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Bitcoin => Press => Topic started by: epere on July 19, 2014, 04:29:53 AM



Title: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: epere on July 19, 2014, 04:29:53 AM
http://www.coindesk.com/chains-api-lets-sign-bitcoin-transactions-fingerprint/

Chain has released a demo iOS app with a new feature it says is the future of bitcoin on mobile devices Ė the ability to send bitcoin using fingerprint recognition technology.


Title: Re: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: Cicero2.0 on July 19, 2014, 05:02:28 AM
Nice! I though this would happen when they opened the scanner to apps on IOS 8. The 5s fingerprint scanner was closed to apps in IOS 7 and prior.


Title: Re: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: ArticMine on July 19, 2014, 10:26:55 PM
Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID http://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid (http://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid)

Enough said.


Title: Re: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: gweedo on July 20, 2014, 06:20:00 PM
Chaos Computer Club breaks Apple TouchID http://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid (http://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2013/ccc-breaks-apple-touchid)

Enough said.

Agree Chain didn't research the security.


Off topic but the sad part of chain, and all blockchain apis, is they don't know anything about bitcoin. They only know about scalability. When I look at this apis, it makes me said that they get funding and actively put users at risk.


Title: Re: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: Raeg on July 20, 2014, 06:52:19 PM
I'm not a big fan of the fingerpirnt scanners on phones. The NSA can already collect too much info about us.


Title: Re: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: Dogtanian on July 20, 2014, 06:54:10 PM
I think this technology could be put to good use if it's used right. Having some sort of fingerprint scanner to finally ok a transaction would be a good idea ontop of 2 factor authentication.


Title: Re: [2014-07-19] Chainís iOS API Provides Fingerprint Authorisation for Bitcoin Apps
Post by: TheButterZone on July 20, 2014, 11:53:25 PM
http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2013/10/fingerprints-are-user-names-not.html