What is the best bitcoin wallet for iOS?

When I gave my first Intro to Bitcoin talk at Dojo Bali, I tried to lure people by saying I’d be giving out massive prizes of 100,000 satoshi and that people needed to download a wallet to their phone to be in with a chance of winning.

Come the day of the talk, only one person had installed a wallet.  When I asked why, it wasn’t because they’d discovered that the prize was actually worth less than a pound, it was something like ‘I started researching wallets but it wasn’t clear which one was best.  So I didn’t install any’. Continue reading “What is the best bitcoin wallet for iOS?”

Boring old Bitcoin (and why you should buy some)

What do you know about Bitcoin? If you’re a bit confused by the coverage by the mainstream media, you’re not alone. Bitcoin only makes the news when there’s a new story: an all-time high, a high-profile scandal, someone new claiming to be the cryptocurrency’s creator.

All this detracts from a far more interesting story that’s just ticking away in the background. Following the news, you’d think that Bitcoin was volatile, illicit, risky, unstable, corrupt, or if you follow the really dumb media, dead. (It’s been declared dead a total of 126 times at time of writing.) Continue reading “Boring old Bitcoin (and why you should buy some)”