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October 23, 2014, 03:22:00 PM
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Is there a wallet where you can keep your private keys safe yourself?
I like the idea of Trezor but wondered if we could use android for something similar?
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October 23, 2014, 03:27:28 PM
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Do you want a wallet to use everyday?
Or a secure way to store bitcoins for a long time?

In the later case, try my app "Deck Wallet":

https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=811397
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ecuamobi.deckwallet

It's completely safe as long as you shuffle enough the cards and keep them secure.

It doesn't have Internet permissions, you don't need to type anything (besides an optional password)
and it uses real-world entropy.

That means it's invulnerable to known issues such as private key stealing, key-loggers and random-number generation issues.


You can also try "Paper Wallet":
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.valle.btc

I haven't used it but it could be what you want.

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October 23, 2014, 03:31:00 PM
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you can try mycellium for android wallet.
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October 23, 2014, 03:31:43 PM
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Blockchain app for android, is the best one.
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October 23, 2014, 03:34:49 PM
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great these are all pretty good ideas thanks Smiley
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October 23, 2014, 03:38:29 PM
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If haven't tried anything else except blockchain.info and electrum wallet for andriod. These are the only two I trust. Electrum is a pain to setup and blockchain.info is real easy. I would setup a new blockchain.info account on android, not sharing the same account for desktop and mobile.
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October 23, 2014, 03:43:38 PM
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btw equamobi I want both I just bought 8 to invest but I want to keep 2 100% safe. I think I can work out how to do cold storage but do no fancy  it as it sounds like a pain to write down on paper lol.
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October 23, 2014, 03:57:09 PM
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Is your Android device secure? No back doors? How do you know?

For long-term storage, your private keys should not touch any device that can connect to the internet. Creating e.g. paper wallets on a livecd os without net access is an acceptable solution IMO, although you can get more paranoid than that still. I certainly wouldn't trust any mobile OS with long term storage.

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October 23, 2014, 04:06:55 PM
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I see. Its probably a good idea for sure... I just dont have such a device. What do you think of the new Trezor? Are they safe?
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October 23, 2014, 05:42:41 PM
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I see. Its probably a good idea for sure... I just dont have such a device. What do you think of the new Trezor? Are they safe?



Haven't tried the trezor, nor looked too much into it. Maybe someone else can answer that question better.

But if you have a laptop or desk computer where any wifi can be turned off via hardware switch, and use a well-known linux distro from a livecd, I'd consider that an acceptable level of safety.You're probably not being actively targeted by an adversary.

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October 23, 2014, 05:49:25 PM
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I think hive is better i have used Mycelium too but i'm gona go with hive on that.
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October 24, 2014, 12:14:21 AM
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Blockchain app for android, is the best one.
actually not a pure android wallet,just an interface for the online wallet

you can try wallet32 with trezor,nothing will be safer than that

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October 24, 2014, 01:48:26 AM
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I do not use Android wallet, just install the client on my computer.
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October 24, 2014, 01:55:58 AM
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Not sure how i would compare between one android wallet program to another but the safest thing to do is probably transfer enough/small amount of btc from your cold wallet to your phone.

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October 24, 2014, 10:05:30 AM
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No matter how secure your Android wallet is don't keep more than 1-2 bitcoins on it. For larger amounts use wallet/client on your computer which is safer than Android (assuming that you have an antivirus, firewall installed and updated).


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October 24, 2014, 10:20:12 AM
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No matter how secure your Android wallet is don't keep more than 1-2 bitcoins on it.
That's actually the only "correct" answer.
Assuming that you mean your smartphone or tablet when you're talking about Android, it's wise not to carry around a large sum.
Just the same as you wouldn't carry around large amounts of cash (i.e. banknotes) in your classical wallet.
Theft, loss, accidental tossing into the laundromat, you-name-it are all risks that you would want to avoid, software security aside.

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October 24, 2014, 12:26:47 PM
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I do not use Android wallet, just install the client on my computer.

And what client is that sir?
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