January Update : Keychain 3.0 Beta (New design) - Swap fee update - Progress report

in #keychain3 months ago
Authored by @stoodkev

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Let me start this post by wishing you a happy new year, and a bullish 2024 for Hive!
Better late than never, right? ;p
Seriously though, we have been working hard the past few months to prepare some new features and they're just around the corner.

Keychain 3.0 BETA

As you may know, if you read our proposal or past updates, we've spent some time working on a new interface with UI/UX designers and are now proud to introduce version 3.0 of the extension for Beta testing.

On top of the new design, you'll find some new features that have been requested for a while, such as light and dark themes, and a way to reorganize the order of the accounts.
Pro tip: you can switch quickly between the themes with Ctrl+T.

We don't want to spoil all the fun though, so if you want to discover this new interface ahead of time, go through the following steps to access the Beta:

  • Download (or update) Hive Keychain Beta
  • Export your accounts from the production version and import them into the Beta version
  • Disable (do not delete) the production version by toggling it off on your "Extensions" page
  • Have fun testing! Go around the design, use Keychain as usual and if you feel adventurous, try to break things!
  • Share your feedback/ bug reports on Discord, in the #extension-beta channel
  • When you want to switch back to the production version simply toggle it on, and toggle off the Beta version

Keychain Swap fees

Effective on January 22nd at midnight UTC, a 0.75% fee will be collected on all swaps processed by Keychain Swap.
With this fee, we aim to start generating revenue to reduce our reliance on the DHF, while staying lower than other wallets (0.875% for Metamask for instance). Better yet, by comparing all the different available providers, we ensure you get your tokens at the best possible price, which can offset the swap fee.

Ongoing work

While we're ready to iterate on your feedback regarding the Beta, we keep working on our future features.

Mobile UI/UX refactor

Since we don't want our Apps to lag behind the extensions, they got a makeover too! We're currently reviewing it internally and fixing the last few issues. You can expect an Android Beta next month, and iOS soon after.

Multisig integration

@cedricguillas is almost done integrating Hive Multisig into Keychain. Once completed, this feature will allow multisig accounts to initiate multisig operations, or be notified when their signature is requested.
We will explain it in more detail when this new version is ready for release.


  • An update of XCode made it difficult for us to push iOS updates. We're working on solving this issue ASAP, to have the iOS App catch up in terms of feature and design.
  • We're also working on improving the Keychain Store App, used by around 50 businesses in Venezuela, Mexico, and Cuba.
  • We've quickly created a map to visualize the location of these businesses, and the Hive Sucre community is helping us input the data when new businesses in Venezuela join the movement. Good work team!


To communicate with us, report an issue, or become a Beta tester, join our Discord by following this link.


@stoodkev : CEO - Witness
@cedricguillas : CTO - Witness
@theghost1980 : Front-end Developer
@manuphotos : Community Manager - Witness
@yabapmatt : Advisor - Witness

Support Hive Keychain development by voting for our proposal on PeakD or with HiveSigner.


Thank you guys for some really solid work and as well amazing customer service.

Seriously if I haven't told you guys how much I appreciate what you do let me repeat myself and bring it up again.

You guys doing amazing amount of work? Really makes this blockchain shine. This app is absolutely critical for me on mobile.

So thank you so very much from the entire community!

The new design looks cool and added with some more functionalities. I like your clear communication about the fee and needless to say SWAP works superb in key chain extension and I just love the experience.

With this fee, we aim to start generating revenue to reduce our reliance on the DHF

This is wonderful news. I wish you the best of success in this. I hope you can set an example and maybe we can stop this trend of bleeding so much money from the DHF on projects that frankly show almost no value. (Edit: just to clarify, I'm not including your project in the "no value" category. Keychain is one of the best examples of a good and useful project on Hive)

Anyway, the new beta sounds great. I will go install it and try it!


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The new design is dope! 🔥

What an amazing work @stoodkev and the whole keychain team. The UI looks smooth and fluid and really liked both the light and dark theme. Waiting for the iOS update and wish you a very happy new year!

Thanks for everything you all do!

This sounds interesting! I'd love to give it a try but that's if I don't have any challenge turning on and off the production version 😂.

The team is doing a good job and I'm so happy of how easy things has been for me thanks to keychain ❤️

Wow the new look is so nice and beautiful.

UI looks cool. The first two enlarged blocks remind me of the android 13 notification panel layout. Good to see that keychain is also following material you theme style.

Guys you gotta add desktop mode as well for browsers. While using peakd for transactions the blue yes button goes hidden and thr only way to approve the txn is by enabling desktop mode. I have been asking this feature for a long time now. I hope you guys consider it 🥹.

Hi, I (@stoodkev here) actually spent quite a lot of time trying to make desktop mode work on React Native but the result was quite buggy and somehow wouldn't work on most websites so I dropped it.


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Good work. Keychain is a vital tool for Hive users, so keep it up.

I'll install the beta extension right now and give it a go! Great work y'all! 😁🙏💚✨🤙

Nice! Done this now... looks pretty solid so far. I have only seen 1 typo, probably already mentioned but if not I will drop it on discord.