XeriumLatest release: 1.0 ( 4th March 2021 ) 🔍 Last analysed 28th February 2022 . Can't send or receive bitcoins Not updated in a while
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The Analysis ¶
⚠️ Caution: This app claims to be self-custodial and claims to provide the 12-word seed phrase. We could not locate options pertaining to these. It held an ICO and required a sponsor ID when signing up. It also claims to support BTC, but the BTC address can only receive and convert to Xerium. It cannot send BTC.
Cryptocurrencies available to sell, buy, receive, hold, send, and swap:-
- Xeruim (XERM)
- Bitcoin (BTC)
- Ethereum (ETH)
- Tether (USDT)
- Litecoin (LTC)
The project claims that the private keys are stored solely on the device of the user.
Xerium is a high performance crypto coin offering cashback, rebates, gamification, crypto lending system and healthcare on a dedicated loyalty blockchain. Xerium aims to power 1 millions users by 2023
The project seems to have funded itself via an ICO.
The facebook account of the app is a personal profile.
Terms and Conditions
We noticed the app’s Terms and Conditions page is only one paragraph long:
FAQs: What is the Xerium coin?
It is an ERC 20 Token smart contract coin on Ethereum blockchain, purpose is to act as loyalty coin when ecommerce merchants
The app first requires registration with the following information: phone and email. They also required a mandatory field called a “Sponsor ID”. Which we searched for online.
Once we got in the app, we tried looking for the private keys or the 12-word seed phrase backup. We could not locate these options. Most of the options were focused on “commissions” and referrals relating to the ICO they held.
When we registered on the phone, we realized that we could sign in with the same credentials on their website. We believe that account information is retained on their end. There is a BTC wallet and it is possible to store BTC inside it. It can be converted to Xerium. Withdrawals and transfers can also only be via Xerium. We could not locate the send function for BTC. We were also not able to find the private key and the 12-word seed phrase that they claimed existed. We asked them on twitter @Xerium3 to verify.
Until proven otherwise, we had difficulty giving this app a verdict because it can receive and hold BTC. But it can only convert the BTC to Xerium. It functions as a limited BTC wallet that can receive, but not send.
The product can't send or receive BTC.
As part of our Methodology, we ask:Can it send and receive bitcoins? If not, we tag it No send/receive!
If it is for holding BTC but you can’t actually send or receive them with this product then it doesn’t function like a wallet for BTC but you might still be using it to hold your bitcoins with the intention to convert back to fiat when you “cash out”.
All products in this category are custodial and thus funds are at the mercy of the provider.
But we also ask:Was the product updated during the last year? If not, we tag it Stale!
Bitcoin wallets are complex products and Bitcoin is a new, advancing technolgy. Projects that don’t get updated in a year are probably not well maintained.
This verdict may not get applied if the provider is active and expresses good reasons for not updating the product.
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