Does Daedalus Wallet Have Hidden Features?

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#1

The current wallet has minimal functionality (not even a linux version). How are exchanges automating transactions programmatically right now? Surely there isn’t a person at a desk clicking in the Daedalus GUI every time someone sends money.

This leads me to believe that there is either a more sophisticated wallet out there now, or that the current wallet is actually feature rich, but not obvious.

Are there RPC endpoints? Am I missing something?


#2

There is an api on port 8090 I believe (just off the top of my head but you can confirm yourself). That API is the version v0. Exchanges are using a newer version v1 that is not released yet (but you can download/build the code yourself from the github page)


#3

Yup. When you launch Daedalus - standard full node backend starts in background (that’s why it’s kinda slow for now) and listens on a port. Daedalus GUI itself is just a web-frontend that sends commands to the node and receives data. But you can curl with the backend yourself.


#4

Eventually, it will also add the ability to swap with real currencies like USD.