D'CENT Biometric Wallet
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
Private keys can be created offline - ✔️
Private keys are created when creating a new wallet.
The process for initialization can be found on the D’CENT user guide:
Step 1. Select Language and Create Wallet
- Power on D’CENT Biometric Wallet
- Select Language
- Select “Create a Wallet”
Step 2. Register PIN and Fingerprint
- Register a new PIN
- Verify your PIN
- Register Fingerprint
- Verify Fingerprint
Step 3. Write down the recovery seeds
- Before you begin - What are recovery seeds
- Write down the recovery seeds
- Recovery seeds verification
Step 4. Completing the Intitial Setup
- Check for the latest Firmware
Private keys are not shared - ✔️
The device can connect via BlueTooth or USB to an Android or iOS app by the same developer.
Device displays receive address for confirmation - ✔️
The device has a 1.1 inch OLED display (128x128 pixels)
Interface - ✔️
The device has a large enough display to show the public address of the wallet as well as the keys. There are also buttons to help the user navigate the options in the device.
Code and Reproducibility
As with the associated mobile app, there are no outward claims that the D’CENT wallet is open source. While they do have several repositories on GitHub and one pertaining to their ‘Biometric Firmware’, these merely include images or bin files that have no build instructions or other information.
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.