The QR Code feature adds an increased level of security by enabling users to scan a QR code when sending their BTC address using the computers’ camera. Bitcoin addresses or a Payjoin URL will be scanned automatically.
How to Use :
After Wasabi Wallet 2.0 has been fully loaded, users can click on the send icon, usually located in the upper right corner of the screen. This opens a dialogue box requesting the necessary information needed to send btc to another address.
By hovering over and clicking the QR Code icon to the right of the dialogue box, users will be able to automatically allow Wasabi Wallet to access their web camera to scan the specific code.
Users then have to align the QR Code within the designated dialogue box, allowing the code to be read.
Users usually input their btc addresses using the copy and paste method or using third-party software like notepad or messaging applications to send btc addresses, allowing these third party websites to associate particular/specific addresses with the corresponding profiles. The QR code eliminates this issue.
It also avoids problems caused by clipboard malware, where the malicious software may unknowingly replace the valid address on the clipboard with one owned by the attacker.
Though this feature has not been implemented in the current Wasabi Wallet software, it will be in Wasabi Wallet 2.0. Unfortunately, the feature is currently only implemented for Windows.