Big news in regards to Halcyon today! Even though we only covered this coin a few days ago, we knew their anonymous feature, called PeerSend, was coming relatively soon. Well, it was released earlier today, so let’s take a look!
According to the Halcyon developers, PeerSend is one of the best anonymous solutions cryptocurrency has to offer at this point in time. I’m pretty sure someone will do a more than thorough analysis of the code at some point to confirm or deny that statement.
PeerSend is a trustless (no pre-determined nodes involved so no surveillance of transactions) and decentralized anonymity system. Do keep in mind this is only version 1 of the feature, and more finetuning and coding will be done for the future.
One of the improvements in a future version could be a rewarding payout, which I assume means that nodes who process an anonymous transaction will receive a small fee. More information on this feature will be announced at a later date though.
The GUI implementation of PeerSend is being completed, and is expected to be available soonish. You can use PeerSend via the debug console in your Halcyon client, and apparently it is pretty easy to use. A demo video will be posted in the next 48-72 hours as well.
Detailed instructions on how to use PeerSend via the debug console, as well as the download link for the new Halcyon wallet, can be found here :
In other HAL news, this altcoin’s website should go live at some point today. According to the timer I’m seeing, in little over 4 hours from the time of publishing this article. You can find the Halcyon website here.