IOTA Announces Release of Safe Trinity Desktop Wallet but Mainnet Still Offline | BTCMANAGER
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IOTA has announced the release of a safe desktop Trinity Wallet after hackers exploited a bug to reportedly steal about $1.6 million. The project team is also warning users to beware of impostors on the IOTA Discord page posing to be part of the mod team.
New Trinity Desktop Wallet Released
In a status update released on Monday (February 17, 2020), the IOTA dev team announced the release of a new desktop version of its Trinity desktop Wallet — the official IOTA crypto wallet. According to the announcement, the new wallet version is safe and users can check their balances and transaction history.
An excerpt from the status update reads:
“Balances and transactions are fetched on login. If your balance does not look correct or you have unrecognised outgoing transactions, please contact a Discord mod or member of the IOTA Foundation directly on Discord.”
As reported by BTCManager on Sunday, the IOTA team had revealed that they successfully patched the bug responsible for the Trinity Wallet hack. At the time, the project team advised users to upgrade to the new wallet version once the update was announced.
Earlier in February, hackers took advantage of a bug in the Trinity Wallet to steal about $1.6 million.