techcrunch.com Archives - 30 January 2015, Friday

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Singapore Property Site 99.co Lands $1.6M From Sequoia And Facebook Co-Founder Saverin

    techcrunch.com 29 Jan '15, 10am

    99.co , a property rental and sales site that launched in Singapore last November, has scored a deal of its own after closing $1.6 million (SG$2 million) in funding from Sequoia and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. The company confirmed that the round values it at $8 million (SG$1...

  • Singapore Property Site 99.co Lands $1.6M From Sequoia And Facebook Co-Founder Saverin

    techcrunch.com 29 Jan '15, 10am

    99.co , a property rental and sales site that launched in Singapore last November, has scored a deal of its own after closing $1.6 million (SG$2 million) in funding from Sequoia and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. The company confirmed that the round values it at $8 million (SG$1...

  • Coinbase Is Opening The First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange In The U.S.

    techcrunch.com 26 Jan '15, 3am

    Fresh from scoring a massive $75 million funding round , bitcoin payment firm Coinbase has revealed that it will open the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday. The company, which added the New York Stock Exchange and USAA to its list of investors last week, told the ...

  • Coinbase Is Opening The First Regulated Bitcoin Exchange In The U.S.

    techcrunch.com 26 Jan '15, 3am

    Fresh from scoring a massive $75 million funding round , bitcoin payment firm Coinbase has revealed that it will open the first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S. on Monday. The company, which added the New York Stock Exchange and USAA to its list of investors last week, told the ...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Coinbase Raises $75M

    techcrunch.com 22 Jan '15, 8pm

    Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Bitcoin managed to pull out of a price tailspin this week, edging back north of the key $200 price point. Also, Coinbase, a popular bitcoin startup, raised a massive $75 million round of funding

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Coinbase Raises $75M

    techcrunch.com 22 Jan '15, 8pm

    Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Bitcoin managed to pull out of a price tailspin this week, edging back north of the key $200 price point. Also, Coinbase, a popular bitcoin startup, raised a massive $75 million round of funding

  • Bitstamp Suspends Its Bitcoin Exchange Following A Suspected Hack

    techcrunch.com 05 Jan '15, 12pm

    The year is but five days old but already we have our first bitcoin hacking story of 2015 after Bitstamp , a Slovenia-based exchange that raised $10 million last year , suspended its service following a suspected breach. A notice on the company’s website warns users that there is “rea...

  • Bitstamp Suspends Its Bitcoin Exchange Following A Suspected Hack

    techcrunch.com 05 Jan '15, 12pm

    The year is but five days old but already we have our first bitcoin hacking story of 2015 after Bitstamp , a Slovenia-based exchange that raised $10 million last year , suspended its service following a suspected breach. A notice on the company’s website warns users that there is “rea...

  • Bitcoin Slumps

    techcrunch.com 04 Jan '15, 8pm

    2015 has not been kind to bitcoin thus far. The cryptocurrency, which has endured a stiff price decline since its late-2013 heights, is back below the $300 mark. Bitcoin’s total transaction volume, as measured by Blockchain.info , has also slipped in recent days. Theories about why it...

  • Bitcoin Slumps

    techcrunch.com 04 Jan '15, 8pm

    2015 has not been kind to bitcoin thus far. The cryptocurrency, which has endured a stiff price decline since its late-2013 heights, is back below the $300 mark. Bitcoin’s total transaction volume, as measured by Blockchain.info , has also slipped in recent days. Theories about why it...

  • NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    techcrunch.com 31 Dec '14, 2pm

    Given that NYC is the greatest city in the world (I’m definitely not biased) , it makes sense that the Big Apple is looking to give its residents a better way to pay off their many parking tickets. According to MarketWatch , the city of New York issues eight to ten million parking tic...

  • NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    techcrunch.com 31 Dec '14, 2pm

    Given that NYC is the greatest city in the world (I’m definitely not biased) , it makes sense that the Big Apple is looking to give its residents a better way to pay off their many parking tickets. According to MarketWatch , the city of New York issues eight to ten million parking tic...

  • Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Now |

    techcrunch.com 27 Dec '14, 2am

    When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl , I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. It turns out that yes, the Bitcoin Bowl is promoting BitPay , a Bitcoin-processing startup — but it’s also real college football game that’s underway as I write this on Frida...

  • Apparently The Bitcoin Bowl Is A Real Thing That’s Happening Right Now |

    techcrunch.com 27 Dec '14, 2am

    When I first heard about the Bitcoin Bowl , I assumed it was a joke, or maybe a weird startup publicity stunt. It turns out that yes, the Bitcoin Bowl is promoting BitPay , a Bitcoin-processing startup — but it’s also real college football game that’s underway as I write this on Frida...

  • Bitcoin 2.0 And Tokenizing The User Experience

    techcrunch.com 26 Dec '14, 4pm

    Editor’s note: Lisa Cheng is the Founder of VANBEX a marketing and research firm specializing in digital currency, blockchain protocols, and decentralized technology. Bitcoin is still in its early stages of market development. We are going through a slow process of realizing how data ...

  • Bitcoin 2.0 And Tokenizing The User Experience

    techcrunch.com 26 Dec '14, 4pm

    Editor’s note: Lisa Cheng is the Founder of VANBEX a marketing and research firm specializing in digital currency, blockchain protocols, and decentralized technology. Bitcoin is still in its early stages of market development. We are going through a slow process of realizing how data ...

  • Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

    techcrunch.com 25 Dec '14, 6pm

    Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year , but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. While this ...

  • Bitcoin, Burning Man And The Gifting Economy

    techcrunch.com 25 Dec '14, 6pm

    Bitcoin was a terrible investment this year , but that hasn’t stopped non-profits from asking for them anyway. Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Khan Academy and now even Burning Man will take those bitcoins off your hands in the form of a tax-deductible donation. While this ...

  • Crowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community

    techcrunch.com 22 Dec '14, 1am

    Editor’s note: Lisa Cheng is the Founder of VANBEX a marketing and research firm specializing in digital currency, blockchain protocols, and decentralized technology. Bitcoin as an industry is becoming segregated by ideology, technology and application. There are different groups that...

  • Crowdsales Funding Innovation By Bitcoin And Its Community

    techcrunch.com 22 Dec '14, 1am

    Editor’s note: Lisa Cheng is the Founder of VANBEX a marketing and research firm specializing in digital currency, blockchain protocols, and decentralized technology. Bitcoin as an industry is becoming segregated by ideology, technology and application. There are different groups that...

  • Living On Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 21 Dec '14, 11pm

    A very special thanks goes out to the kind folks at Brawker for helping on my unique one-month Bitcoin journey. Their generosity allowed me to experience what it’s like having a personal genie that used bitcoins to grant my wishes, regardless of whether the merchants accepted bitcoins...

  • Living On Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 21 Dec '14, 11pm

    A very special thanks goes out to the kind folks at Brawker for helping on my unique one-month Bitcoin journey. Their generosity allowed me to experience what it’s like having a personal genie that used bitcoins to grant my wishes, regardless of whether the merchants accepted bitcoins...

  • Bitcoin Falls Even As Some Russians Turn To Cryptocurrency

    techcrunch.com 19 Dec '14, 2pm

    Bitcoin fell to $307 overnight and is now hovering at about $311, a move that analysts are attributing to panic selling. At the same time, BTC-to-ruble transactions rose to 230%, from 230 trades in the last 30 day period to 819 trades. This rise in transactions, though minor, mirrors ...

  • Bitcoin Falls Even As Some Russians Turn To Cryptocurrency

    techcrunch.com 19 Dec '14, 2pm

    Bitcoin fell to $307 overnight and is now hovering at about $311, a move that analysts are attributing to panic selling. At the same time, BTC-to-ruble transactions rose to 230%, from 230 trades in the last 30 day period to 819 trades. This rise in transactions, though minor, mirrors ...

  • BTXDeals Is An Online Marketplace For Blowing Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 18 Dec '14, 11am

    Got some Bitcoin burning a hole in your virtual wallet? There’s an online marketplace for that… U.K.-based BTXDeals.com has just launched an e-tail website where sellers are offering goods and services to buy with Bitcoin. The Bitcoin marketplace is the work of U.K. entrepreneur Nick ...

  • BTXDeals Is An Online Marketplace For Blowing Bitcoin

    techcrunch.com 18 Dec '14, 11am

    Got some Bitcoin burning a hole in your virtual wallet? There’s an online marketplace for that… U.K.-based BTXDeals.com has just launched an e-tail website where sellers are offering goods and services to buy with Bitcoin. The Bitcoin marketplace is the work of U.K. entrepreneur Nick ...

  • After A Difficult 2014, Bitcoin Hopes For A Brighter New Year

    techcrunch.com 16 Dec '14, 7pm

    Bitcoin spiked to north of $1,000 in late 2013, before starting a long decline in the current year. After some optimistic fluctuation, it has landed in a mid-$300 trading range that the virtual currency can’t seem to shake. Gone, for now it seems, are the go-go days of bitcoin heading...

  • After A Difficult 2014, Bitcoin Hopes For A Brighter New Year

    techcrunch.com 16 Dec '14, 7pm

    Bitcoin spiked to north of $1,000 in late 2013, before starting a long decline in the current year. After some optimistic fluctuation, it has landed in a mid-$300 trading range that the virtual currency can’t seem to shake. Gone, for now it seems, are the go-go days of bitcoin heading...