ACINQ Advises Not to Use Eclair Wallet At the Moment

Developers said that they "may have lost the signing key allowing us to update the app"
09 April 2018   711

The developers of the French blockchain start-up ACINQ advised users of the Lightning wallet Eclair to temporarily refrain from using it.

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According to them, this decision is caused by accidental deletion of the signature key of the app. The developers assured the users that this measure is forced, and promised to fix the errors soon, releasing the corresponding update for this Android-application.

ACINQ has already removed the Eclair app from the Google Play and the link to the installation file from the Github.

The release of the mobile purse Eclair with support for Lightning Network was held on April 4.

Bakkt to Release Consumer App This Year

The app can be used for a wide range of tasks, e.g., crypto and securities trading, virtual goods purchase, etc
23 January 2020   94

Institutional Investor Platform Bakkt will release an app for retail investors this year, with which users can pay with cryptocurrency.

According to the president of Bakkt Adam White at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the application can be used for a wide range of tasks. In addition to trading cryptocurrencies, it will support various virtual “goods” like points of loyalty programs.

In addition, in the future it is possible to add securities trading, as well as the creation of a portal for shops and merchants. That is, the application will be more like a traditional fintech product like PayPal than a solution from a cryptocurrency exchange.

Although the Bakkt platform was originally created for institutional investors, the new director of Mike Blandina is very serious about entering the retail market. Earlier, he said that the application for retail investors should be released in the first half of 2020.

I do not think we are there yet. What gives me optimism is that we are seeing a lot of developer interest. I am confident that someone is going to find something.

 

Adam White

President of Bakkt

 White added that the cryptocurrency market is still underdeveloped.