Sending money back home with bitcoin
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Using bitcoin to send money back home

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Remittance is a billion dollar business, with over 400 billion dollars sent annually. Sadly for Australians across the sea, sending money home can cost an estimated 12% on top of the amount transferred. If you sent $200 home every week you would spend over $1000 a year just for supporting your family. Using bitcoin exchanges …

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Meet the Support Team – Adrian and Chris.

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In yesterday’s post I briefly introduced Adrian and Chris, who’ve recently joined the CoinJar Customer Support team. This post is their chance to tell you a bit about themselves, why they joined CoinJar, and what they have planned for the coming months. Adrian Nowadays when I’m asked what I do for a living, I don’t …

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A Final Update on Heartbleed: Certificates Updated

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We received our new certificates today and have installed them successfully. We recommend that you change your password due to the results of Cloudflare’s Heartbleed challenge. As always, we strongly encourage you to set up MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) on your account as an extra level of security. Please let us know if you have …

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Customer Support Update

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Six weeks ago I wrote a post containing a frank assessment of CoinJar Customer Support. In summary, my assessment was that we had a long way to go before achieving our aim of delivering exceptional support to everybody, every time. We’ve made some advances over the past six weeks. I acknowledge that we are still …

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Update on Heartbleed Challenge

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Last week we posted about Heartbleed and how it affected our services. At the time of writing our servers had been patched and tested to ensure that Heartbleed did not effect us when the news was made public. New developments took place over the weekend. CloudFlare set up the Heartbleed challenge and confirmed that it …

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5 bitcoin deals for $5

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Bitcoin deals from Sam Finding new places that accept bitcoin is exciting. Finding they offer you a bitcoin-only discount is even better. I’ve put together 5 things that you can buy with $5 worth of bitcoin. Discover some great deals and support these merchants who are supporting the Bitcoin ecosystem. Phone Cases at Millennius I …

Aron Bury - Technical Lead at CoinJar
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Meet the Team – Aron.

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I’ve always had a passion for disruptive technologies and bitcoin is as disruptive as it gets. No one can deny the effect bitcoin has had on the financial industry over the last 12 months. The opportunities and challenges its created for people are numerous and exciting. At CoinJar, I’m drawing on my extensive engineering and …

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Heartbleed and CoinJar Security

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We published an update about the Heartbleed Challenge on Monday, 14 April. By now, you’ve probably heard of the ‘Heartbleed’ bug. It’s a serious bug in OpenSSL that allows an attacker to access information on a secured server. OpenSSL is an industry standard and is part of the backbone of Internet security. While there’s not …

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NAB, Bitcoin and You

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NAB recently advised of their intentions of exiting the Australian Bitcoin industry. This means that our banking relationship with them will soon come to an end. We’ve learned from NAB that this is a part of a broader strategic and policy shift on their behalf. We’re disappointed with NAB’s decision – as it affects many …

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Service Outage Update

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Issue Yesterday at around 1pm (6/4/14) CoinJar had an internal service issue that affected bitcoin payments being processed into or out of CoinJar wallets. We have since resolved the issue. We apologise for the inconvenience and the lack of early communication. Resolution All transactions coming in to CoinJar wallets have been processed and will have …