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IOTA has announced the upcoming updates for its new Trinity mobile wallet. Trinity Mobile currently has gathered more than 20,000 users which are using the platform in its beta version.

Currently, the developers behind the project claim they have detected fewer bugs and have begun focusing more intently on a number of new features.

Below are the updates that will be implemented in the impending release:

“Snapshot transition — Snapshot transition will now attach addresses one by one, allowing the user to start again where they left off in case of failure. A progress bar with the number of remaining to-be-attached addresses will also be displayed. It is recommended that users perform a Snapshot Transition once per account following a snapshot.

Storing transaction trytes locally — Trinity will now store signed inputs for transactions, so that in the event of network interruption a transaction can simply be rebroadcasted, rather than repeating the whole process. While convenient, this also has important security benefits, by mitigating the risk of a rogue node owner making you resign inputs and revealing more of your private key.

Receive page — The (ugly) Receive page has been shown some love with a complete UI/UX overhaul. The functionality remains largely unchanged, but the page is now much more intuitive. We have also added transaction amount to the QR code (one of the more commonly-requested features).

Performance — Proof of Work can be quite resource heavy and affect performance, particularly on Android. By leveraging asynchronicity and moving more code native, Proof of Work will no longer cause any performance issues. The same approach has also been applied to address generation, allowing us to maintain an up-to-date unused receive address without any user action.”

The updates wallet will also include on a number of security developments designed to keep the address secure, such as password-locked files and QR codes:

“SeedVault — A password-protected KeePass file (.kdbx) containing your seed(s). By offering an inhouse solution for encrypted seed back up, we hope that community seed storage practices will improve significantly. Your seed is the master key to your funds; storing it anywhere unencrypted introduces unnecessary risk. SeedVault should become the standardised way to back up seeds digitally. It has already been implemented in Trinity Desktop.

Password-protected QR Code — Storing a paper wallet is a good way to back up a seed. However as more people become familiar with IOTA, plain text paper wallets become a target for thieves. With a QR-encoded seed, encrypted behind a secure password, a paper wallet becomes useless to a thief.

Password strength requirements — Currently the only restriction on password selection is to exceed 11 characters. Trinity Desktop has already implemented stricter password requirements following Dropbox’s zxcvbn. A sufficiently strong password is essential in ensuring the safety of your seed.”

IOTA’s Trinity Desktop app is also going forth with its development. Currently in its alpha stage, the app is being tested by over 500 community members looking to identify UI issues and bugs.

Trinity Desktop is scheduled to enter its beta phase in the near future. As for Trinity Mobile, the dev team says they are preparing for the full release, but no exact date had been released.

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