AUG 24 DIGEST: Stanford Offers Bitcoin Course; Glidera Launches Non-Custodial Bitcoin Buying Service for Wallets

The Californian Stanford University School of Engineering will offer a new course on Bitcoin, Glidera has launched a service that allows wallets to use an API to buy and sell bitcoin directly, and more top stories for August 24.

Stanford University Announces Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Course

The Californian Stanford University School of Engineering will offer a new course on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The course is called “Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends”, and will run from September to December. Professor of computer science at the university Dan Boneh expects that the technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto's can be an indispensable tool for protecting information.

Glidera Launches Non-Custodial Bitcoin Buying Service for Wallets

Chicago-based digital currency company Glidera has launched the first service that allows wallets to use an API to buy and sell bitcoin directly from their applications. By simply clicking a button, users will be able to buy and sell bitcoin from their wallets, without going through an exchange or third-party provider - if those sites integrate Glidera’s new service.

Glidera CEO David Ripley said:

“Much of our motivation in developing this new service was to further promote a decentralized bitcoin ecosystem – giving users increased control over their bitcoin and more independence from third-party institutions.”

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