Baanxlatest release: 3.1.0 ( 7th September 2021 ) last analysed 15th November 2021 Custodial: The provider holds the keys
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Try out searching for "lost bitcoins", "stole my money" or "scammers" together with the wallet's name, even if you think the wallet is generally trustworthy. For all the bigger wallets you will find accusations. Make sure you understand why they were made and if you are comfortable with the provider's reaction.
The Analysis ¶
Baanx and CL Technologies bring the best of challenger banking and a crypto exchange together in one application. Baanx offers users a full Debit Card with cryptocurrency trading, full custody and secure crypto wallets.
- Send cryptocurrency instantly and free of charge to any user within the Baanx ecosystem.
- Send cryptocurrency to any of your friends and contacts - no need for public keys.
- Spend your cryptocurrency balance on a stylish gold CL Visa card in over 45 million merchants.
- Insured BitGo wallet solution up to $100 million to protect your digital currency.
- Secure customer authentication and user-focused features, such as freezing your card, put you in control.
- Move your Baanx tokens (BXX) with ease and let your assets work for you, enjoy receiving earnings from BXX staking.
Do you charge a user to open a crypto wallet?
All fully verified users can create cryptocurrency wallets at no cost or fees within the platform.
What cryptocurrencies can I purchase?
You can purchase Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple.
Baanx maintains full custody of the funds and User data/information which may be given to governmental authorities in the event of Account suspension/closure arising from fraud investigations, violation of law investigations or violation of these Terms.
Baanx is a custodial service making the app not-verifiable.
As the provider of this product holds the keys, verifiability of the product is not relevant to the security of the funds!
As part of our Methodology, we ask:Is the product self-custodial? If not, we tag it Custodial!
A custodial service is a service where the funds are held by a third party like the provider. The custodial service can at any point steal all the funds of all the users at their discretion. Our investigations stop there.
Some services might claim their setup is super secure, that they don’t actually have access to the funds, or that the access is shared between multiple parties. For our evaluation of it being a wallet, these details are irrelevant. They might be a trustworthy Bitcoin bank and they might be a better fit for certain users than being your own bank but our investigation still stops there as we are only interested in wallets.
Products that claim to be non-custodial but feature custodial accounts without very clearly marking those as custodial are also considered “custodial” as a whole to avoid misguiding users that follow our assessment.
This verdict means that the provider might or might not publish source code and maybe it is even possible to reproduce the build from the source code but as it is custodial, the provider already has control over the funds, so it is not a wallet where you would be in exclusive control of your funds.
We have to acknowledge that a huge majority of Bitcoiners are currently using custodial Bitcoin banks. If you do, please:
- Do your own research if the provider is trust-worthy!
- Check if you know at least enough about them so you can sue them when you have to!
- Check if the provider is under a jurisdiction that will allow them to release your funds when you need them?
- Check if the provider is taking security measures proportional to the amount of funds secured? If they have a million users and don’t use cold storage, that hot wallet is a million times more valuable for hackers to attack. A million times more effort will be taken by hackers to infiltrate their security systems.
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