Tag Archives: Samourai Wallet

Google Policy Change Forces Bitcoin Wallet to Remove Security Features

The team behind Samourai, the privacy-focused bitcoin wallet, has removed a series of key security-related features from a version of its app as a result of “extremely restrictive policies” by Google. Having released version 0.99.04 of its app Tuesday on the digital distribution service run by Google, called Google Play, Samourai explained in a blog post that three… Read More »

Best Bitcoin Wallet – How to Securely Store Bitcoin with Software, Apps and Hardware

Bitcoin is a digital currency. As such, the approach to acquiring and storing it differs greatly from conventional, fiat currencies. Technically, bitcoins don’t exist in any physical shape or form and, therefore, cannot really be stored. Rather, it’s private keys used to access your public bitcoin address that needs to be stored. That’s where bitcoin wallets come into… Read More »

Off-The-Grid Bitcoin Transactions Now a Reality

Following October’s news that Samourai Wallet was preparing to enable internet free bitcoin transactions, somebody only went and tried it. A Twitter user from New Zealand documented his off-line experiments online. Another Fine Mesh The ability to send bitcoin (BTC) 00 without internet or data connection relies on the goTenna mesh network. First, Samourai wallet creates a signed transaction… Read More »

Samourai Prepares for Internet-Free Bitcoin Transactions With TxTenna Launch

Bitcoin wallet Samourai Wallet will in future offer Bitcoin transactions without the internet thanks to a partnership with mesh network goTenna. ‘You Don’t Need the Internet to Use Bitcoin’ TxTenna, which expects to launch “imminently,” uses goTenna’s network of mesh nodes to confirm payments via the Bitcoin blockchain. A transaction is bounced around the network of nodes until… Read More »

Paradigm Shift: Samourai Wallet Removes Fiat Values in Favor of Satoshis

Advertisement Samourai Wallet announced the release of a new app update on September 28 that removes fiat values for wallet balances and transaction fees. Instead, the wallet now shows only satoshis (sat), the smallest unit of bitcoin, for all values. In the announcement, the bitcoin wallet provider knew that the change could cause some frustration among users and… Read More »

No More Fiat! Samourai Wallet Will Not Show Bitcoin Balances in Fiat Equivalent

In an unexpected move, the privacy-oriented Samourai Wallet development team has decided to take the first step toward a world in which cryptos replace traditional fiat money and removed balance expressions in fiat. In an announcement published on its official blog, the Samourai Wallet team not only focused on the technical aspect of its app but also shifted… Read More »

‘Users Will Never Be Ready’: Samourai Wallet Drops Fiat Balances For Satoshis

Cryptocurrency wallet Samourai Wallet has released an update which removes fiat currency balances in a move it says stops users using Bitcoin with a “crutch.” Users Must Embrace ‘Native Token’ BTC In a blog post September 28, Samourai revealed its latest 0.98.87 wallet release would no longer feature any fiat references, instead giving users the options to transact… Read More »

Samourai Wallet Stops Showing Fiat Value of Bitcoin Balances

Privacy-focused bitcoin wallet Samourai is dropping fiat conversions from its platform, the company announced Friday. The Samourai Wallet’s latest release includes a number of changes, including the fact that it is now available in 12 different languages, according to a blog post. However, the most significant change will see the three-year-old platform change from showing stored bitcoin amounts… Read More »

New Samourai Wallet Feature Makes Bitcoin Transactions Private

A 2-wallet Samourai Stowaway offers to make transactions private by masking user identity while keeping funds safe. Bitcoin Transactions Are Pseudo-Anonymous Bitcoin (BTC) 00 transactions are often described as anonymous because users can exchange the cryptocurrency without providing any personally identifying information. However, Bitcoin transactions are pseudo-anonymous. The history of each Bitcoin transaction is permanently stored on the… Read More »

The Google Pay for Bitcoin Wallets: Payment Codes and PayNym Bots

An emblematic, and probably the most controversial feature, cryptocurrencies brought to the world economy is absolute privacy. Lately, however, it seemed that this property was lost as financial institutions started to get the hang of the way they work. PayNym claims to be able to bring it back. “When you walk the streets, it’s good to have a… Read More »