- We are extremely excited to announce our acquisition of Specter Solutions, a leader in self-custody solutions for Bitcoiners. Today, alongside the Specter Solutions team, we are launching Specter Labs, a division of Swan that expands our alignment with Bitcoin principles by focusing on open source and privacy-oriented tools that help Bitcoiners secure their holdings in the best way possible.
- The launch of Specter Labs will give Swan customers end-to-end services on their Bitcoin journey from complete beginner to self-sovereign Bitcoiner by providing deep integrations with Specter’s leading self-custody solution and other tools over time.
- It is important to us that the Specter project remains open source, so we are establishing clear guidelines and principles. Swan will provide engineering support and some product direction. Specter’s open source desktop project does not, and will not have any default network connections to Swan or customer identification (KYC) features. Specter does not and will not track users in any way unless they opt into features that are clearly labeled integrations.
- The Specter desktop client will continue to be usable with complete independence from Swan, or in conjunction with it, per the user’s preference. The Specter Desktop wallet shall remain an open source project under the existing MIT License.
No two users can claim the same addresses on the platform ensuring that there is no cross-attestation. Additionally, if a user removes an address or wallet, that address cannot be re-attested for at least 60-days.
Block (formerly Square) will be manufacturing their upcoming hardware wallet in Austin, Texas. This post highlights the process they took when making this decision.
Genesis is the main partner in Gemini’s “earn” programme, where retail investors lend out their coins in exchange for a fixed stream of returns. Gemini halted withdrawals from the scheme last month.