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imToken Annual Report | Every Connection in 2023

imToken Annual Report | Every Connection in 2023

In 2023, the cryptocurrency market saw rapid, chaotic changes. Amidst this, imToken stayed committed to its original mission of providing secure, user-friendly, developer-friendly products that meet challenges h ead-on. Upholding this mission, imToken continuously upgraded its products, incorporated user feedback, explored new use cases, and enabled seamless connections across the board.
2024-02-25
Unlock imToken’s Credit Card: Pre-register Now!

Unlock imToken’s Credit Card: Pre-register Now!

imToken is set to revolutionize digital payments with the upcoming launch of imToken Card, a groundbreaking credit card leveraging on-chain data. Pre-registration is now open, and we invite you to be among the first to experience a seamless integration of on-chain data with everyday payments. Enjoy a collateral-free credit limit and a low token top-up fee as we embark on a new chapter in the digital journey together. From your first wallet to your first card Over the last 7 years, imToken has grown in tandem with our users, observing the dynamic evolution of the digital assets sector. For many, imToken serves not only as their first digital wallet but also as a reliable companion in navigating Web3. Today, we are excited to unveil imToken Card, built on on-chain data. This card aligns with Mastercard standards, ensuring that wherever Mastercard is accepted by merchants, you can seamlessly enjoy the convenient payment services provided by imToken Card." Card offerings 1. Get instant credit for instant spendingimToken Card innovates with a new model, providing a credit limit of up to 500 SGD. No token top-up or complex setup before first use, users can effortlessly enjoy a variety of services such as everyday purchases, online shopping, and subscription by simply activating the card. 2. Top-up to lift spending limits, without limitsWith imToken, users can conveniently pay their bills or elevate their spending limits by simply topping up. Combining imToken and imToken Card provides increased flexibility in daily expenses and strengthens your purchasing power. 3. First-year annual fee waived, exclusive benefitsUsers enjoy waived annual fee for the first year, along with exclusive benefits such as discounts on products like imKey. How to pre-register? imToken Card is available in a limited quantity for the initial release. To increase your chances of passing the pre-registration review, please connect with the Ethereum wallet you used most frequently. <Pre-Register Now> If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]. imToken Team2023.12.25
2024-02-15
Beyond Boundaries: The Power of imToken's Connectivity

Beyond Boundaries: The Power of imToken's Connectivity

As a leading multi-chain wallet, imToken not only provides reliable Non-custodial wallet services but also enables users to seamlessly navigate various DApps and effortlessly connect to different types of wallets through its connecting feature. Multi-network, Cross-platform DApp Connections imToken supports Ethereum and all EVM-compatible chains such as Optimism, Arbitrum, and Polygon. Users can switch between networks with a single click at the top of the wallet or quickly add them through imToken's EVM Box without manually entering any parameters. Leveraging imToken's built-in DApp browser, users can access and use a variety of DApps on these networks without leaving the wallet. On the wallet page of mainstream Layer2s and EVM-compatible chains, imToken also provides a "DApp'' entrance, gathering popular DApps on the respective networks for users to easily explore and experience. By supporting WalletConnect, imToken achieves seamless cross-device connectivity. When users use a DApp on a computer, selecting imToken or WalletConnect to connect the wallet allows for smooth switching from the mobile to the computer. As long as the DApp supports WalletConnect, users can interact with imToken permissionlessly. When connecting to a DApp, users can see the connection request and easily authorize access to networks such as Ethereum, Polygon, BSC, Gnosis Chain, and others by simply tapping “Approve”. To address potential malicious signatures during DApp interactions, imToken has optimized the risk control system. imToken marks and bans DApps with identified risks to ensure the security of user tokens.  Additionally, the wallet page features an "Revoke" entrance where users can view authorization details on different chains, including authorized spender and approved amount. If any risky authorizations are identified, users can promptly revoke them. This design opens up infinite possibilities for secure and seamless interaction between users and DApps, truly achieving a borderless Web3 experience. Secure and Seamless Wallet Connections Effortlessly connecting to imToken is ensured through QR-based connection; users, whether with a hardware or extension wallet, need no additional permissions, as long as their wallet aligns with EIP-4527. QR code connection is a method based on the ERC-4527 protocol, facilitating the secure and convenient transfer of data between an offline wallet (hardware wallet or imToken in offline mode) and a watch-only wallet (extension wallet or imToken in online mode), ensuring the security of transaction signing by the offline wallet. Connecting Hardware Wallets For users seeking the highest level of security, imToken supports connecting to hardware wallets such as imKey and Keystone. The collaboration of hardware wallets with imToken provides dual protection for users' digital tokens. Hardware wallets store private keys offline through a dedicated security chip, ensuring that the private key is disconnected from the internet and preventing the possibility of hackers stealing the key through the network. Many hardware wallets support dual authentication mechanisms, such as PIN codes and fingerprint recognition, further strengthening the protection of private keys. Moreover, imToken enhances user experience by displaying transaction details before requesting a hardware wallet signature, ensuring users intuitively understand the transaction. This seamless process combines the user-friendly interface of imToken with the security of hardware wallet cold storage, offering a perfect balance of convenience and security.   Related Reading: How to Pair imKey with imToken? How to Use imToken with Keystone? How to use imToken with AirGap Vault? Connecting Extension Wallets Users can easily create a cold wallet by installing the latest imToken on an idle smartphone, ensuring that the network is disconnected. Subsequently, connecting this cold wallet to extension wallets such as MetaMask or Rabby allows users to track the wallet account on the chain. Taking the example of connecting with MetaMask, opening the account details page of the imToken wallet, clicking on "Connect with other wallets," imToken will display a QR code containing address information. Users can then use MetaMask to scan the QR code and import this information to start tracking their imToken wallet.   In the course of transactions, the extension wallet transforms unsigned transactions into QR codes. Users can simply use imToken to scan the QR code, revealing transaction details for confirmation. Should users approve the transaction and choose to sign it, imToken will execute the signature, producing a new QR code complete with the signed transaction. Finally, users can use the extension wallet to scan this QR code with the signature and send the signed transaction to the Ethereum network. Throughout this process, the private key remains offline, ensuring the overall security. This allows users to enjoy the security of offline storage for private keys and the convenience of transactions. Related Reading: How to Connect MetaMask to imToken in Offline Mode? How to Connect Rabby to imToken in Offline Mode? End imToken's powerful connectivity capabilities are not only evident in its seamless integration with the DApp ecosystem but also in its broad support and compatibility with various wallet types. Whether you're new to blockchain or an experienced player, imToken offers the most fitting solution for accessing your tokens.
2024-02-20
imToken 2.14.0: Support for connection with other hardware / extension wallets for enhanced security

imToken 2.14.0: Support for connection with other hardware / extension wallets for enhanced security

imToken 2.14.0 supports ERC-4527, enabling QR-based connections with other wallets, enhancing the security and convenience of transactions. Additionally, imToken's built-in swap feature now supports Polygon, offering users a more diverse token exchange experience. This update further strengthens the security risk control system, adds account permission verification when importing Tron wallets, and provides comprehensive security guidelines for imKey usage. This update is as follows 👇👇👇 Support for connection with other hardware / extension wallets for enhanced security Built-in swap feature supporting exchanges on Polygon Enhanced security risk control system Added account permission verification when importing Tron wallets Comprehensive imKey security usage guidelines Support for connection with other hardware / extension wallets for enhanced security imToken 2.14.0 now supports ERC-4527, allowing you to connect with other wallet products via QR codes. This method facilitates secure and convenient transaction experiences across different wallets. The update primarily provides two connection methods: 1. Connect imToken to extension wallets Keep your imToken offline, click ">" on the ETH wallet page and choose "Connect with other wallets" to present the QR code. In MetaMask, select "QR-based" for scanning. After successful connection, you can perform transfers, receive funds, and explore various DApps in MetaMask. This method ensures the offline storage of private keys and seamless connection with extension wallets. It is recommended to keep your imToken offline throughout the whole process. 2. Connect imToken to hardware wallets You can connect imToken to hardware wallets (e.g., Keystone) and use imToken as a watch-only wallet. Open the wallet page, click the menu bar in the top-left corner, click "+", then "Connect with other wallets," and select the wallet you want to connect to. After successful connection, you can initiate transfer with imToken, confirming transactions by signing on the hardware wallet. For hardware wallet owners, using imToken as a watch-only wallet facilitates convenient token access. Built-in Swap Feature Supporting Exchanges on Polygon imToken's built-in swap feature now supports token swap on Polygon, enhancing the token swap experience. Switch networks by clicking the top-left button on the market page to begin your exchange journey on the Polygon network. Additionally, to enhance exchange security on the Ethereum network, we have introduced swap protection, ensuring each transaction is MEV guarded. Note: Swap protection is currently available only on Ethereum. Enhanced Security Risk Control System Added account permission verification when importing Tron wallets The latest imToken version supports account permission verification when importing Tron wallets. If any changes in account permissions are detected, the import process will pause, prompting you to confirm its safety before proceeding. For more information, please refer to this blog: Beware of TRX wallet account permission change scams. Increased imKey Security Usage Guidelines imToken 2.14.0 automatically checks the status of the imKey hardware wallet during the binding process and provides security usage guidelines. This ensures a user-friendly and secure hardware wallet experience, making it easy and safe to access tokens using imKey. How to download For Android users New users: Go to the imToken official website (https://token.im) and download. Existing users: Update directly in the app. For iOS users: Go to App Store and download.Note: imToken is not listed in App Store in Mainland China. You can also send "Download" to [email protected] to get the link of the latest version of imToken. Finally, please always remember Make sure that all wallets are properly backed up before upgrading Never disclose your private key, seed phrase, or keystore Learn more: https://token.im
2024-02-24
imToken 2024 New Year Campaign

imToken 2024 New Year Campaign

Hello, imToken friends! Happy New Year! 🧨 We are excited to share with you the Red Packet Campaign in collaboration with Lido, imKey, Tokenlon, Feee.io, Orbiter, GMX, Galxe, PoolTogether, DODO and Dopex on the imToken App. The event kicks off at 8:00 PM on February 9th, as we express our gratitude for your support throughout 2023. 📅Time: Feb 9, 2024, 8 PM - Feb 14, 2024, 11:59 PM (SGT) Rules: Red packet amounts are randomized, putting your luck to the test. Prizes are claimed first-come, first-served. The event will be hosted on the Arbitrum network. Ensure you have a small amount of ETH on the Arbitrum network for transaction fees. This campaign is exclusive to the imToken App. Twitter Bonus Activity: Follow/Retweet imToken's event tweet on Twitter. Share the Red Packet you received in the comments for a chance to win an imKey Pro (valued at $99.99). imToken X(Twitter):https://twitter.com/imTokenOfficial Thank you for your continued support, and best of luck in the red packet campaign👫🏻 The red envelope activity is for entertainment purposes only, not investment advice.
2024-02-20
Tron - Zero Transaction Fees, Limited to 500 Daily Slots!

Tron - Zero Transaction Fees, Limited to 500 Daily Slots!

Hello imToken Fam 🎉, Now, using imToken on Feee.io for energy rental allows you to enjoy zero transaction fees. Limited to 500 slots daily – first come, first served! Once the quota exceeds 500, the energy rental fee will adjust to 3.76 TRX (Save up to 89% in transaction fees ) 🚗How to: Switch to the TRON wallet within the imToken App, click “Rent” to enter Feee.io, and click “Get Energy” to participate. ⏰ Event Period: 2024/01/18 2:30 PM - 02/18 00:00 AM (SGT) 💪🏻 Details: Each wallet address can claim energy once daily, the claimed energy is valid for 10 minutes.Transactions within the valid time are fee-free. However, the claimed energy will expire upon timeout. According to the TRON transfer mechanism, if the recipient address has no USDT, a 50% fee applies. Each wallet address can claim a maximum of 15 times per month. The activity is only open to imToken users 👉 Check the detailed tutorial for energy rental. If you have any questions, please contact us through “Support and Feedback” within the imToken App.
2024-02-18
imToken Publishes the 8th Annual Report

imToken Publishes the 8th Annual Report

In 2023, the crypto market experienced notable changes, beginning with the repercussions of SVB's bankruptcy, a quiet period for DeFi and NFTs, and ending with a resurgence of interest in Bitcoin ETFs, revitalizing the Bitcoin narrative. The year underscored the industry's dynamic and complex nature with its fluctuations. In the ever-changing crypto landscape, imToken, alongside its counterparts, adeptly maneuvered through complexities. Our mission revolves around providing equal access to the tokenized world by enhancing the connection between users and the blockchain. In 2023, imToken prioritized strengthening connections for users engaging with networks, DApps, and wealth management. Secure and Seamless Wallet Connections This year, imToken significantly enhanced its capability to connect with various wallet types, striking a balance between security and convenience. Extension Wallet: Leveraging imToken as a cold wallet, users can connect with wallets like MetaMask and Rabby, ensuring the safe offline storage of private keys while facilitating convenient DApp exploration on laptops. Hardware Wallet: The synergy between hardware wallets (e.g., Keystone, imKey, etc.) and imToken has been a game-changer, providing a dual layer of security for digital funds. This integration has streamlined multi-chain wealth management and smoothed out transaction processes. Embracing More DApps and Networks imToken now supports more Layer 2s and EVM chains, including zkSync Era, Base, Linea, PlatON, Scroll, opBNB, Mantle, X1, Taiko, Metis and others. This expansion comes with improved DApp user experience and reinforced security during the signing process, enabling users to engage seamlessly and securely with a wider range of applications, such as Lido, Rocket Pool, PoolTogether, DODO and others. Ensuring Secure Connections and Wealth Protection This year, imToken introduced the "You Sign What You See" feature, improving transparency and security during the signing process. Our upgraded risk control systems prevented over 4,600 potential fund loss incidents and addressed 18 new types of scams. Additionally, we successfully tackled more than 10,000 instances of counterfeit apps and fraudulent websites with a proactive approach. Engaging with the Community On our 7th anniversary, we actively gathered feedback from our community, incorporating 7 top-priority features chosen from 80,000 user votes. Throughout the year, we organized 24 Meetups and AMAs, delving into diverse topics like Layer 2s, Ethereum upgrades, Staking, NFTs, DEXs, and more, sharing insights and engaging in dialogues with our users. Empowering Ecosystem Growth At major industry events like Hong Kong Web3 Festival, Ethereum Singapore, TOKEN2049, ETHKL, etc., we engaged with blockchain enthusiasts, shared vital industry insights, and explored critical topics such as next-generation Web3 wallet, product frameworks, MEV, stablecoins, and cryptocurrency payments. Looking Ahead to 2024 imToken is gearing up for a groundbreaking year as we aim to revolutionize the cryptocurrency wallet management experience, ensuring greater accessibility for users.  The forthcoming introduction of imToken Card will effortlessly combine on-chain data with daily payments, and we are enthusiastic about embarking on the journey of on-chain data together. About Us Website: https://token.im X(Twitter):https://twitter.com/imTokenOfficial Discord:https://discord.com/invite/imToken Email:[email protected]
2024-02-22
imToken now supports non-custodial ETH staking with imKey

imToken now supports non-custodial ETH staking with imKey

We are thrilled to announce that imToken now officially supports imKey users in participating in non-custodial ETH staking. As a dedicated token management tool, imToken consistently strives to deliver a secure and user-friendly experience. Our non-custodial ETH staking solution ensures maximum user ownership and control over staked assets, eliminating concerns about the operational aspects of validator nodes. Simply update your imToken to the latest version 2.14.1, and you can participate in non-custodial ETH staking through imKey. After participating in staking, you can easily view and claim staking incentives for it via the protocol, and exit staking at any time according to your preferences and needs. Related reading: How to stake ETH using imKey? How to download / update to the latest version of imToken? For Android users New users: Go to the imToken official website (https://token.im) and download. Existing users: Update directly in the app. For iOS users: Go to App Store and download.Note: imToken is not listed in App Store in Mainland China. You can also send "Download" to [email protected] to get the link of the latest version of imToken. Finally, please always remember Make sure that all wallets are properly backed up before upgrading Never disclose your private key, seed phrase, or keystore Learn more: https://token.im
2024-02-25
AirGap <> imToken – EIP 4527 Standard: Revolutionizing Offline Crypto Transactions

AirGap <> imToken – EIP 4527 Standard: Revolutionizing Offline Crypto Transactions

EIP 4527, an important standard in the Ethereum ecosystem, represents a significant step forward in the field of cryptocurrency wallets and security. It is a protocol that facilitates secure, offline transactions for Ethereum-based tokens. This standard is designed to enhance security by enabling transactions to be signed in an environment that is completely isolated from online threats. An Abstract and Motivation The rise of EIP 4527 comes amidst an increasing preference among users for completely offline signers, such as hardware wallets and mobile phones in offline mode, to access their private keys. These offline signers, however, rely on watch-only wallets to prepare data for signing. Currently, methods like QR Code, USB, Bluetooth, and file transfer exist for data transmission between offline signers and watch-only wallets. QR Code stands out with several advantages: Transparency and Security: QR codes allow users to easily decode and verify the data to be signed, enhancing transparency and security compared to USB or Bluetooth. Improved Compatibility: Unlike USB and Bluetooth, QR Codes are less affected by software changes like browser or system upgrades. Enhanced User Experience: Especially on mobile devices, QR Code transmissions provide a smoother experience than other methods. Reduced Attack Surface: QR Codes present a smaller attack surface compared to USB and Bluetooth. Given these benefits, QR Code data transmission emerges as a superior choice. However, until now, there was no modern standard for how offline signers should work with watch-only wallets or how data should be encoded. EIP 4527 fills this gap by presenting a standard process and protocol for these interactions. Specifications Offline signer: A device or application holding user’s private keys without network access. Watch-only wallet: A wallet with network access, interacting with the Ethereum blockchain. Development and Integration The creation and integration of EIP 4527 is a testament to the collaborative efforts of several key figures in the blockchain community, including Aaron Chen, Sora Lee, ligi, Dan Miller, AndreasGassmann, xardass, and Lixin Liu. This team's combined expertise led to a standard that significantly enhances the safety of tokens. Notably, imToken added support for EIP 4527 in early December 2023, reflecting its commitment to providing users with secure storage options. Reference: EIP-4527 on Ethereum.org QR Code Transparency and Air-Gapped Design EIP 4527 emphasizes the security-first approach with its 100% air-gapped QR code signage. This eliminates the risk of malware infiltration and enhances the transparency of data transmission. The benefits are manifold: No Physical Connection: The inherent nature of QR codes means transactions can be signed without exposing the AirGap Vault Cold wallet to the internet, maintaining isolation from potentially compromised devices and safeguarding the secret seed phrase. Ease of Use: Generating and scanning QR codes for transaction signing is straightforward and efficient with the AirGap Vault device. Data Verification: Users can verify the data being transferred through QR codes with AirGap Vault’s QR Code verifier, and all firmware updates are open-source, ensuring transparency. Using a cold wallet like AirGap Vault in conjunction with a watch-only wallet such as imToken is a practice highly recommended for enhanced token security and reduced risk of wallet compromise. Conclusion The introduction of EIP 4527 marks a significant milestone in token security, particularly in the realm of offline transactions. This standard not only streamlines the process of signing transactions securely but also paves the way for more transparent and user-friendly interactions between offline signers and watch-only wallets. How to get started: One of the easiest ways to get started is imToken in combination with the AirGap Vault. imToken offers fantastic usability and AirGap Vault can be accessed by everybody for free. Find the step by step guide here: https://support.airgap.it/guides/imTOKEN/ As the blockchain technology continues to evolve, such innovations play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and integrity of token access, with a growing list of supported solutions demonstrating the industry's commitment to this endeavor.
2024-02-19

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