Thousands of wallets reviewed, and counting.
Our wallet analysis process requires running 17 separate tests across various categories. This might sound excessive, but our thinking is that every compromised wallet, whether it’s already popular or just released, has the potential to damage bitcoin’s reputation or discourage future users.
Learn more about our methodology.
21 of 6,115 wallets
All tests passed.
The project either does not require binaries or the binaries provided are provably generated from the source provided.
98 of 6,115 wallets
Build issues or source-code issues.
Although some code was provided, we could not verify that the binary provided was generated from it.
1,452 of 6,115 wallets
User only gets an IOU.
The provider might or might not hold BTC on behalf of the user.
169 of 6,115 wallets
User gets a non-transferable IOU.
The provider might or might not hold BTC on behalf of the user but the user is not able to transfer native BTC.
557 of 6,115 wallets
Missing source code.
The provider does not provide all the source code needed to compile the product.
99 of 6,115 wallets
Untrustworthy handling of keys.
The product by design requires the exposure of the keys to other potentially less secure systems or blindly signs on behalf of such less secure systems.
4,444 of 6,115 wallets
The product is not a BTC wallet, has little to no users, was not updated in a long time or is even defunct.
48 of 6,115 wallets
The product is an imitation of a popular product and very likely fraudulent.
810 of 6,115 wallets
Products we know we have to look into.
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