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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
This app does not hold Bitcoins but it allows to interact with Bitcoin wallets in that you can send to and receive from Bitcoin wallets but your balance is always in fiat.
The provider claims this wallet is non-custodial but …
Is Strike custodial?
No. Users never custody Bitcoin through Strike. Strike is the custodian of the fiat deposited onto the app. All fiat is FDIC-insured and users are free to withdraw these funds to their linked account at any time.
that sounds like a “custodial wallet”, doesn’t it? It’s not a Bitcoin wallet though. We could also go with “custodial” as all the funds are being held by the provider and it sure enough is promoted as a Bitcoin wallet. Please raise an issue on our GitLab if you feel strong about this verdict.
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.