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Circle teases new iOS and Android apps

Posted on 16th September, 2014

Even though they’re still in an invite-only beta test, bitcoin-brokerage Circle clearly has plans to break into the mainstream in the near future. CoinDesk reports today that the company gave an exclusive preview of their new iOS and Android apps at the CoinScrum meetup in London yesterday, giving several hints about Circle’s near-future plans. CEO […]

iOS reservation app Resy becomes first to integrate Coinbase payments

Posted on 4th September, 2014

Resy, a New York-focused mobile-restaurant reservation service, has become the first iOS app provider to fully integrate Coinbase’s OAuth2 protocol, allowing Apple device users to buy directly from their Coinbase wallets. The integration is the first implementation of the Coinbase OAuth2 protocol on an iOS device following Apple’s reversal of a ban on in-app bitcoin […]

Mobile Wallet App Round-Up: Blockchain, Chain iOS and Hive

Posted on 19th July, 2014

When bitcoin’s battle for mass adoption and marketshare against credit cards and cash happens, the skirmishes won’t take place on notebooks and desktops, it will take place in the brick and mortar world with mobile apps. One sign that this seemingly inevitable event it drawing closer is the booming ecosystem of mobile wallet apps. Now […]

Mac OS walletmakers Hive launch BIP 70-integrated Android wallet

Posted on 14th May, 2014

In terms of mainstream adoption, the BIP 70 protocol is a big deal. Instead of requiring users and merchants to work with 34-character, randomly generated bitcoin addresses and long confirmation times, BIP 70 generates human-readable confirmation codes and vastly improves how confirmations are handled. Although the BIP 70 protocol was implemented in the Bitcoin Core […]

Mining malware found in Google Play apps

Posted on 25th April, 2014

At least five apps with bitcoin-mining malware were discovered in the Google Play store yesterday. San Francisco-based mobile security company Lookout announced that the “BadLepricon” mining malware was found hidden inside free live wallpaper apps. Google removed the apps shortly after the announcement. In a blog post about their discovery, Lookout explains how the malware […]

Malware causes wallet woes for LocalBitcoins

Posted on 18th April, 2014

Person-to-person bitcoin-exchange and escrow service LocalBitcoins has had a rough couple of days. On Wednesday, reports began to surface on IRC and the site’s forums that user wallets had been compromised. Standard protections, such as long passwords and two-factor authentication, seemed to have no effect on the hacks. Posts on the LocalBitcoins blog confirm that […]