It has been a while since we checked in with the WhiteCoin team, but it looks like it was worth the wait. As a lot of people love a good underdog story, you won’t need to look any further than WhiteCoin. A new wallet has been released, so let’s see what has changed!
This release is version 184.108.40.206 of the WhiteCoin client, and looks completely different from any previous client versions. A welcome overhaul though, as everything appears to be more streamlined now, and it just feels “nicer” to use.
Looks aren’t everything though, so it’s a good thing this altcoin’s new client is packed with interesting features. Multilanguage support is a good start, a snot everyone speaks English fluently. A big thanks goes out to all the translators who helped out.
You can enable Tor in your WhiteCoin client, did you know that? If so, do you also know how to do it? If not, have no fear, as you can now find a detailed explanation under the “Help” function in your client.
Some handy tools are present in this WhiteCoin client update as well, such as a built-in block explorer, network statistics and a better summary page. Nothing out of the ordinary, but still nice to have them at your disposal.
In order to make sure the wallet source code is up-to-date, a full audit on the code has been done, ensuring nothing was left behind by the previous developers. It’s minor things like these which make the world of cryptocurrency and altcoins so interesting!
The WhiteCoin developers are not dwelling on the past and present however, as they have announced their next project, which is called Known User Transactions. Sounds a bit odd if you ask me, but what does it entail exactly?
“Your wallet would be certified by a trusted third-party entity that has established authenticity of your identify based on information that would normally be deemed too confidential to provide to a point-to-point entity. Along the same concept has acquiring an SSL Certification for your Web Site whereas you have public and private keys. Thus, when transacting business peer-to-peer, identity is established without either party needing to question the trust relationship. Shair has holdings via DandyID, so conceptually may work in and around that type of service where you actually have a third-party entity to broker and administer that relationship in the coin (and could extend to other coins as a value). many possibilities exist within this framework, but balance decentralization with any new feature is always a tough challenge.”
This project sounds very promising so far, and I’m really looking forward to finding out more. No official ETA has been given on when Known User Transactions will be completed, but we do know it is currently in development.
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