Every two weeks, without fail, we uncage the latest version of Exodus from the frigid heights of our mountain-summit castle (the cold keeps our servers running in tip-top shape). This week was no different, and it is my distinct pleasure to announce the addition of a feature we’ve been developing, calibrating, and refining diligently since it was first requested by many of you. Alongside this landmark upgrade, we have also moved an asset to a new home and bestowed your wallet with some cosmetic upgrades for both utility and aesthetic pleasure. These are our extended feature release notes, and I hope that you enjoy reading about them as much as we enjoyed making them.
EOS Registration Just Got An Easy Button
If you are a fan of EOS you might already know that you are currently holding them as ERC-20 tokens on your Exodus ethereum wallet. These tokens are placeholders for real EOS assets that will reside in a proper EOS public address/private key combination when a mainnet blockchain is launched later this year, in June 2018. You need to register your Exodus ethereum address so that the EOS mainnet can “see” any tokens you hold on launch day and credit them to an address that you can access on the new blockchain.
Up until now, this registration process involved exporting your ethereum private key and using it to access MyEtherWallet. We feel that this is a security risk, as you should not have to expose your private key unless it is absolutely necessary. Additionally, the process of registering through MyEtherWallet has many steps and we saw many of you struggle to complete them successfully.
As a wallet that strives to make cryptocurrency intuitive and easy, we feel that a difficult EOS registration process is deterring and we hope that adding this function relieves some stress from blockchain banking.
To read more about how the EOS registration feature works and view important information on how we plan on handling the swap from EOS ERC-20 tokens to mainnet assets, please check out this comprehensive article from our Knowledge Board.
Firstblood Removed From Exchange
With a heavy heart, we must announce that 1ST will not be returning to the exchange platform in Exodus. This is due to that fact that it has been delisted from major exchanges like Bittrex. Firstblood will now live in the Ethereum Assets tab of your wallet:
If you have a 1ST balance in your wallet you will still see your wallet active in Exodus after the upgrade. For more information on how to exchange 1ST now that it was been delisted, please read this article from our Knowledge Base: How Do I Exchange Ethereum Assets?
FUN Has New Logo
Funfair has a new logo in your wallet!
Make sure you show it off to all of your friends, who will be so jealous because they are still using the old Funfair logo.
We’ve Added A Subtraction Feature
Exodus currently supports over 80 asset wallets, which is a whole bunch of wallets when you open them all together at the same time. If you have all possible asset wallets active, you will now see a subtract icon instead of an add icon, representing the fact that you can no longer add wallets. You’ve exhausted all of our options!
Eye Wide Shut
The “reveal password” icon now opens and shuts its one good eye depending on whether you’d like to view or hide your secret password. The eye is open when clicking it and will allow you to see your password. The eye appears with a slash through it when clicking it will hide your password from sight.
If you are having trouble entering your password, click on the open eye to make sure you’ve got it right. If you’re in a public place and don’t want nosey people snooping, click on the closed eye to put it to sleep and enter your password on the sly like a secret agent. Well done, 007!
Losing Your Exchange History Is Now Ancient History
Remember when restoring with your 12 word phrase meant losing all of your exchange history? Fear not! This has been fixed and Exodus now keeps your history for you, no matter how you restore your wallet, all the while allowing you to control your private keys.
We actually added this feature back in version 1.45.0 but I forgot to let you know, dear reader. One-thousand apologies!
Next Release: April 12th, 2018
That’s all I have for you this release. As always, stay tuned to our releases page in case we add any patches. See you in two weeks!
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