Hiding Bitcoin Cash in Pictures With the New Pixel Wallet App
There’s been a lot of development since the last Bitcoin Cash (BCH) upgrade this past May. Now, this week a unique light client called Pixel Wallet has launched, allowing people to send BCH transactions within in an image.
Pixel Wallet Beta Launches on Mainnet
There’s a new bitcoin cash SPV client available called Pixel Wallet that provides users with the ability to attach BCH transactions to pictures. Basically, bitcoin cash users can send BCH transactions in a steganographic manner with the wallet hiding funds in plain sight. Pixel Wallet was initially announced and launched on the BCH testnet during the first week of August, and the project’s developers explained the application would be the first of its kind. This week the beta release of the project has been launched on the BCH mainnet and many bitcoin cashers have been experimenting with the platform for Android devices.
Giving Pixel Wallet a Test
As usual here at news.Bitcoin.com, we decided to give Pixel Wallet a test run and see how it performed in real life. We downloaded the application from the Google Play store and immediately after opening the platform a wallet is created. From here we didn’t have an image that was pre-loaded with BCH so we had to fund the wallet with a few satoshis to get started. The wallet gives the users a cashaddr bitcoin cash address and we funded the wallet with around $0.30 worth of BCH. After the funds entered our Pixel Wallet address we then pressed the ‘send’ tab to create an encrypted picture with some bitcoin cash inside.
After pressing send we allowed the app to access our device camera and took a photo of an unfinished 7X7 V-cube. After that, users can send the picture with BCH attached via email or through a messenger application. We sent the PNG file with $0.10 worth of BCH to our email and then closed the application. Then from our email folder, we downloaded the PNG attachment to the device drive and then opened up the Pixel Wallet application again. From here we just loaded the picture and decrypted the image held funds with our password. The process was fairly intuitive but the application itself was kind of glitchy. At certain times it was difficult to back up with the platform if you made an error or sometimes the application would freeze.
Hiding Bitcoin Cash in a Steganographic Fashion is Pretty Cool
Issues like these are common for a beta release, and overall the application itself is the first of its kind as far as an app that allows attaching BCH to pictures in a steganographic fashion. Now anyone can hide any amount of bitcoin cash in a picture and Pixel Wallet also gives users the option to decide whether or not they want to encrypt the image file. With a few more updates adding some stability to the application the project could gain some popularity and usage.
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