Neon Wallet 0.2.0 Released

Let's check what's new in the 0.2.0 version of NEO blockchain wallet
12 March 2018   539

What is Neon Wallet?

Neon Wallet is an open source cross-platform light wallet for the NEO blockchain available on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Neon Wallet
Neon Wallet

What's new in version 0.2.0?

According to the developers, these are main bug fixes and updates of new version.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed various math issues that would cause transactions and claims to fail.
  • Fixed issue with NEP-5 token balances not displaying.
  • Fixed "out of date" wallet notification to not display for new releases.

Updates:

  • Added load balancing for API requests.
  • Added NEP-5 script hashes for IAM, ONT, THOR.
  • Updated GAS claim to wait for updated claims before calculating amount.
  • Updated Ledger dependencies & implementation to address issues with hardware wallets.
  • Updated dashboard to hide zero-balance NEP-5 tokens.
  • Updated send modal to not close when "escape" key is pressed.
  • Updated underlying architecture for simplified development & future improvements.

Neo Name Service to provide easy to remember wallet names

NEO Global Capital partners with Fenbushi Capital to expand NEO ecosystem with its own DNS analogue for wallet adresses – Neo's Name Service
14 May 2018   244

Long and confusing wallet names has long been a bane of existence for the inattentive users of cryptocurrencies. NEO Global Capital plans to change the situation by partnering with Fenbushi Capital in development and testing of the newest project – Neo's Name Service Project (NNS).

NNS is a twist on the existing technology of Domain Name Service.in this case it's not just a comprehensible name for an IP-address, but a decentralized, open-source and extensible domain name system based on the NEO blockchain. The main reason behind the project is to replace long and hard to remember wordless codes, such as a wallet address, with a human-readable word or phrase to allow users to access the wallet or a smart contract in the future without marking it down, which is unsecure in the long run, or trying to commit them to memory.

Neo's Name Service will allow users to register .neo domains that can be used instead of public keys for the incoming transactions.

In regards to partnership, it deserves a little background. NEO Global Capital is a Venture Capital firm which aims to assist blockchain projects that enrich the NEO ecosystem and help it develop. Fenbushi Capital is also a Venture Capital firm with a reputation of giving large donations for promising blockchain startups and projects. Also Fenbushi holds a NEO consensus node running on the Testnet blockchain. So this partnership validates the NNS projects as a beneficial entity to the whole of NEO ecosystem.