BitPay Launches Open Source, Multisig Wallet Copay

BitPay Launches Open Source, Multisig Wallet Copay

After a year of beta testing, the first version of BitPay's multi-signature wallet Copay was released on June 3. Copay is a multi-signature wallet built on BitPay's Bitcore, an open-source platform for bitcoin- and blockchain-based applications. Copay multi-sig wallet is a shared bitcoin wallet, in which each owner holds a unique private key and the ability to push out payments or withdrawals. A transaction initiated in a Copay multi-sig wallet requires the approval of multiple people - efficient for businesses and privacy-conscious users."With Copay, a small company can, for example,....


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