Bitpie-Universal Crypto WalletApp Store
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
(Analysis from Android review)
Update 2022-11-23: This app is available once more.
Update 2022-03-30: This app is not available anymore.
Update 2021-12-11: This app recently got very bad reviews, with people who lost funds. On the other hand we did review their hardware wallets, that might be out of stock but had recent firmware updates and are indeed reproducible.
This app has bold claims:
Bitpie Wallet is the world’s leading multi-chain wallet
Many apps we review, claim to have a unique position somehow. For now we just assume it claims to be a wallet.
Access to BitHD Cold wallet;
What exactly does that mean? access to cold wallet sounds like an oxymoron assuming a cold wallet is defined as one that is offline. (Update: As we later found out, they also provide hardware wallets:
In how far a bluetooth connected hardware wallet can be considered a “cold” wallet is debatable though, too. But they share that hardware wallet’s source code, too.)
Here there are the key words we want to read:
As a true decentralized wallet, your private key will never leave the device.
It is non-custodial. At least so they claim. Let’s see if it is reproducible …
In the description we find no link to their source code. On the website …
(The provider might want to change those download links “Google down” could be mistaken as the link being “down” as in “unavailable”.)
Unfortunately we cannot find any code for the Android wallet and thus have to give the verdict: not verifiable.
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.