The subject often times discussed everywhere in crypto (and especially in the Bitcoin community) is the subject of scale. The topics of Bitcoin's scale are quite well-known among crypto enthusiasts and experts as one of the various solutions previously offered. One of the most popular solutions currently considered and implemented is called SegWit.
The main problem with Bitcoin is its current block size. Having blocks limited to 1MB limits the amount of transactions that can be processed by Bitcoin's blockchain to 7 per second. This significantly limits the commercial appeal of Bitcoin, since it will never become a high volume chain with such low outputs.
The SegWit protocol was first created to fix a bug in the so called Bitcoin code Flexibility in transactions. The above flaw was not a critical bug, but it was one that prevented intelligent application contracts and Bitcoin second layer solutions. SegWit solved this bug by removing the signature information (also known as "witness information") and storing it off the base transaction block.
This removal of signature information automatically resulted in transactions themselves being much less data-intensive, which directly lead to more transactions being able to fit within a single block. By separating signatures from transactions, SegWit has led Bitcoin blockchain to have a better throughput due to "less weighs" deals than before. Using Segwit's enabled wallet can reduce your transaction fees by 50% -70%. Check out this link for a complete overview of SegWit soft fork features and benefits.
Although this piece of technology can significantly improve Bitcoin's blockbuster, its adoption has not exactly taken off. Currently, less than 10% of nodes / purses outside can say that they are operated SegWit. This is mainly caused by key central services (like Coinbase) failing to implement the technology into their software. Still, there are a lot of wallets out there that have enabled SegWit and we decided to register them for you below:
Trezor is one of the oldest Bitcoin / Altcoin Wallet hardware manufacturers out there. Trezor One of its Tresor Model T wallets have been among the standouts in the market for some time now in terms of performance, adoption and number of supported cryptocurrencies. Trezor was one of the first projects to implement SegWit and offers wage matching capabilities; Some feel like its software is not the fastest, but Trezor is still widely considered among the best options and the safest wallet hardware on the market.
One of the most popular hardware wallets out there, the Nano Ledger S was also among the first wallets to announce SegWit capabilities. Ledger has always been quick to adopt a Lucent technology (Bitcoin / Ethereum forks outside the gate) and so was SegWit. Segwit addresses were activated for Ledger devices on August 24, 2017. The wallet is designed as a simple USB drive, simple to transport and connect to the Internet and supports a very wide range of cryptocurrencies. Similar to Trezor, it also supports a custom paid feature which allows users to decide how much satoshis per homes they want to pay.
Another cricket pillar present in the market for several years (has been around since 2011), it is often cited as the best option for anyone looking for a portable / desktop wallet. Open source project released under MIT license, is an "easy" wallet which does not require you to download the entire blockshine to use its functions. Transactions are actually signed on the device and no data is sent without notice. Electrum offers built-in SegWit capabilities and adjustable charge features. Choosing "SegWit" when setting up your Electroneum wallet will bring you a bech32 address (starting with bc1 …), which are the native SegWit addresses. Wallet is only supported on Android and Windows, Linux, OSX.
GreenBits was the first wallet to originally implement SegWit features on its platform. This is an Android-centric wallet, with GreenAddress being its desktop enabled SegWit and iOS Brother. The wallet is not so well known but considered legitimate and secure in the crypto community. GreenAddress, which is responsible for these two projects, offers a slim version of the F-Droid application for advanced Android users. You can also download the wallet as a Chrome extension that can be used in desktop wallets.
Wallet marketing itself "a modern and fake Bitcoin wallet hand to keep your transactions private, your identity masked and your money secured". The project is currently in development, and anyone interested in checking out the product can join their alpha 3 by following this link. Full support for bech32 and SegWit has been added as part of Alpha 3 testing, with BIP49 fully implemented as well. It uses PaymentNyms technology, encrypted on mobile devices with AES-256 encryption and has a secure pin entry that allows its users to lock access to the wallet. Its privacy features excel as it never reuses URLs and does not leak expensive metadata on you or your transactions.
As Bitcoin.org explains, Bitcoin Core is a full Bitcoin client that builds the backbone of the network: it offers high levels of security, privacy and stability, while there are fewer features and it takes a lot of space and memory. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX and supports SegWit since version 0.13.1. The installation of the wallet is almost modest, as you need at least 145GB of hard disk space for full client storage. Downloading this client also allows your wallet to be a Bitcoin blockcain node.
Bitcoin Knots is a full Bitcoin client similar to Bitcoin Core. Has been in place since December 2011 and offers high levels of security, privacy, and stability and helps build and maintain the integrity and security of Bitcoin's Blockcain. It includes more advanced features (though less tested) than Bitcoin Core and is known for using a lot of space and memory. Its experimental state does not affect its integrity as the wallet has been fairly stable throughout its existence. It also supports Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. The source code is open and available for download.
Armory is an advanced Bitcoin client suitable for Bitcoin power users. It offers many backup and configuration features, allowing for secure and cold storage on completely disconnected computers. The projects are the work of an experienced cryptography team and offers other powerful features, such as multiple signatures and distributed authentication and authentication specifications. The wallet is also SegWit-enabled and can be downloaded for Windows, Linux or Mac.
Another Bitcoin / Altcoin security wallet which allows its users to securely store, manage and replace Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more than 500 other blockchain properties. This is a mobile-centric wallet that can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices. Coinomi has integrated instant access exchanges like Changley and ShapeShift into its applications. This wallet allows users to customize their transaction fees, offers privacy built-in anonymity and has one better user interface in the market. Some have a problem with the "closed source" nature which leaves room for potential privacy problems with trust wallet.
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