New Bitcoin Wallet Hides Addresses to Solve ‘Terrible’ User Experience
William Suberg's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 43%
A new wallet aims to broaden the adoption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies but making their addresses easier to remember. The service, dubbed Easypaysy, is the product of Spanish developer José Femenías Cañuelo and launched on Dec. 1.Dev: BTC addresses "Not for humans".
"Bitcoin addresses are really not meant for humans. Nobody should be forced to make or receive payments to a crypto-address, much as nobody expects you to navigate the world wide web just by using IP addresses," the description reads. The wallet service works by offering three formats of so-called Bitcoin "Accounts" for users.
These are designed to be more user-friendly identifiers, to which others can send cryptocurrency funds instead of using actual BTC addresses. Behind the mask, funds are delivered to BTC addresses as in a regular transaction, Cañuelo promising that no address is used more than once. Commentators appeared taken by Easypaysy with well-known Bitcoin educator and developer Jimmy Song describing the concept as "Interesting..
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