Blog posts

2020

Ripio Bitcoin Wallet: the new digital economy

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Ripio Bitcoin Wallet: the new digital economy does not claim to be non-custodial and looks much like an interface for an exchange. Neither can we find any source code.

Bcoiner - Free Bitcoin Wallet

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Bcoiner - Free Bitcoin Wallet does not share clear information it looks custodial and absent source code it is definitely not verifiable.

Coins.ph Wallet

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Coins.ph Wallet being a very broad product and not strongly focused on being a Bitcoin wallet does not emphasize being an actual wallet by our definition and even if it was, the lack of source code makes it impossible to verify this app.

UNSTOPPABLE - Bitcoin Wallet

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The latest version on Google Play is “0.12.0”. Lets see if that’s verifiable:

Mycelium Bitcoin Wallet

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Disclaimer: The authors of this project have contributed to Mycelium. Andreas Schildbach was so kind and independently tested and confirmed Mycelium’s verifiability here for a past version. Independent tests would be highly welcome!

SafeWallet - Buy Bitcoin/ETH/USDT, Crypto Wallet

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This app disappeared from Google Play! While this might be an accident, it sure is not inducing much confidence. We also checked their Twitter (last tweet was “Merry Christmas!”), their YouTube (no new videos in a year), their Telegram Group (scammers and spammers season since weeks if not months) and assume this app to be defunct for good.

Bitlish - crypto wallet

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This app is closing down its operation. It disappeard from Google Play, iTunes, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and on their website we read:

Binance Exchange - Crypto Trading

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This app appears to be an app interface for the Binance exchange and at first we cannot find anything indicating that there is also a non-custodial feature to this app.

Green: Bitcoin Wallet

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Here we test if version 3.3.5 is verifiable. See older reviews for more.

ABCore

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This app is a full node for Android, so running it on your phone is probably not recommended unless you have unlimited data and don’t mind your phone down- and uploading GBs of data at a time.

Pillar Wallet

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This app is not a Bitcoin wallet. Neither the description nor the website claim support of BTC and when installing it, you can find tokens with “Bitcoin” in their name that can be managed with this app but none of them actually is Bitcoin.

Moonshine

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This page was created by a script from the appId “com.kisswallet” and public information found here.

Bitcoin Wallet for COINiD

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This app does not reveal much information on Google Play but

COINiD Vault

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This page was created by a script from the appId “org.coinid.vault” and public information found here.

BlueWallet Bitcoin Wallet

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Blue Wallet was not verifiable before but the team suggested it might work with some added build instructions in this issue. Lets see …

AirGap Vault - Ethereum, Aeternity & Other Crypto

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We found this app reviewing AirGap Wallet. These two apps work in concert. AirGap Wallet does the communication to the web and AirGap Vault holds the private keys, ideally on a phone that doesn’t have internet. This is certainly an interesting approach.

2019

MAX-Wallet

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We find no mention of Bitcoin on the description or the website.

HandCash

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ILC / BTC Wallet

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The description talking about

Lunes Wallet - Lunes, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Buy BTC

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In the description we read:

Full Private Key Control - The wallet being decentralized means that Lunes does not have access to your cryptos, only you through the private key.

Satoshi Wallet App

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This project appears to be a parody on Bitcoin forks?

EBC Wallet

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The description of this app talks about how many coins it supports and mentions of KYC and give the impression it is a custodial service. Their website is currently down:

Crypto.com - Buy Bitcoin Now

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The description of this app is very much focused on the Visa Card they offer that you can top up with crypto currencies. This and the talk about earning interest on your holdings clearly sound like a custodial service.

PayWay Wallet

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This app looks like BitRefill in its features and also its property as a wallet: It’s not advertised as being a wallet but in the screenshots you see an available balance in crypto currencies, so it is also a wallet.

Bitrefill - Use Bitcoin to buy Gift Cards & Topups

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While the primary purpose of this app is to buy stuff with Bitcoin and it appears to be possible to use the app without putting money into it, the app also can hold a balance, so it appears to be a wallet. At least we take that from the screenshots.

Bitcoin Cash Register (BCH)

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This is a watch-only wallet according to their description:

Eclair Mobile

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This wallet has a really short description. Here it is in full:

Abra: Bitcoin, XRP, LTC

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The Google Play description certainly sounds like a custodial wallet:

Bitcoin Wallet by SpectroCoin

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This part of the wallet’s descriptions certainly sounds like a custodial app:

Exodus Crypto Wallet

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This app certainly sounds like it is non-custodial:

Bitcoin Wallet by Bitcoin.com

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Update: As it turns out, they organize their releases in branches and don’t use tags. At the current state of the project we would give them the benefit of the doubt: For now it looks at least like open source but version tags are missing!

Wallet of Satoshi

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This is a custodial wallet according to their website’s FAQ:

Electrum Bitcoin Wallet

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Electrum is around since 2011 in its various flavors and many projects came from this open source project.

Lite HD Wallet – Your Coin Base

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Update: This wallet shares no source code but was categorized as too small, which makes it irrelevant for some listings.

BitPay – Secure Bitcoin Wallet

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BitPay – Secure Bitcoin Wallet links to its source code on their Google Play app description.

DropBit: Bitcoin Wallet

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This wallet does not claim to be non-custodial - in fact it is custodial for lightning but lines like this in their FAQ sound like it is non-custodial for normal Bitcoin:

Bitcoin Wallet Blockchain

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The first lines of their description on Google Play are promising:

Paxful Bitcoin Wallet

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According to their Playstore description:

Cobo Wallet: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, XRP, XLM

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Cobo Wallet: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, XRP, XLM is at least primarily a custodial wallet and might have a non-custodial feature, too. The description is not very clear about this part but as there is no source code available, it cannot be checked anyway, which is why the verdict has to be: this wallet cannot be verified.

Xapo

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Xapo describes itself as a wallet:

Guarda Crypto Wallet: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin

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This wallet - com.crypto.multiwallet according to their applicationId, “Moxi wallet” according to the first sentence of their description on Google Play and “Guarda Wallet – for Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.” according to the app name -

Bitcoin Wallet - Airbitz

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Bitcoin Wallet - Airbitz claims to be non-custodial and open source but being the predecessor of Edge, it gets a bit confusing here as it points to the same website for its open source:

Coinbase – Buy & Sell Bitcoin. Crypto Wallet

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The Coinbase app, not to be confused with Coinbas Wallet is one of the top two Bitcoin “wallets” on Google Play but beyond the name, nothing indicates this app to be an actual wallet.

Historically Coinbase was an exchange and like almost all exchanges, they allowed to hold Bitcoins in trading accounts. Later the Android app was released and called a “wallet”.

(On another historical note, Brian Armstrong, a co-founder of Coinbase did release an actual Bitcoin Wallet back in June 2011. It was open source and downloaded the full blockchain to your phone.)

As the wallet setup does not involve a way to backup private keys, we assume those private keys are under the sole control of Coinbase, making it a custodial wallet or non-wallet.

Verdict: This app is not verifiable.