AirGap adds Polkadot support with delegation
AirGap Vault and Wallet v3.4 bring support for the Polkadot protocol with delegation.
The latest version of AirGap Vault & Wallet support now Polkadot (DOT) with account creation, delegation and when activated transactions.
What is AirGap?
AirGap makes self custody simple and secure. With AirGap’s unique two device approach, a dedicated smartphone acts as a hardware wallet by installing the AirGap Vault application and taking the device offline. A new secret that has never touched any network will be created and stored in the secure enclave of that device only accessible by biometrics. The companion application AirGap Wallet on the other hand lives on an everyday phone and has access to the internet. Communication between the two devices happens over QR codes.
For smaller funds and better accessibility, both apps can be installed on the everyday phone and still provide added security.
With AirGaps’s integration of Polkadot, DOTs can be nominated and bonded to a validator.
The Polkadot network uses a the proof of stake consensus mechanism. Users that don’t want to run their own validation infrastructure can still participate in the network validation by delegating their funds to a validator and regularly receive rewards.
Users can now delegate their DOTs completely offline.
AirGap latest updates brings the following features with the support of Polkadot.
- Account creation
- Delegation (Nomination & Bonding)
- Undelegate (Stop Noomination & Unbonding)
Upcoming features include
- DOT transactions, as soon as the governance mechanism of Polkadot enables the transfer functionality
- Validators selection from a list