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Mycelium adds iOS version back to App Store, announces support for KeepKey

Austria bitcoin wallet startup Mycelium says that it has added back their bitcoin wallet version to the Apple App Store. The wallet application was previously removed earlier this year. In addition, the wallet now supports hardware wallet device KeepKey.

In an update made by Mycelium Product Manager Dmitry “Rassah” Murashchik, he wrote “after an extensive review of our iOS wallet, and fixing some of the issues that we were concerned about, we have released our iOS wallet back on the Apple AppStore.”  With internal changes completed too, the wallet plans to continue to support and develop the iOS wallet.

The Mycelium iOS wallet was previously removed from the App Store because the wallet had fallen behind when they lost their iOS developer. As it turns out, the two versions of apps (Android and iOS) were so far apart that they were forced to remove the app.

As part of the update, Mycelium has begun to support bitcoin hardware wallet KeepKey. The hardware wallet is a secure bitcoin (and altcoin) wallet that generates and stores your private keys on the hardware device itself. The private keys never leave the security of the device.

Rassah went on to say about the KeepKey integration,

“To send bitcoin, Mycelium Wallet creates a transaction, sends it to the KeepKey device over a USB cable, KeepKey asks you to verify and confirm the address, and once you do, signs the transaction right on the device and send it back to your Mycelium Wallet to be broadcast. Because the private keys never leave the device, there is no risk of theft from infected or compromised smartphones or computers. With this addition to the wallet, Mycelium now supports all three of the popular bitcoin hardware wallets, Trezor, Ledger, and KeepKey.”

Mycelium earlier this year ran a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the future development of the wallet, which by all means was a success.

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App Store, Bitcoin Wallets, Hardware Wallets, IOS, KeepKey, Mycelium
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