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Dinosaur HipHop Zero DIY Hardware Wallet

Latest release: 1.8.0 ( 25th February 2019 ) 🔍 Last analysed 29th April 2022 . Do-It-Yourself Project Not updated in a long time
5th March 2016

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The Analysis 

Product Description

DH7_DINOSAUR_HIPHOP_ZERO from gbg on Vimeo.


This do-it-yourself Trezor Clone used the Trezor-MCU archived code.

Build Instructions are available here.

Primary Components are:

  • Core205R module with STM32F205RGT6 MCU (1MB Flash)
  • OLED 2864 display module
  • DINOSAUR HIPHOP ZERO breakout pcb
  • Two buttons

Analysis

The DIY Dinosaur HipHop Zero DIY Hardware Wallet used outdated Trezor code last updated in 2019.

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Verdict Explained

This project is not meant for non-technical end users.

As part of our Methodology, we ask:

Is the product meant to be ready for use "out of the box"? If not, we tag it DIY

Many hardware wallet projects aim to be as transparent as possible by using only off-the-shelf hardware with an open design and open code. If the product reviewed is not available in an assembled form - if the user has to source his own hardware to then maybe solder and compile software to install on the device it falls into this category.

But we also ask:

Was the product updated during the last two years? If not, we tag it Obsolete!

Bitcoin wallets are complex products and Bitcoin is a new, advancing technolgy. Projects that don’t get updated in a long time are probably not well maintained. It is questionable if the provider even has staff at hands that is familiar with the product, should issues arise.

This verdict may not get applied if the provider is active and expresses good reasons for not updating the product.