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How to Buy a Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet With Bitcoin Cash

June 10, 2019 |

Storing digital funds in a secure hardware wallet (HW) is a vital part of safeguarding your cryptocurrency holdings against hackers and other cyber threats. Here’s how to buy one of these devices for yourself using bitcoin cash.

Also Read: Local BCH Venue Opens and Community Goal Nears in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

Buy a Hardware Wallet on the Bitcoin.com Store

The Bitcoin.com Store’s hardware section offers a variety of deals on physical digital asset storage devices such as the popular Ledger Nano S and Keepkey. Right now you can get one Ledger Nano S or a Keepkey for just $ 57.50, a pair from the same manufacturer for just $ 108 and a pack of five Ledger Nano S or five Keepkey hardware wallets for just $ 255.

The selection also includes a Cryptotag starter kit for $ 199 and the BC Vault One for $ 155. Designed and manufactured in the Netherlands, Cryptotag stores your recovery seed using a titanium plate meant to protect it from physical dangers such as a house fire or a flood. The BC Vault One features an integrated gyro sensor, random key generation and encrypted backups, with support for BCH and over 2,000 other cryptocurrencies.

How to Buy a Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet With Bitcoin Cash
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If you also need to secure some of your cryptocurrency holdings held by a third party such as on an exchange, you can use a physical security key. These hardware devices are a major upgrade for two-factor authentication methods and some hardware wallets support this feature too so you don’t need to buy two different devices.

If you are looking for more gadgets to buy with your bitcoin cash, check out the Bitcoin.com Store’s gift cards section. It offers hundreds of premium branded cards to retailers and online services, including sectors such as electronics and digital gaming.

What’s your favorite cryptocurrency hardware wallet? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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PR: Monarch Wallet Updates Bring SLP Support

June 5, 2019 |

Monarch Wallet Updates Bring SLP Support

Monarch Blockchain Corporation has updated the Monarch Wallet for Android & iOS with a new user interface, full transaction history support for all tokens, SLP token support, SLP Faucet where users can receive free SLP tokens and their Universal KYC Has Also Been Launched!

Monarch Blockchain Corporation is excited to announce new Monarch Wallet updates for Android and iOS, and the Launch of their Know Your Customer (KYC) 2.0. KYC 2.0, or what they are calling Universal KYC is an updated KYC experience that is web-based and allows users the ability to review available services, highlight application status, and prompt users to resolve any issues that may prevent approval of applications. Users will be able to update their KYC data to be used for future Monarch services. KYC 2.0 proves an essential aspect of realizing Monarch’s new business model. Partners that plug into the Monarch ecosystem will be able to quickly onboard new users who already have their KYC data ready to go.

Robert Beadles, President of Monarch Wallet, “Crypto is confusing for people, with all the various apps, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, services, and companies to choose from we aim to make it easy to access all of our partners from the Monarch Wallet with one KYC and one user login. I think its huge for adoption and the universal KYC for all our partners is live now!”

With this update, Users will now have the ability to store, send, and receive all Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens. The update is exciting as there are very few wallets, let alone universal decentralized crypto wallets that support the Emerging SLP standard protocol built on the BCH blockchain. SLP operates similarly as Ethereum’s ERC20 standard but is on the much faster BCH network. SLP is robust, simple, offers flexible issuance, and is the first and currently only BCH token system to support light wallets. Also, there is a unique faucet feature accessible from the details screen in the Monarch Wallet where users can tap the faucet button, be directed to a site, paste their code and receive free SLP tokens to their Wallet occasionally. The Monarch Wallet has also pinned the Official SLP token as a default currency in their Wallet.

With the new updates to the Wallet also comes a new user interface that makes the app look better on devices and is easier to navigate and use. The update now also brings transaction histories for all currencies supported in the Monarch wallet. Over 1900 cryptocurrencies will now have their wallet transaction histories available in-app, or at the very least have a 3rd party web page that displays the history. The update is a much-welcomed development as before only specific currencies supported full transaction histories.

To take full advantage of these new updates to the Monarch Wallet, download the app at https://monarchtoken.io/#download

Monarch is excited for these updates as they are in addition to The Monarch Wallet’s already impressive list of features like having some of the lowest fees for buying and selling BTC & ETH with Fiat, the ability to store, send, and receive over 1900 cryptocurrencies while ensuring users own their keys and seeds. Qualified & approved users can even earn up to 7.1% APR interest on select cryptocurrencies. Users can also make most ERC20 token swaps using the integrated ERC20 Decentralized Exchange, stay up to date with latest crypto news, track their portfolio, and check market prices for their favorite tokens. With these new updates, The Monarch Wallet is one of the, if not the most feature packed, free to download, universal decentralized crypto wallets available on the market.

To stay up-to-date with all things Monarch, be sure to join their Telegram Community Channel of over 28,199 members here: https://t.me/MonarchToken

Contact Email Address
Beadles@monarchtoken.io

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https://monarchtoken.io/#download

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Bitcoin Cash and SLP-Fueled Badger Wallet Launches for iOS

June 3, 2019 |

Bitcoin Cash and SLP-Fueled Badger Wallet Launches for iOS

On June 3, the popular bitcoin cash (BCH) light client Badger Wallet launched its open beta version for iOS mobile devices. Now Apple users can download the wallet in order to store, send and receive BCH alongside the ability to do the same with Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens in a noncustodial manner.

Also read: Creating Your Own SLP-Based Token Using Memo

Testing the Badger Wallet for iOS

Over the last few months, the noncustodial Badger Wallet has become one of the most versatile light clients within the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem. The wallet allows people to not only hold bitcoin cash in a secure fashion but also store SLP-based tokens built on the BCH chain. The application is very similar to the Ethereum-based Metamask wallet because it also acts as a gateway to a multitude of other BCH platforms. For instance, Badger seamlessly connects to applications like Sideshift.io and the popular website Satoshi Dice. The Badger light client originally launched for Chrome and Firefox and worked as a browser wallet but now Apple users can enjoy the benefits of Badger too.

Bitcoin Cash and SLP-Fueled Badger Wallet Launches for iOS

The first thing you need to do is head on over to the official Badger Wallet URL for the App Store and download the 11.3MB application. The open source Badger client requires iOS version 9.0 or later and works for iPhone, iPad, and the iPod Touch. The download will only take a few seconds depending on internet speeds and after it’s complete you can open the app using the Badger icon. After you open the platform you will be prompted with two actions in order to get started: creating a new wallet and restoring an existing wallet. To restore an existing wallet you will need a 12-word seed phrase to enter and if the phrase is correct, funds from an existing Badger or another wallet should appear. Creating a new wallet takes only a few seconds after pressing the “New wallet” tab.

Bitcoin Cash and SLP-Fueled Badger Wallet Launches for iOS

After creating a new wallet, the platform will open the home section of Badger and you will notice an empty BCH wallet. Underneath the BCH balance section, the wallet will let you know that Badger’s Simple Token Vault has “no SLP tokens in the vault yet.” From here, I added some bitcoin cash to the wallet by sending $ 0.05 worth of BCH to the address that can be found in the “Receive” section. There, there are two addresses you can copy and paste — a BCH cashaddr formatted address or an SLP-based address. I chose to copy and paste the BCH address and sent myself a nickel because it’s not possible to send such a small amount of satoshis on other networks. After receiving the $ 0.05 worth of bitcoin cash I opened up my Badger extension for Chrome and sent myself two different tokens. I sent 5 billion Zelda tokens that I created on the Memo.cash platform and I sent another 400,000 Satoshi Cash (STC) to my iOS Badger client too.

Bitcoin Cash and SLP-Fueled Badger Wallet Launches for iOS

Badger iOS: A Simple and Versatile BCH and SLP Light Client

Almost immediately my Zelda and STC tokens appeared in my Simple Token Vault on the Badger iOS display. The latest version of Badger is very simple to use and getting familiar with the features only takes a minute. For backup purposes, the “Menu” section of the wallet displays the wallet’s backup phrase when you select “Reveal seed phrase.” It’s important to write the seed phrase down, don’t share it with anyone, and write it down alone. The wallet will display a “Wallet not backed up” warning the entire time to get you to backup the seed phrase, but once you do this the warning will disappear. Moreover in the “Menu” section, if you experience issues with the wallet there’s a “Contact us” tab which will display a support email address and a link to the Badger Wallet Group on Telegram.

If you’re not an Apple owner, you can also store SLP tokens on the Android light clients Crescent Cash and Monarch Wallet, as well as the Electron Cash SLP version (Mac OS, Windows, and Linux) and the existing Badger extensions for Firefox and Chrome browsers. The latest Badger addition for iOS brings a high performance, simple to use light client to those wishing to store SLP tokens on Apple mobile devices. With Badger, everything is done onchain and the wallet allows you to have full control and custody over your bitcoin cash or SLP tokens.

What do you think about the Badger Wallet for iOS? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.


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Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s Up With the Crypto Wallet?

June 1, 2019 |

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s Up With the Crypto Wallet?

Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10, had one of the most anticipated premieres this year. The launch of the high-end lineup, comprising three models, marked the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S series, considered a benchmark in the Android world. A slew of new features were introduced for the latest model. However, the one addition that sparked great interest in the crypto community – the Samsung Blockchain Wallet – is not available to many S10 users, and where it is included, it does’t store bitcoin.

Also read: The Number of Cryptocurrency Wallet Users Keeps Rising

Flagship Smartphone That Stores Private Keys

It’s been almost a year since the Korean electronics giant published an article on its Insights platform explaining “why smartphones have the best security for blockchain and cryptocurrency.” In the blogpost, IT consultant and security expert Joel Snyder argued that crypto wallets installed on mobile devices are better suited for storing digital assets than computers. That’s because smartphones utilize what’s called a Trusted Execution Environment. The TEE has a separate memory and persistent storage, completely isolated from the rest of the device. The operating system, Android in this case, is unable to reach into the TEE even when it’s compromised.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s Up With the Crypto Wallet?

“The only way to get to and from the TEE is with an API that calls small applications running in the TEE ‘trustlets.’ With a properly written wallet that uses trustlets to manage the keys, security is seriously tight,” Snyder insisted. If the wallet is stored on a PC hard disk or if the developer chooses to store the private keys on the phone’s regular internal storage, there’s little protection against malware. However, if the keys are in the TEE and only accessible via a trustlet, the malware will not be able to extract them directly, the security expert pointed out. Samsung’s own Knox mobile security platform adds another layer of protection, according to Snyder.

Rumors that the new Galaxy S10 would incorporate a secure feature allowing the storage of crypto keys appeared long before its launch. They were reinforced by leaked images in January showing an app called Samsung Blockchain Keystore in the Galaxy S10 menu which, according to its description, allows you to secure and manage your blockchain private keys. In February, when the new flagship phone was released, Samsung revealed it came with “secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.”

No Bitcoin in the Samsung Wallet

The official announcement, which was dated Feb. 21, 2019 and tagged “Korea, UK, USA,” did not provide any more details about the crypto wallet that was supposed to be integrated into the new devices. That’s despite Samsung’s decision to file a trademark in the United Kingdom titled “Samsung Crypto Wallet” back in December, 2018. Meanwhile, previous reports that the wallet would support major cryptocurrencies such as BTC, BCH, ETH and ERC20 tokens were dismissed as speculation.

As a result, there’s been some confusion among Samsung fans and crypto enthusiasts regarding the availability of the Blockchain Keystore in different markets. According to reviews, forum threads and some of Samsung’s own press releases, the feature is available on devices in the U.S., Canada and South Korea. News.Bitcoin.com confirmed that phones sold in the U.S. have it, but a video review from March suggests that it may not be present on all devices in America. Generally, the keystore can be found in the Settings menu, under Biometrics and Security. The crypto wallet itself has to be activated.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s Up With the Crypto Wallet?

Another video review shows an Enjin wallet installed on the Korean version of the Galaxy S10. To set it up, you need to launch the application, click “Samsung Wallet” and accept the terms and conditions. Once you do that, you’ll be welcomed to the Samsung Blockchain Keystore where you need to agree with its terms and proceed by clicking “Start” to launch the wallet. Then you’ll have two options: either import an existing cryptocurrency wallet or create a new one.

The Samsung Enjin Wallet supports ETH, ENJ, BNT, KNC, the Binance token (BNB), an ethereum-based ERC20 token called “wrapped bitcoin” (WBTC) as well as a couple of stablecoins, true USD (TUSD) and USD coin (USDC). There’s also an integrated exchange feature where more coins and tokens are available. Unfortunately, neither bitcoin cash (BCH) nor bitcoin core (BTC) can be seen among the supported cryptocurrencies.

European crypto enthusiasts seem to be excluded from the privileged crypto club at this stage. Devices sold in Sweden don’t have the Blockchain Keystore or the Samsung Wallet preinstalled, news.Bitcoin.com found out. A thread in Samsung’s EU community support channel suggests that the built-in blockchain wallet is not available in the U.K. either, and the app cannot be downloaded from the Galaxy Store. A moderator with the nick TracyR explains that the Samsung Blockchain Keystore is only available in the U.S., Canada and Korea, adding “There is no news currently [mid-April] if this will be available in the U.K.”

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s Up With the Crypto Wallet?

User guides for Galaxy S10, S10e and S10+, prepared for various other countries in Europe and elsewhere, do not contain instructions on how to activate the crypto wallet feature. Where it’s available and if it’s not preinstalled, you should be able to download it from the Galaxy Store. The same applies to the Samsung Blockchain Wallet application. If you manage to get it, while creating a new wallet you will be asked to provide a PIN before Samsung generates a 12-word recovery phrase for you. This may sound like a unique feature but it’s just like any other mobile crypto wallet available in the Google Play store.

According to available information, the Samsung wallet supports ETH and ethereum-based tokens. The option that allows you to import an existing wallet is also for ethereum wallets. It remains unclear whether and when other major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cash and bitcoin core will be added. That’s despite a presentation of the S10’s blockchain features during the Samsung Mobile Business Summit earlier this year clearly showing the Bitcoin logo. News.Bitcoin.com contacted the Samsung Newsroom to find out more about the availability of the phone’s crypto features in different markets and obtain a full list of the supported coins. By press time, there has been no reply to our query.

Talk of More Blockchain in Galaxy, Coins in Samsung Pay

Reports this month suggest that Samsung plans to further invest in expanding and developing the blockchain package. Despite the limited availability of the Keystore and the lack of support for Bitcoin, the Korean conglomerate may bring its crypto wallet to more Galaxy devices. Chae Won-cheol, managing director of product strategy at Samsung’s Wireless Business Division, said in an article published on the Korean page of the Samsung Newsroom that the electronics giant will “lower barriers to new experiences” by offering more phones with blockchain functions and expanding the list of countries where the service is available. Without revealing details, the company representative added that Samsung will also work with telecom operators to activate other related technologies such as blockchain-based identification and introduce support for local currencies.

Samsung Galaxy S10 – What’s Up With the Crypto Wallet?

Last week, the Business Korea portal reported on Samsung’s decision to transfer its Blockchain Task Force from the Mobile Business Division, which is behind the development of the Blockchain Keystore and the Samsung Wallet, to the Service Business Division. The latter is responsible for the implementation of key features and the development of core applications in the Galaxy smartphones, including the mobile wallet and payment service Samsung Pay. One of the possible outcomes of this internal reorganization is the integration of decentralized cryptocurrencies into Samsung Pay which, according to the publication, accounts for 80% of the South Korean simple payment market. Once again, what, where and when are questions that Samsung owes answers to.

Do you expect Samsung to eventually introduce support for major cryptocurrencies such as BCH and BTC in its wallet services and mobile devices? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to third party companies or any of their affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any third party content, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger

May 31, 2019 |

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger

Users of the Telegram-infused cryptocurrency Button Wallet can now purchase digital assets through its partnership with the payment processor Wyre. Button Wallet allows users to store, send, and receive cryptocurrencies like BCH, ETH, BTC, LTC, and ETC through the Telegram messaging app. The following is an in-depth review of my experience using Button Wallet after hearing about the app on social media.

Also read: Hackers Have Looted More Bitcoin Than Satoshi’s Entire Stash

Sending Cryptocurrency via Button Wallet Through Telegram Messenger

In 2018, a startup launched a noncustodial light client application called Button Wallet in order to provide people with a way to store, send, and receive cryptocurrencies within the Telegram messaging platform. So far there’s been a few glitchy tip bots that people have tested using the messenger, but Button Wallet seems to be catching on as the startup claims to have roughly 100,000 accounts since launching last year. The team has detailed that Button Wallet was inspired by Wechat payments and soon the project hopes to launch on Facebook Messenger as well. This week news.Bitcoin.com decided to give Button Wallet a test run using some Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to see how well the application worked.

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger
Button Wallet greets you with a bot with an interface that allows you to send, deposit, and exchange a variety of cryptocurrencies.

The first thing I did was go to the official Button Wallet website and press the blue “Use Telegram” tab to get started. As soon as the tab was pressed, I was redirected to my Telegram messenger platform and greeted by the Button Wallet bot. Similarly to many of the bots on Telegram, the Button Wallet bot responds to commands, but this app also provides buttons that are simple to press in addition to commands. In order to create an account, the bot asks for a valid email address and the platform will send you the private keys in the form of a QR code to the email.

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger
After selecting which cryptocurrency to deposit the bot will provide you with an address.

The QR code can be used for fund restoration purposes, but it’s also used for the first transaction authorization. Button Wallet supports a variety of digital currencies including BCH, ETH, BTC, LTC, and ETC. I decide to send myself some BCH to the address given to me by the Button Wallet bot. In order to obtain your address, press the deposit tab and choose the kind of cryptocurrency you want to use.

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger
The bot will display wallet addresses, allow you to back up private keys, remove the account, change the language settings, and contact support through the account settings section. Button Wallet support helped me when I experienced an error at first and responded very quickly.

After sending myself a few bucks’ worth of BCH to my address I had to wait for the transaction to confirm and it appeared in the balance section. I then chatted with a coworker who offered to create a Button Wallet account and I sent him $ 0.25 worth of BCH. My first attempts to send funds that day were unsuccessful. I assumed it might have been because the platform’s servers were busy due to the recent announcement about the partnership with Wyre.

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger

Button Wallet Works Well Sending Microtransactions

The following day I spoke with Button Wallet’s support and the agent sent me $ 1 worth of BCH to try again. Since he sent me these funds, I haven’t experienced any errors sending small fractions of coin. So in order to forward my coworker some funds, I pressed the send tab and chose bitcoin cash as my preferred currency. The Button Wallet bot gives you a few increments to choose from, which includes $ 0.1, $ 0.25, $ 0.5 and $ 1. I chose to send $ 0.50 and the app redirected me to a unique URL invoice which shows the payment is being sent. After seeing the sent checkmark symbol, go back to the Telegram platform. The bot will give you and the recipient of the funds full details about the transaction.

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger
You can type or copy and paste an alphanumeric address or copy and paste a @nickname handle as well.

When you send a person funds, you can copy and paste a traditional alphanumeric string address, but to send over Telegram all you have to do is type the @ and the individual’s handle. The person on the receiving end needs an account for this feature to work and it’s a good idea to copy and paste the person’s Telegram username so you don’t accidentally send funds to another user with a similar name. After sending $ 0.25 to my coworker he sent me back $ 0.1 (ten cents) soon after his money confirmed on the BCH chain.

Testing the Noncustodial Button Wallet With BCH Over Telegram Messenger
After sending $ 0.50 to a coworker the bot shows you the transaction. The bot on the receiving end will also notify the person that they received funds.

Overall the Button Wallet app is pretty easy to use but it’s best to play around with it first to get a feel. It seems just from testing there could be issues if someone typed the wrong name and the mistyped handle resolved to a real account so it’s best to copy and paste this information. The way the increments are written for small USD amounts can be confusing at first and takes a second to figure out. Other than that, and besides the first day’s issues, the Button Wallet platform worked as intended and I’ve sent a few other coworkers some BCH microtransactions.

I didn’t bother sending BTC to the wallet because sending micropayments on the chain is difficult with current fees varying between $ 2-4 per transaction. Probably the most meaningful aspect of them all is that Button Wallet is noncustodial unlike many of the tipping wallets out there today. Still, the application should probably only be used for a small amount of funds and treated like a hot wallet.

What do you think about the Button Wallet application for Telegram Messenger? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse this product/service. Review editorials are intended for informational purposes only. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com or the author is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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Wallet and Card App Crypto.com Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

May 29, 2019 |

Wallet and Card App Crypto.com Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Prepaid, debit and credit cards backed by digital assets are a great way to spend your coins, given that it will take time for retailers to transition to accepting direct cryptocurrency payments. One such card, offered by Crypto.com, has just opened up to bitcoin cash users.

Also Read: How to Easily Convert Funds From BTC to BCH

Crypto.com Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Hong Kong headquartered payments and cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com announced on Wednesday May 29 that it has added support for bitcoin cash (BCH) to its wallet and card app. This means that users can now buy BCH from the service with credit card and bank transfer both available for funding.

The company explained that, as it also offers the MCO Visa card, this move adds additional utility to BCH as users can now easily convert digital funds into fiat currencies and spend them at over 40 million merchants supporting the network around the world.

Wallet and Card App Crypto.com Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Bitcoin cash is the 21st digital asset to be added to the platform, joining other popular cryptocurrencies and stablecoins such as BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, TUSD, and PAX, as well as the company’s own MCO and CRO tokens. Kris Marszalek, CEO of Crypto.com said: “We’re committed to providing complete selection of all major digital assets and empowering our customers to purchase it at true cost without fees or markups.”

Accelerating the World’s Transition to Cryptocurrency

Crypto.com was founded in 2016 and launched an initial coin offering (ICO) in May 2017 after a year working on its offering in stealth development mode. The payments and card provider, formerly known as Monaco, today reports that it employs more than 120 people.

Wallet and Card App Crypto.com Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

The company has announced it started shipping the MCO Visa card to customers in Singapore in October 2018. The following month it was also revealed that the cards will be issued in the U.S. through a partnership between its Florida-based affiliate Foris Inc. and Metropolitan Commercial Bank, New York. The cards, which have no annual, monthly or ATM withdrawal fees, can be ordered from the app.

What do you think about Crypto.com adding support for bitcoin cash? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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Celsius Wallet App Offers Interest and Loans for Your Cryptocurrency

May 4, 2019 |

Wallet App Offers Interest and Loans for Your Cryptocurrency

With crypto markets rising, hodling seems to be a sound investment strategy once again. If you have coins you want to keep, you can earn some interest on your digital assets thanks to platforms such as Celsius Network. Its mobile wallet allows you to also use the cryptocurrency as collateral in case you need to borrow fiat cash instead of selling crypto.

Also read: How to Find a Crypto-Themed Template for Your Website

Earn 3% Annually on Your BCH Holdings

The Celsius Network wallet is available on Google Play and the App Store. You can deposit a number of major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin cash (BCH). The application tracks the top 10 digital coins in your portfolio and provides access to crypto-related news and statistics.

Users can earn interest on their cryptocurrency holdings, which is paid out weekly. BCH deposits will bring you 3% annually, according to current rates. These are subject to change based on demand and can reach over 7% on some stablecoins.

Celsius Wallet App Offers Interest and Loans for Your Cryptocurrency

Celsius Network, whose slogan is “Unbank Yourself,” also offers you to borrow “dollars while they still exist,” using your crypto funds as collateral. At the moment, fiat loans in U.S. currency come at a 4.95% APR.

The app has a feature that allows you to calculate the loan you can receive against your digital assets. The amount is estimated based on your crypto portfolio and how long you’ve been part of the Celsius community.

Do you expect to see more platforms accepting cryptocurrency deposits and offering crypto-backed loans in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to third party companies or any of their affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any third party content, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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The Number of Cryptocurrency Wallet Users Keeps Rising

May 1, 2019 |

Number of Crypto Wallet Users on the Rise Again

Data published recently shows that the number of cryptocurrency wallet users has been steadily increasing over the years, almost independently of the market ups and downs. This positive trend has continued throughout the extended bearish market and has in fact steepened in the last few weeks.

Also read: Dozens of Crypto Trademarks Filed in the US This Year

Over 36 Million Crypto Wallets Created so Far

A study published by market and consumer data provider Statista compiles quarterly figures for a three-year period. The number of blockchain wallet users worldwide has jumped from less than 6.7 million in Q1 2016 to over 34.6 million in Q1 2019. This has involved a constant increase, with every quarter seeing more cryptocurrency wallets than the previous one.

The Number of Cryptocurrency Wallet Users Keeps Rising

A more detailed graph prepared by Blockchain.com confirms the trend, which dates back to early 2013. During the whole period, there have been two noticeable spikes. The first one occurred between late November 2017 and the end of January 2018, when the number of wallets jumped by 2.5 million. The second started this April – almost 2 million new users have been registered since the beginning of the last month.

The Number of Cryptocurrency Wallet Users Keeps Rising

The total number of wallet users on April 30 was 36,616,530, according to Blockchain.com’s calculations. The user count towards the end of April 2012 was less than 5,800. The difference, undoubtedly, represents an enormous increase in the number of people involved in the crypto space, despite all the setbacks along the way.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Wallet

Setting up a cryptocurrency wallet is a necessary step for anyone who wants to enter the space. It allows you to acquire, store and spend digital coins. There are many options in the market and your choice should depend on your priorities.

For instance, hardware wallets such as Ledger and Trezor arguably offer greater security for digital assets. There are also popular desktop wallets like Jaxx or Exodus, online wallets such as Coinpayments, and mobile wallets built for Android and iOS, like Edge. Blockchain.com offers a safe and popular wallet too. All of them support multiple cryptocurrencies.

If you need a light client developed for various platforms, including mobile operating systems as well as Windows, MacOS and Linux, the Bitcoin.com Wallet is an open source, simple and secure tool to buy, store, send and receive bitcoin. The application supports two major cryptocurrencies – bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC).

The Number of Cryptocurrency Wallet Users Keeps Rising

New users can download and install the app for free and purchase BCH and BTC with a credit card directly in the wallet. As of recently, the option has been available not only to U.S. residents, but also to crypto enthusiasts in the U.K. and Europe. The wallet allows you to easily switch between the two coins using a service called Sideshift without the need for any registration or account creation.

Probably the most attractive feature of the Bitcoin.com Wallet is that it’s a noncustodial platform. That means you’ll be fully in charge of your funds at all times. These and other advantages are some of the reasons for the wallet’s growing popularity. Almost 4 million Bitcoin.com wallets have been created so far. That’s close to 2 million new wallets in just a year.

Do you think the growing number of cryptocurrency wallets in use is an indication of a strong positive trend in the crypto space? Share your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.


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How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet With Cashaddress

April 27, 2019 |

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Setting up a bitcoin cash wallet is one of the first steps to getting involved in the world of peer-to-peer electronic cash. And while there are many established wallet providers that support BCH, you can use the Cashaddress platform to create a bitcoin cash wallet all by yourself.

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Generate Random BCH Public Address and Private Key

Cashaddress.org is a free and open source Javascript bitcoin cash wallet generator which lets you create several types of BCH wallets – single, paper, bulk, vanity, and split wallet – and it’s available in multiple languages. Your BCH address is generated when you type random characters into a textbox or simply move your mouse around in your browser.

The website provides you with a public bitcoin cash address, which you can share with others who want or need to send you BCH, and a private key that has to remain secret. They are also represented as QR codes. After funds have been added to your wallet you can always check your balance with a block explorer.

How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet With Cashaddress

Bitcoin Cash Block Explorer is a free and easy to use tool developed by Bitcoin.com. After submitting your public address in the search bar, you’ll receive information about your current balance, number of transactions, total received and total spent in BCH and in U.S. dollars. You can also see the legacy and SLP addresses corresponding to your cash address and check your SLP balances if you have any tokens.

To protect their Cashaddress wallets, users must print or record both the address and the key, while also making a backup copy of the latter and storing it safely. Note that clicking “Generate New Address” will create a new public address with its private key, so make sure you have saved the ones you want to use.

There’s an option to create a paper BCH wallet as well. The dedicated page allows you to generate multiple addresses and BIP38 password encrypted wallets. You can also use Bitcoin.com’s Paper Wallet tool to print your wallet and find out more about the benefits of paper wallets.

In Cashaddress’s Wallet Details section you can have your private key encoded in different formats. The platform shows your bitcoin cash key in the most popular ones – WIF, WIFC, HEX, and B64. The website also provides instructions on how to create a truly random BCH private key using dice and how to find the bitcoin cash address associated with your B6 key.

Have you used similar platforms to create your own bitcoin cash wallet? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Crescent Cash BCH Wallet Features SLP Token Support for Smartphones

April 24, 2019 |

Crescent Cash BCH Wallet Features SLP Token Support for Mobile Phones

During the first week of April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on a new bitcoin cash (BCH) mobile wallet called Crescent Cash. At the time, the wallet was the third wallet within the BCH ecosystem to add the Cash Accounts protocol. Now with the latest version release, the noncustodial client is the first mobile wallet to support Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) tokens.

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Crescent Cash Mobile Wallet Adds SLP Token Support

Development on the Bitcoin Cash network has continued to grow over the last few months and there’s been a load of applications released. On April 23 the developer of the Crescent Cash and the Bchgallery mobile wallets published a new version of the Crescent Cash light client. The application was built by the anonymous software programmer Pokkst and the latest release on Google Play adds SLP token support to the BCH wallet. This means Crescent Cash users can send, receive, and store SLP tokens on a mobile phone, alongside bitcoin cash in a noncustodial manner. There have been a few different wallets that support SLP tokens like Badger and Electron Cash, but Crescent Cash is the first implementation to roll out a mobile version.

“I’ve just released v1.3.0 of Crescent Cash, which brings SLP token support to the wallet,” Pokkst explained on Reddit during the release. “You can now send and receive SLP tokens inside the application. I began planning on how to implement this ever since Roger Ver suggested it in the Bitcoin.com weekly news update.”

Crescent Cash BCH Wallet Features SLP Token Support for Smartphones

Interested users can test the latest version of Crescent Cash by downloading the client directly from Pokkst’s webpage or from the Google Play store for Android phones. Pokkst detailed that he would love to create an iOS version of Crescent Cash, but he needs to publish it under a registered business name which Apple requires for crypto wallets. The Crescent Cash wallet is open source and the code can be reviewed on Gitlab. Pokkst has added new features and polished the wallet code since first implementing the BCH name system Cash Accounts. The user interface has a new dark theme, the mnemonic seed phrase is now hidden, and the SPV operates a lot faster than most light clients. In addition to the Google Play version, Pokkst said he loves FOSS software and plans to release to Fdroid soon as well.

Crescent Cash BCH Wallet Features SLP Token Support for Smartphones

Testing Crescent’s New SLP Functionality While More SLP Supporting Mobile Wallets Are Under Development

Using the Crescent Cash app with SLP tokens is fairly straightforward as the new 1.3.0 version gives users a valid SLP address in order to receive tokens. Similarly, Crescent Cash users can toggle between a BCH address or Cash Account name or use an SLP address to send a specific token to another party. After downloading the first version of Crescent Cash, I decided to test the SLP functionality and updated my current version via Google Play. The download only took a few minutes and after refreshing the application I could see a token section (view tokens) while the wallet syncs with the BCH network.

In order to add tokens to my wallet, I simply pressed the ‘Receive’ icon. Here, the user can choose between a standard Cashaddr address for BCH or the SLP address format for tokens. Using my Badger wallet in my Chrome browser, I sent 1,000 Freehugs to my Android phone that I use for testing wallets. The Freehugs didn’t show up in my Crescent Cash account dubbed ‘SLPtokencollector#16048’ until after one confirmation, and once in a while Crescent Cash crashed when it was syncing to the network. After about 10 minutes I went back to my phone and refreshed the application which then showed me my 1,000 Freehugs.

Crescent Cash BCH Wallet Features SLP Token Support for Smartphones
SLP wallet for iOS is coming soon, alongside a Badger wallet for mobile phones as well.

The latest application from Pokkst is the first mobile SLP light client, but not the only BCH wallet that plans to offer SLP support for smartphones. The team behind Badger is in the midst of developing a Badger mobile wallet as well and BCH developer Jean-Baptiste Dominguez showed a sneak peek of an SLP mobile wallet that works for Apple’s iPhone. The Simple Ledger Protocol has gained broad support throughout the BCH ecosystem with tipping bots, block explorers, Badger, and Electron Cash support and now the latest mobile release from Pokkst adds one more platform.

What do you think about the Crescent Cash BCH mobile wallet with Cash Accounts and SLP token support? Let us know what you think about this project in the comments section below.

Disclaimer: Bitcoin.com does not endorse this product/service. This editorial is intended for informational purposes only. This release is an early version of this particular wallet software and early versions can often be buggy. Readers should do their own due diligence before taking any actions related to the mentioned company or any of its affiliates or services. Bitcoin.com or the author is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article.


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