SDK Automatically Adaptable on Any Hardware

Robocoin’s SDK brings bitcoin and soon remittance capabilities to any kiosk or ATM regardless of what kind of hardware it may have. Kiosks are created and specified from online operator accounts from the Robocoin wallet.  The user interface automatically adapts to the hardware capabilities of the machine sparing the integrator from having to build anything.

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The home screen of the Robocoin SDK’s embedded UI

No bill dispenser?  No problem – it will automatically adapt by removing the ability to sell bitcoin from the user.  No webcam?  No problem – users may enroll directly from online by simply linking their social profile. If a webcam is present, the SDK will automatically access it without any driver configuration and will add the ability to withdraw bitcoin (by scanning a QR code) and become identified (scanning their ID) right from the machine.

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A kiosk configuration panel within an operator account at https://wallet.robocoin.com

Robocoin is the only platform which integrates our online wallet to bring the easiest and most consistent bitcoin and remittance experience to global customers.

Learn more at http://partners.robocoin.com.

Developer API and SDK Released

We are happy to release our developer documentation and our new software development kit: http://docs.robocoin.com/. Any ATM or kiosk now have the tools necessary to easily add bitcoin services to their current product offering.

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For now, the SDK is a .NET UI widget that can be dragged in from the Visual Studio toolbox. It is an embedded web browser with extended functionality to broker hardware events and user input events to and from the parent application. This lets integrations focus only on wiring up hardware drivers while leaving the management of bitcoin and compliant users to the Robocoin Wallet platform.

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Further details will be forthcoming. If you are interested in testing out the SDK, contact partners@robocoin.com and we will upgrade your operator wallet to work with the SDK. Additionally, check out the sample application consuming the SDK here -> https://github.com/RoboCoin/robocoin-sdk-net-sample

Bug Bounty Program Launched

We have publicly launched our bug bounty program with HackerOne – a platform that enables companies to pay out bounties for vulnerability disclosures found by independent security researchers.    You can find our page here -> https://hackerone.com/robocoin

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The importance of security in bitcoin goes without saying, and we are happy to add this platform of responsible disclosures to our arsenal of steps taken to keep customers safe.

Public Enrollment Now Available

We are happy to announce that users who wish to use Robocoin may now create an account directly from the website without first having to visit a machine or branch location.  By providing an email, phone, and your legal name, users may now gain access to Robocoin’s global cash network and become verified prior to trading at a branch location.  This lets you load bitcoin into your trading account before visiting a machine – instantly giving you the ability to withdraw cash.

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Register Here -> https://wallet.robocoin.com/signup

Key Features:

  • Multiple Wallets – Users can create several wallets to keep funds separate and organized.
  • Shared Wallets – Share wallets with other users and assign different permissions to them.
  • Operator Wallets – Becoming an operator is as simple as creating a wallet and generating keys.  You can share these wallets with your business partners as well.
  • Transfer – Instantly transfer bitcoin between your wallets and others.  Send and receive bitcoin to and from the blockchain easily.
  • Secure – In addition to contracting private pen testers, we also have a formalized public bug bounty program we have been piloting that gives testers the ability to submit bugs -> https://hackerone.com/robocoin
  • Reserve – Most of the bitcoin in the wallet are stored offline in a multiple signature model to ensure maximum security of coins in the network.

The Robocoin team is delighted to bring our cash platform to a greater audience online.  There are many more exciting announcements to come following this, so stay tuned!  If you have an questions or comments, feel free to contact us at info@robocoin.com

Thanks!

Instant enrollments through Quick Enroll

Quick enroll gives operators the ability to decide if they would like to place newly registered users into a provisionally approved state which allows them to transact immediately after enrollment.  If it is enabled, the user is able to instantly log-in to their account.  Robocoin Compliance reviews the application at a later time and determines if the user can continue transacting or be placed into a denied state.  If it is disabled, it will prevent the user from transacting until they have been cleared by the compliance team. quickenroll

Website Verification Enabled

Those who wish to become verified to transact with government currency now have a new option to do so from the website by simply authenticating their social network and submitting a picture of a government issued photo ID. Although new accounts can only be created in-person or an invite code for the time being, this can prove to be useful for those whose application was denied when doing so from a machine.

This feature expands our verification process from just in-person enrollments at machines and will be the primary means of enrollment when public registration is opened from the website to everyone.

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Uptime Maintained During Bitstamp Outage

As Coindesk reported, the Robocoin platform and machine transactions were kept online during the unexpected downtime of Bitsamp.  This is due to bitcoin inventory always being available and stored in a trading account within the platform, ensuring Bitcoin is ready for trading regardless of the liquidity mechanism.

When the exchange went down, the price was switched to Coinbase and our network was immediately notified to disable automatic forwarding of bitcoin to Bitstamp accounts until their issues were sorted.  Many opted to simply switch the Robocoin Connector to another exchange who has already integrated with us.

They were able to do this because operation accounts are given the ability to forward sold bitcoin on to another bitcoin address automatically for liquidation, a feature becoming more popular in other wallet products that was available from the beginning for our use-case:Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 6.55.02 PM

This resiliency to even major infrastructure changes was not available even a year ago, showing how much progress both we as a service and the bitcoin community as a whole has improved over time.