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Review: Coldcard’s BTC Hardware Wallet Is Air-Gapped for Added Security

Review: Coldcard's BTC Hardware Wallet Is Air-Gapped for Added SecurityThere has been an explosion of hardware wallets recently, with new models shipping on a weekly basis. What’s more, many of these units are more than mere Ledger or Trezor clones, offering unique form and features compared to the market leaders. This week news.Bitcoin.com took delivery of Coldcard, a BTC wallet that promises to be […]

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Bitcoin Puzzle’s $1.9M Prize Purportedly Won in a Week

Last week, a bitcoin picture puzzle appeared online in which players were challenged to uncover the private key to a BTC wallet. The game sparked major interest, for its 310 BTC prize was magnitudes greater than anything previously offered by a game of this nature. But it appears that somebody has now won the jackpot, […]

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A Look at the Long and Annoying Process of Claiming Bitcoin Forks

Over the past year, there has been a lot of forked coins based on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) codebase in various forms and with all types of interesting names. There are anywhere between 40-70 forked coins in the ecosystem that are worth a few bucks, while some of them are worthless and not worth the […]

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Make Bitcoin Great Again via Viral Videos: a Tale of Two Coins

Make Bitcoin Great Again: Tale of Two CoinsHayden Otto has taken his enthusiasm for bitcoin as a form of currency and peer-to-peer electronic cash to new levels. He’s gone from a curious admirer to full on defender, in fact, producing two compelling videos. They’re both slick, a little tongue-in-cheek, and smuggle in some education and history without hitting viewers over the head. […]

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Revealer Card Visually Encrypts a Cryptocurrency Seed Phrase

Revealer Card Visually Encrypts a Cryptocurrency Seed PhraseA new startup called Revealer is on a mission to create sound backup solutions for cryptocurrency mnemonic phrases and seeds. Just recently the company launched its first product dubbed ‘Revealer Zero’ – a small card system that visually encrypts and decrypts digital currency seed phrases or any alpha-numerical secret. Also read: German Cops Look Hard at […]

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Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin AnonymousBitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block sizes, Bitcoin private (BTCP) is adding zk-Snarks. The privacy enhancing feature is best known for its use in the Z family of coins including zcash, zclassic, and zencash. That’s not […]

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Electrum Moves to Patch Bug That Left Thousands of Bitcoin Wallets Exposed

Electrum Moves Fast to Patch Bug That Left Bitcoin Wallets ExposedPopular wallet developer Electrum has issued an emergency patch for a critical bug in its bitcoin wallets. The flaw allowed any website hosting the Electrum wallet to potentially steal the user’s cryptocurrency. A vulnerability meant that passwords were exposed in the JSONRPC interface, granting hackers complete control of the wallet. The first patch failed to […]

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Bitpay Starts Implementing Bitcoin Payment Protocol Invoices Decreasing Wallet Support

Bitpay Starts Implementing Bitcoin Payment Protocol Invoices Decreasing Wallet SupportThis week the cryptocurrency payment processor Bitpay implemented the BIP70 Payment Protocol into their debit card bitcoin-to-dollar-load invoices. According to the company, the feature will prevent common payment errors and offer better security against man-in-the-middle attacks. Also Read: Hit BTC Introduces Deposit Charges to Deal With High Bitcoin Fees Using the Payment Protocol to Prevent […]

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Five Ways for the Ultra-Paranoid to Store Their Bitcoin

Five Ways for the Ultra-Paranoid to Store Their BitcoinDo you sleep easy at night, knowing how many thieves would love to steal your bitcoin? At this very moment, hackers are probing your cryptocurrency exchange for weaknesses. They’re gathering information about you – where you live, your pet’s name, your favorite football team – with a view to social engineering. They’re crafting malware laden […]

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Brainwallet: The Bitcoin Wallet That’s All in Your Head

Brainwallet: The Bitcoin Wallet That’s All in Your HeadIf the safety of your bitcoins is keeping you awake at night, perhaps it’s time you considered a more secure solution. Exchanges can be hacked, smartphones can die, and hardware wallets can be lost. For the ultra-paranoid, there’s only one storage option that’s impregnable to all known attack vectors – the brainwallet. If you get […]

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