Artery WalletGoogle Play
Our wallet review process
We examine wallets starting at the code level and continue all the way up to the finished app that lives on your device. Provided below is an outline of each of these steps along with security tips for you and general test results.
Application build test result
The Artery Network is based on devices (phones, computers) that allocate free memory and internet connection in the Artery Node product, providing decentralization to the Artery Storage and Artery VPN products.
Artery Network claims to be a decentralized product.
Upon signing in, you are provided with a seed phrase used for signing into your account. It is possible to add an existing wallet by typing the key phrase.
This raises concerns about where the company stores these keys, but it is addressed in the app’s FAQ:
The app doesn’t send your Seed-phrase and received keys to the company’s servers, so they are only stored on your device, in a special secure storage provided by your phone’s operating system.
As it claims to be “decentralized” and users are provided with keys, then we can assume this wallet is not custodial.
Additional Notes: The official website links to a Github repository on how to start a full node. There’s no source code for the app.
To further verify, we emailed their support and await their response.
Tests performed by Daniel Andrei R. Garcia
Do your own research
In addition to reading our analysis, it is important to do your own checks. Before transferring any bitcoin to your wallet, look up reviews for the wallet you want to use. They should be easy to find. If they aren't, that itself is a reason to be extra careful.