Beware of the Fake Russian Electrum Wallet

The cryptocurrency industry has always been targeted by criminals and hackers. This new form of money can be moved around the world without too much friction, which makes for an appealing opportunity. It now seems a new Electrum wallet is making the rounds on GitHub, albeit one that has nothing to do with the official cryptocurrency project. As such, users are advised to tread with caution. Another Fake Cryptocurrency Wallet Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts and veterans will know not every type of software on the internet can be trusted.
New Shakepay Feature Turns Your Spare Change Into Bitcoin

New Shakepay Feature Turns Your Spare Change Into Bitcoin

Mobile cryptocurrency exchange and peer-to-peer wallet Shakepay has announced a new product that allows its Canadian customers to buy bitcoin with spare change. Dubbed "ShakePay Change," the pre-launch of the service was announced in a Medium post. The new service connects to a user's bank credit and debit card, rounds up every purchase made to the nearest dollar and uses the resulting change to purchase bitcoins automatically.
Crypto Holiday Guide: Gifts for Every Bitcoiner on Your Shopping List

Crypto Holiday Guide: Gifts for Every Bitcoiner on Your Shopping List

The holiday season is here. And even if crypto prices are on the coal heap, you can still have fun spreading some holiday bitcoin cheer. For the bitcoiners in your life, this could mean a crypto-related gift as a token of solidarity. After all, what better way to commiserate with fellow HODLers than decking their holiday halls with bitcoin-themed gifts? What better way to say “we’re in it for the long haul” than with a hardware wallet? Or “I’ve got your back — literally” than with a bitcoin t-shirt? From wallets to node-hosting hardware to general swag, here’s a list of some of our favorite gifts for bitcoiners of all kinds — from newbies to early adopters, moon shooters to techies, and everyone in between.

380,000 ETH Associated With the Genesis Block Moves to new Addresses

Not a day goes by in the cryptocurrency world without some dubious developments. In the case of Ethereum, a lot of eyes are on the ETH price right now, which is not looking all that healthy by any means. The bigger concern is how the genesis block balance has suddenly been moved to a new address over the past three weeks. Emptying the Ethereum Genesis Block Wallet Most people tend to forget when the Ethereum Genesis block was first created.
Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users

Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users

Blockchain will be airdropping approximately $125 million worth of Stellar lumens to its users, in conjunction with the Stellar Development Foundation. This marks the largest airdrop in cryptocurrency history. Those interested in taking part must possess a Blockchain wallet and be willing to verify their identity.
Wasabi Wallet 1.0 Is Here to Make Bitcoin Transactions More Private

Wasabi Wallet 1.0 Is Here to Make Bitcoin Transactions More Private

Wasabi Wallet 1.0 went live today, October 31, 2018. The release, which Wasabi’s creator Ádám Ficsór humbly called “nothing revolutionary,” cleans up the software and makes it compatible with macOS. “The 1.0 release is a download and run that works properly on all platforms (Windows, Linux, OSX.) We made the wallet load time faster, caught some memory leaks, [and] rewrote the OSX backend of the UI library we used,” Ficsór told Bitcoin Magazine.
Blockchain Releases Hardware Wallet Co-Developed With Ledger

Blockchain Releases Hardware Wallet Co-Developed With Ledger

Google Ventures-backed Blockchain is debuting a hardware wallet that integrates with its software services, a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine details. In a partnership with hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger, the cryptocurrency software company has developed what it calls “a custom hardware device.” Dubbed the Blockchain Lockbox, the wallet, like Ledger’s own suite of products, will allow users to store their private keys offline in the device.

The Electrum Personal Server Will Give Users the Full Node Security They Need

The Electrum Personal Server promises a resource-efficient, secure and private way to use bitcoin with hardware and software wallets, connected to full nodes. Developed by open-source programmer Christian Belcher, best known for his contributions to JoinMarket, the Electrum Personal Server directly addresses vulnerabilities with the popular Electrum Bitcoin wallet, while sparing users the significant resource usage of an Electrum server.

Hong Kong–Based Investment Firm Acquires Pioneering Bitcoin Exchange BTCC

BTCC is exiting the Chinese market to focus on making digital currencies accessible to everyone globally. This acquisition by a Hong Kong–based blockchain investment fund is a milestone for BTCC and will allow BTCC to focus on global digital currency adoption.

IcyWallet Offers a Cold Storage Bitcoin Wallet for the Visually Impaired

Safely storing cryptocurrency can be confusing, especially for newcomers to the space, but for people with visual impairments, finding an accessible option is especially challenging. IcyWallet is a cold wallet with a difference: it is designed to make it as simple as possible for people with visual impairments to manage offline bitcoin storage.
Bitcoin Brokerage Coinbase Becomes Apple Store’s Top App, Surpassing YouTube

Bitcoin Brokerage Coinbase Becomes Apple Store’s Top App, Surpassing YouTube

Coinbase, the global cryptocurrency industry’s largest brokerage and wallet platform valued at over $1.

Abra Adds Ether, Launches New Multi-sig Wallet for Holding Digital Assets

The new Bitcoin-based, multi-signature wallet from Abra is being released hot on the heels of their recent funding announcement, supporting ether and 52 fiat currencies.

South Korea’s Second Largest Commercial Bank is Testing a Bitcoin Vault and Wallet

Shinhan, the second largest commercial bank in South Korea by market valuation and consumer base, has initiated the testing phase of its bitcoin vault and wallet services. Why a Major South Korean Bank Decided to Launch a Bitcoin Vault and Wallet Platform A representative of Shinhan Bank told Naver News, a media outlet operated by South Korea’s most widely used search engine, that the bank has come to a corporate decision to launch a bitcoin vault and wallet platform as a response to the recent hacking attacks of leading South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges including Bithumb.

De-briefing Ethereum’s Parity Predicament: What’s Next?

After an unidentified actor “accidentally” triggered a series of bugs that destroyed approximately $150 million worth of digital currency, the world waits for a substantive answer — is this vulnerability an anomaly? An “I told you so”? Or a humbling opportunity to secure the Ethereum network? What Happened? On November 6, “Devops199,” an alleged amateur programmer, set off a chain of bugs on Parity, a popular digital wallet for Ethereum.

De-briefing Ethereum’s Parity Predicament: What’s Next?

After an unidentified actor “accidentally” triggered a series of bugs that destroyed approximately $150 million worth of digital currency, the world waits for a substantive answer — is this vulnerability an anomaly? An “I told you so”? Or a humbling opportunity to secure the Ethereum network? What Happened? On November 6, “Devops199,” an alleged amateur programmer, set off a chain of bugs on Parity, a popular digital wallet for Ethereum.

What Lightning Will Look Like: Lightning Labs Has Announced Its User Interface Wallet

Development of the lightning network, the highly-anticipated second-layer Bitcoin protocol for instant microtransactions, continues to inch forward.