Release date: 10 December 2020
The Daedalus 3.0.0 release brings Ledger Nano S, Ledger Nano X, and Trezor Model T hardware wallet support to Daedalus. You can now use your supported hardware wallet devices to transact with ada and delegate your wallets with Daedalus.
Combining the hardware wallet support with the full-node properties makes Daedalus the most secure Cardano wallet on the market. Hardware wallets provide cold storage for your private keys. Being full-node, Daedalus provides completely trustless operation, along with maximum security and privacy, since Daedalus independently validates every transaction in the Cardano blockchain history. It does not rely on any third-party servers or services. Daedalus connects directly to the decentralized Cardano network making it always available, even while third-party servers may be down for maintenance.
Daedalus 3.0.0 also includes further stake pool ranking improvements. It now includes the intended amount of stake, which is selected by the stake slider, in the ranking calculation. Another notable change in this release is the pool ranking adjustment that will benefit small pools that are yet to make many blocks.
Daedalus 3.0.0 has also been updated to be fully compatible with the forthcoming Cardano protocol update (for token locking).
Hardware wallet support
The Daedalus 3.0.0 release brings Ledger Nano S, Ledger Nano X, and Trezor Model T hardware wallet support to Daedalus. You can now use your supported hardware wallet devices to transact with ada and delegate your wallets with Daedalus. You can pair your supported hardware wallet devices on the ‘Add wallet’ screen by clicking the ‘Pair’ button.
The hardware wallet restoration feature is now removed as it is no longer needed since Daedalus now works directly with hardware wallet devices.
Please check the prerequisites and instructions.
The ranking calculation now uses the intended amount of stake that is selected by the stake slider on the 'Stake pools' page. Stake pools that would become oversaturated with the amount of stake selected by the stake slider drop in ranking with this improvement.
Additionally, the pool ranking is adjusted to benefit small pools that have not yet made many blocks. Instead of assuming new pools will perform at a less-than-perfect average level, we assume they will perform more-or-less perfectly. This value is updated based on the actual performance history, so pools that underperform will drop in terms of their ranking position.
Removing failed transactions
Transactions submitted to the Cardano network may fail if they are not processed before the 'time to live' property, which every transaction has. These transactions need to be removed to release the failed transaction funds (UTXOs) to use those funds in another transaction. You can expand the failed transaction and click the 'Remove failed transaction' button to do that.
Reduced size of the Linux installer
The Linux installer has been optimized thereby making it 100 megabytes smaller in size.