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This week I talked with Göran and Tyler from Canoe, an open source wallet built for Nano, fresh off of their iOS wallet reaching the app store. As one of the first wallets built for Nano and with a dedicated and diverse team, I was interested to know how Canoe started and their plans for the future.
Not many people know about the origin of the name Canoe, but it’s a great one. Want to fill in those who don’t know?
Tyler: The original name for Nano was Raiblocks and Raiblocks were named after Rai stones which were huge stones the Yap islanders used as currency. Colin named the cryptocurrency Raiblocks ironically since Rai stones were very large and difficult to transfer ownership of. When Rai stones were moved they used canoes to transfer them from one party to another. The Canoe wallet is the tool used to transfer your Raiblocks (Nano) from one user to another.
What led you to build a wallet around Nano?
Göran: I have always viewed Crypto from a distance, understood the basics but never bought any or read up properly on the subject. Then back in november, december last year for some reason… I started looking more closely. And as a developer I tried to find the tech that I believe in. So from the start I felt that I wanted something that was “mining free” because the insanity of burning coal in China to power custom hardware… nah, must be something we move past. And thus I basically ended up looking at Byteball, IOTA, RaiBlocks (Nano). For various reasons I felt RaiBlocks (Nano) had the cleanest focus, a proper distribution story etc. It just ticked most checkboxes for me. ...
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