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by Skarfurinn » 10 Dec 2014 23:55

We should have a web wallet for Auroracoin. I like the browser idea but that has some limitations that we can overcome with an online wallet.

I think that one of the main problems for adoption of crypto currencies today is wallets. Not everyone are on the level to start to use mobile wallets which are also mostly for storing smaller amounts of coins and not used as your main wallet. When it comes to these desktop wallets like the QT wallet, they tend not to be very user friendly in many ways and users get nervous about hacks and computer failiure etc.

I have taken a look at this before and have found some options for this. These are probably not the only options out there but these could be considered. If you know about other wallets that are suitable for this then please post them here.

Blockchain.info
You can see the wallet at blockchain.info if you are not familiar with it.
The source code is here: https://github.com/blockchain/My-Wallet

RushWallet
You can see the wallet here: https://rushwallet.com/
The source can be found here: https://rushwallet.com/rw.js?v=15

RichWallet
You can see the wallet here: https://openblock.com/wallet/#/signin
The source can be found here:https://github.com/haobtc/richwallet

I have not gone so far as to dive into the code but as I understand it the private key is never stored on the server. I actually never leaves the users browser when the address is being created. So this means that the user doesn't have to trust the wallet provider with his coins.

RichWallet is made for differnet currencies so it might be the easiest to adapt as both RushWallet and the Blockchain wallets are made to use blockchain.info's API. This however is something that might not be too difficult to change as JoiBlumen has adapted BitPay's API to auroracoin and it might be possible to change the code to use that without too much effort.

Check these out and give your opinion on them or the idea itself.
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by Bimmerhead » 11 Dec 2014 03:30

Yes I agree that a web wallet is an important addition. Much simpler for people to use.

I don't really have an opinion on which one to fork as, not being a developer, I can't speak to the ease of adapting to Auroracoin.

I think ease of adaptation is critical since we seem to have a shortage of developers.
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by Bimmerhead » 11 Dec 2014 15:19

I think ultimately this is the way to go: https://www.backslash.io/

Lots of social media interaction, no need to look at lengthy Auroracoin addresses.
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by Skarfurinn » 11 Dec 2014 17:35

Yes eventually something like http://backslash.io is what we need. Another way would be to set up something in Iceland that is similar to http://onename.io, but of course we just need to start with a simple wallet that doesn't store the private key on some server. We can then develop this further to be more user friendly and to have functionality over the social media.
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by Bimmerhead » 28 Jan 2015 20:15

Here's another webwallet to consider: http://airwallet.me/

source code here: https://github.com/RagnarDanneskjold/AirWallet

They also have merchant tools that look easy to use.
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