From time to time, we have the annoying pleasure of upgrading to a new phone. A clean slate of tidy home screen with a minimal arrangement of icons waiting for our virtual boxes with all the junk we carry from the last phone. But even if we migrate everything as it is, with the help of an assitant even, there’s one very special thing we have to take care of moving on our own: your Monerujo monero wallets.
Here’s a detailed article about Monerujo’s security scheme with encryption and CrAzYpasses you don’t need to read for this procedure, but would explain what’s going on. …
First and foremost, I’m not going to tell you which wallet to choose. Of course you can choose whatever wallet you want, they’re your hard earned moneroj after all, be your own bank, etc. But if you are kinda lost with the decision let’s take a look at the types of wallets out there, how they work, and more important: what does that choice mean to you from a security and privacy standpoint.
The latest version of Monerujo (v1.10.x) introduces a long awaited reworked nodes management screen, and rethinks how decentralized nodes could be married with an elegant enough UX. First, let’s have a quick look at what nodes are.
The Monero network is a web of computers connected to each other. It looks something like this:
Each of these computers is a node. They communicate with each other so everybody keeps a decentralized copy of the ledger, and maintain consensus about who has how much. To be a proper, working node, it needs: