Electrum 2.7.0 is out over at BTC talk

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Palancar, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    If you are using Electrum for your btc privacy needs the new version was released at btc talk. It will come over to the main Electrum site soon. For now if you want it just grab the link from over there. Great work!!

    Release notes:
    # Release 2.7.0 (October 2016)

    * The wallet file format has been upgraded. This upgrade is not
    backward compatible, which means that a wallet upgraded to the 2.7
    format will not be readable by earlier versions of
    Electrum. Multiple accounts inside the same wallet are not
    supported in the new format; the Qt GUI will propose to split any
    wallet that has several accounts. Make sure that you have saved
    your seed phrase before you upgrade Electrum.
    * This version introduces a separation between wallets types and
    keystores types. 'Wallet type' defines the type of Bitcoin contract
    used in the wallet, while 'keystore type' refers to the method used
    to store private keys. Therefore, so-called 'hardware wallets' will
    be referred to as 'hardware keystores'.
    * Hardware keystores:
    - The Ledger Nano S is supported.
    - Hardware keystores can be used as cosigners in multi-signature
    - Multiple hardware cosigners can be used in the same multisig
    wallet. One icon per keystore is displayed in the satus bar. Each
    connected device will co-sign the transaction.
    * Replace-By-Fee: RBF transactions are supported in both Qt and
    Android. A warning is displayed in the history for transactions
    that are replaceable, have unconfirmed parents, or that have very
    low fees.
    * Dynamic fees: Dynamic fees are enabled by default. A slider allows
    the user to select the expected confirmation time of their
    transaction. The expected confirmation times of incoming
    transactions is also displayed in the history.
    * The install wizards of Qt and Kivy have been unified.
    * Qt GUI (Desktop):
    - A fee slider is visible in the in send tab
    - The Address tab is hidden by default, can be shown with Ctrl-A
    - UTXOs are displayed in the Address tab
    * Kivy GUI (Android):
    - The GUI displays the complete transaction history.
    - Multisig wallets are supported.
    - Wallets can be created and deleted in the GUI.
    * Seed phrases can be extended with a user-chosen passphrase. The
    length of seed phrases is standardized to 12 words, using 132 bits
    of entropy (including 2FA seeds). In the wizard, the type of the
    seed is displayed in the seed input dialog.
    * TrustedCoin users can request a reset of their Google Authenticator
    account, if they still have their seed.
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2016
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Jan 6, 2014
    EU - Slovenia
  3. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    LOL attaching this to such an old original post of mine. Thanks for the heads up for readers in case some don't follow cryptocurrency stuff. Its difficult to imagine someone running ANY crypto wallet and leaving it running without a password. Independent of just Electrum, be advised that malware and hackers are now extremely good at what they do. By infecting YOUR computer they can capture your keystrokes and it doesn't matter which wallet you use if they "know" your credentials. I do use software wallets to direct and watch my coin collections, BUT I only allow hardware wallets to hold any of the private keys. The most infected computer in the world cannot breach a hardware wallet and get keys. I don't think my computers are even slightly malware infected by the way, but at many thousands of dollars per coin I don't take chances.