It appears as if we missed out on some big news in regards to SaffronCoin. Time to make up for lost time, as we will take a look at their new wallet and its additional features, such as Mobile Top-Ups and Coin Recycling. Excited yet?
The new SaffronCoin client was released a few days ago, on September 6th, which is labelled V2.5. This new SFR client is available for all platforms, and we will have links for all platforms at the bottom of this article.
The major change in this wallet update is the addition of Mobile and DTH Top-Ups, integrated in your new client. Users can now recharge their prepaid devices, such as mobile phones and even tablets, with SaffronCoin, or even different cryptocurrencies or altcoins.
As it stands right now, the Mobile/DTH Top-Up feature is only available for India. More countries , providers and supported cryptocurrencies will be added over time though. As of this writing, we have not received any information on which countries/currencies are being looked into.
It is interesting to point out this feature will be enhanced further, and could allow for postpaid billing, booking flight tickets and many more real life applications. We will definitely be keeping an eye out for further announcements in this regard.
The old IRC channel has been removed from the client, and replaced with #sfrcoin, which is the current IRC channel for anything and everything related to SaffronCoin. You can access this IRC chatroom directly from the client, as the UI has also been updated to show all tabs on the left hand side. Even though this might not be as important to everyone out there, I think it makes the SFR wallet look better.
One of the features in the new client that we didn’t talk about yet is the Coin Recycler. As the name explains, you can “recycle” (exchange) other altcoins to SaffronCoin. You can debate whether or not these kinds of features truly add value to a cryptocurrency, but personally, I really like the idea of recycling coins without having to access an exchange myself.
An updated development roadmap for SaffronCoin has been unveiled, and many interesting projects are being worked on as we speak. SFRaffle, an Android Wallet with Anonymous Messaging (POOF) , PeerMarket and many more projects are all expected to be released during the month of September. For a full list of projects, click here.
Official announcement :
Updated client download : http://saffroncoin.com/#wallets