Bitcoins have been a game changer for some, mystery for others and simply profits for hoarders. Bitcoin wallets are a way to keep your Bitcoins safe in your account. By intending to make the bitcoins more popular and more easier for users to handle, the popular bitcoin wallet provider Blockchain.info has released a new version of its Bitcoin Wallet App for Android devices. The new App promises to allow you to store, receive and send bitcoins directly from your Android phone. Blockchain says that the App has been developed thinking of making bitcoin more accessible to users. This App hides the complexity of the protocol in order to encourage adoption of bitcoins by common Android users.
“Our Android app has to do with making bitcoin so easy to use that people don’t even have to think about addresses for example,” co-founder and CEO Nicolas Cary told TechCrunch “That stuff exists in bitcoin, but just like there are complicated things happening in email, they are hidden.” “When you explain why bitcoin is valuable, 99 percent of people understand that it’s useful. But it gets a little intimidating when they actually start using bitcoin”
Keeping is simple is the Blockchain.info's USP for this App. If you want to send bitcoins to someone, you can just browse your address book and tap on someone’s name. After that, there are two possibilities. If this person is already a bitcoin user with an associated bitcoin address, it will simply send the bitcoins. If it’s someone new, it will send an email with a redemption code so that they can get their bitcoins.
The App also provides a map view of with merchants who accept bitcoins so the users can find out the sellers and buyers of Bitcoins at a touch of a button. “It’s a world’s first,” Cary said. “We verified every single one of these merchants and we’re bringing new ones every week.”
The App will also help you understand how to manage your bitcoins. It will tell you to set a very strong password and two-factor authentication, it will suggests backup solutions, and it will show you tutorial videos.
“When you explain why bitcoin is valuable, 99 percent of people understand that it’s useful. But it gets a little intimidating when they actually start using bitcoin,” Cary said.
If you are into bitcoins then this is a must have App for your Android device. If you are not into bitcoins, you may download it to learn about the worlds most famous cryptocurrency. You can download the App from Google Play here.