> Bitcoin Authenticator is a desktop app+mobile app pair. It pairs with your 
> phone over wifi, cloud push, maybe Bluetooth as well. I forget exactly. 
> It's done in the same way as Lighthouse, so it runs Win/Mac/Linux on desktop 
> and Android on mobile.
> It could be adapted to use BitGo as a third party key holder with SMS 
> authenticator relatively easily, I think. We did the bulk of all the needed 
> work last year as part of the bitcoinj multisig work. Then you'd have a 
> server involved, but not a web app.

I really like the concept of Bitcoin Authenticator and think it’s exactly what 
I was describing (without a third-party).

I think it’s a bit confusing when they describe Bitcoin Authenticator as 2FA.  
I think it may be more accurate to describe it as out of band transaction 
verification/signing or dual transaction signing.  Regardless, it’s very 
exciting to see others are thinking about this too.

Brian Erdelyi
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