- The Maiar app is now available on Huawei’s AppGallery
- Maiar is a non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet and payments app that uses the Elrond blockchain
- Elrond is a scalable blockchain that uses a Secure Proof of Stake consensus model
The Maiar crypto wallet and payments app is now on the AppGallery
Maiar, the mobile payments and wallet app that leverages the Elrond blockchain, is now available on Huawei’s AppGallery marketplace. Thanks to this development, Maiar is now available on the three major mobile app marketplaces, as the app is already listed on the App Store and Google Play. The app’s addition to the AppGallery significantly extends its potential reach, as Huawei is among the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers.
Beniamin Mincu, the CEO of Elrond Network commented on the app making its way to the AppGallery:
“Decentralization is about carving new paths and challenging the status quo using technological innovation. The launch of Maiar in Huawei’s AppGallery gives us exposure to a huge new user base, which is essential for our mission to enable access to a high bandwidth and low latency global financial system for anyone, anywhere.”
Siri Børsum, a Global Vp of Finance Vertical, Eco-development & Partnerships at Huawei Consumer Business Group, noted that blockchain will play a big role in the “consumer internet”, and that the Maiar app can help users gain control over their finances.
Maiar can function as an intuitive non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet, with support for the Elrond Gold, Elrond, Binance Coin and Ethereum cryptocurrencies. It also serves as an on-ramp for cryptocurrency investors, as it allows users to buy crypto after funding their account with a credit card payment or bank transfer.
The Maiar app also implements social features, in a bid to help accelerate adoption. Maiar users can send cryptocurrencies between each other through “Herotags”, which are special usernames that work through an Elrond-powered DNS service.
In line with the ethos of the cryptocurrency community, the Maiar app does not collect the personal data belonging to its users. The phone number that users provide when setting up their app is cryptographically hashed.
The app is developed by the team that’s behind Elrond Network, the blockchain platform that implements sharding to boost scalability. To reach consensus, the network employs a Proof-of-Stake variant called Secure Proof-of-Stake.