Gem Takes On Bitcoin APIs

Venice, California-based Gem said this week that it has launched a new, Bitcoin platform specifically aimed at developers. According to Gem, it offers up a platform which can be used to secure Bitcoin and other digital currencies, using such techniques as multi-factor device authentication, fraud and identification monitoring, offline key backup, and more. The startup--led by Micah Winkelspecht--said it is hoping to let developers use Bitcoin, but not require them to be expects in security or cryptography.