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Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin: Coinbase Enables ‘Instant’ Purchases for US Buyers

Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin: Coinbase Enables ‘Instant’ Purchases for US Buyers

Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has announced that some users will now be able to access “instant” purchases of bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin. The new service is currently only available for users making payments from a U.S. bank account and in amounts of under $25,000. However, Coinbase said it plans to expand the instant purchasing service to […]

Vivid History: ‘How Money Got Free’ Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

Vivid History: ‘How Money Got Free’ Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

I have long suspected, owing to its sheer brilliance and idiosyncratic beauty, that bitcoin was in fact brought here by aliens from another planet. Brian Patrick Eha’s vivid history of bitcoin, “How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance,” which captures in thrilling journalistic fashion what I experienced in my […]

Coinbase Awarded Patent for Bitcoin Security Concept

Coinbase Awarded Patent for Bitcoin Security Concept

Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has been awarded a new patent related to private key security, public records show. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published the patent yesterday, entitled “Key ceremony of a security system forming part of a host computer for cryptographic transactions.” Two former Coinbase engineers – James Hudon, who now works […]

$100 Million: Coinbase Raises Biggest-Ever Round for Bitcoin Startup

$100 Million: Coinbase Raises Biggest-Ever Round for Bitcoin Startup

Coinbase has raised $100 million in Series D funding in what is the largest single traditional funding round for a public blockchain or cryptocurrency startup, according to CoinDesk data. Announced today, the round was led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a Silicon Valley venture firm that counts some of the biggest tech and digital startups, including […]