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Will you agree on the idea to utilized our "fingerprint" as an alternative way to allow Steem/SBD tranfers within the platform?
I think it would be a hassle-free way of transferring Steem/SBD to other users instead of the copying+pasting of long password.
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Not really, cause you might still need to copy the receiving address, memo and amount you are sending, fingerprint would probably allow more security but it wouldn't ease the means of transferring funds from one account to the other.

Rather, a quick and shortcut menu could be added to wallet that gives user the ability to just input the amount via the receiving username profile and also memo if any then a transaction could be archive quick and easy.

Fingerprints would only allow more security and a little bit fancy/appealing to the eye

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I think it will be a great idea to add but at the same time it should not be mandatory and it should be given as an additional option...like if in the setting page of your account if you enable fingerprint, then for every transfer you need to put your finger print for STEEM/SBD transfer.

It has both advantages and disadvantages as well.

There is no doubt that it will enhance the security of your fund and if some one will hack your account then also your fund will be safe in your wallet and the hacker will not be able to steal your money.

The disadvantageous aspect of this feature is that if you want to take a loan on the basis of your steem account as collateral then no one will accept it as collateral because of this feature, so in terms of taking a loan it will become less attractive. Further suppose you die, your kin will not able to access your fund. 

Therefore keeping this feature as optional may work fine but again it should be done on a testing basis for at least 1 or 2 month...because after testing only you will get to know the more types of use-case of problem interface of such a feature.

Thank you and Have a great day.

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That will be a good choice, but we need to consider that if we "die", we need an heir who can still access our account. So 2-factor authentication might be better than requiring everyone to use a finger sidebar.

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