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)
The original app description is translated from French. From the app’s Play Store page:
Dunia - The easiest way to transact.
Imagine an e-wallet that lets you send and receive money, save in-app with amazing interest rates, and do virtually all of your financial activities in one app. It is now possible with Dunia, the most reliable multi-service electronic wallet in West Africa!
- With our updated client app, Dunia users can:
- Send and receive funds from other Dunia users
- Increase their savings thanks to an interest rate of 8% with our savings account
- Make transparent payments in store using the QR Code.
- Recharge their digital wallet at all Dunia merchants in Ouagadougou.
Managing your daily financial transactions just got a whole lot easier. Our app is designed to be intuitive and accessible to all users. Download Dunia now!
The official website, duniapay.net, is down and inaccessible. While there is no information on who holds the private keys, the Terms of Service (found on the archived website) confirms that the providers can suspend a user’s access to their services.
Section 9, translated from French:
If you engage in any of the above acts and we learn of it, we will consider it a violation of these Terms and we may limit, suspend or otherwise terminate your access to our Platforms and use of our Services.
This app is custodial, and as such, not verifiable.
As this app was removed on iPhone and their Twitter account was closed, we advice extra caution.
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.