BCH Developers Launch Badgerwallet.cash, a Chrome Extension
A group of BCH (Bitcoin Cash) developers has released a fresh Bitcoin Cash desktop-based wallet that is very similar to Metamask—the ETH-light client. The beta version extension for chrome is being referred to as Badgerwallet.cash and can easily be tested in your browser after having turned the developer mode on. It is expected that the extension will soon be capable of holding Bitcoin Cash-issued tokens.
Badgerwallet.cash Chrome Extension Tests
A new bitcoin cash wallet that resembles Metamask wallet—the popular chrome extension has recently been introduced into the market. The extension that is being referred to as Badgerwallet.cash has been produced by members of various organizations, e.g., Bitcoin.com developers, Spendbch, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), and Bitboc.
The purpose of this wallet is to act as a gateway into the world of decentralized applications and BCH-fueled tokens. The developers at Badgerwallet.cash have just released the beta version of this extension. Its wallet is also available for testing.
For you to test this wallet, you will need to download the extension package from the official developer website. Once you have completed this process, the next step will require you to launch your chrome browser and start unpacking the Chrome extension.
However, given the fact that this extension is still in beta mode, you can only be able to unpack it by switching on your developer mode. Once this has been turned on, the browser will now allow the software to be unpacked, paving the way for its installation in your browser. Once the installation process has been completed, a BCH symbol will appear on the uppermost corner of your browser.
If you are a Badgerwallet user, you will be able to view your wallet through a small window that will appear on the upper left side of your browser. Users can also be able to open whole pages within their browsers. As soon as you have started the extension software, your wallet will provide you with a 12-word seed phrase.
You need to note this phrase down, as well as verify it before you can gain access to your wallet. Once the verification process is complete, the Badgerwallet becomes quite self-explanatory going forward. You do not have to learn anything new as the extension will act like any other extension you have installed in your browser, e.g., Metamask and Krytokit.
The Badger Button
News.Bitcoin.com was able to send bitcoin cash worth $0.50USD to a Badgerwallet with relative ease. The client noted that the transaction was executed almost instantly. However, there are two issues that have already been detected on the Badgerwallet.
The first issue is that the incoming transaction is not being recorded. Another issue is that the testing team was experiencing problems sending the cash back to the original sender for less than a penny. It is, however, important to remember that the wallet is still in beta testing, so it is not unusual to come across such quirks.
You should note that the wallet is currently not supporting any tokens. If a user attempts to use this feature, they will receive a message informing them that the requested features are still under development.