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

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4 min readNov 30, 2023

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 digital asset 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 a 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 a 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 asset management.

Built-in Swap Feature Supporting Exchanges on Polygon

imToken’s built-in swap feature now supports token exchange on Polygon, enhancing the digital asset trading 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 manage digital assets 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 the App Store in Mainland China.

You can also send “Download” to support@token.im 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

About imToken

imToken, a Series-B blockchain technology company headquartered in Singapore, is inspired to make digital life equally accessible to everyone, and we are committed to creating digital wallets that are simple to use, safe, and secure for every user. Since its founding in 2016, imToken has served over 15 million users in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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