techcrunch.com Archives - 31 March 2015, Tuesday

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Poker, BitPay And Growth

    techcrunch.com 26 Mar '15, 10pm

    Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on all things bitcoin. This episode we were joined by Sonny Singh of BitPay , one of the largest bitcoin companies around, to talk about the state of bitcoin itself, as well as the firm’s recent de...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Poker, BitPay And Growth

    techcrunch.com 26 Mar '15, 10pm

    Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on all things bitcoin. This episode we were joined by Sonny Singh of BitPay , one of the largest bitcoin companies around, to talk about the state of bitcoin itself, as well as the firm’s recent de...

  • Rakuten To Put Its Bitnet Investment To Work And Accept Bitcoin Worldwide

    techcrunch.com 17 Mar '15, 7am

    Rakuten, Japan’s largest online retail firm, has announced that it will soon accept bitcoin across its global marketplaces. The company is putting its investment in Bitnet — a startup that raised $14.5 million last October — to work with this development. Bitnet, which was founded by ...

  • Rakuten To Put Its Bitnet Investment To Work And Accept Bitcoin Worldwide

    techcrunch.com 17 Mar '15, 7am

    Rakuten, Japan’s largest online retail firm, has announced that it will soon accept bitcoin across its global marketplaces. The company is putting its investment in Bitnet — a startup that raised $14.5 million last October — to work with this development. Bitnet, which was founded by ...

  • Secure Messaging App Wiper Adds Bitcoin Support, Gets Yanked In China

    techcrunch.com 16 Mar '15, 1am

    Wiper , a chat application designed to provide users with control over their sent and received messages, recently rolled out support for bitcoin transactions between its users. The tool is simple, allowing individuals to send cryptocurrency to others inside the app’s main chat interfa...

  • Secure Messaging App Wiper Adds Bitcoin Support, Gets Yanked In China

    techcrunch.com 16 Mar '15, 1am

    Wiper , a chat application designed to provide users with control over their sent and received messages, recently rolled out support for bitcoin transactions between its users. The tool is simple, allowing individuals to send cryptocurrency to others inside the app’s main chat interfa...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    techcrunch.com 05 Mar '15, 10pm

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    techcrunch.com 05 Mar '15, 10pm

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over...

  • Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 28 Feb '15, 3pm

    Editor’s note: Wences Casares is the founder and CEO of Xapo . In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin . At first glance, bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if the euro is the problem, switching to Bitco...

  • Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 28 Feb '15, 3pm

    Editor’s note: Wences Casares is the founder and CEO of Xapo . In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin . At first glance, bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if the euro is the problem, switching to Bitco...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Blockchain Or Bitcoin?

    techcrunch.com 26 Feb '15, 7pm

    Hello and welcome back to another edition of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s very own bitcoin podcast hosted by your humble servant and John Biggs . This week we chewed over the importance of both bitcoin and the blockchain, and how they are more linked than some people seem to wish. You can’t mi...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Blockchain Or Bitcoin?

    techcrunch.com 26 Feb '15, 7pm

    Hello and welcome back to another edition of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s very own bitcoin podcast hosted by your humble servant and John Biggs . This week we chewed over the importance of both bitcoin and the blockchain, and how they are more linked than some people seem to wish. You can’t mi...

  • The Bitcoin Jet, Or, How Does Cryptocurrency Go Mainstream?

    techcrunch.com 21 Feb '15, 2pm

    DIGITAL CURRENCIES ACCEPTED HERE proclaims the plaque at my local froyo place, emblazoned with the Bitcoin logo: but when I ask how I would pay with Bitcoin, the Australian woman behind the counter shrugs and says, “I think we have a tablet somewhere with instructions on the back? …No...

  • The Bitcoin Jet, Or, How Does Cryptocurrency Go Mainstream?

    techcrunch.com 21 Feb '15, 2pm

    DIGITAL CURRENCIES ACCEPTED HERE proclaims the plaque at my local froyo place, emblazoned with the Bitcoin logo: but when I ask how I would pay with Bitcoin, the Australian woman behind the counter shrugs and says, “I think we have a tablet somewhere with instructions on the back? …No...

  • Robocoin SDK Lets Any ATM Accept Cryptocurrency

    techcrunch.com 19 Feb '15, 6pm

    Robocoin released its first bitcoin ATM nearly two years ago , and today the company is announcing a software pack that enables any ATM or kiosk to accept, dispense or transfer money with bitcoin. Called Coin SDK , the software pack is part of the company’s mission to bring the power ...

  • Robocoin SDK Lets Any ATM Accept Cryptocurrency

    techcrunch.com 19 Feb '15, 6pm

    Robocoin released its first bitcoin ATM nearly two years ago , and today the company is announcing a software pack that enables any ATM or kiosk to accept, dispense or transfer money with bitcoin. Called Coin SDK , the software pack is part of the company’s mission to bring the power ...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Let’s Play Poker |

    techcrunch.com 12 Feb '15, 10pm

    This week we dig back into the gambling question on the back of some recent news, and then decipher the current growth of Coinbase as a market to buy bitcoin. Also, John Biggs gets some numbers backwards, and

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Let’s Play Poker |

    techcrunch.com 12 Feb '15, 10pm

    This week we dig back into the gambling question on the back of some recent news, and then decipher the current growth of Coinbase as a market to buy bitcoin. Also, John Biggs gets some numbers backwards, and

  • Bitcoin Blazes New Trail In Emerging Markets

    techcrunch.com 11 Feb '15, 4pm

    “One of the reasons I’m excited about bitcoin and blockchain is really the potential in emerging markets, where there are so many underbanked and the financial infrastructure is not as developed,” says Jalak Jobanputra , founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures . “As people become ...

  • Bitcoin Blazes New Trail In Emerging Markets

    techcrunch.com 11 Feb '15, 4pm

    “One of the reasons I’m excited about bitcoin and blockchain is really the potential in emerging markets, where there are so many underbanked and the financial infrastructure is not as developed,” says Jalak Jobanputra , founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures . “As people become ...

  • Three Singaporeans Pause U.S. Studies For Startup Helping Graduates Enter Workforce: Glints, a Singapore-based...

    Three Singaporeans Pause U.S. Studies For Startup Helping Graduates Enter Workforce

    techcrunch.com 11 Feb '15, 8am

    It may be common in the U.S., but here in Asia we don’t often write about twenty-somethings pausing their education for a startup. So it’s notable that Glints , a Singapore-based startup that helps graduates enter the workforce, closed a SG$475,000 (US$380,000) seed round today. The c...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A New Exchange And The World Of Mining

    techcrunch.com 07 Feb '15, 12am

    Facebook LinkedIn TC BTC Podcast: Bitcoin Mining, Coinbase Exchange & Bitcoin Pricing Today marked a special episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast, as both John Biggs and myself were in the same city. We crashed the TCTV studio to shoot a video build of our little show. This ...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A New Exchange And The World Of Mining

    techcrunch.com 07 Feb '15, 12am

    Facebook LinkedIn TC BTC Podcast: Bitcoin Mining, Coinbase Exchange & Bitcoin Pricing Today marked a special episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast, as both John Biggs and myself were in the same city. We crashed the TCTV studio to shoot a video build of our little show. This ...

  • A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

    techcrunch.com 06 Feb '15, 11pm

    Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of miners together in the same room, things really get ugly. Motherboard has some fascinating footage o...

  • A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

    techcrunch.com 06 Feb '15, 11pm

    Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of miners together in the same room, things really get ugly. Motherboard has some fascinating footage o...

  • NeuCoin Is A Bitcoin Alternative Designed For Microtransactions

    techcrunch.com 03 Feb '15, 12pm

    Meet NeuCoin , a new cryptocurrency designed specifically to tip content creators and make online micropayments. NeuCoin is both a startup based in Paris and a new currency. It raised $2.25 million from dozens of business angels and signed partnerships with a few content distribution ...

  • NeuCoin Is A Bitcoin Alternative Designed For Microtransactions

    techcrunch.com 03 Feb '15, 12pm

    Meet NeuCoin , a new cryptocurrency designed specifically to tip content creators and make online micropayments. NeuCoin is both a startup based in Paris and a new currency. It raised $2.25 million from dozens of business angels and signed partnerships with a few content distribution ...

  • The Bootstrapper’s Guide To Bitcoin Remittances |

    techcrunch.com 30 Jan '15, 6pm

    It’s a lot harder to be the off-ramp, in most cases. It’s basic migration theory all over again: on-ramps tend to exist in countries with better banking infrastructure and deeper bitcoin liquidity, while off-ramps tend to be in countries where the bitcoin community is in its infancy. ...

  • The Bootstrapper’s Guide To Bitcoin Remittances |

    techcrunch.com 30 Jan '15, 6pm

    It’s a lot harder to be the off-ramp, in most cases. It’s basic migration theory all over again: on-ramps tend to exist in countries with better banking infrastructure and deeper bitcoin liquidity, while off-ramps tend to be in countries where the bitcoin community is in its infancy. ...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: An Interview With Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit

    techcrunch.com 29 Jan '15, 9pm

    Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. This week Alex is on vacation so I recorded a short interview with Luis Buenaventura Of Rebit , a major Bitcoin remitter in the Philippines. Luis gave us a quick look under the hood of his growing business.