Universal Wallet Update v1.6 Now Live with Simplex & ShapeShift


In this article, we explain our latest update to the Ethos Universal Wallet v1.6. We highlight the major features in this update, including Buy Crypto with Simplex, Swap Coins with ShapeShift & the addition of Stable Coins.

Ethos has just released our highly-anticipated update to the Universal Wallet, release v1.6. In this article, we highlight the major features and enhancements contained within this update. We highly encourage all users to visit the app store to update your app to the latest version. If you don’t have the app, get the Wallet Now.

Buy Crypto Using Simplex Directly in Your Wallet

Now, app users can easily and safely buy crypto directly in your Wallet with the integration of Simplex. Simplex is a global instant fiat purchase service enabling bitcoin and altcoin purchases with credit and debit cards. This integration means that Ethos customers now have access to liquidity and exchange services between fiat and cryptocurrencies on an international scale, and every purchase deposits directly into your SmartWallet.

Please visit https://www.simplex.com/support/ for more information about Simplex and any service restrictions.

Simplex is the initial stage of the Fiat Gateway Solution we plan to have accessible and fully integrated into the Universal Wallet. Future stages of the Fiat Gateway include our integration with Voyager.

Token Swaps with ShapeShift

In this update, we also unveil our integration with ShapeShift.io, a digital marketplace for Bitcoin and other blockchain tokens. This new feature grants Universal Wallet users access to the liquidity and enable users to securely exchange and swap dozens of tokens without any intermediaries.

Want to exchange your Bitcoin for some Ethereum? Now, you can easily and rapidly do it at a click of a button, directly in the app and see your freshly swapped tokens right in your Wallet.

Initially slated for update v1.7, we expedited the integration of ShapeShift to aggressively expand the features and functionalities of the UW, and simply put, give the users what they want as soon as possible.

Expanding Support for Stable Coins – TUSD & GUSD Now Live!

Stable coins continue to revolutionize how users interact with crypto and the crypto marketplace, so we will continue to explore our support of these assets.

And with Universal Wallet Update v1.6, users are now able to safely store, send and receive Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and True USD (TUSD). A big welcome to the Gemini & TUSD Community!

This raises the number of stable coins available in the wallet to three – DAI, GUSD, TUSD.

And in addition to these tokens, we have also added UTRUST (UTK), a token that’s been a common suggestion in our community surveys. We are excited to welcome the UTRUST community to the wallet.

Note: All new coin integrations will be active and available post-update release, and will be formally announced by the Ethos Team and Social Channels.

A Glimpse at What’s Next

We have recently taken steps to make future integrations with blockchains easier and will be  continuing our progress to integrate Cardano (ADA), as we move forward into the new year.

Push notifications are coming soon to the Universal Wallet! Whether it’s the latest update, a change to your Ethos Status, coin news alerts, we will soon have push notifications active in the Universal Wallet, so we can always keep you informed at the push of a button.

We are proud of how far we have come in under 6 months since we first launched the Universal Wallet. And we are enthusiastically entering into 2019 with plans on the horizon to integrate Voyager with Bedrock and enhance our users experience and continue to expand the Ethos Ecosystem.

Big Thanks to our Community!

With every major update, we advance forward toward the new economy. Let us know what features you would like to see us add by emailing us at [email protected].

The future is bright!