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No Circle? No Problem. Enter the Kraken!

Kraken, the renowned cryptocurrency exchange, has acquired our partner, Glidera! This means the rapid expansion of Glidera’s buy/sell service coverage from just 21 US states to now 49 US states, Canada, and soon others (sorry New York!). Click here to Download:...

Airbitz Launches “Password Recovery 2.0,” with Privacy Features

Password Recovery 2.0 prompts the user to choose two questions and provide their unique answers either when the account is created or to already existing accounts. The user then sends an email to themselves that includes a special link, which by itself is useless....

Airbitz Opens Bitcoin to Third Party Apps with Plugin API

Airbitz says they have been hard at work with Airbitz SDK integrations,Glidera implementations, Edge Security partnerships, and now with the latest Plugin API. With this feature service, developers can develop fully integrated plugins for the Airbitz mobile...

Augur Partners with Airbitz

Ethereum-based prediction market platform Augur is using Airbitz Edge Security, the battle-tested blockchain security solution that automatically encrypts, backs up, and synchronizes private keys and account data across devices. The Edge Security Platform delivers an...

5 Massive Hacks That Edge Security Could Have Prevented

Cyber security made big headlines again last week with the announcement from Samsung that a company called LoopPay, which Samsung had acquired to set up its payment system, had been hit by a hacking incident. Both companies have been eager to assure customers that no...

Taiwan Targeted by Policies and PayPal

Taiwan joins Puerto Rico in a club no one wants to be a part of–starting September 21st residents with a PayPal account will no longer be able to send or receive funds to and from each other. This news again comes as a result of PayPal being burdened by...

PayPal to Halt Peer-to-Peer Transactions in Puerto Rico

Payment processor PayPal has long been a popular choice for quick, easy payments across the world between individuals and businesses. To date, the downsides of centralized payments has not really affected users enough to abandon the services as the convenience it...

Quant Startups Lure Quant Whizzes from Wallstreet

As banks defer compensation and add more clawback provisions that give them the right to limit bonuses, traders are seeing better risk opportunities elsewhere, said San Francisco-based Rick Henri Chan, chief operating officer at Airbitz, a digital wallet platform....

5 Questions for a San Diego Startup

Bitcoin, the growing digital currency that isn’t connected with a central bank, is well known but perhaps not so well understood and maybe even a little scary to some people. San Diego startup Airbitz has set out to change that with a secure, easy-to-use digital...

Venture capital arrives to Airbitz bitcoin walllet

Venture capital investments in bitcoin and blockchain technology have reached $800 million since 2012 and there is $380 million pledged in rounds for 2015 according to Coin Desk yesterday. A portion of the VC monies has already arrived in San Diego from Block26 of Los...

VC Firm Block26 Makes First Bitcoin Bet on Airbitz Wallet

Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Block26 has completed its first investment, contributing $450,000 to the ongoing seed round for bitcoin wallet provider Airbitz. Launched in June, Block26 has indicated it plans to focus specifically on blockchain and digital...

Airbitz launches One-Touch 2-Factor Authentication bitcoin wallet

San Diego based Airbitz announced today the launch of its “One-Touch 2-Factor Authentication” to their mobile Bitcoin wallet for iPhone and Android devices. Airbitz provides a Bitcoin wallet that is decentralized, secure and backed up for its user’s financial autonomy...

Airbitz Enables BLE-driven Wireless Payments for iPhone and Android

If you’ve ever used bitcoin currency, you know that it can be frustrating to try to send and receive money when QR codes aren’t cooperating. Solar reflection, phones with cracked screens, and poorly focusing cameras are among the issues that are hampering widespread...