Bitcoin Daily Digest: Darkleaks, Aussie Travel Agency Embraces BTC and More

Darkleaks' black market for data, Inside Bitcoins coming to Berlin, 600 merchants in Austria started selling Bitcoin over night, BitPay partnering with Adyen, and much more news that happened on February 4.

Darkleaks, a black market for secrets

Darkleaks, a Bitcoin-powered black market that will let users sell leaked data in an anonymous and trustless environment, was recently announced.

According to the announcement:

"The software uses Bitcoin’s blockchain to encrypt files which are released when payment is claimed by the leaker. Files are split into segments and encrypted. These segments are unlocked only when the leaker reveals the key by claiming his bitcoins."

Spotlight on Africa

Today, the future of digital currencies in the African economy will be discussed in an event organized by ON21 in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Center, in New York City.

Moderated by MintCombine's CEO Rik Willard, the speakers will include Matthew Mellon from the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Elisabeth Rosiello from BitPesa, Emmanuel Abiodun from PeerNova, Michael Casey from the Wall Street Journal and John Betts, executive at Goldman Sachs.

Cointelegraph readers wishing to attend, are invited to use the following code to receive a 50% discount: onafrica2

Spotlight on Africa

600 Austrian merchants selling Bitcoin over night

Coinfinity, the operator of Austria's first Bitcoin ATM, unveiled a new voucher scheme called Bitcoinbon, German for "Bitcoin voucher." According to the company:

"Bitcoinbon is our newest and biggest project so far. It offers an opportunity to obtain bitcoins via a voucher at physical point of sale outlets everywhere in Austria."

As of today, people can purchase vouchers of 25, 50 or 100 EUR worth of BTC from over 600 merchants nationwide.

600 Austrian merchants selling Bitcoin over night

Inside Bitcoins conference coming to Berlin

Inside Bitcoins, the largest international Bitcoin event series, will be heading to Berlin March 5 and 6, 2015. The conference's agenda include the latest fintech business trends, funding models, investment strategies, next-gen payment solutions, multisig technology, and blockchain startups.

Cointelegraph is an official media sponsor, and readers can redeem a 10% discount off from the Two Day Conference Pass by using the code COINTELEGRAPH.

Inside Bitcoins conference coming to Berlin

BitPay closes deal with Adyen

Atlanta-based Bitcoin payment solution provider BitPay, had concluded a partnership with payment processing giant Adyen.

Merchants using Ayden's services, which include Facebook, Spotify, and Airbnb, are now given the ability to accept Bitcoin as a payment method.

Speaking to Cointelegraph, BitPay's CCO Sonny Singh stated:

"We are delighted to be working with Adyen, whose merchants include Groupon, Facebook, Vodafone, AirBnB and KLM. This partnership means that any of these companies can easily start accepting bitcoin payments without the need for further technical integrations."