The quest for the ultimate mobile Bitcoin wallet continues here at DigitalMoneyTimes. It has to be said, however, there is no “one solution” to this question, as every individual user is looking for different features. But, that won’t keep us from looking at as many mobile Bitcoin wallets as possible, such as the KnC Bitcoin Wallet from KnCMiner.
KNC Bitcoin Wallet: Simple and Elegant
One of the reasons why KnC Bitcoin Wallet caught my eye is because it is developed by KnCMiner engineers. Most of our readers will have heard the KnCMiner name before, as they are one of the largest digital currency mining hardware manufacturers. Unfortunately, for that company, they have been making both positive and negative headlines in recent months. But, that is not that relevant to this story right now.
KnCMiner engineers have developed their mobile Bitcoin wallet, which is available to anyone in the world. Most of the time, a company developers a mobile Bitcoin wallet for their customer base, locking them into the same ecosystem they use for mining purposes. That is not the case with KnC Bitcoin Wallet, however, as it has not much to do with KnCMiner other than the people who created it.
As far as the KnC Bitcoin Wallet itself goes, it is similar to the CoPay application in its simplicity. No fancy bells and whistles to be found here, making it an interesting application for novice Bitcoin users. However, more advanced users may be slightly disappointed in regards to the functionalities that can be tinkered with.
Sending and receiving funds with KnC Bitcoin Wallet can be done by using your contacts. For those people you have already done business with, their wallet address can be saved as a contact with a name attached to it. But there is also the option to search for certain contacts by using the integrated OneName.io API.
Another interesting feature made possible by the KnC Bitcoin Wallet is the option to add notes and messages to transactions. For example, when sending some BTC to a friend as a present, you could include messages such as “happy birthday” or something similar. A great tool for novice users to see how the process works and to keep track of incoming and outgoing payments.
On the topic of security, KnC Bitcoin Wallet lets you make encrypted backups of your data. These encrypted backups can be exported to your device or cloud services such as Google Drive. This gives all users multiple options to keep backups of their data in various places.
Unfortunately, we have to end this overview with a few negative notes. In order to use KnC Bitcoin Wallet, you will need to register an account. Plus, the application forces you to enter a mobile phone number so that it can browse your list of contacts and set them up as recipients for Bitcoin transfers. Personally, I do not feel comfortable in doing this.
Last, but not least, the KnC Bitcoin Wallet will no longer be updated from this point forward. No official reason has been given for this decision, but, it may very well have to do with KnCMiner’s impending lawsuits. Use this mobile Bitcoin wallet at your risk, but, if things go wrong, do not expect any support from KnCMiner themselves.
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