To Major Tom
Today we are releasing BlueWallet v5.5.2 and it brings 2 features that I would like to introduce and give a little walk through.
1. Push notifications
To make push notifications possible we develop a new Free and Open Source service called “Ground Control”.
Ground Control is a notifications center for Bitcoin wallets, that you will be able to run in a self-hosted fashion to not be depend on BlueWallet’s server.
It supports Bitcoin and LNDhub, receive transactions, pending and confirmed onchain transactions. It processes blocks and a mempool in search of subscribed onchain addresses in order to provide notifications for users. Built with typescript, expressjs, mariadb & openapi.
You can also easily setup your own Ground Control server, and have a more privacy-aware push notifications setup.
See more here:
Services that support LNurl-Pay (like @bitrefill) allow you to pay or easily repeat a payment without you having to open this service or ask to generate an invoice. Think about it as a UX improvement for Lightning.
LNurl-Pay can have some interesting use cases in the future, and going towards a more mobile-friendly type of interaction. For instance:
- Donation sites
- Restaurant menus
- Pricing tags in market shelves
- Bike/scooter-sharing services and other indie stuff
- Any site that wants to accept payments
ADD: push notifications
ADD: lnurl-pay support
ADD: HodlHodl logout button
ADD: Keychain clear if password is lost
ADD: screen/wallets/details transactions count
FIX: crashes after importing malformed xpub as watch-only
FIX: Restore Change unit on balance tap
FIX: When doing max amount, some scenarios would return invalid amount
FIX: missing text on sendMAX dialog box confirmation
FIX: Invoice creation darkmode
FIX: Font-Color in Input Field “transaction notes”
Keep building! 💙 👊
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