Direct, Secure Bitcoin Transactions Announced
Again, there has been much progress from the team and we are pleased to announce today that our GetGems App is now connected directly to the bitcoin network insuring decentralization of bitcoin payments!
- We have upgraded the bitcoin client to be SPV (“simplified payment verification”), the wallet is now connected directly to the bitcoin network, removing the need for trusted servers while maintaining much faster performance on mobile devices.
- A lot of work has been done to upgrade the off-chain system with a much better security scheme. This upgrade is in compliance with highest standards of security principals. The update will demand your re-login to the system.
Money Transfer Notifications
- For parting the messaging functionality with the core money transfer one, we are presenting “Money Transfer Notifications”. When someone sends you money through a chat message, you’ll be notified with a “Cha-Ching” sound and a separate notification item in the notification drawer. So you’ll have an item for incoming messages and a different item for incoming money transfers.
New Android Wallet Screenshots V2.1.23 (428)
- We added some tooltips for new users, on fresh app installs. Some explanations about the GEM token, how to get more GEMS and the QR screen functionality. You can always reset the tooltips by selecting “Reset Tutorial” at the settings. Would love to get your feedback on this feature.
In Chat invite banner
- Now when you are chatting with friends, you might see a banner on the top of the screen. This banner only appears when your friends is not GetGems user. On click it send an invite text with your referral link. Making it easy to share GetGems with your current chat buddies.
iOS almost live
We are also preparing to announce iOS version of GetGems will be available for download soon after this update. To put this in perspective, all worldwide users of iOS will join the current Android base to use our Bitcoin Wallet with messaging which makes BTC transfer to be simple and intuitive. The potential number of people who can download and use our Bitcoin Wallet is no longer limited to one operating system. You can now make money on by inviting all your friends using iOS and getting them onboard.
Exciting times and we will continue to keep you posted as more developments are announced.
Daniel Peled - Daniel@getgems.org