techcrunch.com Archives - 21 April 2015, Tuesday

  • Bitcoin Vs. Wall Street: A Love-Hate Story

    techcrunch.com 20 Apr '15, 9pm

    Even more evidential than public statements and investments is when Wall Street began hiring job candidates with expertise in digital currencies. In January, finance employment agency Glocap posted a “junior bitcoin execution trader” position for a hedge fund in San Francisco, and JPM...

  • Bitcoin Vs. Wall Street: A Love-Hate Story

    techcrunch.com 20 Apr '15, 9pm

    Even more evidential than public statements and investments is when Wall Street began hiring job candidates with expertise in digital currencies. In January, finance employment agency Glocap posted a “junior bitcoin execution trader” position for a hedge fund in San Francisco, and JPM...

  • The Anonymity Network At Risk via @TechCrunch #tor #ip2 #privacy #anonymity #bitcoin #cryptocoins

    The Anonymity Network At Risk

    techcrunch.com 19 Apr '15, 10am

    Editor’s note: Debbie Fletcher is a writer who has written for a range of different magazines and news publications.. You don’t have to watch NCIS to know that almost everything we do leaves some kind of trail or trace. Every click of the Internet and every post we make, email we send...

  • Establishing Trust In The Bitcoin Ecosystem

    techcrunch.com 17 Apr '15, 12am

    Editor’s note: David Berger is the CEO of the Digital Currency Council (DCC), an association of professionals in the digital currency economy. On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto proposed “a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.” Yet, it can be fairly argued t...

  • Establishing Trust In The Bitcoin Ecosystem

    techcrunch.com 17 Apr '15, 12am

    Editor’s note: David Berger is the CEO of the Digital Currency Council (DCC), an association of professionals in the digital currency economy. On October 31, 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto proposed “a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust.” Yet, it can be fairly argued t...

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Rand Paul And Bitcoin’s Soul |

    techcrunch.com 08 Apr '15, 5pm

    , while also exploring some commercial applications of blockchains, and whining about the current Bitcoin v. Blockchain debate. Just another week in bitcoin. I don’t think we mentioned the price of bitcoin a single time, which is some sort of feat.

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Rand Paul And Bitcoin’s Soul |

    techcrunch.com 08 Apr '15, 4pm

    , while also exploring some commercial applications of blockchains, and whining about the current Bitcoin v. Blockchain debate. Just another week in bitcoin. I don’t think we mentioned the price of bitcoin a single time, which is some sort of feat.

  • Uber Rival GrabTaxi Opens R&D Center To Lure Engineering Talent

    techcrunch.com 08 Apr '15, 3am

    GrabTaxi , Uber’s largest taxi hailing rival in Southeast Asia, has announced an R&D center in Singapore as it looks to develop its technical prowess and increase its appeal to overseas hires. The company raised $250 million from SoftBank last December, and CEO Anthony Tan told TechCr...

  • Uber Rival GrabTaxi Opens R&D Center To Lure Engineering Talent

    techcrunch.com 08 Apr '15, 3am

    GrabTaxi , Uber’s largest taxi hailing rival in Southeast Asia, has announced an R&D center in Singapore as it looks to develop its technical prowess and increase its appeal to overseas hires. The company raised $250 million from SoftBank last December, and CEO Anthony Tan told TechCr...

  • Google Ventures-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Buttercoin Is Shutting Down

    techcrunch.com 06 Apr '15, 9am

    Buttercoin , a bitcoin exchange startup backed by Y Combinator and Google Ventures, is closing its doors at the end of this month after failing to raise new investment. “Buttercoin will be turning off our service on April 10th at 11PM Pacific,” the company said in a note on its websit...

  • Google Ventures-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Buttercoin Is Shutting Down

    techcrunch.com 06 Apr '15, 9am

    Buttercoin , a bitcoin exchange startup backed by Y Combinator and Google Ventures, is closing its doors at the end of this month after failing to raise new investment. “Buttercoin will be turning off our service on April 10th at 11PM Pacific,” the company said in a note on its websit...

  • Be Your Own Bank

    techcrunch.com 03 Apr '15, 9am

    Editor’s note: Sonny Singh is the chief commercial officer of BitPay . Digital currencies have come and gone, and despite the astonishing rise of bitcoin’s popularity over the past 18 months, the majority of the population has yet to board the bitcoin bandwagon. One of the things that...

  • Be Your Own Bank

    techcrunch.com 03 Apr '15, 9am

    Editor’s note: Sonny Singh is the chief commercial officer of BitPay . Digital currencies have come and gone, and despite the astonishing rise of bitcoin’s popularity over the past 18 months, the majority of the population has yet to board the bitcoin bandwagon. One of the things that...

  • Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

    techcrunch.com 02 Apr '15, 5am

    New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out of Silk Road and Mt. Gox coffers. According to a statement issued by the United Stat...

  • Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

    techcrunch.com 01 Apr '15, 6pm

    New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out of Silk Road and Mt. Gox coffers. According to a statement issued by the United Stat...

  • Feds Nabbed For Big Bitcoin Heist Involving Gox And Silk Road

    techcrunch.com 01 Apr '15, 6pm

    New information in the Silk Road case is sending ripples of schadenfreude through the cryptocurrency community as it reacts to a foiled effort by two US Federal Agents to skim thousands of Bitcoin out of Silk Road and Mt. Gox coffers. According to a statement issued by the United Stat...

  • 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...