MEW Expands Support for Hardware and Mobile Wallets

Welcoming CoolWallet, BC Vault, WalletLink, and WalletConnect

Mar 27, 2020 · 3 min read

Since the launch of the Ethereum blockchain in 2015, MEW has been at the center of Ethereum’s ecosystem. Through the ICO boom, through ups and downs of the crypto market, through hardware and software innovations in the space, MEW has provided the greatest variety of access methods for interaction with Ethereum and all that it has to offer.

Already, MEW’s web interface gives users of MetaMask and most popular hardware wallets easy and secure access to token management, cryptocurrency swaps, contract interaction, Dapps, and DeFi instruments. Today, we are expanding the range of access methods even further, by adding CoolWallet and BC Vault to our list of hardware devices, and introducing support for mobile connection protocols WalletLink and WalletConnect.

New hardware wallets

We are very excited to be partnering with one of the most convenient and elegant hardware wallets out there. Just the size of a credit card, and using Bluetooth technology for connection, offers security in a sleek package. Now, with MEW support, users of CoolWallet S will get access to the full spectrum of Ethereum services offered in MEW’s web interface.

Another addition to our range of supported hardware wallets, , features private key backup to SD card, possibility of creating more than 2000 different vaults, and support for all major cryptocurrencies and ERC20 tokens.

Connection protocols for mobile wallets

Increasingly, mobile devices are becoming the default way the world accesses the internet. In many countries, potential crypto users have never owned a computer, with the smartphone being their main and only connection to global resources. Mobile crypto wallets play an important part in the future of crypto adoption, and MEW is looking forward to giving users of these wallets access to all features of the Ethereum blockchain.

To this end, we are adding support for and — two open protocols for connecting mobile crypto wallets to Dapps. WalletLink is the connection protocol used by Coinbase Wallet, with more wallet integrations planned soon. WalletConnect is already used by over 20 popular mobile wallet apps, including Trust Wallet, MetaMask, Coinomi, Atomic, and Argent. All of these wallets offer their own unique advantages, and with MEW support, they can also give their users all of the Ethereum blockchain.

In fact, MEW has long supported mobile app connection with its own proprietary protocol, MEWconnect, used by our official . Download it on App Store, Google Play, or Galaxy Store.

Connect and start exploring today!

Please see our Knowledge Base for guidance on connecting with CoolWallet and BC Vault. WalletLink and WalletConnect can be used to access MEW by selecting ‘MEWconnect’ on MEW’s Access Wallet page and scanning a QR code with the smartphone.

The Knowledge Base also offers articles about using DeFi with MakerDAO and Aave protocols, swapping currencies, registering and managing ENS domains, and many other topics.

To find out more about Ethereum, security, tokens, smart contracts, and Dapps — browse the articles on our MEWtopia blog.

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