Published on September 16th, 2017 | by bitcoin0
Bitcoin in the Browser: Google, Apple and More Using Crypto-Compatible API
Equally, as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gain more momentum, the launch signifies the growing recognition of cryptocurrency as a payments technology.
But while participants were left with interest in standardizing and democratizing the technology’s use, no formal work was decided upon then.
Announced on Thursday, the API is currently being implemented in browsers including Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge, Apple’s Webkit, Mozilla’s Firefox, the Samsung Internet Browser and Facebook’s in-app browser.
When activated, the Payment Request API will allow new payment types, including bitcoin, ether any any other available cryptocurrency (as well as more traditional online payment methods) to be stored directly in the browser.
Jacobs compared the next steps to matchmaking, where merchants will need to integrate the API and pick which payment methods they want to accept.