NEM, the evolving blockchain technology project which operates as a peer to peer platform and provides services like payments, messaging, asset making, and naming system through its native currency XEM has launched a Microwallet this month as a Google Chrome extension.
Andreu Rodríguez i Donaire, CEO at Atraura Blockchain who develops for NEM and created the Microwallet said:
“The NEM ecosystem has always been one of the most advanced of the blockchain sector, its technology and community are some of the best an Open Source project could ever have. Besides that, NEM is still out of scope for some people, and one of the trending topics when asking about “Why aren’t you using NEM?” is always “I don’t even know how to download and start the NanoWallet,” with this kind of answer, we can see that NEM is still not accessible for lots of people with very short technical background.”
“Because of this need, I asked some business oriented people which blockchain did they prefer as a user (to transfer value between the blockchain), and they mostly answered: “Ethereum, is really easy to interact with it by using MyEtherWallet or Metamask. Then I realized NEM didn’t have a Chrome Extension Wallet yet, and this kind of wallet should be really good for the ecosystem and their architecture is really benefited by the NEM NIS API features, so I decided to start coding one.”
The result of this brainstorm comes the NEM Microwallet, a Google Chrome Extension which can be downloaded and installed directly from the Chrome Webstore for free and with zero technical knowledge.
The wallet is designed to focus on the usability and zero pain for a non-techie user, so its features are still simple. This wallet does not try to substitute the NanoWallet, only to make NEM accessible to more and gain adoption for the ecosystem, so when a more advanced user will want to use NEM will probably prefer the Nanowallet.
Right now, the Microwallet has the following features:
- Creation, importing and exporting of Mainnet, Testnet and Mijin wallet
- Transaction creation and sending containing: Recipient, XEM Amount, and Message
- Visualization of address and balance
- Visualization of outcoming, incoming and unconfirmed transaction
- Automatic refresh of balance and transactions
In addition, the following features are planned for the near future:
- Add visualization of QR address
- Add different wallet types
- Add Multiwallet support
- Add Multisignature accounts support
- Add Mosaic transfer support
- Add Mosaic tools
- Add Alias Service support
- Add harvesting info and tools
Those interested can download the NEM Microwallet for free in the Chrome Store.