Christie Harkin

Christie Harkin

Christie Harkin is the managing editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

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Hashed Health Partners With Martin Ventures to Propel Healthcare Industry Into the “Blockchain Age”

Hashed Health, a new collaborative healthcare innovation company, has announced a major partnership with Martin Ventures, a global leader in healthcare and technology initiative investment. Its mission is to bring together leading healthcare enterprises in order to advance distributed ledger solutions that address the unique issues and regulatory regimes of the healthcare industry. In a […]

Christie Harkin
Oct 4, 2016

The Unknown Giant: A First Look Inside BW, One of China’s Oldest and Largest Miners

BW, a dominant Chinese bitcoin mining company with approximately 8 percent of global mining power, is positioning itself to step out of the shadows of relative obscurity and into the spotlight — a spotlight powered by efficient, clean and incredibly inexpensive hydroelectricity. Not only is it preparing to take a more active role on the […]

Christie Harkin
Oct 12, 2015

Bitcoin Hardware Wallet KeepKey Launches and Begins Shipping

In a rare move in the Bitcoin space, KeepKey has simultaneously begun to take orders for and to ship their flagship bitcoin hardware wallet. As of Wednesday, customers are able to purchase the USB device for USD$239 on Amazon, or directly from the KeepKey website using bitcoin. Worldwide shipping is included in the cost. The KeepKey hardware […]

Christie Harkin
Sep 24, 2015

Three Bitcoin Finalists Vie for BBVA Open Talent Competition Honors in Barcelona

On September 22nd, the winners of the European division of the BBVA Open Talent Competition were announced in Barcelona, Spain. This year, three of the 15 finalists come from the Bitcoin and blockchain sector:  Everledger, Safello and Vaultoro . The purpose of the competition is to discover and support up-and-coming innovators in financial technology who are poised to “disrupt […]

Christie Harkin
Sep 24, 2015

Will Scaling Bitcoin Bring Us to Consensus on the Block Size Debate?

“There’s a deep rift amongst bitcoin core devs regarding what the purpose of Bitcoin should be,” said Eric Lombrozo, Bitcoin developer and CEO of Ciphrex. “Unfortunately, the fundamental underlying disagreements aren’t being properly addressed … and most of the discussion has instead focused on the differing conclusions rather than on the real causes of disagreement.” […]

Christie Harkin
Sep 7, 2015

CardCash Adds Bitcoin Payments for Gift Cards at Thousands of US Retail Stores

CardCash, an American online company that buys and sells discounted gift cards from thousands of national retailers, has begun to accept bitcoin payments. CardCash joins companies like Gyft and Fold that provide ways for Bitcoin users to interact with the massive gift card industry. “We saw that bitcoin was getting a lot of traction and growing in legitimacy,” CardCash […]

Christie Harkin
Aug 28, 2015

Factom Launches Release Candidate 2 in Preparation for Beta

On July 6, 2015, Bitcoin Magazine reported that the Factom Foundation had launched Release Candidate 1 (RC1), a crucial step for launching the Factom network. Over the ensuing 5 weeks, community developers and programmers have been testing and debugging the network in order to reach all the goals set out in Factom’s Milestone 1. Today in a blog post, Factom has announced […]

Christie Harkin
Aug 20, 2015

Token Sale Exceeds $1.7M, but Augur’s ‘Reputation’ Isn’t All About the Money

It’s been a wild couple of days for the team at Augur. Just 48 hours into their crowdsale, which launched at noon EST on August 17, they have raised in excess of 4200 BTC and 549000 ETH. “Unfortunately, the ether and BTC price keep falling, so the buys can’t keep up with the (USD) price,” said Augur’s marketing director, Tony […]

Christie Harkin
Aug 19, 2015

Crucial Bitcoin Scalability Topics to be Discussed at New Scientific Academic Workshops

“This is going to be the most important Bitcoin conference of the year,” said Warren Togami, Technical Project Manager of Blockstream and Scaling Bitcoin committee member. Judging by the scope and focus of these ambitious workshops, he might not be exaggerating. The timing of the announcement on August 11 could not be more apt. On […]

Christie Harkin
Aug 15, 2015

PwC Report: Cryptocurrency Represents the Beginning of a New Phase of Technology-driven Markets

In a paper titled Money is no object: Understanding the evolving cryptocurrency market, just published by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the multinational professional services network examined and explained its position on cryptocurrencies. Its verdict: The inherent value of cryptocurrency has “gained acceptance from a critical mass of investors, technologists, regulators, merchants, entrepreneurs and consumers … In fact, in our […]

Christie Harkin
Aug 10, 2015