In your app you have the ability to add your Public Bitcoin address to sync your bitcoin balance with the Emma app.
This is an awesome feature.
However, the only responses so far is you have tried to contact the relevant people and since they have not replied there is nothing you can do.
If this feature does not work why is it listed with in the app?
If the exchange apps were not working, eg, Coinbase, I would understand the need to contact that particular company to get it working.
But when we are talking about our public bitcoin key which is stored on the blockchain (not with any particular company). Bitcoin is a decentralised system, so I still don’t understand why Emma is trying to contact a specific company to get this type of information, they should already have a basic understanding of it themselves in order to implement it, it’s not the responsibility of any particular other company to fix this for you. Unless you have some kind of deal and have outsourced this, in which case, why are you guys accepting of this type of partnership when they have still not replied or helped you with this 5 weeks on.
I could do yeah but it is an xpub, it would be a little like giving you a lifetime access to a read only version of my bank balance and all transactions, feels a bit strange handing that over via a live chat.
Thanks. That’s the best answer I received in months.
My ledger only shows the xPub address. Is there a way to make this work?
I am a tech professional so I could even write a python script to do it if needed…
I don’t know I’m afraid. I know there’s a difference between standard public keys and xPubs, and I know my address is not an xPub (because I don’t have an HD wallet) and Emma seems to accept it. But that’s where my understanding ends.
Also to point out, for many involved in bitcoin they are not traders, their bitcoin investment can remain the same value (same value in bitcoin) for many months, so just a simple way to input how much bitcoin you own that is tracked to bitcoin’s changing value would be enough for many and probably very simple to do as a quick short term fix to give people the ability to easily include their bitcoin investment in their total net worth.
It would look like this -
‘input total amount of bitcoin you own’
then on the backend you would just track this via Coinbase’s valuation of bitcoin or Yahoo Finance’s valuation of bitcoin and then as the value of bitcoin changes it would simply be converted to it’s current value in £ in the Emma App.
If you did this you could also I assume easily add other things onto this, for example, for people who have gold, you could input the amount of gold you are holding and it’s weight maybe and the value tracked based on current valuations.
I am sure i could have said all this more clearly and in a shorter way but I am hope it makes sense what I have just said either way.