Agreed, but the sun is setting on full node clients anyway. Who needs them, if we can have the same level of security with lite clients?
Perhaps the Daedalus brand is worth preserving. In the future however, we are likely to see lite clients (i.e. that also work on your phone) that not only seamlessly work with assets on multiple chain, but also manage our digital identity and associated verifiable credentials. We are going to want to use wallets that can handle all aspects of our digital life, only one of which is receiving/sending digital currency.
Not sure if Daedalus wants to become such a thing. If it does, interoperability based on open standards, which BTW already exist, would be key. A digital wallet project worth talking about has a much larger scope than what we currently have in the Daedalus client.
Chromium as a runtime choice isn’t such a bad idea IMHO. You want to run this thing as a desktop app, a browser plugin, a webapp and on your phone, right? One code base, one comprehensive testsuite/docs, one dev team. There are plenty of apps that do this already.
Thanks for your input - most folks turn around and walk away silently
In the beginning, some sort of UI wallet was required and I guess it was faster and easier to ship a wallet that is a UI wrapper around a full node. Also from the security perspective. But yeah, for mass usage it won’t be Daedalus for sure, at least not in this form.
Been using Daedalus since Jul 21. I have to say the large roaming file size is an issue. I have a 128gb SSD for my operating system and terabytes of space in my other drives. I am using MKlink for the workaround as well but still it takes quite a while to load. Understand that it is a full node for max security without servers but I’m thinking of migrating to ADAlite.
Is anyone using ADAlite Mnemonic wallet and may I have your feedback on it so far? I have an old Trezor model One and the model T is a bit out of my reach in price. Thanks!
Great for you but the OP’s point is valid. This has the stink of open source Linux which is far buggier than any companies software of today. Cardano needs to have an “acceptance” program similar to Apple’s app store.
Apple does some kind of checking before submitted apps are accepted and that’s a good thing. It would be neat if Cardano made some kind of anti malware program that could identify and eliminate malicious smart contracts and tokens. It seem ås you can create tokens similar to the squid token which could only be bought but not sold. These things should be run on a testnet indistinguishsble from the real thing to see if they behave well.
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In the beginning, some sort of UI wallet was required and I guess it was faster and easier to ship a wallet that is a UI wrapper around a full node. Also from the security perspective. But yeah, for mass usage it won’t be Daedalus for sure, at least not in this form.[/quote]
Do I hear that… I’ve been using Daedalus since, well, since before there was anything else. Always worked fine, but it has been getting slower and bulkier over time. Which is normal – I don’t expect a full node to be as nimble as a light wallet. But 4.8.0 basically killed it for me. No more checking a balance or redelegating without first having Daedalus hog my entire system for several hours? Time to move.
Isn’t this a problem for all blockchains as they grow?
If a full node wallet no longer is recommendable for end users, isn’t that a security risk? Somehow blockchains need to adress this issue, is it possible to archive older transactions that has more than a couple of hundred thousand verifications and so should be hard to tamper with?