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99Pay

Latest release: 7.1.20 ( 31st May 2022 ) 🔍 Last analysed 26th December 2021 . Can't send or receive bitcoins
4.3 ★★★★★
654 ratings
2nd October 2021

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The Analysis 

(Analysis from Android review)

This is the payment app for the ride sharing app “99” which is popular in Brazil. 99 was bought by “Didi Chuxing”, the Chinese Ride Sharing giant.

Their details on Bitcoin section is not very explicit but for the lack of any inbound or outbound transactions being mentioned, we have to assume this app is only for what they talk about a lot - speculation on the price of bitcoin.

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Verdict Explained

The product can't send or receive BTC.

As part of our Methodology, we ask:

Can it send and receive bitcoins? If not, we tag it No send/receive!

If it is for holding BTC but you can’t actually send or receive them with this product then it doesn’t function like a wallet for BTC but you might still be using it to hold your bitcoins with the intention to convert back to fiat when you “cash out”.

All products in this category are custodial and thus funds are at the mercy of the provider.

The product cannot be independently verified. If the provider puts your funds at risk on purpose or by accident, you will probably not know about the issue before people start losing money. If the provider is more criminally inclined he might have collected all the backups of all the wallets, ready to be emptied at the press of a button. The product might have a formidable track record but out of distress or change in management turns out to be evil from some point on, with nobody outside ever knowing before it is too late.