Blockstream, a blockchain technology startup, has launched a revamped version of its bitcoin wallet, now called Blockstream Green.
Probably the largest overhaul of the wallet since Blockstream’s acquisition of GreenAddress back in 2016, the startup says it redeveloped the wallet “from the ground up,” modifying and adding new features that make storing bitcoin more flexible and secure.
Aside from totally redesigning the interface, the iOS and Android app has several new features like multisignature two-factor authentication to guard against theft and hacks. Users can also link it to hardware devices, including products from Trezor and Ledger, for keeping bitcoin offline, and to their own bitcoin node for extra security.
Privacy is enhanced, too, with added support for connections to Tor, the privacy-focused technology that hides users’ locations by masking their IP addresses. The app is available in Dutch, Chinese, German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Korean, with more languages on the works.
Although the wallet can be utilized to store bitcoin on the bitcoin blockchain, it will soon be capable of keeping their “Liquid assets.” This means that the firm is already fulfilling its promise to provide a wallet that supports its main sidechains product, Liquid, which rolled out on mainnet in October 2018 to allow easy transfers between exchanges.
Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, said:
“Blockstream Green is set to become a window into the bitcoin infrastructure that Blockstream has been building over the years, and integration with the Liquid Network is a key part of our plans.”