eGifter Arrives in the European Gift Card Market

eGifter Arrives in the European Gift Card Market   US-based online and mobile gifting company eGifter has announced its expansion into the European market. Notably, the move coincides with a similar announcement last week by UK-based Pockio and sees both companies offering their services in the UK, France and Germany. Both companies have also aired plans to enter other markets in the very near…

Darkcoin Finds and Fixes Darksend Privacy Bug

DARKCOIN FINDS AND FIXES DARKSEND PRIVACY BUG   Darkcoin, an anonymous Altcoin, has recently experienced a bug with Darksend, the anonymous payment protocol that makes it almost impossible to trace transactions back to the sending address. The bug was found by Darkcointalk user Aswan and was quickly solved by the Darkcoin developers. The post onDarkcointalk…

EFF Releases Privacy-Oriented Secure Messaging Scorecard

EFF RELEASES PRIVACY-ORIENTED SECURE MESSAGING SCORECARD   The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)released its Secure Messaging Scorecard for secure private messaging, evaluating dozens of messaging technologies on a range of security best practices. EFF Technology Projects Director Peter Eckersley said: “The revelations from Edward Snowden confirm that governments are spying on our digital lives, devouring all…

Does Bitcoin Challenge State Sovereignty?

DOES BITCOIN CHALLENGE STATE SOVEREIGNTY?   Attending the World Bank Conference Mark T. Williams gave his presentation entitled, “Virtual Currencies – Bitcoin Risk” in which he outlines “10 Major Bitcoin Risks.” The presentation begins with an overview stating that the European Banking Authority has identified over 70 risks associated with virtual currencies before diving into…

Bitcoin Foundation Chairman Says “Samsung Will Be Biggest Beneficiary of the Bitcoin Market”

BITCOIN FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN SAYS “SAMSUNG WILL BE BIGGEST BENEFICIARY OF THE BITCOIN MARKET”   At a press conference in Daejeon, South Korea, Bitcoin Foundation chairman Peter Vessenes alluded to his speculation that Samsung will eventually benefit from bitcoin mining as the general bitcoin infrastructure grows. The press conference took place during the Daejeon Global Innovation…

New Bitcoin Development Foundation Arises In China

NEW BITCOIN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION ARISES IN CHINA   A new organization has emerged to better serve the combined interest of Asia’s growing number of Bitcoin and digital currency enthusiasts. The new 比特币发展基金会, or Bitcoin Development Foundation, is loosely based on the global Bitcoin Foundationand will serve as China’s non-profit Bitcoin education source. The big names,…