Biweekly Dev Update: September 28th, 2022
Hey friends. Welcome back to another biweekly dev update.
We’ve spent the past two dev updates talking about our Multiple Multi-wallet update and the bug fixes associated with it. It’s a significant architectural change, and we’re glad to have received feedback that many of you find the extended flexibility of having multiple wallets useful.
Of course, architectural and account model changes might be too low-level than most users care about, so this week, I think it’s worth zooming out a bit to talk about KryptoGO’s vision, and how our constant product updates, whether it be new features, upgrades of existing features, or even bug fixes, align with said vision.
Your Crypto Portfolio, as comprehensive as can be
KryptoGO Wallet, starting from version 2.0.0, supports multiple wallets from multiple blockchains. Yes, it’s great and all, but let’s face the elephant in the room: It’s not enough.
Since the beginning, one thing that KryptoGO has always wanted to do for our users was to make a comprehensive portfolio that made it easy for everyone to keep track and manage their on-chain assets, ideally for as many chains as needed. If you think about it, this is the very definition of a wallet. You look at your wallet, and you are able to see your assets.
However, in the world of cryptocurrency, where new blockchains, tokens, DeFi investments, and NFTs pop up like bamboo shoots after a refreshing spring rain (that’s a real Chinese idiom), even meeting the bare minimum of a wallet is hard. That’s why a lot of wallets on the market either focus on supporting a single chain (e.g., an Ethereum wallet like Rainbow or Metamask), or they focus on supporting a single asset class (e.g., an NFT wallet like Floor).
However, this kind of design philosophy poses problems for both crypto veterans and beginners alike. Veterans likely have assets across many chains, in many asset classes, which means they need more than one wallet in order to keep track of everything. If you think someone who carries ten physical wallets when they go shopping at Target is wack, then wait till you find out how many crypto wallets a crypto veteran at KryptoGO had before KryptoGO Wallet was released (hint: it’s more than 10).
For crypto newbies, even without any assets, they face a problem immediately. Out of the hundreds of wallets on the market, which one do they choose? This problem is compounded when the user lacks the knowledge of blockchains and different on-chain asset classes. If a user doesn’t know that Bitcoin and Ethereum run on different chains, how are they to choose the wallet that is right for them?
Therefore, the product team at KryptoGO believes that the multiple multi-wallet update only just fulfilled the fundamentals that any decent wallet should have. We’ve significantly lowered the barrier for entry. Crypto beginners can start using our wallet immediately and be assured that we support many mainstream blockchains. Our proprietary “phone number as account identity identification” model makes this even easier: Registration is super fast, and users do not need to memorize or even know what a private key is to start using our wallet. On the other hand, crypto veterans finally have a wallet that can effectively consolidate all their on-chain assets in one comprehensive portfolio. The multiple multi-wallet update provided a base on which to build new and exciting features, and now a single question lingers. What do we currently want to build?
Interact with the world as your Web 3.0 Identity, using KryptoGO Wallet
Now that we’ve established this phone number 👉 multiple wallets 👉 comprehensive on-chain portfolio model, we want to make KryptoGO the go-to gateway whenever you want to connect a wallet of yours with some other service or utility, or more broadly, when you want to interact with the world, either online or offline, as your Web 3.0 identity. Our built-in DApp browser and Wallet Connect already help with this when you want to connect to any decentralized application. We’re currently focusing on offline interaction, so a big feature that we added this week focuses on NFT collections and NFT utility.
✈️ The Airdrop Center! ✈️
The brand new ✈️ Airdrop Center✈️
We’re betting that NFTs are going to be widely used in the future in all sorts of fun ways: coupons, membership cards, vouchers, admission tickets… you name it! So, we are introducing our in-app Airdrop Center, which works together with KryptoGO Dashboard for project teams and event creators to afford customizable utility to air-droppable NFTs!
Here’s how it works: if you have any NFTs that received utility via KryptoGO (e.g., you might have an NFT that allows you to redeem a delicious free meal), you’ll see all these NFTs as well as their corresponding utility and redeemable rewards listed in the Airdrop Center, located on the Home Tab. You can see the details of the redeemable rewards, as well as any rewards that you have redeemed in the past.
The Airdrop Center lists all your NFT with utility (e.g. redeemable rewards)
To redeem a reward, simply select the corresponding NFT, and choose Redeem Now. A QR code will be generated upon request. Have the event personnel (in the case of a free meal, maybe ask who’s responsible for NFT rewards at the restaurant?) open our in-app QR code scanner to scan your code. Once verification is complete and we made sure you are the owner of the NFT, you get your reward!
Redeeming a reward via QR code
We hope to make it really easy to utilize on-chain assets in offline applications via our line of products, while giving users the smoothest experience as possible. We already have some collaborations in the works that we will reveal once the time is right, so stay tuned :)
Other new features
- Payment Requests: You can now create a payment request that contains all the details of a payment (e.g., wallet address, token, amount) in a QR code. Send the QR code to whoever should pay you and they automatically get all the details they need. Super convenient!
Request a payment from someone else simply by generating a QR code.
- You may now sort your NFT collection via acquired date. This makes it easy to see your freshly minted and airdropped NFTs!
- Updated Notifications Center: We’ve added infinite scrolling to our in-app Notifications Center for a better user experience.
- New Support Page: Under the account tab, you will now find a new Support option. If you need help, contact us via email or submit a ticket on our Discord.
new support page under the Account Tab
- ENS support for EVM chains: You may now send or receive funds using Ethereum Name Service instead of your wallet address.
- More precise categories for on-chain transactions: We added “Wrap” and “Unwrap” as transaction categories (in addition to the existing “Received”, “Sent”, “Trade”, and “Contract Execution”)
- Select users may see a survey pop up asking about your experience with our wallet. We appreciate all the feedback that you guys give us 🥰
survey that might pop up :)
As always, let us know what you think via Discord, or any of our other social media links listed below.