BitArk Tin Key
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
BitArk Tin Key’s homepage is no longer online. We’ll round up some of the claimed features which are described on its twitter account.
- Support most digital assets available in market including future digital currency issued by Country
Safe storage chip
- Only has erase function, without hardware read interface, unable to crack
- All data saved in circuit “Trusted storage area”
- Private key from truly random nonce in a physical chip
- Secure chip just has signature interface
- Develop protocol
- Develop SDK
- Open source code
- To store authentication certificate
- To save private key
The BitArk Tin Key is associated with the bitark.io exchange. This is evident in the cross-promotion between BitArk and Tinkey on their twitter and instagram accounts. Most of the activity from these accounts occured in 2018. The current bitark.io website does not refer to tinkey or to the exchange. The last Medium post of BitArk dated October 13, 2018, was specifying promotional procedures for its users which also involved receiving the device.
In order to give back to the community’s small partners, BITARK and Tinkey Wallet carry out the mining machine activities in the community. Anyone who is in the BITARK community can participate in this event. The specific rules are as follows:
Participate in the official BITARK thoughts:
- The number of ETH ≥ 5, you can get one Tinkey wallet;
We believe that this device has been discontinued a few months after its launch in the 2nd quarter of 2018. Its last tweet was dated October 25, 2018. Its last Instagram post was made in October 13, 2018. The url “tinkey.io” has not been archived in archive.org.
A picture of the device does not show a display interface. This picture also corroborates the fact that it was physically produced.
In some of its social media posts, we can see that it can be acquired by “donating some ETH”. Nevertheless, since the shop on its homepage is no longer available, it is safe to assume that the device is no longer in production.
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.