Many people see Bitcoin as just another way to send digital payments while it is about so much more than just money or even the financial aspect of Bitcoin and its technology. The main ideology of Bitcoin is to create an independent and equal financial infrastructure for everyone on this planet, especially those with no access to bank accounts. Also Read: Coinkite API Unlocks Potential for Bitcoin Developers, Merchants and Users Bitcoin – Financial Equality
The two previous articles (part one and part two) in this series covered the basic mechanics of the blockchain and the largest problem the blockchain currently faces. Now, I will move on to the future of the blockchain. In the last part, I talked about a method of storing and time stamping any document on the blockchain through a fairly simple method. This method allows users to back legal claims using blockchain technology, all for about four
ShapeShift.io, is an instant online cryptocurrency exchange that provides instant currency exchange between many cryptocurrencies without having to open an account. This Thursday, ShapeShift.io announced it was integrating Counterparty (XCP), along with Moner (XMR) into its platform. Customers anywhere in the world will now be able to buy or sell XCP or XMR instantly with Bitcoin or over two dozen of other cryptocurrencies with the ShapeShift.io exchange platform. Also Read: ShapeShift Raises £525k, Reveals its Mysterious
Bitcoin enthusiasts all across Belgium are doing their darndest to put the country on the digital currency map. With a great initiative such as Ghent Bitcoincity — which is kicking off their official event two weeks from now — things are heading in the right direction. But that is not all, as two new Bitcoin ATMs have been installed in shops in Belgium as well. Also Read: BTCPoint Enables 10,000 ATMs to sell Bitcoin in Spain General
More of the Silk Road scandal has been revealed following the release of a criminal complaint on Monday in federal court. The complaint filed on March 25, 2015 charges two former US federal agents who investigated Silk Road with stealing bitcoin, extorting money from the defendant, and a string of other criminal charges. Also Read: Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty Of Running Silk Road Former Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges of Baltimore, Maryland, and former D.E.A. agent Carl Force
Bitcoin adoption has been making a lot of headway in the remittance markets, as well as the unbanked and third world markets. Zebpay thrives in these markets. Starting as a bitcoin exchange known as buysellbitco.in, Zebpay quickly became a bitcoin-based mobile wallet provider in September of 2014. Zebpay is India’s first bitcoin app, allowing people to buy, sell, or transaction bitcoin. Besides exchanging from fiat to BTC, Zebpay has also transacted Flipkart and Amazon vouchers among others,
Guest article by Kevin Cruz Changetip has rapidly emerged to be an important service for introducing cryptocurrencies to the masses; they market themselves as a “love button for the Internet.” Lovestamp, a startup based out of Houston, Texas, is working with them to create a fun and physical way to show love. Also Read: Interview with ChangeTip: The Love Button For The Internet LoveStamp is an engagement platform for merchants to show appreciation to their
Neteller has just enabled Bitcoin deposits. Neteller is an e-money service owned and operated by the British global payments company – Optimal Payments PLC. NETELLER services allow customers from over 200 countries to transfer money to and from merchants, such as forex trading firms, social networks, or online gambling firms.
Colored Coins is an advanced application of Bitcoin’s blockchain. The protocol is considered to have Bitcoin 2.0 properties, as it expands the use of Bitcoin’s blockchain. Colored Coins are tokens that are marked to represent real world assets. They can be used to prove ownership of cars, real estate, precious metals, etc., and are pretty easy to issue. While there aren’t very many cryptocurrencies that are Colored Coins, the ones that are colored offer some interesting
Airbitz, a simple to use mobile wallet for iPhone and Android, has launched a unique two factor authentication that protects users accounts while making the login simple. The latest version of Airbitz, which will become available on 3/18/15, will feature 2fa with the tap of a button without the need to frequently type in the six digit code which is standard. In addition to this, users also won’t need to store a backup seed. Also
Poland based start-up Cryptosteel is taking Bitcoin key storage to a whole new level of safety. Cryptosteel is an offline cold wallet solution that allows you to record your private data and avoid having to share it with a third-party. Cryptosteel touts itself as the indestructible, stainless-steel wallet that lets you safely store your Bitcoins worry-free. Also Read: Burst: Decentralized File Storage – Exclusive Interview Founder Wojciech Stopinski has combined his passion for Bitcoin and his
Coinapult announced that they have had their hot bitcoin wallet compromised. The amount of BTC they said is 150 coins. The hack comes on the heels of their deal with Factom. Bitcoinist covered the news on their deal. Also Read: Factom Partners With Coinapult As It Preps Software Sale From the article about their working with Factom. Coinapult CEO, Ira Miller, had the following to say: Coinapult melds trustless, blockchain-based tokens like Bitcoin with
While people mainly hear about Trezor, a hardware Bitcoin wallet, there are alternatives. For example, take a look at Ledger. Ledger is a more affordable wallet, which is around .13 BTC and plugs into a PC; it is controlled via a Chrome Browser extension. It signs transactions and can access your wallet, even under the worst possible scenario where PC is infected with malware or key loggers. Ledger’s website touts secure transactions even on a fully
On February 16th, 2015, version 0.10.0 of Bitcoin Core was released. This update brings a whole new set of features and changes to improve the way Bitcoin Core is used. Upgrading is easy. First, you will be asked to shut down a previous versions that are running, if applicable. Then, run the new installer, and you are good to go. Do note that because the new release takes advantage of headers-first synchronization and downloading blocks
Campus Party is an annual technology festival where thousands of “campuseros” (hackers, developers, gamers and geeks) equipped with laptops camp on-site and immerse themselves in a truly unique environment.
While back ago the one of the simplest and user Friendly bitcoin wallet for Android from Zebpay was introduced to the world. The owners already had some previous experience by having operated first ever India’s bitcoin exchange and tried to introduce something new to the bitcoin community around the globe.
Bitcoinist has covered Easbit twice — once to announce their crowdfunding campaign for their granny proof wallet, and another article discussing Easbit as a whole. We are now here with a third article, in which we interview Easbit regarding their new Bitcoin wallet. What is Easbit, what does it offer, what does it stand for? We are a company in mobile software development for cryptocurrency. At Easbit, we genuinely want to contribute to get Bitcoin
Google Now is an application available for most mobile operating systems that enable users to check all kinds of information regarding weather, navigation, and places to visit nearby. The application has a large userbase that increase the chance that some of them will notice the new cards. More importantly, the Coinbase card should attract attention to bitcoin. In a recent update to the Google Now application, you will see the addition of 40 cards that
Coinkite is a bitcoin company with a focus on security mixed with ease-of-use. They have an intense passion for multi-signature wallet technology, along with API services for developers, enterprises and users to integrate into their businesses or applications. But what can truly be done with Coinkite’s API? Seeing as the company is known for their secure wallet services, they’ve turned their vault into one of those. Also read: Coinkite Goes Free! Offers Privacy and Multi-Signature Wallets
Gem has just announced that they’re deploying custom Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) from Thales e-Security as part of their wallet. The Venice-based bitcoin security platform harnessing lightweight code and multi-signature technology will utilize HSMs in a similar way as the military. The devices are used to protect military encryption keys along with mission secrets. If the military trusts the technology, it might just be good enough to store bitcoins. “Our engineers worked closely with the
India, a country of over a billion people, has slowly but surely started adopting bitcoin. Though the earliest roots of bitcoin in India trace back to 2013, after the central bank gave guidance on bitcoin, adoption really exploded in 2014. Today, the country has numerous exchanges, merchants and bitcoin meetups with members in the hundreds. One of India’s earliest bitcoin entrepreuers was Mahin Gupta, who ran buysellbitcoin.com, which was the largest Indian exchange in 2013.
Coinbase Invites Traders to the Moon with New, Regulated Exchange Coinbase has reinvigorated the Bitcoin market with news that today, Monday the 26th of January, they are launching a new, regulated exchange called Lunar. At the beginning of last month, Coinbase expanded its regular wallet services to include US dollar wallets for people in 16 US states. Since then, they’ve gotten approval in another eight. The wallet service is funded and withdrawn from regular US
Dark Wallet is known to many in the Bitcoin community, as it makes it easier to transact with Bitcoin anonymously. An update for Dark Wallet has been released, which brings real cash withdrawals into the wallet. The new update will bring many improvements to the Darkwallet, including: Experimental ATM tool/fast cash out module History is now cached on the wallet Broadcaster feedback improved, and general gateway status overhaul Unlimited storage for the plugin Compatibility fixes for