Bitcoin API Startup Gem Raises Funding Total to $3.3 Million

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Californian bitcoin API developer Gem has announced an additional $1.3m in funding, raising its total to $3.3m. The round was led by KEC Ventures, with additional contributions from First Round Capital, RRE Ventures– also an investor in 21 Inc and Abra – and early Facebook investor Robert Wolfson, among others. Gem closed its previous round in September last year after receiving funds from Mesa Ventures, Idealab, James Joaquin and Brock Pierce’s investment firm, Crypto Currency Partners. A spokesperson for the platform said the newly acquired funds would be used to accelerate feature development and scale Gem’s services for developers worldwide. Multi-sig wallet  Gem’s funding coincides with the launch of its multi-signature wallet API, which is now publicly available following a series of improvements. Approximately 40% of people using Gem’s API are from outside the United States – dispersed throughout Europe, Asia and South America. The new API aims to ease integration for this worldwide user base, while providing added security measures to protect bitcoin wallets and keys. Ken Miller, COO at Gem, said the security improvements had taken “massive amounts of time and energy to bring to the market”. However, he added: “It just was not an area we were willing to compromise.” The system now uses Hardware Security …

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Bitcoin Anywhere: A Bitcoin to Credit Card Gateway From Abine and Coinbase

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Bitcoin Anywhere: A Bitcoin to Credit Card Gateway From Abine and Coinbase by CoinGreed on March 10, 2015 Abine announced the release of Bitcoin Anywhere, a new service that lets users spend bitcoin at all online merchants that accept MasterCard. The service, currently in an invite-only beta, permits funding of a Blur “Masked Card” from a Coinbase wallet. Currently, Bitcoin Anywhere is available only to invited users of Abine’s Blur premium service. Blur Masked Cards are one-time MasterCards created on-the-fly by Abine, which can be used at all online merchants that accept MasterCard, which, in practice, means all online merchants. Masked cards don’t compromise the user’s real name and address and have a built-in limit to avoid hidden charges. “When a user makes a Masked Card, we are issuing a limited-balance, limited-duration credit card for that transaction. When you generate a masked card we charge your funding source,” said Andrew Sudbury, Abine co-founder and CTO. Bitcoin Anywhere aims to make bitcoin payments widespread by automatically signing up all online merchants. Only the users know that they are paying with bitcoin, whereas the merchants continue to use their credit card payment systems. The Abine announcement notes that leading venture capitalists invest …