Bitcoin wallet apps back in iOS app store, and Bitcoin getting its own sports sponsorship following Dogecoin which already sponsored a NASCAR team. Here are some random facts of week 25:
- After the recent change of Apple’s developer guidelines, Bitcoin wallet apps are now being approved for the iOS app store. All remaining wallet apps were removed from the iOS app store earlier this year. At least three Bitcoin wallet apps are now available.
- Dogecoin already sponsored NASCAR driver Josh Wise, but Bitcoin is getting its own sponsorship. Bitcoin payment processor BitPay has signed a deal with ESPN Events to become the “new title sponsor for the annual college football postseason game played in St. Petersburg.” The bowl will be known as the “Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl” for the next three years.
- A German hacker managed to mine more than $600,000 in Dogecoin after hijacking an unknown number of network-attached storage (NAS) systems. The botnet mining operation mined most coins during January and February this year, generating a total of 500 million Dogecoin.
- Hong Kong investors are using Bitcoin to pay for two high-priced London homes. The transactions of 2,826 and 2,103 Bitcoins (worth $1.7 million and $1.28 million respectively) make Cai-Capital the first U.K. Property Company to accept Bitcoins.
- The U.S. Marshals Service has accidentally leaked the list of bidders for the coming auction of 30,000 Bitcoins seized from the online drug market place Silk Road. The list reveals that Coinbase, Bitcoins Reserve, Bitcoin Shop and DigitalBTC as well as financial administration company SecondMarket will have a presence. The list also includes numerous investment professionals and even musicians.