techcrunch.com Archives - 23 August 2014, Saturday

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '14, 3pm

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get t...

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '14, 2pm

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get t...

  • There Is Now A Bitcoin ATM In Manhattan

    techcrunch.com 21 Aug '14, 2pm

    Bitcoin ATM producers Lamassu and operator PYC Bitcoin have announced the first BTM in Manhattan. The BTM, located in Flat 128 in the West Village is one of the first in the city. “It’s really exciting for all of us,” said Matt Russell of PYC Bitcoin. “As a team of bitcoiners we get t...

  • The Bitcoin-Litecoin Decoupling, Redux

    techcrunch.com 19 Aug '14, 12am

    The price of litecoin and bitcoin, two of the most prominent cryptocurrencies, once saw their prices go up and down in something approaching a consistent ratio. That’s to say that bitcoin was always worth far more than litecoin, but the two coins saw their value rise and fall roughly ...

  • The Bitcoin-Litecoin Decoupling, Redux

    techcrunch.com 19 Aug '14, 12am

    The price of litecoin and bitcoin, two of the most prominent cryptocurrencies, once saw their prices go up and down in something approaching a consistent ratio. That’s to say that bitcoin was always worth far more than litecoin, but the two coins saw their value rise and fall roughly ...

  • BlockTrail Secures Cash For Its Bitcoin Transactions Analysis Platform

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 2pm

    BlockTrail is a new platform for bitcoin analytics launched today by Amsterdam-based researchers BlockCorp . It’s secured €500,000 ($669,310) in funding from BlockCorp, which was set up by entrepreneur Boaz Bechar and VKontakte co-founder Lev Leviev. Competing with Blockchain.info and...

  • BlockTrail Secures Cash For Its Bitcoin Transactions Analysis Platform

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 2pm

    BlockTrail is a new platform for bitcoin analytics launched today by Amsterdam-based researchers BlockCorp . It’s secured €500,000 ($669,310) in funding from BlockCorp, which was set up by entrepreneur Boaz Bechar and VKontakte co-founder Lev Leviev. Competing with Blockchain.info and...

  • ChangeTip Wants To Kill Clickbait With Social Bitcoin Micropayments

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 12pm

    ChangeTip is hoping to drive mass adoption of micropayments on the web by using Bitcoin plus existing social networks as the medium to deliver feeless micro donations to content creators. Which means part of its mission is “to spell the end of clickbait “. And that’s something anyone ...

  • ChangeTip Wants To Kill Clickbait With Social Bitcoin Micropayments

    techcrunch.com 18 Aug '14, 12pm

    ChangeTip is hoping to drive mass adoption of micropayments on the web by using Bitcoin plus existing social networks as the medium to deliver feeless micro donations to content creators. Which means part of its mission is “to spell the end of clickbait “. And that’s something anyone ...

  • Bitcoin Falls Out Of Its Trading Range

    Bitcoin Falls Out Of Its Trading Range

    techcrunch.com 14 Aug '14, 6pm

    After doing large amounts of nothing for months, the price of bitcoin has found a new direction at last: Down. The recent narrative around bitcoin has been roughly zilch, as the cryptocurrency picked up a few new large vendors’ support , but otherwise settled into something approachin...

  • DISH TV Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

    techcrunch.com 14 Aug '14, 4pm

    Another day, another major corporation accepting BTC . This time it’s DISH TV, a satellite TV provider that is working with Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments online. Why is this news? Well, considering Overstock is now accepting $15,000 a day in Bitcoin sales, there is clearly some ...

  • BitAccess is looking to build a network of automated Bitcoin banking machines available worldwide

    BitAccess Launches To Make Bitcoin ATMs Ubiquitous

    techcrunch.com 14 Aug '14, 1am

    Trying to make access to the world’s largest cryptocurrency automatic for the people, BitAccess is looking to build a network of automated Bitcoin banking machines available worldwide. The concept of a Bitcoin ATM isn’t new, with companies like Robocoin Technologies , GenesisCoin , La...

  • Silbert’s Bitcoin Opportunity Fund Drops $250K On India-Based Unocoin |

    techcrunch.com 11 Aug '14, 10pm

    Despite some early moves that raised questions about Bitcoin’s legality in the country, the Indian market and its sheer size is still enticing to investors. Barry Silbert, a longtime Bitcoin enthusiast and founder of SecondMarket, just invested $250,000 in Unocoin . The company, which...

  • Silbert’s Bitcoin Opportunity Fund Drops $250K On India-Based Unocoin |

    techcrunch.com 11 Aug '14, 10pm

    Despite some early moves that raised questions about Bitcoin’s legality in the country, the Indian market and its sheer size is still enticing to investors. Barry Silbert, a longtime Bitcoin enthusiast and founder of SecondMarket, just invested $250,000 in Unocoin . The company, which...

  • Silbert’s Bitcoin Opportunity Fund Drops $250K On India-Based Unocoin |

    techcrunch.com 11 Aug '14, 10pm

    Despite some early moves that raised questions about Bitcoin’s legality in the country, the Indian market and its sheer size is still enticing to investors. Barry Silbert, a longtime Bitcoin enthusiast and founder of SecondMarket, just invested $250,000 in Unocoin . The company, which...

  • Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Issues Bitcoin Warnings

    techcrunch.com 11 Aug '14, 6pm

    Remember bitcoin ? Today the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a lengthy set of risks that the cryptocurrency poses to early adopters. The list is somewhat decent in its content, though I suspect the bitcoin faithful will find its tone to be overly negative. That same c...

  • Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Issues Bitcoin Warnings

    techcrunch.com 11 Aug '14, 6pm

    Remember bitcoin ? Today the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a lengthy set of risks that the cryptocurrency poses to early adopters. The list is somewhat decent in its content, though I suspect the bitcoin faithful will find its tone to be overly negative. That same c...

  • From @TechCrunch When Payment Processing Becomes a Commodity #bitcoin

    When Payment Processing Becomes A Commodity

    techcrunch.com 09 Aug '14, 7am

    Editor’s note: Christoffer O. Hernæs is partner at Core Group, a Norwegian management consulting company. Christoffer is currently engaged by Sparebank1, one of Norway’s largest financial institutions; this analysis is based on public sources and is not connected to any client engagem...

  • Visiting The Robocoin Bitcoin Bodega

    techcrunch.com 08 Aug '14, 4pm

    In short, the ATM is pretty handy. But why plop it down in the middle of a bodega? Kelley explained that in addition to 100,000 people walking by the location per day – an optimistic estimate this summer given the exposed, sun-scorched sidewalk that runs along that part of the Strip –...

  • Visiting The Robocoin Bitcoin Bodega

    techcrunch.com 08 Aug '14, 4pm

    In short, the ATM is pretty handy. But why plop it down in the middle of a bodega? Kelley explained that in addition to 100,000 people walking by the location per day – an optimistic estimate this summer given the exposed, sun-scorched sidewalk that runs along that part of the Strip –...

  • Visiting The Robocoin Bitcoin Bodega

    techcrunch.com 08 Aug '14, 4pm

    has been busy of late. They’ve dropped their ATMs in over a dozen countries and they’ve done a wildly brisk business – their first ATM in Vancouver took in $1 million on its first day. They’re expanding their empire daily, but Vegas has always been a tough nut to crack. Run by a group...

  • #Luxury #Consignment Reseller #Snobswap Grabs $700K To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Shops Online

    Luxury Consignment Reseller Snobswap Grabs $700K To Bring Brick-And-Mortar Shops Online

    techcrunch.com 08 Aug '14, 4pm

    Snobswap , the D.C.-based online shopping resale site with a funny but memorable name, is one of many new entrants in a growing market focused on bringing the experience of shopping for second-hand clothing and other accessories online. And, as its branding implies, Snobswap is aiming...

  • Wikipedia Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week

    techcrunch.com 07 Aug '14, 6pm

    In late July, Wikipedia announced that it would accept donations in bitcoin . In its first week of accepting bitcoin, Wikipedia racked up $140,000 in new funds, according to Coinbase , the service that powers its cryptocurrency influx. CoinDesk , a publication that tracks bitcoin and ...

  • Wikipedia Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week

    techcrunch.com 07 Aug '14, 6pm

    In late July, Wikipedia announced that it would accept donations in bitcoin . In its first week of accepting bitcoin, Wikipedia racked up $140,000 in new funds, according to Coinbase , the service that powers its cryptocurrency influx. CoinDesk, a publication that tracks bitcoin and o...

  • KryptoKit Launches RushWallet: An Instant, Cross-Platform Bitcoin Wallet

    KryptoKit Launches RushWallet: An Instant, Cross-Platform Bitcoin Wallet

    techcrunch.com 07 Aug '14, 1pm

    In an effort to help widen bitcoin’s reach and create a simpler experience when dealing with the online currency, KryptoKit , makers of the bitcoin wallet browser extension , launched RushWallet , a new easy-to-use bitcoin wallet that works on all web browsers and mobile devices and u...

  • After Angering Bitcoin Crowd With Debit Card Fees, Xapo Talks Back

    techcrunch.com 05 Aug '14, 3pm

    After promising the official release of Bitcoin -based debit cards, Xapo became a crypto-currency darling. Sadly, however, the bloom went off the rose once users received word that their debit cards, connected to Xapo bitcoin wallets, would incur a number of transaction fees. Now the ...

  • After Angering Bitcoin Crowd With Debit Card Fees, Xapo Talks Back

    techcrunch.com 05 Aug '14, 3pm

    After promising the official release of Bitcoin -based debit cards, Xapo became a crypto-currency darling. Sadly, however, the bloom went off the rose once users received word that their debit cards, connected to Xapo bitcoin wallets, would incur a number of transaction fees. Now the ...

  • Amazon’s Android App Store Opens Up Shop In Egypt, Singapore And 39 Other Countries |

    techcrunch.com 31 Jul '14, 10pm

    One catch worth noting: just because Amazon can sell your app in a new country doesn’t mean they necessarily will . If your app goes against a region’s laws or local restrictions, Amazon won’t allow it to be published there. It seems Amazon is mostly counting on developers to declare ...

  • Amazon’s Android App Store Opens Up Shop In Egypt, Singapore And 39 Other Countries |

    techcrunch.com 31 Jul '14, 10pm

    One catch worth noting: just because Amazon can sell your app in a new country doesn’t mean they necessarily will . If your app goes against a region’s laws or local restrictions, Amazon won’t allow it to be published there. It seems Amazon is mostly counting on developers to declare ...

  • Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

    techcrunch.com 30 Jul '14, 6pm

    Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin , a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that it’s placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low- can go to turn their winnings into crypt...