AirGap’s mission has been to help every crypto owner to store his funds securely. It has been four years since we began this journey, and we would like to thank the community that has been there for us throughout it all. Therefore we would like to give you something back. See at the end of the article.
BIP-85 brings solutions to the challenges of having way too many seeds/mnemonics and needing to back them all up securely. It defines a way to derive new mnemonics from a master mnemonic. The benefit of this is that you can have one master mnemonic that you back up properly, and then generate multiple new mnemonics out of it (eg. for different wallets). Without BIP85 you might end up with ten or more different mnemonics that all need backing up.
BIP-85 FUNCTIONALITY IN AIRGAP VAULT
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We, the users, are so-called “Delegators”, which have Voting Power. Remember every single person holding ATOMs has this sort of Power. You may yourself wonder how this benefits the Cosmos ecosystem and this can be answered with a simple word. Decentralisation. This is key to the underlying technology, Blockchain. When Delegating you will have to choose a Validator that has, according to the total amount of delegated ATOMss, Voting power in the ecosystem. Hence this distributes the power such Validators have and not give the whole power to one entity.
You may wonder why…
As part of our ongoing effort to make every aspect of AirGap more secure, more efficient, and more decentralized, we’ve integrated QuipuSwap, an open-source decentralized application (Dapp) that provides an interface for the exchange of Tezos based Tokens (FA2 and FA1.2) in an efficient manner.
In this blog, we present a walk-through of how this feature work in AirGap.
In order to use this feature, you have to enable at least a Tezos account and for example the YOU token.
If you do not enable two of the accounts specified above, you will receive an error message.
Since Edo, the Tezos protocol upgrade that was recently injected, privacy preserving transaction will be possible on Tezos. AirGap has released Sapling support on testnet and will soon enable it on mainnet as well.
During the requirements engineering phase of the AirGap integration, the team became aware that there is no Sapling implementation for web developers.
We’ve started working on the airgap-sapling library and made the development version available on npm as a developer preview.
$ npm install --save @airgap/sapling-wasm
The library handles all relevant Sapling operations, from address creation to transaction signing.
WalletConnect is an open-source protocol for connecting decentralized applications to mobile/hardware Wallets utilizing end-to-end encryption and scanning of a QR code. Simply put, if you utilize AirGap in conjunction with the WalletConnect apps, you will be able to perform transactions on platforms without having to transfer all of your funds before doing your transactions. It also lowers the likelihood of a transaction being compromised by private key theft. We will publish a blog about how to use WalletConnect within AirGap soon.
To transfer data from one app to another, QR codes are used. Because QR codes have a limited amount…
We have been working tirelessly to improve the Beacon developer and user experience since we have last shared an update in a blog post, in total six releases were published since v2.2.5.
BIP 85 defines a way how new BIP39 mnemonics can be derived from your mnemonic. Put another way, it aids you in deriving “entropy” from your mnemonics, and the entropy you derive can then be used in other wallets and applications. Therefore, it brings the flexibility of managing multiple mnemonics (multiple wallets) while only having to back up one of your mnemonics. If one or more of the derived entropies are compromised, the parent mnemonic and other derived entropies remain secure.
One of the big issues for cryptocurrency users that manage their own funds is the security of their…
In the last few days we saw an uptick of load on the Beacon infrastructure resulting in some users experiencing extended loading times of their requests with AirGap, Kukai and Galleon.
To resolve the degraded performance the decision was made to move the Beacon Nodes to a new infrastructure. The migration was completed on Monday 21st of April at 20:00 CET. After the migration we saw huge improvements in the response time in our tests.
A bit later, we received reports where some users that had an existing connection were no longer able to get their requests prompted in…