Since the ARK Desktop Wallet first launched, it has been an industry stand-out as both a secure and intuitive solution for holding and staking your ARK. With the release of MarketSquare, Deployer and our other upcoming products, our designs have been normalized to be uniform and interconnected with one another. This normalization extends to our entire platform, including one of our most popular products, the ARK Desktop Wallet.
It is with great excitement that we announce the new version of the ARK Desktop Wallet — The World’s Most Extensible Crypto Wallet that’s coming out this year!
When we say that the ARK Desktop Wallet will be The World’s Most Extensible Crypto Wallet, we truly mean it. The new wallet will immediately stand out as the industry’s first fully modular crypto wallet. Why? Because we believe in making products that give you, the user, the power to choose what works best for you! Let’s dive in and go over how the new Desktop Wallet will put the power back into your hands.
Over the last three years, we have learned a lot from listening to our community. One thing we know for sure is that our users love the ARK wallets. If you ask members of the community what drew them to ARK, many would tell you that the wallet is one of their favorite aspects of the ARK Platform. We wanted to be true to what has made our wallet so beloved in the past while creating new opportunities by opening up our wallet to a larger community of users. With that in mind, we have built a new wallet to support multiple cryptoassets.
That’s right- the new desktop wallet is built to provide integration of all of your favorite assets as well as any ARK-based cryptoasset.
Integration into the new wallet for ARK-based projects is simple and easy. By launching your Blockchain with the ARK Blockchain Framework, your token will be compatible with the ARK Desktop Wallet as soon as it is deployed. Additionally, for developers looking to start their own projects on ARK, our products will provide an easy pathway towards being a part of an interconnected ecosystem. Developers can use the new Deployer to launch an ARK-based Blockchain. This will allow them to be automatically integrated with the new ARK Desktop Wallet and then use the wallet to set up their profile on MarketSquare, opening up their project to our entire community.
For assets that are not ARK-based, we will be using our new Platform SDK to integrate across our entire platform. The insight gained from working on ARK’s Platform SDK has played a major factor in how we approach the integration of new networks and assets within the wallet. The ability of our team to be able to work with multiple assets within the wallet was no easy task. Truth be told, many popular assets make it incredibly difficult to easily obtain network-specific data, transaction history and more. ARK’s Platform SDK has solved this issue and now our new desktop wallet will benefit from being able to easily integrate different blockchain networks.
By integrating different assets into the wallet, we allow users the ability to choose which assets are important to them. We are building a more open and collaborative process with other crypto projects, and we will add new assets regularly once we launch the new ARK Desktop Wallet. We have already added quite a few of the industries most popular cryptoassets, with plans to add many more as time goes on after release.
The extensibility of the ARK Desktop Wallet doesn’t stop with just multiple assets. The entire wallet can be extended and enhanced through the use of the built-in Plugin Manager. Users can add new features like an easy access Block Explorer, track Delegate rewards by installing a Delegate Calculator, or take a break and play some games with other members of the ARK community. It’s all made possible through the Plugin Manager.