Christie Harkin

Christie Harkin

Christie Harkin is the managing editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

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Ashley Barr Reveals New Details about Mt.Gox Operations after Karpeles’ Arrest

As Mark Karpeles was being arrested on August 1, 2015, his former employee Ashley Barr, who operated under the name “Adam Turner,” took to Reddit to answer questions about his time at Mt.Gox. In his introduction, Barr wrote, “I was hired by Mark [Karpeles] in June 2011 to help him handle the crazy inbox at Mt.Gox […]

Christie Harkin
Aug 2, 2015

Factom Team Launches Release Candidate One, Calls for Test Participation

Having recently reached its seed-round fundraising goal of $1 million on Bnk to the Future with Factom Inc., their sister entity the Factom Foundation has now launched a Release Candidate One (RC1), a critical step for launching the Factom network. In a blog post on the Factom site, the company is calling on developers and interested participants to join […]

Christie Harkin
Jul 17, 2015

BitGive Foundation Unveils Video at Inside Bitcoins, Announces New Initiatives

“In 2013 we started to dream about how the Bitcoin community could change the world…” These words were the beginning of a powerful three-minute video, presented on Saturday at Inside Bitcoins in Chicago by Connie Gallippi, founder of the BitGive Foundation. The presentation, demonstrating the impact of the bitcoin charity’s efforts in Kenya, served to kick off fundraising for […]

Christie Harkin
Jul 16, 2015

Gallippi and Killeen Represent Bitcoin Community at UN 70th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, June 26, marked the 70th Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco. Along with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Gov. Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other dignitaries, a cohort of 70 digital leaders were invited to celebrate the historic event. Included […]

Christie Harkin
Jun 30, 2015

Andreas Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan Join C4’s Board of Directors

The CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) has added two high-profile names to its Board of Directors: Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Pamela Morgan. Antonopoulos’ role will be to assist in both the Certified Bitcoin Expert (CBX) and the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS) projects. The popular speaker and author of Bitcoin’s definitive book, Mastering Bitcoin, will work to […]

Christie Harkin
Jun 25, 2015

Merchant Site Acquired by Digital Currency Investor Newnote Financial

After its recent purchase of the bitcoin exchange, Canadian company Newnote Financial has now moved into the multi-vendor website market. On May 12, 2015, the Vancouver-based corporation announced its acquisition of, an online site that allows vendors to register and sell digital products and services, including ebooks, software, graphic designs, web designs and […]

Christie Harkin
May 13, 2015

Nasdaq Could Help Overstock Push Blockchain Tech into Financial Mainstream

Nasdaq has become one of the first multinational financial services companies to delve into non-currency usage of blockchain technology. On Monday, May 11, the company announced that it would begin to leverage the colored coin protocol Open Assets to “expand and enhance the equity management capabilities offered by its Nasdaq Private Market platform.” According to […]

Christie Harkin
May 12, 2015

Mycelium Gear Offers Merchants Direct, No-Fee Payment Processing

Mycelium has announced the launch of a new merchant processor, Mycelium Gear. Merchants can now receive payments directly into a Mycelium or Electrum wallet free of charge by installing a payment widget on their website or by integrating its open-source API into their backend. In Friday’s announcement on r/Bitcoin, Mycelium Community Manager Dmitry Murashchik states, […]

Christie Harkin
May 10, 2015

Formal Claims Process for Customers of Mt. Gox Begins

It’s been a long time coming, but Mt. Gox customers who lost their funds can finally make claims against the exchange, which filed for bankruptcy in February of 2014. According to the Notice of Commencement of Filing of Bankruptcy Claims issued on April 22, 2015, by bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi, users can register their claims […]

Christie Harkin
Apr 22, 2015

Rocker Brings Bitcoin to Mixed Martial Arts Campaign

An unusual Indiegogo campaign will launch on Tuesday, April 21 that brings together the worlds of music, Mixed Martial Arts and bitcoin. OSS Mentality is the brainchild of Brian Byrne, lead singer of the Canadian rock band I Mother Earth and avid MMA practitioner, and Jon Foster, former fighter and current gym owner. The idea […]

Christie Harkin
Apr 21, 2015