Coinbase Wallet: NFTs & CryptoGoogle 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
Coinbase Wallet — Crypto Wallet & DApp Browser certainly sounds a lot like endorsed by the same Coinbase.but this is actually a second wallet
From their FAQ:
Wallet is a user-custodied digital currency wallet and DApp browser.
so for us the next step would be to find the source and reproduce the app …
On the same page there is a link to GitHub but none to the actual repository. Neither is there on the Playstore description.
Here is the list as we found it with the only three descriptions underlined in green, none of which sounds much like an Android wallet:
Tiny correction … some of the projects have empty READMEs.
So from the names, the only two repositories that might contain relevant code
CBHTTP, both of which contain a folder called
An Android app has an ID and this ID has to be referenced in its source code, so
at this point we search for this app’s ID
within the organization
which yields zero results.
Searching all of GitHub we do find the string
for example but as this is not linked by the company and two years old, we will
not try to build it to verify a recently updated app.
This is the point where we come to the verdict not verifiable given there is no public source code to build the app from.
Tests performed by Leo Wandersleb
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.