Top 10 Killer Apps for Bitcoin: Ideas That Can Change the World

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What is Bitcoin’s most effective application? That is not an uncommon question in the cryptocurrency space, with people often looking for “killer apps.” I once saw a presentation for someone whose blockchain project was titled, literally, “killer app.” Was it an abstract art project, or a new and revolutionary blockchain tech?   A killer app is used colloquially to mean a few different things. In the context of this article, “killer app” sticks with the traditional definition: “a feature, function, or application of a new technology or product that is virtually indispensable or much superior to rival products.” Further, we touch not only on Bitcoin-specific startups or techs, but also on those which apply a version of bitcoin’s underlying technology, the blockchain. Top 10 Bitcoin Killer Apps Code Valley Via Code Valley Noel Lovisa refers to his company Code Valley as Bitcoin’s killer app. Code Valley says it makes lets developers repeatedly trade their specialist design expertise for bitcoin. It dubs itself “the world’s first free automated market for software.” Developers create a vendor account to trade in the Code Valley marketplace. Vendors act as “automated assist and intellectual property guardians.” “This technology dispenses with formal runtime interfaces and uses no glue-logic whatsoever, making it the …

Purse.io Partners with ShapeShift

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Purse.io, the peer-to-peer marketplace that allows users to exchange their Bitcoins for Amazon products and vice-versa, haspartnered with ShapeShift in order to allow its users to use other crypto currencies aside from Bitcoins. This is made possible through the simple implementation of the “Shifty” button (seen above), which allows users to instantly convert their alt-coins to BTC as long as they’re supported by ShapeShift. At the time of this writing, the list of supported alts is as follows: Blackcoin, BitUSD, Bitshares, BitcoinDark, Clams, Counterparty, Dash, Digibyte, Dogecoin, Feathercoin, Litecoin, Mintcoin, Monero, Namecoin, Nubits, Nxt, Novacoin, Potcoin, Peercoin, Quark, Reddcoin, Ripple, Shadowcash, Startcoin, Tether, Unobtanium and Vericoin.   Purse.io CEO Andrew Lee had this to say about the partnership: “We’re excited to partner with Shapeshift.io to deliver huge savings on Amazon.com for not just the bitcoin community, but altcoin community as well, …” An spokesperson on Reddit added: “Since the day we started, we received requests to integrate altcoins. It always seemed like a lot of squeeze for the juice. Plus, we weren’t looking forward to having to keep up with the latest altcoin of the month.Shapeshift solves these problems beautifully. Thanks /u/evoorhees and team for making the integration super simple! …