Release Date: 18th February

Download the latest release now!

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Dreams come true: atomic swaps with ETH, USDT, WBTC and DAI straight from your wallet. Fully decentralized, no KYC, no entry fee.

Improvements:

  • Atomic Swaps screen: introduced a loading animation while the offers are loading.
  • Every node-related error message is now accompanied with the “Save logs” button to save your time when contacting Beam support team.

Known Limitations:

  • When using active laser beam channels the CLI wallet should not be offline for over 24 hours
  • Once generated, do not offer the same offline address to multiple senders of payments

Points to Mention:

  • Upon using Atomic Swap with…


Release Date: 5th February

Download the latest Testnet release now!

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Dreams come true: atomic swaps with ETH, USDT, WBTC and DAI straight from your wallet. Fully decentralized, no KYC, no entry fee.

Improvements:

  • Atomic Swaps screen: introduced a loading animation while the offers are loading.
  • Every node-related error message is now accompanied with the “Save logs” button to save your time when contacting Beam support team.

Known limitations:

  • When using active laser beam channels the CLI wallet should not be offline for over 24 hours
  • Once generated, do not offer the same offline address to multiple senders of payments

Points to mention:

  • Upon using Atomic Swap…


Release Date: January 20th, 2020

Download the latest Eager Electron 5.2 release now!

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Max Privacy transactions bring a dramatic privacy boost thanks to the brand new implementation of the power and bandwidth savvy mobile node

Features:

  • Enabled Max Privacy transactions by implementing Lelantus MW protocol with anonymity set of up to 64K
  • Public offline addresses for collecting donations while your wallet is completely offline
  • Payment proofs for Offline and Max Privacy transactions
  • The wallet speaks 14 languages thanks to the amazing community support. Caught a translation mission or a typo? …


Release Date: 4th December

Beam 5.2 release notes

Our release cycles have become shorter so you can enjoy our innovations faster.

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Max Privacy transactions bring a dramatic privacy boost
  • Atomic Swaps with DOGE and DASH
  • Dozens of under-the-hood bug fixes you don’t want to know about, as Beam “just works”
  • Beam getting linguistic with 18 languages added

Features:

  • Enabled Max Privacy transactions by implementing Lelantus MW protocol (link: https://github.com/BeamMW/beam/wiki/Lelantus-MW) with anonymity set of 64K
  • Two new coins added for Atomic Swaps to trade from the comfort of your wallet
  • Public offline addresses for collecting donations while your wallet is completely offline
  • Payment…


Release Date: 16th November

Our release cycles have become shorter so you can enjoy our innovations faster.

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Max Privacy transactions bring a dramatic privacy boost
  • Atomic Swaps with DOGE and DASH
  • Dozens of under-the-hood bug fixes you don’t want to know about, as Beam “just works”

Features:

  • Enabled Max Privacy transactions by implementing Lelantus MW protocol with anonymity of 64K
  • 2 new coins for Atomic Swaps to trade from the comfort of your wallet.
  • Public offline addresses for collecting donations while your wallet is completely offline
  • Payment proofs for Offline and Max Privacy transactions

Improvements:

  • The exchange rate is shown in the…


Release Date: October 30th, 2020

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Offline transactions add the option to use offline addresses: no need to wait for the receiver to come online anymore!

Features:

  • Enabled Offline transactions through the Lelantus MW protocol implemented at the last hard fork.
  • For Offline transactions new “offline” addresses are supported: it includes all the necessary information for 10 payments so that a receiver doesn’t need to talk to the sender to create a transaction. Once the ten payments run out, the sender wallet will automatically request more payments from the receiver using SBBS. …


TLDR; Following release 5.2 of Beam wallets, Beam will have achieved best in class privacy for all practical purposes and real-life applications. In this article we will review the key components of Beam privacy architecture summarizing over 30 months of hard work in both research and development. Looking forward, Beam is quickly becoming much more than just a privacy coin, with the addition of the Confidential DeFi platform and applications.

The less they know the better you sleep

Alex Romanov, Beam CTO, 2020

A bit of History

The Beam project started in March 2018 and after nine and a half months of development launched…


Release Date: 1st October

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • This Eager Electron 5.1 release brings offline transactions, adding the option to use offline addresses: no need to wait for the receiver to come online anymore!
  • Atomic swap fees have significantly reduced
  • Dozens of under-the-hood bug fixes you don’t want to know about, as Beam “just works”
  • Desktop BEAM wallet welcomes the first external contributors: job done well by SomethingGettingWrong and sgaragagghu!

Features:

  • Enabled Offline transactions through the Lelantus MW protocol implemented at the last hard fork.
  • For Offline transactions new “offline” addresses are supported: it includes all the necessary information for 10 payments…


Release Date: 22nd September

TL;DR Release Highlights:

  • Offline transactions add the option to use offline addresses: no need to wait for the receiver to come online anymore!
  • Atomic swap fees have significantly reduced
  • Dozens of under-the-hood bug fixes you don’t want to know about, as Beam “just works”

Features:

  • Enabled Offline transactions by implementing Lelantus MW protocol
  • For Offline transactions new “offline” addresses are supported: it includes all the necessary information for 10 payments so that a receiver doesn’t need to talk to the sender to create a transaction. Once the ten payments run out, the sender wallet will automatically request…


The time has come for Beam’s 1st community call!

With some huge steps being taken on the development and product fronts, and a big shift of focus towards confidential DeFi coming with the latest Hardfork, what better time for Beam’s 1st Community Call.

The community has always been at the heart of Beam, and it is with your support that we continue to grow and push forward together.

The Agenda:

The call will be be broken into three parts:

5.2 Kickoff:
To get things rolling Beam Tech Lead, Alex Romanov, will take us through the intricacies of the upcoming Eager Electron 5.2 …

Beam Privacy

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