We are getting one step closer to finding the one mobile Bitcoin wallet to rule them all! Just kidding! Every mobile wallet offers something unique and interesting so there are no wrong choices to be made in this regard. In this article, we will take a look at the Aegis Bitcoin Wallet, available on the Google Play Store.
Aegis Bitcoin Wallet – User-Friendly and NFC Security
When it comes to convincing everyday consumers about Bitcoin, its potential and, most importantly, its ease-of-use when paying for something, there is no better tool than a functioning mobile Bitcoin wallet. Scanning a QR code, hitting the send button, and seeing the order status change to “Payment Confirmed”, within a few seconds, is nothing short of sheer magic.
Most mobile Bitcoin wallets are very user-friendly, as in, they easily let you send and receive BTC. Being one of the most-used features where Bitcoin wallets are concerned, this is a very good thing. The fact that we can take our digital currency wealth with us anywhere we go is just a second cherry on top.
But, that is not all, as the Bitcoin network is a living thing that is being constantly updated regardless of the time of day and your location. As such, your mobile Bitcoin wallet – in this case, the Aegis Bitcoin Wallet – needs to be synchronized to the network at all times and if it isn’t, we don’t want to sit around and wait for it to catch up. The Aegis mobile wallet will constantly update your transactions and balances in real-time.
On the topic of Bitcoin wallet security – a matter near and dear to all of us digital currency enthusiasts – Aegis has done its job quite well. Even if your mobile device would be lost, stolen or infected with malware – which happens more often than you’d think – your Aegis Bitcoin Wallet protects your funds at all times.
Furthermore, you can encrypt your Aegis Bitcoin Wallet for an additional layer of security. Not only can you use a strong password to encrypt your wallet, but Aegis also has built-in encrypted NFC [Near-Field Communication] tag support. This means that without the proper NFC tag, your Aegis Bitcoin Wallet will remain encrypted at all times. A rather unique feature that you will encounter very rarely in other Bitcoin wallets.
Last, but not least, this mobile Bitcoin wallet has its very own Aegis Backup feature in order to keep a copy of all of your wallet information, such as addresses, balances, et cetera. The same Aegis Backup feature can be used to restore your Bitcoin wallet information, whenever you need, for example, after buying a new mobile phone or tablet.
If you have been following technology news a bit over the past year or two, you will have encountered this odd new trend called “smartwatches”. A smartwatch will usually pair to your mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth, and display incoming calls, text messages, emails and whatnot, on your wrist.
As you would come to expect, Google has created a special version of their mobile OS – called Android Wear, in this case – to be used by smartwatch manufacturers so their device can sync with Google-related accounts. But, what does this mean for our Bitcoin wallets? Will we ever be able to synchronize those with our smartwatch?
With the Aegis Bitcoin Wallet, you will be able to use it in combination with an Android Wear-enabled smartwatch. By looking at your wrist, you will be given information regarding your Aegis Bitcoin Wallet balance, as well as your current receive address. On top of that, notifications will appear on your Android Wear device whenever there is an incoming or outgoing transaction related your Bitcoin address.
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