Release date: 16 April 2020
The third Daedalus Flight candidate for the 1.0.0 release introduces a new wallet import feature that allows users to import wallets from an earlier version of Daedalus, or from the Daedalus state directory. To maximize security, spending passwords are now mandatory, and Daedalus will prompt users to set a spending password before they can access all wallet features. There have also been some significant blockchain synchronization and memory usage improvements, especially on Windows platforms.
The new wallet import feature can import wallets from an earlier version of Daedalus, or from a Daedalus state directory. This feature can also be used to import wallets from a `secret.key` file if users have lost their wallet recovery phrase, but kept a backup of their state directory or even just the file containing secret keys.
Mandatory spending passwords
To ensure maximum security, Daedalus will prompt users to set a spending password for any imported wallets that are not password protected. As soon as a spending password is set, users will be able to access all wallet features.
Receive screen for Yoroi wallets
The receive screen for Yoroi wallets no longer has an unnecessary ‘Generate a new address’ button. Generation of new receiving addresses is automatic for Yoroi wallets, and users will always have a fresh set of unused addresses for receiving payments.
Cardano Node Improvements
Major improvements have been made to blockchain synchronization time and memory usage on Windows. Users on all platforms should now experience similar levels of performance. A mechanism has been added to ensure faster resynchronization following normal shutdown, and improvements have been made to network handling and to enhance general system performance.