According to the company, the site has grown to over 100,000 users in 130 countries, and now the platform is available in 12 languages. Check out below the various updates implemented.
Users now have the ability to log in with WalletConnect-enabled wallets. WalletConnect is a protocol for wirelessly connecting decentralized applications to new Ethereum wallets such as Rainbow (iOS) or Pillar (Android & iOS).
The LocalEthereum team also added compatibility with two more wallets that don’t require any downloads:
- Portis – enables anybody to create a wallet using only an email and password. Their mission is to simplify the blockchain for as many people as possible. Users can now log in to LocalEthereum with a portable Portis wallet.
- Fortmatic – is a new kind of no-setup-needed wallet tied to a phone number. The wallet works on any web browser and protects transactions with tamper-resistant hardware. With Fortmatic, users can now log in and trade using only their phone number — no password or software needed.
Previously, LocalEthereum users were only able to search offers by payment method and location. Due to a high number of requests, LocalEthereum has launched an advanced search to include local currency (e.g. Euros, USD), offer limits (e.g. only users that accept $100 trades), and custom text (e.g. usernames, headline search).
Enabled by default, users will now receive a short notification sound when they have a new message. Many users want to be responsive, but also continue to browse. This can be disabled in the account settings.
User “Last Online” Indicator
Another widely requested feature, the “last online” indicator gives buyers and sellers better insights on when to expect a response, and encourages transparency between all parties.
Previously, LocalEthereum was only available in English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Now the marketplace is expanded to include those and: