Latest Bitcoin News by Category: Bitcoin Tech

MEVU debuts proof-of-concept wearable bitcoin wallet

Posted on 22nd April, 2014

Much like how cryptocurrencies are reshaping the definition of money, wearable technologies are rethinking how the real and digital worlds interact. Startup wearable tech company MEVU recently unveiled a new, proof-of-concept bracelet that tracks wrist movements. It’s first real-world application is to serve as a bitcoin wallet that can approve purchases with little more than […]

Vault of Satoshi goes beyond audit, announces full proof-of-solvency

Posted on 21st April, 2014

In only a few short months of operation, Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Vault of Satoshi has built a reputation for professionalism in an industry still seen by many as the “Wild West” of finance. Last month, the exchange received a full money transmitter license, giving it equal status under Canadian law to a standard international currency […]

After Heartbleed bug, OpenSSL project now accepts bitcoin donations

Posted on 21st April, 2014

Earlier this month, the Heartbleed bug sent a chill of terror across the entire internet. As IT managers across the globe raced to update their servers with the patched version of OpenSSL to keep passwords and user data safe, the terror in the bitcoin world was particularly intense as billions of dollars in bitcoins were […]

Is the Silicon Valley Bitcoin Job Fair a sign of things to come?

Posted on 19th April, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, the Plug and Play Technology Center in Sunnyvale, CA, will be swarmed with tech talent looking to break into the bitcoin world. The Bitcoin Job Fair will feature booths from big-name bitcoin businesses like BitPay, Circle, Kraken, Xapo and Counterparty, all flush with venture capital cash and looking to expand their […]

Blockchain announces open nominations for the Blockchain Awards

Posted on 16th April, 2014

The Bitcoin Foundation and Blockchain.info are partnering to launch the Blockchain Awards to “celebrate innovation and excellence in the Bitcoin community.” The initial round of awards will go to people and projects in ten categories, with nominations being open to the public. The current list of awards are: Most Impactful Charity Most Creative Video Most […]

Report: Colorado marijuana vending machines will accept bitcoin

Posted on 16th April, 2014

In recent article in Denver Post-owned marijuana-industry publication The Cannabist, the first batch of soon-to-launch pot vending machines will be built to be bitcoin friendly. The machines are being marketed under the brand name ZaZZZ, and are intended as an ancillary service for use in marijuana dispensaries. The machines aren’t quite as simple to use […]

Game on! “Take My Bitcoins!” brings bitcoin to the game show universe

Posted on 15th April, 2014

One of the best things about innovation is that you get to make up your own rules. In Mike Rotman’s case, creating a streaming, bitcoin-themed game show meant that he didn’t have to worry about pitching his idea to a network. Instead of running the gauntlet of TV industry gatekeepers, Rotman and his team simply […]

Blockchain.info now hosts 1.5 million wallets

Posted on 14th April, 2014

It took Blockchain.info nearly two years to cross the threshold of having 500,000 user wallets. When the web-based wallet provider passed a million wallets in early January, it was seen as a huge milestone for the bitcoin community. Today, Blockchain blew past another marker with barely a mention: 1.5 million user wallets. Even with a […]

Brazil’s Coincard combines pre-paid MasterCard with bitcoin

Posted on 11th April, 2014

In another sign of the slow, steady global adoption of bitcoin, Brazilian bitcoin exchange BitInvest has launched a pre-paid MasterCard powered by bitcoin deposits. The technology behind Coincard is nothing new, as the exchange simply deposits sold BTC to the debit card rather than a bank account, but it does represent another attempt to bridge […]

European tech awards show The Europas adds digital currency category

Posted on 10th April, 2014

Starting this year, virtual currency startups will finally have their own category in the annual Europas award show. Since 2009, the event has celebrated developments in technology and innovation, giving a rare opportunity for recognition for European programmers and tech entrepreneurs. Although the awards generally focus on Europe, in recent years prizes have also gone […]