Best Bitcoin Wallets for iOS (iPhone and iPad) 2020

v5.5.8 is out on iOS, android and macOS

v5.5.8 is out on iOS, android and macOS
Monster release 🔥
NEW
  • Support for big wallets (>3k txs) 🐳
  • Side wallet navigation (tablet/desktop) 🏝
  • Slovenian language 🇸🇮
  • Hebrew language 🇮🇱
  • Arabic language 🇪🇬🇸🇦🇶🇦🇱🇧💙
  • KES/NGN/TWD currencies 🇰🇪 🇳🇬 🇹🇼

FIXED
  • Wrong value on tx broadcast
  • Transaction time when using EPS
  • Some EPS txs stay unconfirmed
  • Dark/light theme switch
  • Create-ln-invoice button is not blocked
  • On approved notifications send hash from watch
  • If Camera not authorized, show Alert
  • Only show direct export
  • Better errors from Local Trader
  • Safello buy-bitcoin flow
  • Request location for Local Trader
  • Input fails for leading/trailing blank
  • Show Import file option
  • Wrong color during loading
  • Speedup wallet creation

Updated Translations
  • Portugese Brazilian
  • Portuguese European
  • Spanish European
  • Slovenian
  • German
  • French
  • Czech
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • Russian

Special thanks for all contributors!
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v5.5.8 introduces support for BIG wallets. Y'all punks, freaks, whales and Bitcoin users can easily load, access and use your wallets with thousands of transactions. Thanks for your patience on this one. 🦸🦹‍♀️🐳

support for big wallets

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Crypto Faucet I use to store my mined bitcoin on, with 4.08% APR paid daily with accounts over 30k satoshi. Referral link included, I share 50% commissions with my referrals paid every Sunday if you're interested.

My referral link for the aforementioned FREEBITCO.IN: https://freebitco.in/?r=30437643&tag=redditF
I have cross referenced this post on my site: passivecryptoguides.com
Why should you sign on with me? I'm not a one off, you can reach me personally through DM or post comments. I've done most of the leg work, alleviating the trial and error process. Just follow the steps in this guide specifically in sections 7️⃣, 8️⃣, and 9️⃣.
I share 50% commissions, get a kick back on everything you earn weekly.
I trust this site, and personally have 270$ worth of bitcoin in one account with almost 500$ total including two other accounts.
Coming from Cointiply? Well, as a heads up, you're not actually holding any BTC. I suggest what you earn you HODL in FREEBITCO.IN.
Just some abbreviation and terminology explanation before we start for those unfamiliar.
BTC=Bitcoin
USD=US Dollar
Satoshi
Click here Bitcoin price history, past and present
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POST LAYOUT
1️⃣GENERAL INFO
2️⃣POST INTENTIONS
3️⃣MY EARNINGS
4️⃣HOW DO COMMISSION REWARDS WORK?
5️⃣SOME CLAIM STATS
6️⃣MULTIPLY BITCOIN STRATS AND INFO
7️⃣AUTOMATION
8️⃣OPTIMIZATION AND USE
9️⃣STRATS TO INCREASE EARNINGS
1️⃣0️⃣ADVERTISING YOUR LINK
1️⃣1️⃣LINKS
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1️⃣GENERAL INFO1️⃣
FREEBITCO.IN can be accessed from any device with internet.
Using a VPN or a TOR is now allowed given that your account achieves certain criteria similar to a captcha free account requirements.
🛑WARNING: FREEBITCO.IN wipes inactive accounts after a certain period! If you lose interest, withdraw your BTC!
📝NOTE: iOS devices (iPad, iPhone) are restrictive. The only way to access is via website, as BitBot isn't available.📝
FREEBITCO.IN is what's called a "faucet", a site that gives a small steady stream of crypto which FREEBITCO.IN does through hourly rolls and interest accrual.
FREEBITCO.IN also hosts other means to win or earn crypto, you can gamble with Multiplier, or bet on world evens and crypto prices.
After your account reaches 30k Satoshi, you begin to collect interest. The site also offers lifetime referral commissions, explained later in this guide.
All you need to start is an email. You can add more verification options for security later on. I would highly suggest it. Use a junk email though.
2FA and MFA are strongly suggested. A password should be 15 characters long. I suggest Google Authenticator for your 2FA needs.
I know you can definitely access this site from Brave Browser with add blockers enabled. I'm sure it will work with others. Even without an ad blockers, they only advertise their site gambling and games, no 3rd party adds that I've seen. It's not too invasive or spammy either.
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2️⃣POST INTENTIONS2️⃣
This post is both an advertising platform I use, and a guide I've made to help those interested to automate and optimize earnings.
For those of a cautious mindset, I've uploaded all of FREEBITCO.IN's information on interest accrual, security, and proof of mining on Imgur, in case you're worried about visiting the site.
Transparent link here: Interest accrual structure and FREEBITCO.IN security. https://imgur.com/a/wWjQtKT
My referral link: https://freebitco.in/?r=30437643&tag=redditC2
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3️⃣MY EARNINGS3️⃣
So at this point, with hourly claims and daily interest, I'm bringing in roughly 8978 Satoshi (or .70$ USD with BTC at 7804$ USD) daily at full optimization on one account, and two other self referred accounts without lifting a finger. This is before the fact that a hourly roll (claim) can reward up to a max of 200$ USD worth of BTC (percentages in section 5️⃣).
They also have a weekly lotto (tickets awarded with every roll and referral roll) with the last 1st place winner receiving .32769156 BTC (2587$ USD at current bitcoin price).
This is also not including my current commissions on accounts not owned by me. In this post I will describe some of my strategies I've incorporated, and some insight into how this website works.
To offload or withdraw bitcoin, you're going to need what is called a "wallet". I personally use Coinbase (available on mobile or desktop) as you can sell it through here as well and easily move money to Paypal or a bank.
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4️⃣HOW DO COMMISSION REWARDS WORK?4️⃣
If you are already on FREEBITCO.IN, do you have someone who referred you? Do they share commissions? If not, why not make a new account and join me, where you'll get a return on everything you earn.
As you can see, large affiliate groups don't share anything, hoarding hundreds of thousands worth of BTC earned off their referrals
I share 50% of my commissions. I get 50% of your roll rewards, 25% of your interest, and 0.4% of your wagers. All of this is paid out by FREEBITCO.IN as a commission, so it's not pulled from your rewards or held BTC.
So the more you're active, the more you'll receive from me weekly (being active is doing anything that I get commissions from). IMPORTANT: Your (and all referrals) shares are based on activity, so if you are inactive for the week, you get a lower % for that week. If you're the most active of my referrals you get a higher percentage of what I share. This is to incentivize being active and to stop people from getting a cut without doing anything.
If you have FREEBITCO.IN automated, you don't have to worry about this. However, having a larger bankroll to earn interest, or playing Multiply BTC (I do not suggest playing unless doing so to meet auto roll requirements) will increase can your activity further.
Commission Structure
Here is some proof, I've actually shared about 2/3 of all commissions
Commissions update 12 January 2020
Here is a proof of Payment section per individual
📝NOTE: I've noticed when I was creating the images of commission sharing that the "RECENT" blocks are showing zero. If you look at totals from the first image, you can tell I'm actively sharing with all of my referrals.📝
Join my team FREEBITCO.IN
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5️⃣SOME CLAIM STATS5️⃣
You can earn AT LEAST .00000552 BTC (.048$) daily when automated (or claiming every hour on the hour) before bonuses (like using reward points to increase rewards 1000%). After some testing, it seems that this amount will always be about .048$ worth of BTC, base claim rewards no bonus active.
After .00030000 BTC, you accrue compounding interest at a rate of 4.08% APR, paid daily. As soon as your daily interest is accredited, it too starts earning interest. The daily interest rate comes out to ~0.011% of your total held BTC.
FREEBITCO.IN gives you a roll once every hour, free
📝NOTE: Roll rewards fluctuate inversely with BTC price. BTC goes down, roll rewards go up, vice versa. The BTC rewards USD value will be extremely close to the values represented below.📝
Current rewards and probability with every hourly roll.
(.002$) -> 98.85%
(.02$) -> 1.00%
(.20$) -> .08%
(2.00$) -> .04%
(20$) -> .02%
(200$) -> .01%
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6️⃣MULTIPLY BTC STRATS AND INFO6️⃣
🛑!WARNING!, NO STRATEGY IS 100%, THE MULTIPLIER GAME IS GAMBLING, YOU CAN STILL LOSE YOUR WHOLE BALANCE IF YOU PUSH YOUR LUCK.🛑
UPDATE: I decided to do some research after some odd outcomes when extensively testing some of my Multiplier strats. Turns out FREEBITCO.IN does indeed have a house advantage that isn't too transparent. Longer sessions are almost always going to come out negative. If you still plan on playing, do short sessions, once daily max, with lower amounts.
There are a couple methods to play the Multiplier with a reduced risk (but still a risk) here as well. I would suggest small play sessions.
STRAT #1
My preferred settings for AUTOROLL on MULTIPLY that I've had the best success rate with to date. (preferably with .00005000 in ACCT for best results)
BET: Minimum
ODDS: 3
ROLLS: (doesn't matter, 100)
BET ON: alternate
STOP BETTING PROFIT: .00000050, important as the bets will get exponentially higher with every loss. Win in small increments.
STOP BETTING LOSS: Set a loss limit if you want, I have mine set to .00001 and haven't reached it
ON WIN: select increase bet 0%
ON LOSS: select increase bet 65%
RANDOMIZE CLIENT SEED: yes
DO NOT REFRESH: yes
Here is a pic of the settings
Anything else doesn't matter. Make sure the boxes are checked for the above options.
With this strat, I've won positive on one account, about .000077 BTC, and I've only played 5 or 6 times, at less than 2-3 minutes of play time a session.
STRAT #2
Good for accounts with a low balance. I've had a surprising amount of luck with this method, enough so that I thought I'd post it here with an update. This could work well for accounts with less than 1k Satoshi, as a losing streak wouldn't be a huge loss. For this strat, you should have at least 189 Satoshi in your account.
BET: Minimum amount
ODDS/WIN CHANCE: 189 or %0.5
ROLLS: 189 (remains the same no matter if you bet more)
BET ON: High or Low, but not Alternate.
STOP BETTING ON PROFIT: Minimum amount, once again, you want continuous small wins
UPDATE: Conducting more tests for viability
I played these settings 10 times, I came out positive 8/10 times. In the end I was positive 433 Satoshi total with selecting "hi".
On selecting "low" I went positive 5/10 losing 525 Satoshi.
On selecting "hi" and betting 10 Satoshi, I went positive 3/10 times losing 9708 Satoshi.
On selecting "high" and betting 100 Satoshi, I never went positive, 0/10. Losing 189000 Satoshi (~15$ USD).
There does seem to be a pattern of losing more when betting more. Like anything gambling, there's probably a house advantage that's not too transparent.
Win small lose small.
Pic of these settings
STRAT #3
Another strategy I've tried is betting most of my balance once occasionally with a 94.06% chance of winning. This is, eh, alright to risk OCCASIONALLY, but a loss would set you back more than you ever made using this strategy, which happened to me, I lost about 40 USD worth of BTC after making maybe 5 USD.
THIS METHOD IS GREAT FOR MEETING NON-CAPTCHA ACCOUNT REQUIREMENTS!
Playing this in auto roll, out of 20 rolls I'd always lose at least once, putting me into the negative. Even with 10 rolls, I'd more often then not lose at least once.
Pic of these settings
There are other strats out there, such as the "Martingale", which is essentially doubling the bet amount every loss, then resetting your bet to minimum after a win to in theory "win back what you lost". At 47.5% odds of winning, I've had loss streaks that would drain my account.
My summary for Multiply, use sparingly. Don't use it as your primary means of earning. Use once or twice daily, limit play sessions to 5 minutes max.
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7️⃣AUTOMATION7️⃣
📝NOTE: FREEBITCO.IN captcha requirements seem to be tiered, with requirements for Captcha free upscaling when you BTC holding passes a certain threshold.
I'm currently testing, as is another team member (Shout out to u/SrExtreme69) , what exactly these thresholds, if holding at these thresholds increases the length of Captcha free rolls, and at what amount does FREEBITCO.IN no longer require these to be met.📝
📝NOTE: To start automating, remember to verify email and setup 2FA or the Captcha will still appear even if your account meets Captcha free requirements. Check the site occasionally as Captcha free roll requirements can change. After certain held BTC amount you don't need to renew your requirements. I haven't had to achieve new requirements in over a month.📝
📝NOTE: You may need to manually roll for a bit until the the ability to achieve a Captcha free account becomes available. It doesn't show at first.📝
📝NOTE: It's very difficult, if not impossible to automate on iOS devices.
First of all, getting to this point can be a grind, but once achieved you'll have a steady flow of BTC with options to increase earnings through rewards claims using RP. I would suggest going to your PROFILE tab on FREEBITCO.IN and disabling lottery to increase RP production when starting out. Using other apps or resources to supplement income is a good idea as well.
On the FREE BTC page, there is a blue text hyperlink with requirements that need to be met to make your account captcha free, thus allowing you to enable autoroll on extensions or apps. It has multiple ways to achieve this and they can change, so if your autoroll has stopped, check to see if these requirements have changed.
Here are the requirements. (Amounts vary)
It seems only two of these requirements need to be met.
The less risky and easiest method is to buy lottery tickets and bet with jackpots on. Even better is depositing bitcoin if you have that amount.
The POSSIBLY least expensive method is to bet both regularly and with Jackpots enabled on MULTIPLY (for higher amounts required, IMO Multiplier strat #3 works best)
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8️⃣OPTIMIZATION AND USE OF FREEBITCO.IN8️⃣
For computers
I would suggest using Firefox, as you can add functions and tools to your bar up top. One of the being a "auto roll" for FREEBITCO.IN, still requires a "captcha free" account. Turn it on and let go, check it occasionally to make sure its still going.
Autoroll firefox add-on link
My link again for ease of access
Not my preferred method, but good for a second account, as using a computer means devoting more attention to FREEBITCO.IN in an inconvenient manner if you are just starting out. After Captcha has been removed, this becomes more hands free, but not as profitable as using bitbot, as you can't autoclaim RP rewards.
I haven't tried many methods besides using Firefox addons, as I'm wary of sources or intent when it comes to 3rd party scripts or programs. If I find any trustworthy scripts or programs, I will update here.
For Mobile
🛑BITBOT WARNING, IF YOU USE BITBOT TO ACCESS FREEBITCO.IN BEFORE USING MY REFERRAL, YOU WILL BE REFERRED THROUGH BITBOT, AND THEY DON'T SHARE COMMISSIONS AS FAR AS I CAN TELL🛑 My Link again
📝NOTE: iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) do not have access to BitBot, nor do they allow extensions/add-ons on their browsers. I have not personally found a way around this. You may still access the site and manually roll.📝
I use BitBot. This is the best place to start from IMO. You can set it to notify you of rolls and gives direct access to the site from the app (you can also access the site from any device with internet). Once your account is "captcha free" you can set it to auto roll AND automatically claim rewards every 24 hours (RP increase, BTC increase, Lottery ticket Increase).
📝NOTE: Bitbot allows auto roll from the app for accounts over 500 RP. This isn't permanent, as it uses your RP. You'll need to log onto the website through a browser to achieve captch free account requirements, which Bitbot does recognize, which allow completely free rolls.📝
📝NOTE: Accessing FREEBITCO.IN through BitBot doesn't allow access to the Hi-Lo or betting games.📝
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9️⃣STRATS TO INCREASE EARNINGS9️⃣
Bitbot optimization
I started manual claims by setting roll notifications to "ON" for a while until I supplemented my BTC in FREEBITCO.IN with what I was collecting from my miner and CryptoTab. Once I was able to AUTOMATE and I had enough RP to claim the RP BONUS, I set it to do that automatically every 24 hours as this nets more RP than you spend (EG, 100 RP roll bonus costs 1200 RP, but can net 2400 RP if claimed every hour). Eventually you accrue enough RP to claim the %1000 BTC bonus, probably at a rate of once or twice a week.
My current BitBot settings now that its auto claiming, I have the 24 hour auto bonus claiming 100 RP roll bonus and 100% claim bonus, spending a total of 1520 RP, but I'm making 2400 RP with the RP bonus, leaving me 780 RP in the positive each day. Every now and then I'll stop the auto bonus claim so I can buy the 1000% claim bonus (3200 RP). So on a normal day I'll make about 1344 Satoshi. Bitbot auto bonus settings
Once your accrue more referrals, or save enough RP, it's possible to claim the 1000% BTC roll bonus multiple days in a row. This is just about as optimal as you can get for auto rolling.
Self Referrals
If you have two devices (phone and computer preferably) you can make two accounts as long as one uses a different wifi or internet connection, as the roll rewards tracks IP addresses for roll counts. So if you have 2 devices on the same network, it sudo links accounts, so if you roll on one, it restarts the timer on the other. This allows you to collect referral rewards from yourself. Effectively adding 25% of interest and 50% roll rewards.
I currently have a phone autorolling on BitBot with a computer autorolling on Firefox with a tool to roll automatically as long as the page remains open. My computer account is referred from my mobile account, and is currently bringing in an extra .000015+ BTC weekly (currently, total will be this Sunday and I will update).
I've also made another account on my partners phone, linked it with bitbot and got it auto-rolling. Once bitbot is going, its non-invasive and you can silence notifications, it also uses minimal data.
Supplementing with CryptoTab
I'll use CryptoTab on my computer 24/7 to earn BTC from that while I have FREEBITCO.IN running. I also have it running on my phone at night when I sleep and on an iPad I have that I don't use much, its server mining, so no worries about battery on mobile devices. On computers it does actually use your processing power. You can directly deposit into you FREEBITCO.IN accounts.
CryptoTab Link
I've used it for two weeks and have earned a total of .000454 BTC (3.60$ USD). Not huge, but enough to start collecting interest on FREEBITCO.IN and to get the capthca free account requirements.
Supplementing with Cointiply
🛑WARNING: Cointiply's main currency is the constant, weighted against the dollar (10,000 coin/1USD). This means your actually BTC holdings will fluctuate with BTC's price.
For this reason, it's my strong opinion that DON'T HODL in Cointiply as you're not holding actual BTC.🛑
Cointiply is a great site to earn decent amounts of COIN which translate to SAT's. Earn coin, withdraw to FREEBITCO.IN (as you actually hold BTC in cointiply).
I also use an ASIC miner (Antminer s9i, DIY liquid cooled and overclocked with BixBit firmware), and whatever I earn I'll put that into FREEBITCO.IN to collect interest. If you want, I may be willing to do a rental.
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1️⃣0️⃣ADVERTISING YOUR LINK1️⃣0️⃣
📝NOTE: Since this faucet has been around a while, many people privy to sites such as this are already signed up. So getting referrals can be a slog. My tips for your ads is be genuine and don't hard sell or post "too good to be true" sensational ads.📝
COINTIPLY
This is another faucet. Its structure is a bit different from FREEBITCO.IN, as you complete offers to earn coin. Within this site (also an app) users can earn coins by doing PTC ads (and other offers), this is a good method to get exposure as you can advertise as well. Using this method my traffic for last week as about 800 people.
13000 coins buys about 1000 "clicks" on your ads. They also have options to advertise to people based on location (these options will increase or decrease cost). After your first ad, you usually get a 10% off coupon good for 7 days as well.
You can earn this amount within a day doing surveys on Theorem. I've done surveys before, and this has to be one of the best surveys sights I've ever done. Very rarely do I get kicked out mid survey, and if I do, I still get partial pay.
I will also use "Hideout" on my computer and leave it running. It has to be the open tab on your browser, with the browser open, not minimized. Let it go and check it occasionally as it has a timeout at roughly 2-3 hrs idle. As of now this is the best passive method of earning on Cointiply.
PI NETWORK
Pi Network, an ICO (Initial coin offering) based on trust and social media is another good medium for advertising. I will usually see 15-20 people click on my link with 2-4 ads posted per day.
Just go to "chat", select "random" and post an ad in the chat channel. No charge.
My tip, keep your ads short to medium in length, don't spam.
XYO NETWORK/COIN APP
This is another crypto earned through "geo-mining". On the "coin" app you can do a "geodrop" where you can leave a note. Just click on the box with a parachute icon, select "any" on the "Tile" selection. Leave your ad in the "note" section.
It costs 10 "COIN" at the very least to do a "geodrop". This method may not be worth it if you aren't already involved in the program. To earn a substantial amount of coin, you'll need a subscription or a "sentinel". Sentinels can actually be purchased for under 20$ nowadays (depending on site) and is the best option to earn. Without these you'll only make approx .05-.18 coin every 30 seconds if you're actively moving.
My tips if you plan on advertising on this platform, once again keep it short, and only advertise around 7-9am and 4-6pm, as this will be peak mining hours with people driving to and from work.
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My FREEBITCO.IN Referral Link
What is a Satoshi?
Bitcoins price through Coingecko
CryptoTab Link
Autoroll on Firefox
Coinbase Link
PI NETWORK
COINTIPLY
XYO NETWORK/COIN APP
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Best iOS Wallets?

Hey there y’all. I’m still fairly new to bitcoin, and I’ve been purchasing from Cash App. I’m getting into researching Wallets and read somewhere it’s always safe to transfer your bitcoin to your wallet. I don’t own a fairly big amount yet to purchase a trezor or ledger (someone recommended to me those wallets especially if I hold a big amount of bitcoin). As of now I don’t have a desktop, only an iPad and my iPhone and I’m looking for a good iOS wallet? What do y’all recommend? I’ve downloaded BRD but haven’t done much with it. (I’m still confused to when to actually send my bitcoin to my wallet?) Anyway, thanks to those that help. Sorry for sounding like a noob lol.
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iPad user looking for a good first wallet.

So I have a bunch of bitcoin on coinbase and I want to get them off the exchange and into some form of long term storage. I only have an iPad for a computer for now so I’m looking for the best cold storage solutions I can get with my iPad. I hear there are some apps such as edge or bither but are those wallets really ok? What is everyone else’s experience with those?
And just in general, what sort of cold storage options would you recommend?
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Just So I’m clear.....

Sooooo still kinda new to this bitcoin thing. First I purchased some BTC through the robin hood app without doing research then after a while of doing some more research I realize I dont actually get BTC from there its basically forex. So In attempts to join the bitcoin community i created a wallet on my phone with the block chain app. I wrote down my phrase and got my wallet address. To even try it out I uploaded some money and tried accessing the wallet from other devices and it works(ipad, androiod tablet, etc) however so cool I think I got the hang of things pretty awesome, buuuuttttt now im coming across something Im reading in different sections where people say “not your wallet, not your coin” and I get that but I also hear about using a “cold/hard wallet” to store your bitcoin. (eletrum or some other thing i havent heard of)
So my question is
  1. am I in possession of a “cold or hard” wallet with what I have on that block chain app? Is that app just another thing similar to coinbase or crypto.com where that isnt actually my wallet either
  2. How do I get a hold of a cold wallet for me to start storing bitcoin if it isnt one or is it ok to just stick with the wallet I have and keep loading and holding?
Forgive the newbie questions I just want to make sure I do this right when joining hodl community
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I need help!

Seriously so irritated and angry right now. Dream market closed without warning, won't even let you continue buying until it finally closes. I'm in desperate need of certain p.ills or I'll become insanely sick, will lose my career as I won't be able to function, my life will literally be destroyed if I don't find this. So I try Wallstreet Market. It's bad enough that I have no idea how to buy on there, but worse being that the page has so many damn errors, like wtf is going on!?? I've got three Ipads/computer on with the tor app open. I can't search for products on either of them on WSM, it just loads then stays on the home page. I managed to on one computer but when I went to filter to "ships from UK" it loaded then came up with errors requesting my log in info again, kept repeating like this. I'm seriously getting annoyed, panicked and angry. I've already smashed an iPad from frustration. Can someone PLEASE give me some hope and direct me towards a British darkweb market or something!?? My only last option is my regular vendor of three years, I have his ICQ I.D. do you think he would be willing to do a private sale if I texted him? From bitcoin wallet to his bitcoin wallet. Would that be secure enough for a vendor that they'd be willing to do it? I've been buying from him for over 3 years straight so there's trust there.
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BAT Community Weekly Update: 09/14/2018 to 09/20/2018 — Partnership announcement with Civic, official BAT/Brave meetup with Brendan Eich in San Francisco, Brave to be an official sponsor of ETHSanFrancisco, Brave featured in PopularScience tweet to 1.26M followers

Welcome to this week's BAT Community Update! Big thanks to u/MurphD for his excellent contributions!
BLOG: “Civic to Offer Secure Identity Verification Services on the Brave Publisher Platform”
Civic, the global digital identity leader, and Brave, an innovative privacy browser combined with a blockchain-based digital advertising platform, will collaborate to provide Civic’s identity verification services to Brave’s verified publishers. Publishers will have the option to use Civic identity verification and other Know Your Customer (KYC) services in order to securely collect the Basic Attention Tokens (BATs) earned via the Brave browser and the BAT platform.
There are currently over 21,000 Brave-verified publishers, and 4 million monthly active users of the Brave browser. Brave users can opt to anonymously and automatically reward publisher content by donating BATs through the integrated Brave Payments system in the browser. In the future, publishers who provide their own Ethereum wallets to receive BAT payments will have the option to use Civic Reusable KYC to verify identity and ensure authenticity. Publishers will benefit from convenient, secure, and private identity verification through the Civic app.
https://brave.com/brave-civic-partnership/
 
Official BAT & Brave event with Brendan Eich (CEO) in SF (Oct. 4, 2018) leading up to ETHSanFrancisco Conference
Come meet Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave & Basic Attention Token, co-founder of Mozilla & Firefox, and creator of JavaScript at this exclusive BAT & Brave event in San Francisco with the BAT & Brave Team. Discover our mission and how you can partner with Brave for a Better Web.
https://www.meetup.com/BAT-Brave-Official-Event-in-SF-w-Brendan-Eich-CEO/
 
October 5th - 7th: BAT & Brave will be officially sponsoring ETHSanFrancisco — We will have a booth + development teams participating in the hackathon Come meet Jennie, Chris and Luke from the BAT Team + other Brave team members!
https://ethsanfrancisco.com/
 
September 21st: Presentation + Q&A with Brian Bondy, co-founder & CTO of Brave at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brian R. Bondy‏ @brianbondy Brian R. Bondy Retweeted manuel beaudroit I'll be doing a presentation and Q&A on @brave and @AttentionToken at the Bitcoin Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Please join me on Friday while there's still space. 7:24 PM - 19 Sep 2018
https://twitter.com/brianbondy/status/1042600367182241793
 
Popular Science piece, featuring Brave
Ditch your phone's built-in web browser for these seven alternatives
https://twitter.com/PopSci/status/1041612845568417792
 
September 27th: BAT x Content Creator Workshop 1.0 in Bekasi, Indonesia
Learn to become a verified Brave publisher (website, YouTube, Twitch). Don't forget to bring your own laptop!
https://www.meetup.com/BAT-Indonesia-Community/events/254802174/
 
Medium article from fellow BAT Community member, Daniel Colin James: “The Attention Revolution: Your next browser will pay you”
You’re about to witness a movement that will make the shift from desktop to mobile look boring. Google and Facebook amass staggering amounts of money by harvesting your data and charging advertisers for your attention, but that’s going to change very soon.
The power is about to shift from the tech giants of Silicon Valley to the foot soldiers of the internet: me and you.
https://hackernoon.com/the-attention-revolution-your-next-browser-will-pay-you-b8b12399c3f7
 
Who are your top 10 Brave verified publishers and creators? #BATCommunityTop10
Earlier this week we polled the community for your list of top 10 Brave verified publishers and creators with the idea of building a community-curated list of favorites! Here’s what you came up with:
#BATCommunityTop10
  1. DuckDuckGo
  2. The Guardian
  3. Coinmarketcap
  4. Vimeo
  5. Vice
  6. Washington Post
  7. TrapNation on YouTube
  8. EvansEasyJapanese
  9. Coinmastery on YouTube
  10. TrapNation on YouTube
To become a verified publisher or creator, check out our BAT Community YouTube channel for video guides about how to verify your website, YouTube channel or Twitch channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVigTSGPV7Q
Learn about how to take advantage of Brave's referral promo for publishers and content creators! Earn $5 in BAT for every new user you get to download and try Brave!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r6dssVyK0E
 
New Instructional Videos from the BAT Community
 
“How to Report a Bug or Issue with Brave” by u/murphd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_LYtFvrvUg
“Brave Shields: How to Block Third Party Ads and Trackers on the Web” by u/cryptojennie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIKNqxf9j34&t=6s
“Enabling and Disabling Shields to Fix Websites” by u/murphd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsLq01yPwbY
 
BAT Community Merch Giveaway Winners!
The winners for our BAT Community Daily Merch Giveaways for this week are:
Monday (Reddit): u/wardaddy779
Tuesday (Twitter): @patelxyasmine
Wednesday (Facebook): Perry Gorham
Thursday (Contributor special): Rao Lin
Friday (Instagram): alex_vincent
Click here to see pics of previous giveaway winners rocking their BAT/Brave merch!:
https://imgur.com/a/lhF1G9I
Be sure to tune in to our social media channels every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday to participate in our daily merch giveaways for your chance to win!
 

Client Updates:

Brave releases Brave Dev version v0.55.5
https://github.com/brave/brave-browsereleases/tag/v0.55.5
Brave releases Brave desktop version v0.24.0
In this released, we fixed back and forward navigation buttons animating when scrolling on macOS (#14785), disabled swipe navigation when content is horizontally scrollable (#14871), fixed notifications not being displayed on certain websites (#15124), fixed opening local files via drag and drop creates about:blank tabs (#15203) and more!
See full details here:
https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases/tag/v0.24.0dev
 

Brave Team Tweets:

Not a tweet: Brendan posts on Hacker News how each user could potentially earn in just two years
I would not be surprised if our users can make $70/year as we bring the system up in 2019 -- when ad deals will be harder to come by and we'll subsidize revenue from BAT's User Growth Pool -- and climb by 2020 to above .7 * 320 or $224 net user revenue per year. See the full comment here:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18011884
Brian R. Bondy @brianbondy Tor support coming to a Brave Core Dev channel update soon. @anthonnytseng just landed the Tor feature. 25 commits, 3k+ lines. Great work! Sep 14, 2018
Over 21,000 publishers! BrendanEich ✔@BrendanEich We are paying over 21,000 publishers now. 10:06 PM - Sep 14, 2018
Eljuno of BAT Indonesia posts amazing pictures of their local Meetup!
Eljuno @eljuno_ Replying to @eljuno_ @Brave demo at #BATcafe. About Brave Payments, Verified Publishers and How to withdrawal. cc @BAT_Community @AttentionToken @lukemulks @BAT_Indonesia pic.twitter.com/7Kzve0Ydrx Sep 15, 2018
Brian Clifton, Brave engineer, reflects on switching from the Muon fork of Brave to the Chromium fork
Brian Clifton‏ @_brianclifton When I started triaging our backlog, there were almost 2,700 issues and over 60 pull requests. We're now slightly over 700 issues and pull requests are down to 14 19 Sep 2018
What about supporting Blogspot?
BrendanEich @BrendanEich We will get there. Reddit and Twitter accounts ahead, blogspot on list of UGC platforms. Sep 19, 2018
Glad to have you on board, Sampson!
Sampson | brave.com @BraveSampson Today marks 2 years at @brave. I could not imagine a more exciting way to have spent the last couple of years than alongside this great team of visionaries and engineers. 2:06 PM - Sep 19, 2018
Brave lacks a communication channel between the author and browser user… For now. :)
Hello @bobpoekert Replying to @BrendanEich @brave but what it doesn't have (and what makes patreon different from flattr) is a special communication channel between the author and the consumer. people give money to patreon because they feel a personal connection to the author & patreon optimizes for that
BrendanEich @BrendanEich We are working on that -- has to support 'nyms of course, and be opt-in for anonymity by default. 11:52 PM - Sep 19, 2018
Conlan Rios @conlan @BrendanEich random shower thought: would be cool if users could share domain(s) that they've pinned with their active monthly % allocation. The digital equivalent of a bumper sticking saying "I'm a proud supporter of radio station/newspape affiliation X".
BrendanEich @BrendanEich Yes, this and sharing bravestats (the colored numbers of blocked/upgraded on new tab page) are great ideas. Putting into mix with Product folks. 7:17 PM - Sep 18, 2018
 

BAT/Brave in the News:

As Brave Gears Up to Weaponize Privacy, Google Becomes Its Primary Target
Representatives of Brave, the Open Rights Group and University College London filed simultaneous complaints with Data Protection Authorities (DPA) in the U.K. and Ireland under GDPR rules. The concerned parties are seeking a pan-European investigation into the practices of just about every ad-tech company—Google, in particular—in a challenge that will have far-reaching implications for the media business if successful.
https://www.adweek.com/programmatic/as-brave-gears-up-to-weaponize-privacy-google-becomes-its-primary-target/
 
Popular Science Features Brave in the article “Ditch your phone's built-in web browser for these seven alternatives”
We do a lot of our web browsing through our phones: More than half of site visits originate with mobile devices. Android and iOS phones both come with default browsers made by the platform's developers. On Android, Google Chrome takes pride of place, while iPhones and iPads rely on pre-installed versions of Apple's Safari. However, these are far from your only choices. Just like your computer, your phone offers a variety of options to help you navigate the internet. We collected seven feature-packed web browsers that protect your privacy, reduce your data use, boost your speed, and more.
https://www.popsci.com/alternative-phone-browsers
 

News You Should Know:

Apple moves to thwart Facebook tracking
Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better target ads at you. Two web browsers now want to help you fight back in what’s becoming an escalating privacy arms race. New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to store sign-in details and preferences into broader trackers that take note of what you read, watch and research on other sites.
https://mashable.com/article/apple-safari-browser-block-facebook-cookies/
 
Uninformed Consent
Technology has advanced far beyond the browser cookies and retargeting that allow ads to follow us around the internet. Smartphones now track our physical location and proximity to other people — and, as researchers recently discovered, can even do so when we turn off location services. We can disable the tracking on our web browsers, but our digital fingerprints can still be connected across devices, enabling our identities to be sleuthed out. Home assistants like Alexa listen to our conversations and, when activated, record what we’re saying.
A growing range of everyday things — from Barbie dolls to medical devices — connect to the internet and transmit information about our movements, our behavior, our preferences, and even our health. A dominant web business model today is to amass as much data on individuals as possible and then use it or sell it — to target or persuade, reward or penalize. The internet has become a surveillance economy.
https://hbr.org/cover-story/2018/09/uninformed-consent
 

Roaring Fans:

Daniel Colin James posts a great series of tweets about Brave!
Daniel Colin James @dcwj Retweet if you’ve ever experienced this. Like if you never want to experience this again. Read this thread if you want to learn how the internet is fundamentally broken, how you’ll never have to see a terrible ad ever again, and how your next browser will pay you. Sep 18, 2018
Also, see the Medium version of his thread here: https://medium.com/@dacoja/the-attention-revolution-your-next-browser-will-pay-you-b8b12399c3f7
Reddit user NegusIsBack posts how using the Brave browser with Tor could help save $500 on a flight. See the post here: https://www.reddit.com/BATProject/comments/9gkcow/brave_browser_is_best_for_booking_flights/
Marvin Pido‏ @marvinpido Finally @brave updated to the latest Chrome design. Loving the all white UI. If you can add a dark theme, game over. 4:13 AM - 20 Sep 2018 NEULAND.‏ @NEULANDAgentur Today we test the browser @brave. Looks great! #chromium #browser #brave #neuland #agency #agencylife 20 Sep 2018
Deebs 🏈 🍺 🥓 🇺🇸‏ @DeebsFT Replying to @tcal1961 @tugboatphil and 4 others Hey, @brave! pimping your awesome browser a lot on here today. Prepare for an influx of new users! 23h23 hours ago
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Lightning point of sale.

Point Of Sale (POS) is one area bitcoin does not have much dominance.
Every professional point of sale suite / system, and every good point of sale app on iOS and Android does not offer the option to accept bitcoin payments directly.
These days most new small start-up businesses (cafes, restaurants, clothing stores etc) are avoiding the expensive traditional POS systems and they are opting to just use their ipad or tablet and downloading a high quality point of sale app, of which there are many.
A large majority of small businesses are doing this to save money in their early stages, and those small businesses in developing countries like south east asia, africa, india and south america are most of the time accepting cash only. Their point of sale app is just a way to keep track of inventory, calculate incoming cash payments, give change, and basically keep good reporting of total sales, highest grossing items etc.
Its a shame that none of these "go-to" popular POS apps have bitcoin as an option. The options are always just cash, visa, mastercard. And accepting credit cards comes with high monthly subscription costs and the loss of 2% of every transaction.
What if some of the most popular POS apps on the app store gave the option to add bitcoin. Or more specifically LN payments.
It would allow for every new business, or every existing business who uses a POS app to press a button, add an xpub key and boom, they are now professionally set up to accept bitcoin.
Given, most will not do this until bitcoin can display stability. But atleast that option would then always be there in the future for them to simply turn on.
If you believe bitcoin will become mainstream, then a fantastic business to start building now would be a free to use high quality POS app with the option to accept either cash or LN bitcoin payments. This would also bring competition to other existing POS apps who may follow suit.
With LN basically here and adoption the only thing standing in our way, having a few popular POS apps integrating the ability to accept LN payments would be a fantastic opportunity.
Imagine if all new businesses around the world were using a POS app that could at any time begin recieving bitcoin LN payments by pressing a button. By the press of a button hundreds of thousands of businesses could simply turn on bitcoin payments all at once.
We have bitcoin wallets, we have bitpay for those who want to recieve bitcoin but get dollars. But what we dont have yet is bitcoin integration into high quality POS apps.
We either build it ourselves or we start pushing for existing POS apps to integrate LN payments by way of emailing their customer support.
TLDR;
Merchants will only accept bitcoin if it is integrated into their POS system or available in the POS app they use, because hacking on a bitcoin wallet does not integrate into their business needs, like inventory tracking, complex sales reports etc. This is true even of tiny cafes.
We wont see merchant adoption until they can easily just switch it on within their existing POS set up.
Luckily, it seems that square (the most popular POS app) is looking into letting users buy and sell bitcoin.
We need square to push a software update that allows their millions of users to be able to just press a button and start accepting bitcoin within their POS system. Click "accept bitcoin", punch in your xpub key, and like magic you can accept bitcoin through your existing set up completely integrated with the rest of your business.
Once square does this all their competitors will follow.
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How to buy Ripple with Coinbase & Shapeshift (Feedback welcome)

I had some real issues using the big exchanges to purchase XRP. After a few days of research I finally put a tidy sum in a paper wallet to forget about for a while.
My friend asked me a for a How To, and this is what I sent him. Thought I would post here as it would've been useful to me. Would welcome feedback and any contributions to make it better.
Step 1. Open a Coinbase Account (boo!) and buy some Bitcoin
Step 2. Get a XRP Cold Storage Wallet
Firstly - you need an address / cold storage wallet to store your XRP On laptop/ipad use an incognito type web browser to head to this website: https://ripplewallet.pro/ Once there put your device in airplane mode and turn off any wifi connection. Scroll down on the page and hit "Generate New" a whole bunch of times. Write down the Ripple Address and Secret key PERFECTLY on paper (you don't need the QR Codes). I mean it. Check it twice and then check it again. Read the one on the screen it out loud to someone else who can check it against the paper for you. Don't fuck this up. Hit generate a few more times just to be safe and then delete your browsing history if you didn't do this in an incognito browser. Close the browser and then feel free to flip your wifi back on.
Step 3. Create a watch-only XRP wallet on your device
Next you need a wallet application on a laptop so you can view the balance of the paper wallet you created above. Download this: https://rippex.net/carteira-ripple.php#/ Install it on your laptop and open it up. Click the second tab "Read Only Mode" Type in your Ripple Address (not the secret key!) and then hit Open Account. Now if you pay in anything to this wallet you can see the balance in here! Your laptop also can't hack into the account because you didn't type in your secret key! Good times! Security Check - take a moment to make damn sure that the ripple address in the top right corner of the app is exactly the same as the one you wrote down. Copy and paste it into a notepad on your laptop. Label it RIPPLE ADDRESS just so you don't make any other mistakes later.
Step 4. Buying Ripple - Direct from Coinbase (hmmmmm...)
Note: You might want to test this with a small amount of bitcoin first (£10 worth) to make sure it works. You will see why in a minute. It'll double your fees but, safety first!
Open Coinbase in a browser tab First, go to Tools > Addresses. Make sure BTC Wallet is Selected in the drop down menu and then one of the Addresses into your notepad. Label it BITCOIN REFUND ADDRESS. Next, go to Accounts > Bitcoin Wallet and click Send to bring up the dialogue box.
In a NEW TAB go to Shapeshift.io Deposit: BITCOIN! Receive: RIPPLE! On this page there are usually warnings about slow network traffic. As far as I can tell, this shouldn't matter, but it is worth noting. Type in 25 Ripple (the minimum you can have in a wallet is 20) and it will generate the Bitcoin cost. Select 'Precise' and 'Continue'
From Notepad copy your RIPPLE ADDRESS into the 'Your Ripple Address' box. Copy your BITCOIN REFUND ADDRESS into 'Your Bitcoin Refund Address' box. Ignore the 'Destination Tag' box.
Agree to Terms and...
[As soon as you click Start Transaction you will have only 5 minutes to send the Bitcoin it asks for to the address it provides. As far as I can tell it is very quick at telling when you've sent it, but it still makes me nervous. I have done it with Coinbase before and the transaction has timed out, but my Bitcoin has still been sent into the ether and lost. But from what I can tell this is rare/impossible.]
Start Transaction
It will say "Please send XXX Bitcoin to this address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" Copy the address, and BTC amount into the Coinbase send dialogue. Double check the address and amount is right!! Hit Send. Back in Shapeshift, after a few seconds you should get a green tick next to 'Pending Confirmations' and the timer should vanish. Next, Awaiting Exchange will flash for minutes... maybe hours... Now is the time to go make a cup of tea and watch a couple of episodes of Ozark. Better not to worry about it until...
Eventually everything will be confirmed! The BTC will have left your account. Everything will be green in Shapeshift and your XRP will show up on your watching-only Ripple Wallet. I copy the urls for each Shapeshift transaction page into a spreadsheet so I can go back and check any transaction details if I need to
That's it. Then you can close everything and know you have a sweet pot of XRP magic waiting to explode all over your bank accounts.
Just DO NOT FUCKING LOSE that piece of paper with your secret key on it. Maybe worth typing the codes (unlabelled) into notepad, printing them off 3 times, laminating them and giving one to your mum to look after.
Edit: Corrected steps #s
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Jaxx by Kryptokit is out! Download the Android beta version on the Google Play Store. iOS mobile, 3 Desktop Versions, Chrome & Firefox Extensions, and Blackberry editions will released before the end of the month. (see schedule below)

I'm Anthony Di Iorio, Chief Digital Officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange, CEO and Founder of Kryptokit & Decentral, Co-founder of Ethereum and a HUGE Bitcoin, Ethereum & decentralized tech advocate.
Since 2013 Kryptokit has been entrusted to secure over 500,000 Bitcoin wallets with our Chrome extension and Rushwallet products. In that time, we had never had a single case of losing customer funds due to an issue on our end.
Today I am excited to announce the Beta release of Jaxx for Android. This is the first ever mobile wallet with Ethereum integration and the first release of a fleet of wallets versions for many devices and operating systems that will be available in beta form before February 29. With a focus on unifying the look and feel across devices and focusing on customer service, security, design, and user experience, our goal is to unify the Bitcoin & Ethereum experience across devices.
Kryptokit Philosophy:
I encourage you to give Jaxx a spin and work with us to build a product that you'd feel comfortable recommending to your peers, no matter which operating system or device is being used.
Upcoming (proposed) Jaxx Launch Schedule:
Jaxx Current Global Features:
Links
My email address is [email protected]. Skype is a.diiorio. Mobile +1 416-831-9593. I'm generally accessible and enjoy communicating with the community.
WARNING - PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS IS A BETA RELEASE ON A BETA PLATFORM (FRONTIER)- PLEASE USE CAUTION AND ONLY USE AMOUNTS YOU WOULDN'T MIND LOSING!!!!
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11 Top non-answers from Andreas Antonopolous' AMA

Taken from this article: http://www.coindesk.com/11-top-responses-andreas-antonopoulos-reddit-ama/
On bitcoin's scalability
There are many competing proposals to address scalability. For the most part I don't think scale is an issue right now, though it might become an issue quite quickly. Bitcoin's consensus algorithm requires a very conservative approach to change, so I certainly think it is best to solve problems when they are actually problems and not before. Optimization and scaling should be done much later in the lifecycle of a technology, right now we're in the experimentation stage. However, it is important to continue to research possible optimizations and make sure that no design limitations are introduced.
Don't worry, it's not a problem until it becomes a problem. No need to worry about the known issues until shit hits the fan. Very strange reasoning from a so called security expert. Does he use the same logic for security issues? Oh there's a bug in the software that can be exploited? No worry, just leave it there until someone actually uses it to steal 5 million dollars worth of bitcoin.
On favoring bitcoin over altcoins
It is actually very difficult to bootstrap a successful currency that is necessary to back the security of the network. It took 3 years for bitcoin to evolve to a level where attacks against the consensus algorithm became very difficult. Bitcoin has a tremendous "network effect", in my opinion, which may give it an insurmountable early-mover advantage. In technology it is often not the best technology that "wins", but the one that achieves broad enough adoption and recognition early enough. Good enough beats best if deployed broadly.
So bitcoin is not the best solution but they were first so screw everybody else.
On the cause of bitcoin's recent price drop
Sentiment disconnected from fundamentals driving a tiny pool of liquidity into a whiplash reaction. Bitcoin continues to work at a broad range of prices and is dynamically adapting to the price change. Bitcoin will remain, in my opinion, a relentless anomaly that refuses to go away - a black swan that cannot be ignored or extinguished.
If you string enough buzzwords together, it will look like a serious answer to the untrained eye. Also, obviously it's because something is disconnected from the fundamentals.
On why 'average' people should use bitcoin
To experience the future of money. To gain a glimpse into an exciting technology. To learn about how money could be in the future and also become aware of how limited money and banks are today. For the "other 6 billion" who don't enjoy international, control-free banking as we do, bitcoin represents an opportunity to become part of a global economy which up till now did not exist. For those users, bitcoin is more than just a curiosity, it might be a doorway to connect to the world.
i.e. To enjoy the true euphoria that is the libertarian utopia.
On where he sees bitcoin in one year
It's still far too early. Bitcoin is at the same stage as the Internet in 1992-1993. At that time, it took UNIX command-line skills to send email. No way near ready for mainstream adoption. However, while it took almost 20 years from the day I sent my first email until my mom used her new iPad to send her first email, bitcoin is likely to be adopted on a much more accelerated schedule. After all, there is no need to deploy much infrastructure - you can just download an app. Overall, I expect people will be surprised by how fast the technology and adoption evolve, rather than the opposite.
So the first part is a blatant lie. Then it gets confusing since the first web browser was released in 1991 and the world wide web was first created in late 1989. So after 6 years, bitcoin is in the same place where the web was after 2-4 years. Six years after the web was made, we had computers with browsers in our schools. I have a bank statement which I printed from my online bank from 1998. It took a new electronic money transfer service that lets you easily send money with a smart phone app the banks introduced in late 2012 exactly 2 years to reach 2 million of a 9 million population. If bitcoin was considered useful, it would have been huge by now. We see now proof of any major growth and no, it's not like the internet. 6 years is starting to look rather embarrassing. Google had a market cap of 23 billion USD after 6 years.
On the centralization of mining
It ebbs and flows. I don't see it as a problem, I trust the market to dynamically adapt. The consensus algorithm creates a set of incentives that reward good actors and punish bad actors. So far, it is working better than anyone expected.
It doesn't ebb and flow. It is steadily centralizing because of economy of scale. Apparently, moving the control of the entire network over to a handful of Chinese miners is working as intended. I asked him what mechanisms there were for decentralization and what incentives there was for small scale miners. I did not get a response from Andreas. I got a couple responses from other people that failed to understand the question. Anyway, it seems like Andreas is taking the same approach here as with scalability. It's not a problem now so lets ignore it until there's only two miners left.
On non-user friendly bitcoin addresses
When I first used the Internet, I had a list of IP addresses folded up in my wallet. Those were the days before DNS. My first email was sent to an IP address. There are already many active proposals to replace and hide addresses. I expect they will disappear just like IP addresses are hidden from most user's view.
Someone else will solve it probably. Just post it in the wiki and it will sort itself out. Because why make something user friendly from the start when someone else can solve it later?
On non-reversible charges
Non-reversible charges can be addressed in a number of ways. I recently did a presentation in Sydney Australia where I talked about using automated escrow with multi-signature addresses and time-locked transactions to achieve simple consumer protection and chargebacks on the bitcoin protocol. It's programmable money, the possibilities are endless.
So no chargebacks are no longer a selling point and to solve that, lets introduce a third party in the equation and make the transactions even slower.
On bitcoin's volatility
I expect bitcoin's volatility will decline in direct relation to the size of the currency market. As bitcoin is adopted more broadly, it supports a bigger economy, more people rely on it and price things in it, it becomes harder and harder to "push it around" for speculators. That of course assumes transparent markets (exchanges) that are not manipulated.
Well so far, bitcoin exchanges and other big players have been far from transparent. There's also been quite a bit of manipulation because it's relatively easy and there's no one to stop them from doing it. I guess it's true that the price would stabilize if you got enough people using it. How that will happen remains a mystery and there's no real sign of any major growth in users. The daily volume in dollar have been pretty munch constant since March 2014. The only reason bitcoin volume is increasing is because the value is decreasing.
On VC investments in the bitcoin in 2015
I think the investments in bitcoin startups and the related ecosystem will grow even faster in 2015. Most exciting technology is not only attracting investors, but also some of the smartest techies, devs and designers I've ever met.
It seems like quite a few comapnies could use a new injection of VC money since they seem to be bleeding money. Companies are closing down because of low profitability. Others refuse to reveal any relevant numbers but it seems like it's very hard to make a profit. Based on the claimed transaction volume and fees, bitpay are burning through that VC money they got at an alarming rate. Luckily, they don't wast it one useless stuff like a football game... As it stands, I doubt we'll see a large influx of new VC money. Once investors see that companies in the bitcoin space are starting to go bust, they'll probably stay away because there's no money to be made. You need an actual growth or a great promise for growth to attract investors. Bitcoin fail on both points right now.
On the first (and last) thing he bought with bitcoin
First: I bought a pound (lb) of coffee, for about $1200 in today's money, in 2011 ;-) Last: A physiotherapy session for about $80, yesterday.
That's just too easy...
TL;DR: A whole lot of buzzwords and hot air...
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My bitcoin merchant app was rejected by Apple

I wanted to give everyone a heads up that Apple may not be approving all Bitcoin apps.
I submitted my bitcoin Merchant app last saturday to itunes and it was rejected last night(June 6). The scope of the app is limited to do only two things:
1 - Display a QR code embedding a bitcoin address, and an amount
2 - Notify the user when the bitcoin address receives an amount
Keep in mind there are no private keys held in the app or on the server. It is not a crypto currency wallet.
Apple informed me the reason for rejection:
22.1: Apps must comply with all legal requirements in any location where they are made available to users. It is the developer's obligation to understand and conform to all local laws
22.1 We found that your app contains content - or facilitates, enables, or encourages an activity - that is not legal in all the locations in which the app is available, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
Specifically, your app assists in the trade of crypto currency. Please see the attached screenshot for more information. We encourage you to review your app concept and evaluate whether you can incorporate different content and features that are in compliance with the Guidelines.
Click here to view the attached screenshot.
For now I can only guess as to why it was rejected, so I have asked Apple for clarity as to why the app was rejected. I will update this stream when I get some clarity.
My response:
Hi,
Can you please provide some clarity as to why the app was rejected?
This app does not initiate a bitcoin transaction. There are no private keys held in the app or on the server. It is not a crypto currency wallet. The scope of the app is limited to do only two things:
1 - Display a QR code embedding a bitcoin address, and an amount 2 - Notify the user when the bitcoin address receives an amount
The website that users are asked to sign up on, asks them to enter a Bitcoin address that they want to be embedded in the QR code. It does not ask them for private keys.
Thank you, Lorne
Update June 7, 1:48 PST Click here to see the full message thread.
Apple's response:
Dear Lome,
Thank you for your response and feedback. Since the app assists users in the trading of Bitcoin, which is not a legal currency, it is in violation of 22.1.
Kind Regards, App Review Team
My response: Hi,
Will the app be approved if I limit the countries it be made available to? If so, can you please provide a list of countries that it would be approved for?
Also, can you please provide clarity on "the app assists users in the trading of Bitcoin"?
For example: Would an app that has an instructional video on how to acquire Bitcoins be in violation of 22.1? Would an app that calculates the Bitcoin conversion rate be in violation of 22.1? Would an iPad POS that allows merchants to accept payment in multiple tender types including Bitcoin be in violation of 22.1?
Can you please let me know which of the above examples would be approved or rejected.
Thanks, Lorne
Update June 9, 10:20 PST Click here to see the full message thread.
Apple's response: Dear Lorne,
Thank you for your response and feedback. In regards to your question, the app is fine so long as it doesn't help facilitate the user to participate in illegal activity. This includes the buying or selling of crypto-currency. The app showing balance or exchange rate is fine because it does not allow the user to participate in the exchange. Hopefully this helps in the revision of your app.
Kind Regards, App Review Team
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Jaxx by Kryptokit is out! Download the Android beta version on the Google Play Store. iOS mobile, 3 Desktop Versions, Chrome & Firefox Extensions, and Blackberry editions will released before the end of the month. (see schedule below)

I'm Anthony Di Iorio, Chief Digital Officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange, CEO and Founder of Kryptokit & Decentral, Co-founder of Ethereum and a HUGE Bitcoin, Ethereum & decentralized tech advocate.
Since 2013 Kryptokit has been entrusted to secure over 500,000 Bitcoin wallets with our Chrome extension and Rushwallet products. In that time, we had never had a single case of losing customer funds due to an issue on our end.
Today I am excited to announce the Beta release of Jaxx for Android. This is the first release of a fleet of wallet versions available for many devices and operating systems that will be available in beta form before February 29.
The goal is to unify the Bitcoin & Ethereum experience across devices and continue to focus on customer service, security, design, and overall user experience.
Kryptokit Philosophy:
I encourage you to give Jaxx a spin and work with us to build a product that you'd feel comfortable recommending to your peers, no matter which operating system or device is being used.
Upcoming (proposed) Jaxx Launch Schedule:
Jaxx Current Global Features:
Links
My email address is [email protected]. Skype is a.diiorio. Mobile +1 416-831-9593. I'm generally accessible and enjoy communicating with customers.
WARNING - PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS IS A BETA RELEASE - PLEASE USE CAUTION AND STICK TO SMALL AMOUNTS!!!!
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Aegees Messenger: Development Status and Plans

Aegees Messenger: Development Status and Plans


What is being tested, what is planned and some new ideas
Here we are again, to tell you more about Aegees Messenger and our plans to make it the most protected and convenient messenger on the market. This time, we’ll talk in more detail about the new functions we are working on and the project timeline, including testing and release plans. We’ll also share some of our ideas for the future.
Completed Development and Work in Progress
When it comes to core functions, we have already completed the development of text messaging, file exchange, audio calling, group chat and desktop versions of the app as well as a syncing solution and multiple device support – and of course, stickers!
There’s one more detail we are particularly proud to report – it was tough, but we’ve done it! The crypto container that will serve the app’s revolutionary data security component is ready too. Also, in the first half of 2018, we successfully implemented ARGON2i, a KDF algorithm that protects passwords from hacking and hashes all data that’s transferred to servers. We have also established a global server infrastructure to support our app.
The main super-task we have set for ourselves can be summed up as, “no data stored on servers and no non-encrypted data transfers”. It’s a worthy goal, but it sure did make the development process much more challenging, time-consuming and resource intensive. Even the most basic details are much harder to develop with those preconditions taken into consideration – like syncing chats on multiple devices or drafting a plain text message.
Part of our team is now focused on testing; this week, it’s audio-conferencing. This is our current priority, because even the current market leaders only say that this function is ‘coming soon’, whereas we have already developed ours and all data flows in our app will be encrypted.
https://preview.redd.it/8ul7ucpk80k11.jpg?width=826&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=613ebc34e07e87f49ddddf15ba542e4782e58f85
Among other things, we are now trying out our ‘weak password’ testing tool and working on many system components that we are checking for iPad compatibility issues. We are also working on overall app stability and performance based on performance logs and error reports extracted from Google Play and App Store.
In other words, we are very close to the soft launch phase, and we are planning our first global product release at the end of the year. It will feature all of the functions and features that have been developed so far.
Coming Soon
We plan to use the remaining time before the end of the year to finish very many tasks, including developing a quick ‘user invite’ function and video calling. We also plan to build a file manager for the crypto container, implement support for user stickers and make sure the system is operating in at least five languages in our first release or, if time allows - twenty. Our ultimate goal is for messenger app to support 40 different languages.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be working hard on our cryptocurrency tools for the app. We aim to complete the cryptocurrency transfer and exchange function, at least partially, in time for the global launch.
We have already developed the server-side element of Bitcoin transactions and by the year’s end, we plan to implement fully functional mechanisms for transfers and currency exchange operations with Bitcoin, DASH, Ether and NEM. Another item on our ‘to-do’ list is to develop a blockchain-based recording system for user transactions, because we see blockchain technology as the new standard for electronic validation.
We also plan to add more security mechanisms on top of the core security functionality we have already developed. In August, we intend to implement timed message deletion to boost privacy and user data protection. We will also design and develop facial recognition and voice biometrics authentication solutions to go with our innovative “intruder’s eye on the screen” detection system.
Because of possible crackdowns in countries where official policies will not permit products and services that guarantee its users complete anonymity, we’ve decided to develop a solution for that too. To make our app ‘block-proof’, we’re going to implement a decentralised transport infrastructure that is also on track to be completed this year.
What’s Next?
These are the four main points we will implement in the development of our product:
• Migration to the Aegees.DCI fully decentralised infrastructure;
• Boosting communication security while maintaining a user-friendly UI;
• Further development of a cryptocurrency transaction kits and the launch of our own cryptocurrency;
• Identifying and pursuing additional system integration opportunities.
We plan to complete migration to the decentralised infrastructure called, Aegees.DCI, in 2019. We will have to set up a P2P transport layer consisting of one thousand nodes and we plan to use the cjdns communication protocol.
We intend to improve our app’s primary function as a communication tool through enhancing its existing functionality and adding new options. For example, we plan to implement video conferencing and hidden chats. We are also considering an integration solution with SMS and Email messaging. Screen and theme customisation tools will also be made available in 2019.
https://preview.redd.it/7a20mfgp80k11.jpg?width=4000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=91aa99f267269a1468fe2644e00f5a393435311b
We will continue to work on our cryptocurrency transaction kit by expanding the list of supported currencies with a view to implementing support for thirteen cryptocurrencies by the start of 2019:
1. Bitcoin 2. Etherium 3. DASH 4. NEM 5. Monero 6. Ripple 7. Bitcoin Cash 8. EOS 9. Litecoin 10. Stelar 11. TRON 12. IOTA 13. zCash
https://preview.redd.it/l79v4lrr80k11.jpg?width=3508&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7cf6fd5dc0f56949d371ca65ba9f7ccca80e8c3a
Following this, we intend on developing a proprietary cryptocurrency exchange platform, launching AEGT, our own cryptocurrency and making a cryptocurrency wallet within the app available for all supported currencies.
Also in our development pipeline right now are solutions for integration with communication and trading bots and a system to equip our messenger with a media file playback applet and document viewer.
The Bottom Line
We are working every day to bring all of these plans to fruition and we’ve already completed the groundwork for many of the solutions. But now its time to step up the pace and really make things happen. So we’ll be burning the midnight oil as you stay tuned for more info!
Until next time!
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Aegees: Development Status and Plans

Aegees: Development Status and Plans

https://preview.redd.it/k9kzp8g079j11.jpg?width=2500&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2462f0eadf46bfeb7dc62ef5a9364c168c091754
What is being tested, what is in the plans, and some new ideas
Here we are again, to tell you more about Aegees, a messaging app we are developing. It will be the most protected and convenient messenger on the market. This time, we’ll talk in more detail about the new functions we are working on, and the project timeline, including testing and release plans. We’ll also share some of our ideas for the future.
Completed Development and Work in Progress
When it comes to core functions, we have already completed the development of text messaging, file exchange, audio calling, group chat and desktop versions of the app as well as a syncing solution and multiple device support – and, of course, stickers!
There’s one more detail we are particularly proud to report – it was tough, but we’ve done it! The crypto container that will serve the app’s revolutionary data security component is ready too. Also, in the first half of 2018, we successfully implemented ARGON2i, a KDF algorithm that protects passwords from hacking and hashes all data that’s transferred to servers. We have also established a global server infrastructure to support our app.
The main super-task we set for ourselves can be summed up as, “no data stored on servers and no non-encrypted data transfers”. That is a worthy goal but it did make the development process so much more challenging and time-consuming and resource-demanding. Even the most basic details are much harder to develop with those preconditions taken into consideration – like syncing chats on multiple devices or drafting a plain text message.
Part of our team is now focused on testing; this week, it’s audio-conferencing. This is our current priority because even the current market leaders only say that this function is ‘coming soon’, whereas we have already developed ours, and all data flows in our app will be encrypted.

https://preview.redd.it/oqs87r4e89j11.jpg?width=4000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c12b558961f67490182021f2d0ba05de7f525c52
Among other things, we are now trying out our ‘weak password’ testing tool and working on many system components that we are checking for iPad compatibility issues. We are also working on overall app stability and performance based on performance logs and error reports extracted from Google Play and App Store.
In other words, we are very close to the soft launch phase, and we are planning our first global product release at the end of the year. It will feature all of the functions and features that have been developed so far.
Coming Soon
We plan to use the remaining time before the end of the year to finish a great many tasks, among them, developing a quick ‘user invite’ function and video calling. We also plan to build a file manager for the crypto container and to implement support for user stickers as well as for five languages in our first release or, if time allows - twenty. Our ultimate goal is for our app to support 40 different languages.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be working hard on our cryptocurrency tools for the app. We aim to complete the cryptocurrency transfer and exchange function, at least partially, in time for the global launch.
We have already developed the server-side element of Bitcoin transactions and, by the year’s end, we plan to implement fully functional mechanisms for transfers and currency exchange operations with Bitcoin, DASH, Ether and NEM. Another item on our ‘to-do’ list is to develop a blockchain-based recording system for user transactions because we see block-chain technology as the new standard for electronic validation.
We also plan to add more security mechanisms on top of the core security functionality we have already developed. In August, we intend to implement timed message deletion to boost privacy and user data protection. We will go on to design and develop facial recognition and voice biometrics authentication solutions to go with our innovative “intruder’s eye on the screen” detection system.
Because of possible crackdowns in countries where official policies will not permit products and services that guarantee its users complete anonymity, we’ve decided to develop a solution for that too. To make our app ‘block-proof’, we’re going to implement a decentralised transport infrastructure, and this is also on track to be completed this year.
What’s Next?
The global release will mark the start of things to come, and we already have plenty more ideas for Aegees. These are the four main courses we plan to pursue in the future development of our product:
• Migration to the Aegees.DCI fully decentralised infrastructure;
• Boosting communication security while maintaining a user-friendly UI;
• further development of a cryptocurrency transaction kit and the launch of our own cryptocurrency;
• Identifying and pursuing additional system integration opportunities.
We plan to complete migration to the decentralised infrastructure called, Aegees.DCI, in 2019. We will have to set up a P2P transport layer consisting of one thousand nodes, and we plan to use the cjdns communication protocol.
We intend to improve our app’s primary function as a communication tool through enhancing its existing functionality and adding new options. For example, we plan to implement video conferencing and hidden chats. We are also considering an integration solution with SMS and Email messaging. Screen and theme customisation tools will also be made available in 2019.
We will continue to work on our cryptocurrency transaction kit by expanding the list of supported currencies with a view to implementing support for thirteen cryptocurrencies by the start of 2019:
1. Bitcoin
2. Etherium
  1. DASH
  2. NEM
  3. Monero
6. Ripple
7. Bitcoin Cash
8. EOS
  1. Litecoin
  2. Stelar
  3. TRON
  4. IOTA
  5. zCash

https://preview.redd.it/4zf3jf4j89j11.jpg?width=3508&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=41ade366ef3c1d00f7fd5b4ffb0bac6d31f76638
After that, we intend to develop a proprietary cryptocurrency exchange platform, launch AEGT, our own cryptocurrency, and to make available within the app a cryptocurrency wallet for all supported currencies.
Also in our development pipeline right now are solutions for integration with communication and trading bots, and a system to equip our messenger with a media file playback applet and document viewer.
Bottomline
We are working every day to bring all these plans to fruition, and we’ve already completed the groundwork for many of these solutions. We have now decided to step up the pace. It is not always easy, but we know we can and will do it because we have already accomplished a lot.
It is crucial that we give our customers our new communication tool as soon as we can, a unique tool that will be truly secure and a pleasure to use.
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Please help me with my idea

With my recent experiences with bitcoin segwit it became clear to me that this crypto is not going to be usable in the normal society to buy for instance a coffee. I see it as my responsibility to fix this, or at least try my best. So.. I want to initiate a proof of concept so that bitcoin cash can be used as payment in a bar.
Next month I am going to talk with the owner of the bar to make them accept bch in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). What is the best way of doing this? So this is globally my plan.
Since bitpay and bitkassa are not accepting BCH at the moment I have to come up with a solution where (i think) I have to perform as a "middle man". So the basic idea is to setup a temporary solution for a year: I want to make it as simple to the bar as possible so they don't have to think of bch > euro conversions. I want to give them an Ipad where they can present a QR code so the customers can buy a beer with Bread or a similar app. The payments are obviously sent to a bch address in a wallet. The wallet is owned by me. For every beer (or something else) sold in the bar they want euros. A couple of options:
In any way it's going to cost me for the iPad, but that's ok since I made some profits with crypto in the last years. I'm not rich btw :)
Personally I think the first option is the best and easiest for them. What do you guys think about this?
I hope this text is readable BTW.
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New App Store rules, bans crypto mining apps

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Under the updated App Store Review Guidelines, cryptocurrency-related applications will be categorized into a particular criterion: Wallet, for apps from developers “enrolled in an organization” that facilitate virtual currency storage; Exchange, for apps that facilitate transactions of cryptocurrency on an approved exchange, provided that they are offered by the exchange itself.
Apps are also forbidden from using an iPhone or iPad chipset to mine directly for cryptocurrencies. Only mining activities performed in the cloud or otherwise are allowed.
“Apps, including any third party advertisements displayed within them, may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining,” according to the revised guidelines.
Meanwhile, apps for initial coin offerings (ICOs), cryptocurrency futures trading, and other crypto securities or quasi-securities trading must come from established banks, securities firms, futures commission merchants or other approved financial institutions, according to the revised Apple rules. The apps must also comply with applicable laws.
Finally, applications — even those already on the App Store — that offer cryptocurrency from completing specific tasks are now prohibited. These tasks include downloading other apps, encouraging other users to download the app, as well as posting to social networks, among others.
“Cryptocurrency apps may not offer currency for completing tasks, such as downloading other apps, encouraging other users to download, posting to social networks, etc.,” according to the last rule.
Apple’s App Store is already much stricter in its attitude towards cryptocurrencies compared to marketplaces such as Google Play. In 2014, the Cupertino-based tech giant removed all Bitcoin-related applications, and, a couple of years ago, it asked companies to remove digital assets such as Dash from their apps. These rules may affect some of the apps on the App Store as well as those that may be published in the near future.
Source
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Cold Storage Step-by-Step Guide

Link to all my other Bitcoin Guides
NOTE: If you decide this is too complicated for you; web wallets like coinbase have an offline storage option for bitcoins that is in all likelyhood probably a totally safe and viable option for general users. If you really can't understand this, I recommend simply using their cold storage option.
Here is my step-by-step guide on Bitcoin cold storage, or at least the method I use. I recommend starting by first reading my Cold Storage Concepts Guide as otherwise you may not understand some of these steps. What we’re doing is actually very simple and straightforward, but unfortunately looks a lot more complicated than it is.
This guide is for anyone who has a large amount of bitcoins and wants to store them securely for a large amount of time, instead of relying on third party wallets like blockchain.info or coinbase.com who might be compromised down the line at some point.
Note that I use OSX and other apple devices so unfortunately this guide is biased for those using apple… please don’t flame me. Alternatives exist for everything I list here for both Windows and Linux, just post if you get stuck I’m sure someone will help you.
There are many approaches you can take to cold storage, and the methods you use will depend on the level of paranoia you have and the degree of security you need, but this method will work for around 99% of people.
I welcome any and all feedback, and I encourage anyone intending to use this to read comments below to get second opinions.
YOU WILL NEED
  1. 5 normal 6-sided Dice (note: physical dice only! Do not use software!)
  2. A trustworthy electronic device capable of using bitaddress.org (I recommend using an non-jailbroken iPad or iPhone)
  3. Download a QR reader app
  4. A copy of the Diceware password generation list, either on paper or on a separate screen
  5. Pen/pencil and relatively strong paper.
  6. Disk Utility, or other software to create encrypted drives
  7. Dropbox account, Apple’s upcoming iCloud storage, or a relatively trustworthy long term network storage
  8. A physical long term storage location, preferably in or near your house.
Some notes on requirements:
We use 5 dice minimum as otherwise it will take you forever to generate passphrases, the better quality the dice and the more you have the quicker you can make passphrases.
I recommend using iPads or iPhones because to my knowledge they are more secure than android in terms of viruses/malware (someone in the comments will no doubt correct me on this though). Alternatively you can buy a cheap laptop and brand new hard drive.
On to generating the cold storage addresses! I’ve made extra notes at the bottom for more detail.
COLD STORAGE METHOD
  1. Lock yourself in your room, gather your things and make sure no-one is going to disturb you.
  2. Get your dice and your diceware list. Roll 5 dice, look up the password and write it down. Repeat this at least 8 times to generate a passphrase for each cold storage address you want to make.
  3. Write these down on a piece of paper as clearly and neatly as you can.
  4. Take your iPad or other device and connect to the internet. Google ‘bitaddress’ and go to the top link (1).
  5. Once you have loaded the bitaddress website, disconnect from the internet.
  6. Click on the ‘brain wallet’ tab. (4)
  7. Carefully and checking it over three times, enter each of your 8 word or more diceware passphrases, and click ‘generate address’.
  8. Be careful that autocorrect didn’t change any of your diceware words
  9. Generate a further 4 or 5 word passphrase that will be used as your ‘Master Key’
  10. Take a screenshot of all of these addresses. On iOS devices this is easily done via the Home+Power buttons.
  11. Close the Bitaddress website on your device, purge your internet history, cookies, etc.
  12. On your laptop, disconnect from the internet and create an encrypted drive. Here’s how to do that in Disk Utility.
  13. Make sure this drive is password protected with your Master Key from step 8.
  14. Transfer screenshots of all of your cold storage addresses from your trusted device to the encrypted drive.
  15. Triple check this worked, then delete all screenshots from your trusted device.
  16. Use a QR reader to scan the PUBLIC addresses of all your cold storage addresses. Save these in your notes or email them to yourself (2)
  17. Unmount the encrypted drive. Take this drive and put it on your dropbox folder or other network hard drive.
  18. Reconnect to the internet on your computer and sync with dropbox or other service.
  19. Take your piece of paper with your diceware passphrases on it and store it somewhere securely (3)
  20. Go to your active bitcoin wallet, and send your bitcoins to cold storage. Congratulations, they are now secure.
Now a few things about what we did. We saved 2 copies of our cold storage private keys (the piece of paper, and the encrypted drive); this means if your whole house burns down then you still have a copy of your private keys in the cloud. If you forget your master key password, then you still have a physical copy in your house as a backup. We encrypted the drive so that anyone who gains access to your dropbox won’t be able to open it. You could even keep several copies of this encrypted drive spread over several locations and computers and it will still be safe. If anyone somehow finds your piece of paper, they will only see a list of random words and won’t necessarily know what it’s for (unless you leave detailed instructions or the word ‘bitcoin’ on it..!).
You also used diceware so your passphrases are completely random so no-one can guess them, and in fact are almost as strong as the cryptography in Bitcoin itself. Also, it was easier to write down 8 english words than a random sequence of 1-6's so there's less of a chance you wrote down your passphrases incorrectly.
To get your bitcoins out of cold storage, just scan the private key into your hot wallet, or re-generate the private keys from the diceware phrases you wrote down.
(1) this prevents you from mis-typing the address and getting a phishing page.
(2) We use a QR reader because this prevents writing the public keys down incorrectly.
(3) i.e. a safe, or inside a book in your library, on the back of a family picture that doesn’t get moved much. Spend some time thinking about how you want to approach this.
(4) You may have heard brain wallets aren't safe... this is not true. Only a non random brainwallet is unsafe (like one made from song lyrics), but since we generated our passphrases with dice they are random and the brainwallet is secure.
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(US) How-To, Online Poker w/ BTC - Play in minutes

This is a quick guide on how to first purchase Bitcoins and begin playing online poker in only a few minutes.
A couple disclaimers first.
SealswithClubs.eu: Will start here as you will need the virtual wallet created automatically with each new account when you purchase Bitcoins.
  1. Register an account at www.sealswithclubs.eu
  2. Once registered, open "My Account" in a browser tab and leave it open as it will be needed in a moment.
Zipmark: an iOS app available on iPhone/iPad.
  1. Install the Zipmark free app to your iPhone or iPad
  2. Register an account with Zipmark: Add all necessary info during this registration which includes bank account, address, and drivers license identification number.
  3. Leave the app open but set the device aside for a moment and get back on a computer.
BitInstant.com: the currency exchange site, USD to BTC.
  1. Register one last account with Bitinstant.com.
  2. Once registered, click New Transaction
  3. Enter the amount in USD you would like to convert to BTC and select Bank Account as the funding source. For destination choose Wallet Address.
  4. Go back to the Sealswithclubs.eu tab that you left open and copy the Current Cash-in Address. Make sure that you copy this perfectly and do not miss any character or add any additional spacing.
  5. Go back to the BitInstant page and paste the Current Cash-In Address.
  6. Agree to the terms and click Place Order.
  7. Now on your iPhone/iPad, use the the Capture Zipmark button and scan the QR code on the BitInstant page.
  8. Confirm the transaction and boom, it's done.
From here BitInstant will process the BTC transaction instantly. SealsWithClubs will have some minor delay (for me this was a little over 5 minutes). I suggest you use this time to do two things: first, install the SealsWithClubs poker application. Second, add a Google Authenticator to your SealsWithClubs account for extra security.
Good luck and if you see me online try not to take too much of money :)
Update: Spaced this reference. Thanks to music4mic and OP of the thread his comment was in.
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Great Bitcoin day in Tampa

Just had a great day in Tampa.
Signed up at LibertyX (name, address, email and cell phone number), bought a $100 PIN from a shop 5 minutes away and nabbed the trailblazer bonus. Had a great chat started by the proprietor asking, "Okayyyy, what did you just buy?" He knew about the Winklevoss ETF but didn't quite grasp BTC being a global currency. Kept asking, "Okay, but what can you buy with it?" I told him about the Airbitz app, but didn't get around to Gyft. The transfer was already getting started!
I think it clicked for him when Mycelium showed $100.01 incoming within about 6 seconds of my submitting the PIN. He asked, "So are they sending you the $100 you just paid me?" / "They are sending me $100 worth of Bitcoin based on what you just sold me. Directly to the Bitcoin wallet on my phone." / "Ohhhhhh. Wow! I had no idea you could do that here!" / "Now that you know, you can put up a 'Bitcoin sold here' sign!"
Then we located the site of tonight's Tampa Bitcoiners meeting before heading down to the Edge district for a cup of coffee on "Bitcoin Blvd" in the shadows of the stadium where the Bitcoin Bowl was played. Paying via BitPay was incredibly easy and smooth, and we had a nice little chat with the shop owner. Then we took a stroll up and down the strip, seeing a wide variety of shops with "Bitcoin Accepted Here" stickers all over the place.
Very cool to experience it all in one day. Now we're chilling out and we'll see if we make it to the Tampa Bitcoin meetup tonight after dinner. All in all, a really great day running around Tampa. Thanks to LibertyX, BitPay and Genaros for still serving us 45 minutes after closing time!
Update: 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Never found the Bitcoin Meetup gang. Didn't reply to a comment on the page or a tweet. Tried to pay for dinner with Bitcoin, and crashed the BitPay app on their tablet. It was a super cheap tablet that tried to process false touches everywhere until an error popped up. Hit the back arrow and the app crashed. Restarted and no one knew the login credentials. Got the restaurant owner on the phone and he had no idea how to login.
Definitely some rough edges there. Hitting the back arrow after an error should not shut down your cash register for the night. Someone - anyone - should know how to relogin at all times after a crash. Invest more than $20 in a tablet for a better experience. As much as I don't own any Apple devices, the iPad at the coffee shop worked perfectly earlier in the day.
So if the Bitcoin Meetup actually happened and you had to pay in fiat, sorry! They really tried to make it work, but they were just not prepared.
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Jaxx by Kryptokit is out! Download the Android wallet beta version on the Google Play Store. iOS mobile, 3 Desktop Versions, Chrome & Firefox Extensions, and Blackberry editions will released before the end of the month.

I'm Anthony Di Iorio, Chief Digital Officer of the Toronto Stock Exchange, CEO and Founder of Kryptokit & Decentral, Co-founder of Ethereum and a HUGE Bitcoin, Ethereum & decentralized tech advocate.
Since 2013 Kryptokit has been entrusted to secure over 500,000 Bitcoin wallets with our Chrome extension and Rushwallet products. In that time, we had never had a single case of losing customer funds due to an issue on our end.
Today I am excited to announce the Beta release of Jaxx for Android. This is the first release of a fleet of wallets versions for many devices and operating systems that will be available in beta form before February 29. With a focus on unifying the look and feel across devices and focusing on customer service, security, design, and user experience, our goal is to unify the Bitcoin (& Ethereum) experience across devices.
Kryptokit Philosophy:
I encourage you to give Jaxx a spin and work with us to build a product that you'd feel comfortable recommending to your peers, no matter which operating system or device is being used.
Upcoming (proposed) Jaxx Launch Schedule:
Jaxx Current Global Features:
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My email address is [email protected]. Skype is a.diiorio. Mobile +1 416-831-9593. I'm generally accessible and enjoy communicating with customers.
WARNING - PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS IS A BETA RELEASE - PLEASE USE CAUTION AND STICK TO SMALL AMOUNTS!!!!
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01-26 15:43 - 'We have put together a list of 100+ companies, in alphabetical order, that currently and will accept Bitcoins and Bitcoin Dollar as payment!' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/Bitcoindollar removed from /r/Bitcoin within 101-111min

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1-800-FLOWERS – the United States based online floral and gift retailer and distributor 4Chan – For premium services A Class Limousine - Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport Amazon – An online company that sells almost anything. Apple’s App Store - Buy music and any app on the Apple AppStore with bitcoins Badoo – Online dating network BigFishGames – Games for PC, Mac, and Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows) Bing by Microsoft – 2nd search engine to Google Bitcoin. Travel – a travel site that provides accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world Bitcoincoffee – Buy your favorite coffee online Bloomberg – Online newspaper Braintree – Research firm CEX – The trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that accepts bitcoin CheapAir – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels CoinMama: Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card Crowdtilt - The fastest and easiest way to pool funds with family and friends curryupnow - A total of 12 restaurants on the list of restaurants accept bitcoins in San Francisco Bay Area CVS – A pharmacy shop Dell - American privately owned multinational computer technology company Dish Network - An American direct-broadcast satellite service provider Dream Lover – Online relationship service Etsy Vendors – Original art and Jewelry creations Euro Pacific – A major precious metal dealer Expedia. com – Online travel booking agency ExpressVPN – High speed, ultra-secure VPN network EZTV – Torrents TV shows provider Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer Fancy - Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place Fight for the Future – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom Fiverr – Get almost anything done for $5 Grass Hill Alpacas – A local farm in Haydenville, MA Green Man Gaming - Popular digital game reseller Grooveshark – Online music streaming service based in the United States Helen’s Pizza - Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register Home Depot - Office supplies store i-Pmart – A Malaysian online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer Intuit - an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. Jeffersons Store - A streetwear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J Kmart - Retail products store Lionsgate Films - The production studio behind titles such as The Hunger Games and The Day After Tomorrow LOT Polish Airlines – A worldwide airline based in Poland Lumfile – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla – A major university in Mexico Microsoft – Software company Mint - Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more MIT Coop Store - Massachusetts Institute of Technology student bookstore MovieTickets – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer mspinc – Respiratory medical equipment supplies store Museum of the Coastal Bend - 2200 East Red River Street, Victoria, Texas 77901, USA Namecheap - Domain name registrar Naughty America - Adult entertainment provider NCR Silver – Point of sales systems Newegg – Online electronics retailer now uses bitpay to accept bitcoin as payment OkCupid – Online dating site Old Fitzroy – A pub in Sydney, Australia One Shot Hotels – Spanish hotel chain Overstock – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking PayPal / eBay - Credit card / payment processor / Auction Pembury Tavern – A pub in London, England PizzaForCoins - Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcoins PSP Mollie – Dutch Payment Service Rakutan – A Japanese e-commerce giant RE/MAX London - UK-based franchisee of the global real estate network Reddit – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins Sacramento Kings – Professional Basketball team out in Sacramental California (NBA) San Jose Earthquakes – San Jose California Professional Soccer Team (MLS) Save the Children - Global charity organization Sears - Clothing and household products, electronic store Seoclerks. com – Get SEO work done on your site cheap SFU bookstore - Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada Shopify. com – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products ShopJoy – An Australian online retailer that sells novelty and unique gifts SimplePay - Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service Square – Payment processor that help small businesses accept credit cards using iPhone, Android or iPad State Republican Party – First State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations Straub Auto Repairs - 477 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 - (914) 478-1177 Stripe - San Francisco-based payments company Subway – Eat fresh Suntimes. com – Chicago based online newspaper T-Mobile Poland – T-Mobile’s Poland-based mobile phone top-up company Target – An American retailing company TechCrunch. com – IT blog Tesla – The car company The Libertarian Party – United States political party The Pink Cow – A diner in Tokyo, Japan The Pirate Bay - BitTorrent directories TigerDirect – Major electronic online retailer Victoria’s Secret – A lingerie outlet Virgin Galactic - Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline World tourism- Group of 1560 Tour agencies worldwide. WebJet – Online travel agency Whole Foods – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from Gyft) with your money, for free! Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia with 4 570 000+ article WordPress – An online company that allows user to create free blogs Yacht- base – Croatian yacht charter company Zappos – Online retailer Zynga – Mobile gaming
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We have put together a list of 100+ companies, in alphabetical order, that currently and will accept Bitcoins and Bitcoin Dollar as payment!
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