Samourai and goTenna launch Bitcoin wallet that works without the internet

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Since internet connections aren't always available, reliable or private, cryptocurrency users need alternative ways to connect to the network. So the New York-based startup goTenna, founded in 2012 by Brazilian siblings Daniela and Jorge Perdomo, is partnering with Samourai Wallet to launch an Android app this summer that allows users to send bitcoin payments without an internet connection.

"You need to be able to spend your bitcoin even in disaster areas," goTenna engineer Richard Meyers said, citing the Perdomo siblings' recent work in Puerto Rico, where goTenna devices helped people reconnect after Hurricane Maria. "As long as you have a way to charge your phone, you can be up and meshed and communicating."

"It offers an alternative that is more censorship-resistant," Meyers said.
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