Secure your Expanse with OPOLO.IO

We are very happy to announce that The Opolo Wallet now accepts Expanse, this amazing hardware wallet works with 120+ Coins/Blockchains, has 6+ Certified EAL Secure Chip, with 200K+Tokens on 2 Crypto Exchanges. 

We will be announcing discounts specially for our community. 

Amazing Opolo Functionalities

  • Genuine Device Check: The OPOLO hardware wallet comes with a unique, private key that is known only to OPOLO and it can be used for genuine device verification. Don’t worry about dupes!
  • USB Communication: The USB communication between the OPOLO wallet and the desktop or mobile app is encrypted with one of the most secure encryption algorithms in use today i.e. AES CBC with 256 bit key length.
  • Coin Exchange: The OPOLO wallet app has two third-party coin exchange options integrated, so you can get the best conversion rates possible. Keep more of your money!
  • Anti Theft Protection: For the ultimate security and protection of your crypto assets, the OPOLO wallet gets bricked and deletes the wallet data if there are 7 or more password failures.
  • PCB Potting: OPOLO wallet PCBs are potted so that no-one can tamper with the device circuit and the chips, providing the most extreme protection available against any hardware-based attacks. Carry with confidence!
  • Seamless User Experience: A 3.2-inch touch panel with a TFT LCD gives the most intuitive user experience on the market today. The touch screen makes it very easy to enter mnemonics, passwords, and passphrases directly onto the secure device.
  • Randomized Keyboard: The keys always appear in a randomized order on the keyboard to protect and secure your password and passphrases. It also helps us to protect the device against a modification of the touch panel chip that gets data from the touch screen. This is an added layer of security you don’t regularly see on wallets.
  • Malware and Virus Free: OPOLO firmware is signed with OPOLO keys and encrypted when installed on the device. This helps us to protect the device from illegal firmware installations. The device will be bricked if any non-signed firmware installation attempt is made.

10 steps to configure Expanse on Metamask

Metamask is the way to integrate your Expanse wallet to Eggswap and one of the most important questions is how to configure it, first you need to add the Extension on Chrome Browser. 

Step 1

Go to the https://metamask.io 

Step 2

Click “Get Chrome Extension” to install Metamask.

Step 3

Click “Add to Chrome” in the upper right.

Step 4

Click “Add Extension” to complete the installation.

Step 5

Click on the Metamask logo in the upper right hand corner of your Google chrome browser, then read and agree to the terms and conditions or go to https://eggs.cool and click on Unlock Wallet

Step 6

Enter a password and click “Create” to create your wallet.

Step 7

You will see a set of 12 “seed words” for your vault. Please save them.

Step 8

Click “I’ve Copied It Somewhere Safe” once your seed words file has been secured. You’ll be taken into your Metamask wallet!

Step 9

Click on the Ethereum mainnet and then Custom RPC and enter this information for Expanse:

Step 10

Add your Expanse wallet, you can create one or add your own in 2 ways by entering your private key or import your key (json file in the keystore folder), click on the circle in the right top corner and click on import. 

Expanse Cited as “Most Secure Blockchain in the Space”

Last month the Bittrex Exchange and its affiliated sites took Expanse offline for maintenance. Much to our dismay, we learned that Expanse was hit with a 51% reorg attack through no fault of its own.

A 51% attack is when an attacker controls 51% of the total hashrate and uses that power to rewrite recent transaction history. Note that here was no loss to Expanse-holders, and the chain was secured and back up within a few days.

As annoying as the downtime was, many good things evolved from dealing with the issue:

  • Many new people joined the Expanse Discord community, now with 2255 members.
  • Numerous ongoing lively and interesting conversations were sparked in regard to the future and potential of Expanse. The channel was literally buzzing 24 hours per day.
  • Members who had been away for awhile returned to voice support and encouragement.
  • Updates were put into place making it impossible for Expanse to suffer another 51% attack.
  • We implemented PirlGuard, further securing the platform from threats.
  • A few days after the maintenance, someone tried to hit Expanse with an 80% attack and left empty-handed, reinforcing the security of our platform. The code is that strong.
  • Our lead developer, Christopher Franko, conceived of a completely new, never-before-used mining algorithm that is completely unique to Expanse. It is called Frankomoto, and we plan to release it in the May timeframe.

Focusing on the positives of the situation, Expanse is taking steps forward. One of our community members cited Expanse as easily becoming the most “secure platform n the space.”

“Frankomoto will make Expanse more secure and more unique, taking us a nice step away from ETH in a positive way,” said Franko. “It will increase the finality of Expanse transactions, while keeping GPU mining relevant.”