We are very pleased to roll out Samourai Wallet update 0.98.75. This update includes two important UI changes and very important under the hood changes for the future.
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These UI and UX modifications are the first of many to help prepare Samourai Wallet for 1.0 release later this year.
Real-time transaction state
After a normal spend, a STONEWALL spend, or a batch spend you will now see a full screen overlay of the current state of the transaction in real-time. Our valued Ricochet users will see a modified animation specific to Ricochet in a future update.
- Creating transaction
The wallet is gathering the needed inputs to cover the full amount to be spent and composing an unsigned transaction.
- Signing transaction
The wallet is signing the transaction it just created with the necessary private keys of the selected inputs.
- Broadcasting transaction
The wallet is broadcasting the signed transaction either via our Iceland based Bitcoin Core node or your own Trusted Node.
- Transaction Sent
The transaction has been submitted to the bitcoin network for inclusion in the blockchain.
This screen becomes even more important as we begin to roll out Offline Mode where user intervention needs to take place between Transaction Signing and Broadcasting. Consider this new real time status animation this a nice visual treat with a deeper future purpose.
Simplified Receive Screen
The other change you will immediately notice is the simplified receive screen.
The current address is now directly at the top of the screen. You can still tap this address to copy it to your clipboard, and you can share the address using a variety of methods using the Share icon in the toolbar.
Tap the advanced toggle to create a QR code with a BTC amount encoded within it or to change the type of address to use. By default, Segwit Compatibility addresses are displayed. Allowing you the benefits of Segwit, while still producing addresses that older wallets understand.
Samourai Wallet users can produce Legacy addresses that begin with a “1″, Segwit Compatibility addresses that begin with a “3″, or Segwit Native addresses that begin with a “bc1q″.
We have also added in the derivation path of the displayed address for our power users.
We have made a minor change to the send screen in this update after receiving a lot of feedback from our regular Ricochet users. The Ricochet toggle will now remember the last state it was in. This means, if you enable Ricochet, the next time you visit the send screen, Ricochet will be enabled.
The next UI update will include significant UI changes to the existing send screen.
An important under the hood change in the way your wallet keeps track of PayNym’s means your PayNym bot will very soon generate Segwit Native (bech32) addresses by default instead of legacy addresses. This change, in combination with many more planned updates will make using PayNym’s cheaper, faster, and easier than ever.