BitBox 07.2020 Lidernen update

Shift Crypto
Jul 7 · 5 min read
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BitBoxApp 4.20.0 with BitBox02 firmware 9.0.0

Lidernen, what?

As a Swiss company, we live the traditional values of self-reliance and independence. We love the outdoors, especially hiking in the beautiful Alps. So we’re going to give each of our updates the name of a mountain hut of the Swiss Alpine Club we personally like.

Unified accounts

Minimalism is one of our core values. In our quest to make Bitcoin easy to use, the technicalities of different Bitcoin script types and address formats always bugged us. Having to deal with terms like legacy, wrapped or backwards-compatible Segwit, or native bech32 Segwit is not fun. And why should you have to learn all of that?

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Receive Bitcoin in a unified account
  • You no longer need to use a separate “legacy” account just because some services don’t yet support newer address formats. The BitBoxApp gives you an all-in-one solution.
  • You’ll always use the most efficient address format (currently bech32), with the option to use an older format if the sender does not support it yet.
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Enable “separate accounts” if needed

Electrum 4.0 integration

The Electrum wallet is a powerful Bitcoin power-user wallet for Windows, Mac and Linux. After almost a year, the project released a monster update that includes our own contribution to add full BitBox02 support.

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BitBox02 secures your keys when using the Electrum power-user wallet
  1. Store the checksum of the multisig setup, including the relevant information of all co-signers, directly on the BitBox02 in a named multisig account.
  2. The BitBox02 can automatically verify all important parameters, making sending and receiving funds easy and secure.

More improvements

French and Hebrew translation

A nod to our French-speaking and Hebrew-speaking friends:
BitBoxApp est maintenant disponible en français. Et voilà!
!זמינה כעת בעברית. תהנו BitBoxAppאפליקציית ה

Australian dollar & paybtc.com.au

And as a hat tip to our Aussie friends, you can now set the Australian dollar (AUD) as fiat currency in the BitBoxApp. We have also listed the awesome paybtc service in our Buy & Sell section.

macOS notarization

Since macOS Catalina was released, Apple requires developers to notarize their apps, in addition to signing them. This process gives users more confidence that the app has been checked by Apple for malicious components. If an app is not notarized, users are greeted with a scary warning when installing it. Of course, we don’t want your first contact with our BitBox02 to feel unsafe, so notarization was of high importance to us. That required further macOS-specific hardening of the executable binaries and explicit whitelisting of resources usage (e.g. the webcam and the usb port). And now: no scary warnings any more!

How can I stay up-to-date?

Download our latest update from shiftcrypto.ch/download to get all new features and improvements.



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Swiss made hardware wallet BitBox02. Get yours: https://shiftcrypto.shop

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