Secure bitcoin wallet Airbitz has announced today that its latest release, v 2.4.1, is now out for iOS and Android. The release includes an integration with Bity, an exchange out of Switzerland, that will enable Airbitz users to buy/sell bitcoin with euros and Swiss francs.
Users will need a European bank account similar to how users need a US bank account to buy and sell bitcoin through in-app partner, Glidera.
This release allows Airbitz users not only to buy bitcoin with euros and Swiss francs but due to its partnership with Glidera, Airbitz can also be used as a remittance application by those who hold European and US bank accounts between themselves, friends, and family.
An Airbitz user can now buy bitcoin with their euros or Swiss francs through Bity, then send those bitcoins to family or to a friend in the United States and that person can quickly sell the bitcoin for dollars through Glidera. A remittance transfer from Europe to the United States and vice versa can be done quickly, securely, and privately all within the Airbitz wallet without the company ever having access to your money or information.
Further to today’s announcement, Airbitz announced their intentions to expand their buy/sell plug-ins for more currencies and geographies in the future depending on market demand and resources.
Also as of this version, the Airbitz mobile wallet allows advanced users to specify their own list of Electrum nodes to connect to which could be running on any bitcoin compatible implementation such as Bitcoin Core, Bitcoin Unlimited, or Bitcoin Classic. The company said users have created strong ties to various proposed protocol solutions and prefer to support them with their choice of software implementation.
v 2.4.1 Release Notes
– Bity Integration: Buy/sell bitcoin with Euros and Swiss Francs
– Password throttling
– Users can now choose bitcoin nodes they want to connect to
– Pin, Password, and Password Recovery rate limits are all shared
– Contact information for Glidera support is added
– Password spending limit removes PIN-based password reset