Samourai Wallet urged to boycott BitPay

According to the team of popular wallet, BitPay now uses BIP70 instead of BIP21
04 January 2018   190

The team of popular wallet Samourai, said that the industry's largest processing service BitPay, without any warning or discussion with the developers, refused to support the standard display scheme for end users of payment requests described in BIP21. Instead, BitPay adopted a questionable and not widely supported BIP70 scheme.

BIP21 scheme is accepted by all wallets and service providers from 2012 and ensures that regardless of the software used QR codes and payment requests are created and interpreted in one standard way. This ensures maximum compatibility and interoperability of software and services in a decentralized network with open source.

Needless to say, Bitpays decision to drop all support for this fundamental open standard, will harm the overall user experience not improve it, as they claim to be striving for.
 

Samurai Wallet Team

BIP70 was initially proposed in 2013 by Gavin Addresen and Mike Hearn, developers who received notoriety thanks to the so-called "black lists" of bitcoins. The proposal itself was received by the community extremely ambiguously, and due to concern about the security and privacy of users, wallets and service providers for the most part did not accept it.

In particular, BIP70 introduces a requirement for developers to support legacy dependencies of the public key infrastructure that have a long history of discovered vulnerabilities (openssl, heartbleed, etc.). In addition, the wide implementation of BIP70 increases the risk of monitoring and monitoring of onchain transactions within AML / KYC requirements and the creation of more efficient blacklists.

We have to be very clear here. Samourai Wallet will not support BIP70 in our products, therefore, our wallet users will NOT be able to send bitcoin to QR codes generated by Bitpay invoices, as they do not provide a valid Bitcoin address. If you want to make payments to a QR code provided by Bitpay you will need to use a wallet that has enabled BIP70.
 

Samurai Wallet Team

 Also, developers say they refuse to accept BitPay's aggressive use of the dominant position of the company in the marketplace and to force purse providers to support their business plans or force users to use the system that adversely affects their privacy and the interchangeability of bitcoin as a whole.

According to representatives of Samourai Wallet, BitPay should focus its efforts on restoring its image and brand after the failure of the SegWit2x, to which they made significant efforts.

Bitcoin White to Release iOS and MacOS Wallet

According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018
19 February 2018   76

Bitcoin White is a flexible and decentralized application platform designed to lower the threshold for developers. Using JavaScript as the programming language and relational database to store data, Bitcoin White is increasing the similarities between developing a DAPP and a traditional web application.

Bitcoin White team has already developed and released the version of its wallet for Windows, Linux and Android. According to the roadmap of Bitcoin White, the wallet for iOS and Mac OS will be released on February 19, 2018.

 Bitcoin White Roadmap
Bitcoin White Roadmap Fragment

The features of the wallet include asset management, account information, setting an additional password, blocking the account by block, and internal blockchain list of transactions.

At the moment of press, these are main market parameters of Bitcoin White:

Average price: $0,184621
24h volume: $48 806