Industry Report: Bitcoin Continues Breaking Boundaries
Coinbase and and Coinfabrik join forces, Jaxx integrates with ShapeShift, and more bank heists may be on the way. Want to see what you’ve been missing? Take a look at some of this week’s Bitcoin news below.
Banks are once again being warned of potential cyber-attacks. This time, the warning comes in light of the hacks that occurred within banking institutions tied to the Swift network, whom US regulators claim cannot do enough to protect its partners.
The US Federal Financial Examination Council is warning all banks that the time has come to take matters into their own hands, as more cyber-attacks are imminent, and little can be done about them.
This is particularly rough news to smaller banks, who usually don’t bear the budgets or other necessary means to block their vulnerabilities from malicious parties. The Swift platform is doing all it can to stop these vulnerabilities from being exposed, but this is likely to take some time, and banks are being warned to keep their eyes and ears open for anything that may appear suspicious.
COINFABRIK AND COINBASE BREAK BITCOIN’S LANGUAGE BARRIERS
What prevents business relations among men? Cultural differences, maybe? What about currency exchange rates? While these two items certainly have a hand in the arena, language barriers can also get in the way.
CoinFabrik and Coinbase are now joining to potentially solve this problem, and allow all users of cryptocurrency to partake in its pleasures.
The new API is slated to bring further Coinbase support to users in both short-term and feature-length versions.
The Jaxx wallet is integrating itself with ShapeShift, allowing users to convert between Bitcoin, Ethereum, and DAO without strain.
All three currencies are supported via Jaxx’s wallet, and now users can take advantage of all of them. Everyone owning the latest version of the wallet will have this trait available. The wallet is presently available for all primary computer operating systems, along with Android, Chrome, and Firefox. Apple is also slated to present its version in due time.
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