The rescue plan will protect jobs at the banks, the savings of around 2 million households and the financial interests of 200,000 businesses.
The first specifications and proof of concept for Bitcoin appeared in 2009 on a cryptography mailing list, signed by Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project a year later and his (or her) real identity is today unknown.
The first tranche of the fund, estimated to be valued about $10m, is in the final stages of closing, and is expected to be announced by the end of this month.
The Active.AI platform, integrated with Finacle, will let customers interact with software bots in natural language through voice and chat interface to access account information, pay bills, make transfers and access several other banking services
Bitcoin miners, end-users and platforms will need to decide if they want to accept the new, old or both versions of the software.