According to coindesk reports, A modern mobile bitcoin wallet, Samourai, to create a bitcoin node device that syncs with Samourai’s privacy-centric mobile wallet in partnership with the French hardware retailer Nodl.
Nodl co-founder Michel Luczak said exclusively to coindesk that, this product will be “full, self-validating, bitcoin and lightning node”. Moreover, It allows people to use the mobile wallet app without depending on Samouri Wallet’s servers. This has long been a point of contention, as critics argue the wallet’s privacy features are insufficient if users’ transaction data is stored on a centralized server anyway.
The Samourai Wallet team told CoinDesk, the new node devices will be available this year. Additionally, Nodl node owners will be able to update their devices to add Samourai Wallet’s Dojo software. This software shall include a feature called Whirlpool. This batches bitcoin transactions together across wallets in order to obfuscate the source of funds.
The Samourai team stated that :
“In addition to Dojo being preload onto Nodl devices, we will also be preloading Whirlpool desktop mixing. Also, it allows users to access and manage their Samourai Wallet mixing on their desktop,”
The collaboration comes as Nodl sales see an uptick.
According to Luczak, “Expecting to sell roughly 500 devices in 2019 if the current trajectory continues. For the first time, you’ll have a one-click install mixing service that’s available to anyone,”
Previously, the company behind Samourai, Katana Cryptographic, announced its first venture funding round: a $100,000 investment from Cypherpunk Holdings.