Parity Technologies, a startup company building various products for the decentralized web, has launched version 2.0 of the beta for “Signer,” a new app that allows users to turn any smartphone into a crypto hardware wallet.
"Wouldn’t it be cool if there was an app that could turn your old phone into a hardware wallet?" – Parity Signer v2.0 Beta is now live on iOS App Store and Google Play Store https://t.co/Qoezx4WaG5
— Parity Technologies (@ParityTech) October 11, 2018
According to its announcement, Parity’s Signer is now redesigned to allow users to generate, store and safely sign transactions with private keys that never connect to the internet. The app currently supports multiple networks, including Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC), in addition to the Kovan and Ropsten testnets.
With its latest release, the Signer app includes a number of new features, including an always-on security notification that enables users to consistently track the status of their wallet, as to determine whether it is safe to send funds. Additionally, Parity notes that Signer is compatible with MyCrypto and plans to further expand its support for additional blockchains.
“Parity Technologies is building the first implementation of Polkadot, the interoperability platform of public/private app-specific blockchains, and we plan on releasing an update to Parity Signer to include support for the Versioned Base-58 + Blake2b checksum address format that Polkadot uses,” states the Parity team.
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