techcrunch.com Archives - 04 July 2015, Saturday

  • My somewhat trivial thoughts on Grexit and bitcoin via @TechCrunch

    Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts

    techcrunch.com 30 Jun '15, 6pm

    That is not to say bitcoin is standing still. There is some evidence that euro transfers are up (but the information comes from the exchanges themselves and there is no independent way to audit their claims) and I would tend to believe that Greeks with cash in hand would be more incli...

  • Everledger Is Using Blockchain To Combat Fraud, Starting With Diamonds

    techcrunch.com 29 Jun '15, 2pm

    The wild valuation swings of Bitcoin are something of a sideshow when compared with the potential of the underlying blockchain engine. Focusing on the utility of this distributed, consensus-based technology is exactly what London-based startup Everledger is doing. The very early stage...

  • Everledger Is Using Blockchain To Combat Fraud, Starting With Diamonds

    techcrunch.com 29 Jun '15, 2pm

    The wild valuation swings of Bitcoin are something of a sideshow when compared with the potential of the underlying blockchain engine. Focusing on the utility of this distributed, consensus-based technology is exactly what London-based startup Everledger is doing. The very early stage...

  • Messaging And The Apple Watch - TechCrunch #branding #luxury

    Messaging And The Apple Watch

    techcrunch.com 26 Jun '15, 6pm

    Ram Menon Crunch Network Contributor Ram Menon is co-founder and CEO of Avaamo . How to join the network Although the Apple Watch boasts the ability to instantly notify users with important updates — breaking news stories, changes to their bank account or the achievement of a fitness ...

  • Tango Card And Snapcard Partner To Bring Bitcoin To Rewards Programs

    techcrunch.com 23 Jun '15, 6pm

    People can now add loyalty rewards programs to the way that they can acquire bitcoin thanks to a new partnership between the online rewards system Tango Card and the Bitcoin wallet Snapcard . Traditionally, Bitcoin was acquired either by mining — solving complex algorithms with a comp...

  • Tango Card And Snapcard Partner To Bring Bitcoin To Rewards Programs

    techcrunch.com 23 Jun '15, 6pm

    People can now add loyalty rewards programs to the way that they can acquire bitcoin thanks to a new partnership between the online rewards system Tango Card and the Bitcoin wallet Snapcard . Traditionally, Bitcoin was acquired either by mining — solving complex algorithms with a comp...

  • Will Bitcoin Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici?

    techcrunch.com 14 Jun '15, 8pm

    Before a business can make a large purchase from a supplier, the buyer provides a letter of credit from a financial institution to the supplier, which acts as a guarantee of payment. There is a non-trivial fee for acquiring this and it may take several days for a bank to produce. Once...

  • Will Bitcoin Finally Bring Down The House Of Medici?

    techcrunch.com 14 Jun '15, 8pm

    Before a business can make a large purchase from a supplier, the buyer provides a letter of credit from a financial institution to the supplier, which acts as a guarantee of payment. There is a non-trivial fee for acquiring this and it may take several days for a bank to produce. Once...

  • Sidechains And Lightning, The New New Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 13 Jun '15, 1pm

    Confidential Transactions — At present, all Bitcoin transactions are completely public, albeit pseudonymous. Confidential Transactions , as the name implies, conceal the amount being transferred to all except the sender, the recipient, and others they designate. The resulting transact...

  • Sidechains And Lightning, The New New Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 13 Jun '15, 1pm

    Confidential Transactions — At present, all Bitcoin transactions are completely public, albeit pseudonymous. Confidential Transactions , as the name implies, conceal the amount being transferred to all except the sender, the recipient, and others they designate. The resulting transact...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Live In Tumbleweed City

    techcrunch.com 05 Jun '15, 7pm

    Uber, a San Francisco-based technology startup, is innovating at the intersection of lifestyle and logistics. Uber connects riders with safe, reliable, convenient transportation providers at a variety of price-points in cities around the world.

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Live In Tumbleweed City

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Live In Tumbleweed City

    techcrunch.com 05 Jun '15, 7pm

    Facebook LinkedIn BTC Podcast Live From Tumbleweed City Hello, friends, and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around the bend, our own John Biggs and myself sat — live, in person! — in TechCrunch’s recently reconstructed video space to d...

  • Pie Eats Up $1.2M For Its Enterprise Messaging Service For Non-Techies

    techcrunch.com 04 Jun '15, 5pm

    Pie , the Singapore-headquartered enterprise messaging service for ‘normals’ that we profiled last summer , has raised a $1.2 million Series A round as it prepares to monetize its service. The freshly baked funding is lead by GREE Ventures, the investment arm of the Japanese games mak...

  • Pie Eats Up $1.2M For Its Enterprise Messaging Service For Non-Techies

    techcrunch.com 04 Jun '15, 5pm

    Pie , the Singapore-headquartered enterprise messaging service for ‘normals’ that we profiled last summer , has raised a $1.2 million Series A round as it prepares to monetize its service. The freshly baked funding is lead by GREE Ventures, the investment arm of the Japanese games mak...

  • Breaking News From Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 04 Jun '15, 12am

    Drama Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London Yahoo Shares Fall Sharply On Report That It May Incur Higher-Than-Expected Tax Bill On Its Alibaba Stake Jay Z Mocks Apple, Google, YouTube, Spotify In Tidal Freestyle Browse more... Breaki...

  • Breaking News From Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 04 Jun '15, 12am

    Drama Speakers At The Europas Conference And Awards Reflect Europe’s Diversity, June 16, London Yahoo Shares Fall Sharply On Report That It May Incur Higher-Than-Expected Tax Bill On Its Alibaba Stake Jay Z Mocks Apple, Google, YouTube, Spotify In Tidal Freestyle Browse more... Breaki...

  • An Interview With Nathaniel Popper, Author Of Digital Gold #bitcoin

    An Interview With Nathaniel Popper, Author Of Digital Gold

    techcrunch.com 31 May '15, 7pm

    Facebook LinkedIn Digital Gold Traces Bitcoin's Hazy History If you’ve been reading the site lately you’ll notice we’ve gone Digital Gold -crazy. First we started with an amazing excerpt outlining the story of 21.com. Then we posted a review and a podcast and now we present an short i...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A Conversation With Nathaniel Popper

    techcrunch.com 29 May '15, 8pm

    This week on TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast, our own John Biggs sat down with Nathaniel Popper , author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money , a new book focused on the cryptocurrency.

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A Conversation With Nathaniel Popper

    techcrunch.com 29 May '15, 8pm

    This week on TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast, our own John Biggs sat down with Nathaniel Popper , author of Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money , a new book focused on the cryptocurrency.

  • Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold Sheds Light On The Rise Of Bitcoin |

    techcrunch.com 26 May '15, 4pm

    The world of bitcoin is like the Lord Of The Rings without the Hobbits. You’ve got Sauron (Satoshi Nakamoto, who essentially wants freedom from law), Saruman (Ross Ulbricht, the technologist who wants to unleash the currency no matter the cost). They are battled by folks like Boromir ...

  • Nathaniel Popper’s Digital Gold Sheds Light On The Rise Of Bitcoin |

    techcrunch.com 26 May '15, 4pm

    The world of bitcoin is like the Lord Of The Rings without the Hobbits. You’ve got Sauron (Satoshi Nakamoto, who essentially wants freedom from law), Saruman (Ross Ulbricht, the technologist who wants to unleash the currency no matter the cost). They are battled by folks like Boromir ...

  • Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market

    techcrunch.com 25 May '15, 7pm

    Editor’s note: Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures. Bitcoin’s most disrupting feature is its decentralized architecture. Indeed, bitcoin relies on a P2P network of computers to proceed money transfers. Each part of the network works to create new bitcoins (‘min...

  • Bitcoin Might Be The Next Big Thing In The Remittance Market

    techcrunch.com 25 May '15, 7pm

    Editor’s note: Florian Graillot is a VC investor at AXA Strategic Ventures. Bitcoin’s most disrupting feature is its decentralized architecture. Indeed, bitcoin relies on a P2P network of computers to proceed money transfers. Each part of the network works to create new bitcoins (‘min...

  • The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

    techcrunch.com 23 May '15, 1pm

    As a result, Bitcoin is continuing to navigate between the Scylla of overly centralized mining and the Charybdis of miners blocking important protocol evolution. This makes mining sound like Bitcoin’s Achilles heel, but (pardon the now extremely mixed classical metaphor) it’s actually...

  • The Bitcoin Blocksize Blackjack Mining Blues

    techcrunch.com 23 May '15, 1pm

    As a result, Bitcoin is continuing to navigate between the Scylla of overly centralized mining and the Charybdis of miners blocking important protocol evolution. This makes mining sound like Bitcoin’s Achilles heel, but (pardon the now extremely mixed classical metaphor) it’s actually...

  • Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

    techcrunch.com 22 May '15, 3pm

    I’ll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day. I like having left over pizza to nibble on later. You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place, but what I’m aimin...

  • Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

    techcrunch.com 22 May '15, 3pm

    I’ll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas.. like maybe 2 large ones so I have some left over for the next day. I like having left over pizza to nibble on later. You can make the pizza yourself and bring it to my house or order it for me from a delivery place, but what I’m aimin...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Russia And Presidential Dreams

    techcrunch.com 15 May '15, 5pm

    almost managed to say nothing that will annoy the faithful, but by the end of the episode that was no longer the case. We’re going to bring back our friend Lopp next week to dig into the recent discussion of forking bitcoin, and, of course, to tell us what we got wrong.

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Russia And Presidential Dreams

    techcrunch.com 15 May '15, 5pm

    almost managed to say nothing that will annoy the faithful, but by the end of the episode that was no longer the case. We’re going to bring back our friend Lopp next week to dig into the recent discussion of forking bitcoin, and, of course, to tell us what we got wrong.

  • Rand Paul Appoints Bitcoin-Friendly Overstock CEO To Tech Counsel

    techcrunch.com 11 May '15, 7pm

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has appointed Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne to his tech counsel, a group that includes Michele Weslander Quaid of Google, and Brandon Hudgeons of Schoox and will help shape the presidential candidate’s tech platform. Patrick Byrne of http://t.co/PkoZW5Svn0 @Ove...