Beam Privacy
Aug 12 · 2 min read

Release date: August 12th, 2019

General notes

  • This is a maintenance release that mainly includes Swap with Qtum, bug fixes and support for mobile restore.
  • Release notes


  • [cli wallet] Atomic swap with QTUM is supported
  • [cli wallet] Address expiration is supported
  • [node] Implemented support for mobile restore


  • [desktop wallet] Wallet version is shown on the loading screen


  • [desktop wallet, cli wallet] After some wallet upgrades the local wallet password was not recognized
  • [desktop wallet] Better error handling when failing to connect to a specific remote node
  • [desktop wallet] Fixed crash that occurred when a user tried to cancel ongoing restore process
  • [desktop wallet] Fixed crash that occurred when a user specified an incorrect port of the node and closed the wallet
  • [desktop wallet] Fixed crash when a wallet was closed after generating new address on Receive screen
  • [desktop wallet] Fixed crash after canceling a transaction and closing window

For more details please see here

Known limitations

  • Inconsistent transaction statuses when running two or more wallets that use the same wallet.db file cloned manually
  • If multiple wallets are restored from the same seed phrase, transaction history and addresses will not be shared among the wallets

Points to mention

  • In case a mobile wallet is connected to a random node and the user has both mobile and desktop wallets which are using the same seed phrase, the funds sent to the desktop wallet won’t appear on the mobile wallet. If the desktop wallet is running a local node, it will see funds sent to both wallets. The reason is that the local node (integrated into the desktop wallet) always monitors the blockchain for UTXOs related to the seed of the wallet. The mobile wallet does not run a local node and thus can only monitor transactions sent to its specific SBBS addresses. Of course, no funds will be lost in any event.

Verifying release binaries

PGP key: “A6C6 2C9F 5593 1860 AFF8 3BBB 997E AB9F 3DF7 F375”

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  3. Verify the signature using PGP Suite or any other PGP verification tools

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