MyEtherWallet is one of the most popular solutions to store Ethereum balances online. Ever since its inception, the developers have made significant progress regarding the platform. They also released a major update late last night, which improves the look and feel of the service. Additionally, it also enables hard fork support and improves URI support. All of these advancements are vital to running a popular online cryptocurrency wallet service.
A Big MyEtherWallet Update Is Upon Us
As is the case with any online cryptocurrency service, customer feedback is critical in establishing a better experience. MyEtherWallet has received a lot of comments and support inquiries recently, and most of these concerns have been addressed in the latest update. However, there is still a lot to be done in the coming months.
That said, the new update includes fair few improvements. First of all, the developers integrated better support for URI, which allows users to pre-fill transaction information through query strings. Support for URI had been present since day one, but there was room for improvements. Do keep in mind this is an entirely optional feature, and not mandatory to send transactions through the MyEtherWallet service.
To make the whole user experience a bit better, the team removed the need to click a button when users want to unlock their wallet. Pressing the enter key will now achieve the same result. Some users may see this as a minor change, but it never hurts to have options at one’s disposal. An optimal user experience goes a long way when storing funds online.
With the upcoming Ethereum hard fork, it is due time MyEtherWallet enables support for this change. The platform’s backend is set up to accommodate these changes. Several plans are being discussed as to how they will handle the EIP-155 transaction signing method. User feedback on these three options is more than welcome at this point.
One thing that caused a bit of friction among MyEtherWallet users was the platform’s inability to deal with traffic during the Golem crowdsale. Even though the team had increased their node size, and bumped the gas price, the increase in traffic proved to be too much to handle. Issues like these should not happen again in the future, and a valuable lesson was learned from these problems. One thing to keep in mind is how the servers did not crash, but it took far too much time to deliver requests.
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