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WalletConnect v1.0 Sunset Notice and Migration Schedule

Following yesterday’s news that WalletConnect Sign v2.0 has officially entered production, we are today announcing the sunset of WalletConnect v1.0 and the migration towards WalletConnect v2.0 for both wallets and apps.

When we launched WalletConnect v1.0 in 2018, web3 was still in its infancy. As both the space and WalletConnect evolved, we began to work on an enhanced version of the protocol, building on years of experience, feedback, and close collaboration with our integration partners. The WalletConnect Sign v2.0 beta was first launched last year; after a year of continuous improvements, we are pleased to announce its final release.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of all of our integration partners throughout the years. We’re extremely proud of the adoption that WalletConnect v1.0 has achieved; however, we believe that WalletConnect v2.0 empowers a superior experience, with a host of future-ready features that will enable wallets and apps to realize even more possibilities.

As such, WalletConnect v1.0 will be officially deprecated on March 1, 2023. This announcement also officially kicks off the migration to WalletConnect v2.0.

The WalletConnect v1.0 migration schedule

Given that WalletConnect v2.0 is not backwards-compatible with v1.0, we have put together a migration schedule to ensure that end users are not impacted by this transition.

The migration will take place across two phases, the first being for wallets and the second for apps. The wallet migration must take place first because wallets can support both WalletConnect v1.0 and v2.0 in parallel.

Wallets: The migration to WalletConnect v2.0 began earlier this year with the launch of the WalletConnect Sign v2.0 release candidate. All wallets must complete their migration by December 16, 2022.

Apps: The migration for apps is scheduled to take place between January 1, 2023 and February 28, 2023. WalletConnect v1.0 will be shut down on March 1, 2023.

Resources for the migration process

The WalletConnect team is here to assist you in this process, to ensure the smoothest migration possible. We have compiled the following resources:

  • Migration overview: This page in our documentation details the key differences between WalletConnect v1.0 and v2.0. We have also outlined suggestions for both existing and potential wallet and app partners in our blog post on WalletConnect Sign’s final release.
  • Discord support: If you have any questions regarding the migration, please join our Discord and direct them to the #v1-to-v2-migration channel.
  • Twitter Spaces: We will hold a Twitter Spaces on the migration and WalletConnect v1.0 shutdown tomorrow (Thursday, October 27). Set your reminder now, and come with your questions!

To keep up with our announcements, join our Discord and follow us on Twitter. If you are a wallet or an app that is interested in integrating WalletConnect, head over to our website and explore our documentation.

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