Bitcoin, Taxes, and Airbitz

**Reminder: This is a Federal Reserve Note; its not money but a debt** To start off this post we would like to remind people we are not accountants, financial advisors, lawyers, or government officials. We will not be giving specific advice but rather give some information on the tax status of cryptocurrencies in a few places […]

How to Maximize Airbitz Edge Security

We at Airbitz are proud to offer the most secure, easy to use bitcoin wallet in the industry. Below are a list of steps you can take as a user to enhance our Edge Security to the highest degree possible! Use a Strong Password! Using a strong password makes it near impossible for an attacker […]

How does Airbitz secure my private keys?

 (Disclaimer: These keys are actors and are not real bitcoin private keys) The methods that bitcoin wallets use to secure private keys has been a pretty hot topic lately and we wanted to inform our users and the crypto-community at large how Airbitz secures its user’s private keys. Some software wallets store the user’s private key […]

Why a 12 Word Mnemonic is an Insecure Bitcoin Wallet Backup

Rewind back to 2010 and the way Bitcoin wallets worked. Users had a wallet.dat file on their computer with their private keys on it. They could optionally add a password to encrypt it. They SHOULD back up the file in case they lost their computer, like this guy. Life at the time was tedious! Some […]

Choose Your Node with the Airbitz Wallet

As we had previously published a few weeks back, Airbitz takes the stance that we desire both of the two primary Bitcoin scaling solutions put forward by the industry, bigger blocks and Segwit + Lightning Networks. The unfortunate bitter battle, however, has put adoption of either implementation at a near deadlock. Users have created strong […]

One-Touch 2-Factor Authentication(2FA): What is it and How do I set it up?

Two-factor authentication (commonly known as 2FA) is a way of confirming a user’s identity by utilizing a combination of two different factors. An everyday example of this is using an ATM. When a person wishes to use an ATM they insert their card and are asked for their PIN. The card is the first factor […]

The Airbitz Wallet Integrates Bity!

Our latest release, v 2.4.1, is now out in iOS and Android! This release includes an integration with Bity, an exchange out of Switzerland, that will enable Airbitz users to buy/sell bitcoin with Euros and Swiss Francs. Users will need a European bank account similar to how users need a US bank account to buy […]

Our Latest Release: v 2.4.0

Our latest release is now out on Android and iOS! We’ve included a new way to buy bitcoin through a service called LibertyX, which is the newest service utilizing our plug-in architecture. LibertyX is a bitcoin buy/sell service that directs users to local businesses in their area that sell bitcoin. We’re excited to include LibertyX […]

No Circle? No Problem. Enter the Kraken!

Kraken, the renowned cryptocurrency exchange, has acquired our partner, Glidera! This means the rapid expansion of Glidera’s buy/sell service coverage from just 21 US states to now 49 US states, Canada, and soon others (sorry New York!). This is wonderful news for the Bitcoin user community amidst the recently swelling interest in Bitcoin worldwide. It […]

Airbitz releases Plugin API and Bitrefill Partnership

Hi everyone. We here at Airbitz are proud to announce our new wallet Plugin API. Now, other bitcoin service providers can easily develop fully integrated plugins for the Airbitz mobile app allowing Airbitz users super easy access to third party services. We’ve been using our plugin internally for almost a year for the integrated Glidera […]