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Trust Wallet, the official wallet for Binance, has just released a desktop application for the macOS. The Linux and Windows platforms are expected to be released soon as well.
Trust Wallet has just announced the release of its desktop version. This release is specifically for the macOS with other operating systems including Windows and Linux, to be launched later. Trust Wallet is the official software wallet of major crypto exchange and trading platform, Binance.
Trust Wallet was originally released in November 2017 and was initially built to only support assets available on the Ethereum blockchain. It is now an open-source wallet with support for a large number of digital assets and also a browser for several decentralized applications (DApps). It allows users to easily send and receive several assets, as seamlessly as possible; while also priding itself with being a very simple platform, devoid of all the complexities involved in using other wallets.
Less than a year after its official release, Trust Wallet was acquired by Binance, back in July 2018. The acquisition ensured that Binance, along with other services it provides, has an on-chain mobile wallet in addition. The announcement suggested at the time that Binance would not be interfering with the wallet and its core development, only that the wallet will benefit from Binance’s reach. It said:
“The Trust Wallet brand and team will retain the autonomy and freedom to develop the core product while benefiting from the increased synergy from Binance, including the broad user base and the upcoming DEX.”
By June, it was announced that Trust Wallet had concluded its integration with Binance DEX, meaning that all its customers will enjoy an easy and speedy exchange of digital assets, completely circumventing any and all centralized entities.
The Trust Wallet also lets its users keep their private keys on their respective devices. This makes backup and recovery a lot faster and simpler. The wallet is also quite big on anonymity. Trust Wallet allows you to download, install and also set up the platform, all without providing any sensitive or personal information. The Wallet’s strive for anonymity also ensures that none of a user’s private data is stored.
The Trust Wallet now supports more than 20,000 different tokens on the Ethereum blockchain (ERC20, ERC223 and ERC721) and about 46 other digital assets including Bitcoin and XRP.
As stated earlier, the Trust Wallet desktop client will likely be on-boarded to the Windows operating system sometime soon. Viktor Radchenko, the founder of Trust Wallet, tweeted about this, disclosing that the client is being tested on Linux and will be released next week. Radchenko also confirmed that a Windows client is in the works because it’s the most preferred platform by a large majority of desktop users.
“Our main challenge is to port [Trust Wallet] to Windows, we haven’t done it yet, [but] it does support both macOS and Linux…Most of the desktop crypto users are on Windows – 75% or so,” noted he.