AirGap, a self-custody bitcoin and crypto pockets with a storage utility, introduced at the moment its newest launch. In replace v3.11.0, AirGap applied assist for SegWit for Bitcoin (BTC), improved secret import and entropy assortment through cube rolls.
Segregated Witness (SegWit) is an replace to the Bitcoin protocol that changed the best way knowledge was saved within the blockchain. This replace brings a number of advantages, together with elevated scalability, sooner transaction occasions, and, most vital, decrease transaction charges.
To make use of SegWit with AirGap, current customers of BTC must generate a brand new handle in AirGap Vault and ship the funds to the brand new SegWit handle.
Different Enhancements Embrace:
Entropy assortment through cube rolls and coin flips
Secret era with cube rolls and coin flips is a safety characteristic to generate safe mnemonics through the use of a particular sequence of inputs for entropy. The benefit of that is that customers can acquire their entropy with none digital assist from the inbuilt machine RNG (random quantity mills).
On the import web page, there’s now a complicated toggle. Customers can then select cube rolls or coin flips as a means of producing a mnemonic.
New safe mnemonic import characteristic (inbuilt keyboard)
The AirGap crew has now changed the conventional machine keyboard with its personal digital keyboard.
This produces benefits similar to:
- The keyboard can’t report/save a mnemonic (some machine keyboards try this for spell checking and ship every little thing entered to a server — this isn’t good for safety). AirGap’s keyboard doesn’t use any exterior dependencies and is included with the app.
- The brand new keyboard permits solely legitimate phrases from the BIP39 checklist to be imported. So there may be no extra typos / double areas, and many others.
- The keyboard has BIP39 phrases autocomplete for sooner imports.
- There’s a “scramble” button that shuffles the order of the letters on the keyboard, enhancing the safety if somebody is trying over their shoulders.
- There’s a “cover” button that masks the mnemonic that was already entered, enhancing the safety if somebody watches over one’s shoulder.
BIP85 youngster mnemonic administration
When producing a BIP85 youngster mnemonic, it’s now attainable to straight import that youngster mnemonic as a secret into AirGap. So customers don’t have to write down it down earlier than importing it.
“The safety features of AirGap are frequently evolving, and along with the 2 new safety features acknowledged above, we additionally assist the PSBT customary (BIP-174), which suggests the Vault is now appropriate with different watch-only wallets, although that is presently in beta.”
– The AirGap Crew