The mononymous reporter Howard at The Daily Doge is reporting that Dogechain’s new, secure online wallet could go live in a week or two.
For readers more familiar with Bitcoin, Dogechain is the analogue to Bitcoin’s Blockchain.info. It features a similar blockchain explorer, and now it’s developing an online wallet that matches Blockchain.info’s security features.
The new Dogecoin online wallet will not have access to its users’ private keys, and thus it will be able to afford the convenience of an online wallet but with a much stronger degree of security. Users will simply generate private keys locally in their browsers.
Dogechain.info creator announced as much in March on the /r/dogecoin subreddit, but it seems as if development time has been slower than anticipated.
The wallet’s landing page is ready to go, where two notes simply read “Coming Soon” where logins and signups will be.
In addition, Dogechain hopes to roll out a paper-wallet redemption feature soon. This will allow Dogecoin users to simply sweep their wallets in their browsers with a single click, rather than having to manually import funds into a wallet, as users must currently do.
Dogechain is currently trying to crowdfund these and other developments. At the time of writing, they are 43% of the way toward their goal of 10 million DOGE. Anyone who would like to chip in some DOGE to support the wallet’s development can donate here. (Or directly to the address: DTnt7VZqR5ofHhAxZuDy4m3PhSjKFXpw3e)
An earlier version of this story identified /u/GlennMR as the creator of Dogecoin. GlennMR is the creator of Dogechain.info. Thanks to commenter Matthias Genericname for pointing out the mistake.