It was a strange sequence of events played in the media of Apple refusing release of its technology to the FBI for access to the now infamous terrorist Farook’s iPhone. It ended last week with the FBI issuing a statement that it had found a way to obtain entry into the phone.
The drama left much suspicious of the FBI’s claim. Did Apple secretly help the FBI? Did the FBI drop the showdown in California federal court last Tuesday because it didn’t want to rock the boat and lead Apple and its supporters to the Supreme Court on the precedent case of First Amendment issue of privacy?
The government has stopped legal proceedings in the past when in Bernstein v. United States, Daniel J. Bernstein won a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the basis that the First Amendment protects software source code. The government avoided a face-off in court and modified its regulations. The court dismissed Bernstein when he attempted again in 2003 and was told to wait until the government made a “concrete threat” to impede his First Amendment rights.
Digital security is the founding premise for digital currency. Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto wanted anonymity and privacy, so he gave the world digital currency Bitcoin.
San Diego-based Airbitz, a provider of blockchain inspired mobile bitcoin wallet app, recognizes the need for security in money and data transfers. The press release today from Airbitz states:
“There’s a crucial need for strong security that is user-friendly, and we believe we’ve struck a great balance between the two with the first use of the Edge Security platform, a mobile Bitcoin app.”
The Airbitz app builds its security platform that allows developers to create apps that secure users’ data at the user’s device first before it ever touches a network or server. The Airbitz “zero- knowledge” security of bitcoin wallet apps offers a privacy that ensures user data safety.
Airbitz states that that their mobile app can be used to secure many types of data, and it also provides all the blockchain functionality utilized by the Airbitz app. Now developers can sign up with Airbitz to use their SDK to try it out for themselves.
Security-minded consumers can send and receive bitcoin and secure user data all in just a few lines of code for an iOS or Android mobile app. Demonstrations of the potential of the SDK are available at the Airbitz San Diego Meetups or contacting Airbitz.
This weekend, Airbitz will launch their SDK at the Bay Bit Hack, the first collegiate hackathon dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies; it will be held at the UC Berkeley Innovation Lab on the weekend of 2-3 April. Entrepreneurs and developers can enter to win $500 in bitcoin for the best use of the Airbitz SDK. CEO and co-founder Paul Puey and Chief Architect William Swanson will be mentoring attendees throughout the event.
To take find out about the Airbitz “Edge Security” SDK, simply go Airbitz website for more information or sign into their airbitz.developer.co.