SAMOURAI PREPARES FOR INTERNET-FREE BITCOIN TRANSACTIONS WITH TXTENNA LAUNCH
Bitcoin wallet Samourai Wallet will in future offer Bitcoin transactions without the internet thanks to a partnership with mesh network goTenna.
‘YOU DON’T NEED THE INTERNET TO USE BITCOIN’
TxTenna, which expects to launch “imminently,” uses goTenna’s network of mesh nodes to confirm payments via the Bitcoin blockchain. A transaction is bounced around the network of nodes until one is found with an internet connection. “This means that existing network infrastructure does not need to be in place for nodes to interact. TxTenna will enable off-grid broadcasts of signed Bitcoin transactions from (Samourai Wallet),” analyst Yassine Elmandjra explained in a series of tweets on the upcoming launch “…Long story short: you don’t need the internet to use Bitcoin.”