Greymass Updates - January 2023
You can now buy tokens in Unicove, check out the Wharf Session Kit, and more!
Happy New Year from Greymass! 2023 is shaping up to be a great one, with prices going up, projects chugging along... and a new Unicove promo that we can’t wait to tell you about! We’ve also got updates to Anchor and an exciting development for Wharf’s Session Kit, so let’s dive right in.
You Can Now Buy Tokens in Unicove
We’re excited to announce that you can now buy tokens inside of Unicove, Greymass’ web wallet! We teamed up with Banxa to make this happen, so that Unicove can become an even more user-friendly onramp into the Antelope ecosystem.
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And to celebrate the launch of our integration, Banxa is currently offering Unicove users a promotion! From January 20th to February 3rd 00:00 UTC, there’s a 0% card gateway fee, meaning that users who wish to purchase tokens with a credit card will not have to pay any card fees.
Calling All Developers!
Are you a developer in the Antelope ecosystem? Would you like to develop sessions for users more quickly and easily? Then we think you’re going to love the Wharf Session Kit, an SDK that can be used in the future to write scripts for services like sending NFTs or voting for block producers, building user interactions such as logging in and identity verification, etc.
If that sounds interesting to you, then we’d love your feedback on the Session Kit! Check it out, test it, and let us know what you think.
Multiple Languages Coming Soon to Anchor Mobile
Have you ever wanted to use Anchor in another language? With the latest update, Anchor for iOS and Android will be introducing localization support, so that the app can be easily translated into multiple languages in the future. If there’s a particular language you would like to see, or if you would like to help out with translation, please let us know!
Anchor Desktop Has A New Update
We’ve recently released version 1.3.9 for Anchor Desktop. Users can now enjoy:
Support for Fuel on Jungle4 — If you use the Jungle4 testnet on desktop, you will now be able to benefit from roughly 25 free transactions per day (5ms free CPU per day) through Fuel. You can also choose to use Fuel for further resource management.
A fix for corrupted request keys — Occasionally, a user’s request key can be invalid because the data was corrupted. If you ever suspect this has happened to you, you now have the power to fix it by manually resetting your request key under Tools > Link Service > Show the Request Key.
Greater ABI caching control for developers — By default, Anchor saves a temporary copy of all the smart contract code that users interact with. When developers are working with Anchor Desktop to test their code and their contract changes, this caching can lead to frustrating situations where the old code is used. For this reason, we’ve added the option to manually empty the cache under ABI Cache Management in the Tools section. Here’s to faster testing!
Lowering connectivity requirements — If you’ve ever tried to use Anchor with spotty wifi, chances are you’ve run into some issues. We’ve now improved connectivity for the anchor-link libraries, so that it’s easier for Anchor to stay connected even in bad conditions. (Although we hope your wifi gets better soon!)
The Greymass Team
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