Encrypted Messaging

opacity-messagingOpal stones can range from semi-transparent to opaque; an opaque object is neither transparent (allowing all light to pass through) nor translucent (allowing some light to pass through).

Opacity is the measure of impenetrability to electromagnetic or other kinds of radiation, especially visible light.

An opaque substance transmits no light, and therefore reflects, scatters, or absorbs all of it. These are the processes that lead to opacity.

We have tried to make the above applicable to our digital currency in the form of encrypted messaging. You can safely send and receive anonymous messages within the OPAL wallet.

During implementation we got to thinking and realized that it would be great if you were able to essentially “store” encrypted messages as well.

Opacity can now also be used to store your (sensitive) information, fully anonymously and encrypted on the blockchain, by sending whatever you want through Opacity to either yourself or your contact(s).

Getting Started

Go to help -> debug window -> click on the console tab.

Type into the box at the bottom, without the quotes, “smsgscanchain”. This will scan the blockchain for all available public keys needed for anonymous messaging. It might take a while depending on the speed of your PC, just wait until it finishes.

How to

Click on the “Opacity” button in your OPAL wallet.

Enter the OPAL address you wish to send from in the “Address From” box. You can choose an address from your list of addresses using the Address Book icon to the right of the box.

In the “Send To” box enter the OPAL address of the person you wish to message. “Public Key” should be automatically filled in as long as that OPAL address has been used on the blockchain.

The third box “Label” is optional. Enter the text of your message in the big “Message” box and when you are done click “Send”.

If the public key isn’t being retrieved and the box stays red, then you need to read the instructions above in the “getting started” section. If you have already done that and it still remains the same, you can try adding the address you’re trying to send to, to your address book.

If you are still experiencing any problems, do not hesitate to mention it in the thread or you can contact us through bitcointalk, e-mail or on irc (#opalcoin on freenode).


Opaque Addresses

Opal is proud to announce the latest addition in the range of Opacity Anonymous features: Opaque addresses. Opaque addresses use proven mathematics to protect your personal financial transactions and keep them hidden from public view.

What are Opaque addresses

Opaque addresses enable Opal users to have the freedom of sending transactions anonymously. Simply select the option within the wallet when creating a new “receive address”.


In Wallet Trading

Opal is proud to announce integration of the very popular Bittrex exchange, in a dedicated Windows wallet.

You will be able to place buys or sells and track all of your current orders. Just like on the website. Create an API key from your Bittrex account and then you will be able to use all the features your normally do from the website.