IOHK is pleased to announce the release of Daedalus 0.10.0 and Cardano 1.2.0, which will be delivered through the auto-update systems and users will receive a notification in Daedalus. The features in this release include paper wallets, allowing users to store their funds securely offline. The paper wallets contain a 27-word recovery phrase, of which the first 18 words are printed automatically on the certificate and the remaining 9 words the user writes by hand. This improves security because the printed certificate, which could be cached by the printer or compromised in some other way, does not include everything needed to restore the wallet. Paper wallets can also be restored and brought back online with Daedalus.
For Daedalus, there is now a new support page in ‘Settings’. This page includes links for accessing the FAQ with solutions to known issues, access to a form for sending support requests and a link for downloading logs. Clicking the ‘bug’ icon in the sidebar no longer opens the form for sending support requests but takes the user to this page instead.
For Cardano 1.2.0, a new and improved version of the wallet API is now available for cryptocurrency exchanges and other parties. This makes the previous V0 version obsolete. Everyone using this API is encouraged to switch to the new version. Documentation for both versions is available at https://cardanodocs.com/technical/wallet/api. Wallet backend performance has also been improved, especially for retrieving wallets using the API endpoint.