Statement on Bitcoin Gold

What’s happening? Sometime around October 25, 2017 (specifically at bitcoin block 491,407), a small portion of the Bitcoin community intends to support a chain split or “fork” of the bitcoin software, called Bitcoin Gold (BTG). Currently, coincafe has no plans to support Bitcoin Gold. What should I do? For customers who are not interested in…

Security Incident

On September 15, 2017 we learned that an unauthorized third party had accessed the personal information of some coincafe customers. We immediately began an investigation and consulted a leading computer forensics firm. Our investigation determined that the third party likely gained access to the information in a previously-identified incident that took place on April 11,…

Bitcoin Cash

Service Disruption: Monday July 31 7:00pm ET until Wednesday August 2 7:00pm ET Regular bitcoin sends are temporarily offline for about 48 hours. The Bitcoin network may experience a potential network disruption on August 1st, 2017. A small portion of the Bitcoin community may support a chain split called Bitcoin Cash (BCC), an alternative cryptocurrency…

Is Bitcoin the Future of Academics?: NYU Finance Dept Chair Weighs In

  Digital currencies, bitcoin, and blockchain technology continue to prove their staying power in the ever evolving world of technology. Universities now recognize the need to educate their students about these innovative technologies and the potential they have for the future. In 2014, New York University (NYU) became one of the first universities to be…

Turning Scrap Wood into Works of Art

What is retired wood?  It’s like reclaimed wood, but better.  Retired wood is wood that has a long history of work behind it.  Maybe it was an old fence, or a barn, or the floor in the local pub.  It might be older than you or me.  It’s been around the block. Jaclyn Miller’s love…

Looking at the Stars with 2oby

“Technology’s relentless alienating march is the landscape to be explored,” reads 2oby’s Facebook profile. And true to his words, 2oby is exploring that landscape in a wide variety of ways. As an artist, he works in both traditional and digital media, examining themes like space travel, arcade games, and cryptocurrency. 2oby is also an author. His novel,…

Inside the Worlds of Manuel Guzman

In the worlds created by Manuel Guzman, there are robots walking on the streets and sea creatures swimming in the depths of the ocean. Gladiators fight dragons, and centaurs shoot arrows into the night sky. His work allows the viewer to experience colorful places outside of their comparatively mundane reality. Ever wondered how it would feel to swim alongside mermaids in the deep…

Etsy & Bitcoin: UrbanDecayPhotos

In my persistent search to find the best things for sale for Bitcoin on Etsy, I came across the UrbanDecayPhotos shop and was instantly captivated by the work.  I’ve always admired urban explorers, for both their ability to find these amazing abandoned properties and their courage to actually go inside and explore the places that…

The Plantoid: A Chat with Primavera De Fillipi

Artist & researcher Primavera De Filippi has created a new species. It’s called the Plantoid, and it’s difficult to describe in a single sentence. At first glance, it’s a mechanical sculpture, but taking a closer look, mechanical creature (the term used on the Okhaos website) is a far more accurate description. The website also describes the…

The Hidden Paintings of Russell Rukin

At first glance, Russell Rukin is a portrait painter – an excellent portrait painter, in fact. In each of his works, he carefully captures the expression of the model, evoking different feelings within each painting. However, there’s often more to his work than meets the eye. No part of the canvas goes unused. In m1,…