Bitcoin shopping platform Purse.io just announced the release of its wallet code into open-source as well as a browser-based full node to improve platform security following the Bitfinex hack.
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Open-Source Wallet Code Released by Purse
Purse has added some new features to the platform such as a new tracking system, added packing/shipping data, and improved its user interface. Additionally, the business has hired more personnel doubling its support staff. Purse says the improvements should cut down ticket times and give a lot more information on tracking and shipping.
It has also open-sourced its code and released a browser-based full node. The company says the project bcoin.io will be the “backbone of our core Purse wallet, as well as many other future products.”
CEO and founder of Purse Andrew Lee says:
Bcoin is an open-source alternative to privatized solutions that reduces ecosystem system while allowing builders to retain control of wallets / funds. Stay tuned for announcements including technical details and new products!
Open-Source for ‘Philosophical Reasons’
Purse described why they decided to open-source the code and develop bcoin.io for philosophical reasons over the Medium blog. The company referenced the Bitfinex hack as an