Christie Harkin

Christie Harkin

Christie Harkin is the managing editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

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C4 Announces CCSS Steering Committee; Invites Community Input

On Friday, March 13, the CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) announced that Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Mike Belshe of BitGo, Eric Lombrozo of Ciphrex, Joshua McDougall and Michael Perklin of C4, Sean Neville of Circle and John Velissarios of Armory Enterprise have agreed to form the steering committee for C4’s CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS). The mission of […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 14, 2015

OKCoin Reveals Security Policy: Sets Standard for Operational Transparency

On Friday, Star Xu, CEO of trading platform OKCoin, published his company’s security policy in a Reddit thread. “OKCoin has decided to openly share [its] cold wallet security information. Through this transparency, OKCoin aims to assure users of the security of their funds,” the post stated. Xu then encouraged members of the community to contribute […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 14, 2015

Bter Teams with JUA.com to Upgrade Security, Repay Victims of Recent Hack

The newly rebuilt Bter.com, one of the world’s largest altcoin trading platforms, has announced that it has joined forces with JUA.com and is stepping up its security system. It has also set forth a plan for repaying all users who lost funds due to a recent theft. On the security side, JUA.com will provide 100 […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 12, 2015

Recognizing Women in Bitcoin – The Week in Review from Decentral.TV

http://decentral.tv Sunday was International Women’s Day, when the Bitcoin community is joined with others around the world to promote awareness of women’s issues by launching its first Bitcoin Women’s Day. Like International Women’s Day,  Bitcoin Women’s Day is not just for women, says Sarah Boone Martin of the Digital Currency Council. The issues that women are concerned […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 9, 2015

Breaking: Canadian Exchange QuadrigaCX to Become World’s First Publicly Traded Bitcoin Exchange

QuadrigaCX, Canada’s largest bitcoin exchange, is poised to become the world’s first publicly traded bitcoin exchange. It is set to trade under the public company name of “Quadriga Fintech Solutions” and its listing has been submitted and approved. Public trading is expected to commence with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE/CNSX) ticker symbol “XBT” by early […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 3, 2015

Bitcoin Businesses May Reconsider Quebec After Policy Announcement

If you operate an exchange, bitcoin automated teller machine or any other money services operation that does business with Quebec residents, you will need to comply with its updated Money Services Businesses Act regardless of where in the world you are based. This new policy document was first made public on February 1, 2015 (updated […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 2, 2015

Janssens and Harper Elected to Bitcoin Foundation Board after Lengthy, Chaotic Election Process

The process was “messy” but the results are in. The new board members for the Bitcoin Foundation are Olivier Janssens and Jim Harper with 63 percent and 60 percent approval respectively. Michael Perklin finished third with 52 percent approval followed by Bruce Fenton with 50 percent. Out of 595 confirmed voters, 440 votes were cast […]

Christie Harkin
Mar 2, 2015

After Chaotic First Day, Bitcoin Foundation Reboots Run-off Election

It was an interesting experiment, but the Bitcoin Foundation’s bid to hold on-blockchain elections today seems to be over. In a letter sent to members dated February 25, 2015 at 12:46:33 a.m. EST and posted on the Bitcoin Foundation blog, the Foundation’s Director of Communications, Jinyoung Lee Englund, announced that the run-off elections being held […]

Christie Harkin
Feb 26, 2015

Canadian Exchange, QuadrigaCX, Takes Spotlight After CAVIRTEX Bows Out

On Tuesday, February 17, the Canadian Bitcoin community was surprised to learn that its biggest and longest-serving exchange, CAVIRTEX, was to wind down operations by March 25. Enter QuadrigaCX, heir apparent to the title of Canada’s largest Bitcoin exchange. An older version of the CAVIRTEX database, including 2FA secrets and hashed passwords, may have been […]

Christie Harkin
Feb 23, 2015