Coinbase releases SDK to enable Bitcoin payments in Android apps

Coinbase is doing more than most to bring Bitcoin to mainstream audiences. The US startup, which recently raised $25 million, offers a consumer wallet and standalone merchant app, allows trading via SMS and more, now it’s released an SDK to enable support for Bitcoin payments in Android apps.

More Android apps may soon have built-in support for Bitcoin payments thanks to a new partnership between Coinbase and BitMonet. The companies have released a software development kit (SDK) that aims to make it easy for Android developers to build apps that process Bitcoin payments. It could help knock down what some see as one of the biggest hurdles to wider Bitcoin use: the lack of a killer app that makes it easy for everyday folk to use the virtual currency.

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