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Coinbase announces new API for multisig accounts

Posted on 21st September, 2014

One of the biggest concerns with third-party bitcoin services like Coinbase is this: Who controls the private keys? If you host your own wallet on a mobile device or PC, or even have a printed paper wallet, ultimately you control when and how BTC moves from your private address to another. That’s not the case […]

BTChip releases new smartcard-based USB bitcoin wallet

Posted on 9th September, 2014

It sounds like an offline cryptocurrency user’s dream device: A multi-signature enabled, smartcard-based, USB connected hardware wallet able to native support both bitcoin and altcoin wallets. It’s as thin as a credit card, and roughly the size of a house key. And for €20 (roughly $25), it can be yours. The new joint venture from […]

BitPay releases Copay, a open-source multi-signature wallet

Posted on 9th July, 2014

Earlier this year, Bitcoin Core developer Gavin Andresen declared 2014 to be the “Year of Multi-Sig.” The development of highly secure wallets requiring multiple private key approvals holds a huge amount of promise for more complex applications of the bitcoin protocol, enabling natively created smart contracts, escrows and corporate-style accounts where payments must receive multiple […]

Report: BitGo raises $12 million in new investment

Posted on 16th June, 2014

Many in the bitcoin development world have claimed that 2014 will be the “Year of Multi-Sig.” Until today, that seemed like little more than wishful thinking by security focused coders. With $12 million in new investment, multi-signature wallet provider BitGo can make the case it’s at least the month of multi-sig. According to a report […]

Report: Facebook developer Ben Davenport joins BitGo

Posted on 28th May, 2014

To call Ben Davenport a “software engineer,” as he’s been credited on Facebook since 2011, is more than a bit misleading. There’s no question that he’s a gifted developer, as he was part of the teams that developed Google AdSense and MSN Explorer, but he’s better known in bitcoin circles as one of the angel […]