After the launch of the new iOS version, BCH centric Electron Cash Wallet has released another version. This new version of the wallet can run on basic feature phones (Nokia-style) adding more versatility to the BCH ecosystem.
After the company's lead developer, Jonald Fyookball, announced last February about the team getting funded by the firm Coingeek, Electron Cash launched a bunch of new features over the course of the year. So far the team has launched a new iOS version of the wallet and added a Coinshuffle plugin to the client’s desktop version. Now, this week the Electron Cash team has released a Java Micro-Edition of the wallet (J2ME) which makes the client available to feature phones much like the popular and less sophisticated Nokia phones.
The Electron Cash J2ME version source code is available for review on Github, explains the development team.
“The original python code was rewritten in Java, mostly from scratch, in order to build this wallet. It is currently published on GitHub as an alpha release and is currently being reviewed and tested,”
With Electron Cash for J2ME, now users who only have access to basic ‘feature phones’ such as the Nokia 216 will still have access to a real Bitcoin Cash SPV wallet, with all the benefits that come with it, including controlling their own private keys and being able to restore their wallet from a mnemonic seed phrase.
The move has been made to help spread adoption in areas where basic phones are more prevalent. These areas would include Asia and Africa, reaching a target of 1.3 billion feature phone users worldwide.
Many skeptics are calling this move waste of resources as the people who own old Nokia phones are not a target demographic for crypto wallet adoptions, but many users who are worried about smartphone security can use this feature.