Hello, Svalinn!

ICONation
ICONation
Mar 19, 2019 · 3 min read

ICONation is excited to announce the release of its latest development, Svalinn. Svalinn is a desktop ICX wallet available for both Windows and macOS, that works both on offline and online devices.

Svalinn Features:

Wallet Interface

  • Create a new wallet
  • Import/recover wallet from private keys
  • Open an existing wallet
  • Mainnet or Testnet network selection options
  • Display wallet address & balance in real time
  • Display & backup private keys

Address Book

  • Add, edit, and delete address entry functions
  • Searchable, sortable entries
  • Password protected address book (optional)

Transfers

  • Intuitive interface that makes it easy to create and send transactions

Misc:

  • Night & Day modes
  • Keyboard shortcuts
Svalinn Night mode

How Svalinn works

In order to send a transaction, you need to sign it beforehand using your private key so you can prove you own the funds deposited on the wallet associated with your private key. Once the transaction is signed, it is ready to be sent to the ICON nodes so they can validate and process it. Even if your online computer gets infected by malware, there is cryptographically no way to recover a private key from a signed transaction, so your private key remains safe.

Based on Electron and the official ICON-SDK-JS, Svalinn is capable of transaction signing on an offline device. Svalinn saves the signed transaction to a file and transfers it to an online device before sending it. This enables your private key to always stay on an offline device without exposure to the Internet when making transactions.

As a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s how it works schematically:

How to install Svalinn

The Svalinn beta wallet is now available for download at: https://github.com/ICONation/svalinn/releases/latest

If you have questions or are interested in more, please visit the ICONation website or join our Telegram.

By ICONists, For ICONists

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