The popular online wallet for Ether and Ethereum-based tokens is about to give its huge user base the security of cold-storage right on their phones.
MyEtherWallet is launching MEWconnect on iOS and Android. A limited beta version is expected to drop in a matter of days, according to Tech Crunch. The full launch is expected in September.
“From the makers of MyEtherWallet comes, a free and open-source smartphone app that brings hardware wallet functionality to your iOS and Android devices. MEWconnect establishes a secure connection between you and the blockchain while keeping your private key separate from the browser. With an added layer of security, MEWconnect puts you in total control of your assets.”
The app will require a master password to access funds, removing the need to enter a private key.[the_ad id="42537"] [the_ad id="42536"]
It will also allow users to buy cryptocurrency through a third party. Here’s a look at some of the features included.
MyEtherWallet says it will make the source code available online to let the community hammer out potential bugs in the beta version.