The long-awaited Double Dopper 4.1.6978 update for Beam’s blockchain arrived today, December 19th. The project uses the MimbleWimble protocol for better privacy in the management of the cryptocurrency.
This update has improved the atomic swap function for transactions involving crypto assets such as BTC, LTC and QTUM.
— @Beamprivacy (@beamprivacy) December 19, 2019
The update concerns the desktop wallet, whose main features are:
- Connecting to random electrum node (for BTC, LTC, and QTUM) is supported, it is now possible to use Atomic Swaps in a nearly-seamless way;
- For the most demanding users, there is the possibility to export the transaction history in a convenient CSV format.
One of the interesting features of Beam is the ability to perform cross-chain operations between some blockchains such as that of Qtum, which partnered with Beam a couple of months ago, enhancing its interoperability.
Moreover, among the improvements of this Double Doppler update, there is also a shorter timing for atomic swaps, allowing a higher speed compared to the market dynamics, which are always experiencing many movements.
In recent times, the Beam blockchain has evolved a lot both thanks to the fork occurred in recent months and thanks to the creation of the Beam Foundation that helps to give direction to the project and direct funds to those who will contribute to its growth.
It is important to remember that Beam allows for a higher level of privacy than other blockchains, precisely because it uses the MimbleWimble protocol, which makes it difficult to trace the identity of who performed the operation.
Among other things, it is worth mentioning that the Litecoin team expressed its willingness to use the protocol by adding blocks dedicated to its chain.