TagErik Vorhees

Latin American Bitcoin Conference To Feature 40 Speakers Dec. 4-5 In Mexico City

A lineup of 40 expert speakers will highlight the third annual Latin American Bitcoin Conference (LaBitCOnf2015) Dec. 4 and 5 at EBC Campus Dinamarca in Mexico City. The conference is expected to host 250 attendees from 15 countries. The conference goal is to jumpstart bitcoin innovation in Latin America and encourage entrepreneurs to create applications for bitcoin and block chain technology...

Podcast 8: Erik Voorhees Talks Apple Store & John Light Tells Us About the Bitcoin Bitseed Project

In this episode, I talk to Erik Voorhees of ShapeShift.io about the new ShapeShift iOS application, available now in the Apple Store. We feature the song "Give me a Sign" by Bitcoin-supporting band 22Hertz out of Ontario. And for the large part of the episode, I interviewed John Light, host of P2P Connects Us and co-founder of the Bitseed project. Please enjoy. If you know of any bands who would...

Cryptocurrency to Cryptocurrency Exchange ShapeShift Releases App for iOS

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ShapeShift.io, the much buzzed about cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency exchange founded by early Bitcoin adopter Erik Vorhees, has released an app into the Apple's app store. The ShapeShift app will allow users to seamlessly transact in multiple cryptocurrencies. In a phone interview with CCN, Vorhees said that a simple use case might be someone that wants to pay a debt to a friend with Dogecoin...

Central Banks Drive Negative Interest Rates and Undermine Economies

Are the central banks destroying capitalism in an attempt to save it with negative interest rates? That was the question that Max Keiser addressed during his recent Keiser Report broadcast on the RT network, which provides an alternative perspective on major global events.   Keiser’s featured guest, Erik Voorhees, bitcoin entrepreneur and CEO of ShapeShift.io, weighed in on the role that...

ShapeShift.io Doubles Down With Winklecoin

CCN received the following press release this morning from ShapeShift.io: SWITZERLAND, April 1, 2015 - ShapeShift.io has integrated Winklecoin (WNK), into its instant exchange platform. Customers anywhere in the world can now buy or sell WNK instantly with Bitcoin or over two dozen other leading cryptocurrencies with ShapeShift.io. Winklecoin, masterminded by Olympic rowers and internet...

Coinapult Bitcoin Wallet Compromised to the Tune of $43 000

Coinapult, the service which allows users to secure the value of their bitcoins in fiat, has been hacked to the tune of 150 bitcoins, roughly $43,000 USD. Access to the site was disabled on Tuesday while staff investigated the breach, which they believe may have roots in an outage at their data center last Friday. Terrible Tuesday The site disabled withdrawals and posted the following notice...

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