Reviews

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Vivid History: ‘How Money Got Free’ Is the Untold Story of Bitcoin

| Alex Waters

Early bitcoin entrepreneur Alex Waters reviews the latest book in the bitcoin canon – arguing Brian Eha's "How Money Got Free" is one of the best.

Ledger Launches Hardware Wallet for the Smart Contract Era

| Corin Faife

Ledger, the maker of the Nano USB hardware wallet, has announced a new high-end product aimed at enterprise users and savvy consumers.

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Review: Reveal App Channels SnapChat with a Crypto Edge

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk reviews Reveal, a new mobile social network with a built-in cryptocurrency that seeks to create an economy for attention.

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Book Review: Digital Gold is an Invaluable Page-Turner

| James Downer

A review of Nathaniel Popper's new book 'Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money'.

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Review: GetGems iOS App Glitters But It’s Still Seeking Gold

| Pete Rizzo

GetGems' bitcoin-powered messaging service is a striking and entertaining app, even if its most useful features feel secondary in current form.

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Simplicity is Bitcoin Investment App Lawnmower’s Strength and Weakness

| Pete Rizzo

Bitcoin's take on the investment app Acorns, Lawnmower rounds bank purchases up to the nearest dollar and invests the change in bitcoin.

Review: Is Purse’s Discount Really Worth the Hassle?

| Yessi Bello Perez

CoinDesk has looked into the pros and cons of buying Amazon items via Purse's marketplace and found it less than simple.

Review: Haasbot 2.0 Brings Automated Trading to the Next Level

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

CoinDesk reviews Haasbot 2.0, a sophisticated trading bot suite designed for bitcoin trading professionals.

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Review: Brawker Let’s You Buy ‘Almost Anything’ with Bitcoin

| Daniel Palmer

Brawker says it allows users to buy "almost anything" with bitcoin. But does it really live up to the claim? CoinDesk's Dan Palmer investigates.

Review: Ledger Wallet Nano Provides Premium Security on a Budget

| Nermin Hajdarbegovic

The Ledger Wallet Nano is a relatively affordable bitcoin hardware wallet with a few clever tricks up its sleeve.