Bitcoin startup Breadwallet has officially launched their bitcoin wallet application on the Android platform. The wallet is currently in open beta testing, supporting the first 1000 beta users.
Breadwallet is a standalone client, meaning it uses bitcoin SPV to quickly download the blockchain for faster performance. It has historically only been available on iOS, however, back in May founder and CEO of Breadwallet Aaron Voisine wrote that the wallet will be coming to Android.
In a new blog post today from Voisine, he wrote that the beta wallet is pre-release quality software “that should be used at your own risk.” Until the wide release users should only use the Android beta wallet for small amounts of currency.
Breadwallet also scored a major partnership in May when OKWave invested in Breadwallet to form new strategic venture. OKWave is a Japanese company the runs a question and answer site similar to Quora or Yahoo! Answers, which has over 45 million users.
Breadwallet is one of many bitcoin wallets on the market, scoring in the highest ranking list (currently 3.15 out of 5) with other bitcoin wallets such as Airbitz, Blockchain, and Mycelium. Breadwallet also recently made our Spring 2016 Top Rated Bitcoin Wallets report.
You can sign up for the new beta wallet through Google Play. Users testing the new Android beta wallet that find any bugs should get in touch with Breadwallet at their support email address email@example.com.