After getting delayed several weeks (sorry!), the Grin++ wallet is finally here! It took a lot of time to get everything to work well together, and there’s still plenty more to do, but I invite you all to try out the first beta release (floonet only): https://github.com/GrinPlusPlus/GrinPlusPlus/releases/
Although the official Grin client is obviously much more stable and well-tested, Grin++ offers several advantages. Here are just a few:
Full Windows support
Simple to use electron UI
Lightning fast refreshes & wallet restores
Full AES w/scrypt encryption to protect your coins and privacy
Passwords never stored in memory
Better error handling
and much, much more
Keep in mind that this is a beta release, and should NOT be used on mainnet. There are a few known issues and limitations with it, which I’m actively working to fix, but feel free to report bugs as you come across them.
Now, the part I don’t enjoy:
I’ve worked tirelessly on Grin++ over the last 6 months trying to get everything working, and have been fortunate enough to not have the need to ask for anything in return. That is, sadly, no longer the case. I’ve decided to leave my job so I can spend some time focusing on Grin++, and no longer have any source of income (YOLO, as the kids say). Naturally, I will be burning through my savings, and my wife probably won’t put up with that for long :). If anyone is in a position where they could help out, and allow me to continue to focus on building Grin & Grin++, I would be eternally grateful.
I’m accepting donations in Bitcoin, or if you want to send me some Grin, just message me.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to help out with the project, I can’t wait to hear from you! Come find me on Gitter, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
This is incredible work, it’s disheartening to see the responses here filled with personal attacks. The introduction of an alternative C++ client alone is a monumental task, and I thank David for taking the time to produce this, improving the Grin ecosystem. The wallet is much needed by those who don’t have access or skills with linux machines. I applaud this effort and look forward to it’s future development!
btw. I love the yellow/black-white theme… it´s actually my favourite color scheme, reminds me of wasp.
Really, cool. I know it comes from Grin logo itself, but yeah it´s just good extension of that color base.