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
At the end of Bitcoin’s rags-to-riches year, it’s hard to think of a bigger industry winner than Tim Draper – the ‘Warren Buffett’ of Bitcoin. An $18 Million HODL The venture capitalist, who purchased just shy of 32,000BTC at two US government auctions in 2014, is now sitting on a Bitcoin fortune of around $31 million. Compare that to the wholesale price he paid at the time – even during an uptick to $650, the haul
Indacoin is a cryptocurrency exchange that allows you to buy bitcoin quickly and easily with a credit card. They also have an exchange with bitcoin litecoin and ethereum / USD pairs with up to 5x leverage. Let´s have a closer look at what they offer. Indacoin is a global platform enabling the quickest bitcoin purchases in more than 200 countries with a credit or debit card and no registration. Buying Bitcoin at Indacoin To buy
Changelly, a cryptocurrency exchange, is part of a growing movement to enable easier access and informative decisions for new users to trade altcoins. Also read: Bitcoin Price Activity Hints and Pending Growth in Stability Changelly Taps CoinGecko & CoinMarketCap Changelly providers CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap users with an option to instantly buy a cryptocurrency without leaving their websites. Each crypto page on these platforms has its own quick Changelly button “Buy/sell instanly” Coingecko and CMC users with an option to instantly buy
The Radeon RX 480 was released onto the GPU market without much fanfare, sold as a mid-range card at a low price – which is exactly how it performs. Despite the excitement in the gaming press about AMD’s Polaris architecture and the RX (and upcoming Pro WX) line of GPUs, particularly about the card’s price point, it seems to have been glossed over by the crypto mining community. Also read: The Bitcoinist Podcast is Back
10 March 2016 – Spanish Bitcoin startup Octopocket is enabling Bitcoin transactions in the ephemeral messaging app, Telegram. Their technology works without any additional software, and works through Telegram’s chat interface. Their English support is skeletal at best, and their service isn’t yet live in the US. If you want an early look, you can start a chat with their service by sending a message to @octopocket_bot via Telegram, though. Their interface and service methodology
Wall of Coins is a peer to peer exchange for Bitcoin that advertises security and privacy as their primary features. Their service features zero transaction fees, a web API, and they boast 100% cold storage reserves. While their infrastructure for exchange is an interesting departure from both centralized and P2P exchanges, how practical and convenient is it compared to more sophisticated options like Circle and Mycelium? With a service that operates as uniquely as Wall
A lot of 2.0 projects have fallen by the wayside, but currently, Ethereum (ETH) development has continued to show its decentralized blockchain platform wants to stick around for the long run. Startups, legacy institutions, and developers using the programmable currency are popping up left and right. Below is a list of six projects using the ETH blockchain to try and conquer many different 2.0 tasks. Then we discuss a few competitors in the crypto-environment going
The Cheero Power Plus 3 (PP3) is a standard lithium ion battery external power bank. It comes in a classic white that hasn’t managed to attract any scuffs despite regular use. Cheero is a Japanese company that is avidly penetrating many niche areas of the technology hardware industry. Bitcoinist.net will make sure to stop by Cheero’s stand at CES 2016 in our continued effort to expand our coverage. While we are traditionally a fintech, Bitcoinist.net
Black Friday is known to be the start of Christmas shopping. Every bitcoin shop and retailer offers great discounts to encourage consumers to use bitcoins to pay for the products they desire most. Over the years, Bitcoin Black Friday has gained a lot of importance and gained momentum. Along with discounts and sales, this day brings in a lot of stress and headaches. There is a great deal of traffic and rush so having
[ezcol_1quarter] ★★★★/5 Director: Rick Famuyiwa Feature Film, Coming-Of-Age Drama/Comedy Starring: Shameik Moore Tony Revolori Kiersey Clemons Kimberly Elise Rakim Mayers (aka A$AP Rocky) Blake Anderson Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes Rated: R [/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end] It opens with a textbook definition: Illegal drugs, an idiot, and slang for cool: Dope. Definitions are at the core of this film, Dope (2015), which takes place in “the Bottoms” of Inglewood, California: the textbook definition of ‘a bad place,’ characterized
[ezcol_1quarter]★★★/5 Director: Torsten Hoffmann, Micheal Watchulonis Documentary Running Time: 60 minutes [/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]The subject of money is undoubtedly a source of enigmatic confusion. Many people have covered it, from economic professors, to bloggers and authors; even Ira Glass on NPR. But Bitcoin continues to feed confusion over what it is, how it got here, and whether or not it could change money in our lifetime. Director Torsten Hoffmann breaks out into the world of money with his
[ezcol_1quarter]★★★/5 Director: Tomer Kantor Online, Documentary Running Time: 52 minutes[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]At the moment, US politicians are lining up in droves to seek the coveted Presidential seat in the White House, and yet public faith in government institutions are at the lowest in decades. In an attempt to revive citizen participation, many candidates are slapping on new faces, new words, and new labels like ‘restore,’ ‘defend’ or ‘grassroots.’ But despite their tries to enfranchise a disenchanted
Promoting Bitcoin and digital currency can take many forms, but one of the easiest ways of doing so is by wearing crypto-related clothing. Pro Crypto is a brand new digital currency clothing manufacturer who is trying to make a name for themselves while pushing digital currency adoption to new levels. Also read: BTC Outfitters: Bitcoin Clothing Professional Bitcoin Swag When it comes to buying any clothing, the first and foremost important aspect is whether or
For Bitcoiners, Purse.io seems to be one of the best options for spending Bitcoin for goods, as Amazon carries almost anything you would want to buy. In addition to the ability to spend Bitcoin on Amazon products, Purse.io allows you to choose a discount rate between 1-50%. However, since Purse acts as an escrow service, it is extremely unlikely that you will be able to get a 50% discount on anything. In past transactions with
Spells of Genesis is a new mobile game that combines trading cards with an arcade, similar to Magic the Gathering but with an epic style role play. The most important aspect of this game: it will use blockchain technology as well as Bitcoin for its game economy and storyline. It will be the first one to do so, making it one of the most innovative and interesting games on the scene.
I had an opportunity to review a Ledger Nano hardware wallet. The wallet itself, which sells (with shipping) for about $51, features unique software paired with a physical USB stick. The wallet cannot be opened if the USB isn’t plugged in, making it so that a thief would need physical access to even attempt to gain control of your funds. The ledger wallet is locked with a pin code, enter it wrong three times and
Avalon has a storied name in the Bitcoin ASIC Mining industry. As one of the first companies to produce and ship ASIC gear, they had several models that were excellent sellers. Simple to use and powerful at the same time. Other manufacturers have stepped up in power and performance since those days. Canaan Creative CO., LTD the company behind the current Avalon name released not too long ago the Avalon 4.1 Bitcoin ASIC miner. The
Freedom of speech and free expression is in its real sense Decentralization. Freedom of speech is more important now than ever. The intervention of the State and Law is widely expanding. The access to free speech and free expression allows the dynamics of so-called Democratic Societies through the manifestation of individuality in public space dominance. However, what we see today is a control imposition from the Society against the individual.
The Binary Options Trading sector is a fast growing industry in the digital currency ecosystem. There is an increasing competition and many are the companies opening its doors in what appears to be a race to leadership in the sector.
The Digital Currency Round Table is a joint operation between Coin Apex, the NYC-based tech startup incubator and the New York City King’s College that aims to organize a series of discussions and debates about digital currencies. These discussions not only give finance, politics, economics and media students a more complete picture of the Bitcoin landscape and showcases its enormous impact and relevant challenges to overcome but are also intended to bring awareness and spread information about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general.
Security is important, in any context, be it physical or digital. When it comes to bitcoin, security is of the utmost importance yet proper security of bitcoin remains a mystery to the average newcomer in the space. We hope that by now, bitcoiners in this space have offline security measures. For those that do or do not, Trezor is a simple, practical way to store your bitcoins. Trezor is developed by czech company – SatoshiLabs.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies have opened up new opportunities for all sorts of businesses and people who come with the concepts for them. One of the businesses that have sprung up is Crypto Chips, which are poker chips in a variety of different digital currencies. Entrepreneurship comes in many forms, and Crypto Chips is another great example of it. The Bitcoinist was able to interview the creator of CryptoChips.net Yakpimp from twitter and in the forums.