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Coinbase unveils social-media friendly public payment pages

Posted on 28th May, 2014

One of the first stumbling blocks for new bitcoin users is the address system. Although it’s a technically elegant result of the public/private key system, there’s something about a seemingly random string of dozens of letters and numbers that is inherently off-putting to an average person who just wants to try out this new digital […]

BIP 70 protocol gains ground with Coinbase integration

Posted on 23rd May, 2014

If there is a single technical development likely to increase bitcoin’s mainstream appeal, it’s BIP 70. The protocol, introduced in the March 0.9.0 update of Bitcoin Core, is arguably the first major toolset for making the bitcoin experience user-friendly. Among other innovations, BIP 70 allows users to display their addresses in human-readable text rather than […]

Coinbase acquires team behind content-sharing platform Kippt

Posted on 7th May, 2014

In its first major acquisition since raising $25 million in venture capital funds last year, Coinbase has bought the company behind content-sharing platforms Kippt and Inc. Although never well-known outside of the Silicon Valley startup community, the Y Combinator-based Kippt project was seen by many as an innovative sharing platform with an exceptionally powerful API. […]

Report: The 10 most promising blockchain-based startups

Posted on 6th May, 2014

In a report published today on Business Insider, bitcoin-business consultant Tim Swanson names his top 10 startups that use blockchain-based technology. Swanson limited his list to companies no longer operating in pre-launch “stealth mode,” and which he believes to already offer a viable service. Several of Swanson’s picks are hardly unknown in the bitcoin community: […]

Coinbase denies data breach

Posted on 2nd April, 2014

Yesterday, a list of roughly 2,000 names and email addresses tied to Coinbase accounts was released by an unknown person to Pastebin. The post warned readers that “Coinbase provides your full transaction history to the FBI, FinCEN and IRS every day. They are under a gag order.” While the list does seem to contain valid […]

Coinbase hires two big names from Amazon and Facebook

Posted on 20th March, 2014

This week, Coinbase announced the addition of two new staffers, both with impressive tech pedigrees. Former Facebook security director Ryan McGeehan will move to a security role at the bitcoin startup, while former Amazon business development and sales director Todd Edebohls joins the company as a VP of business development. From a business perspective, both […]

Coinbase crosses 1 million wallet threshold

Posted on 27th February, 2014

In less than two years, Coinbase has gone from providing a humble 13,000 Bitcoin wallets to an eye-popping 1 million. The San Francisco-based company officially celebrated their millionth download earlier today. According to the official Coinbase blog, that’s a growth rate of 7,592.31%. Coinbase is actually the second Bitcoin wallet provider to cross the million […]