(Fake) Chivo Wallet
latest release: 1.0 (
13th August 2021
21st August 2021
Not functioning anymore
(Actually "Chivo Wallet". For details read below.)
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Do your own research!
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 ¶
Update 2021-08-21: This app is no more.
This app pretends to be the hugely anticipated by the government of El Salvador but with no government website linking there and the app not claiming to have a website and the developer email being “just” some gmail address, we can assume this is a fake wallet.
We first heard about this app from this tweet.
This product went out of business ... or so. Read the analysis for details.
As part of our Methodology, we ask:Is the product still supported by the still existing provider? If not, we tag it Defunct!
Discontinued products or worse, products of providers that are not active anymore, are problematic, especially if they were not formerly reproducible and well audited to be self-custodial following open standards. If the provider hasn’t answered inquiries for a year but their server is still running or similar circumstances might get this verdict, too.
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