Horizen (formerly known as ZenCash) have just released their new Sphere wallet.
Upon hearing this, of course I had to download it and try it out ASAP. I downloaded the AppImage file for my Manjaro KDE OS and it booted up perfectly.
The first thing you'll notice is the drastically improved, and might I say one of the best looking, interface. It has big graphics and is easy to navigate. You can also easily switch between running a lite node or a full node (full node enabled privacy features).
But, it is, however, not just a wallet. It is a multi-functional app that will also provide features like secure messaging and the ability to switch between a full or light client. In addition, the app will continue to grow and add new functionalities in the near feature.
Sphere by Horizen drastically improves on current standards for the user experience of cryptocurrency and blockchain applications without sacrificing technological innovation or security. The application will act as a universal point of access for node operation, cryptocurrency storage, private communications, and peer-to-peer payments, markedly simplifying access to services on the ZEN blockchain.
We look forward to continually develop new features to bolster Sphere by Horizen, including a multi-currency wallet, MultiSig support, human-readable addresses, and the ability to manage Secure and Super Nodes on the platform.
-Gustavo Fialho, Director of User Experience at Horizen
HORIZEN’S INITIAL OPEN BETA RELEASE INCLUDES:
- A wallet component for full client, lite client, web, paper
- It is deterministic and can be restored using a seed phrase
- Runs on desktop
- Secure messaging component
- Ability to run a full node
HORIZEN’S FUTURE RELEASES WILL INCLUDE:
- Managing Secure / Super Nodes
- Multi-currency wallet
- Human readable addresses
- Advanced wallet features
- User-friendly multiSig support
- A couple more features Horizen can’t publicly disclose yet…
You can read more about the Sphere release on Horizen's blog at the following address: https://blog.zencash.com/sphere-by-horizen-beta-is-here/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=social&&utm_content=ann&utm_campaign=spherebyhorizenbeta
Zen is trading at just a little over $5 USD so I had to reinvest in some as I haven't owned any in months. Horizen has the best user experience among the privacy coins by far. Multi-OS support is seamless and an identical experience. Plus they have a mobile Android and iOS wallet as well.
Give Horizen a look if you haven't yet. Their main webite is now located at https://horizen.global/
See ya'll around!
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