Kryptokit Launches as Dark Wallet's Biggest Rival

Kryptokit Launches as Dark Wallet's Biggest Rival

As secure client-side bitcoin wallet Dark Wallet looks set to reach its funding goal, a competitor has emerged - and is already shipping. Kryptokit, a wallet designed for secure bitcoin payments and messaging, launched today at the Inside Bitcoins conference in Las Vegas as an extension for the Chrome browser. This, coincidentally, was one of Dark Wallet's main goals. The product, which is a reworked version of now-defunct project Rushwallet, features two tabs: a bitcoin wallet and a secure messaging system. Launched by Anthony Di Iorio, CEO of Canada's Bitcoin Alliance, the wallet can....


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Dark Wallet launches crowdfunding campaign

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KryptoKit, the secure bitcoin wallet and encrypted message plugin for Chrome browsers, has partnered with BitPay to integrate a 'two-click' solution to pay bitcoin merchants. The Canadian company unveiled its new feature at the first North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami on 24-26th January. It includes KryptoDirectory, a one-stop shopping directory incorporating BitPay data on business accepting bitcoin payments. BitPay allowed access to its database of merchants as part of the deal. The directory will appear as a tab within the KryptoKit Chrome wallet window. Once users surf to the....

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You'll hear the word 'decentralized' thrown around a lot when talking about Bitcoin. The reason for this is that Bitcoin is a decentralized asset that no one entity has control over. This might not seem important, but think about the people who live in places where that central entity that controls your currency is corrupt or unstable.

Melanie Shapiro, Founder/CEO of Case Wallet, PhD in Consumer Behavior