Bitcoin Lightning wallet app for Apple smartwatch now available

posted 6 months ago
Bluewallet launched a new app for Apple Watches that allows users to receive Bitcoin using Lightning. Transactors can use the smartwatch app to generate a QR code that someone else can then scan with their smartphone to send over a payment. It’s available at the iTunes store. However Redditors have said they had trouble making Lightning withdrawals.

Product and UX engineer Nuno Coelho said “It’s a small experiment we’re doing to put wallets on the watch. The first releases will be simple, allowing you to receive Lightning payments... Sometimes the convenience of just [receiving Bitcoin] with two taps from your wrist can be a relevant user experience, specially on the go or if you need to be fast,” adding it might be useful if you’re buying Bitcoin from someone, but “don’t feel comfortable” taking out your phone, you could just use the watch instead.
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