WikiLeaks has long relied upon donations in order to keep exposing government and corporate secrets and corruption. Now another avenue of support is open as Julian Assange announces that WikiLeaks now supports Bitcoin SegWit addresses. WikiLeaks has tirelessly worked to analyze and publish restricted and censored data that exposes corruption and other organizational secrets. In its 10 years of existence, it has amassed a database of over 10 million documents that shed light on things
Slovenia-based NiceHash, the cryptocurrency mining marketplace where users can rent their unused hashing power, announced on Wednesday that they had been hacked, resulting in a loss of funds estimated to be worth more than $75 million USD at current Bitcoin prices. Massive Security Breach The announcement, made via social media, indicated that NiceHash had suffered a massive security breach during which hackers were able to compromise the company’s payment system and steal the contents of both NiceHash’s
With Bitcoin prices smashing through one milestone after another and mainstream financial institutions like CME Group, CBOE, and Nasdaq preparing to offer Bitcoin futures trading, you would think that investors would be beating down the doors to get in on the action. While many investors are rushing to jump on the Bitcoin bandwagon, just as many are shying away from the digital currency. All of a sudden, or so it seems, Bitcoin hype is everywhere.
Bitcoin investment platform Abra has announced that its users can now store cryptocurrency and fiat simultaneously. CEO Hails Non-Custodial Wallet ‘Industry First’ CEO Bill Barhydt revealed the latest feature on Twitter today, in what he described as an “industry first for a non-custodial wallet.” Abra customers now have access to three wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and fiat respectively, with instant conversions between them also available, Barhydt added. BREAKING NEWS: Abra now supports three wallets allowing
An anonymous user on Pastebin has provided evidence that some wallet software may be generating private keys that can be easily discoverable, and therefore easy to take any bitcoins associated with that address. There has been no word on what wallet software is possibly affected, nor if this is a malicious act or a simple coding error. TL;DR – Scroll to the last subsection What is a Private Key? I’m going to give a little
The Coinbase app has been trending at #1 on the Apple app store, coming as Bitcoins price nears $10,000 just after the American Thanksgiving weekend. Trending Searches are the most popular searches made in the Apple App Store and the data can be used to extrapolate what is on the minds of a broad range of Apple device users – no prizes for guessing, it’s Bitcoin, specifically Coinbase’s Bitcoin wallet app. With Bitcoin’s price pushing
Bitcoin is one of the first assets the world has ever seen that can be solely controlled by one person and, with the right precautions taken, can’t be taken from you. But seeing how this is a new type of asset, people with lost of money in digital currencies must take the necessary steps to see to it that their funds are given to the people you care about. Giving Your Bitcoin to Future Generations
Xapo, the company owned by Wences Casares, recently allowed a reporter to visit their secret ex-military bunker in the Swiss Alps where they store Bitcoin for important clients. There are times when the real world can be as surreal and fantastic as a movie. Case in point is the recent article written by Joon Ian Wong for Quartz and the World Economic Forum detailing his trip to a secret military bunker in the Swiss Alps.
Many hackers and scammers are currently targeting individuals and companies that have cryptocurrencies on their systems. One of the most secure methods to store digital currencies is a hardware wallet. But most of the hardware wallets do not support usage for blind people – until now. Securing your Bitcoins More and more people are becoming victims of sophisticated hacking attacks that are mainly targeting their cryptocurrencies. There are many different ways in which users can store
The Bitcoin wallet provided by Bitcoin.com is defaulting to Bitcoin clone Bitcoin Cash (BCH) instead of Bitcoin (BTC). Users sending Bitcoins to a BCH address could potentially lose their coins. The controversy was brought to light on a posting on Reddit’s /r/Bitcoin, where one user claimed that the Bitcoin.com wallet defaulting to a BCH wallet is a “scam”. The move is certainly confusing, as the Bitcoin.com wallet which defaults to Bitcoin Cash is called a
Literally millions of people have joined the world of cryptocurrencies recently. For example, Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, has added around 2 million new clients within two months. Blockchain.com, the major electronic wallet, found its client base increase by 1.8 million during the same time frame. Most of these people are newbies, unacquainted with security issues and risks that surround complex but currently profitable cryptocurrency realm. This makes them easy targets for cybercriminals
With the recent rise of ransomware attacks targeting corporations worldwide, law firms are taking what many are deeming ‘appropriate’ preemptive security measures. WannaCry 2.0 In the last couple of years, many corporations and businesses have been affected by ransomware, malware and other hacking attacks. This year hackers were able to successfully attack several big corporations and government agencies. In May 2017, hackers were able to infect hundreds of thousands of computers with an advanced malware called
Fees have been extraordinarily high this past week, and this article aims to clear up misconceptions and help users make smarter decisions in setting the right fees for their transactions. $3 fee for a $5 transaction? With the recent Bitcoin rally up into the mid $4,000’s there has been a huge influx of users that really don’t understand how Bitcoin works under the hood. And that’s okay, most people are here just for the investment. But
Hollywood Star Gwyneth Paltrow becomes an advisor for Bitcoin startup Abra. The Abra smartphone wallet app allows cross currency payment options including Bitcoin. Abra Wallet CEO Bill Barhydt appeared on Planet of the Apps, a reality show launched on Apple Music, where entrepreneurs pitch their apps to a celebrity panel of judges. During contestants’ initial escalator pitch, that panel is made up of Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, and will.i.am. Being selected on the show means
The Fork Awakens… BitcoinCash is expected to fork off from the main chain on Tuesday taking roughly 30% of the hashpower with it. Antpool, the largest bitcoin mining pool, is expected to mine the alternate chain. BitcoinCash Hard Fork August 1st has been a long-awaited day for months on the calendars of Bitcoin enthusiasts worldwide. But with the UASF being deemed a success by many people in the community, a new event is worrying some
Coinbase users are moving their funds to wallets and exchanges where they will be credited for Bitcoin Cash (BCC ) tokens, causing delays in Bitcoin withdrawals from the exchange. Coinbase, the world’s largest (and often highest-rated) Bitcoin exchange, has made it clear that they will not honor the new Bitcoin Cash (BCC) token created by the Bitcoin blockchain split set to occur on August 1. Coinbase’s policy is to only support one version of a
Banks must start offering cryptocurrency wallets before they get left behind, argues guest writer Bijan Shahrokhi at Venturebeat. Surge in Price Results in Investor Interest Shahrokhi, senior product manager in the financial industry, and previously the co-founder and CEO of Virtual Next, has a few suggestions as to why banks should adopt cryptocurrency wallets. With the current surge in cryptocurrencies’ value, they are quickly becoming a new global market for assets and banks are being left in the dust.
I’ve finally decided to check out the Trezor, the original Bitcoin hardware wallet, to see why it’s a favorite among cryptocurrency users and how it compares to its main rivals, namely the Ledger Nano S and KeepKey. Trezor: Nothing Beats the Original? The Trezor hardware wallet is a perennial favorite among Bitcoin and cryptocurrency users. Released a few years ago, it was the first of its kind, combining user-friendliness and advanced security in handling Bitcoin private
Bitcoinist spoke with Jon Boroughs of Bitstashers, a provider of metal-etched Bitcoin wallets that are designed to withstand an apocalyptic event unlike a fragile paper wallet. These are also not limited to cold storage as they can also be custom made for colored coin asset addresses as well. Metal-Etched Bitcoin Wallets Metal wallets are quickly becoming a thing in the crypto space with a few options available such as Cryptosteel and Bitkee, which start at $40 USD. However,
Mobi wallet allows users to seamlessly send, receive, store, and exchange +100 currencies while enabling users to spend Bitcoin and withdraw it for cash. Could this be the killer app for Bitcoin? BTCC Launches Mobi BTCC, the leading Bitcoin exchange in China, has announced today the launch of Mobi, a Multicurrency Bitcoin Wallet. Through the addition of multiple features like sending via twitter or mobile number and the possibility to convert from and to over
After switching from a paper wallet to the Ledger Nano S, I decided to try out the sleek-looking KeepKey that also supports ethereum, litecoin, dogecoin, dash, and namecoin. KeepKey Hardware Wallet Review After recently switching from a paper wallet to a Ledger Nano S ($65 USD), which I have been enjoying very much so far, I was really looking forward to checking out the KeepKey ($99 USD) to see what it has to offer. (You can check out my
Here are the top seven most glaring charts showing that Bitcoin adoption is not only alive and well, but is also accelerating. Bitcoin Refuses To Die If you’re one of many who believes the current financial system will go up in a mushroom cloud, then Bitcoin is the cockroach that can survive the bank apocalypse. Though it’s been pronounced dead over one hundred times by critics, the media and even by former developers, it refuses to go
Bitcoinist is excited to give away a total of seven KeepKey hardware wallets to our readers this holiday season! Keeping the Holiday Spirit The holidays are meant to be spent with those we love and care about. Of course, we know you love and care about your bitcoin savings as well. Which is why Bitcoin and KeepKey are keeping the holiday spirit and showing appreciation to our readers with our 2016 Holiday Season Giveaway. We’re giving away