Payments firm Block (formerly Square) said on March 13 that the Bitcoin wallet it is building will enable fingerprint sensors for transactions.
“For transactions that require the use of wallet hardware, we want our customers to be able to unlock their wallets safely and easily – an unlikely combination that has not historically existed in the market,” the company said in the post. The wallet’s hardware components will use a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery and a USB-C port to power the device.
The wallet will not include a display, and Block said it doesn’t want to create an interface that customers need to learn to use the wallet. Block first announced last July that it was moving forward with plans to build a bitcoin hardware wallet.