Tech 2 July 2018Erik Gibbs
Electron Cash Wallet now available for iOS devices, more coming soon
A few weeks ago, Electron Cash (EC) announced that it had been running beta testing for its iOS-version cryptocurrency wallet and promised to have it ready by the end of the month. Holding true to his word, the wallet’s developer, Jonald Fyookball, has indicated that the wallet is now ready for iOS devices. Fyookball also said that he is still working hard to continue rolling out new services and features.
The iOS version was just announced this past week. The developers indicated that they have been able to secure the stack architecture for an Android version, and said that “things are proceeding” nicely with the platform development. Another version, a J2ME (Java Platform, Micro Edition) version, is also in the works and is said to be reaching the end of development. Currently, transactions are able to be built and the platform has a basic user interface, and the full version will be ready as soon as the developers tie up a few loose ends.
Fyookball is also working on a liquidity plan for CashShuffle, and indicated that he hopes to something launched within the next two weeks. CashShuffle is a protocol and an implementation for enhanced Bitcoin Cash (BCH) transactions. It is based on the CoinShuffle protocol, a completely decentralized mixing protocols that offers a number of advantages over other mixing protocols, such as anonymity between old and new addresses after mixing, enhances security against thefts, greater compatibility and performance and robustness that helps prevent denial-of-service attacks.
According to a Reddit post, EC 3.3 is now available for Android devices, as well. The version includes an “external plugins feature,” which even Fyookball recognizes as a very powerful “and potentially dangerous” feature. EC3.3 in now live in the Google Play store, and was named “Electron Cash Classic.” Fyookball announced that this version will more than likely be the last version of the current wallet for Android; however, there will be a next-generation wallet available in about three months.
The EC wallet is a hybrid wallet that combines both hot and cold storage. Online access is restricted so that the signature of a transaction process is always completed offline. It also allows users to access a “viewing only” wallet online, which provides an extra level of security, while the private encrypted keys are only ever available on the user’s computer.
Note: Tokens on the Bitcoin Core (SegWit) chain are referenced as BTC coins; tokens on the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain are referenced as BCH, BCH-ABC or BAB coins.
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