Coinbase, the Bitcoin wallet app is now looking fresh and sleek after the app’s latest redesign. Along with the new design, the app also has a flurry of new and improved updates. This new makeover has come to both iOS and Android and it mostly appears to give users a more detailed access to their accounts and security settings. The new updated interface also features a user avatar in the upper left hand corner,  coupled with with detailed transaction data.

So, rather than having a feed of transactions,the app categorizes account activity based on time frames, i.e. when it took place. Coinbase also has taken time time to update their security protocols, which is a welcomed and wise move, especially since news of the Bitstamp breach. The new security features include integration with the popular Touch ID on iOS and integration with password management application 1Password for all devices. With these features in place, users will also have more control over settings.

Still, the basic functions of the app are the same. Coinable allows you to send and request money using a Bitcoin address or, like other peer-to-peer payment systems, you can use an email address or a QR code. Coinbase’s 2.1 million wallets can also be used to make in-store purchases where accepted.

Users can now purchase and sell Bitcoin in a total of 19 countries, including the U.S. In September the company announced expansion to Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, and Slovakia. Coinbase itself now also serves Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, and Denmark.

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SOURCE: http://venturebeat.com/2015/01/07/coinbase-releases-redesigned-ios-and-android-bitcoin-wallet-app/