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2019-04-24 19:54:31

Version 1.1.4 Gives Wasabi Wallet a Boost in Privacy, Security and UX

Wasabi Wallet has released version 1.1.4 of its privacy-focused wallet and the latest upgrade comes with security-bolstering features, improved performance and a curiously named — but definitely useful — new “Lurking Wife Mode.”Proudly advertised as the wallet that lets users “reclaim [their] privacy,” the Wasabi desktop wallet is indeed a favorite of bitcoiners who want to obscure their transactions and make their coins more fungible (i.e., indistinguishable from others on the network).Wasabi’s use of CoinJoin has largely made the bid for anonymity possible. The feature allows users to bundle their wallet balances together, effectively shuffling the coins to obscure sender, receiver and the coins’ point of origin information. Since CoinJoin was enabled in August 2018, the wallet claims that over 28,000 BTC have been made fungible through the process.With its latest release, the wallet is taking its privacy features further still. Alongside user experience improvements — such as reducing bandwidth requirements 20-fold and increasing loading speed by 12 times — the wallet now features “Lurking Wife Mode.” Whether it’s a wife, husband or some other person loitering behind your screen, the mode censors certain sensitive information so as to not expose it to bystanders. Just a small (and surprisingly useful) UI feature:— nopara73 (@nopara73) April 23, 2019 It also includes added support for Tor. ...