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
Easbit, is a new company trying to lead the Bitcoin mobile applications industry; now Easbit is introducing its newest app, a high level secured and “granny proof” Bitcoin wallet application exclusively designed for android smartphones. The Easbit App’s only purpose is to provide you with a secure, user-friendly crypto currency transaction platform for android users while enabling them to send and receive secured transactions in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
The North American Bitcoin Conference got off to a good start on January 17th, despite the tumbling value of Bitcoin in the last couple weeks. The presentations and panels were loaded with heavy weights in the industry, including Jeff Garzik of Bitpay, Henry Yeh of Binary Financial, Dan Morehead of Pantera Capital, as well Sam Dastyari an, Australian Senator, and many others. Several new innovations were on display as well, with Ledger Wallet showing off
Security has come to be a real important issue when it comes to bitcoin wallets, and the ecosystem is always in constant demand for new features and innovative developments. The bitcoin authenticator is a new open project aiming to bring new developments and innovations to the Bitcoin security industry, and the first to introduce a bitcoin wallet to offer a practical decentralized wallet security solution.
If the headline sounds too good to be true, don’t worry. It isn’t and there’s more. During an interview with Bitcoinist, Xapo CEO Wences Casares said that in the wake of Mt.Gox and Bitstamp, they’re ready to implement their newest features to prove their dedication to security. In a four-part announcement, the California-based company laid out their plans for 2015 that would make any bitcoin enthusiast giddy. Part One: The Deep, Deep Multi-Signature Cold Storage
Patrick Murck joined Quest Means Business to discuss the security concerns over bitcoin. from Bitcoinist.net on Vimeo. Patrick Murck discusses on CNN the Bitstamp hot wallet hack and how exchanges are doing better despite the hack in protecting customer funds. He also illustrates that this is not a MtGox type situation as well as how far we have come in digital security. What do you think of his appearance on Quest Means Business? Do you
Mycelium, one of the oldest mobile bitcoin wallets, has announced Mycelium Wallet 2.1 but also confirms the shipment of its Mycelium Entropy, a secure paper wallet generator, will be delayed again. Local Trader Local Trader is Mycelium’s answer to peer to peer bitcoin selling and buying service, LocalBitcoins. In this update, they fixed an erroneous generating of the address of the meeting point by adding a fallback geocoder. The other improvement to Local Trader is