Bitcoin Stories February 8

In 2020, big businesses and institutions really started jumping into Bitcoin. Now Tesla has invested $1.5 billion into the cryptocurrency and is working on plans to let customers pay with it when buying its EVs. While Apple often stands back and watches before stepping into something new (iPod, iPhone, etc.), I think now is the time for Apple to make its move into Bitcoin/cryptocurrency – here are four ways the company could do it and potentially disrupt the industry.

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Bitcoin Stories January 27

Bitcoin isn’t a new phenomenon (it was actually released in its most primitive form way back in 2009), but it might be a new phenomenon for you! Thankfully, while the Bitcoin waters may be confusing and difficult to wade through, there are lots of great Bitcoin apps for your iPhone to help you get started. In this guide, we’re going to take you through the best Bitcoin-only apps and some other great cryptocurrency apps.

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Bitcoin Stories December 11, 2020

You can now buy Bitcoin with Apple Pay, thanks to a new integration in the multi-currency crypto wallet app, Lumi. You can also buy ETH, BCH, Tether USDT, Binance USD, Celsius, Dai, EOS, and more than 1,200 ERC-20 tokens via Ethereum.

Using Apple Pay also simplifies the purchase process, as you can skip identification verification …

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Bitcoin Stories July 2, 2020

At least three major Bitcoin wallets are vulnerable to fraud, and could even be completely bricked, leaving them unusable by their owners, according to new research.

Ledger Live, Edge, and Breadwallet (BRD) were all found to be vulnerable to the security flaw, but they may not be the only ones…

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Bitcoin Stories October 30, 2018

PSA: The CoinTicker Mac app contains malware, probably to steal cryptocurrency

CoinTicker, a Mac app that displays the current price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in your menu bar, has been found two contain two separate pieces of malware

Bitcoin Stories February 5, 2018

US & UK banks ban Bitcoin credit card purchases, fearing it could all end in tears

Update: Bitcoin has fallen a further 10% in just one day. It is now trading at $7,289 against a peak of almost $20,000.

A growing number of banks in the USA and UK are banning the use of credit cards to purchase Bitcoin over fears that this could end in trouble for customers and banks alike …

Bitcoin Stories January 31, 2018

If you’re curious about the Bitcoin craze but haven’t jumped in yet, Square Cash has made it super simple to buy and sell Bitcoin from your iPhone. Square CEO Jack Dorsey says Cash added Bitcoin trading because the company sees Bitcoin “as a long-term path towards greater financial access for all.”

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Bitcoin Stories December 21, 2017

When you think of a cryptocurrency mining rig, it’s easy to associate it with large rigs featuring multiple GPUs in some type of air-cooled room. While that may be true, not every cryptocurrency needs hulking GPUs and rigs designed specifically with mining in mind. In fact, thanks to a handy app called MobileMiner, it’s even possible to mine certain cryptocurrency from a device as diminutive as the iPhone in your pocket. expand full story

Bitcoin Stories December 7, 2017

Bitcoin has been surging at an unprecedented pace over the last few days, starting the week at just under $10,000 and rocketing to over $18,000 for a brief period today. Now, in conjunction with the crytpocurrency’s rise, popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase has become the most dowloaded app in the United States…

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Bitcoin Stories June 16, 2014

Bitcoin wallet apps returning to the App Store after Apple relaxes rules on virtual currency

After an App Store guideline change earlier this month, it seems that Bitcoin wallet apps are once again welcome on the platform, as noticed by Coindesk. The updated rules said that Apple would allow virtual currency apps if they do not violate any federal laws. Apps like eGift and are now available for download in the App Store.

Albeit merely a wrapper around a web app, Coin Pocket does indeed enable the exchange of Bitcoin from within the app itself. This would have not passed Apple approval just a few weeks prior, as Apple’s previous stance did not allow any app that allowed transfers to take place.

Bitcoin Stories February 6, 2014

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Blockchain, the most popular Bitcoin wallet app, has become the latest casualty of Apple’s apparent crackdown on Bitcoin apps. The app was removed from the App Store yesterday without explanation.

Apple had previously removed BitPak and Coinbase, leaving Blockchain the only remaining Bitcoin wallet app. Blockchain had been in the store since April 2012, and has around 120,000 users, and developer Nicolas Cary is accusing Apple of having an ulterior motive for its removal …  expand full story

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