Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange ANX has upgraded its iOS app with added functionality, after Apple recently relaxed its strict stance towards bitcoin-transmitting apps.
The 'ANX Vault' app now includes the all-important send and receive functions vital to any bitcoin wallet. Although always available on the Android version, these features have only now appeared for iOS.
has also upgraded the Android version. Both Android and iOS editions of ANX Vault now feature the ability to send bitcoin via email to recipients who do not yet have bitcoin addresses.
Both versions of the app support optional three-factor authentication, although, to still allow fast transactions, the app allows users to set daily spending limits that bypass the security feature.
The exchange says that other security features include the ability to disable send privileges from a user's desktop account in the event of a lost mobile device, OTP (one-time password) support for logging in and sending funds, and 'industry standard' encryption for all data communication.
Multi-currency platform and sending
Although based in Hong Kong, ANX aims for an international client base for both its full exchange and mobile apps. The platform supports the world's most-traded fiat currencies (AUD, CAD, GBP, CHF, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD and USD) and some of its most popular cryptocurrencies (BTC, DOGE, LTC, NMC, and PPC).
Users set a home currency in which to view their total portfolio balance, and can view up-to-date exchange rates between cryptocurrency and fiat trading pairs. All cryptocurrency assets are viewable in a single comprehensive listing.
BTC, LTC and DOGE can be sent to any other supported cryptocoin address with conversion performed by the exchange. The Android version also allows this feature for PPC and NMC.
Standard features on any serious trading app are live updates and configurable price alerts, which ANX Vault also allows its users to set.
The apps are available from their respective outlets: Apple's iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.
Although founded in June 2013, ANX has quickly grown to have the world's sixth-largest trade volume, thanks to its wide selection of currencies. In Hong Kong, where it is licensed as a Money Services Operator, the exchange manages a bitcoin ATM and physical shopfront-style trading point.
The company recently launched a bitcoin debit card service, giving users another way to withdraw and spend their cryptocurrency wealth in a still fiat-dominated world.
Its founding partners come from a financial industry background and have stated that transparency and regulatory compliance are high priorities.
Disclaimer: This article should not be viewed as an endorsement of the company or products mentioned. Please do your own extensive research before considering investing any funds in these products.
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