The creator of HiddenWallet, Adam Ficzor, recently unveiled a new type of wallet where Bitcoin users who are concerned about writing their financial history to a public blockchain won’t have to think twice anymore.
Wasabi is a desktop wallet that was unveiled at Building on Bitcoin 2018, which is an industry conference dedicated to new technical developments. Even though it was announced as a new implementation of the project known as HiddenWallet before, Wasabi has launched under a new company named zk-SNACKs.
As such, Wasabi is more than just an upgrade on HiddenWallet – but a completely different wallet rewritten from scratch and with a lot of new features. Even though the interface doesn’t really impress, the real benefit of using Wasabi comes from its privacy on a public blockchain.
As ZeroLink-compliant, Wasabi uses Chaumian CoinJoin and enforces a constant 100 anonymity set. In other words, this wallet prevents blockchain analytics firms and other snoopers from spying on your transactions by “mixing” your coins with other users’ funds when a transaction is initiated.
Obviously, this makes it hard for any observer to decipher the sender and receiver of specific payments. Wasabi does all this without the help of a centralized coordinator. There is a light wallet too which can make Wasabi run without a full node.
According to Wiczor, the guy behind Wasabi:
“This is the only truly light wallet that is already deployed and that does not fail against network analysis, thus protects your privacy against network observers.”
Just like most of the mixing services, Wasabi charges a fee of 0.3% for mixing which is lower than the 3% fees charged by some services.
As Wiczor concluded:
“The 10 year anniversary of the Satoshi whitepaper is coming up. It would be great to be able to use bitcoin in a fully anonymous way with Wasabi wallet on that date. I want you to join your coin with mine.”
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“We have been forming an ascending bullish triangle, and also and inverse HS Pattern, which very soon will make $BTC go up. The purpose with this move is to kill some shorts, before we go down again. Remember that we are in a huge descending triangle," said the user D4rkEnergY on Twitter.https://twitter.com/D4rkEnergYYY/status/1164769200902033408 For now, the highs are creeping up and there are many buyers lined up - so a move to the next resistance level around $10,400 is crucial at this point. On the downside, there is clear support at around $9,800 and more in the mid-$9k region which has been hard to crack in the recent weeks. Analysts in the coming altcoin news warn users that nobody should panic now - even though the fear and greed index fell to 5 yesterday (which was lower than the 2018 bottom in mid-December when BTC was at $3,200). The famous crypto pundit and web security mogul John McAfee also had his say while many buyers lined up to buy BTC. McAfee remains resolute and agrees that the current level of fear is unnecessary. He wrote:
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