The Pillar Wallet is growing
I've been following the Pillar Project for quite a while, because not only was I desperately waiting for an alternative to MyEtherWallet and MetaMask, but I also love their mission of putting us - every individual - back in charge of our personal data.
At the end of 2018 the Pillar Wallet was finally shipped and ooh, it's really pretty!
While it was only the MVP for Pillar's ultimate vision - the Personal Data Locker - I was already quite happy with the features of the wallet: human readable usernames instead of typical wallet addresses, an address book and a chat function for your friends and contacts.
And as per their very casual announcement in the clip below, you can now also store your collectibles in there (ERC-721). So if you need a new home for your crypto kitties, check it out!
The Pillar Project is evolving
David Siegel is handing over the CEO position to Michael Messele in the second half of the clip above.
They are announcing this in a very "by-the-way" kind of way. I like that! It says a lot about the company culture, which seems to be nice and informal. I have a feeling all the Pillaristas are pretty happy employees!
It seems to be an annoucement of utmost unimportance - because everyone is contributing and rolling up their sleeves anyway, so who cares about job titles? That's the feeling I get from this clip anyway, and the fact that there is little to zero news about this on crypto industry portals just confirms this to me.
I'm excited for the future of Pillar and will keep following updates from the team.
In the digital age, our money and our personal data need to be decentralised, if we don't want to become slaves to the few corporations and institutions that hold all the centralised power in the world.
With the Pillar Project we have one team that actively works on creating tools and ways to support this decentralisation, to ensure our freedom and personal power in the digital world.
Anja Schuetz is a crypto explorer and mentor for absolute beginners, with specific focus on non-digital natives. She also consults as a Customer Communication & Operations Manager for blockchain start-ups.