You asked we listened. Today, we are delighted to announce that coin control for sending has returned to Wasabi 2.0. The 2.0.3 release allows optional insight and control of Wasabi Wallet 2.0’s Smart Coin Selection Algorithm via Coin Control for sending.
Over the years, Coin Control has evolved to become an industry standard for privacy-conscious bitcoiners. However, usage of Coin Control in Wasabi Wallet 1.0 demonstrated that the feature often causes more harm than good. To use coin control efficiently, users must be explicitly aware of the UTXO model to avoid degrading their achieved privacy progress after coinjoin. Since the launch of Wasabi Wallet 2.0, the wallet has been powered by a smart coin selection algorithm to automatically pick the most private combination of coins to send. With Wasabi Wallet 2.0.3, users are now offered the best of both worlds: smart coin selection by default and optional insight and control for advanced users. While beginners have no need to worry about the coin selection process through automatic calculations, advanced users retain the option to inspect and modify the features selection on their own behalf by holding the 'Alt' key ('Option' key on Mac devices) on the Preview Transaction screen.
“The goal of Wasabi 2.0 has always been to remove complexity and friction from the default user experience. That's the only way we can gather a large user base and offer substantial privacy. However, we can make the default even easier, if we have an optional place to put the complexity, where skilled users can fine-tune their wallet’s performance to their heart’s desire”, Max Hillebrand, CEO at zkSNACKs, and Contributor to Wasabi Wallet
The 2.0.3 release also includes an upgrade to Tor 0.4.7.12, offering improved stability for MacOS M1 users and of course, there are also many other minor bug fixes.
“If we want privacy to become the default for Bitcoin transactions, we must do everything we can to reduce the fee costs falling on users for using privacy preserving technology.” – Max Hillebrand, CEO at zkSNACKs and Wasabi Wallet contributor
About Wasabi Wallet
Reclaim your privacy with Wasabi Wallet, a free and open-source bitcoin wallet with built-in coinjoins. Coinjoins are collaborative bitcoin transactions that enable cash-like privacy features for bitcoin.