Moonbeam Users Will Be Able to Use AirGap to Securely Hold Tokens and Use Both Online and Offline Storage Features
Boston, MA – April 2, 2021 – Moonbeam, the Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on Polkadot, announced an integration with AirGap, a crypto wallet that allows users to store their crypto funds securely on a mobile phone. The teams will work jointly to add Moonbeam and Moonriver tokens as supported currencies on AirGap. This integration allows AirGap to serve a variety of assets and new users in the growing and robust Moonbeam ecosystem.
AirGap has a two-device approach: AirGap Vault and AirGap Wallet. The former can be installed on a dedicated smartphone completely offline with an air-gapped network and will be the one that holds the private key. The latter is a companion application to AirGap Vault installed on users’ everyday phones. AirGap’s offline approach provides a safer way to sign transactions. Additionally, its interface offers a user-friendly experience by providing one-way secure communication with QR codes (no cable needed to make the connection between online and offline devices) and secure key handling with a fast social recovery option.
“With the Moonbeam integration, AirGap will be able to support a strong parachain in the Polkadot ecosystem as well as with the existing compatibility for Ethereum, bringing both worlds together aligned with the vision of Moonbeam,” says Pascal Brun, AirGap Co-Founder.
The AirGap team announced wallet support for KSM and DOT in 2020 and continues to expand its support of the Polkadot ecosystem. Moonbeam is a key integration since it features the most project integrations, including DeFi, NFT platforms, and DApps.
“The Moonbeam team is continuously working to provide the best experience for developers and projects. In the blockchain space, security is a key component of this experience,” says Francisco Agosti, Moonbeam Markets and Partnerships Director. “AirGap’s secure and user-friendly wallet will provide a safe way for Moonbeam and Moonriver users to store and transact with their tokens. We are excited to welcome the AirGap team to the Moonbeam ecosystem and to continue expanding our portfolio of integrations.”
The AirGap team has also been awarded a grant by the Moonbeam Foundation to develop wallet support for Glimmer (GLMR) and River (RIVER). To find out more about the grant program, visit this page.
The AirGap wallets currently support Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM), among other tokens. In the future, when AirGap supports Moonbeam (Glimmer) and Moonriver (River) tokens, users will not only be able to hold Glimmer and River in a secure way but will also be able to stake tokens directly and earn rewards.
Moonbeam users will be available to use AirGap features in the Moonbase TestNet in the near future. For now, learn how to start building on the Moonbeam TestNet, Moonbase Alpha, by visiting the official project documentation site or joining us on our Discord server.
About the Moonbeam Network
Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on the Polkadot network that makes it easy to build natively interoperable applications. This Ethereum compatibility allows developers to deploy existing Solidity smart contracts and DApp frontends to Moonbeam with minimal changes. As a parachain on the Polkadot network, Moonbeam will benefit from the shared security of the Polkadot relay chain and integrations with other chains that are connected to Polkadot. Currently, in active development by PureStake, Moonbeam is expected to reach MainNet by mid-2021. Learn more: https://moonbeam.network/.
PureStake’s team has extensive experience building technology companies and complex software platforms. Led by Derek Yoo, former Fuze Founder, and CTO, PureStake provides protocol implementation services and creates developer tools for next-generation blockchain networks. Learn more: https://www.purestake.com/.
AirGap is a secure self-custody solution for multiple assets like Polkadot, Kusama, and soon Moonbeam. With AirGap’s two-device approach, a complete ideology of keeping your crypto completely offline can be followed. Alternatively, both apps AirGap Wallet and AirGap Vault, can be installed on the same device but still profit from added security. Learn more: https://airgap.it.