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BTChip releases new smartcard-based USB bitcoin wallet

Posted on 9th September, 2014

It sounds like an offline cryptocurrency user’s dream device: A multi-signature enabled, smartcard-based, USB connected hardware wallet able to native support both bitcoin and altcoin wallets. It’s as thin as a credit card, and roughly the size of a house key. And for €20 (roughly $25), it can be yours. The new joint venture from […]

Safello debuts new social media-style bitcoin wallet

Posted on 7th September, 2014

Even for experienced users, bitcoin wallets can be a headache. Although QR code readers and BIP-70 integrations have helped sand some of the rougher edges off some modern wallet programs, particularly in the mobile market, bitcoin wallets can still be counterintuitive programs for new users to learn. The first company to make a truly user-friendly […]

BitPay releases Copay, a open-source multi-signature wallet

Posted on 9th July, 2014

Earlier this year, Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen declared 2014 to be the “Year of Multi-Sig.” The development of highly secure wallets requiring multiple private key approvals holds a huge amount of promise for more complex applications of the bitcoin protocol, enabling natively created smart contracts, escrows and corporate-style accounts where payments must receive multiple […]

Coinbase announces new “vaults” for long-term storage

Posted on 2nd July, 2014

This morning, Coinbase unveiled a product called “The Vault.” As the name implies, the service adds a wealth of options for customers looking for long-term, high-security bitcoin storage solutions. Using a similar interface to Coinbase’s popular online wallet, Vault accounts allow for timed-locked withdrawals, multiple withdrawal approvals. Unlike Coinbase’s current simple two-factor-authentication user-verification system, Vault […]

Wallet app CoinJar returns to the iOS App Store

Posted on 5th June, 2014

The CoinJar wallet is now back in the iOS App Store, at least in the U.K. and Australia. The once-popular mobile bitcoin wallet app, which as been offline since January after Apple insisted its core functionality be removed, is apparently back with all features fully restored. It’s unclear when, or even if, the app will […]

Report: MultiBit wallet to charge transaction fee

Posted on 1st June, 2014

With an estimated 1.8 million downloads, MultiBit is easily the most popular bitcoin wallet client for Windows-based machines. Recently, however, a series of high-profile glitches and seemingly dismissive developer comments have soured community support for the three-year old software project. With a new version of the software nearing completion, the “cash-strapped” developers have proposed a […]

Report: QuickCoin to launch Facebook integrated bitcoin wallet

Posted on 26th May, 2014

Mainstream bitcoin adoption may be taking another step forward with the introduction of a Facebook-integrated bitcoin wallet app from San Francisco-based startup QuickCoin. The company’s “social wallet” system allows users to send and receive bitcoin easily, using Facebook’s popular API to remove any technological issues for users. Speaking with CoinDesk, QuickCoin co-founder Marshall Hayner explained […]

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 […]

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 […]

Problems surface with popular wallet client MultiBit

Posted on 10th April, 2014

A bug in the code of popular bitcoin wallet MultiBit has sparked considerable debate about the reliability of the open-source wallet client. Several threads posted to Reddit in recent days have revealed a number of problematic glitches in MultiBit’s code, as well as a seeming reluctance on the part of the developer to address them. […]