Bitcoin Product Spotlight: Hashrabbit - - SaruTobi

The Bitcoin and digital currency ecosystem is rapidly growing as engineers and designers are building new tools and products everyday. Some are using Bitcoin in novel ways, others are helping to grow adoption, and some are just fun side projects. As a community it is important to recognize this effort and help others find these products. We will showcase some of our favorites every week.

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Here are three products we found interesting this week:

br /br / - @gethashrabbit is a software company based in San Francisco focused on providing security and insight to Bitcoin mining rigs by monitoring the computers using their technology. They provide an essential service to the Bitcoin ecosystem by helping miners verify transactions and giving them real-time snapshots of the relevant and useful information regarding their mining hardware, including data items such as: rig temperature, hash rate, running time, and bitcoins earned. All these pieces of information are recorded and archived in order to provide miners with their hardware’s historical trends and performance. Hashrabbit provides accompanying apps and support to make accessing this information as simple as possible, and they include features like notifications for noteworthy events (such as an overheating unit).

br /br / - @meXBT does exactly what you’d expect, it enables users to easily use bitcoin to send money to Mexico. What makes this particularly noteworthy is that instead of merely sending bitcoin, all bitcoin are converted in transit and received as pesos at a compatible Mexican ATM. This means that the recipient does not need to understand or even know they are using bitcoin to use the service. The recipient receives peso through an existing network of traditional ATMs and no bank account is required. The process is very cheap in comparison to traditional remittance methods while also being much quicker, only taking a couple of hours.

The Process

First, you state how much money you’d like to send and the service presents you the exact number of pesos that will become available to the recipient (after the coins are exchanged and the site takes a fee which is all included in the number presented). Then, once your bitcoin are received, they will be auto-converted to pesos by the Latin American exchange meXBT and then sent to your intended recipient. The recipient receives a code in a text or email that they can then enter into a compatible ATM to dispense the pesos.

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SaruTobi - @MandelDuck


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SaruTobi is a newly released game on the iOS App Store that, not unlike memorable predecessor Bitcoin Billionaire, prompts the 8-bit protagonist to collect as many bitcoin as they can. But now, in a sense, the bitcoin are real. Your objective is to swing a monkey from a vine and to send it flying as far as possible while simultaneously collecting power-ups and increasing your score along the way. Meanwhile the more time you spend playing the game, you actually earn small bitcoin tips shared from the revenue the game makes from in-app purchases and advertisements. This isn’t the first game to lure players with a small bitcoin incentive, but it’s the first one on the App Store, and that symbolizes a major step forward for public acceptance of Bitcoin technology. We can expect to see a lot more games like this one in the future.

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