Marco Santori Joins Blockchain Team as Global Policy Counsel

Blockchain announced today that it has retained New York business attorney and commercial litigator Marco Santori as its global policy counsel. Santori, who recently also joined the firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman , told The Wall Street Journal that Blockchain “espouses the values that bitcoin is meant to advance”, and that such values helped motivate his decision to…

Hacker Hijacks Satoshi Nakamoto’s Email, Threatens to Reveal All

The bitcoin world is abuzz with speculation that some of Satoshi Nakamoto’s online accounts have been compromised, concerned a hacker could potentially access information concerning the bitcoin creator’s true identity or use the accounts to defraud key members of the bitcoin community. Wired  reported that the alleged hacker had posted on Pastebin that they would reveal key…

API Developer Gem Aims to Streamline Bitcoin App Development

Bitcoin startup Gem has launched a private beta of what it says is a highly scalable and security-focused API for bitcoin app developers. The Gem API was designed from the ground up to streamline app development while delivering enhanced levels of security by encrypting and backing up bitcoin storage and building in technologies such as multi-signature authentication. The platform was showcased and…