Latest MEW News

  • MyEtherWallet Latest to Enter DeFi Arena With Integration on Aave and Ren
    MyEtherWallet Latest to Enter DeFi Arena With Integration on Aave and Ren
    Ethereum’s oldest user-friendly wallet is staking territory in DeFi. MyEtherWallet is expanding its integrations with decentralized finance through its dedicated wallet communication tool, MEWconnect. On Thursday, the project announced an integration with Aave and Ren, which marks the first time that third parties are using the MEWconnect technology.  MEWconnect is a wallet linking system developed specifically for MyEtherWallet, and it is similar to those found on other DApp-enabled wallets like Metamask, Coinbase Wallet or more generalized frameworks like WalletConnect. Kosala Hemachandra, MyEtherWallet’s CEO, told Cointelegraph that the system was originally designed to securely connect MEW wallet app users to its web-based frontend. But the system is currently being used for more than just the MEW app, allowing users of other software and hardware wallets to connect to the Ethereum blockchain through its web interface. The company says that this is part of its commitment to not lock in users into a specific solution, which it believes is the common goal of the Ethereum ecosystem. For some DeFi protocols, MyEtherWallet provides two options.
  • MyEtherWallet adds support for DeFi protocols Ren and Aave
    MyEtherWallet adds support for DeFi protocols Ren and Aave
    MEW users can now earn money on spare ETH with Aave.
  • The ICO Collapse Taught Projects How to Avoid Reprisals, MEW Founder Says
    The ICO Collapse Taught Projects How to Avoid Reprisals, MEW Founder Says
    The collapse of the initial coin offerings provided invaluable lessons on how to avoid a similar fate, MEW’s Kosala Hemachandra says. The boom of the initial coin offerings defined the blockchain industry in 2017 and the first half of 2018 as capital flowed to finance many new projects and the associated services. Ahead of Ethereum’s five year anniversary, Cointelegraph interviewed Kosala Hemachandra, the founder of MyEtherWallet.
  • MEW Founder: ‘The Full Reality of ETH 2.0 Is Still Years Away’
    MEW Founder: ‘The Full Reality of ETH 2.0 Is Still Years Away’
    MyEtherWallet’s founder believes ETH 2.0’s beacon chain will launch this year but says the ‘full reality’ is still some way off. Kosala Hemachandra, the founder of MyEtherWallet (MEW), has told Cointelegraph the fully-fledged version of ETH 2.0 is still years away. The first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade was originally set for Jan 2020 but then postponed to coincide with this week’s fifth anniversary.  It’s since been delayed again with a launch now expected sometime between November and early 2021. While Hemachandra believes Phase 0 will launch sometime this year, he points out the full version of ETH 2.0 will not be up and running before 2022: "I think the full reality of ETH 2.0 is at least a couple of years away.” Beacon chain is only Phase 0 ETH 2.0, also called Serenity, consists of three phases — Phase 0: beacon chain, Phase 1: shard chains, and Phase 2: shard chain execution.