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Circle officially terminated its bitcoin trading services and launched a bitcoin blockchain-based remittance and messaging application to serve the unbanked.
Snapchat and Skype, two of the world’s most widely utilized social media and messaging applications, have been criticized by Amnesty International for the lack of basic privacy protections for users.
Facebook’s secure messaging app - WhatsApp may not be secure for long, as an Israeli firm boasts it can break its end-to-end encryption through a backpack-contained device.
WhatsApp has decided to turn on encryption for all messages. Will this lead to more private conversations or have they just opened a can of worms?
Keybase, a cryptographic message and verification startup, has raised US$10.8 million in a Series A funding round
Israel-based GetGems mobile wallet and messenger app earned the title of the “most visionary social solution” for “instant payments across social platforms” in the Citi Mobile Challenge in Europe.
According to mathematician Meni Rosenfeld, Israel is a Bitcoin “forerunner.” With large numbers of users in the country, the number of startups and merchants continues to grow.
I know many of you have no issue encrypting emails with PGP — no confusion copying and importing others' keys. No trouble remembering to back up your private keys when you switch to a new computer.
California is discussing a license for businesses in the cryptocurrency sector, leading to fears of a New York-style BitLicense proposal. Victoria, Australia to auction off US$7.1 million in bitcoin after a Silk Road dealer has his assets liquidated. Privacy-centric messenger app Wiper pulled from Chinese app store after including Bitcoin payment option, and much more news that happened on March 15.
The social messaging app Wiper added a built-in bitcoin wallet last month, enabling instant transactions among contacts, as well as basic wallet functionality.
When sending payments, popular services PayPal and SWIFT allow users to attach private messages that add an explanation about the payment. Before now, bitcoin services haven't supported this feature. However, CoinSpark just launched a tool that works that accomplishes this for bitcoin transactions. They open sourced this tool so that developers can implement the feature in their own applications.
I see a lot of cryptocurrency-related press releases. I research many different crypto companies and coins. I comb through a lot of their websites and wikis. It’s part of the job. And about a month ago, Nxt started to stand out to me.
First there were social networks, then came Bitcoin. Then Bitcoin 2.0. Now, directly over the horizon, comes a new platform—a “social network 2.0” called Gems.
If You feel the potential of a hacker, but feel frightened to commit a crime and to travel to jail?
Proponents of online anonymity, or at least the access to it, might have high praise for Trsst, an encrypted blogging and messaging platform that will even allow the sending of anonymous messages.
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