The Bitcoin.com Wallet reached a milestone of over two million wallets created this week. Bitcoin interest and demand has spurred thousands of downloads each and every week since the wallet was introduced back in August of 2017. The multi-currency wallet that holds BCH and BTC is available for download on mobile or desktop from every major operating system, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Google Chrome, Android, and iOS. The wallet allows users to store their private keys themselves; which means the funds are not held by a third party and Bitcoin.com has no access to the coins.
Just recently the wallet has added a few additions to the client’s interface making the user experience more enjoyable. For instance, the Bitcoin.com Wallet is one of seven wallet providers that offers Bitpay’s Payment Protocol compatibility. This makes paying Bitpay invoices with the Bitcoin.com Wallet simple and easy. Moreover, the wallet now offers ShapeShift abilities by utilizing the company Shapeshift’s API. This means users can swap BTC for BCH or vice versa natively—within the wallet’s interface. The platform also allows for multi-signature wallets where keys can be split between more than one device/user for added security.
Bitcoin.com’s owner and CEO Roger Ver is excited about the future of his company’s flagship product. Ver states during the announcement:
“Usage of our wallet has doubled in less than three months as demand for Bitcoin Cash continues to grow worldwide. With this, we are seeing an increase of industry support as well as merchant adoption on websites and retail venues. We are working hard to consistently roll out new features and improvements that add to the user experience of the Bitcoin.com Wallet.”
Our open source Bitcoin.com Wallet has many new features coming in the near future. In time, there will be the potential for debit-card top offs using the platform. Bitcoin.com developers are also researching BCH-based colored coin management. The Bitcoin Cash network may soon have the ability to create token based assets (colored coins), and Bitcoin.comwants to remain at the forefront of such technological advances.
Two million wallets created is a significant milestone for us, but it’s also just the start. Bitcoin.com hopes to provide wallets, tools, and educational resources to everyone all across the globe. The user-friendly Bitcoin.com Wallet is pushing that goal towards the next level as the cryptocurrency economy continues to grow exponentially.