Daedalus 2.4.0-ITN1 brings a new wallet recovery phrase verification feature. This feature enables Daedalus users to verify the recovery phrase for their Rewards wallets before using it to redeem their Incentivized Testnet rewards on the Cardano mainnet later this summer. It also provides background blockchain synchronization, a new wallet import feature, as well as numerous smaller features and improvements.
Blockchain synchronization running in the background
The blockchain syncing screen has been removed and the main user interface is now available immediately after Daedalus connects to the Cardano network. Synchronization progress can be monitored via the syncing icon in the top-right part of the user interface. All Daedalus features are available during blockchain synchronization, except the sending of ada.
The new wallet import feature can import wallets from the previous version of Daedalus, from the Daedalus state directory, or from a ‘secret.key’ file.
It can be used to import wallets quickly without entering the wallet recovery phrase for each wallet, or to import wallets for which you have lost your wallet recovery phrase.
Improved Japanese user interface translations
A complete review of all translated Japanese user interface copy was performed and updates were made to improve the user experience for Japanese users of Daedalus.
Improvements for Daedalus diagnostics screen
The Daedalus diagnostics screen now displays more information, including the Daedalus build number, process IDs, and ports for both the Cardano node and Cardano wallet.
Wallet recovery phrase verification
The wallet recovery phrase verification feature, accessible via wallet settings for each wallet in Daedalus, allows users to check that they have the correct wallet recovery phrase.
This feature will also warn users if their recovery phrase has not been verified for a long period of time. Six months after the creation or restoration of a wallet, users will get a yellow warning if the recovery phrase has not been verified. After a year, they will get a red warning. Users don’t need to verify their recovery phrase if they are sure it is correct and these warnings can be safely ignored.
This feature does not yet support verification of paper wallet recovery phrases, but a feature for the conversion of paper wallet recovery phrases to regular wallet recovery phrases (which can then be verified) will be available in Daedalus soon.
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS support
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has been added to the list of officially supported Linux distributions, all of which are tested extensively during our quality assurance processes
The resync wallet feature has been removed, since it is no longer needed. It was introduced initially to help users who were experiencing zero-balance issues in the early stages of the Incentivized Testnet.
Installation prevented on an unsupported version of Windows
Daedalus now prevents installation on unsupported versions of Windows. Daedalus requires Windows 8.1 or newer and users of Windows 8.0, 7, and older will no longer be able to install Daedalus.
Initial stake pool loading is slow
Initial loading of stake pools after this update will take longer than normal. It may take 30 minutes or more to load stake pools after installing this update, but subsequent loading times will be much faster. For more information, please see Initial stake pool loading is slow.
- MacOS: MacOS 10.13, MacOS 10.14, MacOS 10.15
- Windows: Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (Only 64-bit Windows is supported)
- Tested against:
- Ubuntu 18.04
- Fedora 28
- Aimed at all Linux distributions
Recommended minimum hardware requirements
- 64-bit dual core processors
- 4 GB of RAM
- 10 GB of free drive space
- Broadband Internet connection