Eager Electron 5.1 — iOS and Android — Release Notes

Beam Privacy
Oct 30 · 3 min read

Release Date: October 30th, 2020

Image for post
Image for post

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. In case the Receiver is not online and not responding, the Sender wallet will show an indication that there are no more payments left and the user will request a new address using an external channel.

Improvements:

  • The loading screen will be shown in fewer cases, so you’ll see your Beams faster

Fixes:

  • Many under-the-hood bug fixes you don’t want to know about, as Beam “just works”

Known limitations:

  • When restoring your funds in automatic mode, verify that your most recent transaction (from any device) was completed at least 1 hour ago. Otherwise, your restored balance may be incorrect and additional restore procedure will be required. When restoring your funds with your specific node, verify that the node is fully synchronized with the blockchain before starting the restore procedure. Otherwise, your restored balance may be incorrect and additional restore procedure will be required.

Points to mention:

  • DO NOT SIMULTANEOUSLY RUN TWO WALLETS INITIATED FROM THE SAME SEED PHRASE. No funds will be lost in any case, please read for full details.
  • If you really want to run two wallets (read: geek mode), initiated from the same seed phrase, make sure each wallet is connected to the node configured with the owner key (which is derived from the seed phrase). Even if two wallets are connected with such a node which is properly configured with the owner key, the transaction history will not be synchronized among them (each wallet will see the correct balance but only its own transaction history).
  • Offline transaction fees are higher than Mimblewimble transactions and start from 0.01 BEAM per UTXO. The receiver pays his fee (per coin) when the coin is withdrawn from the shielded pool.
  • User needs to connect to own node to enable receiving offline transactions

Come discover Beam and join the community!

  • DO NOT SIMULTANEOUSLY RUN TWO WALLETS INITIATED FROM THE SAME SEED PHRASE. No funds will be lost in any case, please read this article for full details.
  • If you really want to run two wallets (read: geek mode), initiated from the same seed phrase, make sure each wallet is connected to the node configured with the owner key (which is derived from the seed phrase). Even if two wallets are connected with such a node which is properly configured with the owner key, the transaction history will not be synchronized among them (each wallet will see the correct balance but only its own transaction history).
  • Offline transaction fees are higher than Mimblewimble transactions and start from 0.01 BEAM per UTXO. The receiver pays his fee (per coin) when the coin is withdrawn from the shielded pool.
  • User needs to connect to the integrated or own node to enable sending offline transactionsCome discover Beam and join the community!

Download Beam Desktop Wallet
Download Beam iOS Wallet on
Download Beam Android Wallet on
Learn more about Beam on our and
Telegram:
QQ Beam 中国官方社区:
Reddit:
Twitter:

BEAM-MW

Confidential, fast, easy to use

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface.

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox.

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store