There are very few people today who do not know about bitcoins. This cryptocurrency has become the most profitable and recognized resource for investments because, in the last 5 years, it has grown by more than 560 times. Simply in last three months, bitcoin increased its value nearly by half, which speaks volumes about its extreme prospects and popularity. Created in 2009, it has overcome the $6,000 per unit rate twice in the last month.
What is a Cryptocurrency Wallet?
The cryptocurrency wallet is a protective digital wallet in digital era used to store, send, and get digital currency like Bitcoin. Most coins have an official wallet or a some officially suggest third-party wallets. In order to use any cryptocurrency, you will require using a cryptocurrency wallet.
So, how to develop a mobile wallet app for payment with Bitcoin cryptocurrency?
If we take existing mobile Bitcoin wallets like Coinbase and BitcoinJ as an example, we can take note of a few particularities and MVP features that a similar mobile app should include. Let’s figure them out.
- Authorization: Registration/login to get access to the Bitcoin wallet;
- Profile: To send and receive Bitcoins, check the balance;
- Exchange rate: To monitor Bitcoin price;
- QR code scanner: To send and request money;
- Trade service: To see Bitcoin sellers and work as a Seller;
- Push-notifications: You can see Notifications about exchanges, changes in Bitcoin price etc.
- Security: To set the password and PIN code for the protection of the app.
How and where can Bitcoin wallets be applied?
- Payment in stores
- Wages payment
- International transfers
- Fraud prevention
How Does a Cryptocurrency Wallet Work?
The Cryptocurrency wallet itself is not really “stored” in a wallet. Rather, a private key (secure the digital code known just to you and your wallet) is stored that shows the responsibility of an open key (an open digital code connected with a particular measure of money). So your wallet stores your private and open keys enable you to send and get coins, and also acts as an individual record of transactions
Benefits of Bitcoin Wallet App for Your Online Business
Here is one of the common questions online businesses ask today is that Why they should be interested in developing Bitcoin Wallet App of their own? And, why should they combine Bitcoin as a mobile payment option in their business?
So the answer these questions and the main benefits of Bitcoin Wallet App are as follow.
- Bitcoin Is The Most Simplest Form of Exchange
- Bitcoin is Anonymous
- Bitcoin has a safe ecosystem
Are Cryptocurrency wallets secured?
Cryptocurrency Wallets are secure to differing degrees. The level of security depends on the kind of wallet you use (desktop, mobile, online, paper, equipment) and the service provider. A web server is an intrinsically more hazardous environment to keep your currency compared to offline. Online wallets also can expose users to possible vulnerabilities in the wallet stage which can be exploited by hackers to take your funds. Offline wallets, then again, can’t be hacked because they just aren’t connected to an online system and don’t depend on a third party for security. Similarly, if your wallet gets hacked, or you send money to a scammer, there is no real way to recover lost currency or reverse the transaction. You must take precautions and be very careful!
- Backup your wallet
- Update software.
- Add extra security layers.
Also Read: Basics of Cryptocurrency and How it Works?