Ethos and Voyager, Opera and Android: The Evolving Face of Crypto Wallets
Cryptocurrency wallets are adapting to meet our increasing needs for mobility. Wallet creators are teaming up with various different tech companies to create hybrid wallets with more user functionality.
Ethos, a blockchain platform specializing in cryptocurrency storage, just announced a partnership with Voyager, a crypto asset broker tailored to retail and institutional investors. Ethos can now utilize Voyager’s Fiat Gateway trading ability to create a revamped version of the Ethos Universal Wallet.
ETHOS announces our partnership with @investvoyager. This brings a best-in-class Fiat Gateway & Smart Router Trading to the Universal Wallet, while also enhancing the self-custody and wallet solutions on Voyager’s retail & institutional platforms: https://t.co/yunteXijIX pic.twitter.com/5cQZ0w4qF7
— Ethos.io (@Ethos_io) September 27, 2018
Users will now have a secure place to store their cryptocurrency and execute fiat-to-crypto trades. Ethos CEO, Shingo Lavine says the partnership “creates a true bridge between traditional and institutional finance within the crypto-asset market to create a dynamic and borderless financial ecosystem.”
The Voyager integration comes on the heels of Ethos’ partnership with crypto exchange ShapeShift, which gives Ethos Universal Wallet users the ability to make instant swaps.
Internet browser Opera just announced the release of their Labs version of the Opera Desktop browser which comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. The wallet can interact with Ethereum DAapps and Web 3.0 without needing to download any additional apps or extensions.
Users can shop, send and receive crypto, and store digital currency through their desktop or Android phone. Android users can sign off on transactions simply by using their fingerprint, while keeping their crypto keys stored on their phone’s hardware as opposed to a centralized server.
Taking cryptocurrency mobility to a new level, Stellar Payband successfully tested the beta version of their new wristband wallet at the Chicago Food Truck Festival. The wallet allows consumers to make purchases using crypto with a tap of the wrist.