin company, is proud to announce that after only 10 months of operation, it has achieved over 1 billion INR (approximately $15 million USD) in turnover through its Bitcoin app available on both iPhones and Android.  They currently have over 30,000 users, with 6,000 being added every month. As the fastest growing Bitcoin Company in India, Zebpay plans to add 100,000 users by the end of 2016. With the infusion of $1 million

    ZebPay Passes $15 Million in First 10 Months of India Operations

    | 2016/04/25 12:00 pm
  • Imagine a world without paper currency. Maybe such a reality appears far from where we stand today, but the horizon is not so distant that it’s invisible. This article was provided by the Vanbex Group. Written by: Brandon Kostinuk. Today’s infrastructure cannot accommodate, on a global level, for the technology of tomorrow. But progressive policies supported by global economic players can rapidly change that. Further, as stated by Lisa Cheng, Vanbex Group CEO, “To begin

    Bitcoin Wallets of the Future: Secure Hardware Needed Sooner Than Later

    | 2016/04/19 6:00 pm
  • LONDON, UK—The founders of BIT.AC have announced the launch of their crypto currency digital wallet. The platform promises to be the most sophisticated digital wallet to feature a built-in instant exchange. In addition to powerfully performing the functions of a standard digital crypto wallet, BIT.AC enables users to seamlessly and instantly convert one type of crypto currency into another. As the brainchild of a collection of devoted Bitcoin fanatics and IT security professionals, the BIT.AC

    BIT.AC Launches Innovative Multi-Currency Crypto Wallet Platform

    | 2016/04/13 6:04 am
  • March 24, 2016 — KeepKey, the leading bitcoin hardware wallet on the market today, is being offered at a lower price.  The device now has greater accessibility to digital currency users worldwide. Disclaimer: This is a press release. Bitcoinist is not responsible for this company’s products and/or services. KeepKey Lowers Prices to $99 USD The hardware wallet will now retail for $99, down from its previous price of $239.00 USD. “The only complaint we have ever

    KeepKey Lowers Prices to Expand Availability

    | 2016/03/25 6:00 am
  • The number of exploits and security threats on the Android platform does not seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. A new StageFright exploit puts millions of Android devices at risk of being hijacked, leaving phones and tablets vulnerable to remote hacking. Bitcoin users should be especially wary of this exploit as it could their funds at stake. So far, no devices have been confirmed to be safe from harm, as security researchers

    New Stagefright Bug on Android Puts An End To Bitcoin Privacy

    | 2016/03/17 4:39 am
  • “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
  • 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
  • This past week saw a lot of hot news stories coming from the Bitcoin community and the organizations powering the growth of the ecosystem. Bitcoin Classic appeared in the news a few times throughout the week, reminding us that the block size debate is far from over. In terms of price, not much happened at the macro level. Hardly any change took place between the open and close of the week, with the price falling less

    Bitcoinist Weekly News Re-Hash: Bitcoin Classic Gaining Steam

    | 2016/02/29 6:00 am
  • February 26th, 2016: San Francisco, CA — Today, social tipping industry leaderChangeTip announced ChangeTip Wallet, an exciting addition to their suite of tools that make Bitcoin, the most popular digital technology, easy and convenient to use.  The Silicon-Valley company boasts an impressive lineup of respected investors, including Gil Penchina, Pantera Capital, and 500 Startups, and hasraised over $3.5 million in funding to pursue micropayments and Bitcoin technology.   ChangeTip Wallet users enjoy the convenience of

    ChangeTip Announces ChangeTip Wallet, a Blockchain-powered Decentralized Platform

    | 2016/02/26 10:48 am
  • Electrum is a very popular wallet solution for various types of devices, as it is much more lightweight than installing Bitcoin Core or Bitcoin Classic. Since there is no need to download the entire blockchain – currently over 60GB in size and growing – Electrum provides a very valuable alternative, especially for mobile devices. The wallet has recently been updated to version 2.6, and several improvements have been made. Also read: Bitcoinist Jobs: Accepting Applications

    Electrum Update Brings Tons of Improvements To The Table

    | 2016/02/26 10:14 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
  • 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