Bitcoin wallet security is a matter near and dear to all Bitcoin enthusiasts around the world. Software clients are not as safe as we think – simply because they run on a device connected to the internet, making it a target for hackers – and hardware solutions are slowly gaining more adoption because they “feel more secure”. But if you ordered a Mycelium Entropy device, your hardware Bitcoin wallet may not be as secure as you think.
A lot of Bitcoin enthusiasts around the world are looking forward to Bitcoin Black Friday, which will take place tomorrow. A lot of partners have already announced their special deals and promotions for tomorrow, so make sure to check them out. On that list of companies, is Purse.io, who will be offering a 20% discount on any and all Amazon purchases. And by the looks of it, their Amazon discount service will expand soon, thanks to a successful round of seed funding.
Bitgive raises Funds for Public Health and Environmental Endeavors
(SACRAMENTO – August 25, 2014) – BitPay, Xapo, LibraTax, Roger Ver and others are kicking off an initial fundraising campaign that begins today for the BitGive Foundation. BitGive has received its official 501 (c) (3) status from the IRS, a major achievement that validates BitGive’s approach and efforts. They are raising initial funds to build their long term fund for charitable giving. BitGive is the first Bitcoin nonprofit organization to receive a 501 (c) (3) approval. In just over a year since its founding, the BitGive Foundation has raised funds and lead campaigns donating to several public health and environmental causes.
The Seattle Bitcoin Summit expands to two days of Bitcoin 2.0 innovations and networking opportunities September 28 – 29 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The first major Bitcoin Summit in the great northwest will explain the “next generation of payments.” The sessions will explore innovative alternative cryptocurrency opportunities including practical applications in business from Susan Hitch, CFO of D Hotels and Edward Clements with BitBrew. Early adopter-leaning retailers will want to satisfy their curiosity about Bitcoin by attending this conference.
Presenter’s titles and company affiliations to date:
Jonathan E. Johnson III
Welcome / The future Is Ours
We are starting off CoinSummit 2014 with a word of welcome by Pamir Gelenbe, who is glad to see us all. This is the third CoinSummit by the way, I really thought it was only the second. Learning new things already!
So much has happened since the previous CoinSummit event in London, such as regulation, hashrate, wallet service growth, …. we are still in the very early days though. Bitcoin transaction volume is growing slowly too, but it might be a bit too slow, depending on how you look at it.