Free Multi-Signature API Could Help Boost Bitcoin App Security

Free Multi-Signature API Could Help Boost Bitcoin App Security

It's just become much easier for developers and startups to boost the security of their bitcoin products and services. A new multi-signature API has been released by BlockCypher, a Boost VC-backed startup, allowing anybody to easily add the security-enhancing feature to their own applications. Multi-signature transactions involve multiple parties who are required to provide consensus in order to authenticate a transaction - an escrow-like situation operating on the block chain. BlockCypher's founder and CEO Catheryne Nicholson told CoinDesk that the API is a way to provide a secure....

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