Announcing Masari’s First Entirely Client-Side Web Wallet.
Accessibility is a driver of adoption for currencies. Being able to send and receive payments on the fly should be an end goal for processing. With an eye on increasing adoption of Masari, developer Gnock of Masaricoin.com has created Cryptonight’s first client side web wallet:
The significance of having a client-side web wallet lies in not having your keys stored or saved in any server. When creating a Masari web wallet, your keys are only displayed to you. When importing a desktop or paper wallet to the web wallet, your keys are not recorded as the interaction is only within your browser. This means no person/group has record of your keys being generated or input. Masari has a produced a private web wallet for its untraceable, Ring CT currency. The only way your web wallet can be compromised is by a keylogger or a virus residing in your RAM.
At launch the web wallet will be accessible via mobile phones. It is recommended that the creation and initial syncing of the wallet take place on a desktop though. Without setting a particular height to sync from, the entire blockchain needs syncing after creating a wallet. This will happen much faster in a desktop or laptop browser setting. Once the wallet is imported/created and synced, you’ll be able to easily access your funds through your phone’s browser. This is a critical driver of adoption for Masari’s use as a currency.
Features of the web wallet at launch include:
- Generate a new wallet or import from keys/seed
- Receive funds through QR code or integrated address
- Customizable block height sync requests
- Web mining to a variety of pools
- Open source
- Secure and encrypted environment
- Exportable to a GUI or CLI
- Stable service as everything is client side
As this is the launch of the official web wallet, we can look forward to future developments. A roadmap for the wallet is posted on GitHub. Some of the future additions include a mobile app for interacting with the web wallet, p2p connection between a computer and another device, QR code scanning on send page, and translations.
With any wallet in crypto, you should have record of your keys and mnemonic seed stored offline. If you generate an address for the web wallet make sure you store your keys and seed in a safe place. You will always be able to access your funds with those, whether it’s in a web or desktop wallet environment.
Finally, check out the unique QR codes created by Gnock:
To start sending and receiving Masari using the web wallet, please visit: https://www. wallet-beta.masaricoin.com. The wallet has been tested thoroughly, but is still in beta.
Source code: https://github.com/gnock/masari-webwallet