Airbitz releases Matterhorn, adds RBF transaction support and referral program

Airbitz releases Matterhorn, adds RBF transaction support and referral program

The up and coming edge security startup Airbitz just finished up a major release to their flagship bitcoin wallet product. The latest release, dubbed Matterhorn, incorporates many new features including an updated user interface, design, and Replace-By-Fee support. 

Opt-in Replace-by-Fee (RBF) allows transactions to be flagged as replaceable until they are confirmed in a block. If the wallet detects a transaction with a RBF flag set, the user will see this transaction tagged as RBF or Double Spend. Funds with these tags won’t be able to be spent until they are confirmed by the network. Alternately, other unconfirmed funds will still be able to be spent from if they don’t contain the RBF flag.

In addition to these changes, Airbitz says they have introduced what they think is the first-ever wallet referral program in the space. In an update made by Airbitz, they said the following in regards to the new referral program:

Airbitz is excited to debut a referral program that is (we think) the first of its kind. Matterhorn gives everyone their own referral link to share with potential new users. When a new user gets introduced to Airbitz from your referral link, you can earn some bits from all gift cards the new user purchases inside of Airbitz for life! We wanted to create a way to further incentivize the Bitcoin Community to share the awesome benefits of Bitcoin with new people, as well, we wanted to find a way to give back to the many tireless evangelists who do so much to support us. Just tap the MENU button in the app to get your link and share it early and often.

For new accounts, the Matterhorn release makes the app’s most powerful and useful functions obvious. Newly created accounts will see new buttons in the transactions list as shortcuts to buy bitcoin, buy discounted Starbucks and Target gift credits, access Purse.io, and import Airbitz Keys (or any unencrypted paper wallet/private key).

Airbitz also added support for wallet accounting, adding Quickbooks’ QBO format to export your data into Quickbooks for easy record keeping.

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