When somebody is active in the world of FinTech, at some point in their career, they will start developing a mobile application. Or in some cases, other people will be hired to take care of mobile development, as this is a difficult skill to master. Most of these applications are put in the various mobile app markets at a small or high price, depending on what type of service they offer. It is important to keep in mind that apps need to be discounted now and then to attract more users.
The concept of exchange digital currency has undergone a fair few changes in recent years. While there was only one available platform to do so just a few years ago, Bitcoin and altcoin exchanges can be found all over the globe these days. But even this market needs to keep evolving over time, and that is exactly what ShapeShift.io is doing with their new Android app.
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There is a huge opportunity for Bitcoin – and other digital currencies – to make an impact in the mobile gaming industry now. Micro-transactions through traditional means, such as credit cards or Paypal, are just not worth the effort for game developers, due to the high transaction fees. Bitcoin can easily solve that problem, because its transaction fees are minimal. One company to keep an eye on in the mobile gaming industry is Playlab who recently secured US$5m in Series B funding.
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Despite Bitcoin being in a state of flux right now, due to a fairly low Bitcoin price and regulatory requirements scrutinizing startups in the US, some companies are still pushing forward with their expansion plans. HashingSpace Corporation have launched their Bitcoin mining pool – called Hashpool.com – and made the pool’s mobile app available for both Android and iOS users.
HashPool.com – A New Bitcoin Mining Pool With Mobile Tools
In recent weeks, the name HashingSpace Corporation has made headlines on this website multiple times. The company is on an aggressive spree in terms of expanding their offerings in the Bitcoin ecosystem. HashPool will be of interest to Bitcoin miners from all over the world, as the backend will balance the mining load based on a GEO-IP implementation.
The world of finance is starting to evolve towards new systems and services being used, as well as the mobile space being explored by various companies. Even though Bitcoin has been available on mobile devices since day one, popular Bitcoin exchange Huobi thinks there is still room for improvement in this area. Rather than sticking to the Chinese crowd, the company hopes to expand the presence in the Western world as well.
Popular iOS Game SaruTobi has had a colored history ever since its inception a few years ago. By letting players earn “Bitcoin” while playing the game, there has been quite some controversy surrounding this mobile game. In fact, it had even been pulled from Apple’s App Store not that long ago. Once the game was restored, the SaruTobi developers have been working hard on making necessary changes to the game.
Another mobile Bitcoin wallet has come to my attention as I keep looking for the perfect mobile wallet to suit my needs. BCoiner Bitcoin Wallet has not been updated since December of last year, so it looks like it is not based on the latest release build of the Bitcoin Core client. Keep that in mind before downloading this application.
BCoiner Bitcoin Wallet – No Bells & Whistles
Unlike most mobile Bitcoin wallets, BCoiner is not priding itself on giving you tons of bells and whistles that you may [not] need at all. The developers of this mobile wallet have kept the most important aspects in mind, which are security, ease-of-use and creating a trustworthy environment for both novice and experienced users alike.
The quest to find the ultimate mobile Bitcoin wallet is far from over, as there are still plenty of options left to explore. In fact, this series will continue for a few more weeks by the looks of it. Regardless of all that, we will be taking a look at Ninki: The Bitcoin Wallet today. And this mobile Bitcoin wallet packs a ton of security features.
Every time I look for a new mobile Bitcoin wallet to review, I would swear new ones pop up on a daily basis. That just goes to show you how many developers are working on bringing Bitcoin to everyday consumers. BitX is one of the companies, as they want to make this “magic internet money” easy and convenient to use for everyone.
When it comes to choosing a Bitcoin wallet, there are plenty of options available to you. In this series of articles, we will be looking at the various options for mobile Bitcoin wallets. After all, we want to take our digital currency with us, wherever we go, and spend it without pulling out a computer or laptop. Up first in our series is the mobile Bitcoin wallet by Blockchain.info.
Blockchain.info Mobile Wallet
One of the main things you will like about the Blockchain.info Bitcoin wallet is its compatibility on multiple platforms. While most users will access their Bitcoin funds on a computer or laptop, Blockchain.info wallets can easily be accessed through any mobile browser in HTML5 format. On top of that, designated applications are available for both Android and iOS users.
One way to get Bitcoin in the hands of more everyday users is by embedding some form of Bitcoin reward in mobile games. As mobile games are played more than ever these days – and even overtaking gaming on both consoles and PC’s – this is a proven way to get an idea stuck in people’s minds. People who own an iOS device have the SaruTobi game but what about us Android users?
When Apple made their original Apple Pay announcement, a lot of people saw the road being paved for Bitcoin integration at some stage. However, several Bitcoin enthusiasts looked things more skeptically, as Apple Pay could very well become a major Bitcoin competitor. For those of you who are still on the fence, have no fear, as Apple Pay will not be a Bitcoin competitor any time soon, as the service might actually make the current financial system even worse.
Bringing Bitcoin wallets to mobile users is a key element in order to push awareness and adoption to new heights. Luckily for us Bitcoin enthusiasts, there are a plethora of mobile wallets to choose from, each with their own interesting and unique features. AirBitz is so much more than just another Bitcoin wallet for Android and iOS users though!
A little while ago, we started off our series of Bitcoin wallet alternatives with an article about GreenAddress, a cross-platform multi-signature BTC client. Most of you will be aware there are a ton of different alternatives available, and we do plan to look at each one of them individually. Up next on our list is a Bitcoin wallet gaining in popularity, called Mycelium.
The Syscoin developers have been announcing some very interesting new projects which are due to be released in the very near future. Public beta testing of the Syscoin Blockmarket will commence in a week from now, which is soon followed by the release of the Development Portal and the mobile wallets for both iOS and Android.
January 14th 2015
Perhaps the most important of three dates is January 14, as this is the date when Syscoin’s Blockmarket project will be available for beta testing to the public. Over the course of two weeks, users can submit their feedback and any bugs they might encounter to the SYS development team, after which the full public release will take place.
Given the recent issues with exchanges either losing funds or shutting down, and malicious cryptocurrency clients hitting the web on a more frequent basis, wallet security becomes ever more important. Multi-signature wallets definitely seem the best choice from this point forward, and GreenAddress is providing exactly that kind of service.
A Brief Explanation of Multisignature Transactions
The main advantage of using a multi-signature Bitcoin wallet is the fact that you need multiple parties to agree upon a transaction being executed. For example, if I used a multi signature wallet through GreenAddress, both them and myself have to “sign” an agreement in order to actually send money to a third-party recipient.
A new version of the Blackcoin Android wallet has been released just a few days ago. While the BC Android wallet is not available on the official Google Play Store, the APK file can be downloaded from the creator’s website. There is also a separate dowloadable APK file in order to get the Blackcoin blockchain installed on your device. Let’s take a quick look.
It has been a long while since we received an update from the Checkcoin developers in regards to their project, and how things are going behind the scenes. Luckily for us, the CKC community manager posted an update a few days ago, which contains a lot of interesting information. Let’s take a look, shall we?
As you would come to expect, a lot of things are being worked on behind the scenes of Checkcoin. In regards to the development of the coin itself, everything is going according to plan. The team has also discussed a way to bring more updates to the Checkcoin community, and there will be weekly updates from here on out, which we will be actively covering here on CryptoArticles.
When it comes to making cryptocurrency portable, there are a few different solutions you can use. Several coins offer a light/Electrum wallet, which doesn’t need to synchronize to the blockchain like a regular desktop client. There are also mobile applications for Android users, and iOS support is coming soon for most wallets as well. But what if we could take a full-fledged computer in the form of a USB stick with us?
We at CryptoArticles are working on Christmas day in order to bring our readers the most interesting news in the world of cryptocurrency. One of those interesting projects in GEMS, the social messaging app which is scheduled for release soon. Ever since the announcement of GEMS using Telegram as a software base, several questions arose in the community. Let’s check out the latest information, shall we?
First of all, the GEMS Android Showcase video has been published on Youtube. While we have seen most of the actions showcased in this demo video before, the actual footage in this Youtube clip is recorded on a Nexus 5. Even though the client is not available for download just yet, the layout looks very crisp and easy to use.