3 Dec 2021 [culture]

Monero Talk interviews Cake Wallet founder Vik Sharma

In this Monero Talk episode12, Douglas Tuman interviews Vik Sharma3, the founder of Cake Wallet4.

Vik addressed the Monero community after the recent Zcash controversy56:

[..] nobody has ever done shielded-transaction only wallet [..] we can do something that nobody else is doing, so that was the thought behind it [..]

[..] by putting Zcash in Cake Wallet I don’t think we’re gonna be fooling the Monero community into thinking one is better than the other, or one is equal [..] what I anticipated is the Monero community to say “Okay, fine whatever, but we’re gonna continue using our Monero part of the wallet.” That’s how I thought the response would be [..]”

[..] to get this Monero-only app out first is a pritority right now [..]

If their compromise plan works out as expected, Cake will have 3 separate wallets:

Vik also confirmed that Cake Wallet will join Coincards7 as an official sponsor of the 2022 Monerotopia Miami event89.