Brawker Let’s You Buy ‘Almost Anything’ with Bitcoin

Name: Brawker What it is: Brawker is a site that offers discount shopping at all legitimate web retailers. The firm says users can buy “almost anything” online with bitcoin. It also enables people to semi-anonymously purchase bitcoin by shopping for others with their credit/debit cards or PayPal. Who’s behind it: Co-founder and CEO Cyril Houri previously founded Infosplit, the first company to provide geolocation based on IP address, and Navizon, a firm specialising in wireless geolocation. He designed and patented some of the technology that is now commonly used to geolocate website visitors. He remains chairman of Navizon. Cost: 1%…

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Ledger Wallet Nano Provides Premium Security on a Budget

Name: Ledger Wallet Nano What it is: A USB bitcoin wallet with smartcard security in a very compact package. Who’s behind it: Three French startups: BTChip, Chronocoin and La Maison du Bitcoin. Cost: €29.90. Date launched: December 2014. Summary: The Ledger Wallet Nano is a relatively affordable bitcoin hardware wallet with a few clever tricks up its sleeve. It also looks good and the company promises to make it even better with a companion mobile app set to launch in 2015. CoinDesk rating: 4/5 Where to buy: Direct from Ledger or…

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