Paper wallets allow users to store their funds securely offline. Paper wallet certificates can now be generated in Daedalus. They contain a 27-word recovery phrase, of which the first 18 words are printed automatically on the certificate and the remaining 9 words the user writes by hand. This improves security because the printed certificate, which could be cached by the printer or compromised in some other way, does not include everything needed to restore the wallet. The wallet from the certificate is initially empty when it is created and users can send funds to it using the wallet address printed on the certificate.
RESTORATION OF PAPER WALLETS
Paper wallets can now be restored and brought back online in Daedalus.
ASYNCHRONOUS WALLET RESTORATION
The restoration of Cardano wallets is now a non-blocking, background operation. As soon as wallet restoration is initiated, a user is presented with the wallet in the user interface. The wallet balance is immediately visible and restoration of the transaction history will be running in the background. A progress indicator will show the percentage of restoration that has been completed and a time estimation until the operation is complete. The transaction history is populated as each transaction is recovered from the blockchain.
“SHOW MORE TRANSACTIONS” BUTTON ON THE SUMMARY SCREEN
The wallet summary screen shows up to five recent transactions. When the wallet has more than five transactions, a “Show more transactions” button appears that links to the transaction history page.
SUPPORT PAGE IN SETTINGS
Daedalus now has a new support page in Settings. This page includes links for accessing the FAQ with solutions to known issues, access to a form for sending support requests and a link for downloading logs. Clicking the "bug" icon in the sidebar no longer opens the form for sending support requests but takes the user to this page instead.
SUPPORT REQUEST FEATURE NOW INCLUDES LOGS BY DEFAULT
An option to include logs with support requests is now on by default.
WALLET ADDRESSES LINK TO CARDANO EXPLORER
Wallet addresses displayed in the Daedalus user interface now link to the address details page in the Cardano Explorer.
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
SPENDING PASSWORD IS ON BY DEFAULT
For improved security, the spending password is on by default when creating or restoring a wallet.
REMOVED AUTOMATIC SENDING OF LOGS TO A REMOTE SERVER
An opt-in feature for automatically sending logs to the remote server is now removed because the high volume of logs aggregated through this feature was unmanageable.
UTC TIMESTAMP IN DAEDALUS LOGS
All timestamps appearing in Daedalus logs are now in the UTC time zone, for easier analysis of the log files.
UPDATED TEAMS ON THE “ABOUT” DIALOG
The Daedalus “About” dialog now includes an updated list of Daedalus and Cardano team members.
TEXT SELECTION DISABLED IN PARTS OF THE USER INTERFACE
The selection of some text elements in Daedalus using a mouse is now disabled, which improves the look and feel of the application. Text elements such as addresses and amounts are still selectable and it is possible to copy their values to the clipboard.
Cardano SL 1.2.0
V1 WALLET API
A new and improved version of the wallet API is now available for cryptocurrency exchanges and other parties. This makes the previous V0 version obsolete. Everyone using this API is encouraged to switch to the new version. Documentation for both versions is available at cardanodocs.com/technical/wallet/api
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
WALLET BACKEND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Wallet backend performance has been improved, especially for retrieving wallets using the API endpoint.