A new version of Dark Wallet, labeled Dark Wallet Alpha 5, has been released, and includes much re-factoring of internal code. This release introduces BitID integration, ‘Watch-Only pockets’, seed scanning, new controls for history, new pocket types, and a series of bug fixes. BitId login allows for website integration, though desktop wallets can implement it for added protection, and it has the potential to change internet usage as a whole through crypto-identification. Additional pocket types include two of three pockets, allowing users to combine incoming funds amongst two or three users, to confuse onlookers by making it much more difficult to see not only who, but also how many, users were sending the funds. The centralized server situation still allows for potential targeted attacks, but with the P2P infrastructure, and work on personal nodes being supported, several projects for the client side overlay protocols are being investigated. The beta is expected within one or two months, as a conservative estimate, with safety for Bitcoin usage available before that through the new pocket types.
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