IOHK’s Daedalus Wallet Now Supports Ethereum Classic

IOHK has announced that its secure and user-friendly Daedalus wallet has been integrated with Ethereum Classic, and will now support both ADA and ETC tokens.

In an official press release, top blockchain research and development firm Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK) has announced the integration of its Daedalus wallet with Ethereum Classic (ETC).

Previously, ETC holders had limited choices for user-friendly wallets, having to resort to either MyEtherWallet or a popular multi-coin wallet such as Jaxx. With this recent integration, ETC holders can now benefit from the streamlined interface offered by Daedalus, which was initially developed for ADA, the native token for the Cardano blockchain.

Commenting on the development, ETC developer Alan McSherry said:

"This integration is an exciting development for the continuing evolution of Ethereum Classic. By putting an advanced wallet into the hands of Ethereum Classic users, we're demonstrating our dedication and commitment to the ETC community and high grade technology. With this integration, we hope to offer the community a simple to use state of the art wallet.”

While Mantis (the new ETC blockchain client) still serves as the core, the Daedalus wallet will act more as a window into Mantis, allowing users to interact with their tokens.

Darko Mijić, product manager for Daedalus, also commented on the integration, lauding it as a positive development for the wallet:

"Daedalus was built first for Ada, but now that ETC is integrated and Daedalus has become a multi-asset wallet, IOHK looks forward to welcoming further digital currencies in the near future. Our goal is to develop Daedalus into a universal wallet, blockchain application platform, and app store for use by the global blockchain community.”

Ethereum Classic has not been able to garner the same attention and success as Ethereum, but the team appears to be excited about upcoming developments, notably the Callisto Network project, which will feature a new blockchain built on the Ethereum protocol.

This new blockchain will have its own token, CLO, and will support experimental features aimed at scalability and a new type of staking method which will incentivize both miners and holders. The project is expected to rollout in March, and all ETC holders will get free CLO tokens in a 1:1 airdrop.