Bitcoin Trezor portfolio launches desktop app
Trezor users can now manage their cryptomites on the desktop using Trezor Suite
SatoshiLabs, the company behind the Trezor hardware portfolios, launched a desktop app known as Trezor Suite.
Users can now use Trezor Suite to perform a full Bitcoin Aussie System node, improving transactional privacy by allowing users to transmit their own transactions and participate in the transaction validation. Trezor has also added a simple discrete mode for an additional privacy layer and plans to implement Tor support soon.
According to a blog post, Trezor Suite is designed to improve the Trezor user experience by providing a more consistent desktop and mobile experience. The new desktop application offers improvements in three main areas: security, usability and privacy.
It eliminates the risk of phishing attacks, allowing users to manage their funds without using the Internet browser, and also features a number of user interface enhancements to help make managing cryptomains a simpler task. This includes a new account and currency management system and enhanced management tools.
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„With Trezor Suite, we’d like to unify the Trezor experience into your devices, starting with this desktop version, to allow more flexibility in the way you use Bitcoin,“ said Marek Palatinus (Slush), CEO of SatoshiLabs, in a press release.
Prior to the release of the Trezor Suite, hardware wallet users would need to connect their Trezor device to a computer running the Trezor Bridge application and the associated Trezor Wallet browser plugin. Now users will have the option to use a standalone desktop application through the Trezor Suite or the older browser application.
The new Trezor desktop wallet features a design similar to Ledger Live – a competitive desktop client offered by Ledger, the company behind the Ledger Nano line of hardware wallets.
Trezor Suite is currently in public beta until around January 2021 and the team is soliciting feedback from the community to help build a better product. Trezor plans to release a mobile version of the Trezor Suite sometime next year and will discontinue the old Trezor wallet plugin as soon as the desktop wallet is out of beta.