Cardano has announced that a new update of the Daedalus wallet has gone live on the Cardano mainnet. The update, which comes just days before the Shelley incentivized testnet is set to launch, will bring about new features such as an integrated newsfeed and redesigned user interface.
Cardano’s Daedalus wallet gets a facelift
Cardano has been making serious strides in the past weeks, introducing several new projects and collaborations, as well as preparing for the launch of Shelley’s incentivized testnet. The latest major update to come from the company was the upgrade of its native Daedalus wallet.
Version 0.15.0 of the wallet has been released on the Cardano mainnet on Oct. 31 and has brought about “important” changes to Daedalus, the company said in a blog post.
Apart from a redesigned user interface, the main change the update brought about was the addition of a newsfeed. Daedalus users will now be able to have four different types of news about the latest developments in the crypto industry delivered to them via the wallet.
The update also introduced a new wallet recovery phrase verification system, which will warn users if their recovery phrase has not been verified for a long period of time.
New features and fixed issues aimed to make Daedalus more user-friendly
The goal of the update, apart from introducing several new features, was to fix issues users reported with the previous version of Daedalus. According to the company’s blog post, issues with the user interface seemed to be the prevailing problem.
To solve that, v0.15.0 improved checks on the available hard drive space, introduced transparent scroll bars to free up space and repositioned icons for external links and clipboard copying.
However, the new update prevents users in Japan from redeeming their vouchers from the ADA pre-sale directly from the Daedalus interface.
These user experience-centered improvements come just days before the incentivized testnet for the Shelley era of Cardano is set to launch. A large number of users are expected to transfer their ADA to Daedalus in preparation for the network snapshot. In an AMA earlier this month, the Cardano team explained that the snapshot will be taken to determine the state of the network, after which all of the ADA held by the users will be transferred to the testnet.
Users who earned ADA by staking or delegating on the testnet will be able to withdraw it to the mainnet and transfer them back to their wallets.